Dr Adrian Ambroze
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Dr Adrian Ambroze

Lecturer in Digital Communication Engineering

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

BEng stage 3 Tutor

Admissions/Recruitment Tutor with French Universities at Undergraduate and MSc level

Module leader for ELEC216, ELEC506, ELEC508, ELEC343 and participate in the delivery of TECH042, CNET339,CNET520

I am currently part of the supervision team of 4 PhD students in collaboration with Prof Tomlinson, Dr Ahmed, and Dr Tjhai.

 

Qualifications

PhD in Digital Communications, University of Plymouth (2000)

BEng Communication Engineering (First Class Hons) Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1996)

 

Professional membership

MIEEE (Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Enginners)

 

Roles on external bodies

Reviewer for:

IEEE Transactions on Communications

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

IET Proceedings Vision and Image Processing

IET Proceedings Communications.

Electronics Letters

EPSRC

 

Teaching interests

I teach communications systems, coding theory, data compression and watermarking to undergraduate and MSc students. I participate in the delivery of the following modules:

ELEC506: Multimedia Communication Networks (Term 2, CESP/NSE progs, MSc) *

ELEC508: Digital And Wireless Communications (Term 2, CESP programme, MSc) *

CNET520: Applications of Security (Term 2, ISS/WTS programme, MSc)

ELEC343: Multimedia Telephony (Term 1, Stage 3) *

CNET339: Applications of Security (Term 2, ISS/WTS programme, Stage 3)

ELEC216: Communication Systems (All year, CSN/ITA/MPT Stage 2) *

TECH042: Foundation Pathways in Technology (Foundation Year)

* Module Leader

Research interests

Error correction coding and modulation, Coding Theory (code design, theoretical limits)

Information Theory for Coding and Data Compression

Signal Processing (particularly for communications, image and video processing)

Satellite and wireless communications as applications of signal processing, coding and modulation design

Communications channels, practical code design and theoretical limits (currently: AWGN, Erasure, BSC and Side-Information AWGN channels, also satellite multiple access)

Watermarking as hidden communications with side information at the transmitter

Signal processing for watermarking, Human Visual System (HVS) models, Wavelets

Grants & contracts

UoP: Aetheric Consultancy, value £10000.

KTP Bombardier Transportation, Coded Track Circuit, 2006-2008, value £92626.

2007 : Team Member (3 member team), UoPE TRL Project :

Digital Video Compression with Low Latency (DSP implementation): value £32000.

2005 : Project Leader, UoPE TRL Project :

Digital Video Compression with Low Latency (feasibility study) : value £24000.

 

