Professor Jonathon Chambers

Emeritus Professor

Professor Jonathon Chambers


Jonathon Chambers FREng CEng FIEEE FIET FIMA DSc(Imperial) is a widely-experienced academic and research leader and an expert in adaptive signal processing and machine learning and their application in biomedicine, communications and defence.  He was awarded PhD (1990) and DSc (2014) degrees from Imperial College. He is Emeritus Professor of Signal and Information Processing and served as the Head of the Department of Engineering/School of Engineering within the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Leicester between 2017-2019.

He is also an International Honorary Dean and Guest Professor within the College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University supported by the Chinese Govt's 1000 Talents Programme and previously by the High-End Expert Programme.

He has secured more than 30 research projects from industry and government to the value of more than £12M.  He was the Director of one of the two Dstl/EPSRC University Defence Research Collaboration consortia, LSSCN, which ran between 2013 and 2018.  He has co-authored two research monographs, one in non-linear adaptive signal processing and a second in EEG signal processing, both appearing with Wiley; and has published more than 600 other scientific works, including more than 200 journal papers, and has steered more than 90 researchers to PhD graduation.

Jonathon has held Visiting Professor positions at King's College London and Loughborough and Newcastle Universities and has additionally held senior academic positions at Cardiff University and Imperial College.  He has served as an Associate Editor/Senior Area Editor for IEEE journals, including IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, for more than ten years and was a Co-Technical Programme Chair  for the IEEE flagship conference in Signal Processing, ICASSP, held in Prague, 2011.  He is currently an Area Editor in Communications Signal Processing for Digital Signal Processing and a Senior Area Editor for IET Electronics Letters.  He was additionally a plenary co-chair for ICASSP 2019 Brighton, UK, and is on the organising committee of ICASSP 2022 Singapore.  He was also a co-academic chair for FUSION 2018 which was held at the University of Cambridge, UK.

He was awarded the first QinetiQ Visiting Fellowship in 2007 "for his outstanding contributions to adaptive signal processing and his contributions to QinetiQ" as a result of his successful collaboration with the signal processing team at Malvern.  He also received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University and he was awarded one of the four Research-Informed Teaching Awards from Loughborough University in 2013.

He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was elevated to a Fellow of the IEEE in 2011.  He is also a Fellow of the IET and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

More information on Jonathon's research can be found on his ORCID Profile: and Google Scholar Profile:


Recent EPSRC funded projects

(PI) 2017-2020 EP/R006377/1 "Communications Signal Processing Solutions for Massive Machine-to-Machine Commmunications", EPSRC, £340K (FEC), collaboration with KCL, QMUL and Lboro

(CI) 2017-2020 EP/R002665/1 "Full Duplex for Underwater Acoustic Communications", EPSRC, £517K (FEC), collaboration with Newcastle, York and Atlas Elektronik UK


