Mike Inggs

Prof Michael Inggs is a full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, responsible for the taught masters programme in Radar.

Michael Inggs was born and educated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa (Uitenhage and Grahamstown). He has an Honours degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Rhodes University (1973) and a PhD and DIC from Imperial College, London (1979).

Prior to joining UCT, he held posts at Decca Radar Research Laboratories (UK), Raytheon Data Systems Company (USA), ESD Ltd (RSA) and the SA Naval Dockyard, Simon’s Town, South Africa. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town in 1988, where he holds the rank of Professor. He has held/holds Visiting Professorships at University College London.

His research interests include radar, earth observation using radar, and high performance computing architectures and languages for signal and image processing. He has more than 190 journal and conference publications, three patents, and has supervised more than 90 M.Sc. and 8 Ph.D. to completion.

He is a member of the Administration Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2011-2013, Director of Education, and after being the convenor of the taught masters M.Eng.(Radar) programme at UCT, is funded as a Research Professor by KACST.


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