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Radar 2017

International Conference on Radar Systems

23 – 26 October 2017 | Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre, UK



Augusto Aubrey (photo)  

Dr Augusto Aubry Universita' di Napoli ''Federico II'', Italy

Augusto Aubry (M’12-SM’16) received the Dr. Eng. degree (with honors) and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering, both from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 2007 and 2011, respectively.

From February to April 2012, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. He is currently under research agreement with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.

His research interests are in statistical signal processing and optimization theory, with emphasis on MIMO communications and radar signal processing.

Jacques Cilliers (photo)  

Jacques Cilliers





Carmine Clemente (photo)  

Dr Carmine Clemente, University of Strathclyde, UK

Dr Carmine Clemente is Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in Sensors Systems and Asset Management at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK since 2016.

He obtained his PhD in Signal Processing from the University of Strathclyde in 2012. He received the Laurea cum laude (BSc) and Laurea Specialistica cum laude (MSc) degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Universita' degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

Dr Clemente research interests lie on advanced radar signal processing algorithms, MIMO radars, passive radar systems and micro-Doppler analysis, extraction and classification.

He published over 60 papers in journals and proceedings and he was co-recipient of the best student paper competition at the IEEE Radar conference 2015.

Laurent Savy (photo)  

Laurent Savy has graduated from the French Engineer School Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille (now Centrale Marseille) in 1988. He then joined Thomson Radar Application Centre, where he drove advanced studies in signal processing. In 2000, he joined Thales Airborne Systems, as responsible for the advanced studies team in the radar technical directorate, until 2007, when he moved to Onera. He acted as senior advisor on radar systems and algorithms at Onera Radar & Electromagnetism Department until 2017, when he joined back Thales Airborne Systems to serve as Radar Design Authority.

His field of interest concerns new concepts in radar and signal processing. He is author of several papers and patents, in particular regarding STAP, antenna beamforming, and MIMO radars.

Laurent Savy was the Technical Chair of the Radar 2014 International Conference in Lille, and will act again as Technical chair of the upcoming Radar 2019 International Conference in Toulon. He is member of IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel.

Antonio De Maio (photo)  

Dr Antonio De Maio, Universita' di Napoli ''Federico II'', Italy

Antonio De Maio (S'01-A'02-M'03-SM'07-F'13) was born in Sorrento, Italy, on June 20, 1974. He received the Dr.Eng. degree (with honors) and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering, both from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively.

From October to December 2004, he was a Visiting Researcher with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY. From November to December 2007, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Currently, he is a Professor with the University of Naples Federico II. His research interest lies in the field of statistical signal processing, with emphasis on radar detection and optimisation theory applied to radar signal processing.

Dr. De Maio is a Fellow member of IEEE and the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Fred Nathanson Memorial Award as the young (less than 40 years of age) AESS Radar Engineer 2010.

Alfonso Farino (photo)  

Alfonso Farina, Universita' di Napoli ''Federico II'', Italy

Alfonso Farina (M’95—SM’98—F’00) FIEEE, FIET, FREng, Fellow of EURASIP, received in 1973 the degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome (IT).

In 1974, he joined Selenia, now Selex ES, where he became Director of the Analysis of Integrated Systems Unit and subsequently Director of Engineering of Large Business Systems Division. In 2012, he was senior VP and Chief Technology Officer of the Company reporting directly to the President. In 2013-2014, he has been senior advisor to the CTO.

He retired in October 2014. Some of the most significant awards he received follow. (2004) Leader of the team that won the First Prize of the first edition of the Finmeccanica Award for Innovation Technology; (2005) International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K.; (2010) IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications; (2012) Oscar Masi award for the AULOS® “green” radar by the Italian Industrial Research Association (AIRI); (2014) IET Achievement Medal for “Outstanding contributions to radar system design, signal, data and image processing, and data fusion.

Krzysztof Kulpa (photo)  

Krzysztof Kulpa, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Krzysztof S. Kulpa received his M. Sc., Ph.D. and Dr Sc. degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in 1982, 1987 and 2009 respectively. Since 1990 he is with Institute of Electronic Systems (WUT), working on Radar Technology, including SAR, ISAR, passive and noise radars. Since 2011 he is of Scientific Director of the Defense and Security Research Center at WUT. In 2014 he obtained the title of State Professor.

