Signal Processing

EECS researchers are building innovative signal processing techniques that exploit noise and interference for additional information or as cover for covert messages. They are developing static/adaptive filtering schemes that will better enable cooperative communication systems and networks. Remote sensing research of the polar ice caps has led to numerous developments in signal processing. New techniques and methods are being explored in computer vision, digital image processing, optical sensors, and other current EECS research.

PhD student John Jakabosky
PhD student John Jakabosky runs a proof-of-concept experiment on transmitter-in-the-loop optimization of advanced radar waveforms.

Program Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental principles involved with extracting signals from noise and interference.
  • Understand how to design appropriate static/adaptive filtering schemes according to the particular application, availability of prior information, and operational environment.
  • Understand the fundamental limitations imposed by physical systems that bound realizable performance.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate complex, abstract concepts.

Associated Faculty

Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor
 Eaton Hall, room 3034

Primary Research Interests

Google Scholar Page

  • Adaptive Signal Processing for Radar and Communications
  • Radar Waveform Optimization/Implementation
  • Radar Pulse Compression
  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing
  • Array Processing
  • Radar Spectrum Engineering
  • Radar-Embedded Communications
  • Interference Cancellation
  • Multistatic Radar
  • Biomedical Imaging

Advisory Positions

  • U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
  • Subject matter expert on spectrum for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on America's Mid-Band Initiative Team (AMBIT)
  • Subject matter expert on spectrum R&D for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
  • Subject matter expert on proactive spectrum sharing for the National Spectrum Consortium
  • AFRL/IDA expert panel on spectrum warfare & communications
  • Subject matter expert on radar/communication spectrum sharing for DARPA
  • Consultant on radar waveform diversity for the Naval Research Laboratory - Radar Division


  • IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel (2007-2020)
  • MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium Program Committee (2010-present)

Rongqing Hui
 3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems

Carlton Leuschen
Professor, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
 2052 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar System Design and Development
  • Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow
  • High Resolution Radar for Agricultural Applications
  • Planetary Radar Sounding

Erik Perrins
Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor
Department Chair
 Erik Perrin's Website
 2001G Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Digital Communication Theory
  • Advanced Modulation Techniques
  • Channel Coding
  • Synchronization
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications

David Petr
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
 David Petr's Website
 2001C Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Network Performance

 Glenn Prescott
Professor Emeritus
 3048 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Software Radio Systems
  • Spread Spectrum and Military Communication Systems
  • Radio and Radar Signal Processing
  • DSP Applications in Acoustics and Radio Signals
  • Wireless Communication Systems

Suzanne Shontz

Primary Research Interests

  • High Performance Scientific Computing Algorithms
  • Parallel Unstructured Mesh and Optimization Algorithms
  • Model Order Reduction
  • Computational Medicine
  • Image Processing

James Stiles
 3032 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

All aspects of electromagnetic sensing, including:

  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Radar Remote Sensing
  • Applications Estimation Theory in electromagnetic sensing
  • Applications of Marginal Fisher's Information in sensor Design
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
  • Wave Propagation and Scattering 

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Associated Facilities

  • Xilinx and Altera FPGA/SoC prototyping systems
  • Synplicity and Xilinx FPGA synthesis tools
  • ModelSim VHDL/Verilog simulation tools
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Simulink
  • Computational cluster with over 1,000 processors connected to 37 TB of on-line storage

Associated Disciplines

Core Coursework (MS)


Elective Coursework (MS)