General: P. Stoica has made a number of fundamental contributions to the theory and application of signal processing during his 37 year teaching and research career. He has also been influential in setting research directions through his role in the governing bodies of the IEEE (USA), IEE(UK), and the International Time series Analysis and Forecasting Society as well as through his membership in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is an international researcher who has actively collaborated with more than 60 researchers from more than 20 countries. He is one of the most cited researchers in the field. The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) has included him on the list of the 250 most highly cited researchers in the world in the entire area of Engineering. According to Harzing's citation analysis tool he has (in Apr, 2009) over 15,800 citations, an h-index of 51 and a g-index of 107. His technical contributions and achievements have been recognized with several prestigious awards: he has received Technical Achievement Awards from all three major international organizations in the field (IEEE, IEE, and EURASIP), the Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing society (which is the highest level award bestowed by the said society), and several important best paper awards including the Baker Prize which is presented to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper that appeared in all IEEE publications.
Positions: 1998 - present: Professor of Systems Modeling, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden;1990 - 1998: Professor of System Identification and Signal Processing, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Polytechnic Inst of Bucharest, Romania; 1995 - 1997: Associate Professor and Docent in the Department of Systems and Control, Uppsala University, Sweden; 1985 - 1991: Head of the Signal Processing Group, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest; 1990 - 1991: Associate Dean of the Automatic Control and Computers Faculty, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest; 1972 - 1990: Various teaching positions, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest.
P Stoica has also held visiting/guest professor positions at The Information Systems Lab, Stanford University, CA, USA, The ECE Dept, University of Florida, Gainesvile, FL, USA, The EE Dept, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, The Dept of Applied Electronics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, The Dept of Systems and Control, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and The Dept of Signals, Sensors and Systems, the Royal Inst of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Education and degrees: 1993: Doctor honoris causa in science, Uppsala University; 1979: PhD in automatic control, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest; 1972: MSc in automatic control, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest.
Editorial boards and memberships:
Member of the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Journal of Forecasting (Wiley),
Signal Processing (Elsevier), Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (Birkhauser), Digital
Signal Processing-A Review Journal (Academic Press), Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (Kluwer), and the Signal Processing Mag (IEEE). Also guest editor of 7 special issues in Signal
1981 - 1986: Director of the International Time Series Analysis and Forecasting Society.
1991 - 1998: Corresponding member of the Romanian Academy
1999 - pres: Honorary member of the Romanian Academy
2001 - 2003: Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal
2003 - pres: Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
2008 - pres: Member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Awards and honors:
1989: Co-recipient of the IEEE ASSP Senior Award for work on Array Signal Processing.
1977 and 1989: Recipient of the Prizes awarded by the Academy of Sciences (Bucharest) for "outstanding work in the system identification and optimization areas."
1994 - pres: Fellow of IEEE (elected "for contributions to statistical signal processing and system identification").
1996 - pres: Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
1996: Recipient of the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for "fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing with applications in time series analysis, system identification and array signal processing." This award "honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated bypublications, patents, or recognized impact on the field".
1998: Co-recipient of the 1998 EURASIP Best Paper Award for Signal Processing.
1999: Co-recipient of an IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award that "honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society's technical scope, and appearing in one of the Society's Transactions".
2000: Co-recipient of the 2000 W.R.G. Baker Paper Prize Award which is "presented by the IEEE Board of Directors to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper reporting original work published in the Transactions, Journals, and Magazines of the IEEE Societies, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE."
2000: Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal awarded for "outstanding contributions in the signal processing area".
2002: Recipient of the EURASIP Individual Technical Achievement Award for "many personal contributions to the signal processing discipline" (awarded in 2002 for the first time).
2004: Co-recipient of the Bjorkenska Prize (Major Research Award of Uppsala University).
2005: Recipient of the IEE Achievement Medal awarded for "outstanding contributions to the field of Statistical Signal Processing".
2005: Included by ISI (the Institute of Science Information) on the list of the 250 most highly cited researchers in Engineering in the world.
2006: Recipient of the Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for "outstanding contributions to the theory and application of statistical signal processing through fundamental research papers and prominent books". This award "honors outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the Society and outstanding leadership within that field".
