Dr. David Grace
MEng, DPhil (York) MIEEE MIET
Senior Research Fellow, Head of Communications Research Group, Co-Director of York - Zhejiang Lab for Cognitive Radio and Green Communications, Guest Professor Zhejiang University
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2396
Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2335
Research Area: Communications Group
Areas of Expertise: Cognitive Networking, Cognitive Radio, High Altitude Platform Systems , Radio Resource Management, Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks, Wireless Systems
Cognitive radio and cognitive networking for mixed wireless systems.
Radio resource management in general including, dynamic spectrum sharing and coexistence, application of economics to spectrum assignment, and distributed dynamic channel assignment, including specialist knowledge of their application to High Altitude Platforms and wireless ad hoc networks.
System level design, interference studies and mitigation techniques for mixed wireless systems, incorporating current and future standards, including 3G (WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, cdma2000), IEEE802.22, IEEE802.16 (WiMAX), and IEEE802.11x (WiFi).
Propagation modelling at cellular and mm-wave frequencies.
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Outside Positions of Responsibility
WUN CogCom Liaison Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks
Vice-Chair for SIG Cognitive Green Communications part of IEEE Technical Sub-Committee on Green Communications and Computing
Chair of WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium
COST 297 - HAPCOS
WG1 'Radio Communications'
MATLAB, OPNET modelling, C, Maple, UNIX system administration.
|1999: ||DPhil on Distributed Dynamic Channel Assignment for the Wireless Environment, University of York. |
|1989 - 1993: ||MEng Electronic Systems Engineering, University of York. First Class Honours, sponsored by BT. |
|Oct 2009 - ||Senior Research Fellow (Senior Staff Grade), University of York. |
|Oct 2004 - Sept 2009: ||Senior Research Fellow, University of York. |
|June 1999 - Sept 2004: ||Research Fellow, University of York. |
|1994 - June 1999: ||Research Assistant, University of York. |
|1989 - 1993: ||Placements with BT, including 6 months at BT Labs. |
Former Director of SkyLARC Technologies Ltd.
Supervisor to several MSc, MPhil and PhD students in the group with common research interests.
Current supervisees: Elizar, RuoFan Jin, Aizat Ramli, Yunbo Han, Qiyang Zhao, Abdul Karim Oloyede, Hang Ren, Selahattin Kosunalp (2nd Supervisor), Lawal Mohammed Bello (2nd Supervisor), Abimbola Fisusi, Sinan Nuuman, Salahedin Rehan, Nils Morozs (2nd Supervisor).
Former supervisees: Kunyoung Lee, Meng Fei Yang, Hai Bin Li, Tao Jiang, Bo Han, Jian Qiu (2nd Supervisor), Jingxin Chen, Pairoj Likitthanasate, YuMing Lu, , Yiming Liu, Guanhua Chen, Charles Thomas MmaryZhiyu Peng, Zhe Yang, Yang Zhang, Konstantinos Katzis, Konstantinos Akelestos, Linjun Dong, Zijun Zhao, Maninder Jeet Kaur (1 year visiting student).
Current and Recent Long-term Visitors
Xianfu Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Dr Konstantinos Katzis, European University Cyprus
Siavash Bayat, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr Minjian Zhao, Zhejiang University, China
Dr Yong Xi, National University of Defense Technology, China
Ludek Subrt, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Robert Urban, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Shufeng Li, National University of Defence Technology, China
Mohamed Elsokkary, University of Cairo, Egypt
Ongoing and Previous Projects and Activities
- FP7 ABSOLUTE: Aerial Base Stations with Opportunistic Links for Unexpected & Temporary Events. An integrated project that is extending the capability of of LTE-A to cover disaster scenarios and other temporaray events. Workpackage Leader for Cognitive Radio aspects. October 2012 - September 2015
- FP7 BuNGee: Broadband Next Generation Access. A European project that is looking at use of cooperative MIMO and cognitive radio, capable of creating self-organising backhaul networks. January 2010 - June 2012.
- MOD Competition of Ideas Project 'Cognitive Routing for Tactical Ad Hoc Networks'. Principal Investigator for the project that is looking at cognitive radio and cognitive networking aspects. October 2007 - September 2008.
- The Use of Licensed Exempt Spectrum for frequencies above 30GHz (Ofcom). Consortium based project that includes: Quotient Associates and Indepen. The activity took place August-September 2006.
- Nominated researcher for NEWCOM an FP6 Network of Excellence. I take part in the Department A activities on Ad Hoc Networks. The 18-month activity commenced in March 2004.
- Spectral efficiency and system capacity evaluation of ad hoc and cellular communications networks which use MIMO (Radio Communications Agency). Consortium based project that includes University of Bristol, BTexact, Toshiba, and York EMC Services. The project took place May 2003 - March 2004.
- FLOWS - A European Framework 5 project ( January 2002 - December 2004) examining 4th Generation communications networks. I was part of the team evaluating the convergence benefits of different architectures and broadband standards in different usage scenarios. I acted as day-to-day project manager for York's aspects.
- Distributed Dynamic Channel Assignment for Tactical Communications (DERA) - project over 4 years, examining DCA techniques for future military multimedia communications. Schemes extensively modelled in both OPNET and MATLAB.
- FP7 ABSOLUTE: Aerial Base Stations with Opportunistic Links for Unexpected & Temporary Events. An integrated project that is extending the capability of of LTE-A to cover disaster scenarios and other temporaray events. Includes practical trials of aerial platform based technologies. October 2012 - September 2015
- Principal Scientific Officer for the 3-year FP6 CAPANINA Project that started in November 2003. Responsible for the project's technical programme. The project is investigating broadband delivery from several types of aerial platform network. The project has 14 industrial/academic partners spread across 7 European countries and Japan. CAPANINA is the follow-on to the Framework 5 HeliNet Project (see below).
- USEHAAS - FP6 Specific Support Action to determine the research strategy for future aeronautical development of high altitude platforms. The 18-month project commenced in March 2005.
- COST 297 - on High Altitude Platforms and Other Services - Chair of WG1 Radio Communications. This 4-year activity commenced in 2005.
- A project supported by BNSC (with SkyLARC Technologies and BTexact) looking at the implications of V-band on HAP systems that was completed in July 2003. This work included evaluating the spectral efficiency of multiple platform configurations.
- The European Framework 5 project HeliNet (January 2000 - March 2003), where I acted as project manager for the broadband communications aspects. The research included system level design tradeoffs and resource allocation strategies in providing multimedia services to urban users in the mm-wave bands.
- Propagation Modelling for Land Mobile Radio (DERA) - ray tracing techniques to model propagation in urban areas. Examined the effect of database inaccuracies on output results.
- Clock Recovery for Giga-Bit LANs (British Aerospace) - advised on the most appropriate techniques for passive star fibre LANs.
Technical Committee Memberships
IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks
IEEE Technical Sub-Committee on Green Communications and Computing
WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium
WG Chair of COST 297 - HAPCOS
IEEE Satellite and Space Committee
Ofcom Fixed Service Task Group
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