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Signal Analysis Research Group


Name of Speaker Affiliation Title Date



Name of Speaker Affiliation Title Date  
Prof. Geoffrey Hinton Fellow of the Royal Society, University of Toronto and Google Inc. Deep Learning Jan 15, 2015  

Prof. Yong Lian

IEEE Fellow, Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University Self-Powered Wearable Biomedical Sensors: Challenges and Future Oct 2, 2014  
Dr. Bhaskar D. Rao, Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA, September 8, 2014 Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego Bayesian Methods for Sparse Signal Recovery and Compressed Sensing Sept 8, 2014  

Dr. Sun-Yuan Kung

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, NJ Curse and Blessing of high-dimensionality for complete and incomplete data analysis May 13, 2014  

The Honourable David Collenette

Former member of Parliament and Federal Minister Crisis Management and Policy Innovation March 20, 2014  



Dr. Arianna Mencattini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy Computer-aided Detection of Breast Masses in Mammograms July 22, 2013  

Dr. V Vaidehi, Professor & Head, Dept. of IT, MIT Anna University

Head, Department of IT, MIT Anna University Sensor Networks and its applications in Surveillance and Healthcare June 21, 2013  

Dr. Vinod Kumar, Professor

Dean of Faculty Affairs of Electrical Engineering at IIT, Roorke, India, Virtual Biomedical Instrumentation Project, June 21, 2013  

Prof. Yonina Eldar 

Department of Electrical Engineering Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Defying Nyquist in Analog to Digital Conversion April 29, 2013  


Dr. Ramin Pichevar
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa Sparse Audio Signal Processing

Sept. 7, 2012

Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
Image Science and Medical Physics Center
Internal Medicine Department
School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto
University of Sao Paulo

Computer-aided Diagnosis in Orthopedic Radiology: Quantitative Evaluation of Vertebral Morphometry

April 16, 2012  
Zhi-Quan Luo
University of Minnesota
Sparse Precoding and Coordinated Transmission for Interference Management in Heterogenous Networks April 4, 2012  
Prof. Ricardo L. de Queiroz
Universidade de Brasilia
Greener Video Coding March 5, 2012  
Prof. Ricardo L. de Queiroz
Universidade de Brasilia
Greener Video Coding March 5, 2012  
Rangaraj M. Rangayyan Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
Digital Image Processing Techniques for the Detection and Analysis of Diagnostic Features in Fundus Images of the Retina Dec. 15, 2011  
Shengkun (Victor) Xie, PhD The Signal Analysis Research (SAR) Group,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
Long-term Observational Signal Classification via Sparse Approximation Dec. 2, 2011  
Sheila S. Hemami School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University
A Signal-Processing Approch to Modeling Vision, and Applications Nov. 18, 2011  
Prof. Patrick Flandrin CNRS & Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
An Overview of Empirical Mode Deomposition July 13, 2011  
Dr. Ganesh Naik RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
Independent Component Analysis (ICA) for Audio and Biosignal (EMG) applications June 30, 2011  
Dr. Gita Pendharkar Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Analysing Abnormal Gait using Sensors June 22, 2010  
Dr. Amy Reibman AT&T Labs NY Image and Video Quality Assessment: The Truth about PSNR Nov. 5, 2009  
Prof. Sergios Theodoridis Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications
University of Athens, Greece
Adaptive Learning in a World of projections 
Oct. 27, 2009
Dr. Alexander Loui Kodak Research Labs
Eastman Kodak Company, NY
Semantic Content Analysis and Indexing for Personal and Social Applications
Nov. 28, 2008
Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D. Center for Biomedical Engineering
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
Microengineered hydrogels for stem cell bioengineering and tissue regeneration
Nov. 3, 2008
Prof. K. Max Wong Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
The QR Decomposition and the Decision Feedback Detectors:
Applications to Block Data Transmission Systems
Oct. 23, 2008  
Dr. Carmen Serrano Gotarredona Professor of Signal Theory and Communications
University of Seville
Seville, Spain
Address-Event-Representation (AER)-based Vision Processing Sep. 19, 2008  
Simon Haykin University Professor 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McMaster University
Cognitive Dynamic Systems  Nov. 15, 2007  
Professor Xiaodong Wang Prof. at Columbia University
New York
Statistical Signal Processing for Misbehavior and Attack Detection in Wireless Networks Oct. 10, 2007  
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos Professor
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Recent Advances in Image and Video Recovery May 14, 2007  
Andy Adler Associate Professor 
Systems and Computer Engineering 
Carleton University, Ottawa
Biometrics & Authentication Technologies May 10, 2007  
Dr. En-hui Yang Professor & Canada Research Chair
Department of ELCE
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Distributed Source Coding: Theory and Algorithms April 26, 2007  
Bruce Hellinga, PhD PEng Associate Professor 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
Estimating Roadway Traffic Conditions Via Anonymous Tracking of Cell Phones April 13, 2007  

