Biographies: A-F

Aarabi (Parham), Session ThB3

Acheroy (Marc), Session ThC3

Aguilar (M.), Session TuC3, TuD3

Alexandru (Monica), Session TuD5

Monica Alexandru received the M.S. degree in Control Engineering from Politehnical University of Bucharest, in 1994. She is currently completing her Ph.D. degree in control systems at the same university. Since 1994, she has been with the Department of Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics at the Politehnical University of Bucharest, where she is currently a teaching assistant. Her main area of research interest covers neural and fuzzy techniques applied to fault diagnosis of industrial processes, protocols and instrumentation in industrial communication, design of the interactive industrial interfaces.

Alexiev (Kiril Metodiev), Sessions TuB2, ThC4

Assist. Professor Kiril Metodiev Alexiev received B.S. and M.S. degrees in cybernetics from Polytechnic Institute in Kiev - Ukraine in 1984, and Ph.D. degree in radar data processing from Sofia Technical University in 1997. He is a member of AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), ISIF, Bulgarian Society for Pattern Recognition, Bulgarian Union of Automation and Informatics. His main research interests are : Radar Data Processing, Multiple Target Tracking, Track Initiation and Hough Transform.

Alkoot (F.M. ), Session ThC5

Fuad M. Alkoot is currently a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Professor Josef Kittler at the centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey. His research topic is Classifier Combination. He has obtained his MSc degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y. USA in 1989, and his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. N.J. USA in 1986. Before obtaining his Ph.D. scholarship from IDB he was a Lecturer at the Telecommunication and Navigation Institute, PAAET, Kuwait.

Alvarez-Vaquero (Francisco), Session MoD1

Francisco Álvarez-Vaquero was born in Madrid. He received the Telecommunication Engineer from E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain.
He is associate professor of Network Theory at E.T.S.I de Telecomunicación-UPM and work for the private industry in telecommunication area. His area of scientific interest is deterministic and statistical signal processing, and he does research work on nonparametric detection applied to radar and communication systems. He is co-author of several reports and papers published in conference proceeding. Actually work in wireless local loop development for Telecommunication industry.

Angelova (Donka Stancheva), Session TuD2

Research Scientist Donka Stancheva Angelova received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (radar target tracking) from the Institute of Special Electronics, Sofia. She is a member of ISIF. Her main research interests are : decision theory, adaptive Kalman filtering and target tracking.

Apparicio (P.), Session WeD5

Appriou (Alain), Session TuB4

Alain Appriou was born on June 26, 1952. As regards his education, he graduated from ENSM (National College of Engineering in Mechanics) in 1975, and from Supélec (College of Engineering in Electricity) in 1977. He received the Master of Science Degree in Mechanics and the Post-Graduate Diploma in Automatic from the University of Nantes in 1975. He received his HDR degree (Accreditation to Supervise Research) from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in 1995. Professionally, he joined ONERA (National Aerospace Research Center) in 1978 as Research Engineer, in the Physics Department. He was the head of the Data Processing Division at the System Department from 1990 to 1997. He became Research Director in 1996, and is currently Deputy Director of the Information Processing and Modeling Department. He is responsible for researches concerning computing methods, complex systems development, and image processing. His main personal works concern data fusion and signal processing for sensor system development, and more specially multisensor systems. He has among others proposed new processing concepts based on uncertainty theories, in particular in the framework of the theory of evidence. At the same time he is teaching in different colleges of engineering, and in NATO seminars such as Lecture Series and Advance Study Institute. He is moreover involved in the organization of these manifestations. He is also an active member of Societies and Research Groups at French and European levels, that deal with data fusion, image and signal processing, and electronics. He is reviewer for a number of journals and meetings.

Arnborg (Stefan), Session ThB1

Stefan Arnborg is professor in Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology. His interests are in education, algorithms, bioinformatics, verification, inference and uncertainty management.

Artman (Henrik), Session ThB1

Henrik Artman, Ph.D. in Communication Studies. Henrik has studied control room practices in military control and emergency management from a communication and cognitive science perspective. After his dissertation he worked at the Swedish National Defence College with developing and researching the future of command and control for large operations. Currently he is working as a usability consultant at Softronic AB.

