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Alexander Charlish

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BoG (2021-2023); VP Education (2022)
Fraunhofer FKIE

Alexander Charlish obtained his M.Eng. degree from the University of Nottingham and received his Ph.D. degree from University College London on the topic of multifunction radar resources management. In 2011, he joined the Sensor Data and Information Fusion (SDF) Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), where he now leads the Sensor and Resources Management group. Additionally, he is a visiting lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, where he has taught estimation and detection theory, information fusion, and machine learning. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IET.

Dr. Charlish’s research interests lie in the areas of sensor and resources management, sensor networks, cognitive sensing, and electronic warfare. His research is often focussed on a closer integration of sensor signal processing with information fusion and control, as well as the application of novel techniques to sensor applications, including information theory, stochastic optimisation, game theory and economic paradigms.

Dr. Charlish has served as an Associate Editor for Radar Systems for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems since 2015, with his current term lasting until 2022. He is also serving a term as Subject Editor for Radar, Sonar and Navigation for IET Electronic Letters between 2018 - 2021. He was twice elected for three year terms on the IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel in 2015 and 2018, where he is chairing the Education Committee between 2018 and 2021. He is also active in the NATO community and received the NATO SET Panel Excellence Award in 2019 and the NATO SET Panel Early Career Award in 2020.

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Radar Systems
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For the AES “Systems” Magazine Best Paper of 2019: “An Overview of Cognitive Radar: Past, Present, and Future.
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For contributions to radar resource management and cognitive radar.
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Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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