Improving the robustness of signal detectors in the presence of channel distortions has potential impacts in Earth and space exploration.
Douglas Cochran joined the the ASU faculty in 1989. He is currently a Research Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and an Emeritus Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Before coming to ASU, he was a senior scientist at BBN Laboratories. Professor Cochran has served as program manager for mathematics in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force, as a consultant for the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organisation, as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as general co-chair of the 1999 IEEE International Conference for Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing and the 1997 U.S.-Australia Workshop on Defense Signal Processing.
Professor Cochran is a member of the Barrett Honors faculty, and he was visiting faculty fellow at the Barrett Honors College in 2014-15. His research is in mathematical aspects of remote sensing, particularly for national security applications.
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