Invited speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Konstantin Lukin


Prof. Konstantin Lukin, Fellow IEEE, received his diploma in Radiophysics& Electronics from Kharkiv State University, Ukraine, in 1973. He is Head of the Laboratory for Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, LNDES, at IRE NASU. He completed his Candidate of Sciences thesis in IRE NASU and defended it at Moscow State University (MSU) in 1980. He completed his Doctor of Sciences dissertation in Physical Electronics in IRE NASU and defended it at Kharkiv State University in 1989. He has been a visiting scientist at the UC at Berkeley, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) in 1996-1997 and a visiting professor at the Joint Research Center (JRC, Ispra, Italy) in 1997-1998. His current research interests are as follows: digital and analogue generation and processing of random/chaotic/noise signals and their applications in Noise Radar for SAR imaging, radar tomography, differential interferometry; microwave monitoring of urban areas and detection of pre-catastrophic states of large natural and manmade objects, such as landslides, bridges, TV towers, dams, large building, hangars, etc. He is Co-Chairman of RTO/NATO Task Group on ‘Space and Frequency Diverse Noise Radar’. Dr. Lukin is author or coauthor of more than 260 journal publications and 2 monograph. He is a TPC member of the EUSAR, IRS, SPSympo, IRMMW-THz, MSMW, IEEE IVEC and Chairman of NRT-2002, 2003, 2012 International Conferences. He was leader of many international R&D projects on Noise Radar systems and sensors; on SAR imaging and microwave monitoring of environment. Currently he is leader of Ukrainian part of the SCOUT Project under FP-7 Program and 2 Projects under NATO SfP Program.

Talk title: “Contributions to Electromagnetic Theory, UWB Radar and Telecommunications by Dr. Henning F. Harmuth

Prof. David J. Daniels


David Daniels graduated from the University of Manchester in 1970 with an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering followed later by a MSc in Physics with Distinction.
David’s research and development interest are in sensors for security and counter-terrorism in particular millimetre wave and sub millimetre wave radar systems, short-range UWB radar, IR image processing, magnetics and acoustics. The development of ground penetrating radar in the 1990’s for forensic applications achieved notable success in support of the police investigations in the Frederick West and Marc Dutroux cases, where radar systems located the buried remains of the victims. David lead the development of radar for landmine detection, including programmes for humanitarian demining with trials in Cambodia, Bosnia and Angola with the technology achieving a 90% reduction in FAR in Cambodia. The GPR technology made a major impact on behalf of NATO forces in countering the threat from buried IEDs.
David has published over 110 technical papers and two books on ground penetrating radar (one awarded the IEE Rayleigh Book Award) as well as contributing to a number of seminal reference books in the field, including a contribution to Skolnik’s Radar Handbook 3rd Edition. He also recently authored “EM detection of concealed targets”, which describes detection techniques from NQR through to sub millimetre wave radar.
In June 2012 David was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and in January 2014 started his own consultancy company Short Range Radar Systems.
Currently Editor for NSG and Sensing and Imaging and referee for the EPSRC, IoP, IET Electronics Letters, IET Procs, IEEE TGRS, IEEE IGARSS, Optical Engineering. Invited papers for IEEE CAMA 2014, IWAGPR 2013, Int. Conf. on Radar (IEE Radar series), IEE Mine Detection, SSTA, GPR 2000/8, PIERS, SPIE Conferences on Defence and Security 2004, 2005, NDRF, NATO workshops. Ind. advisor to the UK DSAC for six years.

Talk title: “Key design challenges for short range radar systems

Prof. Sung Ho Cho


Sung Ho Cho received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, in 1989. After finishing the graduate studies, he returned to South Korea, and was with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of Korea for three years. He then joined the Department of Electronic Engineering in Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1992, where he is currently a full professor. He served as Associate Dean and later Dean of the College of Engineering at Hanyang University from 2013 to 2017.
Professor Cho has been actively engaged in numerous government and industry research projects related to applied signal processing, context-aware computing, and radar applications. Especially in 2017, based on his over-7-year research experiences on IR-UWB radar computing, he co-founded the two university start-up companies, Xandar Tech for security/safety solutions and Kardian for healthcare solutions. He is currently working as a CTO at both the companies.
From 2008 to 2012, Professor Cho was appointed as a Regular High-Level Visiting Scientist at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) of China under the 111 Fellowship. Since 2013, he has been holding an invited researcher position at BUPT under the Recruitment Program of High-Level Foreign Experts supported by the Ministry of Education in China.

Talk title: “IR-UWB Radar for Sleep Monitoring

Invited papers

  • Speaker: Sergey Nechitaylo
    Paper title: Frequency response of impedance screens of finite thickness in the resonance band
    Paper authors: Oleg Sukharevsky, Sergey Nechitaylo, Valery Orlenko and Vitaly Vasilets.
  • Speaker: Oleg Lazorenko
    Paper title: Fractal Analysis of the Gravitational Waves as a Unique Ultra-Wideband Process
    Paper authors: Oleg Lazorenko, Leonid Chernogor and Andrey Onishchenko.
  • Speaker: Volodymyr Kniaziev
    Paper title: Methodology of Computer Simulation of Lightning Electromagnetic Phenomena Action on the Elements of the Spaceport
    Paper authors: Volodymyr Kniaziev and Sergey Melnik.
  • Speaker: Lorenzo Capineri
    Paper title: Application of the Industry 4.0 Paradigm to the Design of UWB Radiolocation Systems
    Paper authors: Gennadiy Pochanin, Lorenzo Capineri, Timothy Bechtel, Vadym Ruban, Tetiana Ogurtsova, Oleksandr Orlenko, Iryna Pochanina, Pavlo Kholod, Pierluigi Falorni, Andrea Bulletti, Mattia Dimitri, Luca Bossi and Fronefield Crawford.
  • Speaker: Gaspare Galati
    Paper title: High Resolution Measurements and Characterization of Urban, Suburban and Country Clutter at X-band and Related Radar Calibration
    Paper authors: Gaspare Galati and Gabriele Pavan.
  • Speaker: Felix Yanovsky
    Paper title: Ultrashort Pulses in Metamaterial and Plasmonic Structures
    Paper authors: Felix Yanovsky, Yu.G. Rapoport, V. V. Grimalsky, S. V. Koshevaya, and A. D. Boardman.
  • Speaker: Vadym Volkov
    Paper title: Survaillance Radar «OKO»: an Effective Instrument for Security Applications
    Paper authors: Dmytro Vavriv, Vadym Volkov, Volodymyr Vinogradov, Andrii Kravtsov, Yevhenii Bulakh, Sergii Sosnytskiy, Stanislav Sekretarov, Oleg Nechaev, Viktor Gikalov, Konstantin Gordeyev, Oleksii Suvid, Artur Kondrikov and Alexandr Kluchko.
  • Speaker: Yuriy Shckorbatov
    Paper title: The Application of Pulsed Electric Fields and Other Types of Electromagnetic Radiation in Therapy of Cancer
    Paper authors: Yuriy Shckorbatov.
  • Speaker: Alistair Duffy
    Paper title: A Heuristic for the Comparison of Transient and Pulse phenomena
    Paper authors: Alistair Duffy.
  • Speaker: Oleg О. Drobakhin
    Paper title: Pulse Signal Propagation in Bragg-Type Layered Structures
    Paper authors: Mikhail V. Andreev, Valentyn F. Borulko and Oleg О. Drobakhin.