Athina Petropulu

Distinguished Professor

ECE

Phone:(848) 445-0414
Email:athinap@rutgers.edu
Office:CoRE 510
Website: http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~cspl

Education

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Northeastern University, Boston MA, 1991

M.S.E.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Northeastern University, Boston MA, 1986

Diploma in Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1986

Honors

  •  AAAS Fellow 
  •  IEEE Fellow
  •  President-Elect, IEEE Signal Processing Society (2020-2021)
  • Special Sessions Co-Chair, IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2020.
  • Member-at-Large, IEEE Signal Processing Board of Governors (2018-2019)
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (2019-2020)
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2017-2018)
  • Genera Co-Chair, IEEE Int. Workshops on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2018.
  • 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award
  • Great Master, UESTC China (2012)
  • Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society Fellow Reference Committee (2012-2014)
  • Member of IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee (2013)
  • Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011)
  • Plenary Speaker, 2009 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Cardiff, UK. Topic: Cooperative Beamforming for wireless communications
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society VP Conferences (2006-2009)
  • 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award (co-recipient)
  • Member-at-Large, IEEE Signal Processing Board of Governors (2004-2005)
  • Presidential Faculty Fellow Award (The White House / NSF), 1995
  • General Chair, IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2005

     

Research Interests

  • Statistical signal processing - system identification; MIMO system estimation; blind source separation
  • Networking - cooperative protocols for wireless networks; physical layer security
  • Radar systems - compressive sensing based MIMO radars

Selected Publications

Research Profile and Citations (per Google Scholar)

Selected Publications

  • F. Liu, C. Masouros, A. Petropulu, H. Griffiths, and L. Hanzo, “Joint Radar and Communication Design: Applications, State-of-the-art, and the Road Ahead," IEEE Transactions on Communications, early access 2020.
  • W. Xia, G. Zheng, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, J. Wang and Athina P. Petropulu, "A Deep Learning Framework for Optimization of MISO Downlink Beamforming," IEEE Transactions on Communications, early access 2019.
  • S. Sun, A. Petropulu and H.V. Poor, “MIMO Radar for ADAS and Autonomous Driving: Advantages and Challenges," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Advances in Radar Systems for Modern Civilian and Commercial Applications, to appear in 2020.
  • A. Dimas, D. Kalogerias and A. Petropulu, “Cooperative Beamforming with Predictive Relay Selection for Urban mmWave Communications," IEEE Access, Volume: 7, Pages: 157057 157071, doi=10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2950274, December 2019.
  • Al Hilli, L. Najafizadeh, A. Petropulu, “Weighted Sparse Bayesian Learning (WSBL) for Basis Selection in Linear Underdetermined Systems," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume: 68, Issue: 8, Year: 2019.
  • Z. Han, K. Diamantaras, S. Zonouz and A. Petropulu, “Contactless Monitoring of Critical Infrastructure," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume: 36, Issue: 2, Pages: 22-35, Year: 2019.
  • S. Wang, V. Patel, A. Petropulu, “Multidimensional Sparse Fourier Transform Based on the Fourier Projection-Slice Theorem," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 67, Issue: 1, Pages: 54 - 69, Year: 2019.
  • D. S. Kalogerias and A. P. Petropulu, “Spatially Controlled Relay Beamforming,'' IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 66, Issue: 24, Pages: 6418 – 6433, Year: 2018.
  • F. Liu, L. Zhou, C. Masouros, A. Li, W. Luo, and A. Petropulu, “Towards Dual-functional Radar-Communication Systems: Optimal Waveform Design," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 66, Issue: 16 Pages: 4264 – 4279, Year: 2018.
  • Petropulu and S. Lord, “Improving the Diversity of Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering (iREDEFINE ECE)," Proceedings of the IEEE, February 2018.
  • L. Li, Z. Chen, and A. Petropulu, “Linear Precoder Design for a MIMO Gaussian Wiretap Channel with Full-Duplex Source and Destination Nodes,” IEEE Trans. Information Forensics & Security, Volume: 13, Issue: 2, Pages: 421 - 436, Year: 2018.
  • Al Hilli, L. Najafizadeh and A. Petropulu, “A Weighted Approach for Sparse Signal Support Estimation with Application to EEG Source Localization," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 65, Issue: 24, Pages: 6551 - 6565, Year: 2017.
  • L. Li, Z. Chen and A. Petropulu, “MIMO Secret Communications Against an Active Eavesdropper,” IEEE Trans. Information Forensics & Security, Volume: 12, Issue: 10, Pages: 2387 - 2401, Year: 2017.
  • B. Li, A. Petropulu, “Joint Transmit Design for Co-Existence of MIMO Wireless Communications and Sparse Sensing Radars in Clutter,” IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume: 53, Issue: 6, Pages: 2846 - 2864, Year: 2017.
  • Y. Wang, W. Xia, Z. He, H. Li and A. Petropulu, “Polarimetric Detection in Compound Gaussian Clutter with Kronecker Structured Covariance Matrix," IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, Volume: 65, Issue: 17, Pages: 4562 - 4576, Year: 2017.
  • S. Wang, V. Patel, and A. Petropulu, “The Robust Sparse Fourier Transform (RSFT) and Its Application in Radar Signal Processing," IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume: 53, Issue: 6, Pages: 2735 - 2755, Year: 2017.
  • D. Kalogerias and A. Petropulu, “Uniform ε-Stability of Distributed Nonlinear Filtering over DNAs: Gaussian-Finite HMMs,” IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Special Issue on “Inference and Learning over Networks,” Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 461 - 476, December 2016.
  • D. Kalogerias and A. Petropulu, “Grid-Based Nonlinear Filtering Revisited: Recursive Estimation & Asymptotic Optimality,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 64, Issue: 16, Pages: 4244 - 4259, Year: 2016.
  • L. Li, A. Petropulu, Z. Chen, J. Fang, “Secrecy Degrees of Freedom Region of a MIMO Two-User Wiretap Interference Channel,” IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, December, Special issues on physical layer security, Volume: 10, Issue: 8, Pages: 1433 – 1448, 2016.  Also available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.06847.
  • B. Li, A. Petropulu and W. Trappe, “Optimum Design for Coexistence Between Matrix Completion Based MIMO Radars and a MIMO Communication System,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 64, Issue: 17, Pages: 4562 - 4575, Year: 2016.  Also available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.01982.
  • D. Kalogerias and A. Petropulu, ``Asymptotically Optimal Discrete Time Nonlinear Filters from Stochastically Convergent State Process Approximations," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 63 Issue: 13, page(s): 3522-3536, July 2015.
  • S. Sun, W. Bajwa and A. Petropulu, ``MIMO-MC Radar: A MIMO Radar Approach Based on Matrix Completion," IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, July 2015.
  • B. Li and A. Petropulu, ``Distributed MIMO Radar Based on Sparse Sensing: Analysis and Efficient Implementation," IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, October 2015.
  • Higher-Order Spectra Analysis: A Nonlinear Signal Processing Framework, C.L. Nikias and A.P. Petropulu. Prentice Hall, Oppenheim Series in Signal Processing, 1993.