Dr. Marina Gashinova is a Lecturer in Communications Engineering in the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering School (EECE) of University of Birmingham (UoB) since October 2011. She is a member of internationally recognized Microwave Integrated System Laboratory headed by Prof. Cherniakov.
Marina’s principal research interests are in radar technologies, including automotive radar, bi-static radar, passive radar, THz sensing, imaging radar, automotive applications, signal processing, fundamental electromagnetic (EM) theory, computational EM, with current focus on radar imaging techniques and image processing, as well as advanced signal processing approaches to tackle new challenging problems in radar, communications and interdisciplinary applications.
Dr. Marina Gashinova is a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (CoI) on a number of research projects funded by EPSRC and industry (see Section “Research”). Two examples of current research, which she leads as a PI, re: “Radio-Holographic Object Imaging Technology Based on Forward Scattering Phenomena for Security Sensor Networks” (EPSRC) and “THz Terrain Identification and imaging” which is part of “TERASEN” strategic partnership with JLR since 2012. Within her current projects Dr. Marina Gashinova conducts the research to develop application-specific advanced radar automatic detection and classification algorithms and imaging techniques, which require expertise in both physics of electromagnetism and in modern radar technologies, conceptual image presentation and image interpretation.
Dr. Marina Gashinova has built strong research ties with long-standing university and research institution groups (Italy , France, Germany) and industrial partners (SELEX, Thales, JLR, VivaTech, DSTL ). She is She is a UK representative of NATO SET 196 on multistatic/multichannel radar imaging, a TPC member of prestigious international conferences: International Radar Symposium 2010-2015, IET Radar Conference 2012. She is organizer of special sessions and workshops at international radar conferences, presenter of invited and regular talks. She is author/co-author of more than 60 publications in highly rated journals and conference proceedings.
Marina Gashinova received the MSc in mathematics from St Petersburg State University in 1991 and was awarded a PhD in radiophysics in 2003 from St Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St Petersburg, Russia. From 2003 to 2006 she was an Associate Professor at St Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia. She made few research visits in Czech Technical University (Prague) and Chalmers University (Goteborg, Sweden). In 2004 she has got a 1 year NATO/RS research fellowship for research in microwave near field microscopy at University of Birmingham. Since 2006 she has been with the University of Birmingham, first as a Research Fellow and then, from 2011, a Lecturer in Communication Engineering.
Dr Gashinova will consider applications for PhD students to work in an area related to her research, which includes automotive sensing, low-THz sensing, THz radar imaging, passive radar, forward scatter radar, multistatic and MIMO radar. You can contact her via email to discuss her current projects.
Current supervised and co-supervised research students:
- Mr K. Kabakchiev (Viva in February) “Forward Scatter Radar. Clutter phenomenology and stastical and spectral properties” (UoB funding
- Mr Mohammad Abbas (thesis submission stage) “Automotive sensors and classification for terrain recognition” (JLR/UoB funding)
- Ms Donya Jasteh (3-rd year) “Road environment sensing using low-THz radar” (JLR/UoB funding)
- Mr Stanislav Hristov (3-rd year) “Radio-holography and SISAR based target profile reconstruction” (UoB funding)
- Ms Wei Wei (3-rd year) “Automatic target detection based on coherent, quasi-coherent and non-coherent processing algorithms” (UoB funding)
- Mr Ben Willets (1-st year) “Low THz reflectivity from complex environment” (EPSRC/ Thales funded ICASE Award)
- Mr Alessandro DeLuca (1-st year) “Investigation of Mobile and Passive Forward Scatter network for enhanced low-visibility target detections” (UoB funding)
Dr Gashinova is currently a Principal Investigator on:
- “Radio-Holographic Object Imaging Technology Based on Forward Scattering Phenomena for Security Sensor Networks” (EPSRC - EP/L02J4578/1)
- “Terrain recognition for automotive road sensing” (JLR)
- “Low-THz radar imaging of the all-terrain road environment” (JLR)
- “Low THz reflectivity from complex environment” (EPSRC/ Thales funded ICASE Award)
and Co-Investigator on:
- “Terahertz Technology for Future Road Vehicles”(EPSRC - EP/L019078/1)
- “Low-THz Missile Seekers”(Feasibility study funded by a European Defence Consortium on)
She has a group of 6 PhD students and 3 part-time research fellows dedicated to each of these large-scale projects.