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Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah

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Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah
Former Head of School (April 2009 - July 2019)
BSc (Eng), PhD, FIET, CEng, FIEAust, CPEng, SMIEEE

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. He was appointed as Head of Electronic Engineering and later Dean of Engineering at the Athlone Institute of Technology in the...view more

Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah
Former Head of School (April 2009 - July 2019)
BSc (Eng), PhD, FIET, CEng, FIEAust, CPEng, SMIEEE

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. He was appointed as Head of Electronic Engineering and later Dean of Engineering at the Athlone Institute of Technology 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 has served as the Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia from 2009 to 2019. His research interests include speaker and language recognition, emotion detection and biomedical signal processing. He has authored and co-authored approximately 300 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 a Faculty Associate with the Institute of Infocomm Research (A*STAR), Singapore in 2009-2018, and is currently an Advisory Board member of the AI Speech Lab at AI Singapore. Professor Ambikairajah is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education since 2012.

Early in his career, Prof Ambikairajah earned the Best Paper Award for Younger Members by the IEE (UK). He received the UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004 for his innovative use of educational technology and innovation in electrical engineering teaching programs, a School Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003, Academic Management in 2001 and again 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 Senior Member of the IEEE and APSIPA.

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Location

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (Building G17)
Level 2, Room 226
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 4002

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