Tim Moulsley graduated with first class honours degree in Physics and Electronics in 1976 from Chelsea College, London (now Kings College), and a PhD in 1979 from University College, London. He joined Philips Research Laboratories, Redhill in 1984 and led the development of a prototype low rate digital voice transmission system for HF radio. Since then his work on signal processing and radio communications has resulted in many patents and other publications covering topics such as secure voice communication, speech processing and channel coding, and novel radio interface techniques for wideband mobile radio systems. He was responsible for the development of the speech coding algorithms for the Philips candidates for the half-rate GSM and TETRA codec standards. He was project manager of a UK DTI funded collaborative project looking at the application of real time AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques to radio networks. Other projects included developing the concept of digital cordless connections for domestic audio-visual applications and participation in Bluetooth standardisation. Since 1997 he has contributed to the standardisation of the UMTS radio interface in 3GPP. As Principal Scientist at PRL, his research interests in the Wireless Group focused on radio interface concepts for future cellular radio systems, including the European FP6 WINNER project, UMTS Long Term Evolution (LTE) and more recently, LTE-Advanced. He has had a long-standing involvement with the UK Mobile VCE, most recently as Industrial Steering Group chairman of the Core 4 Research Programme on Delivery Efficiency.
To date, Tim is inventor or co-inventor of more than 100 patents, including more than 60 granted in the USA. In Philips he has typically been closely involved with the whole patent life-cycle from first drafting to technical input needed for management and re-valuation of the IPR portfolio, including identification of patents essential to communications standards.