Academic activities

Publications and indexes

  • First book dedicated to wideband beamforming: Wideband beamforming concepts and techniques, Wiley, 302 pages, March 2010.

  • A second book titled Low-cost smart antennas (by Wiley) was published in March 2019.

  • Number of publications: two books, five book chapters, 190+ journal papers, 170+ conference papers (h-index: Google Scholar, Scopus, and Researcher ID).

  • Included in the list of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide in a study from Stanford University (top 1% in the field of 'Networking and telecommunications') based on a composite citation index.

Representative funded projects as principal investigator (PI)

  • Beamforming optimisation for massive MIMO in wireless communications, £221,000, PI, Innovate UK, 2021–2023

  • Cooperative underwater surveillance networks, £222,000, PI, UK EPSRC, 2021–2024.

  • Intelligent design of antenna arrays, US $70,000, PI, Huawei Technologies Sweden AB, 2020–2021.

  • Virtual sensing for autonomous systems via V2X communications, £50,000, PI, UK EPSRC, 2019–2021.

  • Sparse sensor array signal processing for detection and estimation, £103,000, PI, funded by industry from China, 2017–2019.

  • High resolution wide swath spaceborne SAR based on co-prime arrays, about £23,000, PI, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2017–2018.

  • Sparsity based wideband direction of arrival estimation, £95,000, PI, funded by the UK DSTL, 2014–2015.

  • Wind profile prediction, £90,000, PI, joint by National Grid (UK) and UK EPSRC, 2011–2014.

Professional memberships

  • Senior Member of IEEE (from 05/2010).

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK (from 04/2009).

  • Member of the UK EPSRC College of Peer Reviewers (from 10/2020).

  • Elected member (05/2015 to present) of the Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (DSPTC) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

  • Elected member (01/2017 to present) of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAMTC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

  • Vice-Chair (2019–2020) and Chair (2021–2022) of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee.

  • Secretary (2020–2022) and Chair (2022–2024) of the IEEE Digital Signal Processing for Circuits and Systems Technical Committee.

  • Member (2021–2022) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Directions Board.

  • Member (2022–2023) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Conferences Board.

Editorships

  • Associate editor for IEEE Trans. Signal Processing (03/2015 to 03/2019) and IEEE Access (04/2016 to 03/2021).

  • Associate editor for the Journal of The Franklin Institute (02/2021-01/2023).

  • Editorial board member for the journal Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (01/2016 to present) and received the 2019 Distinguished Editorial Board Member Award.

Invited talks

  • Two-hour tutorial entitled 'Basic concepts and techniques for wideband beamforming' at the International Workshop on Intelligent Signal Processing, China, September 2021.

  • Half-day tutorial entitled 'Underdetermined wideband direction of arrival estimation and target localisation" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toronto, Canada, June 2021.

  • Half-day tutorial entitled 'Wideband beamforming for next-generation wireless communication systems" at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, Italy, May 2018.

Conference activities

  • Technical Committee Co-Chair for the track of Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing of the 2019 - 2023 IEEE International Conferences on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

  • Track Co-Chair for Digital Signal Processing of the 2021- 2024 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS).

  • Chair of the IEEE five-minute video clip contest (5-MICC) 'Let there be a beam' at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2020), Barcelona, Spain, 4–8 May, 2020.

  • General Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, Sheffield, UK.

  • Registration Chair for the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2015), London, UK.

  • Publications Chair of the 2009 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO2009), Glasgow, UK.

  • Technical programme committee (TPC) member (or similar role, or regular/special session chair) for about 100 international conferences, such as IEEE ICASSP, IEEE ISCAS, EUSIPCO, DSP, IEEE VTC, IEEE GLOBECOME, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC.

Other activities

  • Regular reviewer for all major journals in areas related to signal processing, such as IEEE TSP, IEEE SPL, IEEE TALSP, IEEE TAP, IEEE TAES, Elsevier SP, Elsevier DSP, and IET SP.

  • External examiner for universities in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, India and Pakistan.