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.


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
Best Paper Award, MIMO Systems Track

More prizes and awards


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


Eigenvalue decomposition of a parahermitian matrix : extraction of analytic Eigenvectors
Weiss Stephan, Proudler Ian, Coutts Fraser Kenneth, Khattak Faizan Ahmad
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2023)
Polynomial eigenvalue decomposition for multichannel broadband signal processing
Neo Vincent W, Redif Soydan, McWhirter John G, Pestana Jennifer, Proudler Ian K, Weiss Stephan, Naylor Patrick A
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2023)
Space-time covariance matrix estimation : loss of algebraic multiplicities of Eigenvalues
Khattak Faizan A, Weiss Stephan, Proudler Ian K, McWhirter John G
56th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, pp. 975-979 (2022)
Support estimation of analytic eigenvectors of parahermitian matrices
Khattak Faizan, Proudler Ian K, Weiss Stephan
International Conference on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, pp. 1-6 (2022)
Polynomial eigenvalue decomposition-based target speaker voice activity detection in the presence of competing talkers
Neo Vincent W, Weiss Stephan, McKnight Simon W, Hogg Aidan O T, Naylor Patrick A
17th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement, pp. 1-5 (2022)
Enhanced space-time covariance estimation based on a system identification approach
Khattak Faizan A, Proudler Ian K, Weiss Stephan
2022 Sensor Signal Processing for Defence Conference, SSPD 2022 - Proceedings 11th International Conference in Sensor Signal Processing for Defence 2022 Sensor Signal Processing for Defence Conference, SSPD 2022 - Proceedings (2022)

More publications


  • 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
IEEE Globecom 2012 - Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Symposium
Member of programme committee
IEEE GLOBECOM'12: Power Line Communications and SmartGrid Track
Member of programme committee
54th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
54th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
19th European Signal Processing Conference -EUSIPCO 2011

More professional activities


Signal Processing in the Information Age (UDRC III)
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
UDRC III: Signal Processing in the Information Age
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2024
Fundamentals, Techniques and Algorithms for Processing Multichannel Broadband Data | Delaosa, Connor
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator) Pestana, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Delaosa, Connor (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
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)
Fundamentals, Techniques and Algorithms for Processing Multichannel Broadband Data
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
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

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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