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Dr Jaswinder Lota

Reader in Engineering

Connected Devices and Systems

Teaching, research and Unit-of Assessment coordinator for REF 2021. Undertaking module delivery for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Course leader for BEng in Mechatronics Engineering, MSc in Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering. Director of studies for PhD students.

  • EB 1.96, Docklands Campus
    School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    London
    E16 2RD
  • j.lota@uel.ac.uk +442082232131

    Extensive experience for communication and naval ship systems in industry and academia for technology development, applied research, standardisation and operations. Past employment includes Indian Navy (Deputy Director Electronic Warfare Systems) and Sepura plc., Cambridge UK (as Senior Technologist).

    Collaborative partners: University College London (UCL) and University of Surrey /5G Innovation Centre for research in low power analog processing for B5G/6G systems. Member of TechUK Communications Infrastructure and UK5G Innovation networks for promotion of research, collaboration and industrial application of communication systems. Research lead for the Connected Devices and Systems group.

    Engineering subject lead for REF2021 submission. Guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS)-II, -I Special Issues 2015,2017. Associate Editor for the IEEE TCAS-I (2018-till date). Invited Speaker, 1st Workshop on Advancements in Circuits and Imaging, European Doctorate in Image Sensors and Optical Nanotechnology (EDISON), University of Oxford, UK 2015. Chair Special Session on Security of Complex and Nonlinear Networked Systems, Analysis Control and Optimisation, IEEE Int. Sym. Ckts. And Sys. (ISCAS), Seville Spain, Oct 2020.

    Publications with 187 citations (www.researchgate.net).

    Current Professional Aim: To prepare higher education in context of the ever-evolving technology landscape
    (such as THz communications and Symbiotic Radio); and how might it influence connectivity for Industry 4.0



    • Investigating OFDM, single carrier modulation and MIMO transmission in mm wave frequency band. Design of optimal antenna arrays for massive MIMO base stations and compact MIMO handsets for 5G employing spatial beam switching to increase antenna gains. 
    • Employing novel ubiquitous real-time accurate location tracking in IoT for urban mobility and people flow to develop sustainable cities by integrating citizens, urban mobility and services (which are entities) into an effective IoT ecosystem. 
    • Developing patient-centric health monitoring and compliance systems at point of care. Integration with IoT and wireless area networks.
    • Compressive sensing algorithms for reduction in high data rate for ECG signals to enable efficient transmission in terms of power and bandwidth over wide body area networks and IoT.

    If you are keen to do a PhD in mmwave/5G technologies, compressive sensing in biomedical signals for BCI/IoT and design of low-power high speed delta-sigma ADCs please get in touch with me.


     

    Guest Editor IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems-II: Express Briefs Special Issue in ‘Biomedical and Bioelectronic Circuits for Enhanced Diagnosis & Therapy’, Feb 2015. Editorial board member for the Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engg. Scientific & Academic Publishing, CA, USA. 

    Invited speaker during the 1st Workshop on Advancements in Circuits and Imaging, European Doctorate in Image Sensors and Optical Nanotechnology, University of Oxford, Sept 2015, lecture on ‘Compressive sensing and delta-sigma modulators’. 

    Program Committee member of the special session on Software Defined Radio of the Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing DASIP 2013, Cagliari, Italy, Oct 2013.

    2006-2010 member of the Technical Committee on Reconfigurable Radio Systems at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), for standardization of cognitive radio (CR). This was the first ETSI initiative on CR, the only UK member that led the radio systems architecture group. Findings published in the IEEE Communications Magazine Sept 2010, with over 38 citations (including two patents). 

    Sepura plc (2006-2009) led the Technology Group for developing new technologies, standards and algorithms relevant to future product development of the TETRA-2 OFDM Mobile Station. The group developed key technological solutions that included delta-sigma based ADC, DAC, baseband filtering, AGC, peak-to average power ratio reduction & coding. 

    Sepura plc, technical lead for company’s participation in the ‘ViewNet’ project, a multi-sensor (GPS, UWB, video) based project (consortium of Thales, Toshiba, STMicroelectronics and University of Bristol) co-funded by the TSB and EPSRC; led a team of engineers to develop an intelligent communication architecture that enabled multiple sensor data transfer realising a first time novel capability for the network. 