Journal outputs 2017/2018/2019

  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, and J.A. Chambers, “A Novel Kullback-Leilber Divergence Minimization-Based Adaptive Student’s t-Filter”, accepted for IEEE Trans. Signal Processing”, 2019.
  • F. Alsifiany, A. Ikhlef, M. Alageli, and J.A. Chambers, "Differential Downlink Transmission in Massive MU-MIMO Systems", accepted for IEEE Access, 2019.
  • X. Lai, L. Zhou, Z. Fu, S.M. Naqvi, and J.A. Chambers, "Enhanced Pooling Method for Convolutional Neural Networks based on Optimal Search Theory", accepted for IET Image Processing, 2019.
  • M. Abdullah, Z. Abdullah, G. Chen, J. Tang, and J.A. Chambers, "Performance Analysis of Cognitive Clustered M2M Random Networks with Joint User and Machine Device Selection", accepted for IEEE Access, 2019.
  • Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, Y. Zhao, L.S. Mihaylova, and J.A. Chambers, "Robust Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoothing Framework for Heavy-tailed and/or Skew Noises", accepted for IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronics Systems, 2019.
  • A. Zerguine, S.M. Asad, M. Moinuddin, and J.A. Chambers, "A Robust and Stable Variable Step-Size Design for the Least-Mean Fourth Algorithm using Quotient Form", accepted for Signal Processing, 2019.
  • G. Chen, M. Alkhawatrah, Y. Gong, S. Lambotharan, and J.A. Chambers, "Buffer-Aided Relay Selection for Cooperative NOMA in the Internet of Things", accepted for IEEE Journal Internet of Things, 2019.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, P. Shi, Z. Wu, J. Qian, and J.A. Chambers, "Robust Kalman Filters Based on Gaussian Scale Mixture Distribution with Application to Target Tracking", IEEE Trans. Systems, Man. And Cybernetics, Vol. 49(10), pp. 2082- 2096, 2019.
  • Z. Fu, F. Angelini, J.A. Chambers, and M. Naqvi, "Multi-Level Cooperative Fusion of GM-PHD Filters for Online Multiple Human Tracking", IEEE Trans. Multimedia, Vol. 21(9), pp. 2277-2291, 2019.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, Y.Zhao, and J.A. Chambers, "A novel robust Gaussian-Student's t mixture distribution based Kalman filter", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Vol. 67(13), pp. 3606-3620, 2019.
  • J. Tang, Y. Liu, E. Alsusa, G. Chen, K.-K. Wang, and J.A. Chambers, "Energy Efficiency Optimization for NOMA with SWIPT", IEEE JSTSP, Vol. 13(3), pp. 452-466, 2019.
  • N. Jiang, Y. Deng, A. Nallanathan, and J.A. Chambers, "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Real-Time Optimization in NB-IoT Networks", accepted for IEEE JSAC Special Issue on AI and and ML for Communications and Networks, Vol. 37(6), pp. 1424-1440, 2019.
  • G. Chen, J. Coon, A. Mondal, B. Allen, and J.A. Chambers, "Performance Analysis for Multi-Hop Full-Duplex IoT Networks Subject to Poisson Distributed Interferers", IEEE Journal Internet of Things, Vol. 6(2),  pp. 3467-3479, 2019.
  • J. Luo, J. Tang, D. So, G. Chen, K. Cumanan, and J.A. Chambers, "A Deep Learning-Based Approach to Power Minimization in Multi-Carrier NOMA with SWIPT", IEEE Access, Vol. 7, pp. 17450-17460, 2019.
  • W. Rafique, J.A. Chambers, and A.I. Sunny, "An Expectation-Maximization based IVA Algorithm for Speech Source Separation using Student's t-mixture model based source prior",  Acoustics, Vol. 1(1), pp. 119-136, 2019.
  • X. Zhang, M.R. Nakhai, G. Zheng, S. Lambotharan, and J.A. Chambers, "Distributed Foresight Energy Management in Smart-Grid-Powered Cellular Networks", IEEE Trans. Vehicular Tech, Vol. 68(4), pp. 4064-4068, 2019.
  • M. Alageli, A. Ikhlef, and J.A. Chambers, "SWIPT Massive MIMO Systems with Active Eavesdropping", IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Wireless Transmission of Information and Power, Vol. 37(1), pp. 233-247, 2019.
  • Y. Sun, W. Wang,  J.A. Chambers, and M. Naqvi, "Two-Stage Monaural Source Separation in Reverberant Room Environments using Deep Neural Networks", IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 27(1), pp. 125-139, 2019
  • R. Al-Nima, S. Al-Sumaida, S. Dlay, and J.A. Chambers, “Personal Verification Based on Multi-Spectral Finger Texture Lighting Images”, IET Proc. Signal Processing, Vol. 12(9), pp. 1154-1164, 2018.
  • F. Alsifiany, A. Ikhlef, and J.A. Chambers, "Exploiting High Rate Differential Algebraic STBC in Downlink Multiuser MIMO Systems", IET Proc. Communications, Vol. 12(17), pp. 2188-2197, 2018.
  • A. Deligiannis, A. Daniyan, S. Lambotharan, and J.A. Chambers, "Secrecy Rate Optimizations for MIMO Communication Radar", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 54(5), pp. 2481-2492, 2018.
  • Q. Li, Y. Ben, S.M. Naqvi, and J.A. Chambers, "Robust Selection of the Degrees of Freedom in the Student's t Distribution through Multiple Model Adaptive Signal Processing", Signal Processing, Vol. 153, pp. 255-265, 2018.
  • Q. Li, Y. Ben, S.M. Naqvi, J. Neasham, and J.A. Chambers, "Robust Student's t Based Cooperative Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles", IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 67(18), pp. 1762-177, 2018.
  • M. Yu, L. Gong, M. Oh, W-H Chen, and J.A. Chambers, "Multiple Model Ballistic Missile Tracking with State-Dependent Transitions and Gaussian Particle Filtering", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 54(3), pp. 1066-1081, 2018.
  • V. Abolghasemi, M. Chen, A. Alameer, S. Ferdowsi, J.A. Chambers, and K. Nazarpour, "Incoherent Dictionary Pair Learning: Application to a Novel Open-Source Database of Chinese Numbers", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 25(4), pp. 472-476, 2018.
