Professor Simon Cotton
Professor Simon Cotton is a world leading expert in the areas of wireless channel characterisation and modelling
Professor Cotton is the Director of the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI). He received the B.Eng. degree in electronics and software with first class honours from the University of Ulster, Ulster, U.K., in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K., in 2007.
Since graduating, Professor Cotton has worked as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Lecturer then Reader at Queen's University Belfast in the area of Wireless Communications.
Among Professor Cotton's research interests are millimetre-wave technologies for cellular communications and novel applications of short-range radio systems. His other research interests include radio channel characterization and modelling for device-to-device and body centric communications as well as the simulation of wireless channels. Professor Cotton’s contribution to research is extensive. He has authored and co-authored over 140 publications in major IEEE/IET journals and refereed international conferences, two book chapters and two patents.
Awards and Recognition
In April 2010 he was awarded a highly prestigious five year Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to investigate next generation body centric communications. The RAEng Research Fellowship was hosted within the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), Queen’s University of Belfast. In July 2010, he was awarded the H.A. Wheeler Prize by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for the best applications journal paper in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2009. In July 2011, he was awarded the Sir George Macfarlane Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his technical and scientific attainment since graduating from his first degree in engineering. Professor Cotton was the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize from the Leverhulme Trust, UK in November 2011.