Section Editors Section 1 Fulvio Gini (Fellow IEEE) received the Doctor Engineer (cum laude) and the Research Doctor degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. In 1993, he joined the Department of Ingegneriadell’Informazione of the University of Pisa, where he became an Associate Professor in 2000 and he is full professor since 2006. Prof. Gini is the Deputy Head of the Department since November 2016. From July 1996 to January 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems since January 2007 and for the Elsevier Signal Processing journal since December 2006. He has been AE for the Transactions on Signal Processing (2000–06) and is a Senior AE of the same Transaction since February 2016. He was a member of the EURASIP JASP Editorial Board. He was co-founder and first co-Editor-in-Chief of the Hindawi International Journal on Navigation and Observation (2007–11). He was the area editor for the special issues of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2012–14). He was a co-recipient of the 2001 and 2012 IEEE AES Society’s Barry Carlton Award for Best Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on AES. He was a recipient of the 2003 IEE Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in signal processing and of the 2003 IEEE AES Society Nathanson Award to the Young Engineer of the Year. He is a member of the Radar System Panel (2008–present) and also a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) (2017–19) of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS). He is a member of the IEEE SPS Awards Board (2016–18). He has been a member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee (TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and of the Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) TC for many years. He is a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the EURASIP Society, the Award Chair (2006–12), and the EURASIP President (2013–16). He is the General co-Chair of the 2020 IEEE Radar Conference to be held in Florence in September 2020. He was the Technical co-Chair of the 2006 EURASIP Signal and Image Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2006), Florence (Italy), of the 2008 Radar Conference, Rome (Italy), and of the 2015 IEEE CAMSAP workshop, Cancun (Mexico). He was the General co-Chair of the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP2010), of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), held in
Florence (Italy), and of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions of the workshop on Compressive Sensing in Radar (CoSeRa). Prof. Gini was the section editor for the “Radar Signal Processing” section, Vol. 3 of the Academic Press Library in Signal Processing, S. Theodoridis and R. Chellappa, editors, Elsevier Ltd, 2013. He was the guest co-editor of two special sections of the Journal of the IEEE SP Society on Special Topics in Signal Processing, one on “Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication” (2007) and the other on “Advanced Signal Processing for Time/Frequency Modulated Arrays” (2017), guest editor of the special section of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine on “Knowledge Based Systems for Adaptive Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2006), guest co-editor of the two special issues of the EURASIP Signal Processing journal on “New trends and findings in antenna array processing for radar” (2004) and on “Advances in Sensor Array Processing (in memory of Alex Gershman)” (2013). He is co-editor and author of the book “Knowledge Based Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2008) and of the book “Waveform Diversity and Design” (2012). He authored or co-authored 11 book chapters, about 125 journal papers, and 160 conference papers.
Section 2 Nikos Sidiropoulos (Fellow, IEEE) received his PhD in 1992 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was affiliated with the Institute for Systems Research. He has served on the faculty of the University of Virginia, TU Crete, Greece, and University of Minnesota, where he has been a Professor of ECE since 2011, and currently holds an ADC Chair in digital technology. His research spans topics in signal processing systems theory and algorithms, optimization, communications, and factor analysis—with a long-term interest in tensor decomposition and its applications. His current focus is primarily on signal and tensor analytics for learning from big data. He received the NSF/CAREER award in 1998, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Best Paper Award in 2001, 2007, and 2011. He served as IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer (2008–09), and as Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (2007–08). He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2000–06), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2000–02), Signal Processing (2009–13), on the editorial board of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2009–11), and as Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2012–14). He currently serves as VP-Membership of IEEE SPS. He received the 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Dept. of ECE, University of Maryland, and was elected Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) in 2014.
Section 3 Marius Pesavento received his Dipl.-Ing. and MEng. degrees from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1999 and 2000, respectively, and the Dr-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum in 2005. Between 2005 and 2009, he held research positions in two start-up companies in the ICT area. In 2010, he became an Assistant Professor for Robust Signal Processing and a full professor for Communication Systems in 2013 at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests include robust signal processing and adaptive beamforming, high-resolution sensor array processing, multiantenna and multiuser communication systems, distributed, sparse, and mixed-integer optimization techniques for signal processing, communications and machine learning, statistical signal processing, spectral analysis, and parameter estimation. He has received the 2003 ITG/VDE Best Paper Award, the 2005 Young Author Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the 2010 Best Paper Award of the CrownCOM conference. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, and served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing in 2012–16. He is a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the Special Area Teams “Signal Processing for Communications and Networking” and “Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems” of the EURASIP.
Section 4 Patrick Naylor is a member of academic staff in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. He received the BEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and the PhD degree from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. His research interests are in the areas of speech, audio, and acoustic signal processing. He has worked in particular on adaptive signal processing for speech dereverberation, blind multichannel system identification and equalization, acoustic echo control, speech quality estimation and classification, single- and multichannel speech
enhancement, and speech production modeling with particular focus on the analysis of the voice source signal. In addition to his academic research, he enjoys several fruitful links with industry in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe. He is the past-Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing and a Director of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and is currently a senior area editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing.