Peter M. Grant is Professor of Electronic Signal Processing at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee, the lobby group created by the RSE to advise ministers on science policy. In September 2005 Grant delivered a speech as a joint RSE and Futures Forum event in the Scottish Parliamment.
Biography extracted from the Edinburgh University website: Present Positions Head School of Engineering and Electronics, 2002-2007; Professor of Electronic Signal Processing; University Curator of Patronage, 2003-2006.
1972-1975 PhD University of Edinburgh `The Design of Surface Acoustic Wave Filters and Applications in Future Communication Systems'. 1962-1966 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh BSc (Hons), 2nd year class medal.
International Professional Awards and Recognition
2005 EURASIP Meritorious Service award for fundamental activities in adaptive signal processing and CDMA as well as 10 years committment to EURASIP.
Faraday Medal, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), 2004.
Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York (FIEEE).
IEEE Signal Processing Society distinguished lecturer on DSP for Mobile Communications, 1998.
President, European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP), 2000-2002.
National Professional Fellowships
Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).
Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).
Fellow of Institution of Electrical Engineers, London (FIEE).
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Panel for the 2001 UK research assessment exercise (RAE).
Mechanisms for Excellence group of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee, 2002-date.
Proceedings IEE Editorial Advisory Panel, IEE 1990-98.
Editorial Advisory Panel, IEE Electronics and Communications Engineering Journal, 1996-2002.
EPSRC Communications Signal Processing and Coding programme, assessment 1993-95 and monitoring panels 1996-97.
Invited member of Finmeccanica Innovation Awards Selection Panel, Rome, 2005.
1997-date, ISLI Management Committee chairmanship, ISLI Board member from 2004.
Executive Committee, Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications, 2002-2004.
Board Member, Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications, 1997-date.
Independent Member, Strategic Advisory Board to the UK Defence Technology Centre in Electromagnetic Remote Sensing, 2003-date.
Board Member of Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre, 2003-date.
- ^Scotland's Futures Forum and the Royal Society Scientists debate future of research Scottish Parliament News, 2 September 2005