UDRC 2016 Summer School

Summer School 2016 Presentations


The UDRC will be hosting the 2016 Signal Processing for Defence Summer School at the University of Edinburgh. This four day course will be delivered at Masters level and is for researchers in industry, defence and academia who have an interest in Signal Processing for Defence.

  • Date: Monday 27 June to Thursday 30 June 2016
  • Location: Sanderson Building, Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh
  • Cost: Free to Successful Applicants
  • Application for the Summer school is now closed

Important Downloads

Important Dates

  • Applications for UDRC Summer School is now closed
  • Deadline for Applications: 30 March 2016
  • Notification for Applications: 11 April 2016
Day Theme
Monday 27th June 8.30 am start with coffee, first lecture starts 9 am - last lecture ends 5pm Statistical Signal Processing
Tuesday 28th June 8.30 am start with coffee, first lecture starts 9 am - last lecture ends 5pm Tracking
Wednesday 29th June 8.30 am start with coffee, first lecture starts 9 am - last lecture ends 5pm Pattern Recognition and Classification
Thursday 30th June 8.30 am start with coffee, first lecture starts 9 am - last lecture ends 5pm Source Separation

Our aim is to offer an excellent teaching and learning environment which is free to attend. As the course was oversubscribed last year and numbers are capped, application to the Summer School requires an applicant selection process. Candidates can apply to be considered for a place when registration opens in January 2016.

To ensure that participants are equipped to apply this work to practical solutions, the course will be delivered through traditional lectures and tutorials on set exercises supervised by leading experts in the field.


The objectives of the Summer School are to:

  • Fill a gap in knowledge for signal processing engineering research students and industrial practitioners.
  • Facilitate the process of taking new theoretical developments into practical engineering applications.
  • Create a focal point for research in Signal Processing for Defence
  • Stimulate new collaborations in this field.

There will also be ample opportunity to network at the UDRC Summer School social events which is still to be confirmed.

Lectures and slides

Digital copies of lectures and slides will be provided in the form of a USB stick as part of the Summer School pack which will be given to all attendees on the first day of the event. They are also available here.

Summer School Socials

Monday 27th June 7pm: For those who are brave enough, the UDRC have organised a ghost walk around Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City. This tour is provided by City of the Dead Tours (recommended by the Lonely Planet guide) and lasts one hour and twenty minutes. We start at 7pm from the large black signs against the wall of St Giles Cathedral and finish in Niddry Street South. After the ghost walk we will reconvene at the Doric Bar on Market Street for a drink to calm our nerves.

Wednesday 29th June 7.30pm: The UDRC Summer School meal will be taking place in the Salisbury Arms. The form to indicate your menu choices is available here.

Travel and Accommodation

From Edinburgh city centre (Waverly Bridge)

Bus service number 41, 42, 8 (approx 30 mins)

From Pollock halls

Bus service number 31 (approx 25 mins) or on foot (30 mins)

*There is no visitor parking on campus however there is on street parking close by.


There is a range of accommodation available through the University with Edinburgh First.

Edinburgh First offers accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every budget. Treat yourself to a deluxe room at Edinburgh First's three-star properties; Salisbury Green Hotel and Masson House, or opt for central Edinburgh B&B accommodation at Kenneth Mackenzie. During summer, you can settle into Pollock Halls or one of our Edinburgh self-catering flats.

To check availability and book visit www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk. A Summer School discount code will be available shortly.

Pollock Halls are located within a mile of the city centre and one and a half miles from the King’s Buildings.

A range of transport options are available to access Pollock Halls.


18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY.

Lothian Buses provide a number of services which stop within close proximity to Pollock Halls. These include:
2, 3, 5 ,7 , 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49, N3, N30, N31, N37, X29, X31 and X37

Visa information

For students coming from oustide the EEA and Switzerland, information on visa requirements and application procedure can be found on the UK gouvernment short-term study visa page or alternatively on the University of Edinburgh website.

Summer School Funding

The Summer School is delivered by the UDRC in partnership with Dstl and funded by the ESPRC.