Stephen Alty


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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Steve Alty is the Head of Department of Electronic Engineering. His research contribution has been in the area of signal processing and machine learning with applications in biomedicine. His other research interests include advancing engineering education through technology enhanced learning and open hardware projects.


Steve was Undergraduate Education Lead for the Department from its inception in 2017 until 2022 whereupon he became Head of Department. He obtained his PG Cert in Academic Practice from King's College London in 2004 and in 2016 became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Over the course of his career he has worked at four different HEIs including Liverpool John Moores University, King's College London, and London South Bank University. He has been nominated for and received numerous prizes for his teaching. Part of his pedagogical work was published in “Creativity First, Science Follows: Lessons in Digital Signal Processing Education”, in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He currently teaches on the following courses:

EE1000 Embedded Systems Creative Team Project 1

EE1020 Electronic Circuits and Components

EE2070 Analogue Electronic Systems

EE3060 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

EE4015 Real-Time Digital Signal Processing

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCAP, PG Certificate in Academic Practice (HE), King's College London

Oct 20027 Jul 2004

Award Date: 7 Jul 2004

Electronic Engineering, PhD, Classification of Voiceband Signals, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Oct 19937 Jul 1998

Award Date: 7 Jul 1998

Electronic Engineering, BEng(Hons), Electronic Engineering, University of Liverpool

1 Oct 19897 Jul 1992

Award Date: 7 Jul 1992

External positions

External Examiner, University College London

31 Oct 2023 → …

External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

31 Oct 201630 Nov 2021

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