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Professor Justin Coon


Dr Justin Coon is Emmott Fellow in Engineering Science at Oriel College and Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He teaches several modules on communication theory and systems in the undergraduate Engineering Science course at Oxford.

Research Interests

Dr Coon’s research interests lie in the fields of information theory and digital / wireless communications. He has published more than 200 papers in IEEE and APS journals and conferences and is a named inventor on more than 40 patents. He has served as an Editor for several IEEE journals and has chaired or co-chaired several IEEE conferences. Dr Coon is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). He also provides expert advice to businesses and in matters of intellectual property litigation.

Selected Publications

Professor Coon has published in excess of 80 papers in leading international journals and conferences, and is a named inventor on more than 30 patents. Papers include:

  • M.-A. Badiu and J. P, Coon, “Structural complexity of one-dimensional random geometric graphs,” IEEE Trans. Info. Theory, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 794-812, Feb. 2023.
  • Z. Wang, M.-A. Badiu, and J. P, Coon, “On the value of information and mean squared error for noisy Gaussian models,” IEEE Commun. Lett., vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 2023-2026, Sep. 2022.
  • Z. Wang, M.-A. Badiu, and J. P, Coon, “A framework for characterising the value of information in hidden Markov models,” IEEE Trans. Info. Theory, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 5203-5216, Aug. 2022.
  • S. Cho, T. C. Sykes, J. P. Coon, and A. A. Castrejón-Pita, “Electrophoretic molecular communication with time-varying electric fields,” Nano Commun. Netw., 31, 100381, 2022.
  • F. Yarkin and J. P. Coon, “Set partition modulation,” IEEE Trans. Wirel. Commun., vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 7557-7570, Nov. 2020.
  • D. Hedges, J. P. Coon, and G. Chen, “A continuum model for route optimisation in large-scale inhomogeneous multi-hop wireless networks,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 1058-1070, Feb. 2020.
  • M.-A. Badiu and J. P. Coon, “Communication through a large reflecting surface with phase errors,” IEEE Wireless Commun. Lett., vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 184-188, Feb. 2020.