Signal Processing and Communications

The Signal Processing and Communications emphasis area includes faculty interested in remote sensing, image/video coding, speech, signal/image analysis, wavelets, pattern recognition, feature extraction, visualization, information theory, antennae, microwaves, computational electromagnetics, and communications. Much of the research is conducted under the auspices of the GeoResources Institute (GRI) in the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2). Funding sources include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others.

Example projects include:

  • Small Satellites
  • Implantable Antennas for Medical Telemetry
  • Lightning Protection
  • Electromagnetic Properties of Composite Materials
  • Super-Resolution Sensing
  • Hyperspectral and Multispectral Remote Sensing
  • Feature Detection in Digital Mammography
  • Watermarking and Information Security
  • Efficient Representation, Storage, and Communication of Images, Video, and Geospatial Data
  • Knowledge-Discovery Systems for Power Applications
  • Semantics-Driven Frameworks for Resource and Knowledge Discovery
  • Improved Visualization Methods for Geospatial Data
  • Visualization of Severe Weather

The tenure-track faculty advises about 25 PhD students and 40 MS students. The research is supported by approximately 7 Research Associates and 3-5 Research Faculty.