School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Mohsen Naqvi



Dr Naqvi is Lecturer [Assistant Professor] in Signal and Information Processing at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.  

His main research focus is in multimodal (multi-sensor) signal and information processing for applications in homeland security, smart healthcare systems and future autonomous systems. He has above 70  publications/contributions in his research area. 

Qualifications and Awards

  • 2015: Certificate for Academic Practice (The Higher Education Academy Accredited), Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • 2006-2009: PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • 1996-2001: BEng in Industrial Electronics Engineering, IIEE/NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • NESCOM, Research Scholarship, 2005.
  • Cardiff University and Loughborough University  Awards, provided to students with outstanding research calibre, 2006-2009.
  • IEEE Certificate for undergraduate project, 1999-2000.

Previous Positions

  • 2013-2015: REF Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2009-2012: Research Fellow, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2002-2005: Assistant Manager Technical, NESCOM (the premier research and development organization in Pakistan), Pak   

Professional Memberships and Services

  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Senior Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • Member, Phase II University Defence Research Centre (UDRC) in Signal Processing
  • Member, International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF)

Special Sessions Organizer and Summer School:

  • ISIF/IEEE FUSION 2013, 2014
  • UDRC 2015

TPC Memberships and Regular Reviewer:

  • IEEE DSP 2013-2016
  • ISIF/IEEE FUSION  2013-2016
  • IET/IEEE SSPD 2015
  • IEEE, Elsevier and IET journals.


Multimodal Signal and Information Processing for seeking a window into human mind and mental state (Artificial Intelligence) for future autonomous systems is the main engineering challenge of his research. He is contributing solutions in:

  • Signal and Information Processing for Machine Learning
  • Multi-target Tracking for Security and Surveillance
  • Multimodal Speech Source Separation
  • Multimodal Processing for Human Behaviour Analysis

He always welcomes talented students with good analytical abilities for MSc and PhD projects. 

Past PhD Students:  

  • Dr Yanfeng Liang, 2010-13
  • Dr Muhammad Salman Khan, 2011-14
  • Dr Ata-ur-Rehman,  2011-14
  • Dr Jack Harris, 2012-15
  • Dr Segun Aina,   2012-15
  • Dr Pengming Feng, 2012-16
  • Dr Zeinab Zohny, 2012-16
  • Dr Waqas Rafique, 2012-16

Past MSc Students:

  • Mr Yang Liu, 2012-13
  • Mr Abdullahi Daniyan, 2013-14
  • Mr Chong Huang, 2014-15
  • Mr Qi Qi, 2014-15
  • Mr Yang Xian, 2015-16
  • Mr Gancheng Guo, 2015-16
  • Mr Tao Fan, 2015-16
  • Mr Mustafa Mulla, 2015-16

Present PhD Students:  

  • Mr Yang Sun, Second Year
  • Mr Zeyu Fu, Second Year
  • Mr Denis Ona, Second Year
  • Mrs Hayfaa Hussein, Second Year
  • Mr Federico Angelini, First Year
  • Mr Yang Xian, First Year

Present MSc Students:

  • Mrs Radha Rajaput
  • Mr Heheng Xu
  • Mr Yunbin Zheng


  • “Multimodal Information Processing for Security and Surveillance”, PEIPF NU,  £10.5K (PI)
  • “Multimodal Wide Area Surveillance”, iCASE  EPSRC/Thales, 53K   
  •  “Signal Processing Solutions for the Networked Battlespace”, EPSRC/Dstl, FEC £4.3M (CI) 
  •  “Signal Processing for Ballistic Missile Kill Assessment in a Networked Multimodal Sensor Environment”, BAE Systems, £22K, (CI)
  • “Audio and Video Based Speech Separation for Multiple Moving Sources within a Room Environment”, EPSRC, £700K (Contribution and the research proposal was based on the findings in his PhD studies).
  •  Various Loughborough University internal funding



He designed, delivered and assessed UG and PG modules:


  1. 2012-2015: Intelligent Signal Processing (Loughborough University)

  2. 2012-2015: Information Theory and Coding (Loughborough University)

  3. 2012-2015: Digital Signal Processing Fundaments (Loughborough University)

  4. 2015/16: Digital Signal Processing and Estimation (EEE3004-EEE8001) 

  5. 2015/16: Advanced Multimedia Systems (EEE8010)


  1. Digital Signal Processing and Estimation (EEE3004-EEE8001) 

  2. Advanced Multimedia Systems (EEE8010)