Athanasios Papoulis

Athanasios Papoulis (1921 – April 25 2002) was a Greek American engineer and applied mathematician.

Life

He was born in Greece in 1921 and graduated from National Technical University of Athens.

tudies

He contributed in the areas of signal processing, communications, and signal and system theory. His classic book "Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes" is used as a textbook in many graduate-level probability courses in electrical engineering departments all over the world. The book is widely used due to its balance between rigor and intuition. Hence, by staying away from complete mathematical rigor while emphasizing the physical and engineering interpretations of probability, his book gained wide popularity. He is one of the pioneers in the field of stochastic processes.

Theory

Athanasios Papoulis specialised in engineering mathmatics, as those he coverd in his work "Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes" which covers probability, statistics, and estimation in the application of these fields to modern engineering problems. Papoulis also taught and developed subjects such as stochastic simulation, mean square estimation, likelihood tests, maximum entropy methods, Monte Carlo method, spectral representations and estimation, sampling theory, bispectrum and system identification, cyclostationary processes, deterministic signals in noise (part of deterministic systems and dynamical system studies), wave optics and the Wiener and Kalman filters.

ee also

*Alexander Poularikas
*Nicholas Metropolis
*Nassim Nicholas Taleb
*Probabilistic analysis
*Claude Shannon

Bibliography

* "Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes" by Papoulis, Athanasios 1965. McGraw-Hill Kogakusha, Tokyo, 9th edition, ISBN 0-07-119981-0.
* "Signal Analysis" by Athanasios Papoulis Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (May 1977) ISBN-10: 0070484600 ISBN-13: 978-0070484603
* "Systems and Transforms With Applications in Optics" by Athanasios Papoulis Publisher: Krieger Pub Co (June 1981) ISBN-10: 0898743583 ISBN-13: 978-0898743586

Awards

* [http://ieee.li/awards/papoulis.htm The Athanasios Papoulis Award]


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