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Guest Lecturers in 2016

Piet van Genderen
Pieter Uys
Ferdie Potgieter

Piet van Genderen

Prof Piet van Genderen is now an emeritus professor, having previously been a full professor at the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar of the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

He presented an Introduction to Radar Systems in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Pieter Uys

Dr Pieter Uys is a Senior Scholar in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town.

He presented a course on Mathematics for Radar and Electronic Defence in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Ferdie Potgieter

Ferdie Potgieter works in the Radar and Electronic Warfare area of the Defence Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) at the CSIR.

He presented an Introduction to Electronic Defence (Electronic Warfare) in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Jacobus Vlok
Fabrizio Berizzi
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Jacobus Vlok

Jacobus Vlok joined the CSIR in 2007 after completing his M.Eng (Electronic) at the University of Pretoria.

He co-presented an Introduction to Electronic Defence (Electronic Warfare), together with Ferdie Potgieter, in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Fabrizio Berizzi

Prof Fabrizio Berizzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy).

He co-presented a course on High Resolution and Imaging Radar, together with Prof Marco Martorella in 2011, 2013, and 2016.

Marco Martorella

Prof Marco Martorella is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy).

He co-presented a course on High Resolution and Imaging Radar, together with Prof Fabrizio Berizzi, in 2011, 2013, and 2016.

Guest Lecturers in previous years

Chris Baker
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Pieter de Villiers

Chris Baker

Prof Chris Baker is the Ohio State Research Scholar in Integrated Sensor Systems at The Ohio State University in the United States of America.

In 2012, he co-presented an Introduction to Radar course together with Prof Hugh Griffiths.

Johann Cloete

Prof Johann Cloete of Stellenbosch University co-presented a course on Antenna Theory with Applications in Radar and Electronic Defence together with Prof Keith Palmer in 2011 and 2012.

Pieter de Villiers

Dr Pieter de Villiers has been working on establishing a data fusion capability at the Radar and Electronic Warfare competency at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa.

He presented a course on Multi-Target Multi-Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion in 2011 and 2012.

Jaco de Witt
Jeanine Engelbrecht
Prof Fulvio Gini

Jaco de Witt 

Dr Jaco de Witt works in the Radar and Electronic Warfare area of the Defence Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) at the CSIR.

In 2014, he co-presented a course on Radar Systems Modelling with Prof Mike Inggs and Mr Kumaran Naicker.

Jeanine Engelbrecht

Dr Jeanine Engelbrecht is a Senior Researcher in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar at the CSIR Meraka Institute in Rosebank, Cape Town.

Fulvio Gini

Prof Fulvio Gini has been a Full Professor in the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa since 2006.

In 2011, 2013 and 2015, he co-presented a course on Clutter and Detection in Clutter, together with Prof Maria Greco.

Scott Glenn
Doug Gray
Maria Greco

Scott Glenn

Dr Scott Glenn is Professor and Co-Director of the Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory (COOL), at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University.

In 2015, he and Dr Hugh Roarty co-presented a course on High Frequency Surface Wave Radar.

Douglas Gray

Prof Douglas A. Gray is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Adelaide University and Director of the University of Adelaide Radar Research Centre. He presented an Introduction to Radar in 2014.

Maria Greco

Prof Maria Greco has been an Associate Professor in the Department of “Ingegneria dell’Informazione” at the University of Pisa, Italy, since 2011.

In 2011, 2013 and 2015, she co-presented a course on Clutter and Detection in Clutter, together with Prof Fulvio Gini.

Hugh Griffiths
Marc Lesturgie
Roaldje Nadjiasngar

Hugh Griffiths

Prof Hugh Griffiths holds the THALES/Royal Academy Chair of RF Sensors in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London, England.

In 2012, he co-presented an Introduction to Radar course together with Prof Chris Baker.

Marc Lesturgie

Prof Marc Lesturgie is Deputy Director of the Electromagnetic and Radar Department of the French Aerospace Lab ONERA and the Director of SONDRA (a joint laboratory established between France and Singapore).

In 2013, he presented a special topics course on MIMO Radar and New Radar Concepts.

Roaldje Nadjiasngar

Dr Roaldje Nadjiasngar received his BSc and PhD at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and has now joined the Fraunhofer Institute (FKIE) in Germany.

In 2013, he presented a course on Multi-Target Multi-Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion.

Kumaran Naicker
Willie Nel
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Kumaran Naicker

Kumaran Naicker works in the Radar and Electronic Warfare area of the Defence Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) at the CSIR.

In 2014, he co-presented a course on Radar System Modelling with Prof Mike Inggs and Dr Jaco de Witt.

Willie Nel

Willie Nel works in the Radar and Electronic Warfare area of the Defence Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) at the CSIR.

Keith Palmer

Prof Keith Palmer of Stellenbosch University co-presented a course on Antenna Theory with Applications in Radar and Electronic Defence together with Prof Johann Cloete in 2011 and 2012.

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Hugh Roarty

Dr Hugh Roarty is a Research Project Manager with the Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory, Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

In 2015, he and Dr Scott Glenn co-presented a course on High Frequency Surface Wave Radar from 16 to 20 February 2015.