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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 telecommunication systems in industry and academia for technology development, applied research and standardisation.

    Collaborative partners include Qualcomm Technologies, Huawei UK, ETSI, University College London (UCL) and University of Surrey (UoS) /6G Innovation Centre. Member of TechUK Communications Infrastructure and UK 5G Innovation networks for promotion of research, collaboration and industrial application of Telecommunication Systems.

    Research lead for the Connected Devices and Systems group at University of East London. Engineering subject lead for REF 2021 submission.     

    Guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS)-II Special Issue 2015, IEEE TCAS-I Special Issues 2017, 2021. Associate Editor for the IEEE TCAS-I (2018-till date). Director of studies for PhD students. Publications with 195 citations.



    • 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

     

    • Visiting Academic, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London
    BSc, BEng, MEng, PGCert HE, PhD
    • Qualcomm UK
    • Huawei UK
    • European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI)

    Overview

    • Communication technologies for circuits, systems and signal processing. Past projects include : Re-configurable RF ADCs for TETRA Telecommunication Receivers, 5G Uniform Linear Arrays with Beamforming and Multiplexing and Low Computational Sensing for Mobile IoT Devices. 
    • Developing new technologies, test beds standards and algorithms relevant to future product development for next generation TETRA-2 OFDM Mobile Station.
    • European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee Member for Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS), to study the feasibility of standardization activities related to RRS.

    Most recent research

    Collaborative research with Sensor Systems and Circuits research group at UCL for:
    • Devices and systems for  Industry 4.0 Connectivity.
    • Low power ultra-high-speed receivers for beyond 5G (B5G).

    Collaborators

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    Research

    Dictionary selection for Compressed Sensing of EEG signals using sparse binary matrix and spatiotemporal sparse Bayesian learning. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. 6 (Art. 065024). https://doi.org/10.1088/2057-1976/abc133

    Oct 2020.

    SmartDR: A Device-to-Device Communication for Post-Disaster Recovery, Elsiveir  Journal of Network and Computer Applications. 171 (Art. 102813). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2020.102813

    Dec 2020.

    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, vol. 66,  issue 13.  DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2741260

    Nov 2017. pp. 9972-9985.

    Conference: Low Computational Sensing with Goertzel Filtering for Mobile Industrial IoT Devices, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS).

    DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS45731.2020.9180896

    May 2020.

    Conference: Power control in cognitive radios, Internet-of Things (IoT) for factories and industrial automation, IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
    DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2016.7793782

    Oct 2016.

    Conference: Q-enhancement with on-chip inductor optimization for reconfigurable Δ-Σ radio-frequency ADC, 2015 IEEE 13th International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS),
    DOI: 10.1109/NEWCAS.2015.7182018

    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

    • BEng: Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechatronics with Computer Systems Engineering, Design Engineering  and Engineering Management.
    • MSc: Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics with Computer Systems Engineering.


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

    Teaching