Dr. Sergey Loyka

Current Address


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, OttawaOntarioCanada, K1N 6N5

Phone: +1.613.5625800 Ext.6481, Fax: +1.613.5625175

Web:  http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~sloyka/




October 1992 - February 1995

BelorussianStateUniversity of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), MinskBelarus

Ph.D. Degree in Radio Engineering. Effective Antenna Selectivity in Dispersed Spatial Groups of Radio Systems.

September 1986 - June 1992

Minsk Radioengineering Institute, MinskBelarus

M.Sc. Degree with honours in Radio Engineering. Research in the field of System Selectivity Characteristics of Phased Array Antennas.

Summary of Positions Held

Since May 2009

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada

Professor (tenured). Modeling, performance analysis and design of wireless networks (including cognitive radio). Relaying in wireless communications. MIMO systems. Convex optimization for digital/wireless communications. Fundamental physical limits in wireless communications.

Since May 2005

School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

Associate Professor (tenured). Analytical and numerical techniques for the performance analysis of the BLAST algorithm. MIMO channel capacity analysis. Wireless propagation channel modeling and simulation. Efficient numerical techniques for wireless system simulation in fading channels. Fundamental limits in wireless communications.

September 2001 – April 2005

School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

February 2000 – August 2001

Laboratory of Communications and Integrated Microelectronics (LACIME), École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), MontrealCanada

Research Fellow. Performance analysis of multi-antenna (MIMO/BLAST) architecture over correlated fading channels. Development of matrix wireless channel models. Adaptive MIMO architecture. Propagation modeling for microwave airborne communication links. Nonlinear numerical modeling and simulation of RF/microwave circuits for wireless design.

July 1999 - January 2000

Laboratory of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), BelorussianStateUniversity of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), MinskBelarus

Senior Research Scientist. Nonlinear numerical modeling and simulation of RF/microwave circuits and systems for wireless communication system design. Development of CAD/CAE tools. Performance analysis of the multi-antenna BLAST architecture over correlated fading channels.

Nov.1998 – July 1999

Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Acoustic (LEMA), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology- Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Invited Scientist. Nonlinear numerical modeling and simulation of RF and microwave circuits and systems. The influence of electromagnetic environment on operation of smart antennas - modeling and simulation techniques. Development of CAD/CAE tools. Experimental work (models’ validation). Channel capacity of Bell Labs Layered Space-Time (BLAST) architecture in arbitrary multipath environment.

June 1995-October 1998

EMC Laboratory, BSUIR, MinskBelarus

Senior Research Scientist and Principal Project Engineer (team leader) of an international project on the development of sophisticated software for analysis and prediction of electromagnetic compatibility and interference in avionics and ground radio and electronic systems. Research in EMC/EMI in RF/microwave systems, computer-aided modeling and simulation of RF circuits/systems, nonlinear analysis of active array antennas in interference electromagnetic environment, performance of self-phased arrays under conditions of multipath propagation and their application to mobile communications; the problem of energy-momentum conservation in general relativity in terms of Grobner basis.

January 1992 - May 1995

Independent Consultant and Research Associate (part time, EMC Lab, BSUIR). Consulting graduate students and local industry in the fields of modeling, simulation and design of analog/digital and RF circuits/systems, control system, including diploma projects. Research in the radio spectrum used by and the spectrum efficiency of communication systems; the antenna’s role in EMC/EMI of radio systems. Two-signal (IMP) testing of microwave receivers. Fabrication, debugging and troubleshooting of TV receiver circuits.

October 1989 - December 1991

Laboratory of Advanced Radio Receivers, Minsk Radioengineering Institute, MinskBelarus

Research Engineer (part time). Research in the field of reliability of fault-tolerant semiconductor memory, in particular: a fault-tolerant VLSI memory reliability in terms of Markov stochastical processes, increase in VLSI memory reliability and methods of reliability analysis of VLSI memory with correction of single and double errors. Fabrication, debugging and troubleshooting of RF circuits.

July 1988 - September 1989

Military Communications Department

RF Technician (communications systems). Repairing, debugging and troubleshooting communications systems and subsystems.


International Union of Radio Science (URSI) awards for young scientists (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002), Scholarship of the Swiss Government for postdoctoral study in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne, Switzerland (1998-1999), IEEE grant for young scientists (1998), Ph.D. student grant of the Soros Foundation (International Science Foundation) for achievements in research (1995), Financial support grant of the Fund of Fundamental Research of the Republic of Belarus (1994), and financial support grants of the Intellectual Fund of the Republic of Belarus (1994 and 1995). The third award in the USSR mathematical competition (1987), the first award in the Belarus mathematical competition (1988) and the Belarus electrical engineering competition (1988), and third award in the Belarus mathematical competition (1987); a number of awards from the Scientific Society of Minsk Radioengineering Institute.


2009       CRC + Mitacs Inc.      

2007       NSERC Discovery (5 years)                 

2005       IOF CFI   

2004       Univ. of Ottawa         

2004       CFI + OIT                   

2002       NSERC Discovery (5 years)

2002       NSERC Strategic (3 years)

2001       University of Ottawa

2001       CMC Electronics Inc.

2000       CMC Electronics Inc.

1998       Swiss Government

1998       Chinese Government  

1997       Chinese Government  

1996       Chinese Government  


Professional Memberships

Member of the Radio Communications Committee (RCC) and the Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) of the IEEE Communications Society, TPC track chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), TPC member of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’08,07,06,05,04), of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom `10, `09,’07,’05), of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’09, 05, declined invitation of ICC’08), of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2006, declined invitation of EuCAP’07), of the European Electromagnetics (EuroEM’08), of the International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2006), of the 12th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2005), and of the Queens Biannual Symposium on Communications; session chair for numerous conferences. Senior Member of the IEEE, a reviewer for numerous IEEE/IEE periodicals and conferences, and for NSERC. P.Eng.


Over 150 scientific and technical publications, including over 40 articles in refereed journals, over 60 papers in international peer-reviewed conferences and 3 patents.


Undergraduate: Introduction to Communication Systems, Microwave Circuits, Linear Systems (multivariate, state-space). Graduate: Introduction to convex optimization (engineering applications), Introduction to Mobile Communications, Smart Antennas.


English (fluent), French (elementary), Russian (native), Belarussian (native)

Personal History

Citizenship: Belarus, Canada. Born in 1969, in Minsk, Belarus.