Athina P. Petropulu is Distinguished Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Rutgers, having served as chair of the department during 2010-2016. Before that she was faculty at Drexel University. She held Visiting Scholar appointments at SUPELEC, Universite' Paris Sud, Princeton University, and University of Southern California.
Her research interests span the area of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, signal processing in networking, physical layer security, and radar signal processing. Her research has been funded by various government industry sponsors including the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval research, the US Army, the National Institute of Health, the Whitaker Foundation, Lockheed Martin.
A. Petropulu is Fellow of IEEE and recipient of the 1995 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award given by NSF and the White House. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011), IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President-Conferences (2006-2008), and member-at-large of the IEEE Signal Processing Board of Governors. She was the General Chair of the 2005 International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), and the general co-chair of the 2018 IEEE workshop on Signal Processing advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). In 2005 she received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, and in 2012 the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award for "exemplary service in technical leadership capacities". She is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Signal Processing Society for 2017-2018.
More info on her work can be found at www.ece.rutgers.edu/~cspl
Aarne Mämmelä received the degree of D.Sc. (Tech.) (with honors) from the University of Oulu in 1996. He was with the University of Oulu from 1982 to 1993. In 1993 he joined VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Oulu. Since 1996 he has been a Research Professor of digital signal processing in wireless communications. He has visited the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany in 1990-1991 and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1996-1997. Since 2004 he has been a Docent (equivalent to Adjunct Professor) at the University of Oulu. He is a Technical Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications and a member of the Research Council of Natural Sciences and Engineering in the Academy of Finland. His research interests are in intelligent use of resources in wireless communications.
It is now rather well known that exponential development of digital electronics, often called Moore’s law, will not continue after 2021. The fundamental limits of nature will become apparent: the manufacturing costs are a bottleneck since the 10 nm gate length will correspond only to some tens of atoms. The reliability of the switching operations would also reduce if the switching energy is close to the noise spectral density. Therefore we are entering a new stage where applications must be developed in a resource-limited, for example energy-limited environment. This calls for a systems approach to complement the conventional analytical approach. Future systems will be a combination of remotely controlled, automatic, and autonomous systems. The key instruments will be intelligent decision making, open loop and closed loop (feedback) optimization, hierarchy, and degree of centralization.
Levent Onural was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1957. He got his junior high-school education at Izmir Koleji ("Izmir College"; now called BAL), and his senior high-school education at Ankara Fen Lisesi ("Ankara Science High-School"). He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University , Ankara, Turkey, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985.
He was a Fulbright scholar between 1981 and 1985. After a Research Assistant Professor position at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of State University of New York at Buffalo, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, where he is a Professor at present. He served Bilkent University as the Dean of Engineering, and as the Director of Graduate School of Engineering and Science between July 2010 and August 2016. Dr. Onural received a TUBITAK Incentive Award in 1995, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal in 2000, the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award in 2011 (IEEE news release, Levent Onural's Award Speech Video), the EURASIP Group Technical Achievement Award in 2011, and Bilkent University Distinguished Teacher Award in 2011.
His current research interests are in the areas of image and video processing with emphasis on various aspects of 3DTV. His research focus is on signal processing aspects of optical wave propagation, diffraction and holography with applications to holographic 3DTV. He has published about 250 papers and received about 4000 citations. (Publications). One of his early papers is among the top cited 40 papers ever published in Optical Engineering. In 2006 and 2007, two papers that Onural co-authored ranked among the top cited papers published in IEEE Transactions on CSVT; one of his papers published in Journal of Display Technology is among the top cited papers of that journal in April 2017. He was a member of the COST211ter Project Management Committee and the director of the Turkish COST211 team between 1991-1997. He and his team have contributed to COST211 Analysis Model. COST211ter project was a research collaboration activity of European Union; more information can be found here. Levent Onural has a video object segmentation patent ( US 6,337,917 ) and a holographic 3D video display patent ( US 9,501,036 ). He was the Coordinator of EC funded 3DTV Project (2004-2008), and the Co-leader of 3D Immersive Interactive Media Cluster (formerly 3D Media Cluster) (2008-2011). He contributed to EC funded Real3D and 3DPHONE projects (2008-2011). He was invited as a keynote speaker to many prestigious conferences. Dr. Onural served as the vice-chair of COST Trans-Domain Panel (2013-2014).
