• Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya

    Robert M. Kennedy ’26 Professor I,  Office: 244C WEB,  Phone: 979.845.7484, Fax:  979.845.6259, Email: bhatt@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya
  • Dr. Aniruddha Datta

      J.W. Runyon, Jr. ’35 Professor II,Office: 216N ZEC,  Phone: 979.845.5917,  Fax: 979.845.6259,  Email: datta@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Aniruddha Datta
  • Dr. P. R. Kumar

    Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering Office: Room 331E, WEB Administrative Coordinator: Carolyn Warzon carolyn@ece.tamu.edu, Tel: (979) 862-1645 Mailing Address: Texas A&M University 3259 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-3259 Email: prk.tamu@gmail.com

    Dr. P. R. Kumar
  • Dr. Krishna R. Narayanan

    Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Office: 334K WEB,  Phone: 979.862.2691,  Fax: 979.862.4630,  Email: krn@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Krishna R. Narayanan
  • Dr. Scott Miller

    Professor, Office: 310B WEB, Phone: 979.862.8744,  Fax: 979.862.4630,  Email  smiller@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Scott Miller
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Chamberland

    Associate Professor, Office:  301RA WEB, Phone:  979.845.6204,  Fax:  979.862.4630,  Email:  chmbrlnd@ece.tamu.edu

    Dr. Jean-Francois Chamberland
  • Dr. Tie Liu

    Associate Professor, Office: 301FA WEB,  Phone: 979.862.2392, Fax:  979.862.4630,  Email: tieliu@ece.tamu.edu

    Dr. Tie Liu
  • Dr. Costas Georghiades

    Delbert A. Whitaker Endowed Chair Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Office: 241C ZEC/301S WEB,  Phone: 979.845.7408,  Fax: 979.845.6259,  Email  georghiades@tamu.edu  

    Dr. Costas Georghiades
  • Dr. Zixiang Xiong

    Professor, Office: 334H WEB, Phone: 979.862.8683, Fax: 979.862.4630, Email: zx@ece.tamu.edu

    Dr. Zixiang Xiong
  • Dr. Serap Savari

    Associate Professor, Office: 308G WEB, Phone: 979.845.6824, Fax:  979.862.4630, Email: savari@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Serap Savari
  • Dr. Shuguang (Robert) Cui

    Professor, Office: 301G WEB,  Phone: 979.862.7957,  Fax: 979.862.4630,  Email: cui@ece.tamu.edu

    Dr. Shuguang (Robert) Cui
  • Dr. Erchin Serpedin

    Professor, Office: 310MC&B WEB, Phone: 979.458.2287, Fax: 979.862.4630, Email serpedin@ece.tamu.edu  

    Dr. Erchin Serpedin

Xiong wins top 10 percent paper award at prestigious conference

Dr. Zixiang Xiong, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a top 10 percent paper award at the 17th annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop in Xiamen, China.

Xiong and his former visiting student Zengqiang Yan, along with Yan’s Ph.D. advisor in China, Li Yu, won for their paper “Texture-free large-area depth recovery for planar surfaces.”

Their paper describes a texture-free depth enhancement method for large areas of missing depth information. The method has wide applications in 3-D TV, gaming, objection segmentation and pattern recognition.

Xiong, an IEEE Fellow, joined the department in 1999. His research focuses on information signal processing over networks. Other honors he has received include the TEES Fellow Award; the TEES Select Young Faculty Award; the Young Investigator Awards from the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Army Research Office; and the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. MMSP 2015 is the 17th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing. The workshop is organized by the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

This year’s event had a Heterogeneous Big Data Analytics in Multimedia theme. The workshop brings together researchers and developers in multimedia signal processing and applications to share their latest achievements and explore future directions and synergies in these exciting areas.

Bhattacharyya named Foreign Member of the Academia Nacional de Engenharia

Dr. S.P. Bhattacharyya, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a Foreign Member of the Academia Nacional de Engenharia (ANE), Brazil, at the Academy’s annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Pedro M.G. Ferreira, chairman of the nominating committee at the Academy, commended Bhattacharyya for his research career and relationship with Brazilian universities.

“Bhattacharyya is recognized for his outstanding contributions to control theory and for his establishment of the first graduate program in Control Systems in Brazil in the 1970’s,” Ferreira said. “Some of his former students and graduates of this program are members of the Academy.

“He is also being recognized for his current ongoing research work in collaboration with researchers at the best Brazilian Universities and for promoting Brazil in the United States through study abroad programs based at Texas A&M University and conducted in Brazil over the last 10 years. The Academy is honored to welcome Bhattacharyya as one of two Foreign Members elected this year.”

“Dr. Bhattacharya is internationally known for his contributions to the field of control theory and I am proud that he is our colleague,” said Dr. N.K. Anand, executive associate dean and associate director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

“I am grateful for this spontaneous recognition from the ANE in Brazil for work I did there 40 years ago, Bhattacharyya said. “It further strengthens my relationship with this country which I love.”

Bhattacharyya obtained his B.Tech degree from IIT Bombay in 1967 and his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1971. He joined Texas A&M in 1980 and currently holds the Robert M. Kennedy Professorship I. He has coauthored eight books and nearly 300 papers in the field of Control Systems, was elected IEEE Fellow in 1989, an IFAC Fellow in 2011 and was named a Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2012.

Narayanan to receive Professional Progress in Engineering Award

Dr. Krishna Narayanan will receive the 2014 Professional Progress in Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 10. The award was created to recognize outstanding professional progress, personal development and distinguished community service by Iowa State engineering alumni under the age of 46. Narayanan received his M.S. from Iowa […]

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Serpedin Selected Editor-in-Chief of Prestigious Journal

Dr. Erchin Serpedin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will become the new editor-in-chief of the journal EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is an open access journal published by Springer in cooperation with the European Association for Signal Processing […]

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Datta Selected for Interview in Prestigious Publication

Recently, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering had an interview published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Control Systems Magazine.  Dr. Aniruddha Datta, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. ’35 Professor II in the department, discussed, among other things, his research in the Controls area and what led him to […]

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Liu Receives NSF Grant

Structured-Network Coding: Fundamental Limits via Submodular Function Optimization  Abstract: Distributed and cloud storage are emerging technologies that transform the way personal and enterprise data are managed today. This project proposes network coding as a modeling tool to study efficient design and operation of distributed and cloud storage systems. The principal aim of this project is to […]

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Cui Named 2014 IEEE Fellow

Prof. Shuguang (Robert) Cui, an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to cognitive communications and energy efficient system design. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of […]

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Texas A&M Engineering Honors Faculty

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recognized faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their teaching, service and contributions to Texas A&M Engineering during a ceremony and banquet April 25. Faculty honored at the banquet were: Overall Contributions E.D. Brockett Professorship Award Jaime Grunlan Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M […]

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Pfister Receives 2013 NSF Grant

Title: Design and Analysis of Novel Compressed Sensing Algorithms via Connections with Coding Theory Program: NSF CISE CCF Award in 2013 Abstract: Compressed sensing (CS) is a rapidly advancing area of signal processing and statistics that has the potential to radically change the way that analog signals are transformed into digital signals. The main idea […]

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Chamberland Receives College of Engineering Award

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, presented Jean-Francois Chamberland, an associate professor in the department, a Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award.  “These award recipients are for faculty members at all stages of their careers”,Banks said.  “Regardless of rank, each award recipient shares one characteristic:  Each stands out among their peers and as […]

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