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1. White paper on Cognitive Radar Information Networks for security along the Great Lakes, Collaborator: Accipiter Radar Technology.


1. S. Haykin, Adaptive Filter Theory, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2013.

2. S. Haykin, Digital Communication Systems, John Wiley and Sons, 2013.

3. S. Haykin, Cognitive Dynamic Systems, Cambridge Univerity Press, March 2012. (The first book written on this integrative new field.)


1. F. Khozeimeh and S. Haykin, Self-organized Dynamic Spectrum Management for Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, under review.

2. S. Haykin, Y. Xue, and P. Setoodeh, "Cogitive Radar: Step Toward Bridging Gap Between Neuroscience and Engineering," Proc. IEEE, 2012, to be published.

3. S. Haykin, M. Fatemi, Y. Xue, and P. Setoodeh, "Cognitive Control," Proc. IEEE, submitted.

4. M. Fatemi and S. Haykin, "On Reinforcement Learning and Planning in Cognitive Control", IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.

5. P. Setoodeh and S. Haykin, “Double-layer dynamics of cognitive radio networks,” The First IEEE International Workshop on Emerging COgnitive Radio Applications and aLgorithms (CORAL), San Francisco, June 2012.

6. P. Setoodeh and S. Haykin, “Dynamic spectrum supply chain model for cognitive radio networks,” The First IEEE International Workshop on Emerging COgnitive Radio Applications and aLgorithms (CORAL), San Francisco, June 2012.


1. S. Haykin, "Cognitive Dynamic Systems: Cognitive Control," 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Mathematical Modeling, University of Tokyo, Japan, May 15, 2012.

2. S. Haykin, "Cognitive Control," RIKEN Institute, Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2012

  • Dr. Simon Haykin, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. F.R.S.C., F.I.E.E.E.
    Distinguished University Professor
    Director of Cognitive Systems Laboratory

    McMaster University, CRL-110
    1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, ON
    Canada L8S 4L7
    Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24809
    Fax: (905) 521-2922

    Simon Haykin received his B.Sc. (First-class Honours), Ph.D., and D.Sc., all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the recipient of the Henry Booker Gold Medal from URSI, 2002, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences from ETH Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland, 1999, and many other medals and prizes.

    He is a pioneer in adaptive signal-processing with emphasis on applications in radar and communications, an area of research which has occupied much of his professional life.

    In the mid-1980s, he shifted the thrust of his research effort in the direction of Neural Computation, which was re-emerging at that time. All along, he had the vision of revisiting the fields of radar and communications from a brand new perspective. That vision became a reality in the early years of this century with the publication of two seminal journal papers:

    • “Cognitive Radio: Brain-empowered Wireless communications”, which appeared in IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communications, Feb. 2005.
    • “Cognitive Radar: A Way of the Future”, which appeared in the IEEE J. Signal Processing, Feb. 2006.

    Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar are two important parts of a much wider and integrative field: Cognitive Dynamic Systems, research into which has become his passion.

    For the current research program of Professor Haykin, please visit the projects page.