Arye Nehorai is the Eugene & Martha Lohman Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems (ESE) at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). From 2006 to 2023 he was the inaugural Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering. From 2006 to 2016 he served as chair of the ESE department at WUSTL. He held joint/courtesy Professor appointments with the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), Division of Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, WUSTL. He has been the Director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP) at WUSTL since 2006.

He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1976 and 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1983. After graduation Professor Nehorai worked at Systems Control Technology in Palo Alto, California. From 1985 to 1995 he was a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department of Yale University, where he became Associate Professor in 1989. In 1995 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as a Full Professor. From 2000 to 2001 he was Chair of the department's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Division, which then became a new department. He held a joint professorship with the ECE and Bioengineering Departments at UIC.


Academic Genealogy

My Graduated PhD Students

I was advisor of 39 Ph.D. students (38 as their sole advisor). Of these graduates, 6 are female, 9 are faculty members, 2 in government research labs, 28 in industry (including 2 who each founded a company, and 9 in finances). To see the list of students divided by employers, click here.

My Ph.D. students have come from 13 countries (Argentina, Chile, China, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Serbia, Turkey, UK, Uruguay, USA, and Zimbabwe). To view maps showing the origins of these students click here.


PI of multi-university grants funded by NSF, AFOSR, MURI, and DARPA. For a list of my grants (since 2006) click here.



IEEE Leadership Activities

External Advisory Boards

Appointments at Washington University in St. Louis

Key Achievements and Events as Department Chair (2006-2016)

To see a list of my key contributions, events, and the significant turnaround that took place under my leadership as Chair of the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, from 2006 to 2016, click here.

Best Paper Awards

      Journal Paper Awards       Young Author Paper Awards       Conference Paper Awards       Links to numbers of citations per paper (Google Scholar, ISI citation index).


Leadership Reflections Articles

To view the articles of Leadership Reflections in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, by leaders whom I invited, click here.

Invited Plenary/Keynote Lectures

Other invited lectures

Recent Activities in Conferences