Signal and Information Processing Faculty

Primary Faculty

David J. Brady

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: DISP uses joint design of physical sampling and digital processing strategies to develop high performance sensor systems. DISP builds instruments for visible, infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, millimeter wave, terahertz, acoustic and ion imaging and spectroscopy. DISP has made...

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Error control codes for quantum computing, wireless communication and the internet of things, coding theory for computer architecture, signal processing, machine learning

Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

James L. Meriam Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Applied statistics and machine learning

Leslie M. Collins

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based machine learning algorithms for big data, including developing remediation strategies for the hearing impaired and sensor-based algorithms for the detection of hazardous buried objects

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Wavelet theory, signal processing, machine learning, computational geometry, time-frequency analysis

Michael E. Gehm

Michael E. Gehm

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Primarily computational and compressive sensing and measurement in all modalities (with special emphasis in Electromagnetic/Optical from RF to x-ray and all forms of Mass spectrometry), with side interests in optical physics, high-performance x-ray simulation, and rapid-...

Michael Richard Gustafson

Michael Richard Gustafson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational methods for image analysis and information extraction, discrete event simulations, curriculum development and deployment

Kris Hauser

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Engineering education, pedagogy and curriculum development, applications of statistical signal processing

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based and statistical signal processing, sensor array processing, radar and sonar systems, pervasive distributed processing

Loren W. Nolte

Loren W. Nolte

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Bayesian approach to signal detection, classification, estimation, tracking and decision and sensor fusion. Applications in ocean acoustics, and in medical imaging for cancer research.

Douglas Nowacek

Douglas Nowacek

Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Associate Professor of Conservation Technology in Environment and Engineering

Research Interests: Link between acoustic and motor behavior in marine mammals, specifically, how they use sound in ecological processes. Development of tools for marine conservation research

Miroslav Pajic

Miroslav Pajic

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

Research Interests: Design and analysis of cyber-physical systems (CPS), in particular, embedded systems, distributed/networked control systems, CPS security, and high-confidence medical systems

Henry Pfister

Henry Pfister

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory, communications, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and deep neural networks

Galen Reeves

Galen Reeves

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory, high-dimensional statistical inference, statistical signal processing, compressed sensing, machine learning

Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, biomedical imaging, brain imaging, cryo-tomography of viruses, computational tools in cryo-tomography, computational tools in early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, differential geometry and...

Stacy L. Tantum

Stacy L. Tantum

Bell-Rhodes Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Signal detection and estimation theory, statistical signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning, remote sensing, matched-field processing, and ocean acoustics.

Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Representation, modeling, inference and prediction from data

Secondary Faculty

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Sina Farsiu

Sina Farsiu

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Image processing, biophotonics, deep learning, computer vision, ophthalmology, vision science, biomedical imaging, data science, statistical signal processing, super-resolution, adaptive optics, and compressive sensing

Warren M. Grill

Warren M. Grill

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Neural engineering and neuromodulation, including design and testing of electrodes and methods for selective stimulation, development and application of computational approaches for analysis and design of stimulation paradigms, and physiological and translational studies of...

Katherine Heller

Katherine Heller

Assistant Professor of Statistical Science

John H. Reif

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Molecular assembly, DNA computing, robot motion planning, parallel algorithms, randomized algorithms, graph algorithms, algebraic computation, data compression, optical computation, and quantum computation.

Michail Zavlanos

Michail Zavlanos

Mary Milus Yoh and Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Associate Professor

Research Interests: Networked Robots and Systems; Distributed Control and Optimization; Formal Methods and Control Synthesis; Robot Motion and Task Planning; Optimal Wireless Networking; Distributed Sensing and Estimation

Research Faculty

Jordan Milton Malof

Jordan Milton Malof

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Application of advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques to real-world problems

Qiang Qiu

Qiang Qiu

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, deep learning, biometrics applications, human activity recognition, image classification, object detection, representation learning

Adjunct Faculty

Xuejun Liao

Xuejun Liao

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joshua Stohl

Joshua Stohl

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Signal processing for hearing aids and auditory prostheses, computational modeling of the auditory periphery, and the use of intracochlear and cortical evoked potentials in the development and refinement of methods for coding sound for users of cochlear implants.