Aufrère (R.), Session WeB5

Ball (Andrew), Session MoD5

Barberá (Humberto Martínez), Session WeB4

Humberto Martínez Barberá holds BEng and MEng degrees in computer engineering from the University of Murcia. Currently he is a PhD candidate in computer science at the Universidad of Murcia. Currently he is with the Dept. of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Electronics, University of Murcia, as an assistant professor. His research interests include autonomous mobile robots, intelligent control, and machine learning.

Barhen (Jacob), Sessions MoC5

Jacob Barhen is the Director of the Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is also the Head of the Intelligent and Emerging Computational Systems section in the Computer Science and Mathematics division. In March 1999, he was named Corporate Fellow of the Lockheed Martin (LMER) Corporation. He is also a non-resident affiliate of the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). His research interests include; (i) global optimization; (ii) neural networks; (iii) intelligent systems; (iv) algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing; (v) computational methods for seismic imaging; and (vi) optical and quantum information processing. He has authored over 140 scientific papers, and serves on the editorial boards of Neural Networks, Neural Processing Letters, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, and Concurrency. He holds 7 U.S. Patents. He has received the 1998 R&D_100 Award, for his invention of the TRUST global optimization method (Science, vol 276, 1094-1097,1997). He has also been the recipient of 12 NASA Awards for Technical Innovation, and was recently (November 1993, June 1995) honored by two NASA Major Monetary Awards for his contribution to the National Space Program. He received his D.Sc. degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, in 1978, and is a member of the AAAS, IEEE, SPIE, the Planetary Society, and the International Neural Networks Society.

Bar-Shalom (Yaakov), Session TuC1

Yaakov Bar-Shalom was born on May 11, 1941. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1963 and 1967 and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1970, all in electrical engineering. From 1970 to 1976 he was with Systems Control, Inc., Palo Alto, California. Currently he is School of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Director of the ESP Lab (Estimation and Signal Processing) at the University of Connecticut. His research interests are in estimation theory and stochastic adaptive control and has published over 250 papers and book chapters in these areas. He coauthored the monograph "Tracking and Data Association" (Academic Press, 1988), the graduate text "Estimation and Tracking: Principles, Techniques and Software" (Artech House, 1993), the text "Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking: Principles and Techniques" (YBS Publishing, 1995), and edited the books "Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking: Applications and Advances" (Artech House, Vol. I, 1990; Vol. II, 1992; Vol. III, forthcoming in 2000). He has been elected Fellow of IEEE for "contributions to the theory of stochastic systems and of multitarget tracking". He has been consulting to numerous companies, and originated the series of "Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking" short courses offered via UCLA Extension, at Government Laboratories, private companies and overseas. He has also developed the commercially available interactive software packages MULTIDAT™ for automatic track formation and tracking of maneuvering or splitting targets in clutter, VARDAT™ for data association from multiple passive sensors, BEARDAT™ for target localization from bearing and frequency measurements in clutter, IMDAT™ for image segmentation and target centroid tracking and FUSEDAT™ for fusion of possibly heterogeneous multisensor data for tracking. During 1976 and 1977 he served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and from 1978 to 1981 as Associate Editor of Automatica. He was Program Chairman of the 1982 American Control Conference, General Chairman of the 1985 ACC, and Co-Chairman of the 1989 IEEE International Conference on Control and Applications. During 1983-87 he served as Chairman of the Conference Activities Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society and during 1987-89 was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE CSS. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Information Fusion (1999--2001) and Y2K President of ISIF. In 1987 he received the IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award. Since 1995 he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE AESS and has given several keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. He is co-recipient of the M. Barry Carlton Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems in 1995 and the 1998 University of Connecticut AAUP Excellence Award for Research.

