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Part of the TOUCAN research programme will be conducted at the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM) in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

IDCOM is internationally renowned for its contributions to signal processing and wireless communications.   IDCOM is part of a Joint Research Institute (JRI) with Heriot-Watt, and academics from this JRI have recently secured an EPSRC platform grant in Digital Signal Processing (EP/J015180/1), plus a programme grant as part of a strategic partnership between DSTL and EPSRC (EP/K014277/1).

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Professor Harald Haas – Chair of Mobile Communications

Professor Haas received his PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2001.  He currently holds the Chair of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh, and is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of pureLiFi Ltd as well as the Director of the LiFi Research and Development Center at the University of Edinburgh.  His main research interests are in optical wireless communications, hybrid optical wireless and RF communications, spatial modulation, and interference coordination in wireless networks.  He first introduced and coined spatial modulation and LiFi.  LiFi was listed among the 50 best inventions in TIME Magazine 2011.