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Dr Robert Atkinson

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. Electronic and Electrical Engineering with interests in communications systems, internet of Things and information processing (analytics).


Has expertise in:

    I have experience and expertise in the following areas:

    • Internet Engineering (including advance protocols, e.g. MIPv6, NEMO, 6LoWPAN);
    • Wireless Sensor Networks, especially in harsh industrial environments;
    • Partial discharge monitoring;
    • Wireless multhoming strategies;
    • Multicore processing (e.g. GPUs etc.);
    • Cloud computing and virtualisation;
    • Information processing using machine learning;
    • Big data analytics.

Prizes and awards

SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award

more prizes and awards


Image analysis framework with focus evaluation for in situ characterisation of particle size and shape attributes
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla, McGinty John, Hamilton Andrew, Agimelen Okpeafoh S., Cleary Alison, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Marshall Stephen, Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
Chemical Engineering Science Vol 191, pp. 208-231, (2018)
RF-based location of partial discharge sources using received signal features
Iorkyase Ephraim T., Tachtatzis Christos, Glover Ian A., Atkinson Robert C.
IET High Voltage, (2018)
The role of in-line image analysis in the transition to continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla, Svoboda Vaclav, Ahmed Bilal, McGinty John, Agimelen Okpeafoh S., Hamilton Andrew, Cleary Alison, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Marshall Stephen, Florence Alastair J., Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
International Conference on Manufacturing Research, (2018)
Low power radiometric partial discharge sensor using composite transistor-reset integrator
Upton David W., Saeed Bakhtiar I., Mather Peter J., Sibley Martin J. N., Lazaridis Pavlos I., Mistry Keyur K., Glover Ian A., Filho Flávlo T., Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert C., Judd Martin D.
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Vol 25, pp. 984-992, (2018)
A taxonomy and survey of intrusion detection system design techniques, network threats and datasets
Hindy Hanan, Brosset David, Bayne Ethan, Seeam Amar, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Bellekens Xavier
A supervisory system for partial discharge monitoring
Saeed B. I., Upton D. W., Vieira M. F. Q., Torres F., Mohamed H., Mistry K., Mather P. J., Lazaridis P., Khan U., Tachtatzis C., Atkinson R., Judd M., Glover I. A.
URSI Atlantic Radio Science, (2018)

more publications


  • EE106 Engineering Design for Software Development 1: gentle introduction to computer programming using Python.
  • EE471 Communications Networks: foundation in communication and computer networking concepts and protocols.

Research interests

Given the increasing volume and variety of data that is being generated across economic and industrial sectors, a key area of interest is the extraction of meaning from heterogeous data sets. This involves research into data analytics and multicore programming solutions. This in trun motivates an interest both in Cloud Computing and Big Data analytics.

I also have a long interest in future internet technologies, including Mobile IPv6 mobility solutions, Internet of Things (IoT), and intelligent in-building control systems.


Professional activities

Sensor and Actuator Networks (Journal)
Guest editor

more professional activities


Asbestos Fibre Counting (Ethos / TDL)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Automatic annotation of subsea survey video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Hamilton, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
N-Sea Phase 2: Automatic Annotation of Subsea Survey Video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Di Caterina, Gaetano (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2018 - 30-May-2020
KTP - Fathom Systems
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 04-Sep-2017 - 03-Sep-2020
Smart Tooling Spirit Phase 3
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 03-Jul-2017 - 31-Aug-2018
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Dickinson, Carl
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Dickinson, Carl (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Dec-2020

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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