Davetli Konuşmacılar

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kondoz

Professor Ahmet Kondoz joined the University of Surrey as a PhD student in October 1984 and completed his PhD in 1987. From 1986 to 1988, he was employed as a research fellow in the communication systems research group. He became a lecturer in 1988, reader in 1995, and in 1996 he was promoted to professor in multimedia communication systems. Currently, he is the founding head of I-LAB, a multi-disciplinary multimedia communication systems research lab, housing more than 35 post-doctoral researchers and PhD students at the University of Surrey.

His research interests are in the areas of digital signal processing and coding, fixed and mobile multimedia communication systems, error resilient media transmission, human computer interaction, and measurement of Quality of Experience (QoE) in the new 3D immersive media applications for the future Internet systems. He has over 450 publications, including three books, several book chapters, and nine patents. He has graduated more than 65 PhD students in the areas of fixed and mobile multimedia communication systems. He has been a consultant for major wireless media terminal manufacturers and has been acting as an advisor for various international governmental departments and research councils.

Professor Kondoz has been involved with several European Commission FP6 & FP7 research and development projects, such as NEWCOM, e-SENSE, SUIT, VISNET, MUSCADE etc. involving leading universities, research institutes and industrial organisations across Europe. Recently, he coordinated FP6 VISNET II NoE, and currently he is the coordinating chairman of FP7 DIOMEDES STREP and ROMEO IP projects with more than 30M€ research budgets, involving many leading organisations across Europe which deal with the hybrid delivery of high quality 3D immersive media to remote collaborating users including those with mobile terminals. He co-chaired the European networked media advisory task force, and contributed to the Future Media and 3D Internet activities to support the European Commission in the FP7 programmes. He has been awarded several prizes, the most significant of which are the Royal Television Societies’ Communications Innovation Award and the IEE Benefactors Premium Award.

Professor Kondoz has been involved in ETSI, ITU, 3GPP, DVB, INMARSAT, NATO standardisations and various European technology platforms. He is the managing director of MulSys Ltd., which is a University of Surrey spin-off company specialised in multimedia communication technologies, and currently involved in several international research and development programmes, including two large EU-wide projects.

Prof. Dr. Stuart Walker

Dr. Stuart Walker joined the University of Essex in February 1988 as a Senior Lecturer in Optical Communications. Previously he was at BT Laboratories, where he was latterly head of the submarine systems development group. During his time at BT, he was involved in many pioneering developments. These included bringing forward the unrepeatered optical link concept and participation in the first multi-gigabit UK installed fibre field trials. He was mainly responsible for the design of all the Opto-electronic modules including a complete 2.4 Gb/s regenerator.
Since joining the University of Essex, he has participated in many University/Industrial partnerships. These include an extended period as a consultant to Hewlett-Packard (HP) Laboratories, Bristol and Agilent Technologies, Ipswich. He has also served as a Visiting Scientist to HP, Bristol on two occasions. One aspect of the work with HP was concerned with the optimisation of subcarrier network performance. It was shown, for the first time, how the best laser modulation index simply depended on the device non-linearity and required network signal-to-noise ratio. This result was widely cited. A novel means for subcarrier optical network distortion analysis was also discovered and granted a US patent. He has successfully completed international contracts for IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre and served there as Visiting European Scientist. One outcome from this collaboration was the demonstration of the first subcarrier-multiplexed optical network based on self- pulsating lasers. He has been appointed a visiting BT fellow on two occasions. In the BT context, various novel laser transmitter control systems were designed. A European patent was generated by this work.
In partnership with colleagues at the University of Essex, he has been co-applicant and principal investigator on a number of successful EPSRC submissions. These include GR/K49454, “Development of a polarisation-sensitive optical time domain reflectometer (P-OTDR)”. Dr. Walker’s contribution has been to design a high-performance, four channel Stokes receiver. This allowed convenient, single-ended laboratory measurements to be carried out. Prior to this, he was involved with GR/J45114, “Polarisation dispersion limitations on the performance of long-haul, multi-gigabit fibre links”. The main contribution here was to design a unique, DSP- optimised receiver with the lowest noise available. He was involved with GR/L62832, “Polarised soliton transmission and linear differential polarisation-shift keying transmission”. In this project, the design of a complete digital modem is being undertaken, thus enabling the planned experimental work in polarisation-shift signaling.
Subsequently, he has joined a successful proposal with Bristol University, GR/L89105 entitled “Low cost sub-carrier multiplexed optical networks as Essex principal investigator. This project, which is strongly supported by HP Laboratories and News Digital Systems Ltd., has produced a number of new results in the area of multi-gigabit capacity subcarrier systems. Dr. Walker’s main concern is with the design of complete subcarrier clock extraction and phase-lock sub-systems. Recently, he was awarded further funds to pursue a project entitled “Arrayed-waveguide grating Cascade Optical Research Network (ACORN)”, GR/N11070 in collaboration with Dr.’s Mears and Holburn at Cambridge University. This work is in the area of arrayed-waveguide grating based networks for future high-capacity access networks. Recently he was awarded funding for the “OAKLEAF’ project, GR/R32819 which is also in collaboration with Cambridge.
The optical systems and networks laboratories at the University of Essex are involved in a number of EPSRC, European and Industrial projects. Support has been received from a wide variety of sources such as Alcatel, BT, FTEL, Agilent Technologies, HP laboratories, Bristol, and Nortel.

