Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory

Department of Engineering

Sumeetpal S. Singh

Research - Publications - Teaching

Professor of Engineering Statistics and Head of the Signal Processing and Communications Group

Office Location: BE3-25

Telephone: +44 1223 764 139

E-mail: sss40 AT cam DOT ac DOT uk

Dept. of Engineering,
University of Cambridge,
Trumpington Street,

Other appointments: Fellow of Churchill College.

Associate Editor of Statistics and Computing.

Executive Editor of Data Centric Engineering.

Associate Editor of Foundations of Data Science.

Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Research Interests

  • Statistical modelling and computational algorithms for Data science, Engineering and Machine learning.
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Monte Carlo computational methods: Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Sequential Monte Carlo, Scalable algorithms and Cloud based computation
  • Information theory for Data Science.
  • Some applications: Multi-object tracking, Sensor networks for condition monitoring, Gaming (e.g. Cheat Detection in online gaming, inferring player strategies), Signal processing for single molecule fluorescence microscopy.

Research Funding

  • EPSRC: Bayesian Inference for multi-object tracking, 01/04/2009-28/02/2013. To study the mathematical and computational (e.g. SMC,MCMC) aspect of the problem.

  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Unraveling the supra-molecular rules in signal receptor networks, jointly with Dr. M. Hobson, 2009-Sept. 2013. One of the aims is to develop and implement state-of-the art Bayesian methods for the analysis of biological data sets originating from hybrid multidimensional single molecule methods and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy on Graphical Processing Units to exploit the parallel processing architecture.


Postgraduate positions

I am looking for motivated students interested in doing a PhD in the areas of computational statistics and its applications. If you have a strong mathematical background (especially in probability and statistics) and are interested in my areas of research, feel free to email me.

Phd Students

Jiaqi Guo (Oct. 2021--.)

Chon Wai Ho (Oct. 2021--.)

Ruiyang Jin (Oct. 2020--.)

Past members


  • Dr. Alix Marie d'Avigneau (Oct. 2020--Oct. 2021, jointly with Prof. R.Ober)
  • Dr. Axel Finke (Mar. 2015--Sept. 2016)
  • Dr. Fredrik Lindsten (Jan. 2014--Jul. 2014)
  • Dr. Sinan Yildirim (Nov. 2012--Feb. 2013)
  • Dr. Richard Wareham (Sept. 2009-Sept.~2013)
  • Dr. Thomas A. Dean (Sept. 2009--Sept. 2011)

Phd students

  • Jacob D. Vorstrup Goldman (Oct. 2017--2021), Dept. of Engineering
  • Sam Duffield (Oct. 2017--2021), Dept. of Engineering
  • Torben Sell (Oct. 2017--2020), Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • Alix Marie d'Avigneau (Oct. 2016--2020), Dept. of Engineering
  • Lan Jiang (Oct. 2010 - Jan. 2015), Dept. of Engineering
  • Bernd Kuhlenschmidt (Apr. 2011--Oct. 2014), Cambridge Centre for Analysis, DAMPT
  • Sinan Yildirim (Oct. 2009--Sept. 2012), Statistical Laboratory
  • Nikolaos Kantas (2005-2008), CUED
  • Goerge Poyiadjis (2004--2006), CUED


A full list, including recent work and Preprints, can be found on Google Scholar here.