Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Clive Cheong Took is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering. His research contribution has been in the area of signal processing and machine learning with applications in biomedicine, finance, telecommunication, renewable energy, water engineering, and security. His other research interests include advanced statistics, computational optimisation, quaternions, source separation, and internet of things.


Clive chairs the department assessment board. He obtained his PG Cert in Learning and Teaching from University of Surrey in 2014 and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a college excellence teaching commendation by the Principal in recognition of his innovative project-led learning approach in 2020. Part of this pedagogical work was published in “Creativity First, Science Follows: Lessons in Digital Signal Processing Education”, in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Currently, he teaches the following courses:

  • Software Engineering for Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Pattern Recognition

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Signal Processing, PhD, Cardiff University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2007

Telecommunication, BEng, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jun 2004

External positions


1 Jan 202231 Dec 2023

Associate Editor, IEEE

1 Jan 20131 Jan 2020


  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bioengineering, biomedical engineering & clinical engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Neural computing
  • Intelligent & expert systems

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