Keynote Talks

Integrated Communication-Sensing Wireless Systems

Prof. Athina Petropulu – Rutgers University, USA

Athina P. Petropulu is Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Rutgers, having served as chair of the department during 2010-2016.  Prior to joining Rutgers she was a Professor of ECE at Drexel University (1992-2010). She held Visiting Scholar appointments at SUPELEC, Universite’ Paris Sud, Princeton University and University of Southern California.

Noise Radar Technology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Prof. Gaspare Galati – Tor Vergata University, Italy

Gaspare Galati received the Dr. Ing. Degree (Laurea) in Nuclear Engineering in 1970. From 1970 until 1986, he was with the company Selenia S.p.A. where he was involved in radar systems analysis and design and, from 1984 to 1986, headed the System Analysis Group.

Peculiarities and experience of W-band cloud radar calibration

Prof. Felix Yanovsky – National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Felix J. Yanovsky (IEEE M’94–SM’96–F’08–LF’20) graduated (with Honors) from the National Aviation University (NAU), Kyiv, Ukraine. He got his PhD degree in Radar & Radio Navigation, DSc degree (habilitation) in Aviation Meteorology, and the one more DSc in Radar & Radio Navigation in 1979, 1992, and 1993 respectively.

Analysis of Underwater Soundscapes

Prof. Olivier Adam – Sorbonne Université, France

Analysis of underwater soundscapes aims to detect and classify acoustic events in 3 main categories: sounds from the environment (geophony), from the living non-human species (biophony), from human activities (anthrophony). One of the objectives is to describe how the anthropic sounds impacts the marine ecosystem.

A Technical Confluence Of UWB Radar and Communications In A Congested RF Environment

Dr. Mark E. Davis – Senior Independent Consultant, USA

Mark E. Davis has over 50 years’ experience in Radar technology and systems development. He has held senior management positions in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Laboratory, and General Electric Aerospace.

New signal processing challenges in Defence applications

Prof. Fabrizio Berizzi (University of Pisa | EDA, Italy) 

Fabrizio Berizzi was born in Piombino (Italy) on 25-th of November 1965. He is a full professor at the University of Pisa currently suspended since May 2018 to be a temporary agent of the European Defence Agency (EDA) with the role of Project Officer of Electro-Optical Sensors Technologies.

An interesting new problem in stochastic modeling

Prof. Patrick Dewilde

Patrick Dewilde (EE `66 KULeuven, Belgian Lic. Math. `68 and PhD `70 Stanford University) has
been a professor in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Delft for 31 years, director of the Delft Institute for Micro-electronics DIMES for ten years, chairman of the Technology Foundation STW (a major Dutch research funding agency) for eight years and director of the Institute of Advanced Study of the TU Munich for five years.

Deep Tech Europe – European Innovation Council: focus on emerging digital technologies

Dr. Maciej Łopatka

Maciej Łopatka is a Policy Adviser for research and innovation at the European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) established by the European Commission to support development of breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations. He worked for the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency as Project Officer and Joint Research Centre as Scientific Officer, NATO Undersea Research Centre as Research Assistant, …

Cochlear Implant – an electronic prosthesis of  a sensory organ

Prof. Artur Lorens, Ph.D. Eng.

Professor Artur Lorens Ph.D. Eng., head of the Department of Auditory Implant and Perception of World hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland.

               Scientific experience in the field of auditory implants, psychoacoustics and auditory perception modeling.

Algebraic considerations for M-D stochastic realization

Dr. Sankar Basu

Sankar Basu is a program Director at the US National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, served on the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology, was a visiting senior scientist Naval Underwater Systems Center, CT.