Laurence Dooley


Professor of Information & Communication Technologies

He has published 1 book and more than 265 scientific peer-reviewed journals, invited papers, conference articles, book chapters and monographs, with demonstrable esteem via 5 international Best Paper Prizes, including at last month’s International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2016). He also received the 2010 IEEE Certificate of Award for Promoting International Exchange in recognition of his contributions to the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP) series.

He has successfully supervised 24 PhD students to completion (two under examination), many of whom have gone onto build prosperous careers in industry, business and academia. He currently supervise 5 PhD students within the neXt Generation Multimedia Technologies (XGMT) research community – with each in their inimitable style, being the catalyst for stimulating intellectual enquiry and discovery. A recipient of significant public/private sector funding to support his multifaceted research, he holds 2 patents.

20 PhD External Examiner (Jurer/Opponent) appointments in: Australia, Finland, Germany, New Zealand and the UK. He is also currently the UG/PG External Examiner for Coventry University's Dual-Award degrees at INTI-International University in Kuala Lumpur.

He is an Associate Editor of the IET Image Processing journal and the Guest Editor for the IET Image Processing Special Issue in December 2017 on Educational Trends and Tools.

He has served on numerous international conference technical programme committees and has 3 times been an invited keynote address speaker.

Guest Editorship: IET Image Processing Special Issue Dec 2017

Research Prize: IET Industry Award March 2014

Invited Seminars: University of Cyprus Dec 2013

Professor Dooley has a passionate commitment to teaching excellence which is both led and informed by his research as evidenced by his trialing of ICT to enrich the student learning experience from undergraduate to doctoral training. He has been awarded teaching innovation grants and published peer-reviewed pedagogical papers detailing various aspects of his teaching and learning philosophy, principally focusing upon maximizing the effectiveness of off-campus adult e-learning in Hong Kong, and experiment with emerging technologies and social media to foster student-lecturer engagement.

From a curriculum perspective, he has taught many PG/UG subjects ranging from multimedia technology, video & image compression, wireless & mobile communications and research methods, which have all been designed for multimodal and blended delivery.

He has prepared and presented a wide range of professional development short courses for industry (both SME and corporate sectors) and government agencies on topics ranging from DSP algorithms and architectures to IT Project Management for the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS).

Current Teaching: T212/T312 (Electronics Modules), OpenSTEM Lab, TM355 (Communication Technologies) and TXR220 Residential School

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