2007-pres: Fellow of EURASIP elected for "contributions to modern spectral analysis" (EURASIP Fellowship, which is one of the Association's most prestigious honors, was awarded in 2007 for the first time).
2008: Co-recipient of the Barry Carlton Award of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, which "acknowledges what is judged the best paper in IEEE AES Transactions in each calendar year, and which is one of IEEE's oldest and AES highest honor".
He was and is still now Member of many Scientific Committies of International and National Conferences (in particular, Sci. Secretary, The First Soviet-American Workshop on the Ice Mechanics and its Applications, Moscow, Russia (1991) Co-Chairman, EUROMECH Colloquium Fracture Aspects in Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia (2000) Co-Chairman, NATO Advanced Research Workshop Surface Waves in Anisotropic and Laminated Bodies and Defects Detection, Moscow, Russia (2002) Co-Chairman, ICF Interquadrennial Conf. on Fracture at Multiple Dimensions, Moscow, Russia (2003) Co-Chairman, ICF Interquadrennial Conf. on Fracture Mechanics in Design of Fracture Resistant Materials and Structures, Moscow, Russia (2007)). He is a Member of several Professional Societies (among them Vice-President (2005-2009), Director (2009-till now) International Congress on Fracture; Scientific Secretary, Scientific Council on Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2004-till now); Member, Executive Committee, International Congress on Fracture (2001-2005); Member, Executive Committee, The European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) (1997-till now); Russian National Committee on the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1995); Member, Gesellschaft fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (1991-till now); Member, Int. Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (1990-till now); Deputy - Head of the All-Union (now Russian) Scientific Council of Academy of Sciences on Strength and Plasticity (1985-till now)).
Born in 1933 in Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan Republic, Eldar Salayev graduated from the Azerbaijan State University (AGU) and received his Diploma in Physics in 1956. After having worked as a scientific researcher for about 10 years in the Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, he received the PhD in Physics and Mathematics, and became the chief of the Semiconductor Quantum Electronics Laboratory and Scientific Secretary at that Institute. Later on, he worked as a Vice-Director at the same Institute.
In 1975, Professor E. Salayev received the degree of Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics working in close collaboration with the Nobel Prize winners A. M. Prokhorov and N. G. Basov. The same year he became Professor in physics. In 1972 he founded in Baku the Branch of the Institute of Applied Physics, Ministry of Defence Industry of the former USSR (later on Institute of Photoelectronics Azerbijan National Academy of Sciences). He has been directed this Institute up to 1992.
Professor E. Yu. Salaev is a well-known scientist in the field of physics and tecniques of semiconductors, IR techniques, quantum electronics and nonlinear optics. He is co-author of 2 books, more than 300 scientific papers and holder of 110 patents. His research achievements include: first detection and explanation of nature of the low-temperature and high-pressure phase transitions in layered chalcogenide semiconductors; observation of the presence of the low-frequency rigid layer modes in layered crystals leading to the specific spin-phonon and electron-phonon interaction; new deformation effects in layered gallium selenide-type crystals; formation and behavior of the electron-hole liquid in layered crystals under high-density of excitation; first observation of the second harmonic generation and stimulated emission in gallium selenide and application of this crystal in non-lineer optics, including first observation of the second harmonic generation at 789.5 nm laser wavelength; first observation of the photoinduced change of the refractive index in gallium arsenide which found wide application in optical communication systems; development of the growth technology of the IR materials and creation of the mid-IR detectors.
As a visiting professor, researcher and invited lecturer, E. Salayev has presented many taught seminars and was engaged in scientific collaboration at more than 30 Universities and Research Centers. He supervised 50 PhD students and 15 Doctors of Science. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals on materials science and physics.
He has been pursuing the conference leadership to address the frontiers of the physics of semiconductors over the world serving as chair, co-chair, session chair and committee members for over 25 academic conferences.
