Prof. Eli Brookner is a global radar authority known for his contributions to airborne, intelligence, space, air-traffic control and defense mission systems. Among his accomplishments is his leadership in designing advanced airport surveillance radars, making air travel safer.
A principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, Massachusetts, Dr. Brookner has played a key role in many major radar and phased-array radar systems developed during the past 40 years. His teaching and lecturing have inspired and educated several generations of radar engineers worldwide, over 10,000 have attended his lectures.
At Raytheon, he has been a leader or advisor to over 20 major radar programs for civil and defense applications. During these programs he demonstrated exceptional technical leadership, devising less-expensive and better-performing alternatives to products on the market or on the drawing board. From 1972 to 1989, he was the technical lead on virtually all major U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy space-based radar studies.
In 1998, he was the lead system engineer for the Canadian RADARSTAT II solid-state high-resolution system. A year later, he was a key systems engineer for the development of the solid-state Airport Surface Detection Equipment Radar, which observes moving and stationary aircraft and vehicular traffic on airport runways, taxiways and ramps with a high degree of resolution.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Brookner has twice been Chairman of the International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology. He is the recipient of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Warren White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, an IEEE Centennial Medal and an IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AESS.
Graduated from Columbia University, New York
- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1953;
- Master of Electrical Engineering – 1955;
- Dr. of Science – 1962;
- 4 books;
- >10,000 engineers attended courses in 25 countries;
- Banquet & keynote speaker 13 times;
- >230 publications;
- >100 invited papers;
- 9 patents.
- IEEE 2006 Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology & Application;
- IEEE 2003 Warren White Award;
- Journal of Franklin Institute Premium Award best paper, 1966;
- IEEE Wheeler Prize for Best Applications Paper, 1998
Leszek Rutkowski, Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been engaged in an extensive
research on data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, neural networks and fuzzy
systems. Among others, he developed a new class of probabilistic neural networks and neuro-fuzzy
systems, recently he has presented several new approaches to stream data mining. All the results
have been published in various series of IEEE Transactions
He is an IEEE Fellow - awarded “for his contribution to neurocomputing and flexible fuzzy
He is the author of several books including:
- Flexible Neuro-Fuzzy Systems, Kluwer Academic, 2004 (foreword by Lotfi Zadeh),
- New Soft Computing Techniques for System Modelling, Pattern Classification and Image Processing, Springer, 2004 (preface by Shun-ichi Amari),
- Computational Intelligence, Springer, 2008, see foreword by Jacek Zurada (it was published in three languages: Polish, English and Russian)
Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials, Skoltech
Prof. Uzhinsky’s research focuses on applications of mathematical methods and computer technologies to analysis and synthesis of technical and economic/organizational systems. He developed a number of complex models and algorithms for solving problems of multi-criterion optimization with integer variables. He also designed models for evaluating and forecasting the behavior of complex systems and processes with applications to energy, project planning and implementation, as well as for business analysis in such diverse areas as oil and gas, clean energy, and space launch. Dr Uzhinsky is a prolific inventor with interdisciplinary approach. He is the author of 60 research papers and reports in the USA and Russia. His ideas led to a number of patents, including patents for methods and systems of producing hydrogen and oxygen for power generation, and power source.
Since 1995, Dr Uzhinsky is affiliated with the American Aerospace company ATK (Alliant Techsystems). Currently, he is Director for Business Development at Orbital ATK Launch Vehicles Division. Prior to that, he held a number of management and leadership positions, including the Director for International Projects at Thiokol Technologies International, Team Lead for the development of hydrogen storage and generation technologies, International Business Development Manager at ATK Washington D.C. Operations, Lead for the development of innovative image recognition algorithms, and Principal Investigator.
Prof. Jian Song (Tsinghua University, China) is Director of DTV Technology R&D Center which is one of the major technical contributors for the Chinese digital terrestrial television broadcasting standard.
Dr. Song is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Broadcasting since 2010 and BTS Administration Committee Member since 2011. He founded IEEE BTS Beijing Chapter in 2007 and has been the Chairman since then. He is the General Chair of IEEE BMSB 2014. He also has great involvement with International Telecommunication Union, Radiocommunication Bureau (ITU-R) since 2010 and was elected as the Vice Chairman of ITU-R WP 6A in 2012.
Dr. Song has made many contributions in telecommunication areas, and his current research interest is in the digital broadcasting, network convergence, and the integrated system of visible light and powerline communications. He is the recipient of Scott Helt Award – the Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting in 2015.
Dr. Song has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the aforementioned areas with a good citation record. He holds two US and more than forty Chinese patents. He is the co-author of one English book as well as two Chinese books in DTV area. He is also the Principle Investigator of more than 10 projects with the total funding over 10 Millions of USD.
