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Yiqun Zhu

Assistant Professor, MSc Course Director and China Partnerships Director, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Yiqun Zhu received BEng and MSc from Beihang University, Beijing, China, 1988 and 1991, respectively. He then worked in a key DSP research & development group, China Space Corporation, China.

From 1999 to 2003, he was doing his PhD research on electronic systems design in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the University of Sheffield, UK. After obtaining his PhD degree, he was working as a senior Research & Development engineer for Dwight Cavendish Systems, UK, until joining Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Nottingham as a senior research fellow in 2004.

In 2011, he was appointed as an assistant professor within Faculty of Engineering, the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

  • Digital system design with VHDL/FPGA
  • Application specific complex algorithm acceleration
  • Reconfigurable FPGA based embedded system design
  • High-speed multi-layer PCB board design

Teaching Summary

HDL for Programmable Devices (Level 4) (20 credits)

Integrated Circuits and Systems (Level 3) (20 credits)

Research Summary

FPGA based GNSS Receiver for multiple satellite constellations Real-time SIFT based image matching system using an FPGA for the purpose of machine vision Configurable ELT Processor for… read more

Selected Publications

  • QIZHI SHI, XIAOLIN MENG, YIQUN ZHU, ALAN DODSON and KARL SOAR, 2013. Reconfigurable positioning platform for machine control applications Coordinates: A monthly magazine on positioning, navigation and beyond. IX(10), 37-42
  • WENJUAN DENG, YIQUN ZHU, HAO FENG and ZHIGUO JIANG, 2012. An efficient hardware architecture of the optimised SIFT descriptor generation In: 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), 2012. 345-352
  • QIZHI SHI, XIAOLIN MENG, YIQUN ZHU, ALAN DODSON and KARL SOAR, 2012. An FPGA-based hybrid positioning platform for machine control applications. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance, 27-29 March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany
  • H.C. NGUYEN, B.R. HAYES-GILL, S.P. MORGAN, Y. ZHU, D. BOGGETT, X. HUANG, M. POTTER, 2010. A Field Programmable gate array based system for high frame rate laser Doppler blood flow imaging Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 34(5-6), 306-315

Current Research

  • FPGA based GNSS Receiver for multiple satellite constellations
  • Real-time SIFT based image matching system using an FPGA for the purpose of machine vision
  • Configurable ELT Processor for Wavelet OFDM for future communication systems
  • FPGA based laser Doppler blood flow imaging

