Dr Alice Bates

Alice P. Bates received a B.E. (First-Class Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2013. She obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra Australia in Aug. 2017. She is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Research School of Engineering, ANU.

Dr. Bates received the Senior Scholar Award for first in her cohort during her undergraduate studies. She was also awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award for the duration of her PhD. Here career highlights include: 

  • 5 published journal papers, 4 first author         
  • 4 first author conference papers and 1 workshop paper
  • Best contribution award Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Workshop
  • Significant contribution to and named researcher on recently awarded Discovery Project 2017 grant: Advanced Sampling and Processing for Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

-       Developing advanced, fast and robust signal processing methods for data collected with spherical geometry (spherical signals)

-       Representations, concentration, dimensionality and sampling of spherical signals

-       Application driven development of signal processing techniques.  Some applications I have worked on are:

o    Localised reconstruction of geological signals on the Earth's surface

o    Sampling and reconstruction of the head-related transfer function in acoustics

-       Main application of interest is estimating the fibre structure of white matter in the brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging:

o    Developing optimal sampling schemes in terms of the number of samples

o    Accurate and fast reconstruction algorithms

o    Denoising methods

o    Sparse representations

o    Higher dimensionality sampling and reconstruction

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