Tuesday, November 13 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Square Research Building, Auditorium, 85 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Free food
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Alessio Medda, Chair, SPS Atlanta Chapter



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IEEE SPS Atlanta Distinguished Industry Lecture - Dr. Alfonso Farina @ GT


Dr. Alfonso Farina, LFIEEE
IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker


This lecture will provide an in-depth look into the role of radar in several fields of engineering, providing a brief historical overview and presenting several real applications. This will include an overview of Radar applications from underground to earth imaging and Space Situational Awareness (SSA), SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and SAR differential interferometry, mitigating the electromagnetic spectrum erosion, SKA (Square Kilometer Array) for radio astronomy, and the first detection of gravitational waves by dispersed interferometers. In conclusion, we will look at the future of Radar, and what is coming next.


Alfonso FARINA received his doctor degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome (IT) in 1973. In 1974, he joined Selenia, then Selex ES, where he became Director of the Analysis of Integrated Systems Unit, Director of Engineering of Large Business Systems Division, and senior VP and Chief Technology Officer. From 1979 to 1985, he was also professor of “Radar Techniques” at the University of Naples (IT). He is author of more than 700 peer-reviewed technical publications and of books and monographs. Some of the most significant awards he received include the (2004) Leader of the team that won the First Prize of the first edition of the Finmeccanica Award for Innovation Technology; (2005) Radar A; (2010) IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Application. Today, Dr. Farina is a Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL), Dept. Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University (UK) (2018-2020) and a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE. He is a consultant to Leonardo “Land & Naval Defense Electronics Division” (Rome).


Parking. Best parrking option is to use the Centergy Parking garage accessible from Spring Street. Optionally, you can park at the Georgia Tech Hotel guest parking or in any metered spot on Tech Square


  • 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM - Introductions
  • 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM - Seminar by Dr. Alfonso Farina: Radar Role - from Underground to Outer Space
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Discussion and Q&A
  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Reception and networking

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