Brunel often hosts Inaugural Lectures on campus that are free for all students, staff and members of the public to attend. On Thursday 2nd October, Professor Asoke Nandi, Head of Computer and Electronic Engineering at Brunel, is giving a lecture entitled ‘Signal Processing – From Particles to Genes and Brains’, which will explain the scope of signal processing and outline his own personal research within the field.

This particular lecture will outline some of his personal research in particle physics, communications, audio, breast cancer, genes and the human brain to demonstrate the wide range of applications of signal processing, the importance of more research as well as the challenges ahead and its bright, promising future.

Professor Nandi has decades of engineering experience under his belt, with over 190 published papers in refereed international journals and an overall total of 480 technical papers. He has made pioneering theoretical and applied contributions to statistical signal processing, wireless communications, machine learning, and biomedical signal processing; with growing applications in genomic signal processing and brain signal processing, and Big Data. Before he came to Brunel, Professor Nandi held the David Jardine Chair of Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool. In 1999 he established the Signal Processing and Communications Research Group, and has also held positions in CERN, the University of Oxford, Queen Mary College and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Inaugural lectures often prove to be popular, and cover a wide range of subject areas, so if engineering isn’t your thing, keep an eye open for more lectures which might be more relevant to you. They’re very useful and will benefit you greatly in your academic studies. They’re also good if it’s a subject area you’re interested in, though they are often aimed at advanced level audiences.

The lecture takes place on Thursday 2nd October 2014, from 5:30pm to 6:45pm at the Eastern Gateway Building. To book a place, visit and fill in your details. You will receive confirmation and arrival instructions via email before the event.