Academic Seminar | Advances in Robust Statistics for Signal Processing
Topic: Advances in Robust Statistics for Signal Processing
Time & Date: 11:00-12:00, September 18, Tuesday
Venue: Room 207, Chengdao Building
Speaker: Professor Abdelhak M. Zoubir, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Organizer: School of Science and Engineering (SSE) and Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD)
Robust statistics continue to gain importance due to an increase of impulsive measurement environments and outliers in practical engineering systems. Classical estimation or detection theory does not apply in such situations and robust statistical methods are sought for. The talk aims at discussing the most recent advances in robust statistics and at showing their power to solving signal processing problems. First, we highlight the motivation for using robust statistics in real-life situations and how robust statistics can be expected to remedy problems in such practical systems. We then introduce some definitions of robustness and discuss some robust estimators. The second part of the talk concerns robust detection. The theoretical treatment is supported by applications in various areas of signal and antenna array processing.
Abdelhak M. Zoubir is a Fellow of the IEEE and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Class 2010- 2011). He received his Dr.-Ing. from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany in 1992. He was with Queensland University of Technology, Australia from 1992-1998 where he was Associate Professor. In 1999, he joined Curtin University of Technology, Australia as a Professor of Telecommunications. In 2003, he moved to Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany as Professor of Signal Processing and Head of the Signal Processing Group. His research interest lies in statistical methods for signal processing with emphasis on bootstrap techniques, robust detection and estimation and array processing applied to telecommunications, radar, sonar, automotive monitoring and safety, and biomedicine. He published over 400 journal and conference papers on the above areas. Dr. Zoubir served as General Chair and Technical Chair of numerous international IEEE conferences and workshops; more recently he was the Technical Co-Chair of ICASSP-14 held in Florence, Italy. He also served on publication boards of various journals, notably as Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2012-2014). Dr. Zoubir was the Chair (2010-2011) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Technical Committee Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM). He served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE SPS and is the president of the European Association of Signal Processing (EURASIP).