Edd Stewart graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Masters degree in Computer and Communications Engineering in 2004. In the same year he started a PhD in the, then, digital systems and vision processing group at the University of Birmingham. Edd specialised in reconfigurable computing and particularly custom architectures for memory hierarchies, along with the development of APIs for various pieces of reconfigurable hardware. Edd’s PhD is in the development of hardware architectures for obtaining, and managing the data associated with the instrumentation of railway vehicles.
In 2007, Edd was seconded to the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education (BCRRE) where he worked primarily on instrumentation and condition monitoring projects within the railway domain. Over the next few years, Edd developed a significant research portfolio, participating in industrial as well as RCUK and EU funded research projects.
In 2011, Edd took on a lecturing position and now teaches courses in digital electronics, microprocessors, embedded systems and laboratory skills. These vary from 1st year to MSc and also include a one-week intensive module in a Chinese university.
Edd’s research interests are centred on instrumentation development and condition monitoring in the railway domain. Projects include: vehicle under-frame inspection and condition monitoring, energy monitoring and loss analysis, digital processing for non-destructive testing techniques, infrastructure condition monitoring, winter performance, and architectures for real time processing and event detection.