Professor Ian McLoughlin 马国岭 教授

Eur. Ing., BEng, PhD, IET Fellow, SrMIEEE, CEng

Address  

School of Computing, The University of Kent, Medway Campus,
Medway Building, Chatham Maritime,
Chatham ME4 4AG, UK

Phone  

Email  

+44 (0) 1634 888484

ivm .at. kent . ac . uk

My books  






Speech and Audio Processing:
a MATLAB-based approach

(Cambridge University Press)

Click to visit website

Computer Architecture:
an embedded approach

(McGraw-Hill)

Click to visit website

Applied Speech and Audio Processing:
with MATLAB examples

(Cambridge University Press)

Click to visit website

计算机体系结构-嵌入式方法-麦克洛克林
( Chinese translation of the McGraw-Hill book)

Computer Architecture
(in Chinese)

Research  

A page on my Speech-related research
... the Bionic Voice project
... SaVAD (Super-Audible Voice Activity Detection)
... and Machine Hearing /Sound Event Detection

A page on my Communications-related research

A page on my Miscellaneous research

Also an overview of some Old Projects

I was a founding member of the Earth Observatory of Singapore
(you read about some of my work here, including the revolutionary GeoTouch here)

My electromobility research included e-bikes on campus
(you can also view some photos)

X-Sat: about 5 years of my life was spent leading a team to develop the computers for Singapore's first satellite. (click here for photos) and here is some more information. There is also some on the Miscellaneous research page above.

Here is some of my industrial R&D portfolio

Publications  

About 200 papers from 1991 to 2017 (including 4 books, 50 peer-reviewed journals and about 150 peer-reviewed conference papers)

Links to some recent papers can be found in the list below

See me on Google Scholar

Current  students  
(postgraduate)  

Click here to view my recent research students

Graduated  students  
(postgraduate)  

Ding Zhongqiang (PhD, 2001)

Hamid Reza Sharifzadeh (PhD, 2011)

Shiva Prakash Premananda (PhD, 2012)

Farzaneh Ahmadi (PhD, 2013)

Erwin Anggadjaja (PhD, 2014)

Le Thanh Hai (PhD, 2014) - final writeup supervised by Nicholas Vun Chan Hua, NTU

Nguyen Quang Huy (PhD, soon) - now supervised by Nicholas Vun Chan Hua, NTU

Pham Hung Thinh (PhD, ETA 2014) - with Suhaib Fahmy, NTU

Zeng Wei (PhD, ETA 2015) - now supervised by Philip Fu, NTU

Cedric Tio Meng Meng (MEng, 2000)

Fong Loong Chong (MSc, 2003) - with Kryz Pawlikowski, UOC

Milind Thakur (MSc, 2005) - with Harsha Sirisena, UOC

Jengis Lo-Ming (MSc, 2006) - with Pete Smith, UOC

Phan Quoc Huy (MEng, 2012) - main supervisor: Forest Tan Su Lim, SIT

Xu Simin (MEng, 2013) - with Suhaib Fahmy, NTU

Fan Gaofeng (MEng, NTU Singapore, 2013)

Li Jingjie (MEng, USTC, 2015)

Haomin Zhang (MEng, USTC, 2016)

Xu Yan (MEng, USTC, 2016)

Xie Zhipeng (MEng, USTC, 2016)

Teaching  

Signal Analysis for Computing

Computing Systems

Information Systems Analysis

Software Engineering Process

Computer Programming/C programming

Computer Organisation and Architecture

Principles of Embedded Computing (MSc level)

Secure Embedded Systems (MSc level)

Embedded Computer Architecture (MSc level)

Embedded Operating Systems (MSc level)

Guest lecture: Algorithms to Architectures (MSc level)

Writing papers with LaTeX (MSc/PhD level)

Industry: 25 courses on Embedded Linux for Atom and ARM processors for Dreamcatcher, in Malaysia & Singapore

Industry: coursware development on Intel Atom Intelligent Systems (with Dreamcatcher & Intel)

Industry: audio and speech signal processing

Industry: DSP development notes

Computer Peripherals (old stuff)

Computer Architecture

Electronics Design (click to see slides)

University Courseware for Intel/Dreamcatcher - see it here

Personal  

Where have I worked (28 years over three continents)

Where have I travelled (four continents, but where do I want to go next?)

