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.


  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Harmonics
    • Radar
    • Insect
  • Computer Science

    • Design
    • Evaluation
    • Dipole Antenna
    • Noise-to-Signal Ratio
  • Engineering

    • Transmitter


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.


Effects of Bistatic Operation in Harmonic RadarIn Proceedings of the 19th European Radar Conference (pp. 241-244). Lavrenko, A.Harmonic Radar With Adaptively Phase-Coherent Auxiliary TransmittersIEEE transactions on signal processing, 70, 1788-1802. Lavrenko, A., Cavers, J. K. & Woodward, G. K.https://doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2022.3164183
Autonomous Swarm of UAVs for Tracking of Flying Insects with Harmonic RadarIn 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), Article 9449074. IEEE. Lavrenko, A., Barry, Z., Norman, R., Frazer, C., Ma, Y., Woodward, G. & Pawson, S.https://doi.org/10.1109/vtc2021-spring51267.2021.9449074
Two-region model for harmonic radar transpondersElectronics letters, 56(16), 835-838. Lavrenko, A. & Cavers, J.https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2020.0779Compact low-cost FMCW harmonic radar for short range insect trackingIn 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference (RADAR), Article 09114612 (pp. 642-647). IEEE. Storz, G. & Lavrenko, A.https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR42522.2020.9114612Design and Evaluation of a Compact Harmonic Transponder for Insect TrackingIEEE microwave and wireless components letters, 30(4), Article 9006943, 445-448. Lavrenko, A., Litchfield, B., Woodward, G. & Pawson, S.https://doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2020.2972744On the Use of Additional Transmitters for Increasing Detection Range in Harmonic RadarIn 2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Proceedings, Article 9008736. IEEE. Lavrenko, A., Pawson, S. & Cavers, J.https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSPCS47537.2019.9008736Evaluation of an off-centre fed dipole antenna in passive harmonic radar tagsIn 2020 4th Australian Microwave Symposium, AMS 2020, Article 9059370. IEEE. Lawson, P., Godfrey, J. & Lavrenko, A.https://doi.org/10.1109/AMS48904.2020.9059370

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