Alex Gershman†

Prof. Dr. Alex Gershman†

Research interests

Statistical signal and array processing; robust adaptive beamforming; space-time coding and MIMO systems; SDMA and smart antennas for wireless communications; multiuser communications; physics-based signal processing with applications to randomly inhomogeneous media; underwater towed and matched-field array processing; signal processing for radar and seismology

Biography and publication list

Academic awards and honors

  • Fellow of IEEE (effective January 2006) „for contributions to adaptive beamforming and sensor array processing“
  • 2006 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society M.Barry Carlton Best Paper Award for the 2004 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems paper co-authored by G.A. Fabrizio and M.D. Turley.
  • 2004 IEEE Signal Processing Best Paper Award for the 2003 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing paper co-authored by S.A. Vorobyov, and Z.-Q.Luo.
  • 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for the 2002 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing paper co-authored by M. Pesavento and K.M. Wong.
  • 2002 Young Explorers Prize from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR). This prize has honored Canada's top 20 researchers in science and engineering aged 40 and under.
  • 2001 Wolfgang Paul Award „in recognition of outstanding achievements in science“ from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This award has been anounced to be the highest-amount research award in academic history of Germany and one of the highest-amount in the world. In 2001, it was conferred upon 14 researchers worldwide and in all disciplines.
  • 2000 Premier's Research Excellence Award „for research in statistical array signal processing with application to robust adaptive beamforming and smart antennas“, Ontario, Canada.
  • Prof. Gershman co-authored the 2002 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Paper for which the first author (M. Pesavento) received the ITG Best Paper Award.
  • 1995-1996 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 1994-1995 Swiss Academy of Technical Science and Branco Weiss Foundation Fellowship, Switzerland
  • 1994 Outstanding Young Researcher (Presidential) Fellowship, Russia
  • 1993 Young Scientist Award of 24th Assembly of Union of Radio Science Int. (URSI), Japan

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