Prof Fulvio Gini (Fellow, IEEE) received the Doctor Engineer (cum laude) and the Research Doctor degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990 and 1995 respectively.
In 1993, he joined the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa, where he became Associate Professor in 2000; he has been Full Professor since 2006.
From July 1996 through January 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and for the Elsevier Signal Processing journal. He has been AE for the Transactions on Signal Processing (2000–06) and a Member of the EURASIP JASP Editorial Board. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Hindawi International Journal on Navigation and Observation (IJNO). He is the Area Editor for the Special issues of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
He was co-recipient of the 2001 IEEE AES Society’s Barry Carlton Award for Best Paper. He was recipient of the 2003 IEE Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in signal processing and of the 2003 IEEE AES Society Nathanson Award to the Young Engineer of the Year.
He has been a Member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee (TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and of the Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) TC for many years. He is a Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the EURASIP Society, the Award Chair (2006-2012) and the EURASIP President for the years 2013-2016.
He was the Technical co-Chair of the 2006 EURASIP Signal and Image Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Florence, Italy, September 2006, of the 2008 Radar Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2008, and of the IEEE CAMSAP 2015 workshop, to be held in Cancun, Mexico in December 2015. He was the General co-Chair of the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP2010), of the IEEE ICASSP 2014, to be held in Florence in May 2014, and of the CoSeRa 2015 workshop on compressive sensing in radar, to be held in Pisa in June 2015.
He was the guest co-editor of the special section of the Journal of the IEEE SP Society on Special Topics in Signal Processing on “Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication” (2007), guest editor of the special section of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine on “Knowledge Based Systems for Adaptive Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2006), guest co-editor of the two special issues of the EURASIP Signal Processing journal on “New trends and findings in antenna array processing for radar” (2004) and on “Advances in Sensor Array Processing (in memory of Alex Gershman)” (2013). He is co-editor and author of the book ”Knowledge Based Radar Detection, Tracking and Classification” (2008) and of the book “Waveform Diversity and Design” (2012) .
His research interests include modeling and statistical analysis of radar clutter data, non-Gaussian signal detection and estimation, parameter estimation and data extraction from multichannel interferometric SAR data. He authored or co-authored 8 book chapters, about 110 journal papers and more than 140 conference papers.
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