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Professor Justin Coon


Professor Coon received a BSc degree (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, USA in 2000. In 2005, he completed a PhD in Communications at the University of Bristol.

Professor Coon held the position of Research Manager at Toshiba Research Europe Ltc. from 2010 – 2013, during which time he led all theoretical and applied research on the physical layer at TRL. Professor Coon joined the University of Oxford in 2013 as a University Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science and a Tutorial Fellow of Oriel College.

Professor Coon is the recipient of TRL’s Distinguished Research Award for his work on block-spread CDMA, aspects of which have been adopted as mandatory features in the 3GPP LTE Rel-8 standard.

Professor Coon is also the Technical Manager of the EU FP7 project DIWINE, has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2007 – 2013) and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013 – present). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Research Interests

Professor Coon’s research interests include communication theory, network theory, and signal processing.

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:

A theorem on the asymptotic outage behavior of fixed-gain amplify-and-forward relay systems, Coon, J.P., IEEE Communications Letters, 18:9, 2014, pp. 1567-1570.

Modelling trust in random wireless networks, Coon J.P., 2014, 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, ISWCS 2014 – Proceedings, 6933495, pp. 976-981.

Connectivity in dense networks confined within right prisms, Coon, J.P., Georgiou, O., Dettmann, C.P., 2014, 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014, 6850357, pp. 628-635.

OFDM-based nonlinear fixed-gain amplify-and-forward relay systems: Ser optimization and experimental testing, Simmons, D., Halls, D., Coon, J.P., EuCNC 2014 – European Conference on Networks and Communications, 6882670.

Outage probability of amplify-and-forward relay networks employing maximum ratio combining and transmit antenna selection in heterogeneous channels, Bocus, M.Z., Coon, J.P., Wang, S.,  IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 6966103.

Connectivity of confined 3D networks with anisotropically radiating nodes, Georgiou, O., Dettmann, C.P., Coon, J.P., IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2014, 13:8, pp. 4534-4546.

Network connectivity: Stochastic vs. deterministic wireless channels, Georgiou, O., Dettmann, C.P., Coon, J.P., 2014, IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014, 6883298, pp. 77-82.