Faculty

Miriam E. Leeser
CDSP Director and Professor

617-373-3814
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Miriam's research focuses on mapping image and signal processing applications to reconfigurable hardware. There are two pieces to this research: mapping algorithms to hardware architectures and developing new tools for automatically generating hardware. Our aim is to provide tools and techniques that allow designers to focus on design tradeoffs, and to improve methods for automatically generating designs. In the lab we use a combination of research and commercial tools, as well as the hardware needed to map designs onto field programmable logic.


Stefano Basagni
Professor

617-373-5277
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Stefano's current research interests concern research and implementation aspects of mobile networks and wireless communications systems, Bluetooth and sensor networking, definition and performance evaluation of network protocols and theoretical and practical aspects of distributed algorithms.


Dionisio Bernal
Associate Professor

617-373-4417
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Dionisio is conducting research in: Extraction of information on physical parameters from system identification results. Damage localization using flexibility based procedures. Damage localization in output-only systems. Identification of the excitation. Transmissibility in damage detection applications. Instability of torsionally eccentric buildings subjected to large earthquakes. Hybrid methods in the analysis of nonlinear soil-structure interaction. Sequential collapse.


Dana H. Brooks
Professor

617-373-3352
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Dana's research interests focus primarily on biomedical applications of digital signal and image processing. His current projects in the area of electrocardiography include work on the inverse problem of electrocardiography, on quantification of multi-sensor time-varying electrical patterns on the heart and torso surface, on the development of realistic bounds on a large number of measures of these patterns, and on the use of the wavelet transform to study both these multi-sensor patterns as well as single-lead signals. He is also involved in a collaborative, multi-institution project on Diffuse Optical Tomography, associated with the newly-funded NSF Engineering Research Center at Northeastern, the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS) as well as a collaborative project on fast, dynamic MRI imaging with Profs. Eric Miller and Hanoch Lev-Ari of the CDSP Center, Larry Panych of Brigham and Women's Hospital, and CDSP Ph.D. student W. Scott Hoge. He also has research interests in higher-order spectra, and digital signal processing with chaotic signals and systems.


Octavia Camps
Professor

617-373-4663
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Octavia's areas of research are in Computer Vision, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition.


Kaushik R. Chowdhury
Assistant Professor

617-373-5304
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Kaushik's area of research is wireless cognitive radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, experimentation and protocol design for communication systems,applications of wireless technology in multimedia delivery and healthcare.


Anthony Devaney
Professor

617-373-5284
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Electromagnetic wave propagation, Inverse scattering tomography.


Jennifer Dy
Professor

617-373-3062
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Jennifer's research interests include machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, image retrieval, and computer vision.


Michael Epstein
Assistant Professor

617-373-5176
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Michael directs the Auditory Modeling and Processing Laboratory (AMPLab). He leads research that seeks to build bridges between the understandings of physiological and psychological auditory processing and perception.


Deniz Erdogmus
Assistant Professor

617-373-3021
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Deniz research areas are statistical signal processing and machine learning; brain computer interfaces.


Yunsi Fei
Associate Professor

617-373-3814
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Yunsi's research focuses Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Hardware-oriented Security, Design Automation, Mobile Computing and Underwater Sensor Networks


Raymond Fu
Assistant Professor

617-373-7328
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Raymond's research interest focuses on interdisciplinary research in Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Media Analytics, and Cyber-Physical Systems.


Sheila S. Hemami
ECE Department Chair

617-373-7878
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Sheila Hemami's research interests broadly concern communication of visual information from the perspectives of both signal processing and psychophysics, with a special emphasis on signal representation and compression. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2009 for her for contributions to robust and perceptual image and video communications.


Hanoch Lev-Ari
Professor

617-373-3032
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Hanoch's research interests include model-based spectrum analysis and estimation for non-stationary signals, scale-recursive (multirate) detection and estimation of random signals, Markov renewal models for non-stationary signals, and adaptive linear and non-linear filtering techniques, with applications to channel equalization, over-the horizon (OTH) radar, automatic target detection and recognition, identification of time-variant systems, and adaptive compensation in polyphase power systems. His past research has involved a number of mathematical techniques and a variety of applications in signal processing and linear systems, including: lossless cascade models for multiple-input/multiple-output systems; extension of maximum-entropy techniques to multi-dimensional signal processing; and characterization of structured matrices.