Professor Salayev has received several awards and honors, including the Azerbaijan State Prize in Science (1972), Honorary Scientific Person of Azerbaijan (1972), Honor Medal of Azerbaijan Republick (1997) and the Vavilov Premium (1982) in the field of the scientific device creation. Salayev also a member of several Academies including the Euoropean Academy of Sciences, the Islamic Academy of Sciences (Iordan), the New York Academy of Sciences (USA), the East International Oil Academy (Azerbaijan), Russian Engineering Academy of Sciences named by A.M. Prokhorov (Russia), International Communication Academy (Ukraine).
He was elected and served as a member of the former USSR Parliament and the Parliament of the Azerbaijan Republick. In 1980 and 1983, respectively, he was elected the Corresponding Member and Full Member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. In 1983 Prof. Salayev was elected the President and up to 1997 leaded the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.
Alan Herbert Cowley was born in Manchester, England. He was educated at the University of Manchester, England, where he received the following degrees: Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry in 1955, Master of Science in 1956, and Doctor of Philosophy in 1958. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow, and later an Instructor at the University of Florida during the period 1958-1960. During the years 1960-1961 he was a Technical Officer with the Exploratory Group of Imperial Chemical Industries (Billingham Division), England. From 1962 to 1988 he was at The University of Texas at Austin, where he held the following positions: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1962-1967, Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1967-1970, Professor of Chemistry, 1970-1984, George W. Watt Centennial Professor of Chemistry, 1984-1988. From 1988-1989, he was the Sir Edward Frankland Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Imperial College, London, U.K. He returned to the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and currently holds the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry.
He is the author of over 500 publications
Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Main-Group Element Chemistry, 1980 ;Centenary Medal and Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1986; American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Award, 1986; Stiefvater Memorial Award and Lectureship, University of Nebraska, 1987; Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (Britain's National Academy), 1988; Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists, 1994; von Humboldt Prize, 1996; Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Decoration awarded by the French Government, 1997; Honorary Doctorate, University of Bordeaux I, 2003; Elected a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, 2004; The University Co-operative Society Career Research Excellence Award, 2006; C. N. R. Rao Award and Lecture, New Delhi, India, 2007; Elected a Corresponding Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, 2007; Elected a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2007; 2009 American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.
Other Honors :
Dalton Chemical Scholar, University of Manchester, 1956-1958; Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst Fellowship, 1973; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1976-1977; Jeremy I. Musher Memorial Lectureship. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1979; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Inorganic Chemistry, 1979-1983; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Chemical Reviews, 1984-1988; Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Chemistry, 1983; Appointed to the Board of Inorganic Syntheses, 1983-. Editor-in-Chief of Volume 31; Elected to Council of Gordon Research Conferences, 1984-1987; College of Natural Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, 1984; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Polyhedron, 1984-1998; Mobay Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, 1985; Karcher Lecturer, University of Oklahoma, 1985; Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1986-1991; Elected Councilor, American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, 1986-1989; Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 1987-; Appointed to the American Chemical Society Committee on Divisional Activities, 1987-1989; Reilly Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, 1987; Appointed to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Chemical Sciences Review Panel, 1987-1990; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Organometallics, 1988-1991; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Progress in Inorganic Chemistry, 1988- ; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Heteroatom Chemistry, 1988-1996; Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences, 1989-1998; Appointed to the Editorial Board of Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, 1989 - ; Irvine Lecturer, St. Andrews University, Scotland, 1989; Fischel Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, 1991; Frontiers of Science Lecturer, Wayne State University, 1991; Appointed by Governor Richards of Texas to the Executive Board of Texas Science and Mathematics Renaissance Centers, 1991-93; Baxter Lecturer, Northern Illinois University, 1992; Appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Journal of Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry, 1992-8.; Co-Chairman, First Gordon Research Conference on Science Education, 1992; Frontiers in Materials Science Lecturer, University of Iowa, 1993; Elected Vice-Chair, Gordon Research Conferences Board of Trustees, 1993; Elected Chair, Gordon Research Conferences Board of Trustees, 1994-95; Inaugural Etter Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota, 1995; President, International Council on Main Group Chemistry, 1997-98; Appointed to the International Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions, 1997-2000; Appointed Institut Universitaire de France Professor, 1999; Appointed to the Science and Engineering Advisory Board of ORFID, Inc., 2004; Appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Jordanian Journal of Chemistry, 2004; Gauss Professorship, GÃ¶ttingen Academy of Sciences, 2006; F. G. A. Stone Lectureship, University of Bristol, U.K., 2007.
