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This page - September 2019

Music Stuff ...

I play a few instruments - guitar (electric, acoustic), Irish tenor banjo, 5-string banjo, mandolin, lap-steel, Irish bouzouki (and sometimes bass). I play mainly in a traditional/folky/ rock-ceilidh band - Five Minutes To Midnight

Here's a few tracks of stuff I play -

Radio Nights
Radio Nights (2019)
Cosmic Two-Step

Cosmic Two-Step (2017)
Waltzer Ride
Waltzer Ride (2015)

also Wild Mouse (2013)

The Foss Way

The Foss Way - for non-UK readers - is a characteristically straight Roman road extending from Lincoln to the church at Axmouth, Devon, passing through Warwickshire. It is often spelt "Fosse Way". The road is preserved as an A-class road for much of its length, and its original route is clearly visible from road-maps of England. There's more detail about the Foss Way at Rural Roads co uk
... and many more, including (of course) Wikipedia
Cathiron, Warwickshire

Jeremy Foss CEng, MIET

  • Senior Lecturer, research and consultant in broadcast engineering, communications, digital media technology and associated technologies. Lecturing (to undergraduate and postgraduate level) in the DMT Lab, Centre for Digital Technology, Birmingham City University.
  • Also a visiting lecturer (in Broadcast, Telecommunications and Computer Networks) at a number of institutions
  • Current consultancy and research activities - see Technology Expertise, below.

Technology Expertise

  • Media / telecommunications networks, systems architectures and solutions; Media distribution networks, broadband / triple play (Multiplay), xDSL, Cable TV, IPTV, Satellite TV, mobile distributions.
  • Current research includes interactive and personalised TV and media brokerage involving object based video, hybrid style distribution
  • Low latency media distribution
  • Signal processing, encoding, compression
  • Multi-agent system applications
  • Information infrastructures applied to commercial media; content brokerage, media value models, revenue and usage tracking, smart contracts, etc.
  • Automated enterprises
  • Workflow, metadata, rights and content management
  • Regulatory issues
  • Virtual worlds (and convergence with networked media)

Academic and Lecturing

  • Subject leader in Broadcast Engineering in the Centre of Digital Technology, Birmingham City University
  • Designed the MSc Programme in Broadcast Engineering (delivered in conjunction with the BBC Academy)
  • Lecturing in broadcast and networked media, signal compression and transmission, network architectures and solutions, media workflow

Brief Resume

  • Thirty years' experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Fourteen years' experience in university lecturing and research
  • Research and development in intelligent networks, data communications protocols, interactive services, media distribution, broadband access and services development, defense communications contracts, network architectures and infrastructures.
  • Various collaborative projects between industry and universities for UK government funding and also for European framework funding. Research projects included industry/academic collaborative projects on networked virtual reality applications, intelligent agent-based e-commerce markets and adaptive services, information services and infrastructures.
  • Presented papers and spoken at a number of highest level international conferences and events and instrumental in a wide range of international collaborative work programs.
  • Go to my CV page

Papers, Publications and Presentations

Professional Memberships



Some websites ...

Some websites that I can recommend in the field of technology, online media, broadcast and communications:

SMPTE - The Society of Moving Picture and Television Engineers

BBC Technology
and BBC Science and Nature

TV Technology

Light Reading
"Networkng the telecom industry"

"News for nerds. Stuff that matters"

Broadband TV News
"The business of Multiscreen Television"

"Covering UK's digital media economy"

Media Guardian
Media news from The Guardian

The Register
"Biting the hand that feeds IT"

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Internet Society

Jerry, fool
This is me, I'm afraid, in Five Minutes To Midnight, 2016 at Barnacle, Warwickshire. Thanks for the photo, Paul.