Dr. Jonathan Ostrometzky
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Office: 801 CEPSR
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.
- 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
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)
applied earth observations and remote sensing, 11(1) (pp. 24-33).
Sensing, 52(5), 2350-2356.
Full Length Conference Proceedings
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,
- 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,
- 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.
- 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)
- Ostrometzky Jonathan, Messer-Yaron Hagit, RELATING RAIN INTENSITY AND DYNAMIC RANGE IN
COMMERCIAL MICROWAVE LINKS, US provisional patent application no. 62/544,953.
- 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)
- 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
- Scientific Consultant for Climacell inc., as a developer of algorithms for fusion of multimodal
rainfall measurements (July – December 2016)