Signal Processing & Communications Research
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.