Loren W. Nolte

Loren W. Nolte

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Loren Nolte is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a secondary appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His current research interests are in signal detection and estimation theory with applications to ocean acoustics, biomedical statistical image processing, and optimal decision fusion.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5266
  • Email Address: lwn@ee.duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1965
  • M.S.E.E. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1960
  • B.S.E.E. Northwestern University, 1956

Courses Taught

  • ECE 380: Introduction to Random Signals and Noise
  • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 581: Random Signals and Noise
  • ECE 585: Signal Detection and Extraction Theory

Representative Publications

  • Kiarashi, N; Nolte, AC; Sturgeon, GM; Segars, WP; Ghate, SV; Nolte, LW; Samei, E; Lo, JY, Development of realistic physical breast phantoms matched to virtual breast phantoms based on human subject data., Medical physics, vol 42 no. 7 (2015), pp. 4116-4126 [abs].
  • Kiarashi, N; Nolte, LW; Lo, JY; Segars, WP; Ghate, SV; Samei, E, The impact of breast structure on lesion detection in breast tomosynthesis, Proceedings of SPIE, vol 9412 (2015) [10.1117/12.2082473] [abs].
  • Kiarashi, N; Lo, JY; Lin, Y; Ikejimba, LC; Ghate, SV; Nolte, LW; Dobbins, JT; Segars, WP; Samei, E, Development and application of a suite of 4-D virtual breast phantoms for optimization and evaluation of breast imaging systems., IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol 33 no. 7 (2014), pp. 1401-1409 [abs].
  • Kiarashi, N; Sturgeon, GM; Nolte, LW; Lo, JY; III, JTD; Segars, WP; Samei, E, Development of matched virtual and physical breast phantoms based on patient data, Proceedings of SPIE, vol 8668 (2013) [10.1117/12.2008406] [abs].
  • Kiarashi, N; Lin, Y; Segars, WP; Ghate, SV; Ikejimba, L; Chen, B; Lo, JY; Iii, JTD; Nolte, LW; Samei, E, Development of a dynamic 4D anthropomorphic breast phantom for contrast-based breast imaging, Proceedings of SPIE, vol 8313 (2012) [10.1117/12.913332] [abs].