BSc(Hons), PhD, FREng
- Primary position:
- Professor of Adaptive Systems
Stephen Elliott graduated with joint honours in physics and electronics from the University of London in 1976 and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Surrey for a thesis on musical acoustics in 1979.
After a short period as a research fellow working on acoustic intensity measurement and as a temporary lecturer at the University of Surrey, he was appointed lecturer at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, UK, in 1982, under the SERC Special Replacement Scheme. He was made senior lecturer at ISVR in 1988 and Professor of Adaptive Systems in 1994.
He has authored three books and published 150 papers in refereed journals, and produced over 300 conference papers and other reports.
Professor Elliott is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IEE and IoA. He was jointly awarded the Tyndall Medal by the Institute of Acoustics in 1992. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2009.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
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Professor Elliott's research interests have been mainly concerned with the connections between the physical world and digital signal processing, originally in relation to the modeling and synthesis of speech and, more recently, in relation to the active control of sound and vibration. This work has resulted in the demonstration of active control in cars and aircraft and the authorship of the books "Active Control of Sound" with P.A. Nelson, "Active Control of Vibration" with C.R. Fuller and P.A. Nelson and, most recently, "Signal Processing for Active Control". His current work includes the active control of structural waves and active vibration isolation. Of particular interest has been the development of robust and adaptive algorithms for active control, with the multichannel generalisation of the filtered-x LMS algorithm for feedforward control, and more recently adaptive H-2/H-infinity controllers for feedback systems. Another research interest is biomedical signal processing, particularly cochlear modelling.
Details of impact research can be found here.
Research Group Activities
Active Control of Sound and Vibration
Primary research group: ISVR Signal Processing and Control Group
|Active Control of Sound and Vibration||ISVR6046||MSc Sound and Vibration Studies||Lecturer|
|Electroacoustics||ISVR3017||Acoustical Engineering, Acoustics and Music||Coordinator|
|Electroacoustics||ISVR6048||MSc Sound and Vibration Studies||Coordinator|
|Linear Systems||ISVR1007||BEng/MEng Acoustical Engineering, BSc Acoustics and Music||Coordinator|
|Musical Instrument Acoustics||ISVR3007||Acoustical Engineering, Acoustics and Music||Lecturer|