Di Wu, a PhD student at the School of Engineering has just won the coveted Dstl prize on their recent challenge competition on spectral deconvolution. Other researchers from the UDRC entered the competition back in October where the challenge was to identify a range of chemicals utilising signal processing expertise.
Di, who is researching compressed sensing and sparse representations under the University Defence Research Collaboration, won the competition as not only did he recognise the components present in the chemical database, he also managed to identify the unknown substances which were not listed in the database.
He has also written a paper on his findings entitled ‘A Sparse Regularized Model for Raman Spectral Analysis’ which has been accepted as an oral presentation at the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence Conference which takes place on the 8th and 9th September at Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls.
More details can be found at www.sspdconference.org