Emil Björnson was born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1983. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Mathematics from Lund University, Sweden, in 2007. He received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from the Department of Signal Processing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2011. From 2012 to July 2014, he was a joint postdoc at the Large Networks and Systems Group (LANEAS), Supélec, Paris, France, and the Department of Signal Processing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the tenure-track at the Division of Communication Systems at Linköping University, Sweden.
His research interests include multi-antenna cellular communications, massive MIMO techniques, radio resource allocation, green energy efficient systems, and network topology design. The research builds upon theoretical tools from random matrix theory, estimation theory, signal processing, convex optimization, and multi-objective optimization. He is the first author of the book “Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems” published in Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, 2013. He is also dedicated to reproducible research and has made a large amount of simulation code publically available.
Dr. Björnson has received 4 best paper awards (as first author or co-author) for novel research on optimization and design of multi-cell multi-antenna communications: 2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2014 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), and 2009 International Conference on Wireless Communications & Signal Processing (WCSP).