People at SIPI

SIPI Director

Richard M. Leahy
Professor; Ph.D., University of Newcastle, 1984. Biomedical signal and image processing methods for anatomical and functional imaging with applications in neuroimaging, oncology, and gene expression.
Phone: (213) 740-4659
Office: EEB 400C

SIPI Faculty

Panayiotis Georgiou
Human communication analysis, behavioral signal processing, speech processing, denoising, speech activity detection, and machine learning with an emphasis on Deep Neural Networks.

Justin P. Haldar
Inverse problems, constrained signal and image reconstruction, magnetic resonance imaging, applications in neuroscience and medical imaging.

B. Keith Jenkins
Optics and photonics for information processing, computing, wavefront manipulation, and display. Pattern recognition and machine learning, object recognition, vision algorithms.

Anand A Joshi
Brain imaging, image analysis, geometric methods, brain networks, level set methods, computational geometry, PDE-based methods.

Bart Kosko
Professor;  Noise processing, machine learning, neural networks, fuzzy systems, foundations of reasoning with uncertainty.

C.-C. Jay Kuo
Professor; Ph.D., MIT, 1987. Multimedia data compression and database management.

Chris Kyriakakis
Associate Professor; Ph.D., USC, 1993. Immersive audio environments, adaptive audio signal processing, virtual microphones, virtual loudspeakers, 3D HDTV.

Jerry M. Mendel
Professor (emeritus); Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1963. Type-2 fuzzy logic systems, computing with words, Perceptual Computing, and linguistic summarization.

Shrikanth S. (Shri) Narayanan
Signals and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on speech, audio, language, multimodal and biomedical signal and information processing and applications.

Krishna Nayak
Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Image Reconstruction.

Chrysostomos L. (Max) Nikias
President of the University of Southern California; Statistical signal processing

Antonio Ortega
Digital image, video compression, and communications.

Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk
Optical computing, interconnections, and networks digital image processing, multimedia systems, data storage systems.

Maryam Shanechi
Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), neural signal processing.

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Optimization (convex and nonconvex), machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, signal processing and computational imaging.

Armand R. Tanguay, Jr.
Optical materials, thin films, optical and photonic devices, smart cameras, hybrid electronic/photonic multilayer retinas and neural networks, and VLSI-neural interfaces.

SIPI Staff

Tanya Acevedo-Lam
Research Administrator
Office: EEB 400
Phone: (213) 740-4146

Gloria Halfacre
Administrative Coordinator
Office: EEB 404
Phone: (213) 740-4145

Seth Scafani
Computer Services Consultant
Office: EEB 400
Phone: (213) 740-9595

Allan Weber
Senior Computer Systems Engineer
Office: EEB 410
Phone: (213) 740-4147

Talyia White
Research Administrator
Office: EEB 400
Phone: (213) 740-4144