Mark Leeson

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Mark Leeson


Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Warwick

Contact Information

Dr M S Leeson

Reader in Communication Systems

School of Engineering

University of Warwick



Tel: 024 7652 3908


Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Communication Networks
  • Coding Techniques


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 Reader in October 2011. Mark's major research areas are nanoscale communications, evolutionary algorithms, network coding and communication systems. He has published approximately 270 journal papers, book chapters and conference papers in his fields of interest in addition to involvement with research projects funded by, inter alia, EPSRC, the EU and private industry. He held a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2010/11. Mark is a Senior Member of the IEEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Member of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behavior, a Member of the UK Systems Society and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He has also been a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College from January 2003 to date and has sat on many grant review panels.