Arye Nehorai

Arye Nehorai

The Eugene & Martha Lohman Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering

Electrical & Systems Engineering

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    Green Hall, Room 2160 C
  • Lab location
    Green Hall, Room 1102


PhD, Stanford University, 1983
MSc, Technion, 1979
BSc, Technion, 1976


Develops models, statistical signal processing and machine learning for data analysis


Mathematical modeling of real-world systems, statistical data analysis, signal processing, and machine learning for inference, prediction, decision making and optimal design. Current applications include health, biomedicine and defense.


Arye Nehorai is the Eugene and Martha Lohman Emeritus 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, he is professor (courtesy appointments) in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), Division of Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was a faculty member at Yale University and at 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. He was the Vice President (Publications) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), Chair of the Publications Board, and a member of the Executive Committee of this Society from 2003 to 2005. 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 Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, and the 2010 IEEE SPS Meritorious Service Award. He was elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SPS from 2004 to 2005. He received several IEEE best paper awards for journal and conference research publications. In 2001 he was named University Scholar of the University of Illinois. Professor Nehorai was the Principal Investigator of a number of multi-university U.S. Federal grants, including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project titled Adaptive Waveform Diversity for Full Spectral Dominance from 2005 to 2010. He is now Life Fellow of IEEE and has been Fellow of the IEEE since 1994, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society since 1996, and Fellow of AAAS since 2012.