Tanya Vladimirova, MEng MSc PhD CEng FIET SMIEEE MACM FHEA, is a Professor at the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Leicester in the UK. She was educated in Bulgaria and Russia and received the PhD degree from the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) for her work on very large scale integration (VLSI) design of high-speed application-specific processors. Before joining the University of Leicester, she was with the Surrey Space Centre, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK.
Tanya has been active in research on microelectronics design and embedded systems for space applications. She has acted as the Principal Investigator on a large number of research projects concerned with intelligent autonomous systems, reconfigurable computing, wireless sensor networks, high-performance embedded systems, hardware acceleration and image processing for use on board satellites. Her research has been sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK; European Research Framework Programme FP7; European Space Agency (ESA); US Air Force Research Labs (AFRL); industrial companies, such as Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL), Airbus Defence and Space, among others. She has authored and co-authored around 200 published papers and has supervised 23 PhD students to successful completion as the main supervisor. Tanya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and a member of the UK Engineering Professors' Council Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (RIKT) Committee. She has served as an international expert in a number of research and teaching quality evaluations. Tanya acted as the General Chair and organiser of the 9th NASA/ESA International Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2014), and as a Co-Chair of the NASA International Conference on Military and Aerospace Applications of Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD).