dr.ing. A. Lavrenko (Anastasia)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Hi and welcome to my page! 

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 and parameter estimation for wireless systems, particularly in application to radio localization and tracking.

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.

I have recently received an NWO VENI talent grant for developing an innovative tracking solutions using nonlinear radar. For more details check out "Beyond Bugging: wireless sensing and monitoring with harmonic radar" project at Research | Radio Systems (RS) (utwente.nl).

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


Storz, G. , Lavrenko, A., Cavers, J., & Woodward, G. (Accepted/In press). Dual-Mode FMCW Harmonic Radar Supporting Auxiliary Transmitter Operation. Paper presented at 2023 International Radar Conference, RADAR 2023, Sydney, Australia.
Aanen, M. , & Lavrenko, A. (Accepted/In press). Evaluation of GNSS-based Time Synchronisation for ToF Localisation with Software-Defined Radio. Paper presented at The 2023 IEEE 98th Vehicular Technology Conference, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Kumar, A. , & Lavrenko, A. (Accepted/In press). Compact Folded Meander-Line Harmonic Tag Antenna for Insect Tracking. In European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2023 IEEE.
Lavrenko, A. (2022). Effects of Bistatic Operation in Harmonic Radar. In Proceedings of the 19th European Radar Conference (pp. 241-244)
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. Advance online publication. 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) Article 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). Article 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 Article 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. Article 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 Article 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 Article 8835805 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2019.8835805

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