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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.


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, (2018)
Calibration of free-space radiometric partial discharge measurements
Jaber Adel A., Lazaridis Pavlos I., Moradzadeh Mohammad, Glover Ian A., Zaharis Zaharias D., Vieira Maria F.Q., Judd Martin D., Atkinson Robert C.
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Vol 24, pp. 3004-3014, (2017)
Radio location of partial discharge sources : a support vector regression approach
Iorkyase E. T., Tachtatzis C., Lazaridis P., Glover I. A., Atkinson R. C.
IET Science, Measurement and Technology, (2017)
Machine learning approach for detection of nonTor traffic
Hodo Elike, Bellekens Xavier, Iorkyase Ephraim, Hamilton Andrew, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert
ARES '17 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, (2017)
Enabling digitisation of continuous manufacturing processes : the role of image analysis
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla Sofia, McGinty John, Hamilton Andrew, Agimelen Okpeafoh, Cleary Alison, Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Michie Walter, Atkinson Robert, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017, (2017)
Shallow and deep networks intrusion detection system : a taxonomy and survey
Hodo Elike, Bellekens Xavier, Hamilton Andrew, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert

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

EU - European Research Council (External organisation)
International Conference on Wireless Communications and Applications
Member of programme committee
VTC Fall 2011
Scottish Networking Event (SCONE)
External examiner for PhD vivas at Edinburgh University School of Engineering, and School of Informatics
External Examiner
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) (External organisation)

more professional activities


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 - 02-Jul-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-Oct-2020
Membrane performance study with GSK
Cleary, Alison (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2016 - 31-Mar-2018
Asset Analytics Automation
Michie, Walter (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
Period 04-Jan-2016 - 03-Jan-2017
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant | Bolton, Gregour
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2007 - 01-Apr-2011

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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