Dr. Yuriy Zakharov
Reader in Signal Processing for Communications
Department of Electronics
The University of York
Heslington, York – YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
Dr. Yuriy Zakharov has an extensive theoretical and practical background in signal processing, communications and acoustics. He is author / co-author in excess of 100 journal and conference papers, 80 technical reports, and 20 patents. He received his MSc (1977) and PhD (1983) in Radio Engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia. After receiving the MSc degree in 1977, he worked as an Engineer, Senior and Leading Engineer in the Special Design Agency of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, a large R&D company famous for its work in telemetry, satellite and space communications. In 1983, he defended his PhD “Spectrum estimation techniques for telemetry systems”. In 1983, Y. Zakharov joined the N. N. Andreev Acoustics Institute, one of the leading Russian R&D companies in acoustics, where he led the Laboratory “Signal processing for underwater acoustic communications”. In 1989, he received the diploma “Senior Scientist in Acoustics” from the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1994, Y. Zakharov organised and led a large group of experts in communications, signal processing and computers from different R&D companies in Moscow. The group worked on projects for Nortel in the areas of telephone network tone detection, speech coding, echo cancellation, speaker verification, multi-media design, etc. The group dealt with development of new signal processing techniques for telephone network applications and their real-time design on different DSP platforms; this resulted in a number of patents. Since 1999, Y. Zakharov has been with Electronics Department of the University of York (UK), currently as a Reader. He has been delivering lecture courses in signal processing and communications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a member of TPCs of IEEE ICC’2006 to ICC’2011, Globecom’2006 to Globecom’2011, MIMO-IWCMC-2008, Chinacom-2010, ISWCS-2010. He is also on editorial boards of the journals IET Signal Processing and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. His research activity is in signal processing, communications and acoustics, including adaptive algorithms, underwater acoustic systems, acoustic echo cancellation, antenna array beamforming, parameter estimation and nonparametric estimation, multiuser and MIMO systems, transmission in fading channels, as well as computationally efficient signal processing, DSP and FPGA design.