Derek Abbott

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Derek Abbott
Born (1960-05-03) 3 May 1960 (age 58)
South Kensington, London
Residence Australia
United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Alma mater Loughborough University
University of Adelaide
Known for Parrondo's paradox
Scientific career
Fields Physicist and
Electronic Engineer
Institutions University of Adelaide
Austek Microsystems
GEC Hirst Research Centre
Doctoral advisor Kamran Eshraghian
Bruce R. Davis
Other academic advisors Michael A. Brown
Doctoral students Mark D. McDonnell
Influences Nicholas J. Phillips
Website Derek Abbott's Home Page

Derek Abbott (born 3 May 1960, in South Kensington, London, UK) is a physicist and electronic engineer.

In the 1969-1971 period, he was a boarder at Copthorne Preparatory School, Sussex, UK.[1]

During 1971-1978 he attended the Holland Park School London.[1]

In late 1977, he began work at GEC Hirst Research Centre, Wembley, UK,[2] performing research in the area of CCD and microchip design for imaging systems. Whilst working, he graduated in 1982 with a BSc in Physics from Loughborough University,.[3] In 1986, he began work as a microchip designer at Austek Microsystems in Adelaide, Australia. In 1987, he joined the University of Adelaide completing his PhD thesis in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 1995, entitled GaAs MESFET Photodetectors for Imaging Arrays, under Kamran Eshraghian and Bruce R. Davis.[4]

He became a fellow of the IEEE in 2005 "for contributions to analysis of noise and stochastic phenomena in vision systems".[5]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Who's Who in South Australia, Ed. Suzannah Pearce, Publ: Crown Content Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, 2007, p. 1, ISBN 978-1-74095-142-5


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  2. ^ IEEE Trans. Instrum. & Meas., Vol. 51, No. 2, p. 309, 2002
  3. ^ What's happening in the IEEE, March 2005 Our newest Fellow: Dr Derek Abbott FIEEE
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  5. ^ IEEE Fellows - A, retrieved 2012-10-28.