Biographies: S-Z

Saha (Rajat K.), Session TuC2

Rajat K. Saha was born in Calcutta, India on October 8, 1945. He received the B.E. degree from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpore, India, in 1966, the M.E. degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 1969, and the Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, in 1972, all in electrical engineering. In addition, he received the M.S. degree in mathematics from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, in 1980.
He was with the MITRE Corporation until 1994 when he became the President of Nova Research Corporation, Burlington, MA. Prior to joining the MITRE Corporation, he worked for the Unisys Corporation, the Northrop Corporation, and the General Electric Corporation in the areas of inertial navigation, target tracking, and multisensor fusion. His current research interest are in multisensor fusion, automatic target recognition, and track compression for situation awareness.

Saikkonen (Jouko), Session ThB5

Sanz-Gonzalez (José L.), Session MoD1

José L. Sanz-González was born in Orense, Spain. He received the Telecommunication Engineer and Doctor Degrees from E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. He is professor of Network Theory at E.T.S.I de Telecomunicación-UPM. 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 two textbooks and several reports and papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings.

Sarunic (P.W.), Session TuC1

Sasiadek (J.Z.), Session WeD5

Jurek. Z. Sasiadek is a professor at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His primary research interests are in robotics & automation, control systems, guidance, navigation, and control, aerospace control, and fuzzy logic systems and neural networks. Currently, Mr. Sasiadek is one of associate editor of AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.

Schoumans (N.), Session TuD3

Schubert (Johan), Session TuB4

Johan Schubert is a senior scientist with the Department of Data and Information Fusion at the Defence Research Establishment of Sweden. He received an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics in 1986 and his Ph.D. in computing science in 1994, both from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His current research interests include theoretical and applied aspects of Soft Computing, especially Neural Networks and Dempster-Shafer Theory, military applications of high-level Information Fusion and Artificial Intelligence for Situation and Threat Assessment and its use in Decision Support Systems.

Schum (David A.), Plenary Talk, Session MoA1

David A. Schum - received the B.A. and M.A. degrees from Southern Methodist University and the Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, the latter in 1964. Following a two-year post-doctoral appointment at the Laboratory of Aviation Psychology at Ohio State, he joined the faculty of Rice University, where he held appointments in the departments of Psychology and Mathematical Sciences until 1985 (also an adjunct appointment at Baylor College of Medicine). In the fall of 1985 he joined the faculty of George Mason University where he now holds the rank of professor in the Department of Operations Research and Engineering. He also holds the rank of professor in the George Mason School of Law. He is coauthor of a book on probability theory and the author of three books on evidence and inference. His other published works are to be found in engineering, law and behavioral science journals and in various monographs. He has had a career-long interest in both formal and behavioral evidential issues in probabilistic reasoning. His research has involved: (i) study of recurrent forms and combinations of evidence and the many subtleties they reveal, (ii) study of ways to provide computer assistance in the task of drawing conclusions from masses of evidence, and (iii) study of ways to enhance the process of discovery in which new possibilities and evidence are generated.

Semerdjiev (Emil Atanassov), Sessions MoD2,ThB2

Research Professor Emil Atanassov Semerdjiev received D.Sc. degree in Rakovsky War College, Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1990, Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Moscow, Russia, 1978. He is a member of IEEE, AFCEA, ISIF and International Academy for Information Processing and Technologies (Moscow, Russia). His main research interests are : Multiple target tracking - track initiation, measurement association, measurements and tracks fusion; parallel multiple target tracking algorithms design; System identification and hybrid estimation; Optimal control - collision warning and avoidance in navigation conflicts;

Semerdjiev (Tzvetan Atanassov), Sessions TuD2, ThB2

Research Professor Tzvetan Atanassov Semerdjiev received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the High Aviation Engineering Academy "N.E. Zhukovsky", Moscow, Russia, in 1973 and 1977 respectively, both in Avionics, and the D.Sc. degree from the Bulgarian Military Academy "G.S.Rakovsky", Sofia in 1986, in electrical engineering. Currently, he is a Professor of Information Technologies at the Bulgarian Military Academy, and a Professor of Radar & Navigation Systems at the Technical University, Sofia. He is a member of AFCEA since 1991, and a member of the International Academy of Information Processing and Technologies, Moscow, Russia, since 1995. His main research interests are : estimation theory; multitarget tracking; multisensor data fusion; parallel data processing; radar and navigation systems.

