Associate Professor Chun Tung Chou is from the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
My broad research interests are in networks, signals and systems. In particular, my current research focuses on molecular communications and computing, and pervasive computing. Scroll down below for more details.
I received my BA in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and his PhD in Systems and Control Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications; IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and Nano Communication Networks.
My research is inspired by the following facts about living cells: They can do information processing (e.g. distinguishing a persistent signal from transient ones); they can communicate with each other; and, they can do computation by using molecules and chemical reactions. I will refer to the computational elements in cells as molecular circuits, which is a name analogous to electronic circuits. The molecular circuits in cells are built from biomolecules and use chemical reactions to process the signals. There are two big open research problems, one in science and one in engineering. In science, we do not yet understand how cells use molecular circuits to process information. In engineering, we do not have systematic methods to design molecular circuits for information processing tasks. My research aims to address these two open problems. In particular, our work aims to build a connection between Bayesian information processing and computation by using molecular circuits. This work is inter-disciplinary and involves signal processing, communications engineering, molecular computation and systems biology. Some recent achievements are:
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