Researcher Information - Dr Chris Nicol

Personal Details

Name Dr Chris J Nicol
Affiliation Agere Research
Agere Systems Australia
Contact Details NSW
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Dr. Nicol was awarded B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1991 and 1995, respectively. During this time he spent 12 months working at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey. After completing his doctorate he returned to Bell Laboratories, New Jersey as a principal investigator of research from 1995 to 1998, working on ICs for communications. In 1998 he returned to Sydney to create a Bell Laboratories Research facility in Australia. After establishing this team he went on to build a 3G Mobile Wireless ASIC Team. In September 2003, he became the leader of Agere Research, Agere Systems Australia. He has served on the program committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), International Low Power Symposium, (ISLPED), International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), and as an editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas of Communications and IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. He addressed the Australian Prime Ministers Science Engineering and Innovation Committee (PMSEIC) in 2000, served on the MNRF Selection Committee in 2001, the ICT Center of Excellence Committee in 2002, and is a member of the Board of the Australian Research Council (ARC).


Project1 Active2
Brett Ninness, Steven Weller, Chris Nicol and Linda Davis.
Advanced space-time coded multiuser wireless communications via test-bed development
ARC Linkage.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas Communications Theory; Signal Processing;
Application Areas Wireless Data Communications; Mobile Communications;

Selected Publications

  1. Geoff Knagge, David Garrett, Sivarama Venkatesan and Chris Nicol. Matrix Datapath Architecture for an Iterative 4x4 MIMO Noise Whitening Algorithm. In Proceedings of the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI Circuits 2003, pages 153-156, [ Abstract PDF PS ]