Bar-Itzhack (Itzhack Y.),Session WeC5

Itzhack Y. Bar-Itzhack received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in EE, in 1961 and 1964, respectively, both from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. In 1968 he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvanian, also in EE. From 1968 to 1971 he served as a member of the technical staff at Bellcomm, Inc., in Washington, DC, where he worked on the Apollo project. In 1971 he joined the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Technion where he is now a Sophie and William Shambam Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, and a member of the Technion Space Research Institute. During the 1977-78 Academic year he spent his sabbatical with The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), in Reading, MA, working in research and development of multisensor integrated navigation. During the 1987-89 academic year he was a National Research Council Research Associate at NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, working on attitude determination problems. In 1993 and 1994 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Technion. Dr. Bar-Itzhack was back at NASA - Goddard in the 1995-96 academic year again as a National Research Council Research Associate working on attitude and orbit determination problems. He has published over 65 journal papers, numerous technical reports, and contributed to two books. His research interests include Inertial Navigation, Spacecraft Attitude and Orbit Determination, Estimation and Guidance. Dr. Bar-Itzhack is a member of Sigma Xi, an IEEE Fellow and an AIAA Fellow.

Bastière (Annie), Session WeD1

Becker (Jan C.), Session WeD5

Since 1997, Research Faculty member at the Institute of Control Engineering at The Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. 1997 : Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Specialization in Control Engineering) at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. 1996 : Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Multidisciplinary Optimization and design Engineering Laboratory) at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. 1995-1996 : Student at the State University of New York at Buffalo USA (SUNY Buffalo) in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. 1991-1997 : Student at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (Electrical Engineering). 1990 : Abitur (German High School Diploma) at the Jacob-Grimm-Schule in Kassel, Germany. 1988 : High-School-Diploma at the Mitchell High School,North Carolina, USA

Bedworth (Mark), Session MoC5

Dr. Mark Bedworth is a Fellow of the University of Central England in Birmingham, UK and co-director of a small data fusion consultancy company. Prior to 1999 he worked for the UK government for 15 years during which time he both conducted and lead scientific research into data fusion and related topics. He was a member of the UK Government's working group on Data Fusion in 1996 which examined the potential impact of data fusion in UK industry. He is a director of the International Society for Information Fusion.

Beliakov (G.), Session TuC4

Dr. Gleb Beliakov is a lecturer in Mathematics in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Deakin University. He holds a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics (Moscow, 1992). Previously he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and University of South Australia, and as a lecturer in Mathematics at Los Andes University in Bogota. He was among finalists of the European Academic Software Award in 1994, and has written more than 30 papers and a book. His research interests are in fuzzy set theory, approximation theory an medical informatics.

Belloir (Fabien), Session TuB5

Benameur (Kaouthar), Session WeB1

Benjelloun (Mohammed), Sessions MoD4, WeB3, ThB3

Mohammed Benjelloun is Professor in Automatic and Signal Processing at the University du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France) and Director of the Laboratoire d’Analyse des Systèmes du Littoral (UPRES EA 2600) since 1996. His main research activities are computer vision and data fusion.

Bernabeu (P.), Session WeD3

Berge-Cherfaoui (Véronique), Sessions TuC2, TuD2

Véronique Berge-Cherfaoui received the M.S. degree in computer science from the Lille University, France, in 1988 and the PhD degree in control of systems from the University of Technology of Compiegne, France in 1992. I am assistant professor in computer engineering Department at the University of Technology of Compiegne. My research interest in the Heudiasyc- CNRS laboratory includes data fusion algorithms, data association, belief theory, perception for Intelligent vehicles.

Bergman (Niklas), Session ThC2

Besada Portas (Juan Alberto), Session WeC5

Juan Alberto Besada Portas received a degree from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in 1996 in Telecommunication Engineering. Since 1996 he has been working with the Signal Processing and Simulation Group in the same University, first as an associate researcher and since 1999 as an assistant professor. His main research interests are Radar Systems, Radar Data Processing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Communication Systems, and Data Fusion Architectures applied to Air Traffic Control.

Beugnon (Cécile), Session TuC2

Céline Beugnon graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA and from the ENSICA, a french engineering school dedicated to aerospace. She obtained her Master of Science from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with a thesis on "Target Tracking and Data Fusion in a Multisensor Environment''. In collaboration with Dr. Singh, she submitted papers to the American Control Conference and to the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

Bigan (C.), Session TuD5

Billat (Alain),Session TuB5

Björnfot (Johan), Session MoC1

Johan Björnfot is an M Sc student in Engineering Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. This paper is a summary of his M Sc thesis, which was conducted at the Department of Data and Information Fusion of the Defence Research Establishment in Stockholm under the supervision of Per Svensson.

