“NU provided me with a challenging and stimulating environment to learn and conduct research. I am very proud to be part of a very distinguished alumni body, which, just from my PhD years, includes 7 faculty members in top universities in the US and around the world, and many in high profile companies. I couldn't be prouder of the amazing rise of the school in the university rankings, which is a direct result of its focus on quality.”

Petropulu is a Professor and Department Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Rutgers, School of Engineering. She chose to gain her academic experience in both her MS and PhD at Northeastern University. Her main research interests now are Statistical signal processing - system identification; MIMO system estimation; blind source separation, Networking - cooperative protocols for wireless networks; physical layer securityRadar systems - compressive sensing based MIMO radars

Academic Success: 

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Northeastern University, Boston MA, 1991

M.S.E.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Northeastern University, Boston MA, 1986

Career Success: 
  • IEEE Fellow
  • 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award
  • Great Master, UESTC China (2012)
  • Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society Fellow Reference Committee (2012-2014)
  • Member of IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee (2013)
  • Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011)
  • Plenary Speaker, 2009 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Cardiff, UK. Topic: Cooperative Beamforming for wireless communications
  • Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods (2000-2005), (2009-2011)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society VP Conferences (2006-2009)
  • 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award (co-recipient)
  • Member-at-Large, IEEE Signal Processing Board of Governors (2004-2005)
  • Presidential Faculty Fellow Award (The White House / NSF), 1995
  • The Whitaker Foundation Award (1995)