As part of a longstanding collaborative relationship with the University of Montenegro, Dr. Moeness Amin, Director of the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC), recently returned to Podgorica, where he presented three seminars in the general area of signal processing for radars. While in Montenegro, he attended an international gathering for information technology and was included as part of the media coverage of the event. In this clip, Dr. Amin shares his opinion on the IT activities currently underway in Montenegro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0PTgOXtUs
In a second interview by the State Television of Montenegro, Dr. Amin appeared on the widely watched “Good Morning Montenegro” show. In this interview, he discusses his visit to the University of Montenegro and his views on the graduate research and education there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwwvwwbtcyc
“I was very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Villanova and the CAC to an eastern European community whose top faculty researchers have joined us in advancing the field of radar imaging and time-frequency signal analysis,” says Dr. Amin.
In both interviews, Dr. Amin shared his insights into Villanova’s teaching and research mission, the student experience, and his opinion on the future of both the field of information technology and Montenegro’s role in it.
In 2010, the College of Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Montenegro. This year, the CAC hosted Dr. Irena Orovic, Assistant Professor at the University of Montenegro, who worked with Dr. Amin on signal and image processing research and helped CAC researchers address challenging problems in target tracking and multipath resolutions for over-the-horizon radar applications. In 2012, Dr. Srdjan Stankovic, Dean of Electrical Engineering at the University of Montenegro, is planning to spend a semester at Villanova to collaborate on research projects and contribute to scholarly books and journal publications.