  • Z. Fu, P. Feng, F. Angelini, J.A. Chambers, and S.M. Naqvi, "Particle PHD Filter Based Multiple Human Tracking using Online Group-Structured Dictionary Learning", IEEE Access, Vol. 6, pp. 2169-3536, 2018.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wu, N. Li, and J.A. Chambers, "A novel adaptive Kalman filter with inaccurate process and measurement noise covariance matrics", IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, Vol. 63(2), pp. 594-601, 2018.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, B. Xu, Z Wu, and J.A. Chambers, "A New Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter for Cooperative Localization", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 54(1), pp. 353-368, 2018.
  • M. Alageli, A. Ikhlef, and J.A. Chambers, "Optimization for Maximizing Sum Secrecy Rate in MU-MISO SWIPT Systems", IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology, Vol. 67(1), pp. 537-553, 2018.
  • J. Guan, X. Wang, P. Feng, J. Dong, J.A. Chambers, Z.L. Jiang, and W. Wang, "Polynomial Dictionary Learning Algorithms in Sparse Representations", Signal Processing, Vol. 142, pp. 492-503, 2018.
  • J. Qian, Z. He, W. Zhang, Y. Huang, N. Fu, and J.A. Chambers, "Robust Adaptive Beamforming for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar with Spatial Filtering Techniques", Signal Processing, Vol. 143, pp. 152-160, 2018.
  • A.J. Al-Askery, C. Tsimenidis, S. Boussakta, and J.A. Chambers, "Performance Analysis of Coded Massive MIMO-OFDM Systems Using Effective Matrix Inversion", IEEE Trans. Communications, Vol. 65(12),  pp. 5244-5256, 2017.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, and J.A. Chambers, "A New Outlier Robust Student's t based Adaptive Gaussian Approximation Filter for Cooperative Localization", IEEE Trans. Mechatronics, Vol. 22(5), pp. 2380-2386, 2017.
  • F.J. Aparicio-Navaro, K.G. Kyriakopoulos, Y. Gong, D.J. Parish, and J.A. Chambers, "Using Pattern-of-Life as Contextual Information for Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems",  IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 22177-22193, 2017.
  • A. Deligiannis, A. Panoui, S. Lambotharan, and J.A. Chambers, "Game Theoretic Power Allocation and the Nash Equilibrium Analysis for a Multistatic MIMO Radar Network", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Vol. 65, pp. 6397-6408, 2017.
  • A. Daniyan, Y. Gong, P. Feng, J.A. Chambers, and S. Lambotharan, "Kalman Gain Aided Particle PHD Filter for Multitarget Tracking", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 53, pp 2251-2265, 2017.
  • M.A.M. Abdullah, S.S. Dlay, W.K. Woo, and J.A. Chambers, “Robust Iris Segmentation Method Based on a New Active Contour Force with Noncircular Normalization”, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man., and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 47, pp. 3128-3141,  2017.
  • R. Al-Nima, M.A.M. Abdullah, M. Al-Kaltakchi, S. Dlay, L. Woo and J.A. Chambers, "Finger Texture Biometric Verification Exploiting Multi-scale Sobel Angles Local Binary Pattern Features and Score-based Fusion", Vol. 70, pp. 178-189, 2017.
  • S. Al-Sumaidaee, M.A.M. Abdullah, R. Al-Nima, S.S. Dlay and J.A. Chambers, "Multi-gradient features and Elongated Quinary Pattern encoding for image-based facial expression recognition", Elsevier Pattern Recognition, Vol. 71, pp. 249-263, 2017.
  • A. Prochazka, H. Charvatova, O. Vysata, J. Kopal, and J.A. Chambers, "Breathing Analysis Using Thermal and Depth Imaging Camera Video Records, Sensors, Vol. 17, 1408, 2017.
  • S. Alkassar, W.L. Woo, S.S. Dlay, and J.A. Chambers, “Sclera recognition: on the quality measure and segmentation of degraded images captured under relaxed imaging conditions." IET Biometrics, Vol. 6(4), pp. 266-275, 2017.
  • M. Yu, W.-H. Chan, and J.A. Chambers, "State Dependent Multiple Model-Based Particle Filtering for Ballistic Missile Tracking in a Low-Observable Environment", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 67, pp. 144-154, 2017.
  • Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, N.Li, and J.A. Chambers, "A novel robust Student's t based Kalman filter", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 53(3), pp. 1545-1554, 2017.
  • J. Dong, W. Wang,  Z.-F. Han, A. Prochazka, and J.A. Chambers, "Sparse Analysis Model Based Multiplicative Noise Removal with Enhanced Regularization", Signal Processing, Vol. 137, pp. 160-176, 2017.
  • R. Al-Nima, S. Dlay, S. Al-Sumaidaee, L. Woo and J.A. Chambers, “Robust Feature Extraction and Salvage Schemes for Finger Texture Based Biometrics”, IET Biometrics, Vol. 6(2), pp. 43-52, 2017.
  • P. Feng, M. Naqvi, W. Wang, and J.A. Chambers, "Social Force Model based MCMC-OCSVM Particle PHD Filter for Multiple Human Tracking", IEEE Trans. Multimedia, Vol. 19(4), pp. 725-739, 2017.
  • S. Alkassar, W.L. Woo, S.S. Dlay, and J.A. Chambers, “Robust Sclera Recognition System with Novel
    Sclera Segmentation and Validation Techniques”, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man. And Cybernetics, Vol. 47(3), pp. 474-486, 2017.
  • Z. Tian, Y.Gong, G. Chen, and J.A. Chambers, "Buffer-Aided Relay Selection with Reduced Packet Delay in Cooperative Networks", IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66(3), pp. 2567-2575, 2017.

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