Blasch (Erik), Sessions TuC1, TuD2

Blaya (Juan Botía), Session WeB4

Juan Botía Blaya holds BEng and MEng degrees in computer engineering from the University of Murcia. Currently he is a PhD student in computer science at the Universidad of Murcia. Currently he is with the Dept. of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Electronics, University of Murcia, as an assistant professor. His research interests include machine learning, intelligent data analysis, and distributed systems.

Bloch (Isabelle), Session ThC3

Blum (Rick), Session ThB4

Bojilov (Ljudmil Vladimirov), Session TuB2

Bolon (Ph.), Sessions MoC3, TuB5

Bossé (Êloi), Session MoD5,TuB4, ThB5

Boucher (Christophe),Session WeB3

Christophe Boucher received his DEA of Automatic and Industrial Computer Science, option interactive process and decision systems, from the Université de Lille I (France) in 1996. He prepares a Ph.D. thesis in Signal Processing, Automatic and Computer Science Engineering since December 1996, at the Laboratoire d’Analyse des Systèmes du Littoral (UPRES EA 2600), Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France). His research activities are in data fusion and computer vision. He teaches at the IUT du Littoral.

Bouchon-Meunier (Bernadette), Session TuD4

Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier is graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure at Cachan. She received the degrees of M.S. in Mathematics (1970) and in Computer Science (1971), Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (1972) and D.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (1978) from the University of Paris. She is a director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), responsible of a research team on Fuzzy Logic and Management of Uncertainty in LIP6 laboratory. She is a co-founder and co-chairperson of the International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-based Systems (IPMU Conference), organized at a regular two-year interval since 1986. Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based systems (published by World Scientific) since 1993, she is the editor of ten books published by Springer Verlag, Physica Verlag, Hermès, Lavoisier, Elsevier, World Scientific. In particular in 1998 she published a book on Aggregation and Fusion of Imperfect Information by Physica Verlag.

Bouron (Pascal), Session WeC5

Pascal Bouron was born in Senlis, France in 1973. From 1993 to 1998, he studied electrical engineering at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France. Since 1998, he studied for a Ph.D. in Control Engineering at the Technology University of Compiègne, France.

Bovey (Brandon), Session TuB1

Bowman (Christopher), Session MoD5

Braun (M.), Sessions TuC3(2), TuD3

Brige (Damien), Session MoD4

Damien Brige, Master of Automatic and Industrial Computer Science, option interactive process and decision systems, at the University of Littoral Côte d’Opale (France) in 1999. Prepares a Ph.D. thesis in, Automatic and Industrial Computer Science since October 1999, at Laboratoire d’Analyse des Systèmes du Littoral (UPRES EA 2600), University du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France). Reasearche ac-tivities in directional statistics and data fusion.

Brown (Donald E.), Session TuB1

Brynielsson (Joel), Session ThB1

Joel Brynielsson, M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, is a Postgraduate student in Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology. His research interests are in information and uncertainty management in C2 systems.

Bull (Dave), Session MoD3

David Bull is currently Professor of Digital Signal Processing and a University of Bristol Research Fellow. He leads the Image Communications Group at Bristol and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Communications Research. He has worked widely in the fields of 1 and 2-D signal processing and his current research is focused on the problems of image and video communications for both low bit rate and broadcast applications. In particular he is working on error resilient source coding, linear and non-linear filterbanks, scalable coding methods, motion estimation and architectural optimisation (for filters, transforms and wavelet filterbanks). He is widely supported in these areas by both industry and EPSRC. He is a member of the EPSRC Communications College, the Steering Group for the DTI/EPSRC LINK programme in Broadcast Technology and is a director of the VCE in Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology.

Burch (Robert W.), Session WeC4

Robert W. Burch is Professor of Philosophy at TExas A&M University, where he specializes in logic, the history of logic, and the study of C. S. Peirce, Josiah Royce, and William James. He holds degrees in both mathematics and philosophy and has published in a wide variety of areas, including theoretical computer science.

