Dr. Mark Leeson

Dr Mark Leeson is Reader in Communication Systems and Director of MSc Programmes in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK, which he joined in 2000. Prior to this, he received the degrees of BSc and BEng with First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 1986. He then obtained a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1990. From 1990 to 1992 he worked as a Network Analyst for National Westminster Bank in London, UK. He returned to academic life in 1992 as a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of East London. From 1994 until 1998 he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University and then Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University, London, from 1998-2000.
Mark’s major research interests are optical communication systems, molecular communications and machine learning. He has over 250 publications and has supervised seventeen successful research students. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Fellow of both the UK Institute of Physics and the UK Higher Education Academy. He was elected to the EPSRC Peer Review College in 2003 and has served to date, assessing many grant proposals. He has also acted as a Review Panel Member for the Academy of Finland and the Research Council of Norway, and as a Grant Evaluator for the Ministry of Education and Science, Kazakhstan, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Israel Science Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

Mark was an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2011 to 2014, is currently an Associate Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and an Editorial Board Member of the Nano Communication Networks journal. He is a regular reviewer for diverse academic journals and has examined over 40 PhDs to date. He has served as External Examiner for several UK taught courses including MSc programmes at London South Bank, Essex and Aston Universities.