Four Villanova University College of Engineering PhD students presented their research at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers in Pacific Grove, California. Co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the annual conference is dedicated to recent and novel work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing. This year, machine learning, data analytics and multisensor systems were added as topical areas of interest.
Dr. Moeness Amin, director of Villanova’s Center for Advanced Communications, serves as adviser to three of the students who presented on the following:
- Indu Priya Eedara: Ambiguity Function Analysis for Dual-Function Radar Communications Using PSK Signaling
- Syed Ali Hamza: Optimum Sparse Array Receive Beamforming for Wideband Signal Model
- Baris Erol: Frequency-Warped Cepstral Heatmaps for Deep Learning of Human Motion Signatures
Dr. Bijan Mobasseri, chair and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, serves as adviser to the fourth PhD student who presented:
- Amro Lulu: Phase-Coherent Extension of Beat Signals for High Resolution Ranging
Dr. Amin noted that Hamza was awarded a travel grant through the IEEE Michel Goutmann Memorial Fund to attend the conference. “It is a competitive award, and receiving it is certainly a reflection of Ali’s excellent research work,” he says.
“This is a prestigious event,” says Dr. Mobasseri. “The participation of our students is further evidence of Villanova’s recognized expertise in the field of radar and advanced communications.”