[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]


CUED Scientific Imaging and IC Design Group


Introduction

Welcome to the home page of the Scientific Imaging and IC Design Group of the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.  We currently research a variety of related topics spanning hardware and software, related to microscopy, image processing and analysis, medical instrumentation, CMOS mixed-signal IC Design, optical communications and a range of other activities.  The list of topics under active investigation by the Group is given below.

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Major Activities

* Development of Wireless Optical Networks - (Optwire)
* Optical Access Key with Low-Power Adaptive Function - (Oakleaf)
* Remote control and automated fault diagnosis in the scanning electron microscope
* Design of CMOS VLSI circuits
* Embedded computer systems and novel interconnection technologies
* Programmed Array Logic architectures
* Electronic instrumentation for medical and other applications
* Hardware and software for digital image processing and machine vision
* Automation of transmission electron microscopy

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Members of the Group

Academic Staff

  • Dr David M Holburn (Group Leader)
  • Research Staff and Research Fellows

  • Mr Bernie C. Breton (Emeritus)
  • Dr Nicholas H. M. Caldwell
  • Dr Sue Jackson
  • Mr R. Paul Robertson
  • Research students

  • Mr Fu-Chuan Lin (Frank)
  • Mr Geoff Martin
  • Mr Shawn Tan
  • Mr Jiming Jiang
  • Visitors and former researchers

  • Dr Robert J Mears (now working in USA, CEO of MearsCorp)
  • Dr Vinod A Lalithambika (now working for Cambridge Semiconductors)
  • Dr Valencia Joyner (now Assistant Professor at Tufts University, USA)
  • Dr Rina Samsudin (now working abroad)
  • Dr Tim D. Rowsell - now at Rowsell Research, Cambridge
  • Dr Gopal Chand - visiting research collaborator, now at Zeiss Electron Microscopy, Cambridge
  • Mr David S. Jordan - now at ARM Ltd, Cambridge
  • Mr Johannes Withoeft (January '98 - June '98)
  • Mr Christopher Batten (now continuing Ph D studies at MIT)
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    Current Research Topics

    Other activities

    See in addition the Electrical Engineering section of the Department Annual Report which also covers current research topics.

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    Publications

    A list of publications contributed by group members is being developed (under construction).

    Recently Completed Postgraduate Theses

    Abstracts of recently completed postgraduate theses are online.

    Research Seminars

    Regular seminars are held in the department. All are welcome to attend.

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    Final year M. Eng. projects (1998-99)

    Virtual Scanning Electron Microscope
    R Paul Robertson (Q)
    Send email to Paul
    Paul was also a Research Assistant attached to the group from 2000-2004.

    Image Processing and Analysis for Control of the Scanning Electron Microscope
    Andrew W Stewart (T)

    Virtual Scanning Electron Microscope

    John S Thompson (K)

    Wireless Voting Device to Support Learning Interaction
    Tom E Kirk (Q)

    Contactless Smartcard System

    Katherine M Probst (CHU)

    Wireless Interface to a Remote PC using the Telephone Network

    Jeremy M Thorne (G)

    Java-based Tools for Electronic Design
    Amr Y El Monawir (DOW)

    Final year M. Eng. projects for 1999-2000

    Programmable Architectures for Digital Image Processing
    Alan N Brennan (CAI)
    96anb (CRSid)

    Functional Verification of High Complexity Digital ASICs
    Vincent Chong (PEM)

    Development of Virtual Lecture Courses
    Tom D Kerwin (JE)

    Integrated Circuit Design and Optical Systems Design for Wireless Optical Networks
    Richard G Atkinson (CHU)

    Final year M. Eng. projects for 2000-2001

    Electronic Systems Design for Wireless Optical Networks
    Oliver S Webber (EM)

    Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Optical Networks
    Venura C Mendis (R)

    Development of Virtual Lecture Courses
    Paul Boyle (TH)

    Development of Virtual Lecture Courses
    Rowland T Hills (CAI)

    A Virtual Reality Scanning Electron Microscope
    Dan R Lamping (S)

    Networked Diagnostic for Scanning Electron Microscope
    G Laurence Brown (Q)

    Final year M. Eng. projects for 2001-2002

    Electronic Systems Design for Wireless Optical Networks
    Paul Johnson (T)

    High stability integrated CMOS voltage reference
    Christian Larsen (Q)

    Virtual Lecture Courses
    Rod Goodyer (CC)

    Virtual Lecture Courses
    Simos Kitiris (R)

    Virtual Lecture Courses
    Jon Lee (CHU)

    Content-Driven Message Filtering and Dissemination via WAP/SMS
    Rudi Airisto (T)

    Content-Driven Message Filtering and Dissemination via WAP/SMS
    Matthew Webb (J)

    A Virtual Scanning Electron Microscope
    Geoff Martin (PEM)

    Networked Diagnostic Software for Scanning Electron Microscopes
    Rob Cole (CHU)

    Final year M. Eng. projects for 2002-2003

    Navtex Decoder and Terminal for Personal Organiser
    Andrew C Stock (PEM)

    Navtex Decoder and Terminal for Personal Organiser
    Matthew IC Stephenson (JN)

    Integrated Circuit Design for Optical Wireless Networks
    Elizabeth Perelman (Q)

    Integrated CMOS Navtex Receiver
    Ashan Pathirane (CHU)

    Virtual Learning Applications
    Peter Stidwill (DOWning)

    Virtual Learning Applications
    Edward Hill (PEMbroke)

    Virtual Learning Applications
    Matt Laycock (CAIus)

    Virtual Learning Applications
    Tim Froggatt (EMmanuel)

    Feature Detection using Neural Networks in the SEM
    Mike Goodwin (CHUrchill)

    Feature Detection using Neural Networks in the SEM
    Tom Young (EMmanuel)

    Final year M. Eng. projects for 2004-2005

    Coming soon ...

    Web Links to related groups

    Contact Information

    The CUED fax number is +44 1223 332662.

    The postal address for all members of this group is:-
    Engineering Department
    University of Cambridge
    Trumpington St
    Cambridge CB2 1PZ
    United Kingdom


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    Updated 10 February, 2006

    Send email to David Holburn