(1)Main group chemistry; (2)Organometallic chemistry; (3)Catalysis; (4)Precursors to electronic materials; (5)Inorganic polymers; (6)Environmental chemistry.
Kerim Allahverdiev, Azerbaijanian by birth, was born in 1944 and educated at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MEI), where he received degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967. His Institute diploma thesis was performed at the Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow and was devoted to the superconducting properties of layered Niobium Selenide crystals. In 1967 he finished 2 years English school in Moscow. In 1972 he received the degree of the Candidate of Physical Mathematical Sciences working at the Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in close collaboration with the Lebedev Institute of Physics. In 1974-1975 he had Postdoctoral at the Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford University, UK. In 1982 he received a degree of Doctor of the Physical Mathematical Sciences submitting the thesis to the Institute of General Physics also, Moscow, working in close collaboration with the Institute of Spectroscopy and Institute of High Pressure Physics, Troitsk, Moscow Region. Since 1985 he is Professor in Physics. In 1992-1995 he is Professor in Physics at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Since 1995 he is Senior Scientific Researcher at the Marmara Research Centre (MRC) of the Turkish Scientific and Technological Council (TUBITAK), Gebze, Turkey and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Physics Azerabaijan National Academy of Sciences.
As a visiting professor, researcher and invited lecturer, Prof. K. Allahverdiev has presented, taught seminars and engaged in scientific collaboration at more than 40 Universities and Research Centers around the world, including Moscow State University; Oxford University, Cambridge University; Sheffield University, UK; London University; Imperial College, UK; MPI FKF, Stuttgart, Germany; RWTH Aachen, Germany; Bochum University, Germany; Bayreuth University, Germany; Hamburg University, Germany; US Air Force Wright Patterson Lab., Dayton; Colorado State University, USA; University of Cincinatti, USA; Tsukuba University, Japan and Madrid University, Spain.
He has been directing academic research in the field of physics and practical applications of layered semiconductors for over 30 years. Research Achievements include: new effective nonlinear materials in the system of layered gallium selenide- type semiconductors; first observation and explanation the nature of the low-temperature ferroelectric and high-pressure phase transitions in ternary layered chalcogenides. New class of the ferroelectric-semiconductors was discovered in a frame of joint research with the Institute of Spectroscopy (Prof. E. Vinogradov et al.), Troitsk, Moscow Region; first experimental investigation of the influence of ultra-short laser pulses on the transient-transmission change of layered A3B6 crystals and observation of quantum beats as due to the coherently excited fully symmetric phonons. As a result, new type of ultra-fast light modulator was suggested; first observation of the second harmonic generation in gallium selenide at 10.6 µm an 1579 nm and resonant excitonic second-harmonic generation; influence of intercalation on the electronic and vibration properties of gallium selenide-type crystals.
K. Allahverdiev hands-on experience in: modern spectroscopy techniques-also under pressure (pump-probe experiments, Raman scattering, nonlinear harmonic generation and wave mixing, photo- and electro- luminescence, exciton spectroscopy and others; growth and characterization of single crystals, nanocrystals and polycrystalline materials; carrier transport and galvanomagnetic measurements, dielectric spectroscopy; supervising the students at graduate and undergraduate levels, advising Ph.D Theses; demonstrated ability in project management, communication and organization skill, energetic.
Professor Allahverdiev has received several awards, honors, membership and fellowships including Azerbaijan State Prize in Science (1988); Krupp's stipendium, Technical University Aachen (1989); Window-on- Science Award, US Air Force European Office of Aerospace R&D, USA (1996, 2001); Royal Society Award as visiting Professor (1987, 1989); Citation in the USSR Academy of Sciences List of Best Achievements of the Year for the determination of the interlayer parameters and the peculiarities of the phonon spectra of A3B6 semiconductors (1978). Same Citation for different achievements in 1983, 1989 and 1991. He is a member: of New York Academy of Sciences (1998); Azerbaijan National Academy of Creation (1988); Russian Engineering Academy of Sciences, named by A. M. Prokhorov (2008); Member of the Organizing Committee of the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) (1987-1990, 1991-1994, 1996-1999); Member of the Editorial Board, Turkish Journal of Physics; Reviewer of the JOSA, JAP, Materials Research Bulletin and others.
