Committee

International Relation Chair

International Participation Chair

Registration Chair

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Local Arrangement Chairs

Guest Programs Chair

  • TBD

Organizing Chair

Event Coordinator

  • TBD

Regional Chair – Europe

Regional Chair – USA & Canada

Regional Chair – Central & South America

Regional Chair – India

Regional Chair – China

Regional Chair – Oceania

Regional Chair – Middle East & North Africa

  • TBD

Regional Chair – South Africa

  • TBD

Session Chairs

A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – TUV – W – X – Y – Z

A

Prof. Ravi Adve
Regional Chair – USA & Canada

Raviraj S. Adve (Fellow, IEEE) was born in Bombay, India. He received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IT Bombay in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University in 1996. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Research Associate with Defense Conversion Inc., on contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, USA. He joined the University of Toronto in 2000, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include analysis and design techniques for cognitive radar systems, signal processing for radar and sonar systems and in the design and analysis of wireless networks. He received the 2009 Fred Nathanson Young Radar Engineer of the Year Award. His PhD thesis received the Syracuse University Outstanding Dissertation Award.

 

Prof. Moeness Amin
Plenary Session Chair

Moeness Amin received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1984. Since 1985, he has been with the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, where he became the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering, in 2002.

Dr. Amin is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE); Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).  He is the Recipient of: the 2022-IEEE Dennis Picard Gold Medal in Radar Technologies and Applications; the 2017-Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology; the 2016-Alexander von Humboldt Research Award; the 2016-IET Achievement Medal; the 2014-IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award; the 2009-Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing; the 2015-IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering. He is also the Recipient of the 2010-Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award; the 1997-IEEE Philadelphia Section Award, the 1997-Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award. He is the Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Dr. Amin served as Chair/Member of the Electrical Cluster of Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts (2001-2016). He served on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE and is currently  a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Press. Dr. Amin has published numerous papers in signal processing theory and applications, covering the areas of Wireless Communications, Radar, Satellite Navigations, Ultrasound, Healthcare, and RFID.  He is the Editor of four books on radar.

 

Dr. Laura Anitori
Student Programs Chair

Dr. Laura Anitori received her Master of Science degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2005 and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, in 2012.From 2005 to 2007 she was a research assistant at the Telecommunication Engineering department at Twente University, The Netherlands. From 2007 till 2023 she worked as senior scientist, project and program manager at the Radar Technology department of TNO, The Netherlands. Since January 2024, she is with the Radar and Surveillance Systems (RaSS) National Laboratory as Head of Research Area. She is deeply involved in the international scientific community to support, promote, and organize new and existing activities, in particular to increase participation of young scientists and women in the community. She is a senior IEEE member, member of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) board of governors (2021 -2026), member of the IEEE AESS Radar System Panel since 2017 and chair of the panel for the term 2023-2024. She serves on several conference committees and student competition committees at international scientific conferences, including IEEE (International) Radar Conferences, CoSeRA Workshops, SSPD, European Microwave Week/EuRAD, and IRS. She is a member of the NATO’s Science and Technology (STO) Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel since 2019 and co-coordinator of the Radio Frequency focus group within the SET panel. She initiated and chaired several activities in the panel, including the “Woman in SET” working group.  Her significant contributions to the SET Panel were recognized with the NATO SET Early Career Award in 2018, the SET Panel Excellence Award in 2019, and the NATO Scientific Excellence Award in 2022.

 

B

Dr. Marcin K. Bączyk
Publication Chair

 

Prof. Stéphanie Bidon
Radar Challenge Chair

Stéphanie Bidon received the Ph.D. degree and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in signal processing from INP, Toulouse, France, in 2008 and 2015, respectively. She is a professor with the Department of Electronics, Optronics, and Signal Processing at ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France. Her research is focused on statistical signal processing, particularly its application to radar systems (array signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, dual-function radar-communications systems). Prof. Bidon is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems. She has been nominated to the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Radar Systems Panel (RSP) in 2018 and 2021, where she serves on the Education Committee. She has been recently elected Vice Chair of the RSP.

Richard Bil
Industry Panel Chair

 

Prof. Shannon Blunt
Publication Chair

Shannon D. Blunt is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of EECS at the University of Kansas (KU), Director of the KU Radar Systems Lab (RSL), and Director of the Kansas Applied Research Lab (KARL). He received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri in 2002, and from 2002 until 2005 was with the Radar Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He received an AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2008, the IEEE/AESS Nathanson Memorial Radar Award in 2012, became Fellow of the IEEE in 2016, was appointed to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) in 2019, and received the 2020 IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation Premium Award, along with multiple teaching awards. He has over 200 refereed journal, conference, and book chapter publications, and 19 patents/patents-pending. He co-edited the books Principles of Waveform Diversity & Design (2010) and Radar & Communication Spectrum Sharing (2018).

He has been a subject matter expert on radar spectrum for DARPA, the Air Force’s S&T 2030 Initiative, the National Spectrum Consortium, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP). He served as Chair of the IEEE/AESS Radar Systems Panel and on the AESS Board of Governors. He is Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems, is on the Editorial Board for IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, and served in different editorial roles for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems. He has been General Chair or Technical Chair of the IEEE Radar Conference multiple times and serves on the Program Committee for the MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium series. He was also Chair of NATO SET-179 research task group on “Dynamic Waveform Diversity & Design”.

 

C

Dr. Alexander Charlish
Tutorial Chair

Alexander Charlish obtained his M.Eng. degree from the University of Nottingham in 2006 and received his Ph.D. degree from University College London in 2011 on the topic of multifunction radar resources management. In 2011, he joined the Sensor Data and Information Fusion (SDF) Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), where he now leads the Sensor and Resources Management Group. In this role, he leads a group of scientists conducting research on intelligent sensing with a focus on cognitive radar and resources management for sensor systems. Additionally, he is a visiting lecturer at RWTH Aachen University. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems, an Editorial Board Member for IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, and a Subject Editor for Radar, Sonar and Navigation within IET Electronic Letters. Additionally, he served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems from 2015 to 2023. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE AESS Board of Governors for the terms 2021 – 2023 and 2024 – 2026, where he was elected to the role of VP Education. He is active in the NATO community, having co-chaired the research task groups on cognitive radar. He has received the NATO SET Panel Excellence Award and the 2019 NATO SET Panel Early Career Award. Alexander Charlish is the 2021 recipient of the IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award and a co-recipient of the IEEE AESS 2019 Harry Rowe Mimno Award.

 

Dr. Bill Correll, Jr
Publicity Chair

Bill Correll, Jr. has worked as an industrial radar scientist for 22 years following a Ph.D. in Math from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.  He is a senior member of the IEEE currently employed by Maxar Intelligence and has supported a wide variety of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) programs as well as radio frequency identification (RFID), electronic warfare, multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) radar, and ground moving target indication programs.  His recent own-time collaborations have focused on theoretical and practical aspects of Costas arrays, polyphase codes, CAZAC sequences, and the operation of frequency diverse arrays.  Bill was elected to IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel (RSP) in 2019 and re-elected in 2022.  He is the current chair of the IEEE AESS RSP Radar Standards Committee leading updates to the 686 (definitions) and 521 (frequency bands) standards.  Bill has served on the IEEE Radar Conference organizing committees of the 2014, 2017, 2018, 2022, and 2024 conferences as either publicity chair or sponsorship and exhibits chair.  Bill also currently serves on the RSP conferences committee and on the doctoral committee of Penn State graduate student Nicholas Munson.

 

D

Dr. Mark E. Davis
Honorary Chair

Dr. 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. At DARPA, he was the program manager on both the foliage penetration (FOPEN) radar advanced development program and the GeoSAR foliage penetration mapping radar. Dr Davis wrote the text: ”Foliage Penetration Radar – Detection and Characterization of Objects Under Trees”, published by Scitech Raleigh NC in March 2011. A new text on Ultra Wideband Surveillance Radar is being published in late Fall of 2020, and which serves as the text for this short course.

His education includes a PhD in Physics from The Ohio State University, and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. He is a Life Fellow of both the IEEE and Military Sensing Symposia, the IEEE Aerospace Electronics Systems Society Past-President, and past-Chair the AESS Radar Systems Panel. He is the 2011 recipient of the AESS Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, and the 2018 IEEE Dennis J. Pickard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications.

 

F

Dr. Jacqueline Fairley
DEI Chair

 

Prof. Alfonso Farina
International Relation Chair

Alfonso Farina received the Dr. Ing. Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. From 1973 to 2014, he worked at Selex ES until he became Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Currently, he is President of the Leonardo Radar & Sensors Academy and President of the Underwater and Sensors Systems of the Leonardo Electronics Division.

Alfonso is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, Royal Academy of Engineering, Académico Correspondiente de la Real Academia de Ingeniería de España, European Academy of Science, and National Academy of Engineering (USA). Dr. Farina was a recipient of the Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award (1987), Finmeccanica Award for Innovation Technology (2004), IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications (2010), Oscar Masi Award (2012), IET Achievement Medal (2014), IEEE SPS Industrial Leader Award (2017), Christian Hülsmeyer Award (2019), and IEEE AESS Pioneer Award (2020). His main best paper awards include the M. Barry Carlton of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2001, 2003, and 2013), the IET Proceedings on Radar Sonar and Navigation (2009–2010), and the International Conference on Fusion (2005).

A multifaceted engineer, scientist, and university professor, he is among the 2% top world scientists and one of the world’s leading experts on radar systems.

 

G

Dr. Scott Goldstein
Radar Boot Camp Chair

Dr. Scott Goldstein is a Senior Vice President at Parsons Corporation and has served at executive levels in government, industry and academia.  He achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Air Force and has led organizations in industry as well as served as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Scientist. He has performed fundamental research and development in radar detection and estimation theory, Space Time Adaptive Processing and advanced systems concepts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel. He received the 2002 IEEE Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year Award and the 2019 IEEE Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering.

 

Prof. Maria Sabrina Greco
Technical Program Chair

 

Dr. Artur Gromek
Registration Chair

 

H

Dr. Braham Himed
Technical Program Chair

 

J

Prof. Konrad Jędrzejewski
Finance Chair

Konrad Jędrzejewski received the M.Sc. M.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunications and later obtained a Ph.D. in electronics, both with honors, in 1995 and 2000, respectively, from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at Warsaw University of Technology. Subsequently, in 2014, he achieved a D.Sc. degree in electronics. From 2000 to 2019, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology. In 2019, he assumed the position of Associate Professor at Warsaw University of Technology.

He is the author of more than 110 scientific publications and holds three patents. His research interests include statistical and adaptive signal processing, radar signal processing, biomedical signal processing, machine learning, and A/D converters. Notably, his recent research has concentrated on passive radar systems for observing Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) space objects using LOFAR radio telescopes and terrestrial illuminators of opportunity. The results of this research were presented at many leading international radar conferences, including 2021 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf21) in Atlanta, 2022 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf22) in New York, 2022 19th European Radar Conference (EuRAD) in Milan, International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022) in Edinburgh, 2023 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf23) ) in San Antonio and at the IEEE International Radar Conference 2023, in Sydney, Australia. At the last conference, IEEE International Radar Conference 2023 in Sydney, he received the first prize for the best paper (Best Paper Award) entitled: “Passive Multistatic Localization of Space Objects Using LOFAR Radio Telescope.”

