Associate Professor Elias Aboutanios
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Elias Aboutanios

Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Dr Elias Aboutanios is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. He received his BE in Electrical Engineering from UNSW in 1997 and his PhD from UTS in 2002. His PhD research was on the estimation of frequency for the frequency tracking for communications with a low earth orbit satellite. From 2003 to 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Digital Communications at the University of Edinburgh, where he conducted research on space-time adaptive processing for radar target detection. From 2007 to 2018 he was a senior lecturer at UNSW and has been associate professor since 2019. His research interests include:

  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Signal Detection
  • Array Signal Processing
  • Statistical and multidimensional signal processing
  • Positioning and Localisation
  • Radar and sonar signal processing
  • NMR Signal Processing
  • Space Systems

Dr Aboutanios is currently conducting research in the areas of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, global navigation satellite systems (such as GPS), radar target detection, biologically inspired signal processing, power systems and smart grids, and theoretical signal processing. He is also active in the research of teaching methodologies and course design. In particular, Dr Aboutanios has developed a new course on electrical engineering design and has established the masters program in satellite systems engineering. He also has an active interest in satellite technology and in particular cubesats. He set up UNSW's involvement in the European QB50 project and led the UNSW-EC0 project that resulted in the launch of the satellite in 2017. Dr Aboutanios is a member of the Space Industry Association of Australia's Legislation Working Group. He has made multiple submissions to the Australian Government's review of the Space Activities Act.

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School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (Building G17) Room EE445
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Cheong JW; Southwell BJ; Andrew W; Aboutanios E; Lam C; Croston T; Li L; Green S; Kroh A; Glennon EP; Bultitude J; Broadbent T; Guo TBQ; Aligno JG; Dempster AG; Osborne B, 2020, 'A Robust Framework for Low-Cost Cubesat Scientific Missions: In-Orbit Recovery, Results and Lessons Learned from UNSW-EC0', Space Science Reviews, vol. 216,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Amin MG; Wang X; Zhang YD; Ahmad F; Aboutanios E, 2016, 'Sparse Arrays and Sampling for Interference Mitigation and DOA Estimation in GNSS', Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 104, pp. 1302 - 1317,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang, X. ; Aboutanios E; Amin, M. , 2015, 'Adaptive Array Thinning for Enhanced DOA Estimation', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 22, pp. 799 - 803,