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Research Interests

  • Signal Processing for Radar and Communications [See Details]
  • Wireless Based Indoor Localisation and Mapping [See Details]
  • Design of High-Speed Signal Processing System [See Details]
  • Applications of wireless signal processing in the autonomous system, security, healthcare, HCI, IoT ... [See Details]


Dr. Bo Tan is a Lecturer at School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Honorary researcher at, Electronics Engineering, University College London. He was post-doc researcher at Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, UCL, Electronics Engineering, University of Bristol. He was granted PhD in digital communications, the University of Edinburgh in 2013. His research focused on signal processing method and design of wireless systems. His works wireless sensing has been used in healthcare, security, Robotic and indoor positioning and lead to the serial of high impact academic conference and journal publications. His work on a novel wireless signal processing method for WiFi sensing has been patented, received industrial awards and attention from main technology media link IEEE Spectrum.  He participants in EPSRC and ERC-funded research projects on healthcare and wireless network, research and technology transfer projects funded by Dstl, Metropolitan Police and UCL. He is also the member of IEEE and ACM, reviewer and TPC member of serial of IEEE, IET journals and conferences.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 200823 Nov 2013

MSc, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunicaitons

1 Sep 20051 May 2008

Degree, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunicaitons

1 Sep 20001 Jul 2004

External positions

Honorary Researcher, University College London

12 Dec 2016 → …

Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

Nov 2014Feb 2016

Research Associate, University College London

Feb 2012Dec 2016


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

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Research Output 2008 2017

An Intelligent Well-being Monitoring System for Residents in Extra Care Homes

Jing, Y., Eastwood, M., Tan, B., Konios, A., Hamid, A. & Collinson, M. 23 Apr 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Learning systems

Exploiting WiFi Channel State Information for Residential Healthcare Informatics

Tan, B., Chen, Q., Li, W., Chetty, K., Woodbridge, K. & Piechocki, R. J. 2017 In : IEEE Communications Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Doppler effect
Channel state information
Signal processing

Log-likelihood Clustering Enabled Passive RF Sensing for Residential Activity Recognition

Tan, B., Li, W. & Piechocki, R. 29 Sep 2017 In : IEEE Sensors Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feature extraction
Ubiquitous computing
Singular value decomposition
Radar systems
Clustering algorithms

Passive Wireless Sensing for Unsupervised Human Activity Recognition in Healthcare

Li, W., Tan, B., Xu, Y. & Piechocki, R. 2017 p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Doppler radar
Radar systems
Hidden Markov models

Activities 2014 2017

Sensors (Journal)

Tan, B. (Peer Reviewer)
4 May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

International Workshop on Electromagnetics

Tan, B. (Participant)

Activity: Participation in conference

Department Open Day

Tan, B. (Speaker)
Mar 2017

Activity: Public Engagement Event


National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards (2014, UK & Ireland)

Bo Tan (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards (2015, Global)

Bo Tan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards (2017 North Euro)

Bo Tan (Recipient), 27 Nov 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

See Through Walls by the Glow of Your Wi-Fi

Bo Tan


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Research