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Simon Haykin

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A professor of electrical and computer engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for nearly 40 years, Dr. Simon Haykin is a noted authority on adaptive and learning systems. He has pioneered signal-processing techniques and systems for radar and communication applications, and authored several fundamental textbooks in those fields. From 1972 to 1993, he served as founding director of McMaster's Communications Research Laboratory. Continually developing new curricula, Dr. Haykin has created innovative courses in emerging fields: neural networks, Bayesian sequential state estimation and space-time communication theory. He has often ceded lead authorship to his students and has fostered their career development through industrial collaboration. An IEEE Life Fellow and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Haykin has received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award, the IEEE Education Society McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award, the IEEE Region 7 McNaughton Gold Medal and the International Union of Radio Science's Booker Gold Medal.