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Professor Paul White

Professor Paul White

Professor of Statistical Signal Processi

Research interests

  • Paul has research interests which include signal processing, underwater acoustics and bioacoustics (the way animals, especially marine mammals, use sound). He is primarily concerned with developing tools to assist in the computer-aided analysis of underwater sounds and understanding the role of those sounds in the marine environment.
  • Acoustics, in the form of sonar, is an important tool for the exploration of the marine environment. It is used by the seismic industry to locate oil and gas reserves, by the military to detect objects, by oceanographers to make measurements and by marine mammals to survive.
  • Man-made underwater acoustic systems rely upon computers to process the data coming from sensors to interpret the environment. The processing methods within the computer systems are a critical component often defining the overall success of the instrument.

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Connect with Paul

Email: p.r.white@soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

About

Professor Paul White is Professor of Statistical Signal Processing within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

 

"Sound plays a vital role in the lives of marine mammals; understanding how they use acoustics provides inspiration for man-made systems, whilst monitoring the impact of man-made noise is important for their conservation."

 

Paul is Professor of Statistical Signal Processing in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). 

Having obtained a BSc in Mathematics in 1985, Paul moved along the south coast to Southampton to undertake his PhD at the University of Southampton, becoming a lecturer in ISVR in 1988 and was awarded his Chair in 2004.

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