Marina is interested in all areas of radar, signal processing and remote sensing with the current focus on;
- active and passive terahertz (THz) sensing,
- multistatic radar,
- passive coherent location systems,
- deep neural networks for classification,
- electromagnetic modelling of large scale problems,
- 3D image reconstruction with applications ranging from automotive sensing for future autonomous vehicles to detection, tracking and classification of stealth targets.
For the last 6 years Marina established herself as one of the leaders in the emerging field of THz sensing for short-medium sensing, in particularly for automotive sensing for autonomous cars. As such she is the Terahertz Research Lead for the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL).
Marina is a Principal Investigator and lead coordinator of the consortium of three Universities (University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University) and JaguarLandRover on a major grant (£2.5 m) from EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover on development of Pervasive low-TeraHz and Video Sensing for Car Autonomy and Driver Assistance (PATH CAD). This grant is part of the £11M Towards Autonomy Smart and Connected Control (TASCC) programme involving five consortia for research to develop fully autonomous cars.
Currently she is expanding her research, actively liaising with international leading academic group and industries such as
- UK Universities of St Andrews, Manchester, UCL, Cranfield and Surrey and overseas universities Universities of Rome (La Sapienza), Pisa and Warsaw Technical University. .
- DSTL, Leonardo ES, Thales (UK and France), MBDA (UK and France), VivaTech (France), ELVA-1 (Sweden and Russia) and Fraunhofer Institute (FHR Germany).
Marina has a large portfolio of other research grants (See Research) funded from diverse sources (EPSRC, industry, DSTL).