Dr. Moeness Amin, received his Ph.D. degree in 1984 from University of Colorado, Boulder, in Electrical Engineering. He has been on the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University since 1985. In 2002, he became the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering.
Dr. Amin is the Chair of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2001; Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering, 2007; and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2010. Dr. Amin is a Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000: Recipient of the 2009 Individual Technical Achievement Award from the European Association of Signal Processing; Recipient of the 2010 NATO Scientific Achievement Award; Recipient of the Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award, 2010; Recipient of Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 1997; and the Recipient of the IEEE Philadelphia Section Award, 1997. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2003-2004. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, EURASIP, ION, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Amin has over 600 journal and conference publications, with close to 7000 citations, in the areas of Wireless Communications, Time-Frequency Analysis, Sensor Array Processing, Waveform Design and Diversity, Interference Cancellation in Broadband Communication Platforms, satellite Navigations, Target Localization and Tracking, Direction Finding, Channel Diversity and Equalization, Ultrasound Imaging and Radar Signal Processing. He authored and co-authored 18 book chapters and is the Editor of the two books, “Through the Wall Radar Imaging,” and “Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar” by CRC Press, published in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He is a recipient of eight paper awards. He holds two US Patents on Smart Antennas.
Dr. Amin’s international partnerships have resulted in over 60 papers co-authored by professors and students abroad. He has received Certificates of Appreciations for his successful research collaborations and graduate student advising from University of Wollongong, Australia; Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Grenoble Institute of Technology, France; University of Montenegro, Montenegro; and Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
Dr. Amin currently serves on the Overview Board of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the EURASIP Signal Processing Journal. He was a Plenary Speaker at ISSPIT-03, ICASSP-10, ACES-13, IET-13, EUSIPCO-13, STATOS-13, CAMSAP-13, and RADAR-14. Dr. Amin was the Special Session Co-Chair of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2002. Dr. Amin was the General and Organization Chair of both the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, 2000 and the IEEE International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis, 1994. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing during 1996-1998. He was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications during 1998-2002. He was a Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Statistical Signal and Array Processing during 1995-1997. He has given several keynote and plenary talks, and served as a Session Chair in several technical meetings. Dr. Amin organized seven Workshops and Seminars for the Franklin Institute Medal Program and the IEEE Philadelphia Section.
Dr. Amin was the Guest Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute September-08 Special Issue on Advances in Indoor Radar Imaging. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing May-09 Special Issue on Remote Sensing of Building Interior; a Guest Editor of the IET Signal Processing December-09 Special Issue on Time-Frequency Approach to Radar Detection, Imaging, and Classification; a Guest Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine November-13 Special Issue on Time-frequency Analysis and Applications, and July-14 Special Issue on Recent Advances in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging.
Dr. Amin has received federal research funds, exceeding $20M, from DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Rome Lab (RL), US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), US Army Research Lab (ARL), The Army Research Office (ARO), US Government Office of Research and Development, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). His international research sponsors include the Australian Research Council, Australia, Defense Research and Development, Canada, and Qatar National Research Fund. His industry sponsors include General Electric, Lockheed Martin, the Boeing Company, InterDigital Communication Corp, Comcast Cellular, BAE Systems, and the Sarnoff Corporation. He served as a consultant to Micronetics Wireless, ELCOM Technology Corporation, Ablaze Systems, Inc., Rajant Corporation, VerdaSee Solutions, Inc., and VIZ Manufacturing Company.
In 2009, Dr. Amin was an ARC Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In 1992, he spent a Sabbatical at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He was a Summer Research Fellow at Rome Lab, US Air Force in 1994. He was a Visiting Professor at the Technology University of Malaysia during the summer of 1997. Dr. Amin was a speaker and the founder of the three-day intensive short course "Advances in Time-Frequency Signal Processing with Applications," which was offered annually from 1990-1997 at Villanova University, University of Michigan, and Singapore.
Dr. Amin has served on several departmental and college committees at Villanova University over the past 27 years. He was also a Member of University Committee for Honor Doctoral Degrees and Commencement Speaker (2002 - 2012); a Member of Outstanding Faculty Research Award Committee (2002 – 2010); and served on VU Senate (2000 – 2003). He was the Master of the Ceremony, St. Thomas Day in September 2002. Dr. Amin has taught several courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including Signals and Systems, Circuit Theory, Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Communication Systems, Image Processing, Multi-dimensional Signal Processing, Adaptive Filtering, Wireless Communications, Smart Antennas, Spectrum Estimation, Detection and Estimation, Probability and Random Processes, and Radar Systems. He has supervised 25 M.Sc and PhD students, and 20 Postdoctoral Fellows. He served on 25 external Tenure and Promotion cases from US academic institutions and Universities abroad.