Robert Stewart


Personal Statement

I am currently the MathWorks Professor of Signal Processing at the University of Strathclyde.    Since August 2014 I have been Chair and Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, with more than 55 academic staff and almost 300 researchers.   My interests in teaching, knowledge exchange and research over the last 20 years has focussed around signal processing and communications.  In recent years I have been working on digital communications and software defined radio, with specific interest in radio standards such as LTE, 802.11, and most recently on wireless white space radio utilising TV spectrum frequencies.  From 2006-2012 I was the Xilinx Professor of DSP and Digital Logic at Strathclyde, and from since 1997 I have been a visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension School.  In 2004 I was a founder of the technology company Steepest Ascent Ltd, based in Glasgow with an office in Los Angeles.  The company was  acquired by MathWorks in 2013 who now have an engineering development office in Glasgow near to the University.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • FPGA Implementations for SDR
  • White Space Radio and wireless standards
  • MATLAB./Simulink SDR Design

Teaching Interests

  • Digital Communications
  • Software Defined Radio
  • FPGAs for DSP and Digital Communications

Industrial Relevance

  • MathWorks Professor
  • Xilinx University Programme Associate
  • UCLA Extension Industry Short Courses


  1. Low-cost frequency-agile filter bank-based multicarrier transceiver implementation

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. High-level synthesis for medical image processing on Systems on Chip: a case study

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. FPGA implementation of a cyclostationary detector for OFDM signals

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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