Personal profile Felix Yanovsky


Themes: Radar for Remote Sensing and Targets Characterization, Distributed sensor systems

F. J. Yanovsky was born on February 7, 1946 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Employment. He is with the National Aviation University (NAU) since 1969. Started at the Department of Radar (Assistant, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor), since 1992 worked as a Full Professor at Maintenance and Repair of Avionics Department, in 2000 moved to Air Navigation Systems Department, where served as the Deputy Head and Full Professor. Since 2008 to present he is the Head of Electronics Department. In 1996 he was invited to the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands where worked in IRCTR 1996 to 1999, 2002-2003 during 6 months per year as the Top Scientist, Professor. He consulted and worked part-time in the companies of aviation and electronics industry in Ukraine.

Education. In 1968 he graduated (with Honors) from the Radio Engineering Faculty of the Kiev University of Civil Aviation Engineers (now NAU). He prepared his PhD dissertation in Radar and Radio Navigation in NAU and defended it in 1979 in Moscow State Technical University (MSTUCA). In 1992 he defended in NAU his dissertation on DSc degree in Radio-Meteorology, and in 1993 he got his second DSc degree, this time in Radar and Radio Navigation in MSTUCA.

Research activity is related to radar, remote sensing, signal processing, and adaptive measurement of atmospheric electricity. He took part in design of digital airborne navigation and meteorological radar of new generation, was one of the first who proposed the use of polarimetric technology for meteorological radars, created the theory, math models, methods of coherent polarimetric radar in respect to detecting dangerous zones in the atmosphere, signal processing algorithms, and principles of the relevant devices and systems, developed a spectral-polarimetric method for remote sensing of natural phenomena and objects.

Teaching activity. Being the Professor in NAU he was invited to lecture at the International Travelling Summer School in the framework of Joint European University Activity. He was visiting professor: TU-Delft, The Netherlands (2002-2003), TUHH, Hamburg, Germany (2005), Al-Balqa Applied University, Irbid, Jordan (2007), Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2008), Metrology Institute of Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2010), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (2010, 2013, 2014). In 1998 his one-day workshop was held at Penn State University (University Park, PA, USA). He promoted a lot of PhD holders and hundreds of MS and Engineers.

Membership. He is Fellow IEEE, belongs to AES, SP, GRS, AP, and MTT societies; a member of the Scientific Council of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine in Radio Physics and Microwave Electronics, member of General Assembly of EuMA - European Microwave Association (2004–2007); founder and the first Chair of IEEE Ukraine SP/AES Joint Chapter. Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine, the Academy of Electromagnetics (Cambridge, PA, USA), the Academy of Navigation and Motion Control, and the Academy of Sciences in Applied Radio Electronics of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

Conference and editorial activity. Organization of international conferences in radar, electronics and computer technology as Chairman, Section Organizer, TPC Member, and Key Speaker. He is founder and Chairman of the Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium (MRRS) that is held since 2005 every three years. Proceedings of MRRS are cited in IEEE X-plore, Scopus, etc. In 2014 he is a Co-Chairman of IRS. He is a member of editorial boards of several scientific journals in Ukraine and abroad, in particular he is associate editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies (Cambridge University Press, UK) and IEEE AES Systems Magazine special issue. He is a reviewer of IEEE Transactions and other international journals.

Awards. Ukraine State Prize Winner, holder of the Honorary medals “Inventor of the USSR” and “Honorary Radio Engineer”, Fellow IEEE, recipient of numerous International Grants.

Publications. 10 books (in CRC, Springer, Momentum Press, Elsevier, Technika and other publishers) more than 470 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and 40 invention patents. Citations i10-Index: 25, h-Index:15.

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015