Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory

Department of Engineering

Sumeetpal S. Singh

Background - Research - Publications - Teaching

Position: Senior Lecturer in Engineering Statistics (Associate Professor)

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,


I am also an Affiliated Lecturer of the Statistical Laboratory and a Fellow of Churchill College.

Associate Editor of Statistics and Computing

Research Interests

  • Computational Statistics:
    Monte Carlo methods (Particle Filters, Markov Chain Monte Carlo) for computation and its application to Bayesian inference, Maximum Likelihood.

  • Applications:
    Multi-target 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.


Axel Finke (Mar. 2015--.)

Past members


  • Dr. Fredrik Lindsten (Jan. 2014--Jul. 2014)
  • Dr. Sinan Yildirim (Nov. 2012--Feb. 2013)
    Presently, Research Associate, Statistics Department, Bristol University.
  • Dr. Richard Wareham (Sept. 2009-Sept.~2013)
    Presently, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge University Engineering Department.
  • Dr. Thomas A. Dean (Sept. 2009--Sept. 2011)
    Presently, Analyst, Darktrace, Cambridge.

Phd students

  • 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

Selected Publications

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

A less up-to-date list of publications can be found here.