Tughrul Arslan


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Professor Tughrul Arslan holds the Chair of Integrated Electronic Systems in the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K.. He is a member of the Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) Institute and leads the Embedded Mobile and Wireless Sensor Systems (EWireless) Group in the University (ewireless.eng.ed.ac.uk). His current research focuses on enhancing personal mobility and the design of high performance embedded wireless systems. He has supervised over 40 sucessful PhD research thesis and is the author of over 400 refereed research papers and the inventor of over 20 patents in these areas. 

He has lead a number of successful projects in the design of low power embedded wireless systems. These have resulted in new patented technologies such as the Reconfigurable Instruction Cell Architecture (RICA), highly directional low power MEMS based antenna systems and embedded algorithms for exploitation of wireless signals for personal navigation indoors and areas of poor GPS signal visibility. Most of these technologies have been licensed to spin-out companies. 

Prof. Arslan was an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I (2005-2006), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II (2008-2009), a member of the IEEE CAS executive Committee on VLSI Systems and Applications (1999 to date), and is a member of the steering and technical committees of a number of international conferences. He is a co-founder of the NASA/ESA conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS) and currently serves as a memeber of its steering committee. 

Current Research Interests

  • Smart Wearable Devices and Systems
  • Positioning and Navigation Systems
  • Positioning and Location Indoors and in Urban Canyons
  • Indoor and Urban Location Based Services (LBS).
  • Smart Antenna and Radio Frequency (RF) Systems
  • RF MEMS devices such as switches and phase shifters.
  • RF sensing systems
  • Algorithms and Architectures for AI & Big Data: applications such as Healthcare and Smart Cities.
  • RF and Microwave imaging
  • Reconfigurable and Evolvable Systems
  • Design for Mission Critical and Harsh environments.
  • Low Power Circuits and Systems


Email:T.Arslan@ed.ac.uk           Phone: (+44) 131 6505592 


Embedded and Wireless Systems (E-Wireless) -  Year 5 (MEng) and MSc

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering - Year 4

Engineering Software - Year 3

Digital Systems -Year 3

External positions

Chief Technology Officer, sensewhere

1 Mar 2009 → …


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