Work Packages 2 (E_WP2)
Dr Mathini Sellathurai is currently a Reader in Signal Processing with the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K and leading research in adaptive, cognitive and statistical signal processing techniques in a range of applications including Radar, Lidar, Sonar and RF networks. She has been active in the area of signal processing research for the past 15 years and has a strong international track record in multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing with applications in radar and wireless communications research. She was involved in signal processing for defence research as PI in the first phase of UDRC programme for work on Forward Looking RADAR and OFDM signal recognition/classification, and presently funded by DSTL through a National PhD studentship grant to work on Cognitive RADAR. She held defence signal processing research grants from industries QinetiQ and Wireless Fibre Systems to work on MIMO RADAR and underwater communications. Presently, she is interested in the DSTL technical challenges 8, 9, 16, 20, 29, 31 and 38.
Dr Sellathurai has 5 years of industrial research experience. She was with the Bell-Laboratories, New Jersey, USA, as a visiting researcher (2000); and with the Canadian (Government) Communications Research Centre, Ottawa Canada as a Senior Research Scientist (2001-2004). Since 2004 August, she has been with academia. She also holds an honorary Adjunct/Associate Professorship at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, and an Associate Editorship for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing since 2009.
Dr Sellathurai has published over 120 peer reviewed papers in leading international journals and IEEE conferences; given invited talks and written several book chapters as well as a research monograph as a lead author. The significance of her accomplishments is recognized through international awards, including an IEEE Communication Society Fred W. Ellersick Best Paper Award in 2005, Industry Canada Public Service Awards for contributions in science and technology in 2005 and awards for contributions to technology Transfer to industries in 2004.