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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

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Key Publications

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Proportional-Integral Synchronisation for Non-identical Wireless Packet-Coupled Oscillators with Delays, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z. 1 Nov 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • A B-Spline Method with AIS Optimization for 2-D IoT-Based Overpressure Reconstruction, Gao, S., Tian, G., Dai, X., Jiang, X., Kong, D., Zong, Y., Yi, Q. 12 Mar 2020, In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal

PGR Supervision

  • 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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