Special Sessions

Stochastic Realization and Orthogonal Signal Processing

Ogranizer: Prof. Jan Zarzycki - Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland)
Co-organizer: Prof. Sankar Basu - National Science Foundation (USA)

The goal of this session is to bring together researchers working in that area for presentation and discussion of the current topics, results and directions of further research development. A scope, among others, will cover:

  • stochastic realization
  • Schur algorithm and its impact on the theory of operators as well as on signal processing
  • Levinson-like algorithms
  • Schur and Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation
  • reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces
  • de Branges spaces
  • orthogonal approximation of operators
  • lossless inverse scattering
  • maximum entropy spectral analysis
  • linear and nonlinear orthogonal digital filters
  • orthogonal parametrization and modeling of second- and higher-order stationary/nonstationary stochastic processes
  • parallel and pipelined implementations including array processing and wave-front array processors in VLSI implementations.

Jan Zarzycki received his master degree in electronics, in 1972, the doctoral degree in nonlinear signal processing, in 1975, position of professor in 1991 and the title of professor in 2004, all from the Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Poland. In 1979-1980 he spent one-year post-doc at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he also was a visiting professor in 1991, continuing a joint research in the area of nonlinear orthogonal Schur-type transformations of stochastic processes up to now. He currently holds a chair of Signal Processing Systems Department at the WUST Faculty of Electronics.

Sankar Basu is a permanent member of NSF scientific staff and is a program Director. After receiving a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh he served on the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology, where he taught and conducted funded research (Air-Force, NSF), and for a brief period was with the Naval Underwater Systems Center, CT as a visiting senior scientist. He has visited the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, and the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) for extended periods. During the summer of 2012 he was a science advisor to the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany as a State Department Embassy Science Fellow.
Dr. Basu's past research interests had been in the analytical aspects circuits, systems and signal processing. An author/coauthor of over one hundred refereed publications including two special volumes on wavelets and filter banks. he was keynote speakers at the First International Workshop on n-D systems (NDS) 1998 in Lagow, Poland as well as at NDS2000 on Czocha Castle, Poland. He holds 10 US Patents.
He was the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS)-Part I: Regular Papers during 2006-2007 and was the EIC for the TCAS-part II: Express Briefs during 2004-2005. He has served in editorial capacities for a number of publications including the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, the Journal of Applied Signal Processing of the European Association of Signal Processing, and the Journal of VLSI Signal and Image Processing published by the Kluwer Academic Publishers. He also served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Press during 2007-2010. At present, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing published by Springer, and Proceedings of the IEEE.
In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the 'theory and application of multidimensional circuits, systems and signal processing'.

MAPIS Special Session

Chair: Prof. Fabrizio Berizzi - University of Pisa (Italy)
Chair: Colonel Robert Łukawski (PhD) - Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defence Technologies (Poland)
Co-chair: Prof. Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores - University of Alcala (Spain)

This session aims at presenting to the radar signal processing community the main novel scientific and technological results of the MAPIS project ( Multichannel passive ISAR imaging for military applications). MAPIS is a three years EDA (European Defence Agnecy) project aiming at studying, defining, analyzing a new system concept for implementing and demonstrating ISAR imaging capability in a plug-in multistatic array passive radar finalized to target recognition. The session is composed in several papers starting with an overview of the project, to the concept of passive bistatic ISAR imaging, the use ISAR images for classification, the DVB-T multichannel passive radar, the multistatic passive radar measurement system and finally to the detection signal processing complex chain. The results will show that imaging with passive radar is feasible with predictable performance.

