Since 2004, Professor Paul White has held a chair in Statistical Signal Processing in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton. He studied for his PhD in signal processing at ISVR from 1985 and was appointed as a lecturer in 1988. In 2013 he became the director of ISVR.
Professor White’s research areas have included signal processing in a variety of application fields, including underwater acoustics, condition monitoring and biomedicine. However, the primary research focus has always been in underwater acoustics and for many years now his interests have extended to include the study of underwater acoustics per se. His research has included work in various aspects of sonar signal processing including the detection and classification of underwater sources, array processing, tracking and localisation.