Prof. Dr. Yonina C. Eldar

Yonina C. Eldar received the B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1995 and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2002 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.
From January 2002 to July 2002 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Signal Processing Group at MIT. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Dr. Eldar was in the program for outstanding students at TAU from 1992 to 1996. In 1998, she held the Rosenblith Fellowship for study in Electrical Engineering at MIT, and in 2000, she held an IBM Research Fellowship. From 2002-2005 she was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. In 2004, she was awarded the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, in 2005 the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, in 2007 the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, in 2008 the Hershel Rich Innovation Award, the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion Outstanding Lecture Award, in 2009 the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2010 the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, and in 2011 the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences. She is a Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the IEEE Bio Imaging Signal Processing technical committee,a member of the Israel Committee for Higher Education, an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, and on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. In the past, she was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods technical committee, and served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions On Signal Processing, the EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing, and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.

Konuşma İçeriği: Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion

The famous Shannon-Nyquist theorem has become a landmark in the development of digital signal processing. However, in many modern applications, the signal bandwidths have increased tremendously, while the acquisition capabilities have not scaled sufficiently fast. Consequently, conversion to digital has become a serious bottleneck.  In this talk a new framework for sampling wideband analog signals at rates far below that dictated by the Nyquist rate will be presented. The focus will be both on the theoretical developments, as well as on actual hardware implementations and considerations that allow realization of sub-Nyquist samplers in practice. Applications to a variety of different problems in communications, bioimaging, and signal processing will also be described.

Prof. Dr. Tülay Adalı

Tülay Adalı received the B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1988 and 1992 respectively, all in electrical engineering. She joined the faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore in 1992 where she currently is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. She has held visiting positions at École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, and University of Campinas, Brazil.

Prof. Adalı assisted in the organization of a number of international conferences and workshops including the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), the IEEE International Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing (NNSP), and the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP). She was the General Co-Chair, NNSP (2001–2003); Technical Chair, MLSP (2004–2008); Program Co-Chair, MLSP (2008 and 2009), 2009 International Conference on Independent Component Analysis and Source Separation; Publicity Chair, ICASSP (2000 and 2005); and Publications Co-Chair, ICASSP 2008.

Prof. Adalı chaired the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s MLSP Technical Committee (2003–2005, 2011–2013), served on the SPS Conference Board (1998–2006), and the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (2004–2007). She was an Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2003–2006), IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2007–2013), IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Signal Processing (2010-2013), and Elsevier Signal Processing Journal (2007–2010). She is currently serving on the MLSP and Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committees, and the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Proceedings and Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology.

Prof. Adalı is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIMBE, and the recipient of a 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award and an NSF CAREER Award. She is an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 and 2013. Her research interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, machine learning for signal processing, and biomedical data analysis.