Canagarajah (C. Nishan), Session MoD3

Nishan Canagarajah is currently a Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing at Bristol. Prior to this he was an RA (1993-94) at Bristol and then in 1994 was appointed as a Lecturer. He has BA (Hons) and a PhD in DSP Techniques for Speech Enhancement, both from the University of Cambridge. The latter involved the development of a novel signal separation technique for overcoming problems associated with the 'cocktail party effect'. He is a committee member of the IEE Professional Group E5, a member of the VCE in Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology and an associate editor of the IEE Electronics and Communication Journal. His research interests include image and video coding, non-linear filtering techniques and the application of signal processing to audio and medical electronics. He is widely supported in these areas by industry, EU and the EPSRC. He also leads the Digital Music Research activities at Bristol University and is currently supported by Premier Percussions (physical modelling of percussive instruments using Digital Waveguides), an EC ESPRIT program (transformation of gestures into sounds) and EPSRC (Automatic Recognition of Musical Instruments).

Carthel (Craig), Session TuB1

Craig Carthel received the BS degrees in Mathematics and Physics, as well as the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Houston in 1988, 1991 and 1995 respectively. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Houston Downtown (1993-1994) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Mathematics at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria (1995-1997). Since 1998, he has been a Senior Mathematician in the Fusion Technology and Systems Division at ALPHATECH, Inc. in Burlington, MA.

Casar Corredera (José R.), Session WeC5

José R. Casar Corredera received a graduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 1981 and a Ph.D. in 1983 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he is now a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Signals, Systems and Radiocommunications. During 1993 he was Vice-Dean for Studies and Research at the Telecommunications Engineering School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and since then he is head of the Signal Processing and Simulation Group of the same university. Currently he is Vice-President for Research of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His research interests include Radar Technologies, Signal and Data Processing, Multisensory Fusion and Image Analysis both for civil and defence applications.

Cauvin (J.M.), Session TuC5

Ceyrolle (A.), Session MoC1

Challa (S.), Session ThC2

Subhash Challa received a B.Tech Degree (1993) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India and a Ph.D. Degree (1998) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, both from respective Electrical and Electronics Engineering Departments. From Jan'97 to Jun'97, he was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is currently a research fellow in CSSIP at the University of Melbourne, Department of Electrical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia. His current research interests are in the field of Joint Tracking and Recognition, State Estimation in the presence of hard constraints, Nonlinear Filtering, and Data Fusion.

Challine (Jean-François), Session ThB1

Chan (Keith), Session MoD2

Chan (Y.T.), Session TuB2

Y.T. Chan was born in Hong Kong. He recieved the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Canada, in 1963 and 1967 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of New Burnswick, Frederiction, N.B., Canada, in 1973, all in electrical engineering. He has worked with Northern Telecom Ltd. and Bell-Northern Research, Ottawa, Ont., Canada. Since 1973 he has been with the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, where he is presently a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has also spent two sabbatical terms at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1985 to 1986 and in 1993. His research interests are in wavelet transforms, sonar signal processing, and passive localization and tracking techniques. He has served as a consultant on sonar systems. He is the author of the book Wavelet Basics (Bostan, MA: Kluwer, 1995). Dr. Chan was an Associate Editor, from 1980 to 1982, of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING and was the Technical Program Chairman of the 1984 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'84). He directed a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Underwater Acoustic Data Processing in 1988 and was the General Chairman of ICASSP'91 held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Chang (Kuo-Chu), Session MoC2

Chapuis (R.), Session WeB5

Chen (Hua Mei), Session MoD3

Chen (Xin), Session WeC4

Xin Chen is member of software development and research groups at Nortel Networks. His interests include integrated methodologies for large and complex software development, object-oriented techniques and knowledge engineering. He received B.Eng. in computer engineering from Dalian University of Technology (China), M.Eng. in electrical and electronic engineering from University of Science and Technology of China and PhD in computer science from University of Sunderland (UK).

