Derek Abbott
University of Adelaide,
Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About Professor Abbott IEEE Fellow

Derek Abbott (M’85–SM’99–F’05) was born in South Kensington, London, U.K. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in physics (1982) from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, U.K. and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering (1995) from The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. From 1978 to 1986, he was a Research Engineer with the GEC Hirst Research Centre, London, U.K. From 1986 to 1987, he was a VLSI Design Engineer with Austek Microsystems, Australia. Since 1987, he has been with The University of Adelaide, where he is currently a full Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research interests include multidisciplinary physics and electronic engineering applied to complex systems, networks, game theory, energy policy, stochastics, and biophotonics. He co-edited Quantum Aspects of Life (Imperial College Press, 2008), and co-authored Stochastic Resonance (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008) and Terahertz Imaging for Biomedical Applications (Springer-Verlag, 2012).
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He has served as Guest Editor for IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits (1999) and Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics (2009–2014). He has served on the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the IEEE (2009–2014), the Editorial Board of IEEE Access (2015–Present), and he currently serves on the IEEE Publications Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB). Prof. Abbott has received a number of awards, including an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012), the David Dewhurst Medal (2015) for biomedical engineering, the Barry Inglis Medal (2018) for measurement science, and the M. A. Sargent Medal (2019) for eminence in engineering. ORCiD: 000-0002–0945–2674 Publons ID: 335984 ISI Researcher ID: E-8352–2011 WorldCat ID: 2014001 Loop ID: 258420 Google Scholar ID: vqD_0uQAAAAJ&hl twitter.com/derek_abbott60 www.linkedin.com/in/derekabbott/