Faculty Experts - Moeness Amin

Moeness Amin

Moeness Amin
Director, Center for Advanced Communications

Area of Expertise:

  • Array Signal Processing
  • Smart Antennas
  • Radar Imagining
  • Time- Frequency Analysis
  • Blind Equalizations
  • Digital Signal Processing


Dr. Amin is an internationally recognized expert in the area of wireless communication and radar imaging. He has been the only academic representative to speak at several NATO conferences on through-the-wall radar imaging, which could have applications for search and rescue and law enforcement. As director of Villanova's Center for Advanced Communications, Dr. Amin participates in and oversees research in wireless communications that has global implications for radio, telephone, television and computer networks, merchandising services, data systems and personal communication devices. Innovations generated by the Center have important functions in both industry and government. The holder of two U.S. patents, Dr. Amin has over 350 journal and conference publications in the areas of wireless communication, time-frequency analysis, smart antennas, secure communications, interference cancellation in broadband communication platforms, anti-jam GPS, target tracking, direction finding, channel equalization and radar systems. He is one of eight people in the world selected to receive the individual Technical Achievement Award from the The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). This award is given to a scientist who has significant research contributions in signal processing theory and applications. He is also a fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE).

Dr. Amin and the Center for Advanced Communication are also exploring the use of radar imaging for monitoring the elderly living alone: Watch Video


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado
  • M.S.E.E., University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • B.S., Cairo University, Egypt

Selected Publications

  • F. Ahmad, M.G Amin, " Wideband synthetic aperture imaging for urban sensing application," Journal of the Franklin Institute, July 2008.
  • W. Sun and M.G Amin," A self-coherence anti-jamming GPS receiver," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, October 2005
  • G.Wang, J.Zhang, M. Amin, and K. Max Wong, "Nested cooperative encoding protocol for wireless networks with high energy efficiency," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, November 2007.
  • M.G Amin, Y.Zhang, V.Mancuso, and A. Hoorfar, "Applications of smart antennas to rotorcrafts," Digital Signal Processing, Vol.12, no.2/3,pp.159-174, April/July 2002.

Selected Professional Experience

  • U.S. delegation Member to the NATO Task Force on Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging
  • Member of the Committee on Science and the Arts on the Franklin Institute
  • Reviewer of the National Science Foundation
  • Invited speaker by industry, academic institutions, and professional societies to give technical seminars and presentations.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Franklin Institute, Special Issue, Advances in Indoor Imaging
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Special Issue

Selected Research

  • Acoustically Based Through-the-Wall Target Detection and Classification for Achieving Tranparent Urban Structures, Office of Naval Research
  • Advanced Processing for Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging, Australian Research Council-Sydney, Australia
  • Subspace Array Processing for the Suppression of FM Jamming in GPS Receivers, Air Force Research Lab
  • Antenna Modeling and Indoor Signal Fading Simulations for the Radiotronix Chip Central Unit in Restaurant Applications, Ben Franklin Center of Excellence Program
  • Partnership for Broadband Wireless Innovations, Development and Commercialization, National Science Foundation

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