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Visiting researchers

ISR is a short-term home for practicing engineers from academia, government and industry. These professionals come from across the globe to work on research projects with our faculty and students. The following list of visiting researchers is current as of August 2012.

Dr. Michael Brosch, head of the Special Laboratory Primate Neurobiology Job at Leibniz-Institut fur Neurobiologie, is visiting ISR this summer. He will be conducting research with Dr. Jonathan Fritz on laboratory studies of the neural basis of auditory attention and neural modeling of brain functions.

Dr. David Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Systems at Washington University, is continuing his visit at the ISR. He is conducting research on bilinear systems and interacting with ISR students.

Dr. Bernhard Englitz, a recent graduate from the University of Leipzig in Computational Neuroscience, began a one-year visit at the ISR in January. He is conducting research with Dr. Shihab Shamma in the area of spectrotemporal plasticity in the auditory cortex.

Mr. Nader Ghasemi, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, began his four-month visit at the ISR in January. He is conducting research with Dr. John Baras in the area of distributed estimation of Markov dynamical systems, the design of power-efficient binary-quantizers for HMM state, and/or parameter estimation using constrainedand unconstrained Markov decision process application using consensus strategies.

Dr. Robert Hoffman, Engineer at Metron Scientific Consulting, Inc., is continuing his ISR visiting appointment. He is conducting research on NEXTOR's Collaborative Decision-Making (CDM) project with Dr. Michael Ball. He visits campus as his schedule permits.

Mr. Nicholas Leach, a graduate student in Physiology at the University of Oxford, will begin his four-month visit at the ISR in February. He will be conducting research with Dr. Jonathan Fritz on the role of the nucleus basalis in modulating attention and task-related plasticity in the auditory cortex.

 

Dr. Won Jae Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Nano Engineering at DongEui University, concludes his one-year visit in February 2010. He is working with Dr. Gary Rubloff on Maryland’s ongoing research in energy storage nanodevices.

Ms. Laureline Logiaco, a Neurosciences graduate student at the Ecole normale Superieure in Paris, will begin her four-month visit at the ISR in February. She will be working with Dr. Cynthia Moss conducting neural recording experiments with echolocating bats engaged in behavioral tasks.

Dr. Vahid Ramezani, Senior Research Scientist in the Signal Processing Group of Intelligent Automation, Inc., is continuing his part-time visiting appointment. He is collaborating with Dr. Michael Fu on production/inventory control and supply chain management. He will visit campus as his schedule permits.

Dr. Yalin Sagduyu a Research Scientist with Intelligent Automation, Inc., began a part-time visiting appointment on November 1. He is collaborating with Dr. Anthony Ephremides on wireless networking and exploring further collaboration between the ISR and his employer. He will visit campus as his schedule permits.

Mr. Ryuichi Teramoto, Researcher at the Corporate Manufacturing Engineering Center in the Toshiba Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, is conducting research with Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta (ME) on accelerated stress testing of electronics. He is a visiting scientist under Toshiba’s membership in ISR’s Strategic Partners Program.

Dr. Fengqin Yu, a Professor at the School of Communication and Control Engineering at Jiangnan University, began her four-month visit at ISR on December 1. She is conducting research with Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson on the time-frequency analysis of speech signals based on the model of pronunciation mechanism.