Signal and Image Processing

Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh welcome the outstanding results of REF2014 for the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE). 94% of our overall research activity is world-leading or internationally excellent. This, combined with the number of academic staff involved, makes Edinburgh the UK powerhouse in Engineering.

Yoann Altmann, Research fellow working with Prof. Steve McLaughlin and Prof. Andrew Wallace at the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS), has been awarded a “Prix de These Leopold Escande”, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), France.

Tuesday 14 October is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Ada Lovelace Day Podcast
To celebrate we have developed an Ada Lovelace Day podcast (16 mins) of staff and students sharing stories of STEM women who have inspired them.

Colleagues featured in this recording are:

An ERPE team, DiverSense Ltd, has made it through to the final of the Converge Challenge, Scotland’s biggest academic entrepreneurial showcase competition, taking place later this month.

Di Wu, an ERPE PhD student has just won the coveted DSTL prize on their recent challenge competition on spectral deconvolution. Other researchers from the UDRC entered the competition back in October where the challenge was to identify a range of chemicals utilising signal processing expertise.

Research Futures has hosted the first UK national EPSRC Engineering Roadshow for Early Career Researchers at the Postgraduate Centre at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus.

A powerful camera is being developed that will enable scientists to examine living cells in unprecedented detail.

The fingernail-sized device, mounted within a microscope, will enable close-ups of the movement of molecules within cells.

It should give scientists fresh understanding of how healthy - and diseased - cells behave.

High sensitivity

The microwave and antenna engineering research cluster of MISEC, Institute of Sensors Signals and Systems in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, hosted the inaugural working group and management committee meeting of COST Action ic1301 WiPE: Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics on 24 and 25 March at the Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus.

ERPE has developed a low temperature 5,120 pixel astronomical detector for a sub-millimetre camera operating at wavelengths of 450 and 850 microns. The SCUBA-2 camera, installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, scans the sky an unprecedented 200 times faster than its predecessor.

Research Aims

Our programme of research delivers world leading research in signal and image processing from fundamental theoretical and algorithmic work through to its translation to specific audio, video, radar/sonar, and medical imaging applications.

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