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Dr Chao Xu


Research interests

  • Index modulation,
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces,
  • Optical wireless and quantum communications

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Dr Chao Xu received PhD in wireless communications from the University of Southampton in 2015.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer with Next Generation Wireless Research Group, University of Southampton.

His research interests include index modulation, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, optical wireless and quantum communications.

He was recipient of the Best M.Sc. Student in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks by the IEEE Communications Society (United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Chapter) in 2009.

He was also the recipient of 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad and 2017 Dean's Award, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, the University of Southampton.

In 2023, he was awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) GlobalPostdoctoral Fellowships with the highest evaluationscore of 100/100.