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Dr. Palaniappan Ramaswamy 
Reader, School of Computing
University of Kent
Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4AG, UK

E: palani AT iee. org; r.palani AT 


Citation count (from Google scholar):

  • Citations: 3946

  • h-index: 33

  • i-10 index: 75

  • g-index: 43


Palaniappan Ramaswamy

Welcome to my site where you will find information about my research and teaching.

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I am currently a Reader with School of Computing, University of Kent and Head of the Data Science Research Group

        My research area is on biological signal processing, mainly signals from the brain and heart. I study these signals (such as EEG, PCG and ECG) for several applications: brain-computer interface, biometrics, electrophysiological analysis, cardiovascular disease diagnosis and stress management. I utilise tools like advanced signal processing and machine learning (such as neural networks and genetic algorithms) in my work. Further, I also process signals for various engineering and computer science applications.

        Do contact me if you are interested in any aspect of my work, for example if you would like to do a PhD or would like to collaborate with me.

Information for prospective PhD students

I would be interested in supervising PhD research projects in any of the above research areas. Please contact me for more information. General information about postgraduate studies in our school can be found here. Details of the next round of funding from our school arhere and here.


Recent news

  • August 2020: Innovate UK and MiCARE have allocated £500k to explore AI-based Assistive & Passive Technology for non-Invasive Elderly care 
  • March 2019: EIRA and MindSpire Ltd have allocated £50k to study vagus nerve stimulation for reducing stress
  • Jan 2019: Road Safety Trust and University of Kent have allocated £500k to study the efficiency of brake lights
  • April 2018: Appointed as Visiting Professor in the prestigious Electrical Engineering Department (currently ranked 23 in the world), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • March 2017: Special edition BBC South East news on EEG Biometrics video
  • December 2016: Delivered two courses on biomedical signals to colleagues in two Indian universities as part of an initiative to elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence. For details, see here.


Demo videos:

  • SSVEP BCI designs video video 
  • Music generation with brain-computer interface (BCI) video
  • Cursor control with SSVEP BCI video
  • Virtual phonepad using eye movements and blinks video1 video2
  • Password generation using thoughts video

BBC Radio Essex interview drivetime by Ian Puckey, audio

LinkedIn 'Emerging Biometrics' Group - join this group (


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Web page last updated: 14 Sept 2020