Paolo Braca

Paolo Braca


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PAOLO BRACA (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree (with Hons.) in information engineering from the University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2009, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Associate with the University of Salerno.

In 2011, he joined the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy, where he is currently a Senior Scientist and programme manager. Furthermore, he led a number of research projects funded by the European Commission, by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), and other national and international institutions.

In 2019, he was an Adjunct Professor with the University of Cassino, Italy. He is on the technical committee of the major international conferences in the field of signal processing and data fusion. He has co-authored more than 200 publications in international scientific journals, conference proceedings, and NATO technical reports. His research interests include the general area of machine learning and statistical signal processing with emphasis on detection and estimation theory, wireless sensor networks, multiagent algorithms, target tracking and data fusion, radar (sonar) signal processing.

He was awarded with the National Scientific Qualification to function as an Associate Professor and a Full Professor in Italian universities, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Braca was the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award (first runner-up) at the International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) in 2009, and NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Scientific Achievement Award, in 2017, for its contribution to the Development and Demonstration of Networked Autonomous ASW. He co-authored the paper and was the recipient of the Best Paper Award (first runner-up) at the International Conference in Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) in 2019. He was also the recipient of the IET 2019 Premium Award for the best paper published on the IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, and NATO STO SAA, in 2020, as a Team Leader for the Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Information Fusion for Maritime Situational Awareness. He co-authored the article that was the recipient of the Young Scientist Contest Award at the Signal Processing Symposium 2021. He is in the Stanford University’s "World’s Top 2% Scientists" list, field of “Networking and Telecommunications”.
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He is an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS and IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. In 2017, he was the Lead Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Sonar Multisensor Applications and Techniques of IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, and EURASIP Journal Advances in Signal Processing. 

ISIF Position History:
  • 2024-Present   JAIF EiC (JAIF Editorial Board)
  • 2024-Present   JAIF EiC (Board of Directors)
  • 2023-2023   JAIF Associate EiC (JAIF Editorial Board)
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