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    Prof. Danilo Orlando

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    Danilo Orlando (SM' 13) was born in Gagliano del Capo, Italy, on August 9, 1978. He received the Dr. Eng. Degree (with honors) in computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree (with maximum score) in information engineering, both from the University of Salento (formerly University of Lecce), Italy, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. From July 2007 to July 2010, he has worked with the University of Cassino (Italy), engaged in a research project on algorithms for track-before-detect of multiple targets in uncertain scenarios. From September to November 2009, he has been visiting scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia (Italy). From September 2011 to April 2015, he has worked at Elettronica SpA engaged as system analyst in the field of Electronic Warfare.  In May 2015, he joined Università degli Studi ``Niccolò Cusano'', where he is currently associate professor. His main research interests are in the field of statistical signal processing and image processing with more emphasis on adaptive detection and tracking of multiple targets in multisensor scenarios. He has held visiting positions at the department of Avionics and Systems of ENSICA (now Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, ISAE), Toulouse (France) in 2007 and at Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing (China) in 2017-2019.  He is Senior Member of IEEE; he has served IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing as Senior Area Editor and currently is Associate Editor for IEEE Open Journal on Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, and MDPI Remote Sensing. He is also author or co-author of about 110 scientific publications in international journals, conferences, and books.

    1. Career Details and Positions

    • January 2005 - February 2008. Ph.D. Student in Information Engineering working on radar adaptive detection and tracking at Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell' Innovazione, Universita' del Salento, Lecce, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Ricci.

    • July 2007 - July 2010. Contract Researcher engaged in the research project FIRB 2006 entitled ``Metodologie e Tecnologie Innovative per Radar Avionici con antenna a Scansione Elettronica (IMT-ARSEL)''. Coordinator: Prof. Marco Lops, Universita 'degli Studi di Cassino, Cassino, Italy.

    • September 2009 - November 2009. Visiting Scientist at NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia (Italy), working with Dr. Frank Ehlers on Track-Before-Detect Algorithms for Bistatic Sonars.

    • December 2010 - August 2011. Research Associate at Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'In-novazione, Universita' del Salento, Lecce, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Ricci.

    • NURC-VRP 2011. He has been invited to spend three months at NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia (Italy), for the period from the 3rd of October 2011 to the 23rd of December 2011, as a Visiting Scientist, under the supervision of Dr. Kevin LePage on the ``System concepts and performance estimation for autonomous ASW project''.

    • September 2011 - April 2015. System Analyst in the field of Electronic Warfare at Elettronica S.p.A., Via Tiburtina Valeria Km 13,700, 00131 Rome, Italy,

      responsible for design, analysis, and integration of direction finding, passive location, and ELINT algorithms.

    • May 2015 - now. Associate Professor for Signal Processing and Telecommunications at Universita' degli Studi ``Niccolo' Cusano'', via Don Carlo Gnocchi, 3, 00166 Rome, Italy.

    2. Research Group Membership

    • NATO Working group SET-199 for the evaluation of the effectiveness of coordination methods for distributed mobile sensors;

    • IEEE Signal Processing Society (Senior Membership);

    • ISIF-MSTWG (International Society of Information Fusion-Multistatic Tracking Working Group);

    • DMSIG (Distributed Mobile Sensors Interest Group);

    • ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering).

    3. Main Fields of Interest

    The research activity mainly concerns the area of statistical signal processing with emphasis on the following topics:

    • Adaptive Radar Detection of Extended Targets in Homogeneous Noise and Subspace Interference.

    • Adaptive Radar Detection of Extended and Multiple Point-like Targets without Assignment of Secondary Data.

    • Adaptive Radar Detection in the Presence of Mismatched Signals.

    • Design and Analysis of Track-Before-Detect Algorithms for Multistatic Systems.

    • Design and Analysis of Tracking Algorithms.

    • Adaptive Detection and Classification of Radar Echoes.

    • Adaptive Detection and Localization of Point-like Targets in Homogeneous and Partially-Homogeneous Environments.

    • Design and Analysis of Algorithms for Passive Localization.

    • Design and Analysis of Algorithms for Electronic (Signal) Intelligence (ELINT).

    • Design and Analysis of Detection Algorithms Exploiting Structure Information on Interference Covariance Matrix.

    • Design and Analysis of Invariant Adaptive Detectors.

    • Classification and Estimation of the Interference Covariance Structure in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Environments.

    • Channel Estimation in the Presence of Shadowing.

    • Classification and Estimation Algorithms for (possibly polarimetric) Synthetic Aperture Radar images.

    4. Editorial Activities

    • (2016-2019) Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

    • Associate Editor for IEEE Open Journal on Signal Processing.

    • Associate Editor for MDPI Remote Sensing.

    • Associate Editor for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

    • Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue entitled ``Advanced Techniques for Radar Signal Processing'' published in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

    • TPC track chair EUSIPCO 2017.

    Reviewer for the following international Journals

    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing;

    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters;

    • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems;

    • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory;

    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing;

    • Elsevier Signal Processing;

    • IET Radar, Sonar \& Navigation;

    • EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing;

    • Chinese Journal of Aeronautics;

    • Journal of The Franklin Institute;

    • MDPI Algorithms.

    He was nominated an Appreciated Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing in 2008 and Outstanding Reviewer in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of
    Elsevier Signal Processing in 2018.