School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Mohsen Naqvi

Lecturer in Signal and Information Processing


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. His very recent reserach projects can be seen at Intelligent Sensing Lab.

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.
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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. 

Present PhD Students:  

  • Mr Yang Sun, Final Year
  • Mr Zeyu Fu, Final Year
  • Mrs Hayfaa Hussein, Final Year
  • Mr Federico Angelini, Second Year
  • Mr Yang Xian, Second Year
  • Mr Jiawei Yan, First Year
  • Miss Ayusha Abbas, First Year


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


  • “Multimodal Information Processing for Security and Surveillance”, PEIPF NU,  £10.5K
  • "Multimodal data processing for automated livestock disease monitoring and environment control system", BBSRC, £8K
  • “Multimodal Wide Area Surveillance”, iCASE  EPSRC/Thales, 53K   
  • “Multimodal Wide Area Surveillance”, NU, 36K
  •  “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. Signals and Communications I (EEE1005) 

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

  3. Advanced Multimedia Systems (EEE8010)


  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)

He teaches on the MSc Programme in Communications and Signal Processing. In addition, every year, he supervise a small number of MSc final projects associated with this programme. For more information about potential projects, please do not hesitate to contact him.

To apply to join this MSc programme please visit: How to Apply.