Dr Charles Peter Unsworth

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Associate Professor

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer

 

Dr Charles Unsworth (Senior Lecturer) holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Physics from the University of Liverpool, an MSc in Astronomical Technology from Edinburgh University’s Royal Observatory, and a PhD in Millimeter-Wave Physics at the University of St Andrews. He was a Higher Scientific Officer of the Defense Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) at the Ministry of Defense, UK, in the area of radar hardware. He completed a 3 year Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Radar Signal Processing and a 2 year Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow at Edinburgh University collaborating with the Royal Hospital of Sick Children, Edinburgh in Biomedical Signal Processing. He joined the Department of Engineering Science in 2002.

Qualifications

PhD Millimeter-Wave Physics, University of St Andrews
MSc Astronomical Technology, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh
BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Physics, University of St Andrews

 

Administration

Postgraduate Adviser for Engineering Science

Research | Current

 

  • Advanced Signal and Image Processing
  • Neuroengineering
     

Research groups

Signal Processing Group

Teaching | Current

 

  • BIOMENG 241 - Instrumentation
  • ENGSCI 313 - Mathematical Modelling 3ECE
  • ENGSCI 314 - Mathematical Modelling 3ES
  • ENGSCI 712 - Studies in Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Professional Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)
  • Professional Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ)
  • Professional Member of the Engineering in Medical & Biology Society (MEMBS)
  • Member of the New Zealand Mathematical Society (NZMS)
  • Member of the Auckland Neuroscience Network (ANN)
  • Member of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Raos, B. J., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2017). Nanosecond UV lasers stimulate transient Ca2+ elevations in human hNT astrocytes. Journal of Neural Engineering, 14 (3)10.1088/1741-2552/aa5f27
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Abbasi, H., Bennet, L., Gunn, A. J., & Unsworth, C. P. (2017). Robust wavelet stabilized footprints of uncertainty for fuzzy system classifiers to automatically detect sharp waves in the EEG after hypoxia ischemia. International Journal of Neural Systems, 27 (3).10.1142/S0129065716500519
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32112
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hamid Abbasi, Alistair Gunn, Laura Bennet
  • Jordan, M. D., Raos, B. J., Bunting, A. S., Murray, A. F., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Human astrocytic grid networks patterned in parylene-C inlayed SiO2 trenches. Biomaterials, 105, 117-126. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.08.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30620
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Bachtiar, L. R., Newcomb, R. D., Kralicek, A. V., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Improving odorant chemical class prediction with multi-layer perceptrons using temporal odorant spike responses from drosophila melanogaster olfactory receptor neurons. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2016, 6393-6396. 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592191
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Newcomb
  • Lakadia, M. J., Abbasi, H., Gunn, A. J., Unsworth, C. P., & Bennet, L. (2016). Examining the effect of MgSO4 on sharp wave transient activity in the hypoxic-ischemic fetal sheep model.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7590848
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Gunn, Laura Bennet
  • Raos, B. J., Graham, E. S., Murray, A. F., Simpson, M. C., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Investigating parylene-HT as a substrate for human cell patterning.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7590660
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham, Cather Simpson
  • Raos, B. J., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Investigation of the Ca2+ response of human hNT astrocytes to laser removal of cellular processes.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7591055
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Abbasi, H., Bennet, L., Gunn, A. J., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Identifying stereotypic evolving micro-scale seizures (SEMS) in the hypoxic-ischemic EEG of the pre-term fetal sheep with a wavelet type-II fuzzy classifier.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7590864
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Bennet, Alistair Gunn

Contact details

Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 3, Room 335
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand