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Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah

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Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah

BSc (Eng), PhD, FIET, CEng, FIEAust, CPEng, MIEEE

Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah received his BSc(Eng) (Hons) degree from the University of Sri Lanka and received his PhD degree in Signal Processing  from Keele University, UK, in 1982. He was appointed as Head of Electronic Engineering and later Dean of Engineering at the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in the Republic of Ireland from 1982 to 1999....view more

Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah

BSc (Eng), PhD, FIET, CEng, FIEAust, CPEng, MIEEE

Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah received his BSc(Eng) (Hons) degree from the University of Sri Lanka and received his PhD degree in Signal Processing  from Keele University, UK, in 1982. He was appointed as Head of Electronic Engineering and later Dean of Engineering at the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in the Republic of Ireland from 1982 to 1999. His key publications led to his repeated appointment as a short-term Invited Research Fellow with the British Telecom Laboratories, U.K., for ten years from 1989 to 1999.

He is currently the Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. His research interests include speaker and language recognition, emotion detection and biomedical signal processing. He has authored and co-authored approximately 250 journal and conference papers and is the recipient of many competitive research grants. He is also a regular reviewer for several IEEE, IET and other journals and conferences. For his contributions to speaker recognition research, he was invited as a Visiting Scientist to the Institute of Infocomm Research (A*STAR), Singapore in 2009, where he is currently a Faculty Associate

Prof Ambikairajah earned the Best Paper Award for Younger Members by the IEE (UK) in 1981. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004 for his innovative use of educational technology, the School Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2003, Academic Management in 2001 and in 2014 he received the UNSW Excellence in Senior Leadership Award.

Professor Ambikairajah was an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer for the 2013-14 term. He is a Fellow and a Chartered Engineer of the IET UK and Engineers Australia (EA) and is a Member of the IEEE.

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Location

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (Building G17)
Level G, Room 8
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 4009
+61 (2) 9385 6743

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by Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah

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