    Deputy Director Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems at Naval Headquarters (Indian Navy) (1999-2004) in capacity of EW technical authority for design and deployment of EW systems on board naval platforms. As naval technical lead led a multi-disciplinary team for the indigenised EW programme SANGRAHA, mandated to design and develop the next generation EW systems at the Defence Electronics Research Lab Hyderabad India. This included leading the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR); approving lab and sea trials and significant issues resolved for direction-of arrival and range improvement. 

    REF 2014 includes submission of three IEEE (IEEE Communications Magazine 01, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurements 02) and one IET journal papers (IET Transactions on Circuits and Systems 01). Developed the School Engineering research website by taking lead and developing vital information and data to ensure a reputable REF review.

    Member of IEEE Admission & Advancement (AA) review panel, IEEE region 8 to peer review applications for elevation to Senior IEEE Member grade. Peer review articles for the IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems I&II, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentations & Measurements, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

    2010 - till date Fellow Higher Education Academy
    2009 - till date Senior Member IEEE, Member IEEE 2000-2009
    2013 - till date Member IEEE Internet of Things Society
    2013 - 2016 Member IEEE Software Defined Networks Society
    2006 - 2013 Member IEEE Communications Society
    • Sensors, Systems and Circuits Research Group member. Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Honorary), University College London, London, UK.
    • 2018 - till date Member IEEE Admission and Advancement review panel, IEEE region 8 for peer review of elevation to Senior IEEE Member grade.

    Overview

    Wireless Connectivity and IoT for Industry 4.0. How the current technology landscape such as Symbiotic Radio would influence wireless connectivity for Industry 4.0?

    Novel techniques for Vehicle-to Vehicle (V2V) communication and localisation, and low-power analog processing for B5G/6G communication systems.



    Low-power analog processing for B5G/6G receivers, V2V localisation with MU-MIMO hybrid beamforming




    Collaborative research with University College London (UCL) for integration of communication technologies and ultra-low power biomedical sensors, design of low-power high-speed analog-to digital converters (ADC); the industrial partners being Qualcomm Global Trading Pt Ltd and Huawei UK. 

    Investigating OFDM, single carrier modulation and MIMO transmission in mm wave frequency band. Design of optimal antenna arrays for massive MIMO base stations and compact MIMO handsets for 5G employing spatial beam switching to increase antenna gains at 28 GHz and 73 GHz (the recently FCC approved frequencies for outdoor communications, March 2016) for outdoor urban environment. Present results at the 5G & IoT UK test beds and trials event (held every 3 months) for collaborating for an EPRSC grant and publish results in a journal publication. 

    Employing novel ubiquitous real-time accurate location tracking in IoT for urban mobility and people flow to develop sustainable cities by integrating citizens, urban mobility and services (which are entities) into an effective IoT ecosystem. I am the lead coordinator for a H2020 bid (submitted) that will address this challenge (A Smart City Service Delivery Platform based on Urban Mobility H2020-IOT-2016-2017, 11 partners across Europe, Total cost E 10 M, funding sought E 7 M). Further areas of research for ubiquitous real-time accurate wireless location tracking will be pursued with DFRC AG Switzerland who are one of the consortium partners. 

    Developing a H2020 research bid and lead coordinator for a patient-centric mobile asthma management system at point of care. Other partners include Centre for Sensor Technologies at University of Bath, University of Bristol and the New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering Centre (NETME), Brno University of Technology Czech Republic. The bid would be submitted by end Dec 2016 (Project duration: 3.5 years, budget Euro 3-4.0 M).

    Compressive sensing algorithms for reduction in high data rate for EEG signals to enable efficient transmission in terms of power and bandwidth over wide body area networks (WBAN), since WBAN sensors have limited battery power. The algorithms would be key enablers for integrating the next generation health monitoring systems with the IoT. 


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Some Journal Articles Only (Please contact for detailed publication list and conference proceeding articles)

    SmartDR: A Device-to-Device Communication for Post-Disaster Recovery”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, ISSN: 1084-8045. Accepted for publication 14 Aug 2020.

    M. Akbar, S. Ray S and J. Lota.

    ” Low Computational Sensing with Goertzel Filtering for Mobile Industrial IoT Devices,” ISCAS2020, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Sevilla Spain, 2020

    J. Lota and A. Demosthenous.

    ” 5G Uniform linear arrays with beamforming and spatial multiplexing at 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 64 GHz and 71 GHz for outdoor urban communication : A two-level approach,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(11),pp.9972-9985, Aug 2017.