Professor Jędrzejewski has been the Chair of the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society since March 2023. From March 2019 to February 2023, he was the Vice-Chair of the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

 

K

Prof. Krzysztof Kulpa
Honorary Chair

Krzysztof S. Kulpa is the alumni of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), with D.Sc. degree from the WUT Department of Electronic Engineering (2009). In 2014, he received the Full Professor title from the President of Poland. Currently, Prof. Kulpa is the head of the Radar Technology Research Group and the Scientific Director of the Defense and Security Research Center at WUT. An IEEE Senior Member, a member of AOC and EuMA, he is a chair of the Microwave and Radiolocation section of the Electronics and Telecommunications section of the Polish Academy of Science. Prof. Kulpa published more than 500 papers in international journals and conferences; authored a book entitled “Signal Processing in Noise Waveform Radar” (Artech House, 2013). Prof. Kulpa regularly serves on the Technical Program Committees of several conferences in the field of radar including the International Radar Symposium IRS (co-chair since 2004), European Synthetic Aperture Radar Conference EUSAR, European Radar Conference EURAD, RADARxx, Fusion, Signal Processing Symposium (chairman since 2003). He is an active participant in NATO’s Science and Technology Organization taking part in SET and SCI panels and Specialist Meetings. In 2005, he was the co-director of NATO’s Advanced Study Institute. Currently, he is the Member at Large of the NATO STO SET panel.

M

Prof. Mateusz Malanowski
Conference Chair

Prof. Mateusz Malanowski received his M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, in 2004, respectively.

He was a Research Scientist with FGAN (Forschungsgesellschaft fuer Angewandte Naturwissenschaften), Germany, and an Engineer with Orpal, Poland. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Prof. Malanowski is the author/coauthor of over 180 scientific papers. He is also the author of “Signal Processing for Passive Bistatic Radar” book, published by Artech House.

His research interests are radar signal processing, target tracking, passive coherent location, synthetic aperture radar, and noise radar. For the last 15 years, he has been involved in numerous national and international projects, focusing on passive radar, synthetic aperture radar, and noise radar. He has been a member of several NATO Science and Technology Organization groups. Prof. Malanowski is currently managing a project whose aim is to develop the first Polish, and one of the first in the world, operational military (TRL9) passive radar system.

Prof. Malanowski is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the European Microwave Association (EuMA).

 

Marta Malik
Organizing Chair

 

Dr. Justin G. Metcalf
International Participation Chair

Justin G. Metcalf received the bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, in 2006, and the master’s and Ph.D. degrees (Hons.) in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. From 2006 to 2008, he was with Flight Simulation Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, TX, USA. From 2008 to 2014, he was with the Radar Systems Laboratory, University of Kansas. From 2014 to 2018, he was a Research Electronics Engineer with the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA. Since 2018, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, where he is also a member of the Advanced Radar Research Center. Dr. Metcalf has been a member of the IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel since 2020. He was a recipient of the Richard and Wilma Moore Award for the Best Departmental Master’s Thesis from 2011 to 2012, the 2017 IEEE Dayton Section Young Professionals Award, the 2020 DARPA Young Faculty Award, and the 2023 IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award. He was the Chair of the Dayton Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society from 2016 to 2018 and the General Co-Chair of the 2024 IEEE Radar Conference in Denver, Colorado. He was also appointed as an Aerospace and Defense Faculty Fellow by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships at The University of Oklahoma and has been an Associate Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS since 2023.

 

Dr. Jerzy Michalski
Exhibit Chair

Dr Jerzy Julian Michalski, PhD, DSc, SM IEEE was born in 1974 in Rypin,  Poland. He received the MSc degree and PhD in Electronic Engineering, from the Gdansk University of Technology in 1998 and National Research Institute in 2002, respectively. In 2013 he obtained DSc higher doctorate degree (Habilitation) at Technical University of Technology in Gdansk for development of novel methods of microwave filter tuning.  The commercial Filter Tuning Software based on his concept has been sold and implemented in many filter factories in Europe, US, China and South Korea. He is actively serving non-profit organizations. In 2009 – 2012 he was Management Committee Member of European COST Action IC0803 RF / Microwave Communication Subsystems for Emerging Wireless Technologies (RFCSET). In 2013 -2017 he was Management Committee Member of European COST Action IC1301 – Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (WiPE). In 2013 – 2020 he served as Secretary/Treasurer, at Polish Joint Chapter AP/MTT/AES (IEEE). Since 2012 he is member of Microwave Section at Polish Academy of Science (PAN). Since 2020 he serves as an expert of Microwave Section at Polish Academy of Science (PAN). Additionally, he serves as reviewer at IEEE MTT (Microwave Theory and Techniques), IEEE MWCL (Microwave and Wireless Components Letters), PIER (Progress in Electromagnetic Research) and Wiley. He is the author of one book and co-author of two book chapters and the author/co-author of about 60 peer reviewed scientific papers.

