Hugh D. Griffiths

Hugh D. Griffiths

University College London
IEEE Region
Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
Technical Area
Radar Systems

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Hugh Griffiths was born in Bournemouth, UK, in 1956. He was educated at Hardye's School, Dorchester, and Keble College, Oxford University, where he received the MA degree in Physics. He also received the PhD (1986) and DSc(Eng) (2000) degrees from the University of London.

In 2006 he was appointed Principal of the Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham (part of Cranfield University). From 1982 to 2006 he was with University College London, serving as Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2006. His research interests include radar sensor systems and signal processing (particularly synthetic aperture radar and bistatic and multistatic radar and sonar) as well as antennas and antenna measurement techniques. He has published over 300 papers and technical articles on these subjects. He received the IERE Lord Brabazon Premium in 1984, the IEE Mountbatten and Maxwell Premiums in 1996, and the IEEE Nathanson Award in 1996. He serves on the IEEE AESS Board of Governors and as Chairman of the IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel, and as Editor-in-Chief of IEE Proceedings on Radar, Sonar and Navigation. Also, he was Chairman of the IEE International Radar Conference RADAR 2002 in Edinburgh, UK. He is also a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council for the UK Ministry of Defence, and of the Supervisory Board for the UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Technology Centre in ElectroMagnetic Remote Sensing.

He is a Fellow of the IEE, Fellow of the IEEE, and in 1997 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

AESS Position(s): 

BoG (2022-2024) (2018-2020); President (2012-2013); AESS Short Course Instructor; Constitution and Bylaws Chair; Student Activities Co-Chair; History Chair; AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022);IEEE Fellow

IEEE AESS Position History:
  • 2024-Present   Conferences Committee Member (Conferences Committee)
  • 2023-Present   Society Awards Committee Member (Society Awards Committee)
  • 2023-Present   Fellows Evaluations Committee Chair (Fellows Evaluations Committee)
  • 2023-Present   History Committee Chair (Systems Magazine Editorial Board)
  • 2022-Present   Board of Governor Member-at-Large (BoG)
  • 2022-Present   IEEE AESS Organizational Leadership Award Selection Committee Chair (IEEE AESS Organizational Leadership Award Selection Committee)
  • 2018-2020   Board of Governor Member-at-Large (BoG)
  • 2014-2015   Past President (Officers)
  • 2012-2013   President (Officers)
  • 2010-2011   Vice President Industry Relations (Officers)
  • 2010-2011   Vice President Industry Relations (Industry Relations Committee)
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