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Dr. Kanapathippillai Cumanan  PhD (Lough.), MIEEE


Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4723
Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2335

Research Area: Communication Technologies

Areas of Expertise: Physical layer security, cognitive radio networks, relay networks, convex optimization



Dr. Cumanan received the BSc degree with first class honors in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2006 and the PhD degree in signal processing for wireless communications from Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, in 2009.

He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Electronics, University of York, UK. From March 2012 to November 2014, he was working as a research associate at School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, UK. Prior to this, he was with the School of Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. From January 2006 to August 2006, he was a teaching assistant with Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His research interests include physical layer security, cognitive radio networks, relay networks, convex optimization techniques and resource allocation techniques.

Dr. Cumanan was the recipient of an overseas research student award scheme (ORSAS) from Cardiff University, Wales, UK, where he was a research student between September 2006 and July 2007. 



Publications information is available via the York Research Database



  • Academic Year 2014 / 2015
  1. Information theory and error control coding (Postgraduate module, University of York, UK.)
  • Academic Year 2013 / 2014​​
  1. Mobile and cellular communications (Postgraduate module, Newcastle University, UK.)


Research Interests:

  • Physical layer security
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Relay networks
  • Resource allocation techniques

PhD Admissions:

Dr Cumanan welcomes enquiries regarding PhD research. Please send me your CV and research proposal to my email.


Technical Programme Committees:

  1.  International Conference of Communications (ICC) 2011 - 2015
  •  Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2011 – 2015

Regular Reviewer for:

  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IET Signal Processing
  • IET Communications.