Professor McLoughlin has worked in academia for 18 years and in industry for 10 years. He has published more than 200 academic papers, had 13 international patents granted, has written textbooks for Cambridge University Press and McGraw-Hill and has consulted/worked widely, in more than 10 countries. These include Singapore (for more than 10 years), New Zealand, the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia (as an industry trainer). He has been a public funded grant assessor for government agencies in Singapore, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy and for the European Union and has examined more than 40 PhD students around the world.
During his career he has held a number of management positions, including serving as a Head of School in the Univeristy of Kent, UK, Director of Academic Programmes in the UK and Singapore, and has led research teams in China, Singapore, United Kingdom, and in New Zealand (as a technical lead). He has held university-level committee postions in the United Kingdom and Singapore, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IET across China.
In industry he won the inaugural IET/IEE Innovation in Engineering Award (an international engineering competition, for product design, with his team in NZ) in 2005, has had numerous best and second best paper awards, has been a conference keynote speaker five times, an after-dinner speaker, a guest lecturer and a public lecturer more than ten times in six countries. This was while working in industry as well as academia.
His research projects, funded to the tune of more than $10m (in personal funding) and over $150m (in shared funding) have been awarded from Google, Huawei, Ericsson, the UK Ministry of Defence, and governments in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China. He is a technical advisor to several companies around the world, and a consultant to many others.
First and foremost, Professor McLoughlin loves to innovate - and he brings this quest to improve and innovate to his industry collaborations, into his applied research projects, to his publications (including his books), and to his teaching.
In his downtime he loves to run, to travel, climb mountains and trek through forests. He lives to read and write, and aims to practice his faith in everything that he does.
- Cluster Director, Infocomm Technology– Present
- Professor– Present
- PhDThe University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
- B.Eng. Electronic and Electrical EngineeringThe University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
- Winner of University of Kent "above and beyond" Students' Union award for teaching–
- Winner of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) President's International Fellowship (PIFI)–
- Winner of "favourite lecturer" award in USTC, China–
- Winner of "second favourite lecturer" award in USTC, China–
- 100 talent funding from Anhui Province, China–
- FIET - Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology– Present
- Senior Member of the IEEE– Present
- CEng - Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council, UK– Present
- Principal Engineer - Group Research: Tait Electronics Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand–
- Senior Engineer - Advanced Developments Group, Simoco/Philips Telecom, Cambridge, UK–
Research in AI, speech, audio, signal processing, embedded systems, machine learning, computer architecture and communications.
Awarded over $10 million in personal research funding (as PI), over $150 million in shared funding (as shared PI) and over $30 million in associated funding (as a co-investigator).
Over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers (see website)
Over 140 peer-reviewed conference papers (see website)