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Dimitrie Popescu

  • Dimitrie Popescu
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 231g Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5414
  • dpopescu@odu.edu
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  • Dr. Dimitrie C. Popescu received the Engineering Diploma and M.S. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and the Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University, all in Electrical Engineering. His research interests span the areas of communication systems, control theory, and signal processing. His current work is in the area of wireless communication systems, but he has also done research in speech processing, robust optimal control, and neural networks. Dr. Popescu has held academic positions with the University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers University, and POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest. He has also worked as a member of technical staff for AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, and for Telcordia Technologies in Red Bank, New Jersey. He has co-authored a monograph book on interference avoidance methods for wireless systems published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2004, and was awarded second prize in the 1999 AT&T Student Research Symposium for his work on application of interference avoidance over dispersive channels. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University in September 2006.
  • Education

    Rutgers University, 2002
    Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, 1996
    Major: Systems and Control
    Degree: Pre-doctoral studies
    Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, 1991
    Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
  • Research Interests

    Wireless communications: distributed optimization in wireless systems; spectrum sensing and modulation classification, multiple antenna and MIMO systems, interference avoidance/suppression and power control, OFDM and multicarrier systems, ultra wideband systems, vehicular networks. Control theory: optimal control and filtering for deterministic and stochastic systems, Kalman filtering. Digital signal processing: adaptive algorithms, Wiener filering, speech processing.
  • 2010: Excellence in teaching award, Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2005: IEEE Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2003: Honorable mention for outstanding dissertation research , Rutgers University Graduate School of New Brunswick
  • 1999: Second prize, AT&T Student Research Symposium
  • 1996: Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD
  • 1987: Third prize in the Student Scientific Session, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Dean's faculty development grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Batten College of Engineering and Technology
    Date: February, 2012 - June, 2012
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    Development of a Laboratory for Small Satellite Technologies at Old Dominion University
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
    Date: December 1, 2011 - May 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    TRENDS: A Cyber-Physical System for Traffic Related Event Detection and Dissemination
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research
    Date: May, 2011 - July, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.; Olariu, S.
    Dean's faculty development grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Batten College of Engineering and Technology
    Date: November, 2010 - May, 2011
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    Investigating Performance of Feedback-Based Transmitter Adaptation Schemes in Dynamic Wireless Networks
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research
    Date: May, 2010 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    Equipment grant: wireless measurement and monitoring devices for senior design projects
    Sponsoring Organization: Rosemount/Emerson Process Management
    Date: January, 2010 - January, 2010
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    Dean's faculty development grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Batten College of Engineering and Technology
    Date: November, 2009 - November, 2009
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    Advanced Research Program grant 010115- 0013-2006: Multilayer Design of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
    Sponsoring Organization: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Date: May, 2006 - June, 2008
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.; Shadaram, M.
    Adaptive Algorithms for Transmitter/Receiver Optimization in Dynamic Wireless Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research
    Date: January, 2008 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.
    ITR: Computationally Efficient Methods for Power Control in Wireless Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation grant CCR-0312323
    Date: August, 2003 - December, 2006
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.; Chronopoulos, A. T.
    Advanced Technology Program grant 000512- 0261-2003: Design of High-Performance Architectures for Efficient Reception of Ultra Wideband Signals
    Sponsoring Organization: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Date: January, 2004 - August, 2006
    Investigators:Popescu, D. C.