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Yaakov Bar-Shalom

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AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022); IEEE Fellow
University of Connecticut

Yaakov Bar­Shalom (F'84)  received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Technion in 1963 and 1967 and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1970, all in EE. Currently he is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the ECE Dept. and Marianne E. Klewin Professor at the University of Connecticut. His current research interests are in estimation theory, target tracking and data fusion. 

He has published 600 papers and book chapters. He coauthored/edited 8 books, including Tracking and Data Fusion (YBS Publishing, 2011). He has been elected Fellow of IEEE for "contributions to the theory of stochastic systems and of multitarget tracking".  He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica. He was General Chairman of the 1985 ACC, General Chairman of FUSION 2000, President of ISIF in 2000 and 2002 and ice President for Publications during 2004-13. Since 1995 he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE AESS. He is corecipient of the M. Barry Carlton Award for the best paper in the IEEE TAESystems in 1995 and 2000. In 2002 he received the J. Mignona Data Fusion Award from the DoD JDL Data Fusion Group. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. In 2008 he was awarded the IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications, and in 2012 the Connecticut Medal of Technology. He has been listed by (top authors in engineering) as #1 among the researchers in Aerospace Engineering based on the citations of his work. He is the recipient of the 2015 ISIF Award for a Lifetime of Excellence in Information Fusion. This award has been renamed in 2016 as the Yaakov Bar-Shalom Award for a Lifetime of Excellence in Information Fusion.

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Target Tracking Systems; Information extraction and fusion from remote sensors (radar, sonar, electrooptical) for tracking cooperative or noncooperative targets by estimating their trajectories in the presence of disturbances like measurement errors, target maneuvers and interfering signals (false measurements or from detections from other targets).
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For contributions to techniques for radar target tracking in clutter.
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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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