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Alp Sayin

MSc. System-on-Chip Design

BSc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

PhD. Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering

Postdoc Research Fellow

Group : Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory

Supervisors : Dr. Mike Antoniou, Prof. Mike Cherniakov

E-mail : alpsayin[at]alpsayin[dot]com

Personal : (outside university server)


I was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. During my master's I lived in Stockholm, Sweden for 2.5 years. Nowadays, I live in Birmingham UK. Below is a summary of my experience.

During my bachelor's final year, I worked on four separate senior projects, two from electronics engineering and two from industrial engineering departments. The first project was my own senior project.
  • -Computer-vision based automotive side-mirror adjustment system (software design & implementation),
  • -VHDL transceiver design for underwater communications (hardware coding),
  • -City refuse collection system optimization (algorithm development & implementation),
  • -Automotive spare-parts distribution schedule optimization (algorithm development & implementation).
After graduating from bachelor's I did freelance application development with use of languages C/C++ and Java. Also worked on projects related to embedded sensory applications (embedded software and circuit/PCB design).

Finished a System-on-Chip Design MSc. programme and focused on embedded mixed hardware/software designs. I've done my thesis project on creating an infrastructure to carry data for low-cost, low-power, long-range communications with amateur radio bands (optimized IP stack implementation that uses off-the-shelf amateur band modules and PCB design).

After the master's I have co-founded a tech company with government funds that works on swarm AI technologies for unmanned vehicles. We also dealt with web/mobile application projects as side-projects for income. The company is currently inactive.

I have recently finished a full-time PhD with scholarship and worked with MIMO radars for automotive applications with MATLAB involving array optimisation and short-range sensing.

Currently, I'm working as a postdoctoral research-fellow at Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL) of University of Birmingham. My current subjects involve but not limited to synthetic aperture, passive bistatic, MTI and MIMO radars.

Research Interests

  • Spaceborne Radars with Illuminators of Opportunity
  • Passive Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) Radars
  • Automotive Radar Applications
  • Phased Array Radars
  • Heuristics & Optimisation Algorithms
  • FPGA Embedded Systems & SoC Architectures
  • Parallel Processing and Programming Techniques
  • Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Group Unmanned Vehicle Intelligence (Swarm AI)


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