Simon Haykin is an electrical engineer, noted for his pioneering work in adaptive signal-processing with emphasis on applications in radar and communications. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
He 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 Zurich, Switzerland, 1999, and many other medals and prizes.