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Patrick Gaydecki (FIET, FInstP, SMIEEE, CPhys, CEng) is Professor of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Head of the Materials, Devices and Systems Division. With his team, he develops systems and software in the fields of audio-based digital signal processing, imaging, insect tracking, ultrasonic and eddy current nondestructive testing, biomedical instrumentation, wearable technology and wireless instrumentation. He has authored a book on DSP and has published over 200 journal and conference papers. His research has been funded by EPSRC, the DTI, the BHA, ESRC, MIMIT, TWI, The HA, and many industrial sponsors. He is the inventor and co-founder of Signal Wizard Systems Ltd, commercial real-time DSP products for signal enhancement, which have been purchased by many international organizations including The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), US Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Pure Technologies Canada, Defence Research and Development, Canada, Disney, US Government agencies, University of Cambridge and others. The biomedical signal processing work has been conducted in collaboration with the Manchester Heart Centre (MHC) at the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Hope Hospital neonatal unit, the University’s own Centre for Rehabilitation Science, the Department of Physiotherapy at the MRI and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.


BSc (DeMontfort), PhD (Cranfield)

My group

Patrick Gaydecki is Head of the Control, Robotics and Communications Divsion of the Department of EEE.


His team's current research portfolio:

  • Development of telemedical device for monitoring of patients following knee replacement
  • Three-dimensional immersive sound and HiFi sound focusing
  • Real-time DSP associated with acoustic violin emulation and measurement
  • Real time and off line digital signal processing (hardware and software systems) for music and audio systems, audiology and vibration research
  • Audio signal processing systems ( Signal Wizard, vSound and dCello
  • Multi-channel phased array microphone systems and loudspeaker beam forming
  • Real-time tracking of bee flight to enhance pollination strategies of flowering crops
  • EEG analysis and Brain Computer Interface (BC) development
  • Artefact cancellation in images obtained using 3D scanners
  • Real-time analysis of patients using inhalers associated with cough


Former projects:

  • Digital sub-harmonic synthesis for next-generation home-cinema systems
  • Image-to-sound systems for the visually impaired
  • Synthetic aperture focusing techniques (SAFT) for ultrasonic NDE of aircraft composites
  • Wearable GSM/GPS systems: emergency communications wristband
  • Characterization of atrial fibrillation based on automatic recognition of multiple cardiac signals
  • Instrumentation for acceleration monitoring of preterm neonates during ambulance transportation
  • Portable ECG systems
  • EEG analysis of preterm babies
  • Facial paralysis stimulation systems
  • Intelligent stand-alone metal fatigue sensors for vehicles
  • Inductive and magnetic scan imaging
  • Electrical time–domain reflectometry for inspection of post-tensioning ducts in concrete structures
  • Real-time magnetic field camera development
  • Ultrasonic methods for inspection of post-tensioning ducts in concrete structures
  • Remote autonomous flood detection sensors for off-shore oil platforms


Postgraduate opportunities in real time signal processing, image processing, hardware design, biomedical signal processing and instrumentation are always available. If you have an interesting idea, please send me an email.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A Quantification of the Behavioural Dynamics of Certain Lepidoptera in Response to Light, Cranfield University

Award Date: 1 Oct 1984

Bachelor of Science, Combined, Computer Science and Biology, De Montfort University

Award Date: 5 Jul 1980

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • Instrumentation
  • QC Physics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


  • digital signal processing
  • instrumentation
  • image processing
  • Audiology
  • real time audio processing
  • violins
  • NDE
  • Biomedical
  • remote sensing
  • insect tracking
  • EEG analysis
  • surround sound
  • Ultrasonics
  • Eddy current NDE
  • Instrumentation
  • DSP
  • Signal Wizard
  • Freescale
  • ADI
  • TI


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