Signal Processing

Signal Processing

Our research underpins many seemingly unrelated real-world applications through fundamental modelling and optimal processing of signals. Understanding the early universe through cosmic background radiation, medical image synthesis and analysis of the human brain, and planetary science have in common signals that can be represented on a sphere and processed optimally by exploiting their inherent structures. We conduct fundamental research on spherical signals to propose novel models and methods that can deal with very large data sets and enable real-time low-complexity processing of such signals.

For better understanding of biological systems and processes, we identify and optimise signal processing model parameters from both natural and synthetic data measurements. Through theoretical and computer modelling, we can accurately predict and improve the behaviour of natural and artificial biological systems and agents, limiting the need to conduct expensive in-vivo and in-vitro experiments.

We also develop unique signal processing techniques for data communications over wired and wireless networks. Our focus is on improving signal transmission and reception techniques to enable the optimal use of limited system resources such as energy, bandwidth, and computational power and memory.

Explore our available student research projects below and if you’d like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or funding, please email us.

Academic staff

Dr Neda Aboutorab

Dr Neda Aboutorab »

Research Fellow

Alice Bates

Ms Alice Bates »

Research Fellow

Professor Rod Kennedy »


Zubair Khalid »


Dr Steve Lee »

Senior Lecturer

Mr Amin Movahed »

Research Assistant

Assoc Professor Parastoo Sadeghi »

Associate Professor

Dr Nan Yang »

Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow, Senior Lecturer


Mr Zohair Abu Shaban »

PhD Student, Graduate Tutor

Mr Daniel Heonki Chae

Mr Daniel Heonki Chae »

PhD Student

Vasanta Gayatri Chaganti

Ms Vasanta Chaganti »

PhD Student

Ni Ding

Ms Ni Ding »

Ph.D student

Xuefei He

Ms Sherry HE »

PhD Student

Shama Naz Islam

Ms Shama Islam »

PhD Student

Tahseen Kamal

Ms Tahseen Kamal »

PhD Student

Mohammad Shahedul Karim

Mr Mohammad Shahedul Karim »

Ph.D student

Mr Yongxiao Li »

PhD Student

Roy Liu

Roy Liu »

PhD Candidate

Nicolo Malagutti

Dr Nicolo Malagutti »

Casual Lecturer

Mohammad Najafi

Mr Mohammad Najafi »

PhD Student

Ming Yu

Mr Fisher Yu »

PhD Student


Dr Leif Hanlen

Dr Leif Hanlen »


Code Title Semester Offered in 20' Course convener
ENGN4536 Wireless Communications S2 17, 18, 19, 20 Dr Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou
ENGN2228 Signal Processing S2 17, 18, 19, 20 Dr Salman Durrani
ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design S1 17, 18, 19, 20 Dr Salman Durrani
ENGN3213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors S1 17, 18, 19, 20 Dr Nicolo Malagutti
ENGN3226 Digital Communications S1 17, 18, 19, 20 Dr Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou

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