Professor Stephan Weiss

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Based in the Centre for Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP), my team and I work on the analysis, design and implementation of signal processing algorithms. I have been a Reader in CeSIP from 2006-2016, and previously worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Southamption from 1999-2006, as a Visiting Lecturer at Strathclyde in 1998/99 and as a Visiting Scholar at the Unversity of Southern California in 1996/97.

My research interests lie in digital signal processing (DSP), where I am interested in a variety of problems in adaptive, array, and multirate DSP. My particular curiosity are multi-channel, broadband systems, and a significant portion of my research team is working within this area.

I was co-organiser and technical chair for the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2009 in Glasgow, and general chair for the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC) 2014 in Glasgow and for the 2nd IEE/EURASIP DSP enable Radio Conference 2005 in Southampton. I am also part of the organising committee for the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2019 in Brighton.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • adaptive signal processing;
    • array processing;
    • multirate signal processing;
    • signal processing applications in communications, audio & acoustics and biomedicine.

Prizes and awards

Best Student Paper Award
Recipient
2018
Best Paper Award, MIMO Systems Track
Recipient
2011

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Qualifications

  • Dipl.-Ing. Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, 1995.
  • PhD, Signal Processing, University of Strathlcyde, 1998.

Publications

Efficient implementation of iterative polynomial matrix EVD algorithms exploiting structural redundancy and parallelisation
Coutts Fraser K, Proudler Ian K, Weiss Stephan
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2019.2937006
Multi-radio access network assignment using dynamic programming
Anis Vianney, Weiss Stephan
IEEE 27th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications, and Computer Networks (2019)
FPGA implementation of a TVWS up- and down converter using non-power-of-two FFT modulated filter banks
Anis Vianney, Guo Jincheng, Weiss Stephan, Crockett Louise H
27th European Signal Processing Conference (2019)
Iterative approximation of analytic eigenvalues of a parahermitian matrix EVD
Weiss Stephan, Proudler Ian K, Coutts Fraser K, Pestana Jennifer
2019 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 8038-8042 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8682407
Maximally smooth Dirichlet interpolation from complete and incomplete sampling on the unit circle
Weiss Stephan, Macleod Malcolm D
2019 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (2019)
Sample space-time covariance matrix estimation
Delaosa Connor, Pestana Jennifer, Goddard Nicholas J, Somasundaram Samuel, Weiss Stephan
2019 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 8033-8037 (2019)

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Teaching

  • EE320 Signal & Systems
  • EE578/EE978 Advanced Signal Processing
  • EE986 Professional Studies

Research interests

  • MIMO systems
  • methods for broadband/wideband problems
  • polynomial matrix decompositions
  • rural broadband access

Professional activities

18th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications
Participant
1/10/2012
IEEE Globecom 2012 - Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Symposium
Member of programme committee
3/1/2012
IEEE GLOBECOM'12: Power Line Communications and SmartGrid Track
Member of programme committee
2012
54th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Chair
9/12/2011
54th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Chair
6/12/2011
19th European Signal Processing Conference -EUSIPCO 2011
Participant
29/8/2011

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Projects

Signal Processing in the Information Age (UDRC III)
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2023
Enabling Affordable Internet Access with Dynamic Spectrum Management & Software Defined Radio (GCRF)
Stewart, Robert (Principal Investigator) Weiss, Stephan (Co-investigator) Crawford, David H (Research Co-investigator)
"This project aims to investigate how the use of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) management and geo-location database technology, combined with software defined radio (SDR) implementations may be used to enable effective and efficient wireless networks to be built at scale in developing countries in order to support affordable Internet access using the shared spectrum resource. The project will seek to evolve DSA methods and techniques to generally improve this type of spectrum sharing service, and hence these improvements in the UK, will be fully shared and supported by our international ODA partners. The project will be led by the University of Strathclyde's Centre for White Space Communications (CWSC), working with international ODA university partners in Kenya, Zambia, Ghana & Malawi (further engaging with partners in their countries - both industry and regulators). There will also be support and input from a number of key industry partners including dynamic spectrum access database and cloud services partners: Nominet and Microsoft, production white space/DSP radio vendors, Adaptrum and 6Harmonics; UK SME internet service providers (ISPs) partners Cloudnet and Broadway Partners; and communication/ SDR software support from MathWorks, and FPGA hardware vendors Xilinx. All of the relationships and partners in this proposal are already pre-existing, trusted and in some cases very long term relationships, including previous and active Strathclyde links to partners in all four African countries. Figure 1 below illustrates the partners in this project.

CWSC and its collaborating partners have considerable expertise and experience in DSA management, and were instrumental in helping Ofcom as it progressed towards putting regulations in place for dynamic use of White Space spectrum in the TV band - regulations which went 'live' on 31st December 2015. The project will build upon previous work that has taken place in the four overseas countries, and will ultimately lead to benefits in the form of improved routes towards digital inclusion in those countries, and we anticipate followed later by 'ripple effect' to neighbouring or regional countries."
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
Fundamentals, Techniques and Algorithms for Processing Multichannel Broadband Data
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
Inversion Analysis of Surface Seismic Data for Effective Exploration of Oil and Gas Reservoirs
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Tarantino, Alessandro (Co-investigator) Weiss, Stephan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2019
ETF Studentship - Leonardo MW Ltd
Soraghan, John (Principal Investigator) Weiss, Stephan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
Sustainable CellulAr networks harVEstiNG ambient Energy (SCAVENGE)
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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