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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

There are PhD opportunities open in creation of innovative embedded systems: - New Edge Computing Solutions for Machine Learning - Physical Layer Security Approaches for Internet-of-Things - Advanced Data Analysis for Manufacturing Applications

1988 …2020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Roger is a member of the AI Research Theme. His research interests includes:

  • Novel computing systems including multi-precision computing, edge computing solutions, Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Big Data analytics particulalrly focused at manufacturing.
  • Innovative telecommunications hardware platforms incorporating edge AI technology for advanced secuirty and IoT applications.

Teaching

Teaching areas include:

  • Digitals systems design including module ELE3038 and relevant final year/MSc projects.
  • ELE3044 Engineering Entrepreneurship module which puts students through their paces in establishing a company to commercialise an engineering product. 

Achievements

  • Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Analytics Engines Ltd., a company providing data analytics solutions which reduces complexity, optimises performance and builds intelligence

  • Leadership role in establishing and running the EFutures academic network engaged in all aspects of electroncis research in technology/design

  • Principal Investigator for the Kelvin-2 Tier-4 High Performance Computing centre involving Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University
  • Member of the EPSRC's Strategic Advisory Team on ICT

  • Designer of a number of innovative microchips with industry for data processing, 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

  • Chair of the Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland

  • General chair of the 2018 International International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing and the 2014 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers.

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Projects

Research Output

Optimisation of System Throughput Exploiting Tasks Heterogeneity on Space Shared FPGAs

Minhas, U., Woods, R. & Karakonstantis, G., 03 Feb 2020, International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology. IEEE

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

Open Access
File
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    239 Downloads (Pure)

    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

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    24 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    257 Downloads (Pure)

    Impact of Wireless Backhaul Unreliability and Imperfect Channel Estimation on Opportunistic NOMA

    Lee, S., Duong, Q. & Woods, R., Nov 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 68, 11, p. 10822-10833 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    106 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    £25k HiTech/ Entrepreneurship Award

    Woods, Roger (Recipient), Sep 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Enterprise Ireland Academic Award

    Woods, Roger (Recipient), 08 Jun 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Queens University Belfast Students Union Awards 2018

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Queen's University Teaching Awards 2018

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Meeting The Challenges of an Ageing Society

    Roger Woods (Advisor)

    17 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Big Data conference

    Roger Woods (Participant)

    24 Oct 2019

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

    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

    IEEE International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation

    Roger Woods (Member of programme committee)

    15 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Big Data Week

    Roger Woods (Chair)

    18 Oct 2018

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

    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

    A soft coprocessor approach to the development of image and video processing applications on FPGAs

    Author: Deng, T., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McAllister, J. (Supervisor) & Woods, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Effective Incorporation of FPGA based Processing in Server Architectures

    Author: Minhas, U., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Woods, R. (Supervisor) & Karakonstantis, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    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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