Yaakov Bar-Shalom

Yaakov Bar-Shalom

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Yaakov Bar-Shalom (F’84) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel, in 1963 and 1967, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 1970. He is currently a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor with the ECE Department and Marianne E. Klewin Professor with the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA. His current research interests are in estimation theory, target tracking, and data fusion. He has published more than 650 papers and book chapters. He coauthored/edited eight books, including Tracking and Data Fusion (YBS Publishing, 2011). He has been elected as a Fellow of IEEE for “contributions to the theory of stochastic systems and of multitarget tracking.” He served as an As-sociate Editor for 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 Vice President for Publications from 2004 to 2013. Since 1995, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE AESS. He is a corecipient of the M. Barry Carlton Award for the best paper in the IEEE TAE Systems 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 academic.research.microsoft (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. He has the following Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaakov Bar-Shalom.

ISIF Position History:
  • Present   Awards Committee Members (ISIF Awards Committee)
  • 2012-2012   FUSION General Chair (FUSION)
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