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Brief biography

Dr. Vorobyov is a Professor with the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University, Finland. He has been previously with the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada as an Assistant, Associate and then Full Professor. Since his graduation, he also held various research and faculty positions at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine; the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan; McMaster University, Canada; Duisburg-Essen University and Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany; and Heriot-Watt University, U.K.  He is a recipient of the 2004 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, the 2007 Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award, the 2011 Carl Zeiss Award (Germany), the 2012 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, and other research awards.

Research interests

Prof. Vorobyov’s research interests include optimization and multi-liner algebra methods and algorithms with applications in signal processing; statistical and array signal processing; sparse signal processing; estimation and detection theory; sampling theory; and multi-antenna, large scale, cooperative, and cognitive systems and algorithms.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Natural Sciences, National Technical University Kharkov Polytechnical Institute

Award Date: 15 Jan 2002


  • Optimization and Learning
  • Convex optimization
  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Robust Algorithms
  • Radar
  • Wireless Communications


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