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Department of Engineering

Ms Jana Skirnewskaja

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Jana Skirnewskaja

Research Student

Academic Division: Electrical Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48300

Email: js2459@eng.cam.ac.uk

Personal website


Research interests

Touch control infotainment systems in modern vehicles are a major distraction to drivers and endanger road safety. Conventional head-up displays require the driver to shift the field of view from the far field of the road towards a small region on the windscreen. Panoramic holographic projections that provide an augmented reality experience in the driver’s field of view could prevent driver distraction. We develop holographic automotive head-up display to project 2D and 3D Ultra-High Definition (UHD) images using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in the driver’s field of view. Panoramic holographic projections provide a virtual reality experience in the driver’s field of view prevent driver distraction and improve safety. Head-Up Displays (HUDs) can serve as a defensive tool to promote driver attention. This technology could be useful for many drivers, including elderly and disabled populations. Human-machine interaction studies are being used to optimise this technology for drivers and may serve as a basis for future advances in virtual reality.

Skirnewskaja, J., Wilkinson, T.D. Automotive Holographic Head-Up Displays. Advanced Materials, 34 (19), 2110463 (2022) pdf

Skirnewskaja, J., Montelongo, Y., Wilkinson, T.D. Laser Applications for 2D and 3D Augmented Reality Head-Up Displays in Cars, Optics and Photonics International Congress (OPIC) (2022) link

Skirnewskaja, J., Montelongo, Y., Wilkes, P., Wilkinson, T.D. LiDAR-Derived Digital Holograms for Automotive Head-Up Displays. Optics Express, 29 (9), 13681-13695 (2021) pdf

Skirnewskaja, J., Montelongo, Y., Wilkinson, T.D. 3D Computer-Generated Holograms for Augmented Reality Applications in Medical Education. Applications of Digital Image Processing XLIV, SPIE Optics + Photonics, 11842-51 (2021) pdf

Research projects

Holographic Devices for Augmented Reality Applications in the Transportation Sector link

Teaching activity

Teaching Assistant, Integrated Electrical Project (Part IA) link

Teaching Assistant, Electrical Power (Part IB, 2P5) link

Research opportunities

CMMPE group is always looking for new MRes applicants. link

Biography

Education

PhD Student, Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge (2020-2024)

MRes, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (2020)

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham (2019)

BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig (2017)

Awards

SIM Scholarship, the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (2022) link

Optoelectronics Research Award, Rank Prize (2021) link

PhD Scholarship, Foundation of German Business (2020) link

PhD Studentship, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (2020) link

Memberships

Member, the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers link

Member, Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems link

Member, Darwin College link

Department role and responsibilities

Department of Engineering: Augmented reality head-up displays – navigating the next-gen driving experience link

Department of Engineering: A PhD student’s experience of the rewarding nature of outreach work link

Cambridge Festival 2022: Mixed Reality Holographic Video Projections link

Department of Engineering: Women in Engineering: an interview with PhD student Jana Skirnewskaja link

Cambridge Festival 2021: Panoramic Holographic Projections to Improve Safety in Cars link

Department of Engineering: Optoelectronics Research Supported by COVID-19 Impact Fund link

University of Cambridge: 3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety link

Inverse: Scientists want to make you a safer driver by beaming lasers at your eyeballs link

The Institution of Engineering and Technology: Head-up display uses lidar to alert drivers of upcoming hazards link

Department of Engineering: 3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety link

Optica: Holograms of Lidar Data for Automotive AR link

The Engineer: LiDAR head-up display could improve road safety link

LIDAR Magazine: An Abundance of Caution link

Photonics: Lidar-based AR Display Reveals Hidden Road Hazards link