Chen (Yang), Session WeB4

Yang Chen was born in 1975 in China. He graduated from the Radio Engineering Department of Southeast University, China, in 1996 and is now a Ph.D. student in the DSP laboratory of the same department. His research interests are mainly on neural networks, chaos, and blind signal processing. Zhenya He, Fellow, IEEE, born in 1923, is a professor in the Radio Engineering Department of Southeast University, China.

Chernyak (Victor S.), Session ThB4

Chiam (Tee Chye), Session TuC4

Dr. Chiam is the current research supervisor of Miss Yang. Dr. Chiam is an associate professor of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering , Division of Information Engineering, NTU.

Cholvy (Laurence), Session TuB4

Chong (Chee-Yee), Session MoC2

Choquel (Jean-Bernard), Session ThC5

Jean-Bernard Choquel is Maitre of Conference in electronic and computer manufacturer to the IUP du Littoral-Côte d'Opale, Calais, France. He received the Ph.D. degree in électronique from Lille1 University (France), in 1994. His areas of interest are Signal and Images Processing, Heterogeneous Perception and Algorithm Architecture Adequation.

Cochran (D.), Session WeD1

Colin (Nathalie), Session WeD1

Collange (F.), Session WeB5

Colot (Olivier), Session MoD4

Coraluppi (Stefano), Sessions MoD1, TuB1

Stefano Coraluppi received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh PA in 1990, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992 and 1997, respectively. At the University of Maryland, he held positions as Teaching Assistant (1993-1994) and Graduate Research Assistant (1995-1997) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, respectively. Since 1997, he has been at ALPHATECH Inc. in Burlington, MA, where he is a Senior Research Engineer in the Fusion Technology and Systems Division. His interests include estimation, tracking, and stochastic control.

Corsini (Andrea), Session ThC3

Cozien (R.), Session MoC1

Cunningham (Rachel), Session ThB1

Dambreville (Frédéric), Session WeC1

Frédéric Dambreville graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, where he studied Mathematics and Logic. After a short period as teacher in Mathematics, his interests turned towards signal and Image Processing. Presently, he is working towards a Ph.D. in the areas of Search Theory, sensor management and resource allocation for detection systems.

Dasarathy (Belur V.), Session WeC3

Dr. Belur V. Dasarathy, is a Senior Principal Engineer at Dynetics, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, USA,. He is engaged in research and development in the areas of information fusion, pattern recognition and related topics for the design and development of automated intelligent decision systems arising in a variety of strategic and tactical defense related problems as well as other civilian applications. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Society on Information Fusion (ISIF). He is the founder and Editor-in-chief of the very first journal on multi-sensor information fusion being launched in 2000 by Elsevier Science. Dr. Dasarathy, a Senior Member of the IEEE, was honored as the IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Engineer 1996, IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer for 1997 and selected recently as a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal . He was the guest editor of Optical Engineering for three special sections on Sensor Fusion. He is the organizer and chairman of the annual SPIE Conferences on Sensor Fusion since 1997 and on data mining since 1999. He was the publicity chair for the International conferences on Information Fusion - Fusion ë98 and Fusion ë99 and is part of the executive committee of Fusion 2000. Dr. Dasarathy has over 175 publications and is the author of three IEEE Computer Society Press books: Decision Fusion , Nearest Neighbor (NN) Norms: NN Pattern Classification Techniques, and Image Data Compression: Block Truncation Coding. He is the founder of the recently established web-based Yahoo! Club for promoting information exchange relating to the field of sensor fusion. His biographical citations include: "WHO' WHO" in Computer Graphics," Marquis, 1984; "Personalities of the South," American Biographical Institute, 1986; "Who's Who in Technology Today," Dick Publishing, 5th Edition.; "Whoís Who in the South and Southwest," 22nd Edition, 1991.; "The Official Registry of the Whoí Who of American Business Leaders," 1991 Edition, and most recently International Whoís Who in Information Technology, 1999.

Dean (Barbara), Session MoC1

Barbara Dean is a senior principal engineer, at Orincon Corporation. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Widener University in 1989. She has worked in ASW for the past 11 years on such projects as ALFS, P-3 Update IV, ARCI and DADS.

