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About Miao Yu

Miao Yu is a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science in University of Lincoln. He worked as a research associate for the research project “Signal Processing Solutions in a Networked Battlespace” (funded by the EPSRC) in the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Department, Loughborough University from 2013 to 2017. Prior to it, he obtained his PhD in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Loughborough University with the PhD thesis title— “Computer vision based techniques for fall detection with application towards assisted living”. Dr. Miao’s research interests lie in developing algorithms in statistical signal processing, image/video processing, machine learning and data/knowledge modelling, with applications in objects detection and tracking, behaviour recognitions and abnormal detection for healthcare.

Department Responsibilities

Research, Teaching, Supervision of PGR students

Subject Specialism

machine learning, statistical signal processing, image/video processing, knowledge extraction&modelling;


  • PhD, thesis title:  Computer Vision Based Fall Detection Techniques towards Assistant Living — Loughborough University, 2013
  • MSc (Distinction) — Loughborough University, 2008
  • BSc — Shandong University of Science and Technology,


  • The winner of university defense research collaboration (UDRC) mine challenge — 2015
  • Best poster award — defense science and technology laboratory (DSTL) knowledge transfer meeting,
  • Best Presentation Award in PhD Research Conference — School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University,
  • Clarke-Griffiths Best Student Prize and Clarke-Griffiths Best Project Prize — School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University,


Regular reviewer of high-qualified academic journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Electronic Letters, International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems Conference reviewer for UKACC International Conference on Control, Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD), and International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)

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Research Interests

  • abnormal detection

  • behaviour recognition

  • image/video processing

  • Machine Learning

  • pattern recognition and data/knowledge modelling

  • statistical signal processing

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Signal Processing Solutions for the Networked Battlespace — EPSRC in 2013
  • Greater Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles: Situational Awareness and Decision making under uncertainties — EPSRC in 2012
  • Audio and Video Based Speech Separation for Multiple Moving Sources within a Room Environment — EPSRC in 2010
  • Computer Vision Based Fall Detection Techniques Toward Assistant Living — PhD project in 2008

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Wrokshop - Programming and Data Structure — 2017 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology ) — Member
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ) — Member