Electrical ＆ Systems Engineering
The Eugene & Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering
Mathematical modeling of complex systems, statistical signal processing, machine learning, and imaging for information inference and decision making. Optimal design of systems, inference methods, and physical devices. Applications include biomedicine, defense, energy, and the environment.
Arye Nehorai is the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) at Washington University in St. Louis. He served as chair of ESE from 2006 to 2016. Under his department chair leadership, the undergraduate enrollment has more than tripled and the masters enrollment grew sevenfold. He also serves as Director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing, professor (courtesy appointments) in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), Division of Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was a faculty member at Yale University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his BSc and MSc degrees from the Technion, Israel and his PhD from Stanford University, California.
Professor Nehorai served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2000 to 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Vice President (Publications) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), the Chair of the Publications Board, and a member of the Executive Committee of this Society. He was the founding editor of the special columns on Leadership Reflections in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine from 2003 to 2006.
Professor Nehorai received the 2006 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award and the 2010 IEEE SPS Meritorious Service Award. He was elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SPS for a term lasting from 2004 to 2005. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE SPS 1989 Senior Award for Best Paper, a co-author of the 2003 Young Author Best Paper Award, and a co-recipient of the 2004 Signal Processing Magazine Paper Award. He is co-author of five best paper awards in student competitions at international conferences. In 2001 he was named University Scholar of the University of Illinois. Professor Nehorai was the Principal Investigator of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project titled Adaptive Waveform Diversity for Full Spectral Dominance from 2005 to 2010. He is now a Life Fellow of IEEE and has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 1994, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society since 1996, and Fellow of AAAS since 2012.