Robert Atkinson, BEng(Hons) MSc PhD CEng MIET SMIEE

Senior Lecturer

Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. Electronic and Electrical Engineering with interests in communications systems, internet of Things and information processing (analytics).

Teaching Interests

  • EE106 Engineering Design for Software Development 1: gentle introduction to computer programming using Python.
  • EE471 Communications Networks: foundation in communication and computer networking concepts and protocols.

Research Interests

Given the increasing volume and variety of data that is being generated across economic and industrial sectors, a key area of interest is the extraction of meaning from heterogeous data sets. This involves research into data analytics and multicore programming solutions. This in trun motivates an interest both in Cloud Computing and Big Data analytics.

I also have a long interest in future internet technologies, including Mobile IPv6 mobility solutions, Internet of Things (IoT), and intelligent in-building control systems.


Expertise & Capabilities

I have experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Internet Engineering (including advance protocols, e.g. MIPv6, NEMO, 6LoWPAN);
  • Wireless Sensor Networks, especially in harsh industrial environments;
  • Partial discharge monitoring;
  • Wireless multhoming strategies;
  • Multicore processing (e.g. GPUs etc.);
  • Cloud computing and virtualisation;
  • Information processing using machine learning;
  • Big data analytics.

    Research areas

  • wireless sensor network, Mobile Communications, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Condition Monitoring, Internet Engineering, Computer Networking, Big Data, Analytics
  1. An advanced SOM algorithm applied to handover management within LTE

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewSpecial issue

  2. Estimation of impulsive noise in an electricity substation

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  3. RAID 6 hardware acceleration

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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  1. Online CPD - Social Benefits of Innovative Lighting

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. EU - European Research Council (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

  3. VTC Fall 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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