Dr Julien Le Kernec
- Lecturer in Glasgow College UESTC (Systems Power & Energy)
telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 4108
Future radar systems
With the growing overcrowding of the spectrum, new threats (e.g. UAVs near airports) and the need for spectrum reuse, there is a need in developing novel radar systems that can evolve in that environment and communicate amonst themselves. This starts with developing the radar spectrum sensing and actively communicating with neighboring radars or communication nodes to collaborate and fuse information. These functions have to be executed alongside radar functions and switch from on mode to another or combine several modes together in its operation via resource management . Having a software defined radar platform to do this would mean that the radar could dynamically change its operating mode to fit the task at hand by acting via software on both hardware and processing configurations. We explore waveform design, MIMO, multistism, and polarisation to that end.
Activity Recognition and vital signs monitoring: healthcare and veterinary applications
Research applications include the analysis of human and animal radar signatures across different domains of data representations for classification and vital sign monitoring. This can be applied to classify different activities (walking, running, human interactions), as well as healthcare (e.g. fall detection, activities of daily living, and out-patient follow up care) and lameness assessment for precision livestock farming (cattle, sheep) and leisure/race horses.
I am always glad to discuss with good students research opportunities to come and study in Glasgow
The following link will guide to the currently available PhD opportunities:
- June 2019 - May 2020 - 110k€ - INEX INSHAPE: Intelligent radio-frequency Sensing for falls and HeAlth PrEdictions - Co-I with Dr. Francesco Fioranelli (Co-I) and University Cergy Pontoise (France) Prof. Olivier Romain (PI)
- January - June2019 - £3k - Systems, Power and Energy Division for industrial partnership development.
- July 2018 - June 2020 - 38k€ - PHC Cai Yuanpei - 41457UK - INSHAPE: Intelligent radio-frequency Sensing for falls and HeAlth PrEdictions with University Cergy Pontoise (France) Prof. Olivier Romain and Univeristy of Electronic Science and Technology China with Prof. HE Qian and Ms Yier LIN (PhD) - funded by Campus France and China Scholarship Council.
- May 2018 - £5,125 - Chancellor fund - WELL: Wireless Equine Lameness Locator with RF sensing
- May 2018 - April 2019 - £9,961.28 - Horse Betting Levy Board - SPrj30 - ATLAS: Automated Thoroughbred Lameness Assessment System at the racetrack or yard - PI with Dr. Francesco Fioranelli (Co-I) and Dr. Lance Voute (Co-I)
- October 2017 - October 2018 - £9,800 - Petplan Trust Pump Priming Grant - Detection of horses' lameness with contactless radar sensors - Co-I with Dr. Francesco Fioranelli (PI) and Dr. Lance Voute (Co-I).
- December 2017 - £3k - Support from the International Partnership Development Funding to develop the collaboration between the School of Engineering at UoG and the ETIS lab at University of Cergy-Pontoise, France and University of Electronics Science and Technology, Chengdu, China.
- April - December 2017: PHC Xu Guangqi 2017 - Campus France - 6,540€ - "Radar remote sensing to prevent falls in older and vulnerable adults".
Current PhD students
- Aman Shrestha - Radar micro-Doppler for healthcare applications - 2nd supervisor with Dr. Fioranelli as 1st supervisor.
- Haobo Li - Wearable devices and radar for human activities monitoring and classification - Co-supervised with Dr. Fioranelli and Dr Heidari
- Yier Lin - Non-linear parameter estimation and classification of radar micro-Doppler signatures - 2nd supervisor with Prof. Zhiqin Zhao as 1st supervisor- University of Electronics Science and Technology of China
- Chuanwei Ding - Indoor monitoring based on biomedical radar - co-supervisor with Dr. Hong Hong as 1st supervisor - Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Former PhD students
- Francis Xavier Ochieng - The use of ground-based radar to monitor the deflections of wind turbine masts and blades - 2nd supervisor with Dr. Craig Matthew Hancock as 1st supervisor - University of Nottingham Ningbo China - graduated 10/04/2019
- Charalampos Loukas - Activities of Daily Life (ADL) classification in multi-occupancy scenarios with radar and deep learning - Co-supervised with Dr. Fioranelli and Dr. Yang. UoG, 2017.
- Conor McHarg - ADAS radar - MEng Placement at NXP, 2018 - Co-supervised with Dr. Fioranelli
- Joe Walker - Digital electronics - MEng Placement at Cirrus 2018 - Co-supervised with Dr. Bremner
- Vlad Coman - Radar absorbing metamaterials: active vs passive - MEng placement at ONERA, France - 2017 - 2nd supervisor with Dr. Fioranelli as 1st supervisor.
- Charlie Owens - Processor Architecture Analysis of Task-Based Scheduling for Airborne Radar - MEng placement at Leonardo UK(formerly Selex) - 2017 - 2nd supervisor with Dr. Fioranelli as 1st supervisor.
- UESTC3001: Dynamics and Control (Spring Since 2016)
- UESTC3023: Professional Practice (Autumn 2017-2018)
- UESTC3030: Enginnering and the Law - new product creation and business plan (Autumn 2018-2019)