Jedrzej Drozdowicz is a radar researcher focused on imaging and signal processing, and an electronics engineer with experience in FPGA, PCB and low-level programming. He is familiar with project management principles and techniques. Apart from SAR and FPGA, his areas of interest include signal processing, electronic warfare, passive radar, software-defined radio and project management.
He received his M.Sc. in Engineering with honors in 2015 from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. His thesis topic was IEEE 802.15.4 – Compliant Wireless Sensor Network.
In 2015, Jedrzej Drozdowicz started his Ph.D. studies with his main research interests focused on interferometric techniques of synthetic aperture radar signal processing, specifically, three dimensional imaging under supervision of professor Piotr Samczynski. He has also attended the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Missile Technology.
While still a student, over the period 2011-2014, he was employed as the electronics engineer and programmer by Robotics Inventions, a new product development company from Warsaw, Poland. There he began his adventure in project management by leading (almost) independently a market-oriented project on temporarily increasing a 230V motor power. He also supervised interns doing robotic projects there.
In 2014, he joined Radar Techniques Research Group led by professor Krzysztof Kulpa, operating within the Institute of Electronic Systems, WUT, Poland. His first achievement was to deliver a working prototype of an FPGA-based data acquisition and pre-processing system for SAR radar within three months.
In 2016, he was awarded a €30k research grant from the National Science Centre, a government agency in Poland, for his project “Three-dimensional synthetic aperture radar imaging using optimized, complex trajectory of the radar carrier movement”. In this project he assumed a role of the project manager and principal investigator.
In 2019, he started another €30k grant funded by the National Science Centre, “Interferometric radar imaging using matched trajectory of the radar carrier”. As part of the grant, he completed a six-month research stay at the Radar and Surveillance Systems Laboratory in Pisa, Italy, led by professor Marco Martorella, where he conducted research on inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging.
He is currently (2021) engaged in the RING project funded by the European Defence Agency and continues his work on 3DSAR, including developing an open-source SAR simulator. He is also an academic teacher and has supervised over 50 DSP-related student projects.
During his research career, Jedrzej Drozdowicz received two awards at international conferences - Young Scientist Contest 2nd Prize for the paper "Point Spread Function Estimation for Airborne Three-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radar" at International Radar Symposium 2020 and Student Paper Distinction for the most innovative implementation of a novel signal processing technique in practice for "IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant In-Building Wireless Sensor Network" at Signal Processing Symposium 2015
He has participated in international research projects since 2014 and has been a member of the NATO SET-250 "Multi-Dimensional Radar Imaging" research group since 2018. He is a reviewer for several renowned scientific journals and has been participating in the organizing committee of Signal Processing Symposium biennial conference since 2015. He is a member of IEEE since 2015 and SPIE since 2017. He holds the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate in Project Management and PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certificate in Project Management.