Roy L. Streit, Ph.D.

Roy Streit is currently a Senior Scientist at Metron, Inc., a scientific consulting company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. His research interests include multi-target tracking, multi-sensor data fusion, distributed autonomous systems, and signal processing, as well as statistical methods for pharmacovigilance and business analytics.

Prior to joining Metron in 2005, he was a Senior Scientist in the Senior Executive Service at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, working primarily on the development, evaluation and application of multi-sensor data fusion algorithms in support of submarine sonar and combat control automation.

He is Fellow of the IEEE . He is President of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Information Fusion (ISIF). He has published numerous papers in over a dozen different refereed technical journals, and has given many invited and contributed papers at national and international conferences. Selected papers are listed under other tabs. Additionally, he holds seven U.S. patents.

His recent book, Poisson Point Processes: Imaging, Tracking, and Sensing, Springer, New York, 2010, provides an in-depth review of non-homogeneous and multidimensional Poisson point processes and their numerous applications in:

  • Medical imaging such as PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography),
  • Multitarget tracking with single and multiple sensors (intensity filters), and
  • Detection using distributed sensor fields.

The book makes Poisson processes accessible to readers seeking insight and constructive techniques for applications. Click here for the book overview. It is perfect for researchers, engineers, and graduate students working in electrical engineering and computer science. It is available from Springer and other booksellers such as Amazon.

In 2001, he received the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Achievement Award. In 1999, he received the Solberg Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for significant accomplishments to naval engineering through personal research. From 1995 to 1999, he served on the IEEE Underwater Signal Processing Committee. From 1996 to 2005, he served on the Sonar Technology Panel (Panel 9) of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), an international governmental organization supporting scientific information exchange between member nations. He was an Exchange Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Adelaide, Australia, from 1987 to 1989. Further information is given in his CV.

Dr. Streit is a Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1978 from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. He was a Visiting Scientist at Yale University from 1982 to 1984, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University from 1981 to 1982.

Roy is also an Adjunct Affiliate Consultant with SUCCEED Educational Consultancy, based in Rhode Island. He has been active in working with international graduate students studying in the US from the University of Adelaide, South Australia and the University of Bonn, Germany. For more information on SUCCEED, please visit the website.