Dr Louise Helen Crockett

Senior Teaching Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Personal statement

I completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Strathclyde. I joined the University staff in 2007 as a Research Fellow, and switched title to Teaching Fellow in 2013 (although retaining interests in research and knowledge exchange), and was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow in 2017.

My work focuses on the hardware implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) systems, primarily with an emphasis on communications applications, and Software Defined Radio (SDR). Working in a field of direct relevance to industry really appeals to me. My focus is on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and related technologies, and the design tools and methods that support them. 

My teaching role involves taking classes on Hardware Description Language (HDL) design, Simulink-based design, and FPGAs, focusing on practical skills that will equip graduates for roles in industry. I am also involved in authoring training materials for the wider academic community (and beyond), and I have co-authored several books on my areas of interest.

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Area of Expertise

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) implementation
  • DSP enabled radio / software defined radio
  • Xilinx FPGAs and design flows
  • Xilinx Zynq System on Chip (SoC)
  • MATLAB & Simulink based design for FPGAs
  • VHDL
  • DSP / FPGA professional training 

Prize And Awards

Best Student Paper Award
Recipient
29/5/2018

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Teaching

I currently teach sections of three different classes... Firstly "Digital Electronics Systems" (a 2nd year class), in which students are introduced to the VHDL hardware description language, digital device technologies, and the concept of a design flow. Secondly, the digital part of "Analogue and Digital Systems Design", wherein students learn further VHDL skills and start working with block based design tools. The third is "DSP and FPGA Based Embedded Systems Design", in which I teach the FPGA-focused section of the class. Additionally, I am involved in supervising student projects in these areas. 

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Professional Activities

My Engineering Journey So Far… (and some thoughts on women in engineering)
Speaker
21/6/2024
The Opportunities of RF-Sampling Software Defined Radio
Invited speaker
6/11/2023
Implementation Perspectives on Dynamic Spectrum Access
Invited speaker
18/9/2023
32nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
Speaker
1/9/2022
The 30th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Participant
16/5/2022
The 30th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Participant
16/5/2022

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Projects

Open Networks Shared Spectrum and Innovation Design Environment ONSIDE
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Crawford, David H (Research Co-investigator) Crockett, Louise Helen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
5G New Radio PHY Layer Implementation
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Crockett, Louise Helen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McLaughlin, Lewis
Crockett, Louise Helen (Principal Investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) McLaughlin, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | McTaggart, Blair
Crockett, Louise Helen (Principal Investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) McTaggart, Blair (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | MacLellan, Andrew
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Crockett, Louise Helen (Co-investigator) MacLellan, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Ramsay, Craig
Crockett, Louise Helen (Principal Investigator) Stewart, Robert (Co-investigator) Ramsay, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 18-Jan-2024

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Contact

Dr Louise Helen Crockett
Senior Teaching Fellow
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: louise.crockett@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2684