Debon (Renaud), Session TuC5

De Brucq (Denis), Session MoD4

Degen (Uri), Invited Session Chair for ThB5; Session MoC3, ThB5

Dr. Uri Degen received his MSc in Physics from Kiev's State University, USSR, and his PhD in Operations Research from Pacific Western University, USA. Currently he manages Operations Research and Scientific Systems unit in Advanced Technology Ltd. (ATL), Israel - see His professional interest and main field of activity is focused on Data Fusion, in particular Multi Sensor Tracking, systems evaluation and development. At the FUSION98 Conference he chaired the session "Practical Aspects of Data Fusion for Air Surveillance".

De Miguel Vela (Gonzalo), Session WeC5

Gonzalo De Miguel Vela received his Telecommunication Engineering degree in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1994 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is currently professor at the Department of Signal, Systems and Radiocommunications. His fields of interest and activity are radar signal processing and simulation. He is in charge of the radar signal processing area with the Signal and Data Processing Group at the Telecommunications School (UPM).

Derbez (Eric), Sessions ThB2

Dr. Eric Derbez is a postdoctoral fellow at Laboratoire de recherche en probabilitÈs et statistique, UniversitÈ du Québec à Trois-Rivières. For more details see his web page

Dérutin (J.-P.), Session WeB5

Detyniecki (Marcin), Session TuD4

Marcin Detyniecki is Ph.D. student of Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier at the University of Paris 6 and of Ronald Yager at the Machine Intelligence Institute in New York. He received the degrees of M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1996 and the DEA in Artificial Intelligence in 1997. His Ph.D. thesis (sept. 2000) focuses on the aggregation and fusion of imprecise, uncertain and incomplete data.

De Vilmorin (Marie), Session WeC1

De Waard (H.W.), Session TuB2

Dezert (Jean), Session TuD2

Jean Dezert was born in l'Hay les Roses, France in 1962. He received the electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Française de Radioélectricite Electronique and Informatique (EFREI), Paris in 1985, the D.E.A. degree in 1986 from University Paris VII (Jussieu) and his Ph.D. from University Paris XI, Orsay, in 1990, all in Automatic Control and Signal Processing. During 1986-1990 he was with the Systems Department at the French National Establishment for Aerospace Research (ONERA), Châtillon, France and did research in tracking. During 1991-1992, he visited the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, as an European Space Agency (ESA) Postdoctoral Research Fellow. During 1992-1993 he was a teaching assistant in Electrical Engineering at the University of Orléans, France. Since 1993, he is senior staff research engineer in the Modeling and Information Processing Departement (DTIM) at ONERA. His current research interests include autonomous navigation, estimation theory, information fusion, stochastic systems theory and its applications to multisensor-multitarget tracking. Dr. J. Dezert has one international patent in the autonomous navigation field and has published several papers in international conferences and journals. He coauthored one chapter of Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking : Applications and Advances, Vol. 2 (Y. Bar-Shalom Editor). He is member of IEEE and of Eta Kappa Nu, collaborates for the development of the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) and participates in the organization of FUSION 2000 international conference, Paris, France.

Dezheng (Zhang), Session WeB4

Ding (Zhen), Session MoD2

Do (Lan), Session TuD3

Dodin (Pierre), Session WeC1

Pierre Dodin received a Master of Science in combinatorial optimization from the university Paris VI in 1999. He is currently in first year of PhD in group decision under communication constraints, supervised by Vincent Nimier in ONERA and Jean Fonlupt in Paris VI, France.