Prof. Fabrizio Berizzi was born in Piombino (Italy) on 25-th of November 1965.
He received the electronic engineering and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pisa (Italy) in June 1990 and September 1994 respectively. He became an University researcher in 1992 and he was promoted to Associate Professor in October 2000. Since December 2009, he has been a full professor on Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Pisa. He has served the Italian Navy as a junior Lieutenant from April 1991 to July 1992. Now his Navy officer activity is suspended but he is still in force with the Italian Navy as Lieutenant degree.
He has been an IEEE senior member since 2006. He has been the Italian Academic national representative of the NATO SET panel member since 30th of April 2014. He is co-chair of the NATO SET 196 task group and member of the NATO SET 195, 207, 227, 215. He is one of the lectures of the NATO Lecture Series 243 on “ Passive radar technologies”. He was the Local Host organizer of the NATO SET Fall 2015 Panel Business meeting that was held in Pisa on October 2015.
He is the Italian academic member in the EDA Captech RADAR. Since September 2014, he has been the Italian academic representative of the Scalable Multifunction Radio Frequency (SMRF) Umbrella Management Group (UMG) and Technical Support Group) in EDA.
He is the head of the Radar Laboratory of the University of Pisa (Italy) an the Deputy Director of the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) laboratory of the CNIT (National Inter-university consortium for Telecommunication) in Italy.
His main research interests are in the field of radar system design and signal processing and specifically in radar imaging (SAR/ISAR/InSAR,3D imaging), polarimetric, passive, Over the Horizon, multichannel/multistatic, cognitive radars.
He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in the most prestigious international Journal (IEEE AES, SP, IP, GRSS, IET RSN, etc.) and of several books the last of which is the “Radar imaging for maritime observation” published by CRC press (USA) on June 2016 and awarded as the “outstanding IRF book of the year” by the Information Research Foundation (IRF) (USA).
He have been giving short courses and tutorials around the world at several international Universities and institutes (Univ. of Melbourne, Adelaide, Cape Town, Warsaw, Southampton, KAST (Saudi Arabia), DSTO (AUS), IEEE RADAR conferences, IRS and EURAD international conference and many others.

Colonel Robert Łukawski (PhD) was born on July 29, 1970 in Olecko. His military service began in 1989 at the Air Force Academy in Dęblin. After graduation in 1993, he became an operational officer in the 6th Fighter-Bomber Regiment in Piła. In 1996 he was appointed the Squadron Chief of Staff. In 1999 Col Łukawski graduated from the Military Historical Institute at the National Defence University as Master of Arts in Military History. From 1998 to 2000 he served in the Operational Section of the 1st Tactical Air Brigade in Świdwin. In 2002 he completed the postgraduate studies in the Aviation and Air Defence Faculty at the National Defence University in Rembertów (Warsaw). In 2002 Col Łukawski became a specialist of the Operational Section at the Air Operations Center in Warsaw, then in 2004 he was appointed a specialist of the Combat Employment Branch of the Air Force Division at the Air Force Command. From 2006 to 2009 he served as a specialist of the Offensive Operations Section A3 of NATO CC-Air HQ in Ramstein. After his return to Poland, Col Łukawski was appointed a specialist in the Defensive Operations Planning Section at the Air Operations Center. In 2010 he began work in the Ministry of National Defence as a senior specialist of the Team for the Strategic Defence Review at the MoD Transformation Department. In 2012 he completed the postgraduate command and staff studies in the Management and Command Faculty at the National Defence University. In 2012 Col Łukawski assumed the position of the Chief of the TACEVAL Section in the Air Operations Directorate A-3 of the Air Force Command, next he worked in the MoD Strategy and Defence Planning Department. From 1996 to 2012 he participated in a number of specialist courses in Poland and abroad, such as the Conventional Targeting or operational planning. In 2013 Col Łukawski became a senior specialist of the Team for New Command and Control System of the Polish Armed Forces and worked in the Organizational Group of the General Command of Branches of Armed Forces. In 2013 he defended his doctoral dissertation on conditions of creating and functioning of multinational air units in the context of possibility of their employment within the frame of the JFAC. In 2013 he became the Chief of Development and Implementation Branch at Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defence Technologies (I3TO), and in 2016 Col Łukawski was appointed Deputy Chief of I3TO.

María Pilar Jarabo Amores obtained the M.Eng. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 1997, and the PhD degree with honours in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, in 2005. Since 1997, she works at the Signal Theory and Communications Department an the University of Alcalá. Her research interests include statistical signal processing, artificial intelligence systems, signal models, radar signal processing, and radar systems analysis and design. Her PhD Thesis dealt with the design of neural network based radar detectors. She was Assistant Professor since 1997 to 2003, lecturer since 2003 to 2008, and Associate Professor since then. She is author of 34 papers in indexed international journals, and more than 100 international conference papers or book chapters. She has been involved in the research team of 25 international and national projects, in some of them as PI. She has supervised 4 PhD thesis, one of them awarded by the Professional Telecommunication Association of Spain.