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Dr Xuewu Dai

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Xuewu -DaiI joined Northumbria University in 2013 after holding two Research Associate positions at University of Oxford (2011-2013) and at University College London (2009-2011), respectively.  For over 10 years, I have worked as an academic researcher and engineer in advanced signal processing and its applications in control systems and wireless communications.

I received an MEng in Communication Engineering and BSc in Computer Science from Southwest University, China, in 1999 and 2003, respectively, and a PhD degree studying dynamic modelling and observer-based condition monitoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2008. Prior to the lecturer position at Northumbria, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher from 2011 to 2013 at the Department of Engineering Science University of Oxford, where I developed the signal processing system for the non-contact optical sensor for wastewater and environment monitoring with industrial partners. Due to my contribution to this project, I was awarded the Early Career Research Prize by SWIG UK. From 2009 to 2011, I was a Research Associate at Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), working as part of the TSB/EPSRC project on "Wireless Data Acquisition in Gas Turbine Engine Testing (WIDAGATE)". I joined the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Southwest University as a Lecturer Assistant in 2002. During 1999-2000, I worked as a volunteer of education aid group under the China Youth Volunteers Poverty Alleviation Project and taught pupils at Qinghai, China.

He has edited 1 book and published 2 book chapters and over 30 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

Campus Address

Ellison Building


  • PhD December 17 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Information not provided Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2010

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Integrating radio-over-fiber communication system and BOTDR sensor system, Ng, W., Lalam, N., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Fu, R., Harrington, P., Gomes, N., Lu, C. 15 Apr 2020, In: Sensors
  • BEM-based EKF-RTSS Channel Estimation for Non-stationary Doubly-selective Channel, Shen, X., Liao, Y., Dai, X., Li, D., Liu, K. 14 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • BEM-based UKF channel estimation for 5G-enabled V2V channel, Shen, X., Liao, Y., Dai, X. 21 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, GlobalSIP 2018 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • DOTS: Delay-Optimal Task Scheduling Among Voluntary Nodes in Fog Networks, Zhang, G., Shen, F., Chen, N., Zhu, P., Dai, X., Yang, Y. Apr 2019, In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • EKF/UKF-based channel estimation for robust and reliable communications in V2V and IIoT, Liao, Y., Shen, X., Sun, G., Dai, X., Wan, S. 1 Dec 2019, In: Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Experimental Demonstration of EEG Signal Transmission Using VLC Deploying LabView, Aggarwal, G., Dai, X., Binns, R., Saatchi, R. 9 May 2019
  • Experimental Demonstration of Single-Channel EEG Signal Using 32 × 32 Pixel OLED Screen and Camera, Aggarwal, G., Dai, X., Saatchi, R., Binns, R., Sikandar, A. 28 Jun 2019, In: Electronics (Switzerland)
  • Non-Data Aided Rician Parameters Estimation in Temporal Fading Channel With 3 DoFs Gaussian Mixture Model, Zhang, Q., Lu, G., Zhang, W., Shen, F., Dai, X., Jiao, J., Qin, F. 23 May 2019, In: IEEE Access
  • Output observer for fault detection in linear systems under disturbances, Mohamadi, L., Dai, X., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Djemai, M. 21 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Real-time Wireless Healthcare system for Angular Transmission of EEG signal using VL-OCC, Aggarwal, G., Dai, X., Binns, R., Saatchi, R. 31 May 2019, In: Procedia Computer Science

PGR Supervision

  • Geetika Aggarwal Visible Light Optical Camera Communication for Electroencephalography Applications Start: 21/06/2017
  • Yan Zong PkCOs: Synchronisation of Packet-Coupled Oscillators in Industrial Internet of Things Start: 01/10/2016
  • Lamine Mohamadi Fault Detection Schemes for Dynamical Systems Start: 18/02/2014
  • Jiwen Zhu Start: 01/02/2016


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