Simon Haykin

Simon Haykin is an electrical engineer, noted for his pioneering work in adaptive signal-processing with emphasis on applications in radar and communications. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

He received his B.Sc. (First-class Honours), Ph.D., and D.Sc., all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the recipient of the Henry Booker Gold Medal from URSI, 2002, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 1999, and many other medals and prizes.

In the mid-1980s, he shifted the thrust of his research effort in the direction of Neural Computation, which was re-emerging at that time. All along, he had the vision of revisiting the fields of radar and communications from a brand new perspective. That vision became a reality in the early years of this century with the publication of two seminal journal papers:

“Cognitive Radio: Brain-empowered Wireless communications”, which appeared in IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communications, Feb. 2005.

“Cognitive Radar: A Way of the Future”, which appeared in the IEEE J. Signal Processing, Feb. 2006.

Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar are two important parts of a much wider and integrative field: Cognitive Dynamic Systems, research into which has become his passion.

Awards and honours


S. Haykin, Adaptive Filter Theory, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2013.

S. Haykin, Neural Networks and Learning Machines (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2009

S. Haykin and M. Reed, Statistical Communication Theory, Wiley.

S. Haykin and M. Moher, Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, Second Edition, Wiley.

S. Haykin and M. Moher, Modern Wireless Communications: Prentice-Hall 2004.

S. Haykin and B. Van Veen, Signals and Systems, Second Edition, Wiley, 2003.

S. Haykin and B. Widrow, (eds.), Least Mean-Square Filters: New insights and developments, Wiley-Interscience, 2002.

S. Haykin, Adaptive Filter Theory, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.

S. Haykin and B. Kosko (ed.), Intelligent Signal Processing, IEEE Press, 2001

P. Yee and S. Haykin, Regularized Radial Basis Function Networks, Wiley, 2001

S. Haykin, Communication Systems, Fourth Edition, Wiley, 2001.

S. Haykin (ed.), Unsupervised Adaptive Filtering, Vol. I and II, Wiley, 2000

S. Haykin, Neural Networks: A Comprehensive Foundation, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1999.

S. Haykin and B. Van Veen, “Signals and Systems”, Wiley, 1998

S. Haykin, “Adaptive Filter Theory”, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1996.

S. Haykin (editor), Advances in Spectrum Analysis and Array Processing, Vol. III, Prentice-Hall, 1994.

S. Haykin, “Communications Systems”, Third Edition, Wiley, 1994.

S. Haykin, E. Lewis, K. Raney, and J. Rossiter, editors, “Remote Sensing of Sea Ice”, Wiley-Interscience, 1994.

S. Haykin (editor), “Blind Deconvolution”, Prentice-Hall, 1994.

S. Haykin and A. Steinhardt, “Radar Detection and Estimation”, Wiley, 1992.

S. Haykin, J. Litva, and T. Shepherd (editors), “Radar Array Processing”, Springer-Verlag, 1992.

S. Haykin, “Adaptive Filter Theory”, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1991.

S. Haykin (editor), “Advances in Spectrum Estimation and Array Processing”. Volumes I and II, Prentice-Hall, 1991.

S. Haykin, “An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications”, Wiley, 1989.

S. Haykin, “Modern Filters”, Macmillan, 1989.

S. Haykin, “Digital Communications”, Wiley, 1988.

S. Haykin (editor), “Selected Topics in Signal Processing”, Prentice-Hall, 1988.

E. Lewis, B. Currie and S. Haykin, “Surface-based Radar Detection and Classification of Sea Ice”, Research Studies Press Ltd. (United Kingdom), 1987.

S. Haykin, “Adaptive Filter Theory”, Prentice-Hall, 1986.

S. Haykin, “Array Signal Processing”, Prentice-Hall, 1984.

S. Haykin, “Communications Systems”, Second Edition, Wiley, 1983.

S. Haykin (editor), “Nonlinear Methods of Spectral Analysis”, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1983.

S. Haykin (editor), “Array Processing: Applications to Radar”, Dowden, Hutchison and Ross, 1980.

S. Haykin (editor), “Detection and Estimation: Applications to Radar”, Dowden, Hutchison and Ross, 1979.

S. Haykin, “Nonlinear Methods of Spectral Analysis:, Springer-Verlag, 1979.

S. Haykin, “Communications Signals and Systems”, Wiley, 1978.


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