Professor Lyudmila Mihaylova


Professor Lyudmila Mihaylova


Department: Automated Control and Systems Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Broad research in the areas of signal processing, Bayesian methods, Monte Carlo methods, nonlinear estimation, target tracking, sensor data fusion, and control

  • Autonomous and complex systems (eg image and video processing, transportation systems, large scale systems) – both at theoretical and applied level

  • Assisted living

  • eHealth systems


Telephone: +44 114 222 5675


University profile


Professor Lyudmila Mihaylova is a Professor in Advanced Signal Processing and Control with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, the University of Sheffield. Previously she had academic positions with Lancaster University (2006–2013), University of Bristol (2004–2006), and research visiting positions with the University of Ghent, Belgium, the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.

Her interests are in the area of nonlinear filtering, sequential Monte Carlo methods, statistical signal processing and sensor data fusion. Her work involves the development of novel techniques, eg for high dimensional problems (including vehicular traffic flow estimation and image processing) and localisation and positioning in sensor networks.

Professor Mihaylova is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, an Associate Editor of Elsevier Signal Processing Journal and the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Transportation Journal. She is a senior member of the IEEE, Signal Processing Society, a member of the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) and an ISIF board member.

Professor Mihaylova has also been serving the scientific community as a member of the programme/organising committee of international conferences and symposia, including the International Conferences on Information Fusion, the American Control Conferences, EUSIPCO, conferences on intelligent transportation systems and the German workshops on Multiple Sensor Data Fusion.

She has given a number of invited talks, eg the keynote speech for the fifth IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (2013), Beijing, China, and tutorials including for the EU Marie Curie ITN (2010, Sweden; 2012, Germany) and COST-NEARCTIS workshop (2010, Switzerland). Her research is funded by sponsors such as EPSRC, EU, MOD and industry.

Current research projects

  • SETA: An open, sustainable, ubiquitous data and service ecosystem for efficient, effective, safe, resilient mobility in metropolitan areas, Horizon 2020 project, co-I, jointly with Fabio Ciravegnia, PI (2006–2019).

  • TRAX: Tracking in complex sensor systems, EU FP7 Marie Curie project, €609,981 (2013–2017).

  • BTaRoT: Bayesian tracking and reasoning over time, £446,037, EP/K021516/1, EPSRC funded (2013–2016).