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Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2011
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2008
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, 2004
Dr. Suleiman Alsweiss is currently an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Florida Polytechnic University. Prior to that, he was a senior scientist with the Center of Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Alsweiss has participated in field experiments as part of a NOAA campaign to test new technologies that will improve the accuracy of air -and spaceborne measurements of the ocean surface. He is part of NOAA’s team of scientists and has been onboard several hurricane flights including Hurricane Harvey in 2017. He is also part of the university’s Advanced Mobility Institute and leads the sensors testing team pertaining to autonomous vehicles.
Alsweiss has more than 12 years of research experience in industry and academia. His past and ongoing research interests are in the area of microwave remote sensing, earth observing systems, sensors characterization and calibration, statistical signals processing and mathematical modeling, image processing, and algorithms development and validation.
Many of the algorithms he has developed generate advanced satellite data products that are currently being used by many agencies and scientists worldwide. He has published and presented his work in many peer-reviewed journals and both national and international conferences.
- Satellite communication
- Microwave remote sensing
- Earth-observing systems
- Statistical signal processing
- Autonomous vehicles sensors testing
- Member of EE Program Assessment Committee, Florida Polytechnic University, 2018-present
- Member of Faculty Hiring Committee, Florida Polytechnic University, 2018-present
- Member of EE Curriculum Committee, Florida Polytechnic University, 2018-present
- Reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters, Journal of Remote Sensing, International Journal of Geo-information, International Journal of Remote Sensing, and Global Space-Based Inter-calibration System
Awards and Honors
- 2010: Best paper award, IEEE MicroRad conference, Washington D.C.
- Alsweiss, P. Laupattarakasem, and W.L. Jones, “A Novel Ku-band Radiometer / Scatterometer (RadScat) Approach for Improved Oceanic Wind Vector Measurements,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.,vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 3189-3197, 2011
- Soisuvarn, Z. Jelenak, P.S. Chang, S. Alsweiss, and Q. Zhu, “CMOD5.H – A High Wind Geophysical Model Function for C-band Vertically Polarized Satellite Scatterometer Measurements,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens. vol.51, no.6, pp.3744-3760, 2013
- Alsweiss, R. Hanna, P. Laupattarakasem, W.L. Jones, C.C. Hennon, R. A. Chen, “Non-MLE Approach for Satellite Scatterometer Wind Vector Retrievals in Tropical Cyclones,” Remote Sens. Journal, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 4133-4148, 2014
- Alsweiss, Z. Jelenak, P.S. Chang, J. Park, and P. Meyers, “Inter-calibration Results for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 over Ocean,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Rem. Sens. (JSTARS), vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 4230-4238, 2015
- Sapp, S. Alsweiss, Z. Jelenak, P.S. Chang, S.J. Frasier, J. Carswell, “Airborne Cross-Polarization Observations of the Ocean Surface NRCS at C-band in Moderate Winds,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., vol.54, no.10, pp.5975-5992, 2016 S. Alsweiss, Z. Jelenak, and P.S. Chang, “Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature Using AMSR-2 Measurements,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Rem. Sens. (JSTARS), vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 3948-3954,2017
- Sapp, S. Alsweiss, Z. Jelenak, and P. S. Chang, “Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer Retrieval Error Characterization,” IGARSS Conference, Jul. 2017, USA.
- S. Chang, Z. Jelenak, S. Alsweiss, S. Soisuvarn, P. Meyers, and R. Ferraro, “An Overview of NOAA’s GCOM-W1/AMSR-2 Product Processing and Utilization,” IGARSS Conference, Jul. 2017, USA.
- Alsweiss, J. Sapp, Z. Jelenak, and P. S. Chang, “Validation of AMSR2 Oceanic Environmental Data Records Using Tropical Cyclone Composite Fields,” IGARSS Conference, Jul. 2018, USA
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