Duflos (E.), Session WeC1

Duflot (Jean-Marc), Session ThC3

El-Matouat (Fatima), Session MoD4

Emmerman (Phillip), Session WeD4

Dr. Philip Emmerman is the Associate Director for Technology of the Information Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He has been working at the Army Research Laboratory since 1967 on a wide variety of projects including laser-guided weapons decoding and instrumentation, radar signal processing, anti-radiation projectile processing, multi-sensor fusion, image processing, robotics, telemedicine and information processing. As Associate Director, he has technical oversight in telecommunications, battlefield environments, and information processing. His current major thrusts are battlefield visualization, software agents, and collaborative physical agents. Dr. Emmerman received Harry Diamond Laboratory's Hinman Award in 1983 and the Federal Computer Week FOSE award in 1990. His open systems thrust with the Combat information Processor program fathered the Hawkeye program and its Desert Storm success. He was responsible for the target acquisition and system integration for OSD's robotics Demo 1 program. He was responsible for the open systems approach of the Army's TENCAP program. He has managed numerous Army TENCAP programs such as the MITT and FAST. His visualization program was instrumental in initiating the Army's battlefield visualization thrust. Dr. Emmerman has also been an associate professor at George Washington University. Married and father of a son (Alexander), most of his spare time is devoted to fatherly pursuits.

Essock (Edward), Session WeD3

Edward A. Essock is a Professor at Departments of Psychology and Ophthalmology, University of Louisville. Dr. Essock received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Brown University in 1981. His current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying basic visual abilities.

Etz (Steve), Session WeB3

Eyherabide (P.), Session MoC1

Fahnestock (James), Session WeD3

Mr. Fahnestock is Deputy Director of the Research and Technology Office in the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). In 1975 Mr. Fahnestock received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Photographic Science and Instrumentation. Mr. Fahnestock attended the University of Arizona during 1980 and 1981 receiving a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering with emphasis on image processing and remote sensing. Throughout Mr. Fahnestock's 26 year career with the US Government he has worked in a variety of technical management positions.
His responsibilities have included the development and implementation of image quality assessment techniques; the investigation of new electronic imaging capabilities and their application to defense and intelligence problems; research, development and application of state of the art technologies to major technical collection systems; and management of the United States Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) discipline. Mr. Fahnestock currently provides management guidance and oversight to the NIMA research and development program which is responsible for enhancing the future capabilities of the United States Imagery and Geospatial Information Service through the research and application of advanced technologies.

Farag (Aly A.), Session WeD3

Aly A. Farag was educated at Cairo Univ. (B.S. in EE), Ohio State University (M.S. in Biomedical Eng.), Univ. of Michigan (M.S. in Bioeng.), and Purdue University ( EE). He worked as a Biomedical Engineer at the Univ. of Michigan Hospital (83) and at Purdue University Biomedical Engineering Center (84-85). He was a visiting professor at the Univ. of Minnesota (89-90), and in August 1990 he joined the University of Louisville, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include Computer Vision, Signal Processing, and Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, SPIE, SME, and IEEE. Dr. Farag is the director of the CVIP Lab.

Farina (Alfonso), Sessions WeD1, WeD3

Alfonso Farina Doctor degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome (1973). Manager in the Radar Systems Division of Defence Systems. Professor of Radar Techniques at the University of Naples (1978-1985). He is the author of more than 170 peer reviewed publications and the author of the following books and monographs : Radar Data Processing (Vol. 1 and 2), 1985-1986 (co-authored with F. A. Studer) ; Optimised Radar Processors, 1987 (Editor) ; Antenna Based Signal Processing Techniques for Radar Systems, 1992. He received the 1987 Radar Systems Panel Award of IEEE-Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) for development of radar data processing techniques. He is the Italian representative at the International Radar Systems Panel of IEEE-AESS. He is Fellow of the IEE (UK) and Senior Member of IEEE.

Farooq (Mohamad), Sessions MoD2, WeC3

Fassinut-Mombot (Bienvenu), Session ThC5

Bienvenu Fassinut-Mombot was born in Libreville, Gabon, in 1971. He received the D.E.A. in Image Instrumentation, and Informatique from University of Bourgogne, France, in 1997. Since 1997 he is a student Ph.D. degree in Laboratoire d'Analyse des Système du Littoral (LASL-EA 2600), at University of Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO). His research interest include in the areas of Heterogeneous Perception and Algorithm Architecture Adequation.

Fay (D.A.), Session TuD3

Fouque (Laurent),Session TuB4

Franco (Patrick), Session TuC5

Frankel (Carl B.), Session MoC5

Carl B. Frankel is both a psychologist specializing in the role of emotion in adaptively competent information processing, and also a software engineer with 22 years experience applying object-oriented techniques to real-time embedded systems.

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