Dr. Onural is a fellow of IEEE (for his contributions to signal processing for optics, diffraction and holography). He was the organizer and the first chairman (1990-1991) of IEEE Turkey Section; and the chairman (1994-1996) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Turkey Chapter. He served as the vice-chair of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East(1995-1998), and the vice-chair of the Regional Activities Board (RAB) (now called Member and Geographic Acitivies (MGA) Board) of IEEE (1998-1999) -in charge of student activities; he also served as the chair of the IEEE RAB Student Activities Committee (1998-1999). Dr. Onural was a general co-chair of IEEE 2000 International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP'2000; he also served as the general co-chair of the annual conference 3DTV-CON in 2007, 2009-2016. He was the Director of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East) (2001-2002) and a member of IEEE Board of Directors, which is the highest board of IEEE, between 2001-2003. He was a member of IEEE Assembly in 2001-2002. He served as the 2003 Secretary of IEEE, and he was a member of IEEE Executive Committee (now called IEEE Governance Committee) in 2003. Levent Onural was nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors to the position of 2005 IEEE President-elect (2006 IEEE President); he is the first person from outside of North America nominated for this position in 120 years of history of IEEE. Levent Onural served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2002-2013). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of SPIE Reviews (2009-2012). He served as a guest editor in Special Issue on 3DTV: Capture, Transmission and Display (EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2009); Special Section on 3DTV, Special Issue on Multiview Video Coding and 3DTV (IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2007); ``Lasers: The First Fifty Years'' (Applied Optics,2010); ``Issue on Emerging Techniques in 3-D'', (IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2012); Feature Issue on Digital Holography and 3D Imaging (Optics Express, 2014).
Murat Uysal was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1973. He received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2001.
Dr. Uysal is currently a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey. He also serves as the Founding Director of Center of Excellence in Optical Wireless Communication Technologies (OKATEM). Prior to joining Ozyegin University, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he still holds an adjunct faculty position. Dr. Uysal’s research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and signal processing with a particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication systems in radio, acoustic and optical frequency bands. He has authored some 290 journal and conference papers on these topics and received more than 7300 citations.
Dr. Uysal is a Senior IEEE member and an active contributor to his professional society. He currently serves as the Chair of IEEE Turkey Section. He leads the EU COST Action OPTICWISE which is a European scientific network for interdisciplinary research activities in the area of optical wireless communications. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. In the past, he served as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal, Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), and Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC Special Issues on Optical Wireless Communication (2009 and 2015). He was involved in the organization of several IEEE conferences at various levels. He served as the Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE ICC 2007, Chair of the Communications and Networking Symposium of IEEE CCECE 2008, Chair of the Communication and Information Theory Symposium of IWCMC 2011, TPC Chair of IEEE WCNC 2014, General Chair of IEEE IWOW 2015 and TPC Chair of IEEE PIMRC 2018. Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 100 international conferences and workshops in the communications area.
Prof Uysal’s distinctions include the Marsland Faculty Fellowship in 2004, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award in 2008, University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award in 2010, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2011 and Ozyegin University Best Researcher Award in 2014 among others.
Farid Melgani (M’04–SM’06–F’16) received the State Engineer degree in electronics from the University of Batna, Algeria, in 1994, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he cooperated with the Signal Processing and Telecommunications Group, Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering, University of Genoa. Since 2002, he has been an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor of telecommunications at the University of Trento, Italy, where he has taught pattern recognition, machine learning, radar remote-sensing systems, and digital transmission. He is the Head of the Signal Processing and Recognition (SPR) Laboratory, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. His research interests are in the areas of remote sensing, signal/image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and computer vision. He is coauthor of about 200 scientific publications and is a referee for numerous international journals. Dr. Melgani has served on the scientific committees of several international conferences and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing, and Sensors.
Stuart Clayman received his PhD in Computer Science in 1994 and is a Senior Research Fellow at UCL EEE department. He co-authored over 40 conference and journal papers. His research interests are in the areas of software engineering and programming paradigms; distributed systems; virtualized compute and networks, network and systems management; sensor systems and smart city platforms. He does reviews for journals and has served on the TPC for many conferences, as well as being a Conference Organiser for NetSoft and the O4SDI workshops. He also has extensive experience in the commercial arena undertaking architecture and development for software engineering, distributed systems and networking systems. He has run his own technology start-up in the area of NoSQL databases, sensor data, and digital media.