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      Particulars

      Head of School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

      Director of the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at ECIT

      Full Professor / Chair of Wireless Communications, ECIT/EEECS

      Managing Director / Co-Founder, ActivWireless - a QUBIS company specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Real time locating systems (RTLS). Our main commercial product is ActivCampus - an active RFID enabled Student Engagement Management System (SEMS).

      Programme Leader, BEng/MEng Hons Software & Electronic Systems Engineering

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      Research Interests

      Wireless communication technologies and systems. This includes mobile and body-centric communications, wearable antennas, RF and microwave propagation, channel modelling and characterization, wireless networking and protocols and wireless networked control systems. Recent research has also focused on wireless localisation, context awareness, secure communication systems and user privacy and anonymity.

      The main application domains for my work are in 5G and beyond mobile communications, the Internet of Things, and biomedical sensing. I have also worked on broader "connected health" (modern name) / telemedicine (older name) applications.

      A common theme in all of my work is that at least one link of the system involves "short range radio" where the variability of the channel and the need for ultra-low power operation are paramount. Often short range radio is where most of the interesting challenges are!

      Achievements and Distinctions

      • Recipient of the 2010 IEEE H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award for the best applications paper in IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation (IEEE-TAP)
      • Recipient of an URSI Young Scientist Award (1999)
      • Keynote speaker for the IEEE Intl. Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (2014)
      • Keynote speaker for the NATO Military Communications and Information Systems Conf. (2010)
      • Keynote speaker for the Intl. Conf. on Bodynets (2010)
      • Keynote speaker for the European Workshop on Conformal Antennas (2007)
      • Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications at MobiHealth 2012
      • Co-Chair of the 2009 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference.
      • Series Editor of the IET Book Series on Telecommunications and Networking (2012 - 2014)
      • Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (IEEE-AWPL)
      • Iaugural Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (IEEE-J-TEHM)
      • Delivered the 2012 NATO International Lecture Series on Next Generation Communications. 

      Teaching

      Current Modules

      ELE2020 Signals and Communications

      Previous Modules

      ECS3003 Connected Health

      ELE8057 Telecommunication Systems

      ELE1016 Electronic Circuits and Devices

      ELE2022/ELE2032 Electronic Systems

      ELE2007 Communication and Information Systems

      ELE3002 Design Project (Telecommunications)

      ELE8060 MSc Project (Co-ordinator)

      205ELE314 Computer Communications

      205ESE203 Hardware / Software Co-Design

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