Philippa Martin
Assoc. Prof. Philippa Martin
Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
New Zealand

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Philippa Martin completed her Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1996. She went on to complete a PhD in 2001. Since then she has been working as a researcher and academic at the University of Hawaii (2002) and University of Canterbury 2001-current). Her research interests are in Wireless Communications Engineering, e.g. the computer algorithms and digital systems inside cell phones. Her teaching interests include circuits, systems, signal processing and communications engineering. Philippa also has two young daughters who she loves to do science experiments with.

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  • Esra, TOBB ETU asked Philippa Martin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Added Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Hi Mrs. Martin, I am a second grade student at electrical engineering and I will be 3 at the end of this semester. I always wanted to study something like art and thought I will hate engineering. However, things worked differently and I can say I'm really fascinated by the digital design and electronics. I really want to plan a career in this field but I don't know how can I do and what should I do from now on. I am looking for advice from professionals. Thank you so much in advance. Regards
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  • Puja, Kolkata

    Added Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Hi! I have just completed my bachelor degree in electrical engineering, and I am preparing for the masters degree entrance exam. but I have never wanted to do any work in this field. I realized a little late that I wanted to study architecture. but I cannot do that now, so I want do do a job that requires artistic creativity or designing in electrical engineering, and I want to do a masters degree in such a field. Do you know any such field? the only degree I got that MAY be a little creative ...
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    Philippa Martin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Answered Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:20 AM
    There are lots of ways to be creative with Electrical Engineering.  I know people who have gone on to work with lighting for concerts and theatre.  There is wearable computing and e-textiles.  At my University we have the HitLab (Human Interface ...
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  • BlueK

    Added Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Hi there, I really like this website, love the idea! I'm writing actually to get some advice, as I'm starting to feel frustrated and depressed about this issue. You see, I'm an engineering student who's in her last year. I used to be in the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department, but then I transferred to another university and I'm majoring in Telecommunications Engineering since Electronics Engineering was not offered then. Anyway, to make the long story short, I've been having a lot ...
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    Philippa Martin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Answered Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:40 AM
    Congratulations for being in your last year and for working so hard.  The world needs more engineers like you.  I imagine it is very difficult to change schools and majors during your studies.  
    You mention that your lecturer "keeps on saying ...
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