Mourad Barkatt was born in Constantine, Algeria. He received his B.S. degree with high honors, Magna Cum Laude, in 1983, an M.S. degree in 1983, and a Ph.D. degree in 1987, all in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, New York, NY, USA. As a graduate student at Syracuse University, he was teaching courses in circuits, probability and stochastic processes, and communication systems. From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Barkat was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. Then, he joined the University of Constantine, Algeria, where he was a Professor and the Director of Signal Processing Lab, and he worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Military Polytechnic School in Algiers. While in Algeria, he also served as the Rector (Chancellor) of the University of Annaba. From 2005 to 2009, he was a Professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE, and currently, he has been a Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since 2009. His research interests include applications of signal detection and estimation to radar and wireless communication systems and detection with distribution sensors and data fusion, phased arrays, and adaptive antennas. He is the author of the first contribution in the open literature on the concept of adaptive thresholding constant false alarm rate (CFAR) detection with multiple sensors and data fusion, where the theory of decentralized CA-CFAR detection was developed. He is the author of the book Signal Detection and Estimation. Dr. Barkat is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. He is listed in Who’s Who in the world, in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the Century, in International Educators of the Year, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is also a Fellow of IEEE.
Biography Updated on 3 November 2010