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Peter M. Grant, O.B.E., B.Sc., Ph.D., Hon D.Eng., F.R.S.E, F.R.Eng, F.I.E.E.E.        EMERITUS Regius Professor of Engineering

        School of Engineering

        King's Buildings, Mayfield Road,

        Edinburgh EH9 3JL. Scotland




        Tel: +44 131 651 7125

        Fax: +44 131 650 6554


Previous Position

Regius Professor of Engineering, Regius Chairs at Edinburgh


University Curator of Patronage, 2003-2006.



PhD University of Edinburgh `The Design of Surface Acoustic Wave Filters and Applications in Future Communication Systems'.


Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh BSc (Hons), 2nd year class medal.

International Professional Awards and Recognition

2009 Queens Birthday Honours he was invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

2007 one of the first four signal processing researchers to be elevated to 'EURASIP Fellow', the Association's new most prestigious honour.

2007 awarded an honorary DEng from Edinburgh Napier University.

2006 awarded an honorary DEng from the Heriot-Watt University.

2005 EURASIP Meritorious Service award for fundamental activities in adaptive signal processing and CDMA as well as 10 years commitment to developing EURASIP.

2004 Faraday Medal, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).

2000-02 President, European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP).

1998 IEEE Signal Processing Society distinguished lecturer on DSP for Mobile Communications.

1996 Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York (FIEEE).

National Professional Fellowships

1997 Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).

1997 Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).

Fellow of Institution of Electrical Engineers/Engineering and Technology, London (FIEE/FIET) to 2015.

Committee Chairs

Electronics and Electrical Engineering Panel for the 2001 UK research assessment exercise (RAE).

Mechanisms for Excellence group of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee, 2002-2005.

Proceedings IEE Editorial Advisory Panel, IEE 1990-98.

Editorial Advisory Panel, IEE Electronics and Communications Engineering Journal, 1996-2002.

EPSRC Communications Signal Processing and Coding programme, assessment 1993-95 and monitoring panels 1996-97.

Conference Committee Chairs

European Signal Processing conference (EUSIPCO 94), Edinburgh.

Technical programme, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Glasgow in May 1989.

Paper Premia Awards

Bulgin premium, Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers (IERE) in 1974 and again in 1977.

IERE Lord Mountbatten premium in 1982.

IEE Marconi premium 1992.

IEE J Langham Thompson premium 1992.

Commercial activities

Invited member of Finmeccanica Innovation Awards Selection Panel, Rome, 2005.

ISLI Management Committee chairmanship, 1997-2008, and ISLI Board member from 2004-2013.

Executive Committee, Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications, 2002-2004 & 2007-2009.

Board Member, Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications, 1997-2008.

Independent Member, Supervisory Board to the UK University Defence Research Centre in Signal Processing, 2009-2012.

Independent Member, Supervisory Board to the UK Defence Technology Centre in Electromagnetic Remote Sensing, 2003-2010.

Board Member of Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre, 2003-2015.