Salvatore D. Morgera

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Salvatore D. Morgera
Dr. Salvatore Domenic Morgera.png
University of South Florida
Personal details
Born (1946-08-05) August 5, 1946 (age 72)
Providence, Rhode Island
Alma mater Brown University (Sc.B.)
Brown University (Sc.M., Ph.D.)
Occupation Professor & Director
C4ISR Defense & Intelligence
Bioengineering Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Director, Global Center for Neurological Networks

Salvatore Domenic Morgera is Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the C4ISR Defense & Intelligence and Bioengineering Laboratories at the University of South Florida and Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University.[1] He is also the Director of the Global Center for Neurological Networks http://www.globalneuronetworks.com . The Global Center for Neurological Networks is a merger of several leading research laboratories and conducts research and development in exciting new frontiers of brain mapping and therapeutics. Its mission is to enhance neurological function and combat neurological dysfunction through a better understanding of the structure and function of the neurological networks of the brain.

Previously, he served as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Bioengineering Program at Florida Atlantic University, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Information Networks and Systems Laboratory at McGill University, and held multiple leadership roles in industry, government, and academia in both Canada and the United States for over 45 years.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Morgera was born on August 5, 1946, in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physics with honors in 1968, and later obtained two postgraduate degrees in electrical engineering, a Master of Science in 1970 and a Ph.D. in 1975, all from Brown University.[2]

Career[edit]

From 1968 to 1978, Morgera was employed by Raytheon in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager within the submarine signal division. During these early years of his career, his accomplishments at Raytheon led to the creation of a patent for an innovative ocean bottom topography system (U.S. Patent 4207620 A) and deployment of a new acoustic telemetry system.[2][3]

In 1978, Morgera served as a Professor at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec, within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Following a successful research career at Concordia through 1986, he joined McGill University as a Professor and Director of the Information Networks and Systems Laboratory, while concurrently appointed to multiple leadership roles within the Government of Canada and Industry Canada, including Special Assistant to the President, Communications Research Centre Canada, President of the Quebec Research Council, Le Fonds Nature et Technologies, and Major Project Leader, Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR).[2]

Florida Atlantic University then appointed Morgera as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering in 1998,[4] where he worked to establish and innovate the University's bioengineering eminence and served as the Director of the Bioengineering Program. His substantial meritorious service was recognized by Florida Atlantic University through the conferral of the Emeritus Professor honorary title.[1] Since 2009, Morgera has served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the C4ISR Defense & Intelligence and Bioengineering Laboratories at the University of South Florida.

Morgera is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to finite-dimensional signal processing methods (structured estimation).[5][6] In 2018, he was elected as Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology as recognition for his leadership in the discipline of Electrical Engineering, his contributions to bioengineering, and his high impact research in understanding the neurological networks of the human brain. In 2011, he was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as recognition for pioneering research in structured estimation theory, adaptive communications, pattern analysis and academic program development in undergraduate engineering leadership and graduate bioengineering.[7][8] In 2009, he was designated as a Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, for achieving eminence in the field of engineering and exemplary character in the profession.[9][10] He has also received commendations from both the United States and Canadian governments for his science and technology contributions.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Morgera has published 145+ journal papers, 135+ conference papers,[11] and a book, Digital Signal Processing – Applications to Communications and Algebraic Coding Theories, Academic Press.[12] His primary areas of research contributions include wireless networks, particularly in the areas of QoS and advanced radio link protocols; biometrics for identity management,; and bioengineering.[13] In the latter area of bioengineering, his seminal work on The Primary Role of the Electric Near-Field in Brain Function is a game-changer in the development of non-invasive medical devices for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of a variety of neurological dysfunctions.

As either a Principal Investigator or co-PI, he has received research support from the United States Special Operations Command, United States Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Science Foundation,[14][15] NASA, Florida Department of Education, and multiple private sector industrial investors, including Raytheon and Harris Corporation.[2]

Year Title Publication Publisher
2014 A survey of intrusion detection systems in wireless sensor networks IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials IEEE
2013 Adaptive-Rate Transmission With Opportunistic Scheduling in Wireless Networks IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology IEEE
2013 Buffer-aware packet scheduling in downlink multiuser systems 2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) IEEE
2012 Digital signal processing: applications to communications and algebraic coding theories N/A Elsevier
2012 Throughput and delay analysis in Aeronautical Data Networks 2012 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) IEEE
2012 Biometric fusion by simulated annealing International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems IOS Press
2010 Fair energy-efficient resource allocation in wireless sensor networks over fading TDMA channels IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
2009 A method towards biometric feature fusion International Journal of Biometrics Inderscience
2009 Incorporating retransmission in quality-of-service guaranteed multiuser scheduling over wireless links IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology IEEE
2009 A method towards face recognition International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications Inderscience
2009 Integrating retransmission diversity with real-time scheduling over wireless links 43rd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) IEEE
2007 Development of an undergraduate course - Internet-based instrumentation and control Computers & Education Elsevier
2007 Analysis of the actions of nucleus reuniens and the entorhinal
cortex on EEG and evoked population behavior of the hippocampus
29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society IEEE
1998 Adaptive interference cancellation for DS-CDMA systems using neural network techniques IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
1998 Multiuser Detection and CDMA-Related Techniques-Adaptive Interference
Cancellation for DS-CDMA Systems Using Neural Network Techniques
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
1997 Interference and SIR in integrated voice/data wireless DS-CDMA networks-a simulation study IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
1997 A Simulation Study of Interference and SIR in Integrated Voice/Data Wireless DS-CDMA Networks Wireless Personal Communications Springer
1996 Common packet data channel (CPDC) for integrated wireless DS-CDMA networks IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
1995 Rigid body constrained noisy point pattern matching IEEE Transactions on Image Processing IEEE
1994 Frequency-hopped ARQ for wireless network data services IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications IEEE
1994 A fast algorithm for entropy estimation of grey-level images Physics and Computation IEEE
1993 Recursive and iterative algorithms for computing eigenvalues of Hermitian Toeplitz matrices IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing IEEE
1993 Performance evaluation of the generalized type-II hybrid ARQ scheme with noisy feedback on Markov channels IEEE Transactions on Communications IEEE
1992 The role of abstract algebra in structured estimation theory IEEE Transactions on Information Theory IEEE
1992 The intertwining of abstract algebra and structured estimation theory Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics Academic Press
1991 An improved MMIE training algorithm for speaker-independent, small vocabulary, continuous speech recognition International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing IEEE
1991 An exact forward-backward maximum likelihood autoregressive parameter estimation method IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing IEEE
1990 Multiplicative complexity of bilinear algorithms for cyclic convolution over finite fields Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Springer
1989 On the reducibility of centrosymmetric matrices and applications in engineering problems Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing Springer
1989 Iterative methods for restoring noisy images IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing IEEE
1989 Soft-decision decoding applied to the generalized type-II hybrid ARQ scheme IEEE Transactions on Communications IEEE
1989 On biorthogonality of Hermitian and skew-Hermitian Szego/Levinson polynomials IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing IEEE
1989 A fast MMSE encoding technique for vector quantization IEEE Transactions on Communications IEEE
1988 A structural look at pattern recognition from the point of view of rate-distortion theory N/A Elsevier

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Digital Signal Processing: Applications to Communications and Algebraic Coding Theories". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
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