The Awards Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) has selected Dr. Yimin D. Zhang to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for the term from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2025.

SPS is a division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with its mission to “advance and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources; educate the signal processing community; and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas.”

According to SPS, its Distinguished Lecturer Program provides means for chapters to have access to individuals who are well known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing, to lecture at Chapter meetings. As such, the Distinguished Lecturer Program enables Chapters to energize their local communities with dynamic signal processing content and generate interest by expanding the Chapter’s access to network with well-respected leaders in the field. Each year, the SPS selects only five Distinguished Lecturers.

Dr. Zhang is a leading expert in a broad spectrum of signal processing areas with an impactful publication record. Dr. Zhang is recognized as a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics), and a Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA). His publications have received several awards from IEEE, European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Dr. Zhang’s lectures will revolve around the following topics:

• Sparse array design and processing for direction-of-arrival estimation
• Spectrum sharing for joint sensing and communications
• Information-theoretic compressive sensing in massive MIMO systems
• Time-frequency analyses and array processing.