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UDRC Summer School 2017 Registration Now Closed 

Registration for this year's Summer School hosted by the University of Surrey is now closed. We would like to thank all the people who showed interest in attending, however there was a very high volume of applications and all the places have now been filled with the successful applicants notified.

If you require more information on the programme, venue and social events it can be found here.

Posted 19th April 2017

Job Opportunities:

Research Associate in Compressed Sensing and Sparsity for Radar and Electronic Surveillance

A research associate position for 15 months is available on the EPSRC and UK Ministry of Defence jointly funded University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) project. 
The researcher will work on the work package, Sparse Representations and Compressed Sensing and will develop novel techniques for sensor constrained sensing and imaging. The focus will mainly be on sub-Nyquist spectral sensing and volumetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The aim is to incorporate the low-dimensional structures of the signals to develop computationally efficient reconstruction algorithms and improve the overall sensing process. 

More information here

This vacancy is no longer available


Research Associate in Computational sensing and signal processing

A research associate position for 24 months in the first instance is available on the ERC Advanced grant project, C-SENSE led by Professor Mike Davies. This project aims to make new theoretical advances in the use of low dimensional data models for compressive signal processing and learning, including detection, classification and estimation. It will explore the efficient use of low dimensional structure to reduce the computational, storage and acquisition costs for solving such signal processing problems. 
The post holder will work on a theoretical framework to exploit novel compact representations of signals and data and the design and analysis of associated representations and algorithms, exploring the theoretical interplay between signal structure, computational cost and statistical accuracy.

More information here

This vacancy is no longer available

Posted 20th December 2016


AIMday Sensors, Signal Processing & Imaging registration for organisations now opened!


AIMday Sensor Signal Processing & Imaging, to be held on 21st September 2016, invites companies and organisations to submit questions around the theme of Sensor Signal Processing & Imaging.  Questions posed will then be discussed on the day itself in individual company workshops by some of the UK’s leading expertise, who will look to identify pathways to possible solutions.


You can now register on the event website as an organisation here.

Important dates

Registration for organisations: 16th May – 22nd August

Registration for academics: 23rd August – 2nd Sept

Posted 11th May 2016

Edinburgh Research Innovation: AIMday Sensor Signal Processing and Imaging in the news.

See the press release relating to this event on the ERI website.

Registration for companies open until 22nd August, not long to go! Register now.

Posted 17th August 2016


11th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing deadline for abstracts extended

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 3rd June 2016 for the IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing.

To be considered at this stage, only a 300-500 word abstract is required.

More information can be found at

This event will take place in Birmingham from 12th to the 14th December 2016.

Posted 25th May 2016

Vacancy: Research Associate in Adaptive Waveform Design for Active Sensing

A postdoctoral research associate position for two years is available as part of a wider project within the Edinburgh Consortium of The University Defence Research Collaboration The project is to investigate a novel approach to adaptive waveform design (AWD) for active sensing systems such as radar, sonar, and other modalities. Rather than fixing the transmit waveform for many cycles, as traditional in active sensing modalities, the waveform is adapted based on information extracted from previously received signals, and optimised to maximise detection of particular targets. In particular, multiple-input multiple-output modalities will be investigated to enable the system to transmit multiple directed signals so as to probe spatially diverse targets simultaneously, as well as giving more flexibility in the design of the transmit waveform. 

Application deadline: 6th July.

Posted 6th June 2016

Vacancy: Research Associate in Radio Propagation Analysis for Wireless Sensor Networks

A one year post-doctoral research associate position is available on the UK Ministry of Defence University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) and UK EPSRC jointly funded joint project.
The researcher will conduct detailed modelling using advanced software tools of radio propagation within different environments including urban, suburban and rural areas. They will also assist in signal processing algorithm development to allow the model results to be analysed in detail. In particular the performance of signal detection and analysis algorithms using a mobile ad hoc network of sensors will be studied. The researcher will also be expected to contribute to wider simulator development and to assist with a campaign of radio measurements that will be used to cross-check the radio propagation results. The researcher will be supervised by Prof John Thompson in the Institute for Digital Communications along with Dr Mathini Sellathurai at Heriot-Watt University. They will work closely with other UDRC researchers and interact regularly with our project partners in the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).

Application deadline: 30th June.

