Seifallah Jardak,
3rd year Ph.D Student
Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Currently, I am a PhD student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in the Communication Theory Lab (CTL). I am involved in several interesting research topics related to Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), Passive and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radars.
I graduated with honors from "Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie", one of the top engineering schools in Tunisia. Afterwards, I joined the group of Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini to continue my graduate studies
under the advisement of Dr. Sajid Ahmed. During my masters, I developed a general closed form relationship between the cross-correlation of Gaussian and finite alphabet random variables. This new waveform design method generates finite alphabet signals (PSK, PAM, or QAM) with specific cross-correlation properties to match a desired transmit beampattern. Interested in this topic and satisfied by the research environment, I decided to persue my doctoral degree. As a PhD student, I developed a method based on  the Monopulse Technique to estimate the location of two targets  using a passive receiver radar. Currently, I focus on the hardware and software implementation of a hand-held portable FMCW radar designed for monitoring and obstacle avoidance applications.
  • Developed new algorithms for transmit beamforming and waveform design for MIMO radars.
  • Established faster methods to estimate the radar parameters, i.e. Doppler shift, Direction of Arrival (DOA) and reflection coefficient for colocated MIMO radars.
  • Adapted the monopulse approach for passive array radars to estimate the target’s angle of arrival.
  • Designed and programmed a signal processing algorithm for a portable multi-purpose FMCW radar.