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Name  Salvatore Morgera

Education  Brown University
Salvatore D. Morgera
Born  August 5, 1946 (age 69) Providence, Rhode Island (1946-08-05)
Alma mater  Brown University (Sc.B.) Brown University (Sc.M., Ph.D.)
Occupation  Professor & Director C4ISR Defense & Intelligence Bioengineering Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering
Books  Digital Signal Processing: Applications to Communications and Algebraic Coding Theories

Salvatore Domenic Morgera is Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the C4ISR Defense & Intelligence and Bioengineering Laboratories at the University of South Florida and Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University. He is also the Director of the Global Center for Neurological Networks http://www.globalneuronetworks.com . The Global Center for Neurological Networks is a merger of several leading research laboratories and conducts research in exciting new frontiers of brain mapping and therapeutics. Its mission is to enhance neurological function and combat neurological dysfunction through a better understanding of the brain and CNS structure and function. Previously, he served as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Bioengineering Program at Florida Atlantic University and held multiple leadership roles in industry, government, and academia for over 45 years.

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Early life and education

Morgera was born on August 5, 1946, in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physics with honors in 1968, and later obtained two postgraduate degrees in electrical engineering, a Master of Science in 1970 and a Ph.D. in 1975, all from Brown University.

Career

From 1968 to 1978, Morgera was employed by Raytheon in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, as a senior scientist and project manager within the submarine signal division. During these early years of his career, his accomplishments at Raytheon led to the creation of a patent for an innovative ocean bottom topography system (U.S. Patent 4207620 A) and deployment of a new acoustic telemetry system.

In 1978, Morgera served as a Professor at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec, within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Following a successful research career at Concordia through 1986, he joined McGill University as a Professor and Director of the Information Networks and Systems Laboratory, while concurrently appointed to multiple leadership roles within the Government of Canada and Industry Canada, including Special Assistant to the President, Communications Research Centre Canada, President of the Quebec Research Council, Le Fonds Nature et Technologies, and Major Project Leader, Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR).

Florida Atlantic University then appointed Morgera as Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering in 1998, where he worked to establish and innovate the University's bioengineering eminence and served as the Director of the Bioengineering Program. His substantial meritorious service was recognized by Florida Atlantic University through the conferral of the Emeritus Professor honorary title. Since 2009, Morgera has served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the C4ISR Defense & Intelligence and Bioengineering Laboratories at the University of South Florida.

Morgera is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to finite-dimensional signal processing methods (structured estimation). More recently, in 2011, he was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as recognition for pioneering research in structured estimation theory, adaptive communications, pattern analysis and academic program development in undergraduate engineering leadership and graduate bioengineering. In 2009, he was designated as a Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, for achieving eminence in the field of engineering and exemplary character in the profession. He has also received commendations from both the United States and Canadian governments for his science and technology contributions.

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