Professor of Systems Modeling at Uppsala University, Ph.D. - Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania.
Peter (Petre) Stoica (born 1949) is a researcher and educator in the field of signal processing and its applications to radar/sonar, communications and bio-medicine. He is a professor of Signal and System Modeling at Uppsala University in Sweden, and a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the United States National Academy of Engineering (Foreign Member), the Romanian Academy (foreign honorary, since 1991), the European Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of Sciences. He is also a Fellow of IEEE, EURASIP, and the Royal Statistical Society.
He is known for his theoretical contributions to system identification and modeling, spectral analysis, array signal processing, space-time coding, and waveform design for active sensing. His practical contributions include the areas of wireless communications, microwave imaging for breast cancer detection, radar/sonar systems, acoustic source mapping, landmine and explosive detection, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging. His books on System Identification, Spectral Analysis, and Space-Time Coding for Wireless Communications have been used in both undergraduate and graduate courses and are highly cited (his works rank in the top 1% by citations for the field of engineering). He has been included on the ISI list of the 250 most highly cited researchers in engineering in the world.
HONORS and AWARDS:
- 1989: Co-recipient of the IEEE ASSP Senior Award for work on Array Signal Processing.
- 1977 and 1989: Recipient of the Prizes awarded by the Academy of Sciences (Bucharest) for “outstanding work in the system identification and optimization areas.”
- 1994: Fellow of IEEE elected “for contributions to statistical signal processing and system identification.”
- 1996: Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society .
- 1996: Recipient of the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for “fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing with applications in time series analysis, system identification and array signal processing.” This award “honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field”.
- 1998: Recipient of a Senior Individual Grant Award of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.
- 1998: Co-recipient of the 1998 EURASIP Best Paper Award for Signal Processing (awarded in 1998 for the first time).
- 1999: Co-recipient of an IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award that “honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope, and appearing in one of the Society’s Transactions”.
- 2000: Co-recipient of the 2000 W.R.G. Baker Paper Prize Award which is “presented by the IEEE Board of Directors to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper reporting original work published in the Transactions, Journals, and Magazines of the IEEE Societies, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE.”
- 2000: Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal awarded for “outstanding contributions in the signal processing area”.
- 2002: Recipient of the EURASIP Individual Technical Achievement Award for “many personal contributions to the signal processing discipline” (awarded in 2002 for the first time).
- 2004: Recipient of the Bjorkenska Prize (Major Research Award of Uppsala University).
- 2005: Recipient of the IEE Achievement Medal awarded for “outstanding contributions to the field of Statistical Signal Processing”.
- 2005: Co-author of the contribution that has received the Best Student Paper Award at the 39th Asilomar Conference on Systems, Signals and Computers.
- 2005: Included by ISI (the Institute of Science Information) on the list of the 250 most highly cited researchers in Engineering in the world.
- 2006: Recipient of the Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS) for “outstanding contributions to the theory and application of statistical signal processing through fundamental research papers and prominent books”. The Society Award “honors outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the IEEE SPS and outstanding leadership in that field. It is the highest-level award bestowed by the IEEE SPS”.
- 2007: Fellow of EURASIP elected for “contributions to modern spectral analysis” (EURASIP Fellowship, which is one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, was awarded in 2007 for the first time).
- 2008: Co-recipient of the Barry Carlton Award of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, which “acknowledges what is judged the best paper in IEEE AES Transactions in each calendar year, and which is one of IEEE’s oldest and AES highest honor”.
- 2009: Co-author of the contribution that has received the Lockheed Martin Best ATR Student Paper Award at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, Orlando, FL, 2009.
- 2010: Recipient of an Advanced Grant Award of the European Research Council.
- 2010: Co-author of the contribution that has received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing, CIP 2010, Elba, Italy, 2010.
- 2011: Co-author of the contribution that has received the Best Student Paper Award at the 19th European Signal Processing Conference, Eusipco 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
- 2013: Co-recipient of an IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award that “honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope, and appearing in one of the Society’s Transactions”.
- 2016: Recipient of the Atanasios Papoulis Award of EURASIP with the citation “For outstanding contributions to research and education in statistical signal processing, array signal processing, and waveform design”.
- 2016: Recipient of Uppsala University’s Rudbeck Gold Medal awarded “for extraordinary achievements in science”.
- 2017: Co-author of the paper that has received the IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award.
- 2018: Recipient of the IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing with the citation “For broad contributions to research and education in statistical signal processing and its applications”.