Athina P. Petropulu


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    Dr. Athina P. Petropulu was born in Kalamata Greece. She received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1986, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1991 both from Northeastern University, Boston.

    She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2010, where she is now a Professor and Department Chair. From 1992 to 2010, she was with Drexel University where she was a Professor. She held visiting appointments at SUPEREL, France, during the academic year 1999-2000, and Princeton University, during the academic year 2007-2008.

    She is the coauthor (with C.L. Nikias) of the textbook Higher-Order Spectra Analysis: a Nonlinear Signal Processing Framework, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993. Her research interests span the area of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, signal processing in networking and biomedical signal processing. In 1995 she received the Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award given by the National Science Foundation and the White House. Her research has been supported by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Army, the National Institure of Health, and the Whitaker Foundation.

    Dr. Petropulu is Fellow of IEEE. She is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011). She was IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President-Conferences (2006-2008), and member-at-large of the IEEE Signal Processing Board of Governors. She has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, was member of the editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. She was the General Chair of the 2005 International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-05) , Philadelphia PA. She is co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award.

    Dr. Petropulu is a member of Sigma Xi, the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Greek Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.