Biography: Branko Ristic received all degrees in electrical engineering: Ph.D. from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1995, M.Sc. from Belgrade University in 1991, and B. Eng. from The University of Novi Sad in 1984. He held various research/engineering positions until he joined in 1996 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), where he stayed until present. His role in DSTO has been to carry out research, develop new capabilities and provide technical advice related to signal processing and sensor fusion. Dr Ristic co-authored two books (Beyond the Kalman filter: Particle filters for tracking applications, Artech House, 2004 and Particle filters for Random Set Models, Springer, 2013), and publisher over 70 journal articles. He presented several invited talks, numerous short courses and tutorials. He was the Chair of the 4th Australian Data Fusion Symposium in 2007. Since 2013 he an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Signal Processing. He won several awards for his papers (Information Fusion conference in 2005, 2010; DICTA conference in 2005, 2009; IET RSN Premium Award in 2014).
Signal Processing for CBR Defence - Abstract
Biography: Penny studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and joined DRA (a Dstl predecessor) as a scientist in 1993 after two years doing materials science research with British Gas. She spent ten years researching novel armours for fighting vehicles, becoming the national expert on electric armours and working closely with peers in the US. She then led groups of physicists including Dstl’s capabilities on Materials Science, Acoustics, Power Sources, CBRN hazard prediction and impact physics, before becoming head of Physical Sciences Department in 2009. In 2012 after a short secondment leading Dstl’s Safety and Estates function she became Head of Information Management Department with responsibility for 270 staff engaged on information superiority (cyber and C4ISTAR) research and human sciences. Penny holds a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting Professorship at the University of Southampton and is a fellow and former member of the governing council of the Institute of Physics. She became division head of the expanded Cyber and Information Systems Division in April 2015, with 400 staff and a £120M annual programme of research both in house and in industry and academia.
How signal processing underpins Military Information Superiority - Abstract