The following lists the details of current members of the SPM group. Details of some of our previous members may be found in the
My research interests are in the areas of noise corrupted systems as they occur in control,
signal processing and telecommunications applications, with particular interests in system
identification and wireless communications.
, System Identification Toolbox
, MIMO Communications Testbed
, MCMC System Identification
, MCMC MIMO Detection
, MCMC Multi-User Detection
, Future Wireless
, QPC - Quadratic Programming in C
, Synchronisation and CFO estimation
, Filtering and Smoothing
, Variance Quantification
, Wiener Hammerstein Benchmark
My research interests are in the theory and applications of signal processing and dynamical systems. I'm also interested in sustainable energy, and the ways in which a smart electricity grid can support distributed generation, energy storage and energy efficiency.
Sarah Johnson received the B.E. (Hons) degree in electrical
engineering in 2000, and PhD in 2004, both from the University of
Newcastle, Australia. She then held a postdoctoral position with the
Wireless Signal Processing Program, National ICT Australia before
returning to the University of Newcastle where she is a senior
research fellow. Sarah's research interests are in the field of
error correction and information theory, and in particular low-density parity-check codes,
repeat-accumulate codes, iterative decoding algorithms and network coding. She is the
author of a book on iterative error correction published by Cambridge University Press.
A/Prof. Kellett's research interests are in analysis and design of nonlinear dynamical
power systems, and information and communication theory.
My research interests are in the areas of constrained optimisation
problems as they occur in the fields of system identification,
control, signal processing and telecommunications. My interests also
include estimation of parameter values for mathematical models of
dynamic systems using measurements of the systems input/output
Lawrence Ong received the BEng degree in electrical engineering from the National
University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2001. He subsequently received the MPhil
degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2004 and the PhD degree from NUS in
Lawrence Ong was with MobileOne, Singapore, as a system engineer from 2001 to 2002. He
was a research fellow at NUS, from 2007 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he was a
postdoctoral researcher at The University of Newcastle, Australia.
In 2011, Lawrence Ong was awarded the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
[success rate: 12.8%] by the Australian Research Council (ARC). He is currently a DECRA
fellow at The University of Newcastle.
Vikram Arkalgud Chandrasetty received Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bangalore University (India) in 2004, Master Degree in VLSI System Design from Coventry University (UK) in 2008 and PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from University of South Australia (Australia) in 2012. He was working with Core Networks Division at Motorola as Software Engineer (2005–2007) and also with SoftJin Technologies as Senior Software Engineer (2007–2008). He is currently working as a Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle. He is also an author of the book 'VLSI Design' published by Springer.
I completed my undergradute studies in Computer Engineering in
2005. For my honours
I worked on implementing a 2x2 MIMO system using
the Alamouti code on the first version of the testbed. I am currently
investigating applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
algorithms to MIMO communications systems as part of my
My research interests include low-density parity-check codes and iterative decoding algorithms.
Working with Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo analysis for multi-user detection and applications to system identification. My work with SPM also includes hardware design and embedded software development related to the MIMO wireless testbed. I have experience in the implementation and refinement of computational algorithms and have completed a masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle with a project implementing predictive current control for induction machines on an FPGA.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) in 2006. Honors project was an LDPC
Codec for an AWGN on an FPGA. Current research MPC and VLSI implementation of
Alan was awarded BEng (Comp) (Hons 1) and BCompSc Degrees as well as a GCertIC from
the University of Newcastle in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Previous to this, he completed an internship in the summer of 2003/2004 with the
University of Newcastle working on a wireless communications testbed. In 2004 he was
awarded the Agere Systems Australia and Australian Microelectronics Network's
Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Microelectronics Design and Telecommunications
Engineering which saw him complete a summer internship in 2004/2005 with the Agere
Systems Sydney Design Office.
In 2005, Alan completed his honours project in conjunction with Agere Systems
Australia. He has since been working on his PhD Thesis work on Microelectronics for
Wireless Communications as part of the University of Newcastle Signal Processing
Elizabeth completed her B Engineering (Electrical) degree in 2006 with 1st class honours at
the University of Newcastle. She was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
and CSIRO top-up scholarship in September 2011. She has approximately 7 years of
industrial experience in power engineering.
Elizabeth is currently investigating a demand management framework to mitigate the grid
challenges associated with large-scale uptake of residential solar photovoltaic (PV).