Professor Allahverdiev has published more than 275 articles on the linear and nonlinear optical properties of layered semiconductors, 1 book and 7 review articles. He has 5 patents.
Although a very busy personality Professor Allahverdiev finds time for sport (football, swimming). Among his other hobbies are gardening, walking, music (classic and modern).
Professor Yiu-Wing Mai graduated from Hong Kong University in 1969 with First Class Honours and the Williamson Prize; he received the PhD degree in the same university in 1972. After his PhD, he worked as a Management & Technology Trainer, Hong Kong Productivity Centre (1973); Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Michigan (1974-75) and Imperial College (1976). He then moved to the University of Sydney where he has held the positions of Lecturer (December 1976-78), Senior Lecturer (1979-82), Associate Professor (1983-September 1987), Personal Chair (October 1987-), Sydney University; Associate Dean (Research & Development) of Engineering (1990-93, 1995-98), Pro-Dean of Engineering (1998-2004) and Director, Graduate School of Engineering (1995-98) and Australian Federation Fellow (2002-07). Professor Mai was Acting Head and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1993-95); Head and Chair Professor of Materials Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong (2000-02). He now holds a University Chair at the University of Sydney and is Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials Technology (CAMT). He has also been appointed Honorary, Adjunct or Guest Professor at: Tsinghua University, Peking University, Xian Jiaotong University, Tianjin University, Tongji University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Sun Yat Sen University, Hunan University, South China University of Technology, Huazhong University of Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry - Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and City University of Hong Kong.
Professor Mai has received several awards, honors and fellowships including: Fellow of the Royal Society of London (elected 2008); Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (elected 2001); Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (elected 1992); Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (elected 2003); Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (elected 2003); Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (elected 1999); Centenary Medal (2003); Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture (2001); Honorary Member of the Gruppo Italiano Fracttura (2002); Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship (2002-07); Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University (2003-04); President, International Congress on Fracture (2002-05); AFG Achievement Award, Australian Fracture Group, Inc. (2000); Founding President, the Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials (1997-98); ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science; UK Science Research Council Senior Visiting Fellowship (1980); RILEM Award and Robert L'Hermite Medal, International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (1981); Fulbright Senior Scholar (1988); and Australian Academy of Science/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Exchange Fellowship (1989, 1996) among others. In addition, in 1999, he was awarded a DSc from the University of Hong Kong, and a DEng from the University of Sydney.
Professor Mai's major research interests are: Materials engineering and science covering processing-structure-property relations, manufacturing and development of new materials including polymers blends, composites, biological materials, ceramics and cementitious materials; Fracture and fatigue mechanics of materials and structures; Smart materials; Eco-materials; Tribology and surface engineering; Nano-materials and nano-engineering. He holds 2 patents; co-authored 3 books; edited 4 monographs; published 34 book chapters, over 550 SCI journal and 250 refereed conference papers. As a highly cited researcher, he has made major contributions to several areas of materials science and mechanics research:
(a) Crack-wake shielding as a general toughening mechanism in quasi-brittle materials,
(b) Science and engineering of fibre-matrix interfaces and design of high strength-high toughness fibre composites,
(c) Fracture mechanics of stitching and z-pinning to improve delamination resistance of composite laminates, and
(d) Energy approach to fracture leading to development of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) Test Protocol on Essential Work of Fracture for toughness measurements of ductile polymers in plane stress.
Professor Mai is Asian and Australasian Editor of Composites Science and Technology, Editor of Materials Forum and Key Engineering Materials; Associate Editor of IMechE Journal of Aerospace Engineering. He is also editorial board member of over ten major international journals on materials science and fracture mechanics.