Ali H Sayed

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Ali H Sayed

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Tel: +1 310 267-2142

Research Interests

  • Detection and Estimation
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


A. H. Sayed is professor and former chairman of electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he directs the UCLA Adaptive Systems Laboratory. An author of over 440 scholarly publications and six books, his research involves several areas including adaptation and learning theories, statistical signal processing, distributed processing, network science, and biologically-inspired designs. His work has been recognized with several awards including the 2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award from the European Association for Signal Processing, the 2013 Meritorious Service Award and the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the 2005 Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the 2003 Kuwait Prize, and the 1996 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize. He served as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2005 and as Editor-in Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING (2003-2005). His articles received several Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2002, 2005, 2012, and 2014. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Signal Processing, 05/01/15 until 04/30/18)