Temple Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Yimin Daniel Zhang has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2019, recognized for his contributions to high-resolution direction finding and radar signal processing.

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. It is the highest grade of IEEE membership, with the total number selected in any one year not exceeding one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.

Dr. Zhang's general research interests lie in the areas of statistical signal and array processing, direction finding, time-frequency analysis, compressive sensing, and convex optimization for applications in radar, wireless communications, and satellite navigation. 

Dr. Zhang has been a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of $6 million in grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Lab, the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. Dr. Zhang has authored and co-authored more than 330 journal and conference papers and 14 book chapters. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, an editor for the Signal Processing journal, and a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee and the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

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Dr. Zhang joins Dr. Fauzia Ahmad, Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, who was named IEEE Fellow in 2018.