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Dr Xuewu Dai

Assistant Professor

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.

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  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • A low cost UV-IR dual wavelength optical sensor with Chirp modulation for in-situ chemical oxygen demand measurements, Zhang, Z., Dai, X., Shan, G., Li, G., Li, X., Liu, X., Qin, F. 1 Sep 2022, In: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
  • Flexible Multifunctional Platform Based on Piezoelectric Acoustics for Human-Machine Interaction and Environmental Perception, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Li, D., Xie, J., Tao, R., Luo, J., Dai, X., Torun, H., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, Y. 14 Sep 2022, In: Microsystems and Nanoengineering
  • Nondata-Aided Rician Parameters Estimation with Redundant GMM for Adaptive Modulation in Industrial Fading Channel, Lu, G., Dai, X., Zhang, W., Yang, Y., Qin, F. 1 Apr 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Robust Synchronised Data Acquisition for Biometric Authentication, Zong, Y., Liu, S., Liu, X., Gao, S., Dai, X., Gao, Z. 13 Jun 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Robust Time Synchronisation for Industrial Internet of Things by H∞ Output Feedback Control, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Wei, Z., Zou, M., Guo, W., Gao, Z. 20 Jan 2022, In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • TACAN: the Shaping of Delay Distribution under Multi-path Fading Channel for Industrial IoT Systems, Liu, F., Dai, X., Jin, M., Zhang, W., Yang, Y., Qin, F. 23 Feb 2022, In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • A Lightweight Wireless Overpressure Node Based Efficient Monitoring for Shock Waves, Gao, S., Tian, G., Dai, X., Zhang, Q., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Wang, Q., Jia, N. Feb 2021, In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Chirp modulation enabled turbidity measurement for large scale monitoring of fresh water, Wei, J., Qin, F., Li, G., Li, X., Liu, X., Dai, X. 1 Nov 2021, In: Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
  • Independent Review of the 2021 CDP submission based on SCATTER by Newcastle City Council, Kotter, R., Dai, X., Heidrich, O., Chu, S. 28 Jul 2021

  • Yan Zong PkCOs: Synchronisation of Packet-Coupled Oscillators in Industrial Internet of Things Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 17/12/2020
  • Geetika Aggarwal Visible Light Optical Camera Communication for Electroencephalography Applications Start Date: 21/06/2017 End Date: 17/01/2020
  • Lamine Mohamadi Fault Detection Schemes for Dynamical Systems Start Date: 18/02/2014 End Date: 07/02/2019
  • Jiwen Zhu Coordinated motion control system based on wireless precision time synchronization Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 20/12/2018

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


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