John Makhoul
Adjunct Professor

617-873-3332
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John conducts research in speech analysis, synthesis and compression, speech enhancement, automatic speech recognition, neural networks, and digital signal processing, including linear prediction, spectral modeling, lattice structures and adaptive filtering.


Elias S. Manolakos
Adjunct Professor

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Elias is conducting research in:High Performance Signal Processing (algorithms, architectures, middleware),Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks (with applications to Bioinformatics, Environmental Eng., and Telecommunications etc)


Edwin A. Marengo
Assistant Professor

617-373-3358
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Edwin's research focuses on theoretical and computational aspects of a number of electromagnetic, imaging, signal processing, and wireless communication, wave-oriented applications. Among other areas, he works on electromagnetic theory, time-reversal imaging, inverse scattering, array signal processing, quantum photonic imaging and electromagnetic wave communication channels.


Mark Niedre
Assistant Professor

617-373-5410
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Marks's research focuses on Biomedical optics, diffuse fluorescence tomography, time-domain imaging and photodynamic therapys.


Rupal Patel
Associate Professor

617-373-2239
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Rupal directs the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory (CadLab)www.cadlab.neu.edu which focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the communicaiton capabilites of healthy and impaired speakers as well as designing novel interfaces to augment and enhance spoken interaction. Her research interests and expertise lie in neuromotor speech impairments, speech acoustics, prosodic analysis, speech signal processing, speech recognition and synthesis, and assistive communication technology including brain computer interfaces.


John G. Proakis
William Lincoln Smith
(Emeritus)Professor

617-373-4429
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John's professional experience and interests are in the general areas of digital communications and digital signal processing and more specifically, in adaptive filtering, adaptive communication systems and adaptive equalization techniques, communication through fading multipath channels, radar detection, signal parameter estimation, communication systems modeling and simulation, optimization techniques, and statistical analysis.


Purnima Ratilal
Assistant Professor

617-373-8458
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Underwater Acoustics, Acoustical Oceanograpy, Bioacoustics, Ultrasound Imaging, Seismics, Nonlinear Scattering, Wave Propagation in Random Media, Signal, Image and Array Processing, Statistical Inference Theory


Masoud Salehi
Associate Professor

617-373-2446
email

Masoud's main areas of research interest include network information theory, source-channel matching problems in single and multiple user environments, data compression, coding and capacity for storage media, turbo coding, and digital communications.


Bahram Shafai
Professor

617-373-2984
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Bahram works in the general areas of control systems and signal processing. His specific research interests include:

  • Robust multivariable control systems
  • Optimal estimation and control
  • Mathematical programming with data perturbation
  • Digital signal processing
  • Filter design, adaptive filtering, identification
  • Multidimensional system theory
  • Magnetic bearing control systems
  • Multisensor data fusion and tracking



Milica Stojanovic
Professor

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Milica Stojanovic graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, in 1991 and 1993. After a number of years with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Principal Scientist, she joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University in 2008. She is also a Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a Visiting Scientist at MIT. Her research interests include digital communications theory, statistical signal processing and wireless networks, and their applications to mobile radio and underwater acoustic communication systems. Milica is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Signal processing. In 2009 Milica was elected a fellow of the IEEE for her contributions to "underwater acoustic communications".


Mario Sznaier
Dennis Picard Trustee
Professor

617-373-5364
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Mario's research interest include Robust Control,Reduced Order Models,Video-based control, applications to dynamics in Imaging and videoprocessing, information extraction from high volume data streams.



Gilead Tadmor

Professor

617-373-5277
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Gilead's present and past research activities include basic system theory, distributed parameter systems, discrete event control systems, robust and optimal control and system identification, nonlinear control, dynamic estimation, and reduced order models for complex systems. The development of new modeling, control and observer design methodologies for unsteady fluid flow is presently a central theme in my research. Similar ideas are applied in dynamic methods for bio-medical imaging. Driving applications in previous projects include control and estimation problems involving electric drives, power electronics and power systems.



Edmund M. Yeh

Associate Professor

617-373-5400
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Edmund's professional intrusts include:

  • Future internet architecture
  • Smart power grids
  • Network science
  • Network information theory and coding
  • Network economics
  • Cross-layer wireless network design



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    617-373-2368
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