 

Prof. Jacek Misiurewicz
Technical Program Chair

Jacek Misiurewicz (M’93–SM’03) received his M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees in electronics engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1988, 1996, and 2013, respectively. Since 1988, he has been with the Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology; currently an associate professor in the area of digital signal processing and a Vice-Director of the Institute. He was involved in several research projects granted by European and national institutions, as well as development projects granted by the Polish radar industry, in the area of digital processing of radar signals. His interests include non-uniform sampling problems, compressed sensing applications, MTI filtering, and filter design, SAR and PCL technology, helicopter detection with radar, programmable logic applications, and real-time programming. He is the author/co-author of over 140 research papers. Jacek Misiurewicz was a member of the organizing and program committees of many national and international conferences, MRW 2018 Organizing Committee Chair, and TPC Chair of International Radar Symposium (2016, 2020). He also serves as a reviewer for IEEE journals. He was an IEEE Poland Section Newsletter Editor (1998- 2004) and IEEE AP/AES/MTT Poland Chapter v-ce president (2012 – 2019).

 

Dr. Kumar Vijay Mishra
Special Session Chair

Kumar Vijay Mishra (S’08-M’15-SM’18) obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and M.S. in mathematics from The University of Iowa in 2015, and M.S. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 2012, while working on NASA’s Global Precipitation Mission Ground Validation (GPM-GV) weather radars. He received his B. Tech. summa cum laude (Gold Medal, Honors) in electronics and communication engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (NITH), India in 2003. He is currently Research Scientist at the Institute for Systems Research, The University of Maryland, College Park under the ARL-ArtIAMAS program; Technical Adviser to Singapore-based automotive radar start-up Hertzwell and Boston-based imaging radar startup Aura Intelligent Systems; and honorary Research Fellow at SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg. Previously, he had research appointments at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi; Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Bengaluru; IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering, Iowa City, IA; Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA; Qualcomm, San Jose; and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Mishra is the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (2023-2024), IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) (2023-2024), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2023-2024), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (2024-2025), and IEEE Future Networks Initiative (2022). He is the recipient of the IET Premium Best Paper Prize (2021), IEEE T-AES Outstanding Editor (2021), U. S. National Academies Harry Diamond Distinguished Fellowship (2018-2021), American Geophysical Union Editors’ Citation for Excellence (2019), Royal Meteorological Society Quarterly Journal Editor’s Prize (2017), Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015, 2016), Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017), DRDO LRDE Scientist of the Year Award (2006), NITH Director’s Gold Medal (2003), and NITH Best Student Award (2003). He has received Best Paper Awards at IEEE MLSP 2019 and IEEE ACES Symposium 2019.

Dr. Mishra is Chair (2023-present) of the Synthetic Apertures Technical Working Group of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Vice-Chair (2021-present) of the IEEE Synthetic Aperture Standards Committee, which is the first SPS standards committee. He is the Chair (2023-2026) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission C. He has been an elected member of three technical committees of IEEE SPS: SPCOM, SAM, and ASPS, and IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel. He has been Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2020-) and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2023-). He has been a lead/guest editor of several special issues in journals such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. He is the lead co-editor of three upcoming books on radar: Signal Processing for Joint Radar-Communications (Wiley-IEEE Press), Next-Generation Cognitive Radar Systems (IET Press Radar, Electromagnetics & Signal Processing Technologies Series), and Advances in Weather Radar Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (IET Press Radar, Electromagnetics & Signal Processing Technologies Series). His research interests include radar systems, signal processing, remote sensing, and electromagnetics.

