Dr Chris Bore is a consultant and trainer in DSP (Digital Signal Processing).
A part time lecturer at Kingston University, Chris teaches an MSc module on Digital Signal Processors, and undertakes a guest lecture on Embedded Control Systems. Contact with university students is a small part of Chris's professional life, but an important and rewarding one.
Author and presenter of many industrial short courses on DSP, Chris specializes in presenting and explaining complex technical information in practical, understandable ways without unnecessary reliance on equations and formulae. Chris's courses have been presented to many hundreds of engineers, programmers and technical managers in diverse industries worldwide.
Chris is a popular and entertaining speaker at informal science and technology events such as TEDx and Café Scientific, and is local organiser of his home town of Woking's Café Scientific.
Chris is the author of a number of successful eBooks - on DSP and Image Processing but also on his leisure pursuits of walking and running. Chris's DSP eBooks encapsulate the wide range of his training, consultancy and teaching experience into readable, informative and enjoyable books that are widely and readily available at an economic price.
Chris started his engineering career with a PhD in the early days of MRI: co-designing and building some of the first MRI scanners and researching their application in medicine. A post-doctoral fellowship at CERN in Geneva extended his experience into designing and building automated and robotic precision measuring instruments. Back in the UK as Technical and then General Manager of a software company, Chris then returned to the engineering field, first in MRI and then with his own company selling DSP systems - which led later to specializing in training engineers and programmers in DSP.
Chris has worked as a trainer in DSP to many companies in many countries: regular clients have included the UK and other MoD, GCHQ, Philips, Sony, Yamaha, Nokia, Canon, Honda, Mercedes, and others. In such work Chris broadened his exposure to some of the most innovative and challenging applications of DSP in consumer, medical and defence industries. It also resulted in a wide network of contacts that has helped with student placements, industrial projects, and employment opportunities.
Chris's current consultancy focus is in medical imaging: specifically in 3D imaging using microwaves.
Chris is fascinated by the questions that don't get asked, and firmly believes that real experts know that they don't know some things. He is deeply interested in learning how to explain complex and subtle things more clearly, and in testing by experiment what may seem obvious from theory.