Staff

The founder and leader of BiMEC, Prof Mohammad Ghavami, has been very successful in developing its multi-disciplinary expertise. His expertise lies in the areas of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, Adaptive and smart antenna, ireless sensor networks, Telecommunication systems for healthcare applications. He has published over 140 papers, two books and 3 US patents on various areas of UWB systems, smart antennas, wireless technologies and tele-health applications.

Academic staff

Prof Mohammad Ghavami

Research Professor
ghavamim@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, Adaptive and smart antenna, wireless sensor networks, Telecommunication systems for healthcare applications.

Short research profile

Mohammad Ghavami is Professor of Telecommunications Engineering in the School of Engineering, London South Bank University (LSBU). In 2012, he has been awarded a four year EPSRC grant related to ultra wideband sensors (EP/K002473/1, £911k, “DANCER”). Prior to this appointment he was with King’s College London from 2002 to 2010 where he secured several research grants including EPSRC (GR/T21771/01, £300k, UWB Channel Modelling) and NHS (MHF9401, £114k, Wireless Monitoring of Physiological Signals). He is the author of the books “Ultra Wideband Signals and Systems”, and “Adaptive Antenna Systems”, and has published over 140 technical papers in international journals and conferences on areas related to UWB, and medical applications. He has won the esteemed European Information Society Technologies (IST) prize in 2005 and two invention awards from Sony. He has been the guest editor of the various IET and IEICE Journals related to UWB.

Dr Sandra Dudley

Senior Lecturer
dudleyms@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Remote sensing, Optical-Wireless systems, Optical device design and characterisation, Location sensing, Cognitive Radio and spectrum management.

Short research profile

Dr Dudley-McEvoy received her PhD in Physics from the University of Essex. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communication Systems in the Department of Engineering and Design at LSBU. As a post-doctoral researcher she worked on a highly successful BT project investigating reduced provider cost broadband through remote powering of low-power devices in the cabinet. Her interest in low power remote systems has lead to wireless systems research and she investigates areas from novel antenna design and radio/optical transmission channels to radio propagation modelling and experimentation in hostile environments. She was also CO-I in a MTHR funded interdisciplinary project on the impact of mobile telecom technologies on health and well-being. Currently she is working on optical and wireless schemes, in particular Ultra-WideBand (UWB) for use in multi-play formats for future Local Area Networks (LAN’s). She has a number of published research journal papers relevant to DANCER and has collaborated on the EU FP-7 grant FIVER researching UWB wireless network modelling and experimentation for multi-play applications. She is CO-I on the EPSRC funded DANCER project researching novel, remote techniques for more intelligent energy usage within dwellings.

Dr Perry Xiao

Reader
xiaop@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Novel Infrared and electronic measurement technologies for Skin hydration and hydration depth profiling, Skin Pigments measurements, trans-dermal drug delivery, skin trans-epidermal water loss measurement, membrane permeability, hair and nail measurements, skin hydration imaging, skin microrelief imaging, mathematical modelling, advanced algorithm for data analysis, software programming.

Short research profile

Over the years, BiMEC has developed various of optical and electronic based non-destructive measurement technologies for in-vivo human skin studies, including opto-thermal transient emission radiometry (OTTER), AquaFlux and FingerPrint skin Imaging.

Dr Jian-Guo Zhang

Senior Lecturer
zhangja@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Optical fibre communication systems, photonic switching networks, all-optical signal waveform sampling techniques and the associated oscilloscope, gain-switched semiconductor lasers, femosecond mode-locked fibre lasers, avionics optical fibre data buses/LANs, and address codes for optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA).

Short research profile

Having done research on optical fibre communications and avionics optical fibre data buses/LAN's since 1986. Presently focusing on ultrashort optical pulse generation, ultrafast all-optical signal processing, optical signal waveform sampling techniques and their applications to ultrahigh-speed optical communication systems/networks.

Having authored and co-authored over 100 international journal papers since 1993. Being a recipient of Young Scientist Award from the 1995 URSI/IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics (ISSSE'95), 1996 URSI Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Best Paper Award from the Second International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP2000), and a co-recipient of Third-Prize Paper Award from the China Association for Science and Technology in 2009, respectively.

Dr Steve Alty

Senior Lecturer
altys@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Biomedical signal processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, efficient algorithms for spectral analysis.

Short research profile

Dr Alty received his PhD in Digital Signal Processing from Liverpool John Moores University in 1998.  His research involved classification of speech type signals.  He was subsequently employed as a lecturer at King’s College London until 2011.  He is now a Senior Lecturer at LSBU and works on research projects related to biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition.  Dr Alty is a senior member of the IEEE and a subscriber to the signal processing society (SPS) and engineering in medicine & biology society (EMBS)

Research and visiting staff

Dr Navid Ghavami

Research Associate
ghavamin@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

UWB microwave imaging for medial and non-medical applications, and ultra-wideband wireless communications.

Short research profile

Dr Ghavami received his BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King’s College London in 2009 and his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2013. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant with the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University. His PhD and post-doc research at Oxford University focussed on introducing and developing a new technique for breast cancer detection. During his undergraduate course, Dr Ghavami was the recipient of seven university wide prizes including an IEEE prize for Best Final Year Project in the field of telecommunications.

He is currently a research associate at London South Bank University, working on the EPSRC funded DANCER project, which aims to develop and test a novel technique for the purpose of smart energy saving in indoor environments.

Dr Hafeez Siddiqui

Research Associate
siddiqh3@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Biomedical engineering applications, data recognition, image and signal processing, system embedded programming, and machine learning.

Short research profile

Dr. Hafeez Siddqui Received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Islamia University Bahawalpur Bahawalpur Pakistan in 1998. He then received the M.Sc. degree in computer science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, in 2000, and the Master degree in telecommunications and computer network engineering from London South Bank University, London, U.K., in 2009. He is awarded Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from London South Bank University in 2016 and is currently a research associate at London South Bank University, working on the EPSRC funded DANCER project, which aims to develop and test a novel technique for the purpose of smart energy saving in indoor environments.

Dr Manik Gupta

Research Associate
guptam@lsbu.ac.uk

Research Interests

Data recognition,machine learning and data mining.

Short research profile

Dr Manik Gupta has worked on developing energy efficient, adaptive sampling algorithms for urban street pollution monitoring as a part of her PhD. She has also worked as a postdoc on a research project related to wheelchair accessibility and her role involved instrumenting the wheelchairs with smartphone and bespoke sensor devices to collect data and analysing the same for understanding the different environmental features that facilitate accessible way-finding for wheelchair users.

Former Research Staff

Research students

Supervisor: Prof Mohammad Ghavami

Supervisor: Dr Sandra Dudley-McEvoy

Supervisor: Dr Perry Xiao

Supervisor: Dr Steve Alty