Sévigny (Léandre), Session MoD3

Shah (Shishir), Session WeB3

Shahbazian (Elisa), Sessions MoD5, ThC2

Sheng (Yunlong), Session MoD3

Dr. Yunlong Sheng received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Sciences and Technology of China in 1964. He received the M.Sc, Doctor and Doctor d`Etat degrees in physics from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France in 1980, 1982 and 1986 respectively. Since 1985, he has jointed the Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Laser, University Laval and is now an associate professor. Dr. Sheng has been author and co-author of more than 70 refereed journal papers, books and book chapters, and 60 conference papers. His research interests involve optical signal processing, pattern recognition, holography, diffractive optics, optical neural networks and optical interconnects. Dr. Sheng is a Fellow of the SPIE-International society for optical engineering, a member of OSA and the International Neural network Society. He serves also as a consultant for industrial companies in the USA and Canada.

Shi (Xizhi), Session ThC2

Shvartser (Leonid), Session ThB5

Shynar (Eric), Session MoC3

Sickels (Stephen), Session MoD5

Silbergleit (A.S.) Session WeC5

Simone (Giovanni), Session WeD3

Giovanni Simone received the "Laurea cum Laude" in Electronic Engineering at Univerisity of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 1998. He is currently PhD Student in Electronic Engineering, at University of Reggio Calabria. His current activity is focused on multiresolution signal representation applied to non-destructive evaluation and radar image processing.

Singh (Tarunraj), Session TuC2

Tarunraj Singh is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated from the Univ. of Waterloo in Canada with a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and worked for two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Texas A & M University prior to starting his tenure at SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Singh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on mechanisms, flexible structure systems and nonlinear control. Dr. Singh works in the area of dynamics and control. He has numerous publications in the area of control of slewing flexible structures, target tracking, and data fusion. Dr. Singh is the recipient of the SAE Ralph Teetor Educational award and was a JSPS fellow. He has served on a review panel at NSF and has been invited to present results of his research at JPL, Technische Hochshule Darmstadt in Germany and the Rzeszow University of Technology in Poland among other places.

Singhal (Amit), Session WeB3

Sinno (Danna), Session WeD1

Skarmeta (Antonio Gómez), Session

Antonio Gómez Skarmeta holds a BEng degree in computer engineering from the University of Murcia, a MEng in computer engineering from the University of Granada, and a PhD degree in computer science from the Universidad of Murcia. Currently he is with the Dept. of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Electronics, University of Murcia, as an associate professor. His research interests include soft computing, intelligent techniques, and machine learning.

Smets (Philippe), Plenary Talk, Session WeA1

Philippe Smets has a MD and a PhD in Medical Statistics. He was Professor of Medical Statistics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). From 1985 to 1999, he was director of IRIDIA, the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle, at ULB. He retired in 1999. Over the last few years, he has published over 100 research papers on quantified approximate reasoning and diagnosis. In particular, he developed many new methods within the framework of the transferable belief model, a model to represent quantified beliefs based on belief functions. He is member of the editorial board of most journals and of the program committee of most conferences dealing with uncertainty in artifical intelligence. He participated to several Belgian and European Research and Development Programs. Among others, he was prime contractor of the ESPRIT projects DRUMS, DRUMS2, UMIS and FUSION, all dealing with uncertainty and imprecision.

Smith (James), Session TuB3

Smith (P.), Session WeC4

Smith III (James F.), Session WeB1

James F. Smith III has conducted research on fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence, data mining, automated resource management, signal processing, wave propagation and topics in applied mathematical statistics for nearly two decades at the Naval Research Lab and the University of Rochester. He has published many papers in these areas. He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Rochester. After completing his Ph.D., he conducted research in theoretical signal processing and image processing in the University of Rochester’s Electrical Engineering Department. His research interest are sensor fusion, tracking, fuzzy logic, data mining, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, signal processing, and estimation. He is a member of the International Society of Information Fusion, SPIE, and other professional societies.

