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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

Percipient Signal Processing: Seeing the Unseen in High Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Data

Presented by: Dr. Alfred Hero
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Southeastern Michigan 2007 IEEE Spring Section Conference will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room TBD
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Registration Form

To register for this event, please submit the online Registration form - Pick "Chapter VIII - EMC" from the registration form menu.

There will be several concurrent technical presentations of interest to electrical engineers to choose from.

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Tentative Schedule of Events 
4:00 PM                    On-site Registration Opens
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM   First half Chapter Presentations (Chapter VIII - EMC)
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM   Networking & Sponsor Tables
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM   Second half of Chapter Presentations 
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM   Networking & Sponsor Tables
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM   Dinner 
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM   Awards during Dinner
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Keynote Speaker

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This talk will discuss applications of signal processing to data mining and structure discovery from different types of high dimensional data. The focus will be on extracting salient structure hidden in measurements collected from interacting agents in a network.  The sensors in the network can be swarms of mobile cameras tracking objects, wireless transducers trying to cooperatively self locate, or Internet routers. Our focus will be on sensor networks and the main theme will be dimensionality reduction methods.

Dr. Alfred Hero


Alfred O. Hero III received the B.S. (summa cum laude) from Boston University (1980) and the Ph.D from Princeton University (1984), both in Electrical Engineering. Since 1984 he has been with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and, by courtesy, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Statistics. His recent research interests have been in areas including: inference in sensor networks, adaptive sensing, bioinformatics, inverse problems, and statistical signal and image processing. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has received a IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (1998), a IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (1998), and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000). Alfred Hero is currently President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2006-2008).

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