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Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, 2015

Visiting address: Inst. för Elektrovetenskap, Lund University, Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ole Römers väg 3
Web page: http://www.eit.lth.se/

Contact person: Professor Fredrik Tufvesson, phone: +46 (0)46 222 46 29.
Member of SASNET’s board for the period 2013-15. More information.

Collaboration with South Asia

Professor Fredrik Tufvesson defended his doctoral thesis titled ”Design of Wireless Communication Systems – Issues on Synchronization, Channel Estimation and Multi-Carrier Systems” at the department in 2000. He is now working mostly on channel measurements and modeling for MIMO- and UWB systems, but his research interests also include channel estimation and synchronization problems for wireless communication, especially for wireless OFDM systems.
He is in charge of the International Masters programme in Wireless Communications, a popular programme that hosts a relatively large group of South Asian students every year.

A few years back, a collaboration project was on the way to be established between the department and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India. The collaboration project received financial support from the Swedish International Programme Office for Education and Training (Internationella programkontoret) in the form of a Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme grant. The grant was first given in March 2007, for exchange activities involving sending teachers and students both ways from 2007-08. More information about the Linnaeus Palme grants 2007.

In May 2009, the Ambassador of India to Sweden, Mr. Balkrishna Shetty visited the department as part of a one-day visit to Lund University (fully organised by SASNET). He met with Prof. Ove Edfors, and the Indian second year Masters student Srikanth Gopal, studying in the MSc programme on Wireless Communications (see above). More information about the Ambassador’s visit.

The department keeps informal research contacts in the area of wireless communication with a former PhD student, Shurjeel Wyne who works as Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Programme scholarship

A large number of Indian students, PhD candidates, post-docs and academic staff came to Lund University during the academic year 2009-10, as scholarship holders through the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window mobility programme Lot 15, coordinated by Lund University. This programme was announced in 2008, and out of a total mobility of 320 persons, 53 Indian students, researchers and academic staff were selected to come specifically to Lund University. More information about the EMECW programme.

Dr. Sushmita Ruj (photo), originally hailing from Durgapur Steel City, was selected to work as a Post Doc Fellow at the Dept. of Electrical and Information Technology for a year. She came from the Cryptology Research group, Applied Statistics Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata, India, where she defended her PhD in 2009 on a thesis about applications of combinatorial designs to key predistribution. Her main areas of research interest are Combinatorics, Cryptology, Coding theory and Graph Theory. More specifically she works in combinatorial designs, key management, and Network security. She has been involved in a project on cryptanalysis of stream ciphers.
After the year in Lund, working with Prof. Thomas Johansson, Sushmita moved to Canada, but after two years of post-doc work at University of Ottawa, she returned to Kolkata and again joined ISI in May 2013. She is now working as Assistant Professor in the Cryptology Research Group.
In October 2013, SASNET deputy director Lars Eklund visited Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, invited by Dr. Ruj but also meeting the ISI Director, Professor Bimal Kumar Roy (photo to the left).
Prof. Roy enthusiastically informed about the many international collaboration projects ISI has with foreign universitites, epecially with France, but also mentioned that during the period 2002-05, he was personally involved in a collaboration with Thomas Johansson and EIT, Lund University. Prof. Johansson even came to Kolkata for a period.
ISI a unique institution funded by the central government, devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. It was founded in 1931 by the legendary Professor P.C. Mahalanobis, and the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. Read Lars’ report from ISI.

South Asian PhD candidates

PhD candidate Taimoor Abbas from Pakistan received his B.Sc. degree in Math and Physics from University of the Punjab in 2004, M.Sc. degree in Electronics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2006 and M.S degree in Wireless Communications from Department of EIT Lund University, Sweden in 2009. He has been with Ericsson research (November 2008 to April 2009) for his Master Thesis titled ‘Multi-Model Approach for System Identification in Digital Communications Receivers’.
He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled ”Measurement Based Channel Characterization and Modeling for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications” on Monday 24 February 2014. Abbas came to Sweden as a scholarship holder funded by the Pakistani Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Abstract: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication is a challenging but fast growing technology that has potential to enhance traffic safety and efficiency. It can also provide environmental benefits in terms of reduced fuel consumption. The effectiveness and reliability of these applications highly depends on the quality of the V2V communication link, which rely upon the properties of the propagation channel. Therefore, understanding the properties of the propagation channel becomes extremely important. This thesis aims to fill some gaps of knowledge in V2V channel research by addressing four different topics. Read more…

PhD candidate Rohit Chandra from India defended his doctoral dissertation entitled ”Antennas, Wave Propagation, and Localization in Wireless Body Area Networks” on Tuesday 4 March 2014. Chandra had his Masters degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
Abstract: A network of communicating wireless devices that are implantable, wearable or within close proximity of a human body is called wireless body area network (WBAN). The propagation channels for the devices in the WBAN are either through the body or over the body. This results in the attenuation and the absorption of electromagnetic waves radiated by the antenna of these devices due to the lossy tissues of the body. With a proper antenna and knowledge of the signal loss between the devices in the WBAN, a reliable wireless link can be designed. This thesis presents the investigations done for the antennas, wave propagation, and localization for various applications of these networks. Read more…