Petar M. Djurić received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, in 1981 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (1990). Between 1981 and 1986, Prof. Djurić held the position of Research Associate at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Vinča, Belgrade. Since 1990, he has been with Stony Brook University, where he holds the position of SUNY Distinguished Professor and is a Savitri Devi Bangaru Professor in Artificial Intelligence. He was Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2016 to 2023.
Professor Djurić's research has primarily focused on investigating the fundamentals of machine learning and signal and information processing with a diverse range of interests within them such as causal inference theory, information fusion, Bayesian optimization, Monte Carlo methods, distributed signal processing, signal modeling, as well as detection and estimation. He applies the newly developed knowledge across various disciplines.
Prof. Djurić has served on numerous technical committees for the IEEE and has been invited to lecture at universities in the United States and overseas. His SPS activities include Member-at Large of the SPS Board of Governors (2011-2013), Vice President-Finance (2006-09), Area Editor of Special Issues - IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2002-05), Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (1994-96 and 2003-05), Chair - SPS Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (2005-06), and Treasurer - SPS Conference Board (2001-03). He has been on the Editorial Board of several journals and has served on numerous committees of professional conferences and workshops. He was the first Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks (2015-2018). He was also a General co-Chair of the European Signal Processing Conference in 2022. Prof. Djurić was a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award in 2007 and the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) Technical Achievement Award in 2012.
Prof. Djurić is both a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of EURASIP. Additionally, he has been elected a Foreign Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia. He has been listed on Stanford University's list of the world’s top 2% scientists in all disciplines.