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Daniel W. Bliss

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Arizona State University

Prof. Daniel W. Bliss ( is a Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University and a Fellow of the IEEE.  He is also the Director of ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (  Dan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997 and 1995), and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from ASU (1989).  His current research focuses on advanced systems in the areas of radar, communications, precision positioning, advanced computational systems, and medical monitoring.  Dan has been the principal investigator on numerous projects including sponsored programs with DARPA, ONR, Google, Airbus, and others.  He is responsible for foundational work in electronic protection, adaptive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar, MIMO communications, distributed-coherent systems, and RF convergence.  Before moving to ASU, Dan was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (1997-2012).  Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dan was employed by General Dynamics (1989-1993), where he designed avionics for the Atlas-Centaur launch vehicle and performed magnetic field optimization for high-energy particle-accelerator superconducting magnets.  His doctoral work (1993-1997) was in the area of high-energy particle physics and lattice-gauge-theory calculations.  Dan is a member of the IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel and is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Editorial Board.

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For Contributions to Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar, Multiple-Function Sensing and Communications Systems, and Novel Small-Scale Radar Applications.
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“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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