Dimitris A. Pados, Professor & I-SENSE Fellow

Computer and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University

Director, ExtremeComms Laboratory

Engineering East 325, 777 Glades Road, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

dpados at fau dot edu         Phone: 561.297.2988        Fax: 561.297.2800

Technical Areas of Specialization

Communications Theory and Systems: Cognitive Software-defined Radios and Networks; Interference Avoiding Networking; Secure Wireless Communications; Underwater Cognitive Hi-rate/Long-distance Acoustic Communications; Autonomous/Unmanned Aerial/Ground/Underwater System Communications.
Machine Learning and Adaptive Signal Processing: L1-norm Principal-component Analysis (L1-PCA); Robust Feature Extraction from Faulty Data Sets; Digital Data Embedding/Hiding; Compressed-sensed (Multi-view) Imaging and Video; Localization in GPS-less Environments; Ad-hoc/Dynamic Geometry Beamforming and Array Radar; Communications-Radar Coexistence.

Employment History

Aug. '17 - present

Professor and I-SENSE Fellow, Computer and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, I-SENSE Center, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Aug. '97 - Aug. '17

Clifford C. Furnas Chair Professor (2014-2017); Department Chair appointment (June 2017); Professor (2007-2014); Associate Chair (2009-2010); Associate Professor (2002-2007); Assistant Professor (1997-2002), Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Courses developed and taught: EE 634 (graduate) Principles of Information Theory and Coding, EE 614 (graduate) Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications, EE 484 (senior) Communication Systems 2. Other courses taught: EE 203 (sophomore) Circuit Analysis 2.

May '97 - July '97

Summer Research Faculty, Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate. Research on adaptive airborne array radar and space-time adaptive processing.

Aug. '94 - Aug. '97

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Center for Telecommunications Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.
Courses developed and taught: Signals and Systems (senior), Digital Logic Design (junior). Other courses taught: Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes (graduate), Introduction to Computer Engineering (freshman).

Sept. '90 - Aug. '94

Research Assistant, Communications Systems Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Teaching Assistant (1992), Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.



Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, August 1994.
Major area of concentration: Communications.
Minor areas of concentration: Mathematics (Field Theory, Topology, Real and Complex Analysis), Computer Science (Networks).
Dissertation: "On Neural Classification and Decentralized Hypothesis Testing."


Computer Engineering and Science (five-year program), University of Patras, Patras, Greece, October 1989.