WELCOME TO THE ECASP RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECASP is the Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, located in Chicago, Illinois.
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ECASP Research Laboratory is dedicated to the development of high performance and low power computing platforms targeted at computationally intensive problems in the fields of Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, Machine Vision and Autonomous Navigation, System-on-Chip (SoC) Designs, and High Performance Application-Specific Computing Systems. Currently we have projects in Reconfigurable Architectures, Computer Vision and Image Analysis, Target Detection and Estimation, Data Compression, Neural Networks, FPGA-based DSP Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks on Medical and Industrial Applications for Visually Impaired People, Smart Sensors for Visually Impaired People and Drone with Applications in the Area of Robotics and Transportations, and Internet of Things.

ECASP News

Spring '19

  • Paper titled "Pulse Shaping and Matched Filters for EMAT Communication System" by Xin Huang was selected as Best Student Paper (1st place) at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Brookings, South Dakota.
  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 8 papers in the field of IoT application, computer vision, image and video processing, reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation. (publications in print)
  • 8 Members of ECASP Research Lab participated in 2019 ECE Day Poster Competition in the field of Digital Systems & VLSI, Signal & Image Processing, Electronics & Electromagnetics, and Computer Networks & Communications.
  • Congratulations to Xin Huang (Ph.D. track 1st place; "Pulse Shaping and Matched Filters for Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers Communication System"), Scott Jones (M.S. track 3rd place; "Damage Assessment of Civil Structures after Natural Disasters using Deep Learning and Satellite Imagery"), David Arnold (B.S. track 1st place; "A Scalable IoT Platform for Remote Patient Health Monitoring") winning in the 2019 ECE Day Poster Competition.
  • Congratulations to Scott Jones (M.S.) on completing his thesis and receiving his degree.

Summer & Fall '18

  • Dr. Saniie was invited to give a talk entitle "Time-Frequency Analysis for Ultrasonic Echo Detection and Parameter Estimation" at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore (Abstract, Group Picture 1, Group Picture 2)
  • Watch our latest demo video on "Drone Aerial Survey System" by Guojun Yang (Ph.D.). (Watch Demo)
  • Watch our latest IoT projects by Jose Toledo Monsalve (M.S.), David Arnold (B.S.,M.S.) and Andrew Mustea (B.S.). (Watch Demo: IoT Workout System), (Watch Demo: IoT Remote Health Monitoring System)
  • Congratulations to Visiting M.S. students (Mbene Dieng, Ryasse Hadja Ismail, Eilott Vigourox) from ENSEA, France on completing their 3-month Internship Project, "Custom Home Automation System using Android, Amazon Alexa and HADP Protocol over ZigBee". (Watch Project Demo)
  • Dr. Saniie was invited to give a talk entitled "Information Transmission through Solids using Ultrasound" at 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan. (Click for Invited Paper)
  • Dr. Saniie presented a short course entitled "Signal Processing and System-on-Chip Designs for Ultrasonic Imaging, Echo Estimation, Data Compression, and Software-Defined Communications" at 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan. (LINK)

Spring '18

  • 9 Members of ECASP Research Lab participated in 2018 ECE Day Poster Competition in the field of Digital Systems & VLSI, Signal & Image Processing, Electronics & Electromagnetics, and Computer Networks & Communications.
  • Congratulations to David Hentrich (Ph.D. Track: Digital System & VLSI, Title: A Polymorphic Computing Architecture based on a Dataflow Processor Core) and Timonthy Ayodele (Undergraduate Track, Title: Design of Audio Signal Subband Decomposition and Reconstruction using ZYNQ System-on-Chip) winning 2018 ECE Day Poster Competition Awards.
  • Congratulations to Vignesh Rajagopal (M.S.), Sam Rarick (M.S.), Vignesh Vasudevan (M.S.) on completing their theses and receiving their degrees.
  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have submitted journal articles (1 accepted, 1 submitted) & papers (8 accepted) in the field of reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation, ultrasonic platform for information transmission through solids, image and video processing, smart health monitoring system, parallel and distributed systems, and cloud computing. (See publications)

Fall '17

  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 4 papers in the field of reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation, and ultrasonic platform for information transmission through solids. (See publications)

Summer '17

  • Congratulations to Won-Jae Yi (Ph.D.) on completing his dissertation and receiving his degree.
  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 2 invited book chapters in the field of embedded systems, home automation protocols and mobile health monitoring system.(See publications)

Spring '17

  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 2 invited book chapters & 9 papers in the field of machine vision, image and video processing, reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation. (See publications)
  • Congratulations to Thomas Gonnot (Ph.D.), Tuan Dang (M.S.), Parth Desai (M.S.) on completing their dissertation and theses, and receiving their degrees.
  • Paper titled "Image to Audio Frequencies Modulation for Visually Impaired People" by Thomas Gonnot and Matthew Mikuta was selected as Best Student Paper (3rd place) at 2017 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fall '16

  • Dr. Saniie presented an invited talk entitle "Time-Frequency Analysis for Ultrasonic Echo Detection and Parameter Estimation" at 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Tours, France. (Watch presentation video)
  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 2 journal article & 4 papers in the field of reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation, and real-time health monitoring system. (See publications)

Summer '16

  • 20 undergraduate students from Brazil Scientific Mobility Program 2016 completed their projects in the area of machine vision and embedded computing. (See projects)

Spring '16

  • Members of ECASP Research Lab have published 2 journal articles & 9 papers in the field of machine vision, image and video processing, reconfigurable and embedded systems, ultrasonic signal processing and non-destructive evaluation, and wireless remote health monitoring system. (See publications)

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