Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory

Department of Engineering

Joan Lasenby

Background - Research - Publications - Teaching - Links

Position: University Reader

Office Location: BE3-07

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 332639

E-mail: jl221 [at]


Joan Lasenby received her undergraduate BA degree and Part III qualification, in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge. Her PhD was in Radio and Molecular Studies of the Galactic Centre at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (now the Astrophysics Group), Cavendish Laboratories, University of Cambridge. Between the BA and Part III she taught mathematics for a year as a graduate assistant in Louisiana State University (LSU). From 1987-90 she held a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, which was followed by a year working for Marconi Maritime Applied Research Laboratory in the Mathematical Modelling group. From 1994 to 2000 she held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship for research into Applications of Geometric Algebra in Engineering, and was a fellow of Newnham College. She is currently a University Reader in the Signal Processing and Communications Group of the Cambridge University Engineering Department, and is a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Trinity College.

Current Research Interests

Her research interests include: 3D reconstruction from multiple cameras; human motion analysis; optical motion capture; applications of Geometric Algebra in engineering; non-invasive monitoring techniques in medical applications; sports engineering.

More details of her current research can be found on the 3D reconstruction group page.


A full list of publications can be found here.


IA Mathematics - Lent 2015
4F8: Image Processing and Image Coding - Lent 2016 (with Nick Kingsbury)
IBPaper8: IB Paper 8, Photo Editing


AGACSE2010 - 4th conference on Applied Geometric Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering.
Blues Committee - Cambridge Women's Blues Committee.
Cambridge Cross Country - CUH&H: Cambridge University Hare & Hounds (The University Cross-Country Running Club)