Dr. Song is the Fellow of both IEEE and IET, and the Senior Member of CIE (Chinese Institute of Electronics).
Prof. Andrei Tchernykh is engaged in an extensive research on grid and cloud research addressing resource optimization, both, theoretical and experimental, uncertainty, scheduling, load balancing, multi-objective optimization, heuristics and meta-heuristics, adaptive resource allocation, and energy-aware algorithms and security.
Radovan Stojanović received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Montenegro and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from the University of Patras, Greece in 1990, 2001 respectively. From 1990 until 1997 he worked as a teaching assistant and lecturer at the University of Montenegro, and then moved to the University of Patras where he stayed until 2003. At the University of Montenegro he was appointed to the positions of assistant, associate and full professor in Electronics and ICT, in 2002, 2008 and 2013 respectively.
He spent periods of time undertaking research at numerous EU and oversees universities and institutes. He is an author/coauthor of more than 200 publications in international journals and conference proceedings and coordinator or sub-coordinator in more than 30 national, bilateral and international projects.
He is an expert of EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), EURAMET (European Association of Metrology Institutes) and several governments in Western Balkan Region. He is a member of the Board of Montenegrin Academy of Science for Natural and Technical Sciences, Think Tank Team of Montenegro, Board of Doctoral Studies at the University of Montenegro, a representative of Montenegro in H2020-ICT Committee as well as a president and establisher of the Montenegrin Association of New Technologies (MANT) and the founder and Chairman of the Mediterranean conference on embedded systems (MECO) and co-chairmen of EUROMICRO/IEEE Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (ECYPS). He is also a member of board of directors of EUROMICRO (European Association for Micro Electronics). He has participated in scientific committees of more than 30 international and national academic conferences and serves as an editor or reviewer for several SCI/SCIE journals.
He is the founder of Montenegro’s Centre for Applied Electronics- 2003, Centre for Biomedical Engineering (BioEMIS)- 2014, Centre for Simulation of Disasters (GEPSUS) -2014, Laboratory for Medical Electronics (MEDEL), 2016 as well as the creator of several new courses in the field of advanced electronics and ICT.
He leads an active social life and as an independent scholar he has played a role in democratic movements in Montenegro in the last 20 years. He speaks English, Greek and basic Russian. More about Radovan Stojanović you can find at http://www.apeg.ac.me/rstojanovic.htm.
Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University.
Jintao Wang has published more than 50 journal papers and more than 60 conference papers in the areas of
digital television (TV) broadcasting, single frequency network (SFN), and wireless communications, with the
focus on multiple input multiple output (MIMO) signal processing, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM),
synchronization, channel estimation, and channel equalization. He has authored/co-authored
5 technical books. He has held 43 invention patents. He has graduated 5 Ph.D. students and 10 Master
Students. He is currently advising/co-advising 7 doctoral students and 1 master Students. He has served as
PI/Co-PI on more than 10 research grants administrated by China government agencies (including NSFC,
National Key Technology Program, 863, Standardization Administration, National Development and Reform
Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and etc) and more than 10 research grants
from industry (including Agilent, France Telecom, MediaTek, ASTRI, and etc), with total amount of 23.5
million RMB. These research results lead to the high spectrum efficiency signal design, processing and hardware
realization schemes for digital TV broadcasting, the general SFN structure with transmit diversity, and
the generalised spatial modulation scheme with multiple dimensional constellation for MIMO system. Due
to the contribution on the channel estimation, channel equalization, and SFN structure, his work has been
adopted in the Chinese National Standard (GB20600-2006) and ITU Standards (ITU-R BT.1306-6,
ITU-R BT 1368-9). He has won the first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award
in 2016. He also received Best Paper Award in IEEE ICC 2013.
See details in CV (pdf file)
Paul Ben Ishai
Physics Department of Ariel University, Israel.
Dr. Paul Ben Ishai joined the Physics Department of Ariel University in 2016 after heading the
Center of Electromagnetic Research and Characterization (CERC) of the Hebrew University.
For the last 12 years he was concurrently involved with the Laboratory of Prof. Feldman,
concentrating on dielectric research. His research topics include soft condensed matter
physics, glassy dynamics, biophysics, sub terahertz spectroscopy and dielectric spectroscopy.
In 2004 he was part of the founding team investigating the interaction of the human sweat
duct with sub terahertz electromagnetic radiation, research that he still leads till today. As an
outcrop of this research he has studied effective SAR rates for the general population resulting
from exposure to Cellular and wireless radiation. He is married with 3 children.
101 words Bio (pdf file)