Prof. Mulgrew received his B.Sc. degree in 1979 from Queen's University Belfast.
After graduation he worked for 4 years as a Development Engineer in the Radar Systems Department at Ferranti Edinburgh.
From 1983-1986 he was a research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed to lectureship in 1986 received his Ph.D. in 1987 promoted to senior lecturer in 1994 and became a reader in 1996. The University of Edinburgh appointed him to a Personal Chair in October 1999 (Professor of Signals and Systems).
He currently holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Signal Processing.
His research interests are in adaptive signal processing and estimation theory and in their application to radar and communications systems.
- Space-time adaptive filtering with combined estimation/detection
- Audio masking and blind source separation
- Estimation of fast fading radio channels
- Non-parametric maximum likelihood channel estimation
- Compressive sensing for radar imaging
- Distributed sensor signal processing
- Probability density estimation
Prof. Mulgrew is a co-author of three books on signal processing.