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

+49 6151 16-21341
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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 Associate Lectureship in the Division for Signal Theory 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 and 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 at Technische Universität Darmstadt since February 2003.

Research

His 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 for non-stationary and non-Gaussian signals and robust statistics for signal processing, with applications to distributed detection, 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.

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 the 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 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 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-13) held in Vancouver, Canada
  • Plenary speaker at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology 2013 (ICoICT 2013)to be held in Bandung, Indonesia
  • Keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing and their Applications (ICCSPA'13) to be held in Sharja, UAE
  • Keynote speaker at the 54th International Symposium ELMAR (ELMAR 2012) held in Zadar, Croatia
  • Keynote speaker at the 19th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SIU 2011) held in Antalya, Turkey
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Signal Processing Society, www.signalprocessingsociety.org, Class 2010 – 2011
  • Keynote speaker at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP 2010) held in Beijing, China
  • Tutorial speaker at the 17th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-09) held in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Keynote speaker at the 15th IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP 2009) held in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to Statistical Signal Processing, 2008
  • Co-Author of the paper that received the 2007 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 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99) held in Phoenix, Arizona

Editorial Services

  • Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2012 – 2014
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Array Processing, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, to appear
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Fourier Related Transforms for Non-Stationary Signals, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2011
  • Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committe on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2010 – 2011
  • Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue Statistical Signal & Array Processing, EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2010
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), 2009 – present
  • 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
  • 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 Committe on Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing, 2007 – 2012
  • Guest Editor of the Special Section Bootstrap Methods in Signal Processing in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2007
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committe on Signal Processing Education, 2006 – 2008
  • Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal Signal Processing, Elsevier, North-Holland, 2005 – present
  • Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Hindawi Publishing Coorporation, 2005 – present
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2002 – 2007
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1999 – 2005

Professional Activities

  • Technical Co-Chair of the 39th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-14), to be held in Florence in Italy
  • General Co-Chair of the 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), to be held in September 2013
  • General Co-Chair of the14th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), held in June 2013
  • General Co-Chair of the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Sensor Array and Multi-Channel Signal Processing held in July 2008
  • Co-Chair for Plenary Sessions of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-08), held in May 2008
  • General Co-Chair of the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), held in December 2003
  • Technical Chairman of the 11th IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing held in August 2001
  • Technical Chairman of the International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA 96)
  • Deputy Technical Chairman (Special Sessions/Tutorials) of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-94), held in April 1994