 

Lorenzo Lo Monte

Dr. Lorenzo Lo Monte
Industry Relations Chair

Dr. Lo Monte has experience in Radar, RF, DSP, and EW systems design and prototyping, from small companies, consulting, academia, research institutions, to large defense corporations and government agencies. He serves as Chief Scientist at TTM Technologies, a top-40 defense corporation specializing in ISR, with the role of translating research innovations into commercial products. Before that, he was a Professor at the University of Dayton and the Executive Director of the Mumma Radar Laboratory. Dr. Lo Monte has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, and patents.

Dr. Lo Monte is highly active in the IEEE community: he was the General Chair for IEEE RadarConf’22, and serves in the AESS Board of Governors as the VP for Members. He held the VP role for Education (AESS) and VP for Industry (Region 1). Dr. Lo Monte was also a Technical Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal. Dr. Lo Monte is also an AESS Distinguished Lecturer and an approved AESS Short Course Instructor. He taught many short courses in radar, EW, and RF worldwide, including at AFRL, NASIC, AFLCMC, MIT, Fraunhofer Institute, DSTG Australia, Singapore, as well as underrepresented sections such as Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Jordan, Sri Lanka, and Bolivia.

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Willie Nel
Special Session Chair

 

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Dr. Mike Picciolo
Radar Boot Camp Chair

Dr. Mike Picciolo is Senior Radar and EW Architect at Anduril Industries, in the Electronic Warfare organization. Previously, he was Director of Mission Engineering in the Engineering, Integration and Logistics Division at SAIC. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer, NSS Division, at ENSCO.  Prior, he was the Associate Chief Technologist for Dynetics and Chief Engineer of the Advanced Missions Solutions Group in Chantilly, VA. He has in-depth expertise in Radar, ISR systems, Space Time Adaptive Processing and conducts research in advanced technology development programs. Has deep domain expertise in SAR/GMTI radar, communications theory, waveform diversity, wireless communications, hyperspectral imagery, IMINT, SIGINT, and MASINT intelligence disciplines. He is a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel, received the 2007 IEEE Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year Award, the 2018 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award, and founded the IEEE Radar Summer School series.

 

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Dr. Shobha Sundar Ram
Regional Chair – India

Shobha Sundar Ram did her Bachelor of Technology in ECE from the University of Madras, India in 2004 and then her Master of Science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA in 2006 and 2009 respectively. She worked as a research and development electrical engineer at Baker Hughes Inc. USA from 2009 to 2013. She joined Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2013 where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electronics and Communications Engineering. She served as the Head of the Dept. of Electronics and Communications Engineering between 2019 and 2021 and is currently serving as the Dean of Student Affairs. She is primarily engaged in research and education principally in the areas of radar signal processing and electromagnetic sensor design and modeling. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel for AESS Society, a member of the Synthetic Aperture Technical Working Group for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Secretary for Synthetic Aperture Radar Standards Committee, Guest Editor for IET Radar Sonar and Navigations and Topics Editor for Frontiers on Signal Processing. She is currently serving the Technical Program Committee Co-chair of IEEE MAPCON 2024, Hyderabad, India.  She has served as a Technical Program Committee member for numerous national and international conferences. She has won student paper awards for the IEEE Radar Conference in 2008 and 2009 and won best paper awards for co-authored papers at the International Workshop on Non-intrusive Load Monitoring 2016, IEEE International Microwave and RF Conference 2019 and IEEE Radar Conference 2020. She has won the 2022 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship India award and the 2023 Associate Editor Recognition Award for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems.

 

Dr. Luke Rosenberg
Tutorial Chair
Regional Chair – Oceania

Luke Rosenberg received a Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering, a Master’s degree in signal and information processing, and a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2016, he completed the Graduate Program in Scientific Leadership at the University of Melbourne. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Adelaide and a Senior Research Engineer at STELaRLab, Lockheed Martin Australia. Prior to this, he worked at the Defence Science and Technology Group Australia as a research specialist in maritime radar, and in 2014, he spent 12 months with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working on algorithms for focusing moving scatterers in synthetic aperture radar imagery. His work covers the areas of radar image formation, classification, adaptive filtering, detection theory, and radar and clutter modelling. Dr. Rosenberg has received a number of best paper awards, the Defence Science and Technology Achievement Award for Science and Engineering Excellence in 2016 and the IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson award in 2018 for ‘Fundamental Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter’. In 2024, he became an IEEE Fellow for contributions to maritime radar. He is the Vice President Publications for the AESS board of governors and a member of the radar systems panel. He is a distinguished lecturer for the AESS, senior editor for the Radar Systems area in the Transactions of Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and past chair of the IEEE South Australian Section. He has over 180 publications including a book on Radar Sea Clutter: Modelling and Detection.

