Signal Processing & Communications Research

Signal for autonomous car

The technology used in nearly every human enterprise relies on the acquisition, transformation, interpretation, and dissemination of information. The applications of signal processing and communications are broad and are found in medicine, data mining, wireless devices  and many other areas. Research at The Cooper Union spans a number of tasks related to information analysis, including feature extraction and classification,  prediction, compression, tracking and control. The signals of interest range from audio, image, and video  to financial data and biomedical signals such as EEG,  EKG, and EMG. Faculty and students investigate a number of imaging modalities, such as radar and LIDAR, CT scans, MRI, and stereo vision. Applications of interest include artificial human perception, such as hearing, vision and haptic (touch), as well as augmented and virtual reality. Wireless systems under study include indoor, outdoor, and satellite. The scope of the research includes development and use of specialized devices, such as microwave domain System on Chip, as well as creation and application of novel algorithms.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.