Biography

Richard Aldridge graduated with a First class Honours degree in Physics (Theoretical) from Imperial College (University of London) in 1963 and then moved to the Royal Society Mond Laboratory at Cambridge to research in the then new field of liquid metal physics with Dr Tom Faber. His particular field of study was the galvanomagnetic properties of these materials. He gained his PhD in 1967.

In that year he was offered a post by the U.K.A.E.A. as a Senior Research Associate at their Culham establishment to work on a program that was concerned with a fundamental study of the physics of thermonuclear plasma instabilities: in particular the instabilities associated with drift waves. During this study he helped develop a technique that led to the first reported active control of drift wave instabilities.

Richard joined UEA in 1969 as a Lecturer in Physics and his main research interest for the next 10 years or so was the effect that atomic disorder might have on the physical properties of materials (collective magnetism and electrical transport for example). In the late 70's and early 80's he was one of a small team of people involved in the inception and founding of engineering at UEA. This programme initially based in the School of Mathematics and Physics moved to the new School of Information Systems in 1985. He became a Lecturer in Electronics in that year with responsibilities mounting and administering the teaching programme in that discipline.

In 1993 he spent a sabbatical semester as Visiting Professor in Electronics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Over the years he has maintained close links with the Open University particularly in the field of electronics and associated disciplines. He has been a course consultant and an examiner for several of the electronics and instrumentation courses. He has also been a Part-Time Tutor for a variety of courses from basic electronics to Third Level Signal processing and Control. In the early days of OU Summer Schools at UEA he acted as the UEA Liaison Officer.

He has acted as a consultant to a wide range of industries both local and national including Datron, Diamond H Controls, Lotus Engineering and Smith's Industries. He has also been responsible for the design, mounting and delivery of many short courses for both industry and education in a range of areas from basic microprocessor technology through C programming to basic electronics in the school curriculum.

 

All Publications

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Fisher, M., Su, Y., Aldridge, R.

(2008)

Some applications of intelligent systems in cancer treatment: A review

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Fisher, M. H., Su, Y., Aldridge, R. V.

(2004)

Some Applications of Intelligent Systems in Cancer Treatment: A Review

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Huang, X., Fisher, M. H., Zhu, Y., Aldridge, R. V., Smith, D. J.

(2003)

An efficient strategy for implementing iterative area openings using the max tree

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Lee, A., Piggott, B., Aldridge, R. V., Fisher, M. H.

(2003)

Extracting cell walls from onion epidermis cell images

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Lapeer, R. J., Tan, A. C., Aldridge, R. V.

(2002)

A combined approach to 3D medical image segmentation using marker-based watersheds and active contours: the active watershed method

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Lapeer, R. J., Tan, A. C., Aldridge, R. V.

(2002)

Active watersheds: combining 3D watershed segmentation and active contours to extract abdominal organs from MR images

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Bueno, G., Fisher, M. H., Aldridge, R. V.

(2001)

Segmentation of clinical structures for radiotherapy treatment planning: A comparison of two morphological approaches

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Piggott, B., Smith, A., Fisher, M. H., Aldridge, R. V.

(2001)

The Use of Image Processing in Observing the Effect of Applied Stress on Onion Epidermal Cellular Structures

(Other)


Fisher, M. H., Aldridge, R. V.

(1999)

Hierarchical Image Segmentation using a Watershed Scale-Space Tree

Full Text

(Other)


Bangham, J., Harvey, R., Ling, P., Aldridge, R.

(1996)

Morphological scale-space preserving transforms in many dimensions

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Bangham, J., Harvey, R., Ling, P., Aldridge, R.

(1996)

Nonlinear scale space from n-dimensional sieves

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Aldridge, R. V., Tattersall, G. D.

(1995)

Nonlinear filtering using weightless adaptive neural nets

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(Other)


Bangham, J., Campbell, T., Aldridge, R.

(1994)

Multiscale Median and Morphological Filters for 2D Pattern Recognition

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Bangham, J., Aldridge, R.

(1993)

Multiscale decomposition using median and morphological filters

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(Other)


Aldridge, R., Bangham, J., Campbell, T.

(1993)

Decomposition of signals by scale using non-linear filters

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Aldridge, R.

(1991)

Input/Output Techniques and Devices

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Aldridge, R. V.

(1986)

The use of micros in evaluating and displaying the characteristics of models used in control theory

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Aldridge, R., Quinn, J., Raeburn, S.

(1978)

A two phase separated microcrystalline system

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Aldridge, R. V., Whyman, P. J.

(1975)

A cryostat for Hall effect measurements under ultrahigh vacuum conditions

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Slechta, J., Aldridge, R. V.

(1972)

A matrix formulation of the coherent potential approximation

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(Article)


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Key Research Interests

Current interests are in system non-linearity and its impact on control theory and signal processing. In collaboration with Professor J A Bangham he is investigating the application of non-linear methods to image filtering and associated pattern recognition problems. He is also interested in chaos theory and its implications for engineering systems. In this work he is interacting with Dr D de Cogan in looking at the possibility of using some of the modelling methods developed by him and his co-workers.