Dr Louise Helen Crockett

Senior Teaching Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • 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 

Prizes and awards

Best Student Paper Award
Recipient
29/5/2018

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Publications

A new design workflow for PYNQ enabled Xilinx platforms utilising the simulink environment for Vivado IPI abstraction
McLaughlin Lewis D, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
2022 IEEE 30th Annual International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) The 30th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/fccm53951.2022.9786083
Low-cost, high-speed parallel FIR filters for RFSoC front-ends enabled by CλaSH
Ramsay Craig, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
55th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2021 55th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, pp. 925-932 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEECONF53345.2021.9723107
A natively fixed-point run-time reconfigurable FIR filter design method for FPGA hardware
Goldsmith Joshua, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems Vol 3, pp. 25-37 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/OJCAS.2022.3152399
Training deep filters for physical layer frame synchronization
Kalade Sarunas, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society Vol 3, pp. 1063-1075 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/OJCOMS.2022.3185973
Capture and visualisation of radio signals with an open source, single chip spectrum analyser
Northcote David, McLaughlin Lewis, Crockett Louise Helen, Stewart Robert
2021 31st International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 31st International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/FPL53798.2021.00078
On applications of dependent types to parameterised digital signal processing circuits
Ramsay Craig, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
2021 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2021 - Proceedings 64th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 787-791 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS47672.2021.9531730

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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. 

Professional activities

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
GHz RF Sampling for Radio Spectrum Monitoring using the Xilinx RFSoC
Contributor
28/10/2021
Spectrum Monitoring for Sharing - first principles SDR design and implementation
Speaker
16/9/2021
EUSIPCO
Speaker
23/8/2021

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Projects

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 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) | 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 (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 - 01-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Northcote, David
Crockett, Louise Helen (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Northcote, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2019

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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