Professor Steve McLaughlin, ERPem Director


Professor Steve McLaughlin was born in Clydebank, Scotland in 1960. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1981 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1990.

From 1981 to 1984 he was a Development Engineer in industry. In 1986 he joined the University of Edinburgh where he studied the performance of linear adaptive algorithms in high noise and non-stationary environments. In 1988 he joined the academic staff at Edinburgh, and from 1991 until 2001 he held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to study nonlinear signal processing techniques. In 2002 he was awarded a personal Chair in In Electronic Communication Systems at the University of Edinburgh.

In October 2011 he joined Heriot-Watt University as a Professor of Signal Processing and Head of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. His research interests lie in the fields of adaptive signal processing and nonlinear dynamical systems theory and their applications to biomedical, energy and communications systems.

Prof McLaughlin is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.