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 Approach for Rain Monitoring Using Commercial Microwave Links,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, May 25th, 2018.
- 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.
- Part of the joint NYU and Columbia University team that designed the 5G COVET after winning the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge for harnessing 5G speed and bandwidth to enrich curricula in under-resourced middle schools (see https://www.5gedtechchallenge.com/)
- Part of Columbia University COSMOS outreach activities (see https://datascience.columbia.edu/passing-the-torch-of-knowledge-in-wireless-technology)
- 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)