LAURENCE S. DOOLEY is Chair of Information & Communication Technologies in the Department of Communication and Systems at the Open University (OU) in Milton Keynes, UK. Before taking up his current chair in 2007 he held the inaugural Chair of Multimedia Technology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
He received his B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales/ Cymru (Swansea) in 1981, 1983 and 1987, respectively. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE and Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS). A proud Welshman he is also an Australian Citizen though always knows where his loyalities lie when the Wallabies play in Cardiff......Cymru am Byth
Laurences' passions include Australian wines (particularly Barossa and Margaret River reds), Rugby Union - the game played in heaven, the Pembrokeshire National Park and Golf though his handicap and age are now exactly the same Fore!!!!!
T455 ICT Project Course Team Chair (2011)
TM470 Computing and Information Technology final-year Project (New in 2012)
TXR220 Engineering in Action (Summer School)
Research and Scholarship
As Head of the neXt Generation Multimedia Technologies (XGMT) group, his main research interests are: cognitive radio systems, distributed video coding, 3-D medical imaging, mobile ad hoc networks and LTE/4G security, educational technologies and technology transfer/applied research commercialisation for small-to-medium enterprises (SME). The XGMT group currently has 9 full and part-time PhD students studying multi-modally and is a member of the global Worldwide-University-Network consortium for collaborative research in cognitive communications (WUN CogCom).
Laurence has edited one book and published over 200 scientific journals, book chapters, monographs and conference papers, with 3 articles being awarded international research prizes/nominations, including the IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Prize at the 2006 International Conference on Next Generation Wireless Systems. In October 2010, he received the IEEE Certificate of Award for Promoting International Exchange in recognition of his sustained contributions over two decades to the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP) held biennially in Beijing.
Undoubtedly his abiding passion remains his PhD students and the doctoral training ethos he and his XGMT colleagues uphold each week. He takes the greatest pride in having successfully supervised and mentored 18 higher research degree student completions (10 PhD/8 MPhil). Each student has, in their own inimitable way, been a catalyst for intellectual enquiry and endeavour, with many going onto build successful careers in industry, business and academia. To them all he would simply say…..it has been a privilege.
He has served as a member of numerous International Conference Technical Programme Committees, and is the designated European Chair for the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP). He has twice been an invited international keynote address speaker.
As well as having served as a representative on the UK Engineering Professors Council, he is currently both a British Computer Society (BCS) membership assessor and an Expert Panellist for the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) of Ireland.
He is especially proud to be a Vice President of the Welsh Crawshay's Rugby Football Club.
Laurence Dooley's Recent Publications
Gour C. Karamakar and Laurence S. Dooley, Mobile Multimedia Communications: Concepts, Application and Challenges, Information Science Reference, 2007
A selection of Prof. Dooley's recent publications can be found below. Full list of publications can be found at Open Research Online.
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