The University of Southampton

Prof. Lajos Hanzo

Prof. Lajos HanzoLajos Hanzo, received his Masters degree in electronics in 1976 and his Doctorate in 1983 from the Technical University of Budapest. In 2010 he was awarded the university's highest honour, namely the Honorary Doctorate "Doctor Honaris Causa". Since 1986 he has been with the University of Southampton, UK and in 2004 he was awarded the Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree. During his 36-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been a member of academic staff in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he currently holds the Chair in Telecommunications and he is head of the Communications Research Area. He is also a Chaired Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Lajos Hanzo has co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books totalling about 10 000 pages on mobile radio communications, and published 1200+ research papers and book chapters at IEEE Xplore. He has also organised and chaired major IEEE conferences, such as WCNC'2006, WCNC'2009, VTC'2011, presented Tutorial/overview lectures at international conferences. He presented a number of named lectures and keynotes.

Lajos is also an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of both the Communications Society and the Vehicular Society as well as a Fellow of both the IEEE and the IEE/IET, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). He is acting as a Governor of the IEEE VTS as well as of ComSoc. Lajos is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press. He has been awarded a number of distinctions, most recently the IEEE Wireless Technical Committee Achievement Award (2007), the IET Sir Monti Finniston Achievement Award across all disciplines of engineering (2008) and an Honorary Doctorate of the Technical University of Budapest (2010). His most recent paper awards are: WCNC'2007 in Hong Kong, ICC'2009 Dresden and ICC'2010 Cape Town.

Currently he heads an academic research team working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications aiming for flawless telepresence, supported by rich three-dimensional audio/video communications. His research is sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to and

My Recent Keynote Lectures:

Jan.  2010, Chennaincc, Indian.
Sept. 2010, Zadar, Croatia.
May   2010, Taipei, Taiwan.
May   2010, Taipei, Taiwan.
Mar.  2011, Quintana-roo,Mexico.
May   2011, Budapest, Hungary.
Sept. 2011, San Francisco, US.
Oct.  2011, Budapest, Hungary.
Apr.  2012, Poznań, Poland.
May   2012, Rome,   Italy.
Aug.  2012, Bucharest, Romania. http://www.eusipco2012./program_keynote_speakers.php#2
Oct.  2012, Paphos,  Cyprus.
May   2013, Casablanca, Morocco.
Jul.  2013, Sardinia, Italy.
Oct.  2013, Lyon, France.
Nov.  2013, Bologna, Italy.
Feb.  2014, Kanpur,  Indian.
May   2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
Oct.  2014, Hefei, China.
Oct.  2014, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Dec.  2014, Birmingham, UK.

 My Recent Feature Articles:

L. Hanzo, H. Haas, S. Imre, D.O'Brien, M. Rupp, and L. Gyongyosi, Wireless myths, realities, and futures: From 3g/4g to optical and 
quantum wireless, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.~100, pp.~1853 --1888, 13 2012, Invited Paper in the Centennial Issue

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L. Hanzo, M. El-Hajjar, O. Alamri: Near-Capacity Wireless Transceivers and Cooperative Communications in the MIMO Era:

Evolution of Standards, Waveform Design, and Future Perspectives Proceedings of the IEEE Volume 99, Issue 8, 2011, pp 1343 - 1385


R. Zhang, L. Hanzo, A Unified Treatment of Power-efficient Superposition Coding Aided Communications: Theory and Practice,

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: 13 , Issue: 3 Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 503 - 520


N. Nasruminallah, L. Hanzo: Near-Capacity H.264 Multimedia Communications Using Iterative Joint Source-Channel Decoding

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: 14 , Issue: 2 Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 538 - 564

M. Butt, S-X. Ng, L. Hanzo: Self-Concatenated Code Design and its Application in Power-Efficient Cooperative Communications

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: PP , Issue: 99 Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 1 - 26

L. Wang, L. Hanzo: Dispensing with Channel Estimation: Differentially Modulated Cooperative Wireless Communications

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: PP , Issue: 99 Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 1 - 22

S. Sugiura, S. Chen, L. Hanzo: A Universal Space-Time Architecture for Multiple-Antenna Aided Systems Communications

Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: 14 , Issue: 2, Year 2012 , Page(s): 401 - 420

S. Sugiura, S. Chen, L. Hanzo: MIMO-Aided Near-Capacity Turbo Transceivers: Taxonomy and Performance versus Complexity

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: 14 , Issue: 2 Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 421 - 442

S-H. Won; L. Hanzo: Initial Synchronisation of Wideband and UWB Direct Sequence Systems: Single- and Multiple-Antenna Aided Solutions

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Volume: 14 , Issue: 1 Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 87 - 108

N. Bonello, S. Chen, Hanzo: Low-Density Parity-Check Codes and Their Rateless Relatives Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE

Volume: 13 , Issue: 1 Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 3 - 26

H. Chen, R. G. Maunder, and L. Hanzo: A Survey and Tutorial on Low-Complexity Turbo Coding Techniques and a Holistic Hybrid ARQ Design Example,

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Early access, Publication Year: 2013.

M. D. Renzo, H. Haas, A. Ghrayeb, S. Sugiura and L. Hanzo: Spatial Modulation for Generalized MIMO: Challenges, Opportunities and Implementation,

Proceedings of the IEEE, 2013. 

P. Botsinis, S. X. Ng and L. Hanzo: Quantum Search Algorithms, Quantum Wireless, and a Low-Complexity Maximum Likelihood Iterative

Quantum Multi-User Detector Design, IEEE Access, 2013

A. S. Esguevillas, B. Carro, G. Camarillo, M. G. Martin, Y. B. Lin and L. Hanzo: IMS: The New Generation of Internet-Protocol-Based

Multimedia Services, Proceedings of the IEEE, 2013

H. A. Ngo and L. Hanzo:Hybrid Automatic-Repeat-reQuest Systems for Cooperative Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2013

M. El-Hajjar and L. Hanzo: A Survey of Digital Television Broadcast Transmission Techniques, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2013

M. El-Hajjar and L. Hanzo: EXIT Charts for System Design and Analysis, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2013

P. Yang, M. Di Renzo, Y. Xiao, S. Li, L. Hanzo: Design Guidelines for Spatial Modulation, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2014.

P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, S.X. Ng, L. Hanzo: Low-Complexity Soft-Output Quantum-Assisted Multiuser Detection for Direct-Sequence Spreading and Slow Subcarrier-Hopping Aided SDMA-OFDM Systems, IEEE Access, 2014.

D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, S.X. Ng, L. Hanzo: Quantum-Assisted Routing Optimization for Self-Organizing Networks, IEEE Access, 2015.

I. K. Mohammad, S. Sugiura, S. Chen and L. Hanzo: Unified MIMO-multicarrier designs: a space-time shift keying approach, IEEE Communications Tutorials and Surveys, 2014.

Y. K. Huo, C. Hellge, T. Wiegand, L. Hanzo: A Tutorial and Review on Inter-Layer FEC Coded Layered Video Streaming, IEEE Communications Tutorials and Surveys, 2014.

P. Botsinis, D. Alanis, Z. Babar, S.X. Ng, L. Hanzo: Non-Coherent Quantum Multiple Symbol Differential Detection for Wireless Systems, IEEE Access, 2015.

D. Alanis, P. Botsinis, Z. Babar, S.X. Ng, L. Hanzo: Non-Dominated Quantum Iterative Routing Optimization for Wireless Multihop Networks, IEEE Access, 2015.


  My recently organized conferences:

1. ICC'13 Budapest(Conference Summary)

2. VTC'11S Budapest

3. WCNC'09 Budapest