Cristian Alistarh finished his MEng Engineering degree in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 2015, as a Keycom scholar. He undertook a joint MSc in Sensors and Imaging Systems at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, sponsored by the Scottish Council. From October 2017 he has started his joint PhD program at Heriot-Watt University together with the University of Edinburgh to develop “High Resolution Algorithms for Automotive Radar” in partnership with Samsung Research and Development, South Korea. His PhD degree is sponsored by Heriot-Watt University through the EPSRC.  In April 2018, he was shortlisted for “Best Paper in Antenna Design and Applications” at the European Conference in Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) and also in the same year in August he won 1st place in the Student Paper Competition at the International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTHEM) in Waterloo, Canada. In 2019 he was also awarded the European Microwave Association (EuMA) Internship award (available only to 5 candidates each year) to do a 6-months research placement at TNO Research and Defence in the Netherlands, which was completed successfully in September 2020. For this work, he has developed a compressed sensing algorithm which can be applied for automotive applications, for high resolution detection.