Areas of expertise

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosensors & Diagnostics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Counter-IED
  • Defence Sensors
  • Environment and Health
  • Food Safety
  • Industrial Automation
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Monitoring and Environmental Informatics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Soil


Peter Yuen started his industrial career with Asahi Kasei Industry Co. Ltd., Fuji, Japan in 1997 as a Chief scientist before moving to the UK in 1999 to take up a position as a Principal Scientist for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (later QinetiQ) at Winfrith. In 2003 he worked for the BAE Systems as a Senior Principal Scientist at the Advanced Technology Centre in Bristol.

Peter subsequently joined Cranfield University in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in Electro-Optics and Remote Sensing and was promoted to Reader in 2013.

He is affiliated to the following professional organisations:

  • Fellow of Institute of Physics (FInstP) since 2002
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (FIMA) since 2002
  • Chartered Mathematics (CMath) since 1999
  • Chartered Physicist (CPhy) since 1991.

Current activities

Peter Yuen is a Reader in electro-optics and remote sensing. He has 28 years of research experiences in academia and both corporate and government laboratories. Peter has 92 journal and conference publications in the areas of:

  • Semiconductor physics
  • Electro-optics including image processing
  • Snap-shot multispectral imaging systems
  • Hyperspectral remote sensing
  • Machine vision.
  • Machine learning.
  • Compressive imaging.

Peter has expertise in the following areas of hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing:

  • diffuse optical imaging for biomedical applications, eg in-vivo blood oxygenation assessment, tumour classification, affective computing
  • next generation snap shot high throughput multispectral imaging systems
  • spectral constancy including shadow removal
  • band selections for spectral sensing 
  • tomography including x-ray back scatter imaging
  • topological and hyperspectral algorithm development for target detection in natural and urban environments
  • hyperspectral diffused optical tomography for target recognition in undersea environments
  • trace detection of impurities in water using nanoplasmonic spectral differential absorption LIDAR (LIght raDAR)
  • compressive sensing and imaging
  • Hyperspectral scene simulations.

He is also active in the area of machine vision:

  • colour constancy to improve image visualisation
  • real time people tracking in multiple CCTV networks using colour constancy and tone compression
  • automatic target recognitions using cortex-like machine vision
  • compressive coded aperture imaging
  • high speed imaging - textural and spectral sensing for classification of difficult targets.


  • Electro Magnetic Remote Sensing Defence Technology Centre
  • Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems (SEAS) Defence Technology Centre
  • Home Office
  • Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • European Defence Agency
  • QinetiQ
  • Lockheed Martin
  • British Transport Police
  • SELEX 
  • DSTL
  • MRC
  • EPSRC-Technology Strategy Board
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Counter Terrorism Centre


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