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Staff Profile

Professor Satnam Dlay

Professor of Signal Processing Analysis


Professor Dlay holds the Chair of Signal Processing Analysis.  Currently He is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the journal IET Circuits, Devices & System. He has have served on several editorial boards and played an active role in numerous international conferences in terms of technical and advisory committees as well as organising special sessions. He is an EPSRC Peer Review College member and in the past has acted as an advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

He is a member of the Intelligent Sensing and Communications (ISC) Group and his major research interests are in mathematical theory and algorithms for data analysis. This includes areas of Machine/deep learning, biometrics, image/signal processing, security, biomedical imaging, 3D imaging and multimedia healthcare. He has an extensive portfolio of relevant research supported by a variety of funding agencies.

Area of expertise

  • Machine/deep learning
  • Biometrics
  • Image/signal processing
  • Security
  • Biomedical imaging
  • 3D imaging and multimedia healthcare
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Satnam is a member of the Communications, Sensors, Signal & Information Processing research group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • VLSI Architectures for DSP Applications;
  • Biometric Aiuthentication; 
  • Biomedical Image processing; 
  • Video Coding; 
  • Signal Processing Methodologies for Mobile Communications

Current Work

  • Nonlinear Blind Source Separation
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Seismic Signal Processing
  • Speech Recognition and Synthesis
  • Biometrics Identification and Authentication
  • Video Coding
  • 3D Image reconstruction

Esteem Indicators

  • Editorial Board of the IEE Proceedings - Circuits, Devices and Systems
  • Chairman and LOcal Organiser of the 4th International Symposium on Communications Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2004)
  • Guest Editor IEE Proceedings – Circuits, Devices and Systems; special issue on CSNDSP'04
  • Guest Editor of The Mediterranean Journals of Computers and Networks; special issue on Advances in Biometrics


  • Blind Deconvolution of Noisy Seismic Trace using Independent Component Analysis
  • Smart Card - DATES
  • Statistical Blind Separation


I lecture on the MSc Programme in Communications and Signal Processing. In addition, I supervise individual MSc projects associated with this programme. For more information about potential projects, please do not hesitate to contact me.

To apply to apply for this MSc programme please visit: How to Apply

MSc Teaching

EEE8010: Advanced Multimedia Systems

EEE8020: Advanced VLSI Design

Undergraduate Teaching

EEE3013: Image Processing and Machine Vision 

EEE3012: Integrated Circuit Design