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Current Funded Projects 

Target Detection, Clutter Discrimination and Heterogeneous Fusion for Multi-sensor Handheld Subsurface Object Detector
Dates: Sep. 2014 – Dec. 2017
Funding Agency: Army Research Office
Description: Using statistical signal processing and machine learning techniques to advance the performance of handheld subsurface object detector


Sensor Array Processing for Subsurface Object Detection
Dates: Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2017
Funding Agency: Army Research Office
Description: Utilizing sensor array processing techniques to improve the detection of subsurface objects and reduce the amount of false alarms


Forward looking landmine & explosive hazard detection
Dates: Jul. 2010 – Jun. 2017
Funding Agency: Army Research Office
Description: Developing innovative techniques of image processing, sensor fusion and signal processing for forward-looking (FL) detection of buried explosive hazardous materials.


Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Geolocation Algorithms
Dates: Oct. 2006 – Present
Funding Agency: Northrop Grumman Corp
Description: Developing efficient and accurate algorithms for geolocating ground target using bearing angle and frequency measurements


A Few Past Funded Projects

Technology to Automatically Detect Falls and Assess Fall Risk in Senior Housing
Dates: Sep. 2009 – Jul. 2014 (PI: Prof. Marilyn Rantz)
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
Description: Using Doppler radar for health care monitoring through gait analysis and fall detection


Advanced Statistical Signal Processing Techniques for Landmine Detection Using Ground Penetrating Radar
Dates: May 2008 – May 2014
Funding Agency: Army Research Office
Description: Applying and developing features in spectra domain for the detection of landmines using ground penetrating radar in vehicle mounted platform


Speech Enhancement in Noisy Environments
Dates: Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2012
Funding Agency: NAVY (subcontract from Signal Processing Inc.)
Description: Investigating innovative techniques for speech enhancement under noisy environments


CPS: Medium: Active Heterogeneous Sensing for Fall Detection and Fall Risk Assessment
Dates: Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2013 (PI: Prof. Marge Skubic)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Description: Detecting human fall using video camera and acoustic sensor array


Target Localization and Tracking With Networked Smartphones
Dates: Sep. 2010 – Dec. 2011 (PI: Prof. Yi Shang)
Funding Agency: Leonard Wood Institute
Description: Locating a sound source using smartphones based on acoustic signals and image captures


A Novel Speech Separation Approach for Enhanced Speaker Identification and Speech Recognition
Dates: Sep. 2008 – Jan. 2011
Funding Agency: NAVY (subcontract from Signal Processing Inc.)
Description: Investigating and developing novel techniques in separating speech mixture for speaker identification and speech recognition


Adaptive Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Speech Processing and ITU Standard Activities on Network Signal Processing
Dates: Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2010
Funding Agency: Ericsson
Description: Deriving adaptive processing algorithms for wireless speech services and contributing in ITU standard development


Software Analysis/Algorithm Development for the Humanitarian HSTAMIDS Program
Dates: Aug. 2005 – Aug. 2008
Funding Agency: U. S. Army
Description: Investigating statistical signal processing techniques for landmine detection using hand-held ground penetrating radar


An Automated Acoustic System to Monitor and Classify Birds: Phase I and Phase II
Dates: Dec. 2002 – Sep. 2006
Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Description: Developing microphone array and recognition algorithms to monitor and classify bird species that can potentially create bird strikes


Software Analysis and Algorithm Development for GSTAMIDS
Dates: Mar. 2002 – Mar. 2007
Funding Agency: U. S. Army
Description: Developing statistical signal processing techniques for vehicle-mounted ground-penetrating radar system for landmine detection


Software Analysis and Algorithm Development for HSTAMIDS-Like Systems for Humanitarian Demining
Dates: Mar. 2001 – Mar. 2005
Description: Developing statistical signal processing techniques for hand-held ground-penetrating radar system for landmine detection


Adaptive Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Speech Processing and ITU Standard Activities on Network Signal Processing
Dates: Jan. 2000 – Jun. 2010
Funding Agency: Nortel Networks
Description: Deriving adaptive processing algorithms for wireless speech services and contributing in ITU standard development


Algorithm and Sensor Fusion Development for Mine Hunter/Killer ATD
Dates: Feb. 2000 – Jan. 2001
Funding Agency: U.S. Army, TRW
Description: Algorithm development and fusion for the Mine Hunter/Killer landmine detection system


Aircraft Identification from Radar Signals Using Wavelets
Dates: Nov. 1997 – Mar. 2000
Funding Agency: Royal Military College
Description: Applying wavelet processing techniques to extract features for aircraft identification