Professor Edmund Lai

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HOD Information Tech & Software Engineering

Email: edmund.lai@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9159-3718

Academic appointments:

  • Professor, Auckland University of Technology (2016 - ongoing)
  • Associate Professor, Massey University (2011 - 2016)
  • Senior Lecturer, Massey University (2006 - 2010)
  • Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (1999 - 2006)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia
  • BE(Hons), The University of Western Australia

Fields of research:

  • Dynamical Systems In Applications
  • Optimisation
  • Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
  • Image Processing
  • Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
  • Coding and Information Theory
  • Information Engineering and Theory
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Communications Networks
  • Wireless Communications

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (2006 - ongoing)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Qualification Reviewer, Massey University (2019)
  • PhD thesis examiner, Swinburne Unversity of Technology (2019)
  • PhD thesis examiner, Anna University, Chennai, India (2019)
  • Editor-in-Chief, (2014 - 2018)

Facilitation, networking and collaboration

  • Program Chair for 4th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, (2018)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Review of Journal paper, (2018)
  • Review of Journal paper, IEEE (2018)
  • Serve on Conference Technical Program Committee, (2018 - 2019)
  • MCIS Project Supervision, Auckland University of Technology (2018)
  • MCIS Project, Auckland University of Technology (2018)

Conference and event

  • International Conference on Communication, Image and Signal Processing, Phuket, Thailand (2019)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Humagain, S., Sinha, R., Lai, E., & Ranjitkar, P. (2019). A systematic review of route optimisation and pre-emption methods for emergency vehicles. Transport Reviews. doi:10.1080/01441647.2019.1649319

  • Konings, D., Alam, F., Noble, F., & Lai, E. M. K. (2019). SpringLoc: A Device-Free Localization Technique for Indoor Positioning and Tracking Using Adaptive RSSI Spring Relaxation. IEEE Access, 7, 56960-56973. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2913910

  • Konings, D., Parr, B., Alam, F., & Lai, E. M. K. (2018). Falcon: Fused application of light based positioning coupled with onboard network localization. IEEE Access, 6. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2847314

  • Konings, D., Alam, F., Noble, F., & Lai, E. M. K. (2018). Device-free Localization Systems Utilizing Wireless RSSI: A Comparative Practical Investigation. IEEE Sensors Journal. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2018.2888862

  • Cao, G., Lai, E. M. K., & Alam, F. (2018). Enhanced particle swarm optimisation algorithms for multiple-input multiple-output system modelling using convolved Gaussian process models. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 17(3), 347-369. doi:10.1504/IJISTA.2018.094019

  • Cao, G., Lai, E. M. -K., & Alam, F. (2017). Gaussian process model predictive control of an unmanned quadrotor. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. doi:10.1007/s10846-017-0549-y

  • Cao, G., Lai, E. M. -K., & Alam, F. (2017). Gaussian process model predictive control of unknown non-linear systems. IET Control Theory & Applications, 11(5). doi:10.1049/iet-cta.2016.1061

  • Darak, S. J., Gopi, S. K. P., Prasad, V. A., & Lai, E. (2014). Low-complexity reconfigurable fast filter bank for multi-standard wireless receivers. IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 22(5). doi:10.1109/TVLSI.2013.2263813

  • Baig, M. Y., Lai, E. M. -K., & Punchihewa, A. (2014). Compressed sensing-based distributed image compression. Applied Sciences, 4(2). doi:10.3390/app4020128

  • Darak, S. J., Vinod, A. P., Lai, E. M. -K., Palicot, J., & Zhang, H. (2014). Linear-phase VDF design with unabridged bandwidth control over the Nyquist band. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 61(6). doi:10.1109/TCSII.2014.2319992

  • Alam, S., Lai, E. M. -K., Young, J., & Hasan, S. M. R. (2014). Rapid electronic prediction of gene expression regulation in bacterial cells. Electronics Letters, 50(22). doi:10.1049/el.2014.2144

  • Darak, S. J., Prasad, V. A., & Lai, E. M. -K. (2013). Efficient implementation of reconfigurable warped digital filters with variable low-pass, high-pass, bandpass, and bandstop responses. IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 21(6). doi:10.1109/TVLSI.2012.2203158

  • Darak, S. J., Vinod, A. P., & Lai, E. M. -K. (2012). A low complexity reconfigurable non-uniform filter bank for channelization in multi-standard wireless communication receivers. Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 68(1). doi:10.1007/s11265-011-0579-9

  • Xu, Y., & Lai, E. (1998). Restoration of images contaminated by mixed Gaussian and impulse noise using a recursive minimum-maximum method. IEE Proceedings: Vision, Image and Signal Processing, 145(4), 264-270. doi:10.1049/ip-vis:19981995

  • Leung, C. -S., Chan, L. -W., & Lai, E. (1997). Stability and statistical properties of second-order bidirectional associative memory. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 8(2), 267-277. doi:10.1109/72.557664

Conference contributions

  • Gul, S., Sarkar, N. I., Gutierrez, J., & Lai, E. (2018). RESILICOMM: A Framework for Resilient Communication System. In Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific 2018 Conference - Innovating for Resilience (pp. 83-87). Wellington.

