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  • 2013 A SERC
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Dr. Aijun Song

Associate Professor


  • 2013 A SERC
  • phone (205) 348-6510
  • Email


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an, China
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an, China

Dr. Song’s current research interests include digital communications and signal processing techniques for radio-frequency and underwater acoustic channels, ocean acoustics, sensor networks, and ocean monitoring and exploration. Dr. Song served as the General Co-Chair of the 2018 March NSF Workshop on Underwater Wireless Communications and Networking and the 2018 November NSF Workshop on Underwater Wireless Infrastructure. He was the General Co-Chair of the 14th International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems. He is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2021).

Affiliated Areas
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Alabama Water Institute

Selected Publications

  • Xingbin Tu, Xiaomei Xu, and Aijun Song, “Statistical Analysis and Hybrid Modeling of High-Frequency Underwater Acoustic Channels Affected by Wind-Driven Surface Waves,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., May. 2022. DOI: 10.1121/10.0011398.
  • Mohammad Towliat, Zheng, Guo, Len Cimini Jr., Xiang-Gen Xia, Aijun Song, “Multi-Layered Recursive Least Squares for Time-Varying System Identification,”, IEEE Trans. Sign. Process., Apr. 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2022.3170708.
  • Z. Guo, A. Song, M. Towliat, L. J. Cimini, X.-G. Xia, “Impacts of Channel Fluctuations on Channel Estimation in Underwater Acoustic Communications,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 149 (6), Jun. 2021. DOI:
  • X. Tu, X. Xu, A. Song, “Frequency-Domain Decision Feedback Equalization for Single-Carrier Transmissions in Fast Time-Varying Underwater Acoustic Channels,” IEEE J. Ocean. Eng., 46(2), April 2021. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2020.3000319.
  • J. Sun, S. Liu, F. Zhang, A. Song, J. Yu, and A. Zhang, “A Kriged Compressive Sensing Approach to Reconstruct Acoustic Fields from Measurements Collected by Underwater Vehicles,” IEEE J. Ocean. Eng., 46 (1), Jan. 2021. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2020.2974270.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2021 The NSF CAREER award is “National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”
  • Excellence in Community Engagement Awards: MATHCOUNTS was awarded Outstanding Faculty/Staff-Initiated Engagement Effort by the Council on Community-Based Partnerships at the University of Alabama in 2019, citing the project’s impacts on local STEM education.
  • Outstanding Service Award, 8th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov 11-13, 2013.

Dr. Song's Impact

Song’s Leadership Revitalizes Tuscaloosa City Schools MATHCOUNTS Program

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