Sparsity, Optimization, and Compressive Sensing for Electromagnetic Spectrum Applications

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Hosted by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Denver Chapter and the Association of Old Crows


Developing high-bandwidth sensing and high-resolution imaging systems requires facing significant Big Data challenges in sampling and 
computation. Fortunately, in many applications, the signals of interest exhibit a certain low-dimensional structure such as having a sparse 
spectrum. This structure makes possible a variety of techniques for sub-Nyquist sampling, reconstructing, and better localizing parameters 
of interest in such signals using modern optimization-based algorithms. This overview talk will survey some of the core ideas underlying 
sparsity, optimization, and compressive sensing and highlight specific potential applications in electromagnetic contexts such as radar 
imaging, spectrum monitoring, and array processing.


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  • 1613 Illinois St.
  • Golden, Colorado
  • United States 80401
  • Building: Alderson Hall
  • Room Number: 162
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  • Co-sponsored by Association of Old Crows - Mile High Chapter
  • Starts 20 October 2019 10:29 PM
  • Ends 13 November 2019 12:30 PM
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  Speakers

Prof Mike Wakin of Colorado School of Mines

Topic:

Sparsity, Optimization, and Compressive Sensing for Electromagnetic Spectrum Applications

Developing high-bandwidth sensing and high-resolution imaging systems requires facing significant Big Data challenges in sampling and computation. Fortunately, in many applications, the signals of interest exhibit a certain low-dimensional structure such as having a sparse spectrum. This structure makes possible a variety of techniques for sub-Nyquist sampling, reconstructing, and better localizing parameters of interest in such signals using modern optimization-based algorithms. This overview talk will survey some of the core ideas underlying sparsity, optimization, and compressive sensing and highlight specific potential applications in electromagnetic contexts such as radar imaging, spectrum monitoring, and array processing.

Biography:

Prof. Michael B. Wakin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Michael B. Wakin is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Wakin received a B.S. in electrical 
engineering and a B.A. in mathematics in 2000 (summa cum laude), an M.S. in electrical engineering in 2002, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering 
in 2007, all from Rice University. He was an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Caltech from 2006-2007, an Assistant 
Professor at the University of Michigan from 2007-2008, and a Ben L. Fryrear Associate Professor at Mines from 2015-2017. His research 
interests include signal and data processing using sparse, low-rank, and manifold-based models.

In 2007, Dr. Wakin shared the Hershel M. Rich Invention Award from Rice University for the design of a single-pixel camera based on compressive 
sensing. In 2008, Dr. Wakin received the DARPA Young Faculty Award for his research in compressive multi-signal processing for environments 
such as sensor and camera networks. In 2012, Dr. Wakin received the NSF CAREER Award for research into dimensionality reduction techniques for 
structured data sets. In 2014, Dr. Wakin received the Excellence in Research Award for his research as a junior faculty member at Mines. Dr. 
Wakin is a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal 
Processing Letters and is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

 

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Agenda

1730-1800: Networking, food (pizza)
1800-1900: Feature Presentation (times approximate, might start earlier)



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