He has had more than 250 published papers, and recently had his book “Signal Processing in Noise Waveform Radar” published by Artech House Publishers.

In his professional life he has always combined teaching, theoretical research and applications. He has been involved in several application projects and worked for the Polish radar industry for 15 years.

Marc Lesturgie (photo)  

Marc Lesturgie, ONERA & Centrale Supelec, France

Marc Lesturgie (IEEE, SM) obtained the Engineering degree in 1985 from ENSAE in France (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace), and a Master degree in Electronic & Microwave from University of Toulouse in 1986.

In 2005 he obtained a Research Directorship Habilitation thesis from the University of Paris VI. He joined the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA) in 1987 and worked in a wide range of low frequency and new radar concepts, covering bistatic, multistatic and distributed radars. From 1996 to 2000 he is the head of the "New radar concepts" team in ONERA.

In 2006, Marc Lesturgie is appointed as Director of SONDRA (Supelec-ONERA-NUS-DSTA Research Alliance) - a joint laboratory between France and Singapore. In 2007 he is the head of the Electromagnetics department in Supelec.In 2008, still Director of the SONDRA laboratory, Marc Lesturgie is also Deputy Director at the Electromagnetics and Radar Department of ONERA.

Since 2005, he has been also an Adjunct Principle Research Scientist with the Temasek Laboratories, at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Chairman of the SEE/Committee 23 (radio-location and navigation) between 2000 and 2006, he has organised several International conferences, acted as the Technical Chairman of the International Conference on Radar Systems in 2004 (Toulouse) and 2009(Bordeaux), and is the General Chair of the upcoming Radar 2014 International Conference in Lille.

Marc Lesturgie is senior member of the IEEE, Fellow and Emeritus member of SEE and lectures regularly on radar topics in French and overseas universities.

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Marco Martorella, University of Pisa, Italy

Marco Martorella received his Laurea degree (Bachelor+Masters) in Telecommunication Engineering in 1999 (cum laude) and his PhD in Remote Sensing in 2003, both at the University of Pisa.

He is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa where he lectures “Fundamentals of Radar” and “Digital Communications” and an external Professor at the University of Cape Town where he lectures “High Resolution and Imaging Radar” within the “Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence”.

He is author of about 170 international journal and conference papers, three book chapters, a book entitled “Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging: Principles, Algorithms and Applications” and another book entitled “Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation”. He has presented several tutorials at international radar conferences and organised a special issue on Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar for the Journal of Applied Signal Processing. He is a member of the IET Radar Sonar and Navigation Editorial Board, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of AFCEA.

He is currently the chair of the research task group NATO SET-196 on “Multichannel/Multistatic radar imaging of non-cooperative targets” and co-chair of NATO SET-236 on “Robust compressive sensing techniques for radar and ESM applications”. He was also chair of the specialist meeting NATO SET-228 on “Radar Imaging for Target Identification”.

He has been recipient of the 2008 Italy-Australia Award for young researchers, the 2010 Best Reviewer for the IEEE GRSL, the IEEE 2013 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award and the 2016 Outstanding Information Research Foundation Book publication award for the book “Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation”. He is co-founder of a radar systems-related spin-off company, namely ECHOES. His research interests are mainly in the field of radar imaging and multichannel signal processing.

William Melvin (photo)  

Dr William L Melvin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. William Melvin is Director of the Sensors and Intelligent Systems Directorate at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, a University System of Georgia Regents’ Researcher, and an Adjunct Professor in Georgia Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

His research interests include all aspects of sensor technology development, including radar systems engineering, mode development, and signal processing.

He is the co-editor of two of the three volumes of the Principles of Modern Radar book series. Dr. Melvin is a Fellow of the IEEE and a past recipient of the IEEE AESS Warren White Award and the IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson Young Engineer Award.

Willie Nel (photo)  

Willie Nel, CSIR, South Africa

Willie Nel is a principal radar researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa and also appointed in the role of Technology and Innovation Manager for the radar research group.

