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Jean is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering,Monash University She has extensive experience in the field of digital communications, particularly orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)and has led a research group since 1996. This group initially worked on RF wireless application of OFDM but more recently has been a leading group in OFDM for optical communications, particularly for intensity modulated direct detection optical systems including indoor communications using visible light LEDs. Visible light LEDs can also be used as the basis of accurate positioning systems and with her team she has made a number of important theoretical and practical contributions to this emerging field. She has also extensive experience in engineering education particularly student centred learning and has led major curriculum redesign initiatives at Monash University and earlier at La Trobe University and University of Melbourne

Jean Armstrong received the B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974, the M.Sc. in Digital Techniques from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1980, and the Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1993. From 1974-1977 she worked as a Design Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Ltd., Scotland. In 1977 she was appointed Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Since 1977 she has held a range of academic positions at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and La Trobe University. She is currently a Professor at Monash University. Her research interests include digital communications, engineering education, and women in engineering. She has published numerous papers on wireless and optical communications papers including over seventy on aspects of OFDM. Her work on OFDM has also led to a number of commercialized patents.

Professor Armstrong has been the recipient of numerous awards including induction into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, 2014 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award. Peter Doherty Prize for the best commercialization opportunity in Australia in 2006 (joint winner), Institution of Engineers, Australia, Engineering 2000 Award, Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship and Caroline Haslett Memorial Scholarship.

She served on the ARC College of Experts from 2012 to 2014 and the ARC ERA Research Evaluation Committee in 2015. She has served on numerous technical program committee. She is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and was previously an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE) and also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).


  • LiFI
  • Channel Capacity
  • Dc Biased Optical OFDM (DCO-OFDM)
  • Digital Communications
  • Indoor Wireless Optical Communications
  • Intensity Modulation Direct Detection (IM/DD)
  • Intercarrier Interference
  • Localisation
  • Multicarrier Modulation
  • OFDM
  • Optical Communications
  • Optical OFDM
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Peak to Average Power Ratio
  • Sampling Jitter
  • Visible Light Positioning
  • Wireless Communications
  • Interference Mitigation
  • Ultra-Wideband
  • Wireless Optical Communications

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Projects 2001 2004

Research Output 1997 2017

Clipping Noise Mitigation in Optical OFDM Systems

He, C. & Armstrong, J. 1 Mar 2017 In : IEEE Communications Letters. 21, 3, p. 548-551 4 p., 7795158

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cramer-Rao bound for AOA-based VLP with an aperture-based receiver

Steendam, H., Wang, T. Q. & Armstrong, J. 28 Jul 2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017. Gesbert, D., Debbah, M. & Mellouk, A. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 2296-2301 6 p. 7996691

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Diversity Combining in Layered Asymmetrically Clipped Optical OFDM

Mohammed, M. M. A., He, C. & Armstrong, J. 1 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 35, 11, p. 2078-2085 8 p., 7883835

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Implementation of PCC OFDM on a software defined radio platform

Kongara, G. & Armstrong, J. 14 Mar 2017 2016 26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2016): Dunedin, New Zealand, 7-9 December, 2016, [proceedings]. Mathar, R., Woodward, G. K. & Zhang, H. (eds.). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 295-299 5 p. 7878825

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Performance analysis of aperture-based receivers for MIMO IM/DD visible light communications

Wang, T. Q., He, C. & Armstrong, J. 1 May 2017 In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 35, 9, p. 1513-1523 11 p., 7786897

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review