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Research interests

My current research is in RF and Wireless Communications Security. I am currently exploring RF-Cyber Physical Security Techniques based on Supervised Machine Learning (ML), Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Demodulation Free Random Access (DFRA) for secure RF transmission and more importantly (i) localisation, (ii) identification, and (iii) classification of RF attacks and threats, for the SWAN project.
The SWAN research that I undertake, although focussed mainly on the PHY Layer and MAC Layer, is highly interdisciplinary and a strong focus on RF (active and passive circuits) design for the SWAN transceiver as well as advanced signal processing and  machine learning algorithms for RF cyber-physical, i.e. MAC-PHY security.
At heart, I am still a power amplifier design engineer. My other research interests are in (i) RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuits) design, (ii) filter design, (iii) microwave design, (iv) RF-MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), (v) antenna design, (vi) signal processing, (vii) massive MIMO, (viii) beamfroming, (ix) non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), and (vi) optimisation algorithms for stochastic processes.

External positions

Research Associate 5G DRIVE EU-H2020, University of Kent

Mar 2019Apr 2020

Ph.D. Research Assistant RAPID 5G EU-Japan H2020, University of Kent

Dec 2014Mar 2019

Senior Engineer 3 Power Amplifier & RF Hardware Applications, Qualcomm

Sep 2014Dec 2014

RF Systems Design Engineer, Samsung Telecommunications America, Richardson, TX

Apr 2013Dec 2013

RF Design Engineer 2, Skyworks Solutions, Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb 2011Feb 2013

R&D Engineering Intern RF Power Amplifier, Nokia Siemens Networks

May 2010Aug 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Dallas

Jan 2010May 2010

R&D Engineering Intern RF Power Amplifier, Nokia Siemens Networks

May 2009Aug 2009

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SWAN (Secure Wireless Agile Networks) EPSRC Prosperity Partnership

Beach, M. A., Chin, W. H., Morris, K. A., Hilton, G., Armour, S. M. D., Haine, J. L., Rogoyski, A., Wales, S. W., Zhu, Z., Watkins, G. T., Cappello, T., Kalokidou, V., Arabi, E., Nair, M., Ma, J., Wilson, S., Ozan, S. H. O. & Prior, R. E.


Project: Research

Research Output

Exploiting Low Complexity Beam Allocation in Multi-User Switched Beam Millimeter Wave Systems

Nair, M., Wang, J., Leiba, Y., Zhu, H., Gomes, N. J. & Wang, K., 17 Dec 2018, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 2894 - 2903 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    3D Beamforming for 5G Millimeter Wave Systems Using Singular Value Decomposition and Particle Swarm Optimization Approaches

    Alluhaibi, O., Nair, M., Hazzaa, A., Mihbarey, A. & Wang, J., Oct 2018, p. 15-19.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

    D321 Report on Beam Steerable Directive Antennas

    Nair, M., Leiba, Y., Steeg, M., Stohr, A., Gomes, N. J., Yonemoto, N., Murata, H. & Szczesny, M., Nov 2018, EU Horizon 2020 Radio Technologies for 5G using Advanced Photonic Infrastructure for Dense User Environments.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Prizes

    University of Kent Honorary Research Associate

    Nair, Manish (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    • 3 Publication peer-review

    IEEE Access (Journal)

    Manish Nair (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    IEEE Communications Letters (Journal)

    Manish Nair (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    IEEE ICC (International Communications Conference) 2021 (Event)

    Manish Nair (Peer reviewer)

    31 Aug 202018 Jun 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review