Bernard C. Levy

Bernard C. Levy


(530) 752-8025


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1979
Ingenieur Civil des Mines, Ecole des Mines, Paris, France, 1974

Professional Experience

Associate Professor and then Professor, University of California, Davis, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1987 to present.
Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology, EECS Dept., 1979-1987


Graduate Group in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics

Research Interests

Estimation, detection, statistical signal processing, signal processing for communications, equalization, space-time array processing, blind system identification, signal processing for A/D converter calibration. Multidimensional signal processing, imaging, and inverse problems.

Research Activities

In recent years, Prof. Levy has examined robust estimation, filtering, equalization and detection problems. The objective of this research is to develop signal processing techniques which are insensitive to modeling errors. The viewpoint adopted is to place a relative entropy bound on modeling errors and formulate estimation problems as minimax problems. In the estimation and filtering case, the optimum solutions take the form of risk sensitive filters.

Prof. Levy has also investigated the application of multirate DSP and statistical signal processing techniques to the digital correction of analog circuit imperfections. In particular, he has examined the blind calibration and correction of timing and bandwidth mismatches for time-interleaved
ADCs, and the calibration of ADC nonlinearities.

He has also studied signal processing problems, such as precoding, equalization, and space-time array processing for MIMO wireless communications.

Selected Publications

S. Huang and B. C. Levy, "Blind calibration of timing offsets for four-channel time-interleaved A/D converters,'' IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 54, pp. 863--876, Apr. 2007.

Y. Guo and B. C. Levy, "Robust MSE equalizer design for MIMO communication systems in the presence of model uncertainties,'' IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 54, pp. 1840--1852, May 2006.

R. S. Prendergast, B. C. Levy, and P. Hurst, "Reconstruction of bandlimited periodic nonuniformly sampled signals through multirate filter banks,'' IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems--I: Regular Papers, vol. 51, pp. 1612--1622, Aug. 2004.

B. C. Levy and R. Nikoukhah, "Robust least-squares estimation with a relative entropy constraint,'' IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 49, pp. 89--104, Jan. 2004.

H. Nguyen and B. C. Levy, "Blind and semi-blind equalization of CPM signals using the EMV algorithm,'' IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 51, pp. 2650--2664, Oct. 2003.