The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Innovative Technologies in Sensors and Signal Processing


Speaker: Prof. Andreas Spanias
Affiliation: Arizona State University, United States
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 15:00-16:00 EET
Host: Constantinos Pattichis (

The ASU Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) center, which is also a site of the Net Centric Cloud and Computing Systems (NCSS) Industry University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC), works closely with industry partners in the areas of signal processing, sensor networks and communications systems  In Phase 1 of this program, ASU SenSIP signed I/UCRC funded research agreements with more than 10 companies including Freescale (NXP), Intel, LG Electronics, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments, Raytheon, and Sprint.  The center also engaged in collaborative funded research agreements with two SBIR companies.   During the Phase 1 period of this I/UCRC, the SenSIP trained more than thirty Ph.D. and Masters students several of whom are working for high-tech company members.  Three former students of the PI have started their own companies and three others have been hired as tenure-track faculty. The center has also established internships with industry partners and some of the ASU Site students have obtained summer internships in industry labs.  In addition, the I/UCRC site has trained undergraduate students through REV and REU supplements. These undergraduate students worked with our faculty and graduate students to co-develop a ranging Android App.  A patent pre-disclosure on the research enabling this app is co-authored by one of the REU students.   The I/UCRC award had a leveraging effect across several research fronts.  During Phase 1, our I/UCRC program established intellectual property in several related areas involving signal processing.  Faculty affiliated with this ASU site, have developed intellectual property in digital signal processing and sensor systems.     Center projects have been established in several challenging research areas that involve signal processing and sensor systems.  These activities included work in sustainability, health and wellness, and defense and security.   Collaborative research in radar resulted in IP patents, publications and monographs in MIMO radar, exploitation of video, and sparse representations.  Work in architectures resulted in design tools for low power implementation of speech and audio processing functions.  Studies in embedded systems resulted in design of efficient machine learning algorithms for managing sensor data in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Experimental investigation on mobile devices resulted in research products in motion and gesture estimation.  Research in imaging for flow sensors addressed medical applications including aneurysm  prediction.  Sustainability endeavors of the center include a project on embedding multiple sensors in solar panels and monitoring utility-scale photovoltaic arrays. SenSIP n also established international research partnerships with signed agreements with Imperial College (IC) funded by British Council,  University of Cyprus (UCY) funded by the Cyprus Promotion foundation (prime EU), and Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) funded by NSF. Papers were co-authored with IC on sensor array localization, publications were co-authored with UCy on speech detection and biomedical applications, and research was initiated with ITESM on communication aspects of sensors. The ASU I/UCRC established several important research facilities including an LTE system installed  by Sprint,  a dedicated 18kW solar monitoring facility at the ASU research park, and networking sensing and computing facilities in the sensor lab.  The center also established award winning signal processing simulation apps that are disseminated freely on iTunes and Google Play.   The center engaged in outreach to middle schools, high schools and high-school Hispanic conferences for technology exposition and recruitment to engineering and STEM areas. Outreach included also high school teacher training through an RET supplement. 

Short Bio:
Andreas Spanias is Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also the director of the Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) center and the founder of the SenSIP industry consortium (now an NSF I/UCRC site). His research interests are in the areas of adaptive signal processing, speech processing, and sensor systems. He and his student team developed the computer simulation software Java-DSP and its award winning iPhone/iPad and Android versions. He is author of two text books: Audio Processing and Coding by Wiley and DSP; An Interactive Approach (2nd Ed.). He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as General Co-chair of IEEE ICASSP-99. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Vice-President for Conferences. Andreas Spanias is co-recipient of the 2002 IEEE Donald G. Fink paper prize award and was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2003. He served as Distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Signal processing society in 2004.

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