Posted 3rd June 2016

UDRC Postdoctoral Opportunity

A postdoctoral research associate position for up to two years is available on the EPSRC and UK Ministry of Defence funded, University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) project.The successful researcher will develop sophisticated signal processing techniques for high bandwidth, integrated multi sensor systems operating in battlefield environments.

Informal enquires contact
This post is full time and fixed term for 24 months.
Closing Date: Friday 12th February 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

For more information on the job specification and to apply visit the Edinburgh University Vacancy page

Posted 15th January 2016

SSPD 2015 Proceedings Now Available

This year's Sensor Signal Processing for Defence Conference in Edinburgh proved a success with encouraging feedback and many celebrated scientists in attendance. The organising committee was pleased to welcome keynote Speakers: Branko Ristic,Principle Scientist at DSTO and Penelope Endersby, Head of Information Management Department at Dstl.

Proceedings for SSPD2015 are available to view on the conference website

Posted 10th October 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS - IEEE Signal Processing Society IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

Posted 4th November 2014

University of Edinburgh hosting Signal Processing Aimday

 Posted 18th June 2015

Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) 2015: Call for Papers

(Registration Now Closed)

Posted 16th Dec 2014

PhD Vacancy in Cardiff University School of Engineering

(Vacancy Now Closed)

Posted 21st May 2015

Heriot-Watt in the News!

A Heriot-Watt Censis project with links to UDRC Package 3 researchers has caught the attention of the BBC news channel! The project which involves research imitating dolphin sonar, have developed a technique which can detect underwater objects and their contents similar to the methods used by the aquatic mammal. To see the report you can visit the BBC news website.

Posted 21st January 2016

Prof. Yvan Pettiliot gives Inaugural Lecture: UNDERWATER ROBOTICS - A dive into the unknown

In Professor Petillot's Inaugural Lecture he will look at how humans have tried to discover more about this hidden planet and how autonomous underwater robots are about to change our ability to map, understand and exploit our oceans.

To book your place visit the event page

Posted 19th January 2016

UDRC 2015 Summer School Surrey Featured in CDT-EI Newsletter

CDT-EI student Pawel Ladosz reported on his attendance at this years UDRC Summer school for the CDT-EI newletter. It can be viewed here.

Posted 3rd November 2015

Prestigious Conference Prize Win for 2 LSSC PhD Students

Domenico Gaglione and Christos Ilioudis, two PhD students from Strathclyde and working with UDRC as part of the LSSC Consortium, were awarded the FIRST and THIRD place respectively at the Best Student Paper Competition at the IEEE International Radar Conference 2015 in Washington. It is the most important conference in the field and their prize is the most prestigious that they could get at this stage of their career as researchers.

Domenico presented a paper entitled 'Model-Based Sparse Recovery Method for Automatic Classification of Helicopters' while Christos presented the paper 'Performance Analysis of Fractional Waveform Libraries in MIMO Radar Scenario'.

These papers are in print, however abstract links are available on the LSSC publications page.

Posted 20th May 2015

UDRC Feature: Spearheading Defence Signal Processing

Project Manager Janet Forbes talks about UDRC research and its applications to Julie Shennan, feature writer for the MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin magazine.

View This Article

Posted 12th March 2015

PhD Position in Sensor Management for Distributed Signal Processing in Sensor Networks

(Vacancy Now Closed)

Posted 9th February 2015

Registration for the UDRC Summer School 2015 is now open!

(Registration Now Closed)

Posted 16th Dec 2014

Research Associate Position Available in Signal Processing

(Vacancy Now Closed)

Posted 23rd Jan 2015

Fully Funded PhD Studentship on Multi-Sensor Processing in Wide Area Surveillance Networks

(Vacancy Now Closed)

Posted 17th October 2014

PhD Studentship in Signal and Image Processing / Computer Vision Tracking in multiple non-overlapping cameras

(Vacancy Now Closed)

Posted 31st September 2014

UDRC Director Prof. Mike Davies was invited to present at the Compressive Sensing for Radar Application workshop at EuRAD 2014

Posted 13th October

PhD Student Di Wu Wins Dstl Prize

Posted 9th June 2014

UDRC in Print

Posted 25th April 2014

UDRC leads workshop at Military Radar Event

Posted 12th September 2013

UDRC Launch of Phase 2 Research

Posted 10th July 2013