Director's Biography

Dr. Moeness Amin earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1984. 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.

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 2001
  • Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), 2015
  • Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2007
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2010
  • Recipient of the IEEE Picard Gold Medal in Radar Technologies and Applications, 2022
  • Recipient of US Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defense) Science and Technology, 2017
  • Recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, 2016
  • Recipient of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Achievement Medal, 2016
  • Recipient of the IEEE Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, 2015
  • Recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, 2014
  • Recipient of the NATO Scientific Achievement Award, 2010
  • Recipient of the Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award, 2010
  • Recipient of the Individual Technical Achievement Award, EURASIP, 2009
  • Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Recipient of the Young Author Best Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2018
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Barry Carlton Award, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2018
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Harry Rowe Mimno Award, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2017
  • Recipient of Best Paper Award, EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, 2017
  • Recipient of Best Paper Premium Award, IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation Journal, 2015
  • Recipient of Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2010
  • Recipient of University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor’s International Scholar Award, 2016
  • Recipient of Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 1997
  • Recipient of the IEEE Philadelphia Section Award for 1997
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2003-2004
  • Chair of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts (2012-2016)
  • Editor, Radar for Indoor Monitoring, CRC Press, 2017
  • Editor, Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar, CRC Press, 2014
  • Editor, Through the Wall Radar Imaging, CRC Press, 2010
  • Plenary Speaker: ISSPIT-01, ISSPIT-03, ICASSP-10, ACES-13, IETRadar-13, EUSIPCO-13, STATOS-13, CAMSAP-13, RADAR-14, CoSeRa-15, Radar-16, and SSPD-17

Dr. Amin has more than 800 journal and conference publications, with more than 25,000 citations (h-index:80), in the following areas:

  • 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
  • Radar Signal Processing.

He authored and co-authored 22 book chapters and is the editor of the three books from CRC Press: “Through the Wall Radar Imaging” (2011), “Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar” (2014), and "Radar for Indoor Monitoring" (2017). Dr. Amin is the recipient of fifteen paper awards and holds two US Patents on Smart Antennas.

Dr. Amin’s international partnerships have resulted in more than 70 papers co-authored by professors and students around the world. He has received Certificates of Appreciation 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
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Dr. Amin has chaired and served on a number of technical and professional association boards and committees:

  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Advances in Time/Frequency Modulated Array Signal Processing, April 2017
  • Lead Guest Editor, Digital Signal Processing Journal, Special Issue, Coprime Sampling and Arrays, August 2016
  • Lead Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue, Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Authentication in Satellite-based Navigation Systems, June 2016
  • Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Special Issue, Imaging of Building Interiors, May 2009
  • Lead Guest Editor, Journal of Franklin Institute, Special Issue, Advances in Indoor Imaging, September 2008
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue, Time-frequency Analysis and Applications, November 2014
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue, Recent Advances in SAR Imaging, July 2014
  • Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue, Sparse Sensing in Radar and Sonar Signal Processing, 2014
  • Guest Editor, IET Signal Processing, Special Issue, Time-Frequency Approach on Radar Detection, Imaging, and Classification, December 2009
  • Overview board of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • Editorial board of the EURASIP Signal Processing Journal
  • Guest editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Time-frequency Analysis and Applications, November 2013
  • Special session co-chair of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
  • Guest editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute, Special Issue on Advances in Indoor Radar Imaging, September 2008
  • Technical program chair of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2002
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications,1998-2002
  • General and organization chair of the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, 2000
  • General and organization chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis, 1994
  • Associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,1996-1998
  • Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, 1995-1997
  • Organized seven workshops and seminars for the Franklin Institute Medal Program and the IEEE Philadelphia Section

Dr. Amin has received federal research funds, exceeding $20M, from:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Rome Lab (RL)
  • Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • Army Research Lab (ARL)
  • Army Research Office (ARO)
  • US Government Office of Research and Development
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

International research sponsors include:

  • Australian Research Council, Australia
  • Defense Research and Development, Canada
  • Qatar National Research Fund

Industry sponsors include:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • General Electric
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • InterDigital Communication Corp.
  • Comcast Cellular
  • BAE Systems
  • Sarnoff Corporation

Dr. Amin has served as a consultant to:

  • Micronetics Wireless
  • ELCOM Technology Corporation
  • Ablaze Systems, Inc.
  • Rajant Corporation
  • VerdaSee Solutions, Inc.
  • VIZ Manufacturing Company
  • L3 Communications
  • ARC Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2009
  • Sabbatical, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, 1992
  • Summer Research Fellow, Rome Lab, US Air Force,1994
  • Visiting Professor, Technology University of Malaysia, 1997
  • Founder and speaker for 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. At the University level, he has been a member of the University Committee for Honorary Doctoral Degrees and Commencement Speakers (2002 - 2012); the Outstanding Faculty Research Award Committee (2002 – 2010); and the University Senate (2000 – 2003). Dr. Amin was the Master of Ceremony, St. Thomas Day, 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
  • Radar Systems

At Villanova, Dr. Amin has supervised 25 master’s degree and PhD students, and 20 postdoctoral fellows. He served on 30 external tenure and promotion cases for US academic institutions and universities abroad.

Dr. .Moeness Amin


Dr. Moeness Amin, Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Dr. Moeness Amin, Director

Dr. Amin’s 800 Publications Pass 20,000 Citations with H-Index of 72

Dr. Moeness Amin, director of Villanova University's Center for Advanced Communications, reached an important milestone in his three decades of research and scholarship. His published work, which includes more than 250 journal papers and 550 conference papers, all while at Villanova, has exceeded 20,000 citations with an H-index of 72.

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