 

Dr. Charles Rubenstein,
Finance Chair
PhD, CEng, Life Senior Member IEEE
IEEE Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2024-2025
IEEE Region Delegate/Director, 2026-2027
IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern USA)
Professor of Engineering and Information Science
Pratt Institute; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Charles Rubenstein is a tenured professor of engineering and information sciences at Pratt Institute in New York, and has been a visiting professor at Farmingdale State College on Long Island. He has an earned doctorate in bioengineering (Polytechnic Institute of NY) and a master’s in library and information science (Pratt Institute).

An internationally known distinguished lecturer for IEEE’s S-PAC program and the Engineering Management and Computer Societies, he has delivered workshops and tutorials world-wide covering Android Application Design, IEEE Leadership Skills, HTML and eCommerce, wireless technology, and the “Scalability of IEEE Membership.”

He served as Region 1 Director 2010-2011, and was re-elected last year to serve as 2024-2025 Director-Elect and 2026-2027 Director – continuing his senior leadership roles in Region 1 and on several conference executive committees.

Rubenstein serves as Co-Chair of the Joint Region 1/Region 2 Strategic Planning Committee whose responsibility it is to oversee the merger of Region 1 and Region 2 into a single region, as well as being R1 Conferences Coordinator managing numerous co-sponsored conferences – some that he created and chairs. He served AESS as Treasurer or Co-Treasurer of RADAR22 and RADAR24, and is the RADAR25 Treasurer.

Throughout more than 40 years of dedicated IEEE volunteer leadership, Rubenstein has planned and executed numerous successful activities. His commitment to action and follow-through earned him several prestigious IEEE recognitions, including the IEEE’s Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Professionalism Award, the IEEE-USA Citation of Honor, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, an IEEE Centennial Outstanding Young Engineer Medal, and a Regional Activities Board Innovation Award.

 

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Prof. Piotr Samczynski
Conference Chair

Prof. Piotr Samczynski received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and PhD and D.Sc. in telecommunications, all from the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland, in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2013, respectively. In 2023, he received a Full Professor degree from the President of the Republic of Poland. Since 2024, he has been the Full Professor at the WUT; In 2018-2023, he has been the Associate Professor at the WUT; and since 2014 – a member of the WUT’s Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology Council. Before this, he was an Assistant professor at WUT (2018-2010), 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). He is the co-founder of XY-Sensing Ltd., where, since 2018, he has held the CEO position.

Prof. 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 of over 280 scientific papers.

Piotr Samczynski was involved in several projects for the European Research Agency (EDA), Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR), and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MiNSW), including the projects on SAR, ISAR, and passive radars. For his work, he was honored in 2020 with the Bronze Cross of Merit awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland.  He was also honoured in 2021 with the Bronze Medal “For merits for the defense of the country” awarded by the Minister of National Defence. The award was for special merits in the development of modern military thought, military technology and professional work, which significantly contributed to the development and strengthening of the defense system of Poland.

Since 2009 he has been a member of several research task groups under the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO). He supports the research work and significantly contributed to numerous Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) activities, particularly those related to the fields of radar signal processing, modern passive and active radars architectures, and noise radars. In 2018-2022 he was a Chair of the NATO SET-258 research task group (RTG) on Deployable Multiband Passive/Active Radar (DMPAR) deployment and assessment in military scenarios. Since 2023, he has been a Chair of the NATO SET-320 RTG on New Frontiers in Modern Passive Radar. In recognition of his pivotal role in enhancing the SET Programme of Work, Dr. Piotr Samczynski was presented in 2020 with the NATO STO SET Panel Early Career Award. In 2021 and 2023, he received the NATO STO SET Panel Excellence Awards for his excellent contribution as Chair of the APART-GAS Team (2021) and SET-258 Task Group (2023), respectively.

