The University of Southampton

Dr Taihai Chen 

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Co-Founder, Director and IC Design Engineer at AccelerComm Ltd.


He began his career as a post-doc researcher in Southampton Wireless Group in May 2014 and has been with AccelerComm as Director and IC Design Engineer since March 2016. He was awarded a BEng in Information Countermeasure Technology and Excellent Graduate in 2009 by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), and an MSc in System-on-Chip in 2010 and a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2015, both by the University of Southampton. He is a recipient of the university’s FPSE Dean’s Award for Early Career Excellence in Technology Knowledge and Commercialisation in 2016. In October 2017, AccelerComm engineering team and Southampton Wireless Group were shortlisted for the University of Southampton’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Research Impact.

Recipient and project manager, Aid for Start-ups grant, £500k, Innovate UK

Company Supervisor, CAV3 Feasibility Study, £250k, Innovate UK,

Company Chair, Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, £190k+£210k, Innovate UK

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Research interests

Forward Error Correction, Error Correction, Channel Coding, NOMA for 5G applications

Disease Classification, Machine Learning for Mobile Healthcare and mHealth.


Maguire, K., Sim, S. A., Shingles, L., Spyromilio, J., Jerkstrand, A., Sullivan, M., Chen, T. W., Cartier, R., Dimitriadis, G., Frohmaier, C., Galbany, L., Gutiérrez, C. P., Hosseinzadeh, G., A. Howell, D., Inserra, C., Rudy, R. and Sollerman, J. (2018) Using late-time optical and near-infrared spectra to constrain Type Ia supernova explosion properties. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477 (3), 3567-3582. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty820).

Cikota, Aleksandar, Leloudas, Giorgos, Bulla, Mattia, Inserra, Cosimo, Chen, Ting Wan, Spyromilio, Jason, Patat, Ferdinando, Cano, Zach, Cikota, Stefan, Coughlin, Michael W., Kankare, Erkki, Lowe, Thomas B., Maund, Justyn R., Rest, Armin, Smartt, Stephen J., Smith, Ken W., Wainscoat, Richard J. and Young, David R. (2018) Testing the magnetar scenario for superluminous supernovae with circular polarimetry. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479 (4), 4984-4990. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1891).

Chen, T.W., Inserra, C., Fraser, M., Moriya, T.J., Schady, P., Schweyer, T., Filippenko, A.V., Perley, D.A., Ruiter, A.J., Seitenzahl, I., Sollerman, J., Taddia, F., Anderson, J.P., Foley, R.J., Jerkstrand, A., Ngeow, C.C., Pan, Y.C., Pastorello, A., Points, S., Smartt, S.J., Smith, K.W., Taubenberger, S., Wiseman, P., Young, D.R., Benetti, S., Berton, M., Bufano, F., Clark, P., Valle, M. Della, Galbany, L., Gal-Yam, A., Gromadzki, M., Gutiérrez, C.P., Heinze, A., Kankare, E., Kilpatrick, C.D., Kuncarayakti, H., Leloudas, G., Lin, Z.Y., Maguire, K., Mazzali, P., McBrien, O., Prentice, S.J., Rau, A., Rest, A., Siebert, M. R., Stalder, B., Tonry, J.L. and Yu, P.C. (2018) SN 2017ens: The metamorphosis of a luminous broadlined type Ic supernova into an SN IIn. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 867 (2). (doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aaeb2e).

Gromadzki, M., Hamanowicz, A., Wyrzykowski, L., Sokolovsky, K. V., Fraser, M., Kozłowski, Sz, Guillochon, J., Arcavi, I., Trakhtenbrot, B., Jonker, P. G., Mattila, S., Udalski, A., Szymański, M. K., Soszyński, I., Poleski, R., Pietrukowicz, P., Skowron, J., Mróz, P., Ulaczyk, K., Pawlak, M., Rybicki, K. A., Sollerman, J., Taddia, F., Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z., Onori, F., Young, D. R., Maguire, K., Smartt, S. J., Inserra, C., Gal-Yam, A., Rau, A., Chen, T. W., Angus, C. R. and Buckley, D. A.H. (2019) Discovery and follow-up of the unusual nuclear transient OGLE17aaj. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 622. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201833682).

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