Aleksandar Kavcic
  Professor of Electrical Engineering
  Department of Electrical Engineering
  University of Hawaii
   
 
  Address Contact
  Department of Electrical Engineering please contact me by email
  University of Hawaii (808) 956 - 3427 (fax)
  2540 Dole Street
  Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
   
   
  EDUCATION
   
  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (1993-1998)
 
  Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  Thesis: "Detection in High Density Magnetic Recording: A Matched Model Approach"
   
  Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany (1991-1993)
 
  Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering
  Thesis: "Untersuchung einiger Verfahren zur Eigenwertzerlegung"
   
  University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1987-1991)
 
  Undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering
   
   
  WORK EXPERIENCE
   
  University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (2011-present)
 
  Professor of Electrical Engineering.
   
  University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (2007-2011)
 
  Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.
   
  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2002-2006)
 
  John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences.
   
  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1998-2002)
 
  Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.
   
  Quantum Corporation, Shrewsbury, MA (May 1997-July 1997; Aug 1998)
 
  Intern: channel modeling and detector design.
   
  Read-Rite Corporation, Milpitas, CA (June 1996-Sept 1996)
 
  Intern: magntic recording process modeling.
   
  Seagate Technology, Minneapolis, MN (May 1995-Aug 1995)
 
  Intern: modeling recording head yields.
   
  Siemens, Essen, Germany (Oct 1992 - Dec 1992)
 
  Intern: design and test a prototype gas alarm unit for trolleys and trains.
   
   
  PATENTS
   
 
1 A. Kavcic, J. M. F. Moura, "Method and Apparatus for Correlation-Sensitive Adaptive Sequence Detection", US Patent 6,201,839, Filing Date: April 3, 1998; Issue date: March 13, 2001
2 A. Kavcic, J. M. F. Moura, "Soft and Hard Sequence Detection in ISI Memory Channels", US Patent 6,438,180, Filing Date: March 1, 1999; Issue date: August 20, 2002
3 W. Zeng, A. Kavcic, "Soft Detection of Data Symbols in the Presence of Intersymbol Interference and Timing Errors", Filing Date: October, 2002
4 N. Varnica, A. Kavcic, M. Fossorier "Method and Apparatus for Improving Performance of Information Coding Scheme", Filing Date: February, 2004
   
   
  PUBLICATIONS
   
 
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  AWARDS and HONORS
   
 
- 2005 Best Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage, awarded by the Signal Processing for Storage Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society, 2006
- Coauthor and Advisor, 2005 Best Student Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage, awarded by the Signal Processing for Storage Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society, 2006
- CAREER Award, awarded by the National Science Foundation for faculty career development, 2000
- IBM Partnership Award, awarded by IBM for faculty career development, 1999
- Quantum Fellowship, awarded by Quantum Corporation for excellence in Signal Processing for Magnetic Recording, 1997
- Chair, Student Advisory Committee, Data Storage Systems Center, CMU, 1996
- IEEE Communications Society Travel Award, Global Telecommunications Conference, London, England, November 1996
   
   
  ACTIVITIES
   
 
- General Co-Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Honolulu, HI, 2014
- Co-Chair, General Symposium, IEEE Global Communications Conference, Washington, DC, 2007
- Chair, Signal Processing for Storage Technical Committee, IEEE Communications Society, 2005 - 2007
- Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Adelaide, Australia, 2005
- Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2001 - 2004
- Vice Chair, Signal Processing for Storage Technical Committee, IEEE Communications Society, 2000 - 2005
- Technical Program Committee Member, Communications Theory Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications, New York, NY, 2002
- Session Organizer, Session on Signal Processing and Coding for Storage, IEEE Global Communications Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2001
- Chair, Boston Chapter, IEEE Communications Society, 2000 - 2001
- Vice Chair, Boston Chapter, IEEE Communications Society, 1999 - 2000
- Member, Signal Processing for Storage Technical Committee, IEEE Communications Society, 1998 - present
- Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Societies: Communications, Information Theory, Signal Processing, Magnetics, 1993 - present