Dr Louise Helen Crockett

Senior Teaching Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a long-term Strathclyder, having undertaken 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).

My work focuses on the hardware implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) systems, primarily with an emphasis on communications applications, and I am also developing an interest in image processing. 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), based around these themes. 

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

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
Rapid prototyping and validation of FS-FBMC dynamic spectrum radio with simulink and ZynqSDR
Barlee Kenny W, Stewart Robert W, Crockett Louise H, MacEwen Neil C
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society Vol 2, pp. 113-131 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1109/OJCOMS.2020.3039928
FPGA acceleration of a quantized neural network for remote-sensed cloud detection
Reiter Philippe, Karagiannakis Philipp, Ireland Murray, Greenland Steve, Crockett Louise
7th International Workshop on On-Board Payload Data Compression (2020)
A PYNQ evaluation platform for FPGA architectures of the Line Hough Transform
Northcote David, Crockett Louise H, Murray Paul, Stewart Robert W
2020 IEEE 63rd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2020, pp. 133-137 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS48704.2020.9184499
Control and visualisation of a software defined radio system on the Xilinx RFSoC platform using the PYNQ framework
Goldsmith Joshua, Ramsay Craig, Northcote David, Barlee Kenneth W, Crockett Louise H, Stewart Robert W
IEEE Access Vol 8, pp. 129012-129031 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3008954

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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

IEEE Metro Area Workshop, Glasgow
Organiser
13/10/2015
2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference - Workshops
Organiser
11/5/2015

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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-2022
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-2022
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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