dr.ing. A. Lavrenko (Anastasia)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an assistant professor at the Radio Systems group at EEMCS.

My background is in radio systems engineering and my main research interests are in signal processing, parameter estimation and information retrieval for wireless systems. I am passionate about training next generations of electrical, and particularly radio, engineers and contribute to the EE educational program at EEMCS.

I received my PhD in electrical engineering (signal theory) in the area of sub-Nyquist sampling of sparse analog signals at Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany. Before joining University of Twente, I also spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute) and the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand developing a harmonic radar system for real-time tracking of flying insects with unmanned aerial vehicles. 

For further details and a list of open student projects please visit Research.


Engineering & Materials Science
Dipole Antennas
Physics & Astronomy
Dipole Antennas


My research focus is on signal processing and algorithm development for wireless systems, particularly applied to sensing and localization problems. I am always open for collaborations, so please don't hesitate to contact me at a.lavrenko@utwente.nl.

For a full list of my publications visit my page on Google Scholar Anastasia Lavrenko or Research gate Anastasia Lavrenko.

If you are looking for a Bachelor or a Master thesis topic, below you can find a list of open projects.

BSc: Investigation of performance trade-offs in harmonic radar systems

BSc/MSc:  Localization, asset management and access control with BLE

BSc/MSc: Use of auxiliary transmitters for increasing readout range of harmonic radar tags

BSc/MSc: Time delay-based distributed radio localization in mobile outdoor scenarios

MSc: Distributed radar sensing on Software Defined Radio (SDR)


Lavrenko, A., Cavers, J. K., & Woodward, G. K. (2022). Harmonic Radar With Adaptively Phase-Coherent Auxiliary Transmitters. IEEE transactions on signal processing, 70, 1788-1802. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2022.3164183
Lavrenko, A., Barry, Z., Norman, R., Frazer, C., Ma, Y., Woodward, G., & Pawson, S. (2021). Autonomous Swarm of UAVs for Tracking of Flying Insects with Harmonic Radar. In 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring) [9449074] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring); Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/vtc2021-spring51267.2021.9449074
Storz, G. , & Lavrenko, A. (2020). Compact low-cost FMCW harmonic radar for short range insect tracking. In M. Zatman, & R. Advi (Eds.), 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference (RADAR) (pp. 642-647). [09114612] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR42522.2020.9114612
Lavrenko, A., & Cavers, J. (2020). Two-region model for harmonic radar transponders. Electronics letters, 56(16), 835-838. https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2020.0779
Lavrenko, A., Pawson, S., & Cavers, J. (2020). On the Use of Additional Transmitters for Increasing Detection Range in Harmonic Radar. In 2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Proceedings [9008736] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSPCS47537.2019.9008736
Lavrenko, A., Litchfield, B., Woodward, G., & Pawson, S. (2020). Design and Evaluation of a Compact Harmonic Transponder for Insect Tracking. IEEE microwave and wireless components letters, 30(4), 445-448. [9006943]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2020.2972744
Lawson, P., Godfrey, J. , & Lavrenko, A. (2020). Evaluation of an off-centre fed dipole antenna in passive harmonic radar tags. In 2020 4th Australian Microwave Symposium, AMS 2020 [9059370] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/AMS48904.2020.9059370
Lavrenko, A., Woodward, G., & Pawson, S. (2019). Parasitic harmonic cancellation for reliable tag detection with pulsed harmonic radar. In 2019 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2019 [8835805] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2019.8835805
Bollig, A. , Lavrenko, A., Arts, M., & Mathar, R. (2017). Compressive cyclostationary spectrum sensing with a constant false alarm rate. EURASIP journal on wireless communications and networking, 2017, [135]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13638-017-0920-5
Ibrahim, M., Ramireddy, V. , Lavrenko, A., König, J., Römer, F., Landmann, M., Grossmann, M., Del Galdo, G., & Thomä, R. S. (2017). Design and analysis of compressive antenna arrays for direction of arrival estimation. Signal processing, 138, 35-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sigpro.2017.03.013
Lavrenko, A., Romer, F., Galdo, G. D., & Thoma, R. (2017). On the SNR Variability in Noisy Compressed Sensing. IEEE signal processing letters, 24(8), 1148-1152. [7888934]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LSP.2017.2689243

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I am passionate about training next generations of electrical engineers and actively contribute to the educational program of the EEMCS, both at Bachelor and Master level.

Below you can see a list of courses I participate in.


Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C3623
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C3623
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands