Abdelhak M. Zoubir

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abdelhak M. Zoubir

Signal Processing Group
Head of the Signal Processing Group | Spokesperson of the Cocoon research program

Merckstr. 25
64283 Darmstadt

Office: S3|06 254

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Abdelhak M. Zoubir is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to statistical signal processing and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Class 2010-2011). He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (BSc/BEng) from Fachhochschule Niederrhein, Germany, in 1983, the Dipl.-Ing. (MSc/MEng) and the Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, in 1987 and 1992, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Early placement in industry (Klöckner-Moeller & Siempelkamp AG) was then followed by a Research Associate position with the Signal Theory Group at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. In June 1992, he joined Queensland University of Technology where he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor in the School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering. In March 1999, he took up the position of Professor of Telecommunications at Curtin University of Technology, where he was Head of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering from November 2001 until February 2003. He has been Professor of Signal Processing and Head of the Signal Processing Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt since February 2003.

Research

Dr. Zoubir’s general research interest lies in statistical methods for signal processing with applications to cooperative sensor communications, synthetic aperture sonar, synthetic aperture radar, biomedical engineering, and car engine monitoring and safety for automotive applications. His current research interest lies in bootstrap techniques and robust statistics for signal processing, with applications to distributed detection and estimation, spectrum sensing, localization of user equipment in wireless communications, and automatic detection and classification in Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) and Through-The-Wall radar imaging. Dr. Zoubir published more than 400 papers in these areas (see List of Publications).

University Experience

  • Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, October 2012 – November 2014.
  • Coordinator and Spokesperson of the Cocoon Research Priority Program, January 2011 – December 2014.
  • University Professor of Signal Processing at Technische Universität Darmstadt, February 2003 – present.
  • Head of the Signal Processing Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, February 2003 – present.
  • Interim Head of School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Curtin University of Technology, November 2001 – January 2003.
  • Professor of Telecommunications at Curtin University of Technology, March 1999 – 2003.
  • Head of the Communications and Signal Processing Research Group, March 1999 – January 2003.
  • Head of Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, March 1999 – November 2001.
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, June 1992 – March 1999.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Tutorial speaker at the 6th IEEE Int. Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Cancún, Mexico, December 2015.
  • Co-author of the paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the 3rd Int. Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa), Pisa, June 2015.
  • Tutorial speaker at the 38th IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-13) , Vancouver, Canada, May 2013.
  • Plenary speaker at the First IEEE Int. Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT 2013), Bandung, Indonesia, March 2013.
  • Keynote speaker at the First Int. Conference on Communications, Signal Processing and their Applications (ICCSPA'13), Sharjah, UAE, 2013.
  • Keynote speaker at the 54th Int. Symposium ELMAR (ELMAR 2012), Zadar, Croatia, 2012.
  • Keynote speaker at the 19th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SIU 2011), Antalya, Turkey, 2011.
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Signal Processing Society, www.signalprocessingsociety.org, Class 2010 – 2011.
  • Keynote speaker at the 10th IEEE Int. Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP 2010), Beijing, China, 2010.
  • Tutorial speaker at the 17th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-09), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2009.
  • Keynote speaker at the 15th IEEE Int. Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP 2009), Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2009.
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to Statistical Signal Processing, 2008.
  • Co-Author of the paper that received the 2010 Young Author Best Paper Award given by the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
  • Co-Author of the paper that received the 2003 Young Author Best Paper Award given by the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
  • Tutorial speaker at the 24th Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99), Phoenix, Arizona, 1999.

Editorial Services

  • Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue Cooperative Signal Processing for Heterogeneous and Multi-Task Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, to appear in April 2017.
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Advances in Adaptive Filtering Theory and Applications to Acoustic and Speech Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SpringerOpen, 2016.
  • Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2012 – 2014.
  • Editor of Section 1, Academic Press Library in Signal Processing, Volume 3., Array and Statistical Signal Processing, 2014.
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Advances in Sensor Array Processing, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2005 – 2013.
  • Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Hindawi Publishing Coorporation, 2005 – 2012.
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Fourier Related Transforms for Non-Stationary Signals, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2011.
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Statistical Signal & Array Processing, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2010.
  • Member of the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2009 – 2011.
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, Inderscience Publishers, 2008 – present
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Bootstrap Methods in Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2007.
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1999 – 2005.
  • Guest Co-Editor of the AEU Int. Journal on Electronics and Communications, Vol. 53, No. 6, 1999.

Professional Activities

  • President-Elect of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), 2017 – 2018.
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2015 – 2017.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), 2009 – 2016.
  • Technical Co-Chair of the 39th IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-14), Florence, Italy, May 2014.
  • General Co-Chair of the 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Marrakech, Morocco, September 2013.
  • General Co-Chair of the 14th IEEE Int. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Darmstadt, Germany, June 2013.
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing, 2007 – 2012.
  • Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2010 – 2011.
  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2008 – 2009.
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Education, 2006 – 2008.
  • General Co-Chair of the 5th IEEE Int. Workshop on Sensor Array and Multi-Channel Signal Processing, Darmstadt, Germany, July 2008.
  • Co-Chair for Plenary Sessions of the 33rd IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-08), Las Vegas, USA, May 2008.
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2002 – 2007.
  • General Co-Chair of the 3rd IEEE Int. Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Darmstadt, Germany, December 2003.
  • Technical Chairman of the 11th IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, Singapore, August 2001.
  • Technical Chairman of the 4th Int. Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA 96), Queensland, Australia, August 1996.
  • Deputy Technical Chairman (Special Sessions/Tutorials) of the 19th IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-94), Adelaide, Australia, April 1994.