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Dr. Jonathan Ostrometzky

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Office: 801 CEPSR

Email: jio2106[at]Columbia.edu

Jonathan Ostrometzky received his B.Sc. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in 2009. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (through the Accelerated Master Program), and his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He continued as a postdoctoral fellow at Tel-Aviv University until March 2018.Currently, Jonathan is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, under the supervision of Prof. Gil Zussman.

Research Interests

  • Statistical Signal Processing and Estimation Theory
  • Parameter Estimation from partial data
  • Environmental Monitoring using commercial microwave communication networks
  • Resilience of wireless networks and smart power grids to natural and man-made based vulnerabilities

Education

Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2012-2017)

  • Awarded in December 2017
  • Dissertation title: “Statistical Signal Processing of Extreme Attenuation Measurements Taken by Commercial Microwave Links for Rain Monitoring”
  • Advisor: Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2009-2012)

  • Through the Accelerated Master Program
  • Thesis title: “Robust Precipitation Estimation From Commercial Wireless Microwave Links”
  • Advisor: Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2005-2009)

  • Graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude)

Publications

Journal Publications

[1]
Ostrometzky, J., Messer, H. (2018). Commercial Microwave Link as a Universal Virtual Rain Gauge. In revision.
[2]
Eshel, A., Messer, H., Ostrometzky, J., Raich, R., Alpert, P., Laronne, J. B. (2017). On the Use of Measurements from a Commercial Microwave Link for Evaluation of Flash Floods in Arid Regions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017- 963, in review.
[3]
Ostrometzky, J., Raich R., Bao, L., Hansryd, J., & Messer H. (2018). The Wet-Antenna Effect – a Factor to be Considered in Future Communication Networks. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(1), 2018.
[4]
Ostrometzky, J., Messer H. (2018). Dynamic Determination of the Base-Line Level in Microwave Links for Rain Monitoring From Minimum Attenuation Values. IEEE Journal of selected topics in
applied earth observations and remote sensing, 11(1) (pp. 24-33).
[5]
Ostrometzky, J., Messer H. (2017). Comparison of Different Methodologies of Parameter Estimation from Extreme Values. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 24( 9), 1293-1297.
[6]
Berestizshevsky, K., Even, G., Fais, Y., Ostrometzky, J. (2017). SDNoC: Software Defined Network on a Chip. Microprocessors and Microsystems, 50, (pp. 138-153).
[7]
Ostrometzky, J., Cherkassky, D., Messer, H. (2015). Accumulated mixed precipitation estimation using measurements from multiple microwave links. Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2015.
[8]
Cherkassky, D., Ostrometzky, J., Messer, H. (2014). Precipitation classification using measurements from commercial microwave links. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote
Sensing, 52(5), 2350-2356.

Full Length Conference Proceedings

[1]
Ostrometzky, J., Eshel, A. (2017, August). Empirical Study of the Quantization Bias Effects in Commercial Microwave Links Min/Max Attenuation Measurements for Rain Monitoring. In 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST).
[2]
Ostrometzky, J., Eshel, A., Alpert, P., & Messer, H. (2017, March). Induced bias in attenuation measurements taken from commercial microwave links. In Proc. of IEEE 42nd International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017 (pp. 3744-3748).
[3]
Ostrometzky, J., Raich, R., Eshel, A., & Messer, H. (2016, March). Calibration of the attenuation-rain rate power-law parameters using measurements from commercial microwave networks. In Proc. of IEEE 41st International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016 (pp. 3736-3740).
[4]
Ostrometzky, J., & Messer, H. (2014, June). Accumulated rainfall estimation using maximum attenuation of microwave radio signal. In Proc. of IEEE 8th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), 2014 (pp. 193-196).
[5]
Cherkassky, D., Ostrometzky, J., & Messer, H. (2012, March). The Use of Linear Feature Projection for Precipitation Classification Using Measurements from Commercial Microwave Links. In LVA/ICA (pp. 511-519).

 

Presentations and Invited Talks

  • Statistical Signal Processing of Extreme Attenuation Measurements Taken by Commercial
    Microwave Links for Rain Monitoring,
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia
    University, seminar, October 13th , 2017.
  • Rain Estimation from Standard Received Signal Level Measurements Taken from Commercial
    Microwave Links,
    Institute of Environmental Engineering (IfU), ETH Zürich, seminar, May 2nd,
    2017.
  • Review of Commercial Wireless Communication Microwave Links as a Virtual Sensor Network
    for Precipitation Mapping,
    Student Conference on Research in Environmental, Earth and
    Planetary Sciences, EPScon 2017, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, February 9th,
    2017.
  • Commercial Wireless Communication Microwave Links as a Virtual Sensor Network for
    Precipitation Monitoring – A Real Life IoT Application,
    IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing
    and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Limassol, December 12th -14th, 2016, Tutorial, also given
    as a seminar at Tel-Aviv University, November 23rd, 2016.
  • Accumulated Rainfall Estimation Using Measurements from Commercial Microwave Links,
    Radar Symposium, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, January 25th, 2016.
  • Estimation of Rain from Minimum and Maximum Attenuation Levels, “CELLular ENvironment
    MONitoring” (CELLENMON) Workshop, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, December 31st, 2015.
  • Mixed precipitation estimation using multiple microwave links, “CELLular ENvironment
    MONitoring”
    (CELLENMON) Workshop, The Open University, Ra’anana, April 4th, 2013.
  • KIT Winter School, “Remote Sensing of Precipitation Using Microwave Links: Techniques and
    Applications”,
    Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU), workshop
    coordinator, February 27th until March 2nd, 2012.

Awards

  • Marie Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowship Seal of Excellence (2017)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant, ICASSP (2016)
  • Rector’s “Top 100” list of outstanding lecturers (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Dean’s honorable mention of outstanding performance in teaching (2013, 2016)
  • Full scholarship based on high academic achievements (2009-2015)

Patents

  • Ostrometzky Jonathan, Messer-Yaron Hagit, RELATING RAIN INTENSITY AND DYNAMIC RANGE IN
    COMMERCIAL MICROWAVE LINKS, US provisional patent application no. 62/544,953.

Professional Activities

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Tel-Aviv University, at a multidisciplinary research team dealing with environmental
    monitoring using commercial microwave links, led by Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron and Prof.
    Pinhas Alpert (2017-2018)

Teaching

  • Lecturer of electrical engineering undergraduate courses: “Digital Electronic Circuits”, 0512-
    3413, Tel-Aviv University; 0595-3514, Tel-Aviv University international program (2013-2017)
  • Teaching Assistant at Tel-Aviv University in various courses (2009-2013)
  • Supervisor of a number of 4 th year undergraduate electrical engineering students’ final
    projects

Consulting

  • Scientific Consultant for Climacell inc., as a developer of algorithms for fusion of multimodal
    rainfall measurements (July – December 2016)