Teaching and Supervision
About Dr Armstrong
has worked as a communication engineer in both industry and academia for over
twenty-five years. After graduating from Edinburgh University with first class
honours, she worked at Hewlett-Packard, Scotland designing test equipment for
the telecommunications industry. In 1977, she emigrated to Australia to take up
a lecturing position at The University of Melbourne. Since then she has held
academic positions at The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and
currently here at Monash University. She has also gained an MSc (Digital
Techniques, Heriot-Watt) and a PhD (Digital Communications, Monash).
is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia (FIE Aust), Senior Member of
Institution of Electrical Engineers (MIEE) and Member of Institute of Electrical
and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE). She was a recipient of Peter Doherty Prize at
Commercialization Expo 2006 for her work in Optical OFDM. She was invited to
present a tutorial
on aspects of OFDM and optical OFDM at OFC/NOFC 2008.
She is the
author of numerous journals and conference papers (see publications).
Her works has led to a number of patents and have attracted large ARC research
Other activities (academic)
Dr. Armstrong's other activities include
She is a Research Director for ECSE
and serves in the Research committee of the Faculty of Engineering. She
also chairs the Departmental Course Review Committee, and Research &
Postgraduate Studies Committee.
Reviewer for IEEE
Transactions on Communications, Journal of Selected Area of
Communications, IEEE Transactions of Wireless Communications, IEEE
Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE
Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and
Systems, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEE Electronics Letters and INEER
(International Network of Engineering Education and Research) Journal.
Reviewed papers for IEEE Globecom, IEEE International Communications Conference
Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE Symposium on Spread
Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA), IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conference (VTC), Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AUSCTW),
and Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE).
Dr. Armstrong has also had a long
interest and involvement in Engineering Education research and her research
includes work on women in Engineering. From 1996 to 1998, she was a member of
the National Executive of the Australasian
Association for Engineering Education. In 1997 and 1998, she
was one of the two co-editors of the Australasian
Journal of Engineering Education.
Her work in Women in Engineering led to her
being one of only thirty people invited from around the world to a meeting
in England entitled "Engineering Education and Professional Practice:
Developing Gender-Inclusive Models".
In 1996, She was awarded an "Engineering
2000 Award" by the Institute of Engineers in recognition of her work
on issues related to women in engineering.