Ronald A. Iltis, Professor

Room 3121, Engineering I
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
e-mail:; phone: (805) 893-4166; fax: (805) 893-3262

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Communications, Control, and Signal Processing: digital spread-spectrum communication, distributed estimation, multi-target tracking, neural networks.

Joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 1984, Professor Iltis' research interests lie in the areas of spread-spectrum communications and distributed estimation theory, which fall into the general category of statistical signal processing. In the area of digital communications, Iltis' focus is adaptive spread-spectrum receiver designs (high-frequency channels and mobile communications) and solving their inherent problems—interference rejection, multiuser detection, and synchronization.

His current work involves developing new multiuser detection algorithms for quasi-synchronous communication networks, as well as new nonlinear estimation algorithms using reduced sufficient statistics. He received the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Faculty Award in ECE in 1990, and the Fred W. Ellersick Award for Best Paper at the 1990 IEEE Military Communications Conference. He was the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1986 to 1990.


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