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Chintha Tellambura



Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Me

Chintha Tellambura received his BSc degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (with first-class honors) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 1986, and his MSc degree in Digital Electronics from the University of London, U.K., in 1988. In 1993, he received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Victoria (1993–1994) and the University of Bradford (1995–1996). He served as a lecturer (January 1997–December 1998) and a senior lecturer (January 1999–June 2002) with Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, before joining the University of Alberta as an Associate Professor (July 2002–June 2006), where he is now a Professor. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the University of Alberta Killam Professor for 2010–2011.


Research Interests

His research interests include cognitive radios, detection and estimation, diversity and fading countermeasures, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, multiuser communications, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), and relay-assisted/cooperative communications.

Current Research

  • Two-way relay networks
  • Cognitive radios
  • MIMO systems
  • OFDM