I have gained a long-term work, educational and cultural experience from the Czech Republic, Finland, Canada, the UK and China. I have an extensive portfolio of academic and industrial collaborative projects with a diverse range of institutions, small and large companies. I was involved in the whole cycle of telecommunication products development, from specification, feasibility, to implementation, testing and business planning. I held consultancy contracts with SMEs and the Welsh Government, and contributed to the standardization efforts of telecommunication systems (3G, 4G, Bluetooth, HiperLAN).
My background is in telecommunication engineering, signal processing, digital electronics, computer programming and applied mathematics. Recently, I have undergone intensive training in computational and molecular biology and biochemistry. My current research can be referred to as System Informatics which uses (possibly data driven) mathematical modeling to design new and optimize existing systems together with their underlying processes.
My research was funded by Research Councils (EPSRC, NERC), TSB (Innovate), Welsh Government (A4B/KEP, ERDF, DWRH, SIP), RAEng (International Travel), and a number of companies in the UK as as well abroad. I also received funding from VTT, Oulu, Finland, and CSRC/CAEP and ICT/CAS, Beijing, China. As a principal investigator, since 2010, I accumulated over £320k research funding (cash) and additional almost £200k industry support (in-kind).
I have made about 90 technical contributions (i.e., being the leading or corresponding author), filed 4 patents (at Swansea University), and have given over 20 invited talks, keynotes, and tutorials at various institutions and international conferences worldwide. The recent research awards include: Welsh Crucible'12, BTG/EPSRC'13, and the best paper award from ChinaCom'12.