Session TuC3, TuD3
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
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. ),
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.
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
Angelova (Donka Stancheva),
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Becker (Jan C.),
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
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.
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.
Sessions MoD4, WeB3, ThB3
Mohammed Benjelloun is Professor in Automatic and Signal
Processing at the University du Littoral Côte dOpale (France) and
Director of the Laboratoire dAnalyse des Systèmes du Littoral
(UPRES EA 2600) since 1996. His main research activities are computer vision
and data fusion.
(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.
Besada Portas (Juan Alberto),
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.
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.
Billat (Alain),Session TuB5
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.
Sessions TuC1, TuD2
Blaya (Juan Botía),
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.
Bojilov (Ljudmil Vladimirov),
Sessions MoC3, TuB5
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 dAnalyse des Systèmes du Littoral (UPRES
EA 2600), Université du Littoral Côte dOpale (France). His
research activities are in data fusion and computer vision. He teaches at the
IUT du Littoral.
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.
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.
Sessions TuC3(2), TuD3
Damien Brige, Master of Automatic and Industrial Computer
Science, option interactive process and decision systems, at the University of
Littoral Côte dOpale (France) in 1999. Prepares a Ph.D. thesis in,
Automatic and Industrial Computer Science since October 1999, at Laboratoire
dAnalyse des Systèmes du Littoral (UPRES EA 2600), University du
Littoral Côte dOpale (France). Reasearche ac-tivities in
directional statistics and data fusion.
Brown (Donald E.),
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
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.),
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),
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).
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.
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.
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.
Chen (Hua Mei),
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).
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.),
Chiam (Tee Chye),
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.
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.
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.
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.),
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.
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.
De Brucq (Denis),
Invited Session Chair for ThB5; Session MoC3,
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
http://www.atl.co.il. 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
De Miguel Vela (Gonzalo),
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).
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
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
De Vilmorin (Marie),
De Waard (H.W.),
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,
Do (Lan), Session TuD3
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.
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.
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.
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.),
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 (Ph.D.in 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.
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.
Sessions MoD2, WeC3
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
Fouque (Laurent),Session TuB4
Frankel (Carl B.),
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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