Solaiman (Basel), Sessions TuC5, WeD3, WeD5

Spieksma (F.), Session TuD2

Starrs (Andrew), Session MoD5

Steinberg (Alan N.), Session MoD5

Alan N. Steinberg is the Technical Director for Data Fusion at Veridian ERIM International, and an internationally recognized authority on sensor and data fusion. He has over twenty years' experience in program management and engineering of major weapons, sensors, electronic combat, and targeting and intelligence system developments. He recently led a USAF Space Warfare Center effort to provide cost-effective means for correlating information from multiple sources to meet the combatant’s need for pertinent, accurate and timely combat information. Mr. Steinberg is a member of the US DoD Joint Directors of Laboratories (JDL) Data Fusion Group for which he is currently revising the standard Data Fusion Engineering Guidelines. He is also a founder and former chairman of the U.S. DoD-Sponsored National Symposium on Sensor Fusion and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal for Information Fusion. Mr. Steinberg is currently providing system-engineering support to most of the major Multisensor Fusion developments within the U.S. Department of Defense. These include efforts for BMDO, DARPA and Intelligence organizations. He has provided support to the BMDO over 8 years in defining the information architecture for missile defense, developing ground-based radar systems, and evaluating sensor and weapon technologies. He has led major system engineering efforts in the DARPA Dynamic Multi-User Information Fusion (DMIF) and the Multi-source Intelligence Correlator (MICOR) programs. He has also held senior system engineering and program management positions at Litton Systems and Lockheed Aircraft, largely involving the integration of multiple sensors on aircraft, submarines and other platforms.

Storms (P.), Session TuD2

Streilein (William)), Sessions TuC3 (2), TuD3

William Streilein is a staff member in the Sensor Exploitation group at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory. His research interests include image processing and pattern recognition, recently focusing on the exploitation of multi-sensor fused imagery in interactive automatic learning and recognition environments. He holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from Austin College, an M.M. in electronic and computer music from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. degree in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University. He has been at Lincoln Laboratory since 1998.

Subrahmanian (V.S.), Session WeD4

V.S. Subrahmanian received his PhD in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 1989. Since then, he has been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. He received the NSF Young Investigator Award in 1993 and the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the Maryland Academy of Science in 1997. He has worked extensively in knowledge bases, bringing together techniques in artificial intelligence and databases. Prof. Subrahmanian has over 100 published/accepted papers. He has edited two books, one on nonmonotonic reasoning (MIT Press) and one on multimedia databases (Springer). He has co-authored an advanced database textbook (Morgan Kaufman, 1997), and has written a a textbook on multimedia databases (Morgan Kaufman, Jan. 1998). His monograph on software agents will appear in spring 2000 (MIT Press). He has given invited talks and served on invited panels at several national and international conferences. In addition, he has served on the program committees of various conferences. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, AI Communications, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Journal of Logic Programming, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, and Distributed and Parallel Database Journal. Parallel Database Journal. He serves on DARPA's Executive Advisory Council for the Advanced Logistics Program.

Sundareshan (Malur), Session MoC5

Svensson (Per), Session MoC1

Prof. Per Svensson is a Director of Research in Information Science at the Department of Data and Information Fusion of the Defence Research Establishment in Stockholm. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Numerical Analysis and Computing Science at the Royal Institute of Technology.

Swaszek (Peter), Session ThB4

Syrjärinne (Jari Tapani), Session WeD5

Jari Tapani Syrjärinne received his M.Sc degree in 1996 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in signal processing and control engineering. During 1996-1998 he worked at Tampere University of Technology in Signal Processing Laboratory doing research in the areas of data fusion and target tracking. Since 1999 he has been working for Nokia Mobile Phones in the area of GPS positioning. He is currently also working towards his Ph.D degree.

Taleb-Ahmed (Abdelmalik), Session TuC5

Tang (Sheng), Session WeD1

Sheng Tang is a graduate student in Computer Science from China. Before coming to the University of Nevada, he studied at the University of Notre Dame, where he received the MS in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Tang is an expert user of Matlab software and made all of the simulation runs for this paper. He graduated in May, 2000 with an MS in Computer Science and accepted a position in a high technology company in San Jose, California.

Tangney (John), Session TuB3

Tartakovsky (Alexander), Session ThC4

Dr. Alexander Tartakovsky is currently Associate Director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His research interests include theoretical and applied statistics, sequential analysis, change-point detection phenomena, adaptive, minimax and robust methods for overcoming prior uncertainty, pattern recognition, speech recognition and speaker identification, detection and tracking of targets in radar and infrared search and track systems, and information fusion. He is author of one book ("Sequential Methods in the Theory of Information Systems") and over 60 articles in the areas indicated above. Dr. Tartakovsky obtained M.S. in electrical engineering from Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia) in 1978 and Ph.D. in statistics and information theory from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia) in 1981. During 1981-92, he was senior scientist and then department head at the Institute of Radio Technology, Moscow, Russia, working on application of statistical methods of signal and image processing to optimization and modeling of information systems. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Tartakovsky worked at the University of California, Los Angeles, first in the Department of Electrical Engineering and then in the Department of Mathematics. He is a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, SPIE, and Information Fusion Society. Awards: Doctor of Sciences from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1990; Fellow, Popov Scientific Society (Russia); Medals, the best Young Scientist in technology from the Institute of Radio Technology and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1982, 1984, 1986.

Theil (A.), Sessions TuD1, ThB5

Arne Theil received his M.Sc. degree from the Pattern Recognition Group of the Physics department of the Delft University of Technology. Since August 1985 he works at the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory in The Hague in the radar signal processing section of the division observation systems. His work concerns antenna signal processing and contact extraction for array radars, Doppler polarimetry and sensor fusion. He has co-authored the popular software program CARPET (Artech House 1982) for radar performance assessment.

Toet (Alex), Session TuD3

Tokarcik (Larry), Session WeD4

Larry J. Tokarcik received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974. He is a member of the IEEE. Currently, Mr. Tokarcik is the chief of the Battlefield Visualization and Processing Branch within the Information Science and Technology Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory. Mr. Tokarcik has made significant contributions on numerous Battlefield Information Processing technology thrusts with particular focus on Command and Control and the Intelligence community. As one of the primary system architects of the Combat Information Processor he helped pioneer open-system and client/server concepts in the Army to include fielding actual systems.

Ton (Nick), Session ThB1

Torra (Vicenç), Session TuC4

Vicenç Torra is a Senior researcher at the Institut d'Investigació en Intel.ligencia Artificial (IIIA) that belongs to the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). He was formerly an Associate Professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain). Vicenç Torra earned a BSc in Computer Science in 1991, a MSc in 1992 and a Ph. D., also in Computer Science, in 1994 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His fields of expertise is artificial intelligence, and more specifically knowledge integration and fuzzy sets. He has authored over 50 papers, some of which have been published by IEEE and ACM. He has led competitively funded projects (EU, Spanish CICYT, Catalan CIRIT). He was Program Chairman of the 1st Catalan Conference on Artificial Intelligence and has participated in program committees of international and national conferences. He has been guest editor of the International J. of Intelligent Systems and is now being guest editor of an issue of the Int. J. of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems. His own web pages can be found at http://www.iiia.csic.es/~vtorra

Torrez (William C.), Session TuC1

Dr. William C. Torrez is a senior scientist employed at the SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER (SSC) San Diego, CA. He has worked for over 20 years in the areas of signal processing, data fusion, and applied probability for a wide variety of US Navy surveillance projects.

Turgeon (Daniel), Session ThC2

Tyugu (Enn), Session WeB4

Prof. Enn Tyugu (b. 1935) is a professor of software engineering at the Department of Teleinformatics of the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden since 1992. He received the Dr.Sci. degree in computer science (1974) from Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, and was appointed professor of computer science at Tallinn Technical University and head of department of Institute of Cybernetics in 1978. From 1985 to 1989, he was deputy director of the Soviet New Generation Computer Project START. He is a member of Estonian Academy of Sciences, author of 5 books in software development, knowledge-based programming and computer-aided design. He has developed the method of structural synthesis of programs for programming in the large. His current research includes automatic program synthesis, declarative re ection in intelligent agents and agent shells, semantics of visual specification languages and its implementation and advanced programming tools and languages.

Valet (L.), Sessions MoC3, TuB5

Valin (Pierre), Session MoD3

Van Der Kraan (Pieter), Session ThC3

Vanheeghe (Philippe), Session WeC1

Vannoorenberghe (Patrick), Session MoD4

Varol (Yaakov), Session WeD1

Yaakov Varol is Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been for 4 years. He came to Reno from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale where he was Professor of CS and also served a period as Chair. He has worked at Rand in Santa Monica, California and with military operations in Israel. Some of his current areas of interest, in addition to defense systems, are algorithms and the theory of computation.

Varshney (Pramod K.), Session MoD3

Pramod K. Varshney was born in Allahabad, India on July 1, 1952. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (with highest honors), and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 1972, 1974, and 1976 respectively.
During 1972-76, he held teaching and research assistantships at the University of Illinois. Since 1976 he has been with Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY where he is currently a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served as the Associate Chair of the department during 1993-96. His current research interests are in distributed sensor networks and data fusion, detection and estimation theory, wireless communications, image processing, radar signal processing and parallel algorithms. He has supervised twenty four Ph.D. dissertations, authored or coauthored over sixty journal papers and over one hundred thirty conference papers. He is the author of Distributed Detection and Data Fusion, published by Springer-Verlag in 1997. He has consulted for General Electric, Hughes, SCEEE, Kaman Sciences Corp., Andro Consulting and Digicomp Research among others.
While at the University of Illinois, Dr. Varshney was a James Scholar, a Bronze Tablet Senior, and a Fellow. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is the recipient of the 1981 ASEE Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award. He was elected to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 for his contributions in the area of distributed detection and data fusion. He was the guest editor of the special issue on data fusion of the Proceedings of the IEEE, January 1997. He is on the editorial boards of Cluster Computing and Information Fusion. He is listed in Who's Who in Technology Today and Outstanding Young Men of America.

Vergara (L.), Session WeD3

Verliac (Julien), Session WeC1

Julien Verliac received a Master of Science in combinatorial optimization from the university Paris VI, France in 1999.

Verlinde (P.), Session ThB3

Verly (J.), Session TuC3(2)

Wallart (Olivier), Session ThB3

Wallenius (Klas), Session ThB1

Klas Wallenius, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, has been working with Data Fusion issues at CelsiusTech Systems AB for seven years. He is the manager of a project aiming to achieve a battle-space model common to different C2-units, called WASP - the Wide Area Situation Picture.

Wang (Jie), Session ThB2

Jie Wang is now a doctoral student in the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Her interests are in nonlinear system identification and information fusion.

Wang (Xuejun), Session ThC2

Waxman (Allen M.), Invited Session Chair TuB3,TuC3(2),TuD3

Allen M. Waxman is a Senior Staff member in the Sensor Exploitation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he directs a research team focused on neural network modeling, multi-sensor fusion for surveillance, pattern learning and recognition, and sensor fused night vision. He also holds a joint appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University. He received a B.S. degree in Physics from the City College of New York in 1973 and a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 1978. Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory in 1989, he performed research at MIT, the University of Maryland, the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), and Boston University. In 1992 he was recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the International Neural Network Society for work on 3D object learning and recognition. In 1996 he received the Best Paper Award from the IRIS Passive Sensors Group for work on real-time image fusion for color night vision. Current research efforts involve real-time multi-sensor image fusion in conjunction with 3D site models and 3D imaging, interactive fused image mining by trainable search agents, and client-server based exploitation and dissemination of 3D fused sensor data. Dr. Waxman holds three U.S. patents and has authored over eighty publications.

Weaver (Scott E.), Session TuB1

Scott E.Weaver was born in 1962. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, OH in 1988. In 1999 he received a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been an engineer with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, since 1988. His interests include the capabilities of neural networks for modeling and control, and in particular the effect of interference during online learning of approximates with generalization capabilities. Currently, he is investigating multiple model techniques for target tracking. His recent papers are available at http://www.ececs.uc.edu/~sweaver

Wells (Peter), Session MoD3

Peter N T Wells was born in Bristol in 1936. He has doctorates and honorary doctorates in zoology, science, technology and medicine. He is Honorary Director of the Centre for Physics and Engineering Research in Medicine at the University of Bristol and Chief Physicist in the United Bristol Healthcare National Health Service Trust. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Wensink (H.Einar), Session MoD1

Dr. Einar Wensink studied Agricultural Engineering at Wageningen University and Applied Physics at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. In 1996 he received, in Delft, a Ph.D. in stochastic signal processing. He is presently working in the RD&T Radar and Sensors Department of Signaal, where he is responsible for the coordination of the research and development in the field of radar signal processing.

Wernersson (Åke), Session TuB5

Willett (Peter), Sessions MoD1, ThB4

Xiang (Ming), Sessions ThB4, ThC4

Doctor Ming Xiang is with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Jiaotong University, Xi'an,710049, P.R.China. His main research interests are in signal processing and detection and estimation theory.

Xiang (Y.), Session ThC2

Xu (Mingming), Session ThB3

Mingming Xu is Ph.D student in department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, USA.

Xydeas (C.), Session WeC3

Yang (Bin-ru), Session WeB4

Yang (Wanhai), Session MoD3

Yang (Xiangjie), Session MoD3

Xiangjie Yang received B.S. degree in Computer Science at Wuhan University, China, in 1991, and the M.Sc. degree in Optical Instrument at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, in 1997. Since 1998, he has jointed the Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser, University Laval as a Ph.D. candidate. His research interests involve multisensor image fusion.

Yang (Xuan), Session MoD3

Yang (Yanyi), Session TuC4

Miss Yanyi Yang received her B.E. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1996, and now she is a postgraduate research student in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. From 1996-1998, Miss yang worked in China Hewlett-Packard Co. Ltd as an associate technical consultant. In 1999, Miss yang enrolled in Nanyang Technological University as a master of engineering student. Her research interests are: Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery in databases, Rough Set Theory, Genetic Algorithm , Neural Network.

Ye (Nong), Session ThB3

Dr. Nong Ye is an associate professor and director of Information Integration and Assurance Laboratory(IIA) , Arizona State University.

You (Zhisheng), Sessions TuC2, ThB4

Zhang (Mingzhi), Session ThC2

Zhu (Yunmin), Session MoC2,TuC2, ThB4

Prof. Yunmin Zhu received the B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Beijing University, China in 1968. From 1968 to 1978 he was with Luoyang Tractor Factory, Luoyang, Henan, China as a steel worker and a machine engineer. From 1981 to 1994 he was with Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chengdu Institute of Computer Applications, Chengdu Branch, Academia Sinica. Since 1995 he has been with Department of Mathematics, Sichuan University as Professor. During 1986-1987, 1989-1990, 1993-1996, 1998-1999 he was a Visiting Associate and Visiting Professor, at Lefschetz Centre for Dynamical Systems and Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University; Depart-ment of Electrical Engineering, McGill University; Communications Research Laboratory, McMaster University; Department of Electrical Engineering, University of New Orleans. His research inter-ests include stochastic approximations, adaptive filtering, other stochastic recursive algorithms and their applications in estimations, optimizations, and decisions for dynamic system as well as for signal processing, information compression. In particular, his present major interest is multisensor distributed estimation and decision fusion. Prof. Zhu is the author or coauthor of over 40 papers in international and Chinese journals. He is the author of Multisensor Distributed Stochastic Decision (Science Press, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 2000) and coauthor (with Prof. H. F. Chen) of Stochastic Approximations (Modern Mathematics Series, Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers, 1996). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Control Theory and Applications, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

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