Dr. Elias Aboutanios

Dr Elias Aboutanios is a Senior Lecturer at the The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. He received his BE in Electrical Engineering from UNSW in 1997 and his PhD from UTS in 2002. His PhD research was in the estimation of the frequency of the frequency tracking for communications with a low earth orbit satellite. From 2003 to 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Digital Communications at the University of Edinburgh, where he conducted research on space-time adaptive processing for radar target detection. Since 2007 he has been a senior lecturer at UNSW. His research interests include:

  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Signal Detection
  • Array Signal Processing
  • Statistical and multidimensional signal processing
  • Positioning and Localisation
  • Radar and sonar signal processing
  • NMR Signal Processing

Dr Aboutanios is currently conducting research in the areas of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, global navigation satellite systems (such as GPS), radar target detection, biologically inspired signal processing, power systems and smart grids, and theoretical signal processing. He is also active in the research of teaching methodologies and course design. In particular, Dr Aboutanios has developed a new course on electrical engineering design. He currently has a large grant to develop a new masters program in satellite systems engineering. He also has an active interest in satellite technology and in particular CubeSats. He has secured money for and initiated UNSW’s involvement in the European QB50 project, which aims to launch 50 CubeSats into low earth orbit in 2015.