Robert Atkinson, BEng(Hons) MSc PhD CEng MIET SMIEE

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  • United Kingdom

  • 348 Citations
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. Electronic and Electrical Engineering with interests in communications systems, internet of Things and information processing (analytics).

Teaching Interests

  • EE106 Engineering Design for Software Development 1: gentle introduction to computer programming using Python.
  • EE471 Communications Networks: foundation in communication and computer networking concepts and protocols.

Research Interests

Given the increasing volume and variety of data that is being generated across economic and industrial sectors, a key area of interest is the extraction of meaning from heterogeous data sets. This involves research into data analytics and multicore programming solutions. This in trun motivates an interest both in Cloud Computing and Big Data analytics.

I also have a long interest in future internet technologies, including Mobile IPv6 mobility solutions, Internet of Things (IoT), and intelligent in-building control systems.

 

Expertise & Capabilities

I have experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Internet Engineering (including advance protocols, e.g. MIPv6, NEMO, 6LoWPAN);
  • Wireless Sensor Networks, especially in harsh industrial environments;
  • Partial discharge monitoring;
  • Wireless multhoming strategies;
  • Multicore processing (e.g. GPUs etc.);
  • Cloud computing and virtualisation;
  • Information processing using machine learning;
  • Big data analytics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Keywords

  • wireless sensor network
  • Mobile Communications
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Internet Engineering
  • Computer Networking
  • Big Data
  • Analytics

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Projects 2007 2020

Selected Research Output 2001 2018

10 Citations
Auctions
Wireless Communication
Communication
Operator
Costs
18 Citations

An advanced SOM algorithm applied to handover management within LTE

Sinclair, N., Harle, D., Glover, I., Irvine, J. & Atkinson, R. Jun 2013 In : IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 62, 5, p. 1883-1894 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Femtocell
Handover
Self organizing maps
Base stations
Learning systems
25 Citations

Estimation of impulsive noise in an electricity substation

Shan, Q., Glover, I. A., Atkinson, R. C., Bhatti, S., Portugues, I., Moore, P. J., Rutherford, R., Vieira, MFQ., Lima, A. M. N. & de Souza, B. A. Aug 2011 In : IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. 53, 3, p. 653-663 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Impulse noise
electricity
Electricity
wireless communication
telecommunication
1 Citations

RAID 6 hardware acceleration

Gilroy, M., Irvine, J. & Atkinson, R. C. Nov 2011 In : ACM Transactions in Embedded Computing Systems. 10, 4, 17 p., 43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hardware
Hard disk storage
Throughput
Industry

Thesis

Economic aspects of intelligent network selection : a game-theoretic approach

Author: Konka, J. W., 1 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Atkinson, R. (Supervisor) & Harle, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

High performance pattern matching and data remanence on graphics processing units

Author: Bellekens, X., 1 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Atkinson, R. (Supervisor) & Irvine, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award

Xavier Bellekens (Recipient), Christos Tachtatzis (Recipient), Robert Atkinson (Recipient), Craig Renfrew (Recipient) & Tony Kirkham (Recipient), 11 Sep 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2019

Sensor and Actuator Networks (Journal)

Atkinson, R. (Guest editor), Tachtatzis, C. (Guest editor), Xavier Bellekens (Guest editor)
31 Jul 2019

Activity: Journal or guest editorship

Online CPD - Social Benefits of Innovative Lighting

Dimitrijevic, B. (Speaker), Grant, P. (Speaker), Martin, R. (Speaker), Peter Skabara (Speaker), Atkinson, R. (Speaker)
28 Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course