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Research Interests

Roger is Research Director for the Electronics and Computer Engineering Cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests includes computing systems archiectures particularly those involving Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, innovative telecommunications hardware platforms and acceleration of Big Data analytics.

Teaching

Roger's main teaching area is in the implementation of digital systems. He also runs the 3rd year "Engineering Entrepreneurship" module which involves students going through all of the processes of setting up a company to commercialise an engineering product. 

Achievements

  • Founder and Chief Scientist of Analytics Engines a company which provides the business backbone for data analytics and management with the world’s most flexible, scalable data platform and which won the “ITLG Emerging Technology Award 2013” at the Global Technology Leaders Summit in the US.

  • Leadership role in establishing the EFuturesthe academic community engaged in all aspects of electroncis research in technology/design.

  • Designer of a number of innovative microchips with industry some of which were used in commercial standards conversion technology.

  • Advisory board member to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems.

  • Expert on STEM to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Vice-Chairman of the Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland since 2012.

  • General chair of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL2001), Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC2009, ARC2011) and the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (USA, Nov. 2014).

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Projects 2004 2018

Research Output 1988 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

An Investigation of Using Loop-back Mechanism for Channel Reciprocity Enhancement in Secret Key Generation

Peng, L., Li, G., Zhang, J., Woods, R., Liu, M. & Hu, A., 01 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 18, 3, p. 507-519 13 p., 8370120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Frequency bands
Communication systems
Synchronization
Hardware
Computer simulation

Evaluation of FPGA Partitioning Schemes for Time and Space Sharing of Heterogeneous Tasks

Minhas, U., Woods, R. & Karakonstantis, G., 31 Mar 2019, International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing TU Darmstadt 09 - 11 April 2019. Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Throughput
Data storage equipment
Multitasking
Ecosystems
1 Citation (Scopus)

FPGA-based Processor Acceleration for Image Processing Applications

Siddiqui, F., Amiri, S., Minhas, U. I., Deng, T., Woods, R., Rafferty, K. & Crookes, D., 13 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Imaging. 5, 1, 22 p., 16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Image processing
Traffic signs
Program processors
Graphics processing unit
Open Access
File
Channel Estimation
Multiple Access
Channel estimation
Outages
Imperfect

Physical Layer Security for the Internet of Things: Authentication and Key Generation

Zhang, J., Rajendran, S., Sun, Z., Woods, R. & Hanzo, L., 15 May 2019, In : IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Authentication
Network protocols
Transceivers
Internet of things
Secure communication

Prizes

£25k HiTech/ Entrepreneurship Award

Roger Woods (Recipient), Sep 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Enterprise Ireland Academic Award

Roger Woods (Recipient), 08 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

entrepreneur
Ireland
student

Queens University Belfast Students Union Awards 2018

Karen Rafferty (Recipient) & Roger Woods (Recipient), 01 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

student union

Queen's University Teaching Awards 2018

Karen Rafferty (Recipient), Roger Woods (Recipient), Sandra Scott-Hayward (Recipient) & Neil Buchanan (Recipient), 01 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Teaching
student union
university teacher
student
Teaching

Activities 2001 2019

15th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing

Roger Woods (Conference committee co-chair)
01 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Big Data conference

Roger Woods (Participant)
24 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Big Data Week

Roger Woods (Chair)
18 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

UK Research and Innovation (External organisation)

Roger Woods (Advisor)
20 Aug 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications

Roger Woods (Member of the organising committee)
27 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Big Data conference is a Titanic success

Roger Woods

20/10/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Analytics Engines | Stephen McKeown | Invest NI Support

Roger Woods

08/05/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Impact

Applications of Novel Speech and Audio-Visual Processing Research

Ming Ji (Participant), Ramji Srinivasan (Participant), Daniel Crookes (Participant), Darryl Stewart (Participant), Niall McLaughlin (Participant), Roger Woods (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impact, Health Impact

Thesis

FPGA-based Programmable Embedded Platform for Image Processing Applications

Author: Siddiqui, F. M., 11 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Woods, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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