Past Research

Communication Channel Coding

  • SUN, S., HAYES-GILL, B. R., HE, D., ZHU, Y., HUYNH, N. T. and MORGAN, S. P., 2016. Comparison of laser Doppler and laser speckle contrast imaging using a concurrent processing system: Optics and Lasers in Engineering Optics and Lasers in Engineering. 83, 1-9
  • SUN, S., HAYES-GILL, B. R., HE, D., ZHU, Y. and MORGAN, S. P., 2015. Multi-exposure laser speckle contrast imaging using a high frame rate CMOS sensor with a field programmable gate array: Optics Letters Optics Letters. 40(20), 4587-4590
  • HE, D., NGUYEN, H.C., HAYES-GILL, B.R., ZHU, Y., CROWE, J.A., GILL, C., CLOUGH, G.F. and MORGAN, S.P., 2013. Laser Doppler blood flow imaging using a CMOS imaging sensor with on-chip signal processing Sensors. 13(9), 12632-12647
  • QIZHI SHI, XIAOLIN MENG, YIQUN ZHU, ALAN DODSON and KARL SOAR, 2013. Reconfigurable positioning platform for machine control applications Coordinates: A monthly magazine on positioning, navigation and beyond. IX(10), 37-42
  • QIZHI SHI, XIAOLIN MENG, YIQUN ZHU, ALAN DODSON and KARL SOAR, 2012. An FPGA-based hybrid positioning platform for machine control applications. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance, 27-29 March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany
  • WENJUAN DENG, YIQUN ZHU, HAO FENG and ZHIGUO JIANG, 2012. An efficient hardware architecture of the optimised SIFT descriptor generation In: 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), 2012. 345-352
  • D. HE, H. C. NGUYEN, B. R. HAYES-GILL, Y. ZHU, J. A. CROWE, G. F. CLOUGH, C. A. GILL and S. P. MORGAN, 2012. 64×64 pixel smart sensor array for laser Doppler blood flow imaging Optical Letters. 37(15), 3060-3062
  • D HE, HC NGUYEN, BR HAYES-GILL, Y ZHU, JA CROWE, SP MORGAN, GF CLOUGH, CA GILL, 2011. Laser Doppler blood flow imaging with a 64x64 full custom CMOS sensor In: Proc SPIE 7891.
  • NGUYEN, H.C., HAYES-GILL, B.R., ZHU, Y., CROWE, J.A., HE, D. and MORGAN, S.P., 2011. Low resource processing algorithms for laser Doppler blood flow imaging Medical Engineering & Physics. 33(6), 720-729
  • MENG, X., SHI, Q., ZHU, Y., DODSON, A. and SOAR, K., 2011. An Integrated Open Positioning Platform for Machine Control and Beyond In: China Satellite Navigation Conference 2011.
  • NGUYEN, H. C, HAYES-GILL, B. R, MORGAN, S. P, ZHU, Y, BOGGETT, D and HUANG, X. AND POTTER, M., 2010. A Field-Programmable Gate Array Based System for High Frame Rate Laser Doppler Blood Flow Imaging Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology. 34(5-6), 306-315
  • H.C. NGUYEN, B.R. HAYES-GILL, S.P. MORGAN, Y. ZHU, D. BOGGETT, X. HUANG, M. POTTER, 2010. A Field Programmable gate array based system for high frame rate laser Doppler blood flow imaging Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 34(5-6), 306-315
  • DIWEI HE, NGUYEN HOANG, BARRIE R. HAYES-GILL, JOHN A. CROWE, YIQUN ZHU and STEPHEN P. MORGAN., 2009. Full field laser Doppler flowmetry with custom made CMOS sensors: (Proceedings Paper) In: Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies II. Vol. 7170
  • STEPHEN P MORGAN, DIWEI HE, BARRIE R HAYES-GILL, JOHN A CROWE, YIQUN ZHU, NGUYEN HOANG, 2009. Full field laser Doppler flowmetry with custom made CMOS sensors In: 24-29 January 2009, San Jose, USA, SPIE 7179.
  • HE, D, HOANG, N, HAYES-GILL, B.R, CROWE, J.A, ZHU, Y and MORGAN, S.P., 2009. In: Biomedical Technologies, 24-29 January 2009, San Jose, USA, SPIE Proc. Vol. 7170: full field laser doppler flowmetry with custom made CMOS sensors
  • LIFAN YAO, HAO FENG, YIQUN ZHU, ZHIGUO JIANG, DANPEI ZHAO and WENQUAN FENG, 2009. An architecture of optimised SIFT feature detection for an FPGA implementation of an Image Matcher: An Architecture of Optimised SIFT Feature Detection for an FPGA Implementation of an image matcher In: International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, 2009. FPT 2009.. 30-37
  • COGGINS, D., THOMAS, D. W. P., HAYES-GILL, B. R. and ZHU, Y., 2008. A New High Speed FPGA Based Traveling Wave Fault Recorder for MV distribution Systems In: The 9th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, Glasgow, UK, 17-20 March 2008. 579-583
  • NGUYEN, H. C., HAYES-GILL, B. R., ZHU, Y and MORGAN, S. P., 2008. A high frame rate and high accuracy implementation using an FPGA for calculating laser doppler blood flow In: Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, 2008. IMTC 2008. IEEE. 212-217
  • BENAISSA, M. and ZHU, Y., 2007. Reconfigurable hardware architectures for sequential and hybrid decoding IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular papers. 54(3), 555-565
  • COGGINS, D, THOMAS, D. W. P, HAYES-GILL, B. R. and ZHU, Y., 2007. An FPGA Based Travelling-Wave Fault Location System In: International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology. 277-280
  • ZHU, Y., HAYES-GILL, B. R., MORGAN, S. P. and HOANG, N. C., 2006. An FPGA Based Generic Prototyping Platform employed in a CMOS Laser Doppler Blood Flow Camera In: International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 December 2006. 281-284
  • ZHU, Y. and BENAISSA, M., 2003. A reconfigurable Fano Based sequential decoder In: International Symposium on Communication Theory and Applications, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK, 13-18 July 2003. 76-80
  • BENAISSA, M. and ZHU, Y., 2003. A novel high speed configurable Viterbi decoder for broadband wireless access EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing: Special issue on signal processing for broadband access systems: techniques and implementations. 1317-1327
  • ZHU, Y. and BENAISSA, M., 2003. Reconfigurable Viterbi decoding using a new ACS pipelining technique In: IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors, the Hague, the Netherlands, 24-26 June 2003. 348-357
  • ZHU, Y. and BENAISSA, M., 2003. A novel ACS scheme for area-efficient Viterbi decoders In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-28 May 2003. 264-267
  • ZHU, Y., BENAISSA, M. and LIM, W. M., 2003. A novel hybrid coding scheme In: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 6-9 October 2003. 666-669

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