Research groups

  • Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Rosnes E, Ambroze MA & Tomlinson M 2013 'On the Minimum/Stopping Distance of Array Low-Density Parity-Check Codes' IEEE Transactions on Information Theory n/a, Author Site Publisher Site
Rosnes E, Ytrehus O, Ambroze MA & Tomlinson M 2012 'An Efficient Algorithm to Find All Small-Size Stopping Sets of Low-Density Parity-Check Matrices' IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY 58, (1) 164-171 Author Site , DOI
Martin PA, Ambroze MA, Taylor DP & Tomlinson M 2009 'Coding for Shared Satellite Channel Communications' IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS 57, (8) 2330-2338 Author Site , DOI
Tomlinson M, Tjhai C, Cai J & Ambroze M 2007 'Analysis of the distribution of the number of erasures correctable by a binary linear code and the link to low-weight codewords' Communications, IET 1, 539-548-539-548 , DOI
Tomlinson M, Tjhai C & Ambroze M 2007 'Extending the Dorsch decoder towards achieving maximum-likelihood decoding for linear codes' Communications, IET 1, 479-488-479-488 , DOI
Shah P, Ahmed M, Ambroze M, Tjhai C & Davey PJ 2007 'Novel Soft-Feedback Equalization Method for Multilevel Magnetic Recording' Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 43, 2280-2282-2280-2282 , DOI
Horan R, Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2006 'Idempotents, Mattson-Solomon polynomials and binary LDPC codes' Communications, IEE Proceedings- 153, 256-262-256-262 , DOI
Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Grassl M, Horan R, Ahmed M & Ambroze M 2006 'New linear codes derived from binary cyclic codes of length 151' Communications, IEE Proceedings- 153, 581-585-581-585
Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2005 'Cyclotomic idempotent-based binary cyclic codes' Electronics Letters 41, 341-343-341-343 , DOI
Ambroze MA, Wade G & Tomlinson M 2003 'Dependence of dfree in MPCCC systems' Communications, IEEE Transactions on 51, 318-325-318-325 , DOI
Serdean CV, Ambroze MA, Tomlinson M & Wade JG 2003 'DWT-based high-capacity blind video watermarking, invariant to geometrical attacks' Vision, Image and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings - 150, 51-58-51-58 , DOI
Tomlinson M, Wade G, Van-Eetvelt P & Ambroze A 2002 'Bounds for finite block-length codes' Communications, IEE Proceedings- 149, 65-69-65-69 , DOI
Ambroze A, Wade G, Serdean C, Tomlinson M, Stander J & Borda M 2001 'Turbo code protection of video watermark channel' Vision, Image and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings - 148, 54-58-54-58 , DOI
Books
Ambroze M, Tomlinson M, Serdean C & Wade G 2003 Limits of error correction coding in video watermarking.
Ambroze A, Tomlinson M & Wade G 2003 Magnitude modulation for small satellite Earth terminals using QPSK and OQPSK. 3 , DOI
Serdean CV, Ambroze MA, Tomlinson M & Wade G 2002 Combating geometrical attacks in a DWT based blind video watermarking system. , DOI
Conference Papers
Yang L, Tomlinson M & Ambroze M 2010 'Decoding low-density parity-check codes with error-floor free over the AWGN channel' //0 //0 192-196-192-196 , DOI
Yang L, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Cai J 2010 'Extended optimum decoding for LDPC codes based on exhaustive tree search algorithm' //0 //0 208-212 , DOI
Yang L, Ambroze M & Tomlinson M 2008 'Comparison of decoding turbo Gallager codes in hybrid decoding arrangements with different iterative decoders over the erasure channel' //0 //0 253-257-253-257 , DOI
Ambroze M, Tomlinson M, Tjhai C & Ahmed M 2007 'Analysis of the Distribution of the Number of Correctable Erasures for Turbo Codes with DRP Interleavers' //0 //0 214-217-214-217 , DOI
Xu X, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2007 'Biorthogonal matrix dirty paper coding for information hiding in still images' //0 //0 454-459-454-459 , DOI
Martin PA, Taylor DP, Ambroze MA, Tomlinson M & IEEE 2006 'Coding for shared satellite channel communications' //0 //0 550-+
Martin PA, Taylor DP, Ambroze MA & Tomlinson M 2006 'Coding for Shared Satellite Channel Communications' //0 //0 1-4-1-4 , DOI
Cai J, Tomlinson M, Tjhai C, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2006 'Comparison of Concatenated Reed-Solomon Coding with Hard-decision to Soft-decision LDPC Coding for the Rayleigh Fading Channel' //0 //0 135-139-135-139 , DOI
Xu X, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2006 'NIS07-6: Comparisons of Orthogonalisation and Writing-On-Dirty-Paper Schemes for High Capacity Watermarking' //0 //0 1-5-1-5 , DOI
Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Horan R, Ahmed M & Ambroze M 2006 'On the Efficient Codewords Counting Algorithm and the Weight Distributions of the Binary Quadratic Double-Circulant Codes' //0 //0 42-46-42-46 , DOI
Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Horan R, Ahmed M & Ambroze M 2006 'Some results on the weight distributions of the binary double-circulant codes based on primes' 2006 10Th Ieee Singapore International Conference on Communication Systems, Vols 1 and 2 //0 //0 343-347
Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Horan R, Ahmed M & Ambroze M 2006 'Some Results on the Weight Distributions of the Binary Double-Circulant Codes Based on Primes' //0 //0 1-5-1-5 , DOI
Horan R, Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2005 'A finite-field transform domain construction of binary low-density parity-check codes' Proceedings of the Ieee Itsoc Information Theory Workshop 2005 on Coding and Complexity //0 //0 77-81
Horan R, Tjhai C, Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Ahmed M 2005 'A finite-field transform domain construction of binary low-density parity-check codes' //0 //0 5 pp.--5 pp.- , DOI
Cai J, Tjhai CJ, Tomlinson M, Ambroze MA & Ahmed MZ 2005 'An Efficient Solution to Packet Loss : Erasure Correcting Codes' //0 //0
Ahmed MZ, Papagiannis E, Tjhai C, Ambroze M & Tomlinson M 2005 'Improved Iterative Decoding for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording' //0 //0 Ambleside
Tjhai CJ, Tomlinson M, Ambroze MA & Ahmed MZ 2005 'Near Maximum-Likelihood Performance of some New Cyclic Codes Constructed in the Finite-Field Transform Domain' //0 //0
Papagiannis E, Ambroze MA & Tomlinson M 2004 'Approaching the ML performance with iterative decoding' 2004 International Zurich Seminar on Communications: Access-Transmission-Networking, Proceedings //0 //0 220-223
Rogers AJ, Tomlinson M, Ambroze MA & Ahmed MZ 2004 'Enhancement of turbo codes using cyclic redundancy check with interleaver optimisation' //0 //0 508--508- , DOI
Serdean CV, Ambroze MA, Tomlinson M & Wade JG 2002 'Adding robustness to geometrical attacks to a wavelet based, blind video watermarking system' //0 //0 557-560 vol.1-557-560 vol.1 , DOI
Tomlinson M, Ambroze M & Wade G 2002 'Power and bandwidth efficient modulation and coding for small satellite communication terminals' //0 //0 2943-2946 vol.5-2943-2946 vol.5 , DOI
Patents
Tomlinson M, Ambroze MA, Tjhai CJ & Ahmed MZ 2009 Error correction system using concatenated codes.
Tomlinson M, Tjhai CJ, Ambroze MA & Ahmed MZ 2009 Error Correction System using the Discrete Fourier Transform. US 12/057,781
Tomlinson M & Ambroze MA 2008 Concatenated Coding System. GB2445005
Tomlinson M, Tjhai CJ, Ambroze MA & Ahmed MZ 2008 Password Correction and Confidential Information Access System. GB2446420
Tomlinson M, Xu X & Ambroze MA 2007 Impression of Information on Noise or an Independent Signal. GB2427800
Tomlinson M, Cai J, Tjhai CJ, Ambroze M & Ahmed MZ 2004 A system for the correction of missing or deleted symbols.