What do I believe in (why am I here?)

The University of Birmingham featured me here

I was also a career case study for the IET

One of my hobbies was Piano restoration

Here is my photograph

Qualifications   &Awards  

2016 – awarded the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) President's International Fellowship.

2015 – won the best teacher award in USTC (voted by students; thank you!)... See video of my award acceptance speech in May 2015.

2013 won the 100 Talent Programme funding from Anhui Province, China

Award presented by China's Vice-Minister of Human Reources and Social Security Zhang Jianguo, and Anhui Province Deputy Governor...
Click here for my acceptance speech. Here is the certificate:


Click to see a bigger one

2013 – Elected to Fellow of the Instituion of Engineering and Technology (FIET)

2005 winner (with my team) of the inaugral IEE/IET Innovation in Engineering Award (for product design)
Click here to see the award itself.

2005 – NZ Government VIP award (Visiting Industry Professional) to assist the University of Canterbury

2003 – winner of the Steven Bly award (for service to other engineers)

1998 – achieved Chartered Engineer status, UK Engineering Council

1997 – PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham

1991 – BEng (hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham

'O' levels and 'A' levels from Handsworth Grammar School, Handsworth, Birmingham

Funding  

2016 - 2017 RMB88,000 Chinese Academy of Sciences PIFI (President's International Fellowship Initiative)

2016 – 2017 US$76,898 Google Faculty Funding

2013 – 2016 RMB500,000 Anhui Provincial funding for Chinese Whispers project

2013 – 2016 RMB400,000 School startup funding for Chinese Speech Intelligibility

2013 – 2015 RMB200,000 Funding from Huawei for Machine Hearing

2012 – 2015 RMB150,000 University funding for biomimetic processing

2009 – 2012 $1.684m (personal), $250m (shared)

2006 – 2009 $891k (personal), $1.8m (shared) for embedded-related, wireless, speech

2001 – 2006 $226k (personal), $4.2m (shared) for wireless research

1999 – 2001 ~$100k in personal funding for audio-related research

Some News Items  

Research Professional: 10 Top Tips for International Collaboration (Dec 2016) - An article reporting on a talk I gave at the Global Research Opportunities Workshop (GROW) in Kent in November 2016.

New Scientist: Binge Watching Video Teaches Computers to Recognise Sounds (Nov 2016) - This article by Aviva Rutkin quotes some of my comments on a neat piece of research from a team at MIT (I'm on the second page).

Daily Mail: One small step for a man (Sept 2016) - This is the 'popular press' version of a news article I wrote for The Conversation, entitled Was Neil Armstrong misquoted? Study suggests his accent could’ve been to blame which discusses some interesting new research published in PLoS-One analysing Neil Armstrong's Mid-Western US Accent.

Netzpiloten.de: Sind Selfies die neuen Sicherheitspasswörter? (Jan 2016) - An German syndication of another article I wrote for The Conversation, entitled Selfies could replace security passwords – but only with an upgrade in which I discuss various issues related to biometrics, and in particular the growing use of voice biometrics (despite the title which sounds like it's only about video!).

NTU Research Report: Geotouch project and ETH Collaboration (2011) - A writeup of some of my research work at NTU.

Straits Times: Electric bikes that also plug you in socially (2011) - One of my 'hobbies' is eBikes, and this intersected with my research for a while, in a very small way. The Strait's Times (Singapore's national newspaper) got to hear about it and reported on some of the work.

Straits Times: A lab to study cities of the future (2010) - Another Straits Tiems article about some of my NTU work - specifically my collaboration with ETH Zurich on Future Cities (if you wonder where I am, it's the top of the third column).

Misc. links  

Learning Chinese notes and resources

Getting Linux on my SA1100 hardware very old! This was my first time porting Linux in 2001

Harry Potter in the holidays!

Desiderata an anonymous, but very meaningful prayer.

John Donne wrote this poem hundreds of years ago. It tells us how all humans are connected.

Papua New Guinea - read about our church trip to PNG in 2002.

Study Skills page for students

Mission Technologies Ltd - the charity partly run by me

The Anglican Health Service of Papua New Guinea

St Christophers Church, Avonhead, Christchuch, New Zealand

Christchurch Chinese Church, Bryndwr, Christchurch, New Zealand

Mount Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church, West Coast, Singapore

Who's looking at   this page?