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Mr Christopher de Saxe


Christopher de Saxe

Research Student

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics


Personal website

Research interests

  • Computer vision systems in transport
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle safety
  • Performance-Based Standards for Heavy Goods Vehicles

Research projects

  • Vision-based articulation angle sensing for Heavy Goods Vehicles
  • Cyclist detection and tracking for Heavy Goods Vehicles

Teaching activity

  • Part IA demonstrator: Kinematics of Plane Mechanisms (2014-15)
  • MEng project co-supervisor: Cyclist detection (2014-15)


  • 2013-present: ​PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
  • 2011-present: ​Mechanical Engineer, CSIR, Pretoria
  • 2011-2012: MSc(Eng), University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2010: Engineer-in-Training, Anglo American Platinum, Rustenburg
  • 2006-2009: BSc(Eng), University of the Witwatersrand