Yonina C. Eldar received a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1995 and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1996, both from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Tel-Aviv, Israel. She received a PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2002. From January to July 2002, she was a postdoctoral fellow in MIT’s Digital Signal Processing Group.
She is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, where she holds the Edwards Chair in Engineering. She is also an adjunct professor at Duke University and a research affiliate with MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT, and she was visiting professor at Stanford University. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (elected in 2017), an IEEE Fellow, and a EURASIP Fellow.
Prof. Eldar has received numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award (2013), the IEEE/AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award (2014), and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2016). She was a Horev Fellow of the Leaders in Science and Technology program at the Technion, and also n Alon Fellow. She received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Rothschild Foundation, the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, the Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research (twice), the Hershel Rich Innovation Award (three times), the Award for Women with Distinguished Contributions, the Andre and Bella Meyer Lectureship, the Career Development Chair at the Technion, the Muriel & David Jacknow Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (twice). She received several best-paper and best-demo awards together with her research students and colleagues, including the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize and the IET Circuits, Devices and Systems Premium Award. She was also named as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel.
Prof. Eldar was a member of the Young Israel Academy of Science and Humanities and the Israel Committee for Higher Education. She is the editor in chief of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing, a member of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee, and she serves on several other IEEE committees. Previously, she was a Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer and member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods and the Bio Imaging Signal Processing technical committees. She served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions On Signal Processing, the EURASIP Journal of Signal Processing, the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences. She has been co-chair and technical co-chair of several international conferences and workshops.
She is author of the book Sampling Theory: Beyond Bandlimited Systems and co-author of Compressed Sensing and Convex Optimization Methods in Signal Processing and Communications, all published by Cambridge University Press. She was a member of the organizing committee for the Future of Signal Processing Symposium.