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Octavia A. Dobre
Octavia A. Dobre received the Dipl. Ing. and Ph. D. degrees in ECE from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (formerly the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest), Romania, in 1991 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 she held a Fulbright fellowship at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. Between 2002 and 2005, she was a Research Associate with New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Since 2005 she has been with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, Canada, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests include cognitive radio systems, spectrum sensing techniques, blind signal recognition and parameter estimation techniques, transceiver optimization algorithms, dynamic spectrum access, cooperative wireless communications, network coding, resource allocation, optical OFDM, and instrumentation and measurements for communications. She published over 100 journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Dobre’s research has been supported by NSERC, MITACS, RDC, DRDC, CRC, Canada, KOSEF Korea, and RDECOM USA. Dr. Dobre is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, as well as an Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and ELSEVIER PHYCOM. Dr. Dobre served as an Editor for the Communications Letters, Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Signal Processing, and Lead Guest Editor of the ELSEVIER PHYCOM "Cognitive Radio: The Road for its Second Decade" special issue. She is the Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2013 and IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 (Signal Processing for Communications Symposium), and IEEE VTC Spring 2013 (Multiple Antenna Systems and Services Track).