    J. Lota,J., Sun, Shu, T. Rappaport, T and A. Demosthenous.

    5G Innovation Opportunities-- A discussion paper. Future Technologies Network, techUK, 2016. “Power control in cognitive radios, Internet-of Things (IoT) for factories and industrial automation. IEEE Conference of Industrial Electronics, IEEE IECON 2016. Florence, Italy 24 -27 Oct 2016, pp. 4701-4705.

    I. Etim and J. Lota.

    5G innovation opportunities-On shaping of 5G technologies and networks, scope for wider service and applications innovation and UK strengths an opportunities, Future Technologies Networks, Aug 2015, White Paper available on https://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/6008-5g-innovation-opportunities-a-discussion-paper

     

    Dan Rhodes et. al.

    ‘Special Issue on Bioelectronic circuits for enhanced diagnosis and therapy’ IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems II: Express Briefs Special Issue, Feb 2015, pp. 101-103.

    Rieger, R., Lota, J., and Liu, Xiao.

    ‘Nonlinear stability prediction of multi-bit Δ-Σ modulators for sinusoidal inputs,’ IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation & Measurements, vol. 63, issue 1, 2014, pp. 18-26.
     

    Lota, J., Al-Janabi, M., and Kale, I..

    ‘Nonlinear model based approach for accurate stability prediction of one-bit higher order delta-sigma modulators’, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation & Measurements, vol.62, issue 4, Apr 2013, pp. 686-692.

    Lota, J., Al-Janabi, M., and Kale, I..

    ‘Accurate stability prediction of 1-bit higher-order Δ-Σ modulators for multiple-sinusoidal inputs,’ Journal of the IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, vol. 6, issue 2, Mar 2012, pp. 71-78.

    Lota, J., Al-Janabi, M., and Kale, I..

    ‘ETSI reconfigurable radio systems- status and future directions on software defined radio and cognitive radio standards’, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, issue 9, Sep 2010, pp.78-86.

    Mueck, M., Piipponen, A., Lota, J., et al.

    TETRA2 Timing offset: Reliability & estimation improvement, Technical Report DTG_SLTR515, Sepura plc UK, Feb 2009
     

    Lota, J..

    TETRA 2 Header Coder Performance Improvement: Improving the probability of undetected Errors using Linear Discriminant Analysis, Technical Report TG_SLTR497, Sepura plc UK, Nov 2008

    Lota, J..

    TETRA-2 Fixed-Point Auto Gain Control Algorithms, Technical Report DTG_SLTR438, Sepura plc UK, May 2008
     

    Lota, J..

    ‘Nonlinear stability analysis of higher-order Δ-Σ modulators for DC and sinusoidal inputs,’ IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation & Measurements, vol.57, no.3, Mar 2008, pp. 530-542.

    Lota, J., Al-Janabi, M., and Kale, I..

    Publications

    FUNDING AND AS PI ON FUNDED PROJECTS
    • International Research Collaboration Award for development of large-scale international projects, University of East London £ 2.5K 2016.
    • ‘Big Data in Smart Cities and Human Dynamics’. Research Internship Award, University of East London £ 2.5K 2015.
    • ‘Ultra-low power sensor network with LTE integration for an early-warning mobile diagnostic system’. Impact Grant awarded by University College London and Cambridge Silicon Radio plc Cambridge. £ 76K 2014.
    • Technical Lead Project SANGRAHA at Naval Headquarters New Delhi, research and development of Electronic Warfare systems developed by Defence Electronics Research Lab (DLRL) Hyderabad, funded by Ministry of Defence, Government of India with funding in excess of £ 7M (1999-2004). 

    Funding

    Communications, Signal Processing and Circuits for wireless and biomedical signals:
    Wireless Connectivity and IoT for Industry 4.0, Symbiotic Radio, Vehicle-to Vehicle (V2V) communication and localisation, low-power analog processing for B5G/6G and EEG signal transmission over WBAN.


    Interests

    Portfolio

     


    Engineering Foundation Year Principles of Physics.
    Engineering First Year Engineering Principles, Second Year Electronic Principles.
    Postgraduate: Wireless Signal Propagation, Smart Industries and Digital Manufacturing

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