Areas of expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Counter-IED
  • Defence Sensors
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensor Technologies


Peter Yuen started his 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 Principal Scientist for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (later QinetiQ) at Winfrith. In 2003 he moved to BAE Systems as a Senior Principal Scientist at their Advanced Technology Centre in Bristol.

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

Peter is the holder of several distinguished visiting positions in the People's Republic of China:

  • 2013-present: Visiting Professor in Spectral Sensing, Dalian Polytechnic University
  • 2012-present: Distinguished Professor in Remote Sensing, Nanchang HangKong University
  • 2011-present: Visiting Professor in Electro-Optics and Hyperspectral Imaging, South West University, Chongqing.

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 72 journal and conference publications in the areas of:

  • semiconductor physics
  • defence science
  • electro-pptics including image processing
  • remote sensing
  • hyperspectral imaging
  • machine vision.

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
  • 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).

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 small grains of 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
  • MI5
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • European Defence Agency
  • QinetiQ
  • Lockheed Martin
  • British Transport Police
  • MRC
  • EPSRC-Technology Strategy Board
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Counter Terrorism Centre
  • Nanchang Hang Kong University
  • Dalian Polytechnic University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Hangzhou Denzi University
  • South West University


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers