Curriculum Vitae

Name:Mr Peter T. B. Brett BA (Hons) MEng (Cantab) MIET AMRI
Nationality:British Citizen


July 2009 - present
Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey (Ph.D, Satellite Remote Sensing). Funded by EPSRC.
October 2005 - June 2009
Girton College, University of Cambridge (Engineering MEng). BA with I. Class honours, MEng with honours with Distinction.
September 1997 - July 2004
The Oratory School, Woodcote. 7 A* and 3 A grades at GCSE; 4 A grades at A2 level.
September 1993 - August 1997
St. Edmunds RC Primary School, Abingdon
September 1992 - August 1993
St. Birinus Primary School, Dorchester-on-Thames


Further details of employment including references available on request.

23rd June 2008 - 11th September 2008
Summer Placement, Chip Design, Cambridge Silicon Radio.
21st March 2007 - 1st June 2009
Freelance electronic engineering consultant: clients have included the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
30th November 2006 - 11th January 2007, 22nd July 2006 - 2nd September 2006
Undergraduate Research Student, Cambridge University Engineering Department
26th June 2006 - 12th July 2006, 3rd April 2006 - 13th April 2006, 6th December 2005 - 22nd December 2005
Test & Repair Technician, DFx Technology
6th September 2004 - 2nd September 2005
Year-in-Industry Student, Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
26th July - 3rd September 2004
Conference Staff, Keble College, Oxford


T. Newton, S. Singer and P. Brett. Determining relative phase data of a received signal. US Patent Application Publication US 2010/0075603 A1. Mar. 25, 2010.

P.T.B. Brett and R. Guida. Bright line detection in COSMO-SkyMed SAR images of urban areas. In Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2011 (JURSE 2011), pages 253-256, 11-13 April 2011. doi:10.1109/JURSE.2011.5764767. Preprint.

R. Guida and P.T.B. Brett. A SAR image-based tool for prompt and effective earthquake response. In Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2011 (JURSE 2011), pages 213-216, 11-13 April 2011. doi:10.1109/JURSE.2011.5764758. Preprint.

P.T.B. Brett and R. Guida. Geometry-based SAR curvilinear feature selection for damage detection. In 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Invited Papers (EUSAR 2012 - Invited Papers), pages 62-65, 23-26 April 2011. Preprint.

[Submitted] P.T.B. Brett and R. Guida. Fast earthquake damage detection in urban areas using curvilinear features. In IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Preprint.

Work Experience

16th-20th June 2003
Research Analyst, Reading University Cybernetics Department

Key Skills

  • Bayesian probability theory and signal processing; stochastic optimisation techniques.
  • Experienced MATLAB, C, Scheme & Python programmer (desktop & embedded applications)
  • Some experience with assembler, C++, Java & other programming languages

Other Academic Achievements/Qualifications

  • Girton College 'Henry Tompkinson' Scholar and twice 'Emily Davies' Scholar
  • Girton College 'Rosalind, Lady Carlisle', 'Raemakers' and 'Beatrice Mills' Prizewinner
  • Cambridge University Engineering Department IIA Project & IB Computing Prizewinner
  • Chartered Management Institute Level 3 Certificate in Management
  • School Norfolk Scholar and Junior & Senior Norfolk Prizewinner
  • Society of Chemical Industry Chemist of the Year 2003

Musical Achievements

  • School Music Scholar
  • ABRSM Horn Grade 8 (with distinction)
  • Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra 2000-2005 (principal horn 2003-2005)
  • Oxfordshire Senior Schools Orchestra principal horn 1998-2000

Sporting Achievements

  • BUCS Rifle Individual Finals bronze medallist, Sheffield 2009
  • Cambridge University Half Blue for rifle shooting
  • Cambridge University small-bore rifle team 2005-2009 (treasurer 2007-2008)
  • School senior shooting team 2000-2004, captain 2003-2004
  • School cross-country champion 2002 & 2003


  • Air Cadet Gliding Wings (Blue)
  • Cadet Force Flight Sergeant
  • Cadet Force armourer 2001-2003

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