Communication Systems

Dr. Navid Nikaein

450 Route des Chappes - CS 50193



EURECOM ( is a research and teaching institute located in the Sophia Antipolis Technopole in the South of France. EURECOM’s research activity focuses on 3 domains which have led to the creation of three research departments: Networking and Security, Multimedia Communications, and Communication Systems. EURECOM has an approximate budget of 10.2 million Euros of which 5.2 million are from research contracts. It has some 150 employees among which 126 are scientists (25 professors, 26 engineers, 75 PhD. students).

The Communication Systems Department has its focus on digital signal processing for communication systems, information theory, 4th and 5th generation cellular radio systems, wireless protocols, mobile adhoc/mesh networks, software radios, and SW and HW prototyping. In addition to fundamental research, the department has strong expertise in both open-architecture multi-way real-time radio platforms ( and radio access network cloudification, coordination, and orchestration for use in publicly-funded research projects aiming at demonstrating innovations at all protocols layers (RF to applications).