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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
  • Time Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators for Smart Grids, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Binns, R. 21 Jan 2019, 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), IEEE
  • Implementation of Timestamped Pulse-Coupled Oscillators in IEEE 802.15.4 Networks, Zong, Y., Luo, K., Dai, X., Gao, Z. 7 Sep 2018, 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing
  • Joint channel estimation and decoding design for 5G-enabled V2V channel, Shen, X., Liao, Y., Dai, X., Zhao, M., Liu, K., Wang, D. 2 Aug 2018, In: China Communications
  • Modelling and Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Non-identical Oscillators for Wireless Sensor Networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z., Busawon, K., Zhu, J. 18 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
  • Simulation and evaluation of pulse-coupled oscillators in wireless sensor networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z., Binns, R., Busawon, K. 10 Jul 2018, In: Systems Science and Control Engineering
  • Business Models for Vehicle to Grid (V2G), Kotter, R., O'Brien, G., Putrus, G., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., Dai, X. 6 Jul 2018, The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2018
  • Airborne Wireless Sensor Networks for Airplane Monitoring System, Gao, S., Dai, X., Hang, Y., Guo, Y., Ji, Q. 17 May 2018, In: Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Performance Improvement of Brillouin Ring Laser based BOTDR System Employing a Wavelength Diversity Technique, Lalam, N., Ng, W., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Qing Fu, Y. 15 Feb 2018, In: Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • SEEV4City INTERIM 'Summary of the State of the Art' report, Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Wang, Y., Das, R., O'Brien, G., Dai, X., Bentley, E., Cao, Y., Heller, R., Prateek, R., Gough, B. 3 Feb 2018
  • Decomposing chaos into a harmonic oscillator with nonlinear feedback using pole placement methods, Canyelles-Pericas, P., Dai, X., Binns, R., Busawon, K. 23 Jan 2018, 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017, IEEE

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  • Geetika Aggarwal Start: 21/06/2017
  • Jiwen Zhu Start: 01/02/2016
  • Yan Zong Start: 01/10/2016
  • Lamine Mohamadi Fault Detection Schemes for Dynamical Systems Start: 18/02/2014


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