Geoffrey Messier, PhD

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Alberta, Canada
M Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Calgary, Canada
B Sc in Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering University of Saskatchewan, Canada
B Sc in Computer Science Department of Computer Science University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Geoffrey Messier

Areas of Research

Wireless and Digital Communications Networks
My first area of interest is understanding how the physical environment affects communication propagation. My group has conducted over 9 different field experiments to collect wired and wireless signal propagation channel measurements. Analysis of these measurements leads to new statistical models for how communications signals behave. My second area of research is utilizing propagation measurements to improve the design of communications systems. As our propagation measurement research reveals new information about how communication signals are distorted in the channel, it is necessary to modify the design of the communications transmitter and receiver to compensate for these impairments. This leads to new physical layer research involving modulation, signal detection, coding and channel estimation. My final area of interest is the design of wireless networks for industrial environments. This work falls into the area of cyber-physical systems and involves finding the best ways to control physical systems over data networks. While this research is applicable to any industrial setting, my focus is primarily on petroleum facilities due to the importance of the energy industry to Alberta and Canada. Specifically, we are exploring new high reliability and low latency networking techniques that will ensure the stability of the industrial process control algorithms running over the network.

Supervising degrees

Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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I am always interested in reviewing applications from well qualified students interesting in joining my research team. If you are interested in applying to be a member of my group, please include the following information: 1) A complete CV summarizing both your academic and work experience. 2) A scanned version of your transcripts. 3) A one page letter explaining which of the research areas I have listed above that most interest you and why you feel you are a good candidate to work in your area of interest. The more specific you can be, the better your chances. 4) An indication of whether you already have financial support or if you will require funding from the University of Calgary.

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