  • Ma, J., Lai, E. M. K., & Pang, W. (2018). CS-CL: A Flocking Model That Incorporates the Bio-inspired Chorus-Line Effect. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018). Rio De Janeiro. doi:10.1109/IJCNN.2018.8489207

  • Ma, J., & Lai, E. M. K. (2018). Incorporating chorus line effect into a cucker-smale system for fast manoeuvre tracking. In Poster schedeule - 2018 International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS. Stockholm. Retrieved from http://ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2018/pdfs/p2007.pdf

  • Ma, J., Lai, E. M. K., & Ren, J. (2018). On the Timing of Operator Commands for the Navigation of a Robot Swarm. In Proceeding of the 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2018 (pp. 1634-1639). Singapore. doi:10.1109/ICARCV.2018.8581236

  • Naseer, S., Liu, W., Sarkar, N. I., Chong, P. H. J., Lai, E., Ma, M., . . . Manzoor, S. (2018). A Sustainable Marriage of Telcos and Transp in the Era of Big Data: Are we ready?. In 3rd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (pp. 210-219). Auckland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_21

  • Sabuj, S. R., Hossain, M. A., & Lai, E. (2018). Energy-efficiency maximisation in random cognitive radio networks. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST Vol. 245 (pp. 73-81). Auckland. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_8

  • Naseer, S., Liu, W., Sarkar, N. I., Chong, P. H. J., Lai, E., & Prasad, R. V. (2017). A Sustainable Vehicular Based Energy Efficient Data Dissemination Approach. In 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (pp. 1-8). Melbourne: IEEE.

  • Konings, D., Parr, B., Waddell, C., Alam, F., Arif, K., & Lai, E. (2017). HVLP: Hybrid visible light positioning of a mobile robot. In 24th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Auckland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2017.8211505

  • Konings, D., Faulkner, N., Alam, F., Noble, F., & Lai, E. (2017). The effects of interference on the RSSI values of a zigbee based indoor localization system. In 24th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Auckland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2017.8211460

  • Ma, J., & Lai, E. (2017). Finite-time flocking control of a swarm of cucker-smale agents with collision avoidance. In Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 2017 24th Conference on. Auckland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2017.8211507

  • Ma, J., & Lai, E. (2017). Cucker-smale flocking under asynchronous update dynamics. In Second International Conference on Agents (pp. 50-54). Beijing. doi:10.1109/AGENTS.2017.8015300

  • Konings, D., Faulkner, N., Alam, F., Noble, F., & Lai, E. (2017). Do RSSI values reliably map to RSS in a localization system?. In Proceedings of the 2017 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends in Telecommunications Research, RTTR 2017. Palmerston North. doi:10.1109/RTTR.2017.7887867

  • Cao, G., Lai, E., & Alam, F. (2016). Gaussian process model predictive control of unmanned quadrotors. In Proceedings of 2016 The Second International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (pp. 200-206). Hong Kong: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICCAR.2016.7486726

  • Cao, G., Lai, E., & Alam, F. (2016). Gaussian process based model predictive control for linear time varying systems. In 2016 IEEE 14th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, AMC 2016 (pp. 251-256). Auckland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/AMC.2016.7496359

  • Cao, G., Lai, E., & Alam, F. (2014). Particle swarm optimization for convolved Gaussian process models. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (pp. 1573-1578). Beijing: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi:10.1109/IJCNN.2014.6889408

  • Darak, S. J., Vinod, A. P., & Lai, E. M. -K. (2012). Design of variable linear phase FIR filters based on second order frequency transformations and coefficient decimation. In 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) (pp. 3182-3185). Seoul: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ISCAS.2012.6271999

  • Baig, M. Y., Lai, E., & Punchihewa, A. (2012). Distributed video coding based on compressed sensing. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2012 (pp. 325-330). Melbourne: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICMEW.2012.62

  • Baig, M. Y., Lai, E., & Punchihewa, A. (2012). Low complexity side information for distributed compressed sensing video coding. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Computing, ICSPCC 2012 (pp. 436-441). Hong Kong. doi:10.1109/ICSPCC.2012.6335688

  • Darak, S. J., Vinod, A. P., & Lai, E. (2012). An area and power efficient two-stage parallel spectrum sensing scheme for cognitive radios. In 2012 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2012 (pp. 263-267). Gold Coast, Queensland: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ISCIT.2012.6380903