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Date: July 23, 2012


Time:  6:30 – 8:30PM

           Food and Networking: 6:30 – 7PM

           Talk: 7 – 8:30PM


Place:  George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road  Palo Alto, CA 94304


Title:  Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion


Speaker:  Prof. Yonina Eldar, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
                Dept. of Electrical Engineering
                Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology  


Abstract:   The famous Shannon-Nyquist theorem has become a landmark in the development of digital signal processing. However, in many modern applications, the signal bandwidths have increased tremendously, while the acquisition capabilities have not scaled sufficiently fast. Consequently, conversion to digital has become a serious bottleneck. In this talk a new framework for sampling wideband analog signals at rates far below that dictated by the Nyquist rate will be presented. The focus will be both on the theoretical developments, as well as on actual hardware implementations and considerations that allow realization of sub-Nyquist samplers in practice. Applications to a variety of different problems in communications, bioimaging, and signal processing will also be described.


Biography:  Prof. Yonina C. Eldar received the B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1995 and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2002 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. From January 2002 to July 2002 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Signal Processing Group at MIT. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Dr. Eldar was in the program for outstanding students at TAU from 1992 to 1996. In 1998, she held the Rosenblith Fellowship for study in Electrical Engineering at MIT, and in 2000, she held an IBM Research Fellowship. From 2002-2005 she was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion and an Alon Fellow. In 2004, she was awarded the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, in 2005 the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, in 2007 the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, in 2008 the Hershel Rich Innovation Award, the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion Outstanding Lecture Award, in 2009 the Technion's Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2010 the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, and in 2011 the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences. She is a Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the IEEE Bio Imaging Signal Processing technical committee,a member of the Israel Committee for Higher Education, an Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, and on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. In the past, she was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods technical committee, and served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions On Signal Processing, the EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing, and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.









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