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Communications and Signal Processing

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Our research deals with various aspects of information representation, transmission, processing, and understanding. Collectively, we develop novel theories, tools, algorithms, and systems for solving a variety of real-world problems that encompass multiple disciplines ranging from parallel computing and cognitive networks to coding theory and eco-informatics. Our core strength includes channel coding and network coding theories, video compression and transmission, probabilistic modeling and reasoning, MIMO systems and wireless cognitive networks, stochastic systems and statistical signal processing.

Our application area spans a broad range of industries from computing and entertainment to health and environmental monitoring. For example, researchers in our group are actively working on future massive distributed system for storage and delivery of videos over the Internet, wireless cognitive networks, limited magnitude error correcting codes for use in flash memories, system for automatic acquisition and classification of bird species via bird recordings, high-precision 3-dimensional localization using ultra-wide band signal for manufacturing and health care industries.

Sub Areas

  • Wireless Communications
  • Communication Theory
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning for Signal Processing
  • Control and Optimization
  • Information Theory
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Neural Engineering
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Related Courses

  • CS 419/519: Numerical Modeling and Simulation
  • ECE484/584: Antennas & Propagation
  • ECE485/585: Microwave Design Techniques
  • CS 527: Error-Correcting Codes
  • ECE 565: Estimation, Filtering, and Detection
  • ECE 566: Information Theory
  • ECE 550: Linear Systems
  • ECE 560: Stochastic Signals and Systems
  • ECE 561: Intro to Analog and Digital Communications
  • ECE 562: Digital Communications and Channel Coding
  • ECE 563: Wireless Communications Network
  • ECE 564: Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 568: Advanced Digital Image Processing
  • ECE 599: ST/Sparse Signal Proc & Learn
  • ECE 599: Convex Optimization
  • ECE 669: Selected Topics In Communications and Signal Processing


Bella Bose

Bella Bose
Error control codes; VLSI testing; parallel processing; fault tolerant computing; computer networks

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Jinsub Kim
Statistical signal processing; statistical learning theory; power systems state estimation; security of cyber physical system

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Mario Edgardo Magaña
Mobile wireless communications; automatic control applications; mathematical modeling of biological systems

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Thinh Nguyen
Networking; multimedia networking; signal processing; machine learning; data analysis and data mining

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Yue Zhang
Modeling and simulation of biological and physical problems; mathematical optimization; visualization

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Bechir Hamdaoui
Wireless communication networks; computer networking; mobile computing; resource optimization; network management; network privacy and security

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Huaping Liu
Wireless systems; signal processing for communications

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V John Mathews
Adaptation & learning; nonlinear signal processing; application of signal & information processing to neural engineering and biomedical applications, structural health monitoring, audio & communication systems

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Raviv Raich
Statistical signal processing; sparse signal processing; dictionary learning; machine learning