Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Team Members


Signal processing enables an understanding of many facets of our lives including  audio, visual and cognitive faculties, while enabling nearly every aspect of it: personal safety, environment cognition, communications, and more. The SPARC group conducts research on topics such as the design and optimisation of networked MIMO radar systems, integrated sensing and communications, automotive radars and indoor sensing, but also on new and future applications of radar signal processing in areas like biomedicine and environmental sensing.

Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications (SPARC) research group

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Bhavani Shankar Mysore
M. R. Bhavani Shankar received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2000 and 2007, respectively. He was a Post Doc at the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, Signal Processing Lab, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden from 2007 to September 2009. He joined SnT in October 2009 as a Research Associate and is currently a Senior Research Scientist/ Assistant Professor at SnT leading the Radar Signal Processing activities. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Benelux joint chapter on communications and vehicular technology and serves as handling editor for Elsevier Signal Processing and member of the EURASIP Technical Area Committee on Theoretical and Methodological Trends in Signal Processing. He was a co-recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award, from the Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society.
Mohammad Alaee
Mohammad Alaee received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 2017. During his doctoral studies and in 2016, he worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy. After receiving his doctorate, he began working as a research associate at SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, in the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. At the present, he works as a research scientist at SnT and leads the prototyping and lab activities for the SPARC (Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications) research group. Along with conducting academic research in the field of radar waveform design and array signal processing, he is working on novel solutions for mmWave MIMO radar systems. Dr. Alaee has more than 12 years of experience working with a variety of radar systems, including those applied in automotive, ground surveillance, air surveillance, weather, passive, and marine applications.
Linlong WU
Linlong Wu received the B.E. degree in electronic information from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2018. He was with the Wireless Network Group, Alibaba Cloud, from November 2018 to October 2020, as a Research Engineer, where he is working on designing and building commercial RFID based localization systems. Since November 2020, he has been with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, and is currently a Research Associate with the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications (SPARC) Group. His research interests include signal processing, optimization and machine learning with applications in waveform design, integrated sensing and communication, and the IoT networks.
Uday Kumar Singh
Uday Kumar Singh has received his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (INDIA). His research interests are in the development of Estimation and Detection algorithms for Radar Systems. Uday joined the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, and is currently a Research Associate with the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications (SPARC) Group.
Moein Ahmadi
Moein Ahmadi received his PhD degree from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran (Iran), 2014. He then worked on more than 40 signal processing and data processing and algorithm implementation projects. His current research interests include signal processing, machine learning, sparsity, and compressive sensing, wireless communications, radar systems, and automotive radars. Moein joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications research group, SPARC, headed by Prof. Bhavani Shankar Mysore Rama Rao.
Thomas Feuillen
Thomas FEUILLEN received his PhD degree from UCLouvain (Belgium) in 2021. Previously, Thomas was a scientific expert for MERL in Boston and for the SPARC team at SnT. His research interests are in radar signal processing. Thomas joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications research group, SPARC, headed by Prof. Bhavani Shankar Mysore Rama Rao.
Kunwar RAJPUT
Mr. Kunwar Pritiraj Rajput received the PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in Aug. 2022. His research focuses on designing and developing signal processing schemes for MIMO, Massive MIMO, mmWave MIMO and IRS-aided Wireless Sensor Networks. He was selected as one of the finalists for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship in 2022. He was also awarded the best teaching assistant award for the 5G wireless technologies course at IIT Kanpur. He secured first rank during his M.Tech degree. He also served as a vice chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, IIT Kanpur Student Chapter. Dr. Kunwar Pritiraj Rajput's Ph.D. research work focused on Robust Transceiver Designs for Decentralized Estimation in MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) which has immense applications in next generation 5G and B5G networks. Dr. Kunwar Pritiraj Rajput has recently joined the Signal Processing for Radar and Communications (SPARC) group at SnT, University of Luxembourg, as a postdoctoral fellow in October 2022, where he is working towards developing novel signal processing algorithms for metacognitive RADAR and Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC).
Ahmed Abdelnaser Elsayed Murtada
Ahmed Murtada received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Fayoum University, Faiyum, Egypt, in 2013 and the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2017. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in computer science with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. His current research interests include radar signal processing and distributed radar imaging.
Robin Amar
Robin Amar was born in Mohali, India, in 1985. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics in 2009 from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and M.Tech degree in Microelectronics in 2012 from Panjab University, handigarh, India. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Dr. M.R. Bhavani Shankar. He joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications (SPARC) Group at Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
(SnT), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City,
Luxembourg. His research interests include radar waveform design, optimization algorithms, MIMO radars, automotive radars, cognitive radar systems, and statistical signal processing.
Yuan Liu
Yuan LIU received his Master’s degree from Tongji University (China), in 2020. He was with the group of antennas and propagation at Aalto University (Finland) from 2018 to 2019. He is now working on mmWave/THz radar channels for sensing systems. Yuan joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications research group, SPARC, and he will be advised by Prof. Bhavani Shankar MYSORE RAMA RAO.
Tong Wei
Tong Wei received his Master degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Shenzhen University (China), in 2020. His research interests include array signal processing, detection & estimation theory, and optimization with application to radar and communication. Tong joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications (SPARC) Group at Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
(SnT), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City,
Luxembourg, and he will be advised by Dr. Bhavani Shankar.
Johann Fuchs
Johann FUCHS received his Master degree at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in 2013. He has a long working experience as Software Developer in industrial companies focusing on user interfaces, signal processing and communication protocols. His research interests are in radar signal processing and free open source software. Johann joined the Signal Processing Applications in Radar and Communications research group, SPARC, in 2020, headed by Prof. Bhavani Shankar Mysore Rama Rao.

Visiting Researchers

Massimo Rosamilia
Nazila KARIMIAN
Himani Joshi

Alumni

Gabriel TEDGUE BELTRAO
Ehsan Raei
Ruizhi Hu
Christian Hammes
Sayed Hossein Dokhanchi
Saeid Sedighi
Mojtaba Soltanalian
Yogesh Nijsure