Stephen Hanly Professor, Macquarie University

Stephen Hanly

Department of Electronic Engineering
Building E6A, Room 238
Macquarie University
North Ryde 2109 NSW

T: + 61 2 9850 4243
E: stephen.ha(ignorethisbit)

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Research Interests

Hanly's recent work has been on beamforming in cellular systems. His research interests include:

  • the fundamental limits of communications (Shannon theory)
  • statistical signal processing
  • stochastic modelling
  • optimisation of wireless communication networks.

His current research projects are focused on next-generation cellular systems including femtocells, heterogeneous networks, and cooperating base stations (Coordinated Multipoint).


Stephen Hanly received a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from the University of Western Australia, and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1994 from Cambridge University, UK. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Post-doctoral member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. From 1996-2009 he was at the University of Melbourne, and from 2010-2011 he was at the National University of Singapore. He now holds the CSIRO-Macquarie University Chair in Wireless Communications at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has been Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and is presently Guest Editor for the Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, special issue on recent advances in optimization techniques in Wireless Communication Networks. In 2005 he was the technical co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory held in Adelaide, Australia. He was a co-recipient of the best paper award at the IEEE Infocom 1998 conference, and the 2001 Joint IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Information Theory Society best paper award, both for his work with Professor David Tse (Berkeley). His research interests are in the areas of information theory, signal processing, and wireless networking.