He holds MSc in Digital Image Processing from the University of Cape Town and has been working passionately in the field of radar since 1999. His areas of expertise include radar system design, target recognition and imaging radar and radar signal processing.

He has published several papers in the area of radar target recognition and imaging and acts as a reviewer for several radar journals and conferences. In 2015 he was technical chair of the IEEE radar conference when it was held in South Africa for the first time. He has recently been elected to serve on the IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel.

Luke Rosenberg (photo)  

Dr Luke Rosenberg, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia

Dr. Luke Rosenberg received his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1999, Masters in Signal and Information Processing in 2001 and PhD in 2006 all from the University of Adelaide in Australia.

In 2000 he joined the Defence Science and Technology Organisation as an RF engineer, then worked as a research scientist in the imaging radar systems group and recently in the maritime radar group. He is also an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. His interests are in the areas of radar signal processing and the modelling and simulation of radar backscatter.

In particular, his work has covered radar image formation, adaptive filtering, detection theory, and radar and clutter modelling. He has presented tutorials at four international conferences and is an active member of the SET-185 NATO panel on high grazing angle sea-clutter. He has published over 70 conference, journal and technical reports.

Piotr Samczynski (photo)  

Piotr Samczynski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Dr Piotr Samczynski received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and Ph.D and D.Sc. degrees in telecommunications all from the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2013 respectively. Since 2010, he has been the Assistant Professor at the WUT; and since 2014 – a member of the WUT’s Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology Council.

Prior to this, he was a research assistant at the Przemyslowy Instytut Telekomunikacji S.A. (PIT S.A.) (2010-2005) and the head of PIT’s Radar Signal Processing Department (2010-2009).

Dr. Samczynski’s research interests are in the areas of radar signal processing, passive radar, synthetic aperture radar and digital signal processing. He is the author/ co-author of over 160 scientific papers.

Malcolm Stevens (photo)  

Malcolm Stevens MEng CEng MIET

Malcolm graduated from the University of Surrey in 1994 with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He joined Thales (then Thorn EMI) as a sponsored student and is currently a Chief Engineer and Thales Expert in the ISR Technical Directorate.

He has over 20 years’ experience in radar development, specialising in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation, post-processing and exploitation for a variety of radars from technology demonstrators to production systems.

His work has also included performance prediction, trials planning, acceptance and algorithm development for both mono-static and multi-static radars.

Krisha Venkataraman (photo)  

Krishna Venkatarman, Department of Defence, Australia

Krishna Venkataraman is a Radar Systems Engineer/ Scientist in DST Group, Department of Defence, Australia and S&T Advisor to the DoD, supporting various radar acquisition projects.

His current research interests include small target detection (intruder/ non- cooperative), detection of biological targets, netted radar sensing, phase noise in radar systems, radar performance modelling/ assessment/analysis and mitigation of intentional/non-intentional RF interferences (Wind farms) on surveillance (ATC) radar performance etc.

He has more than 40 years of radar experience and his past activities in defence industries include, leading research and development of signal processing algorithms for naval surveillance (S and L band) radars, Doppler tracker for tracking (C band) radars for space launch vehicles AEW radar signal processor, critical measurements of (Aeolian) phase noise in OTH radars etc

He has presented/published several technical papers/ reports in International conferences, symposiums and journals. He delivered several tutorials/ workshops/ planery talks in various international radar conferences worldwide and workshops for military personnel. He chaired Tutorial committees in RADAR2008 and RADAR2013 conferences.

Krishna Venkataraman is a MEMBER - MIE(Aust) and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) of the Institution of Engineers (Australia) and MEMBER of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE).

Simon Watts (photo)  

Professor Simon Watts, UCL, UK

Prof. Simon Watts graduated from the University of Oxford in 1971, obtained an MSc and DSc from the University of Birmingham in 1972 and 2013, respectively, and a PhD from the CNAA in 1987.

He was deputy Scientific Director and Technical Fellow in Thales UK until 2013 and is a Visiting Professor in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London.

He is author and co-author of over 65 journal and conference papers, a book on sea clutter and several patents. He was chairman of the international radar conference RADAR-97 in Edinburgh UK. He was appointed MBE in 1996 for services to the UK defence industry and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IMA and Fellow of the IEEE.

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