University of Warwick
Domain of Research: Satellite and Optical Communication Systems
Mark Leeson graduated with First Class Honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Nottingham in 1986 and was awarded a PhD in Optoelectronics by the University of Cambridge in 1990. After working as a Network Analyst for NatWest Bank from 1990-92, Mark held academic appointments in London and Manchester before joining the University of Warwick as a Lecturer in March 2000. He became an Associate Professor in October 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor (Reader) in October 2011. Mark's major research areas are nanoscale communications, evolutionary algorithms, network coding and communication systems. He has published approximately 220 journal papers, book chapters and conference papers in his fields of interest in addition to involvement with research projects worth about £2M to date. He held a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2010/11. Mark is a Member of the Institute of Physics (Chartered Physicist), the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behavior, the UK Systems Society, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in the USA. He was also elected to the EPSRC Peer Review College in January 2003, and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.