Syed Ali Hamza, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering (2020)
    Villanova University (PA)

About Me

I aspire to provide students with a genuine and engaging college experience that allows them to experiment and explore new things. I aim to instill passion and courage in students to question the given solutions and create new designs. Most students learn best through trial and error; therefore, in teaching, I encourage students to explore topics through a hands-on challenge. The critical thinking/problem-solving skills and effective learning practices gained in class are good preparation for their future careers. 

Research Interests

  • High Resolution Imaging Radar for Self-Driving Car
  • RF Sensing for Assisted Living and Remote Patient Monitoring
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Recognition
  • Statistical Signal and Array Processing
  • Cognitive Radar
  • Adaptive Beamforming
  • Massive MIMO and Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRSs) for 6G and Beyond
  • Sparse Arrays • Sparse Sampling
  • Target Localization and Tracking
  • Convex Optimization
  • Machine learning


  • S. A. Hamza and M. G. Amin, “Hybrid Sparse Array Beamforming Design for General Rank Signal Models,” in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 67, no. 24, pp. 6215-6226, 15 Dec.15, 2019. 
  • S. A. Hamza and M. Amin, “Sparse Array Design for Maximizing the Signal-to-Interferenceplus-Noise-Ratio by Matrix Completion,” in Digital Signal Processing, Volume 105, 2020, 102678, ISSN 1051-2004.
  • S. A. Hamza and M. G. Amin, "Sparse Array Beamforming Design for Wideband Signal Models," in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 1211- 1226, April 2021.

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