Prof. Samczynski has been an IEEE member since 2003 and an IEEE Senior member since 2016. He is a member of IEEE AES, SP, and GRS Societies, and from 2017 to 2019, Prof. Samczynski was chair of the Polish chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. From 2019 to 2020, he was the vice chairman (AES) of the IEEE Poland APS/AESS/MTTS Joint Chapter. Since 2020, he has been a member of the Board of the Polish Section of the IEEE, handling the position of the Award Chair, and since 2024, he has been handling the position of the Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Polish Section. Since 2020, he is also a member of the Radar System Panel of the IEEE AES Society. He received the IEEE Fred Nathanson Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to passive radar imaging, including systems design, experimentation, and algorithm development, in 2017.

 

Prof. Kamil Staszek
Local Arrangement Chair

KAMIL STASZEK received the M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) degrees in electronics engineering from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, in 2011, 2015, and 2019, respectively. He is associate professor in the Department of Electronics at AGH University of Science and Technology. He has more than two-years of industrial experience in automotive radars development. He has coauthored over 100 journal and conference scientific papers. His main scientific interests are multiport measurement techniques in sensor applications and design of broadband passive components. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Microwaves, Radar, and Wireless Communications (MIKON). In 2019-2023 he was junior vice-chair of the Polish Section of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) – Commission A.

 

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Prof. Hui Wang
Regional Chair – China

Prof. Hui Wang – Shanghai Institute of Satellite Engineering, Shanghai, China Prof. Hui Wang has been engaged in the research and development on advanced technologies related to the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for a couple of decades. She is a well-known expert in the field of SAR and a pioneer in the field of the spaceborne millimeter wave SAR in China. As the chief technical director, Prof. Hui Wang has developed the spaceborne millimeter wave SAR system in the world and obtained the images of spaceborne millimeter wave SAR in orbit. What’s more, she has developed the first Ka-band FMCW MiSAR system and the first Ka-band DBF-SAR system in China, as well as the W-band UAV-borne SAR system and the G-band SAR system. All those have obtained desirable SAR imaging results. She has also achieved breakthroughs in the key technologies of millimeter wave SAR/ISAR systems, which has strongly promoted the development of spaceborne millimeter wave SAR technology in China. Meanwhile, she serves as a doctoral supervisor in both Harbin Institute of Technology and Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the vice chairman of IEEE GRSS Shanghai Branch.

 

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Prof. Olexander Yarovyi
Regional Chair – Europe

Alexander G. Yarovoy (FIEEE’ 2015) received the Candidate Phys. & Math. Sci. and Doctor Phys. & Math. Sci. degrees in radiophysics from the Kharkiv State University, Ukraine,  in 1987 and 1994, respectively.

Since 2009 he leads a chair of Microwave Sensing, Systems and Signals at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His main research interests are in high-resolution radar, microwave imaging and applied electromagnetics (in particular, UWB antennas). He is the recipient of the European Microwave Week Radar Award for the paper that best advances the state-of-the-art in radar technology in 2001 (together with L.P. Ligthart and P. van Genderen) and in 2012 (together with T. Savelyev). In 2023 together with Dr. I.Ullmann, N. Kruse, R. Gündel and Dr. F. Fioranelli he got the best paper award at IEEE Sensor Conference. In 2010 together with D. Caratelli Prof. Yarovoy got the best paper award of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES).

Prof. Yarovoy served as the General TPC chair of the 2020 European Microwave Week (EuMW’20), as the Chair and TPC chair of the 5th European Radar Conference (EuRAD’08), as well as the Secretary of the 1st European Radar Conference (EuRAD’04). He serves as an Associated editor of the IEEE Transaction on Radar Systems. In the period 2008-2017 Prof. Yarovoy served as Director of the European Microwave Association (EuMA).

 

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