Dr. Nigel Newton


School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
CO4 3SQ,
Room:  1NW.3.15

Tel:      int+44 1206 872932

Fax:     int+44 1206 872900

Email: <njn@essex.ac.uk>

Brief Summary of Career

I was an undergraduate at Bath University, obtaining a B.Sc. (Hons. 1) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1978. After spending a year at a research and development division of EMI Electronics Ltd., where I had previously spent training periods as a sponsored student, I joined the Control Group at Imperial College as a research student under the supervision of Dr. J.M.C. Clark. I received the Ph.D degree of the University of London and the Diploma of Imperial College in January 1984. Between March 1983 and August 1984 I worked as a Research Assistant with the Industrial Systems Group at Imperial College. In October 1984 I took up a post as Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering at Essex University, where I am currently a Reader.

In 1991/92 I spent 8 months as an Invited Researcher at INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis, France, and 5 months as a Visiting Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, USA.

In 1999/2000 I spent 4 months as a Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT, USA, 4 months as an Invited Researcher at INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis, France, and 4 months as an Invited Researcher at IRISA, France.


My research interests include:

  • nonlinear filtering and stochastic control
  • information theory and connections with statistical mechanics
  • numerical methods for stochastic systems
  • digital communication over noisy channels with application to mobile systems
  • performance engineering for telecommunication networks
  • modelling and numerical techniques in finance
  • Monte Carlo methods

You can view a list of my recent publications here.


Courses currently taught:

  • CE702: Transmission Systems (M.Sc.)
  • CE142: Mathematics for Electronics and Telecommunications (Year 1 undergraduate)
  • CE262: Engineering Mathematics (Year 2 undergraduate)

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Last updated: 10 vii2005