Dr. Ling Guan

Dr. Bin Wu

Dr. Fei Yuan

Ms. April Khademi

Mr. Valeri Kirischian

Canada Research Chair in Multimedia

Industrial Research Chair in Power Electronics

Ryerson Research Chair in Microsystems

PhD Student and NSERC CGS Holder

PhD Student and OGS Holder

Panel Discussion: Future Research Trends in Energy, Micro, and Multimedia Systems March 2, 2007  
Dr. Sander Stepanov Design Engineer
Statistical Signal Processing for MIMO Communication Channels Jan. 16, 2007  
Raj Rangayyan, PhD, PEng, FIEEE, FEIC, FAIMBE, FSPIE
University Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Schulich School of Engineering 
(Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Radiology)
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Segmentation and Quantitative Analysis of the Tissue Content of the Tumor Mass in Neuroblastoma Nov. 2, 2006  
Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo  University of Southern California, 
Los Angeles, California, USA
Ubiquitous Multimedia Computing and Communication: Challenges and Future Trends Sep. 28, 2006  
Dr. Alex C. Kot Professor & Vice Dean (Research)
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Security in Black and White  Sep. 29, 2006  
Dr. Robert M. Gray  Lucent Technologies Professor of Engineering 
Stanford University, California, USA
Extracting Discrete Information from a Continuous World: Quantization, Compression, and Classification  July 20, 2006  
Dr. Jürgen Burger  Professor of Microtechnology and Medical Technology 
University of Applied Sciences Berne, HTA Biel 
Smart Surgical Instruments and Implants June 26, 2006  
Dr. Jie Chen  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Applying Nanotechnology in Nanoscale Computing and Biomedical Applications  May 2, 2006  
Dr(s). Dimitri Androutsos, Sri Krishnan and Xavier Fernando Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Ryerson University, 
Processing, Protecting and Providing Multimedia Information 
May 1, 2006  
Prof. Jon W. Mark Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Centre for Wireless Communications 
University of Waterloo 
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
Evolution of Wireless Communications  April 24, 2006  
Mr. Bern Grush  Founder and CTO 
Applied Location Corporation 
Application of Digital Signal Processing to GNSS Signals for Transportation Pricing Systems April 10, 2006  
Dr. Aleksandar Dogandzic Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Iowa State University 
Ames, Iowa
Distributed Signal Processing for Sensor Networks Using Hidden Markov Random Fields May 6, 2005  
Dr. Abhay Sharma  Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging, 
Western Michigan University, 
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Color Management - Introduction and Overview April 20, 2005  
Dr. Ali Sayed, F-IEEE  Electrical Engineering Department 
University of California at Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, California
Signal Processing Challenges in Wireless Location  April 14, 2005  
Dr. Omid S. Jahromi  Sr. Algorithm Developer 
Bioscrypt Inc., 
Mississauga, Ontario
Biometric Identity Verification April 7, 2005  
Dr. Aziz Guergachi, Assistant Professor  School of Information Technology Management 
Ryerson University
The Support Vector Machine Approach for Engineering, Applied Science and Management Science March 10, 2005  
Dr. Antonio Martins, Associate Professor  State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) 
Sorocaba, Brazil
Computer Tomographic Imaging for Non-destructive Testing of Materials Jan. 31, 2005  
Dr. Norman Morrison  University of Cape Town, South Africa Predictive Filters Nov. 23, 2004  
Dr. Reza Dizaji  Raytheon Canada Limited HFSWR, A Radar Technology to See Beyond Horizon Signal Processing Challenges Nov. 16, 2004  
Robert Haighton past president 
Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA)
Amateur Radio Satellites  Oct. 18, 2004  
Professor K. J. Ray Liu  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute of Systems Research 
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Toward Maximum Achievable Diversity in Space, Time, and Frequency  Oct. 8, 2004  
Dr. Heping Ding,  Institute for Microstructural Sciences 
National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
Stable and Robust Fast Affine Projection - Adaptation Algorithms Sep. 23, 2004  
Dr. Raj Rangayyan  University Professor, University of Calgary 
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Computer-aided Detection of Early Signs of Breast Cancer  July 23, 2004  
Prof. Thrasyvoulos Pappas  Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
Adaptive Perceptual Color-Texture Image Segmentation May 21, 2004  
Professor Amir K. Khandani  NSERC-Nortel Networks Chair 
University of Waterloo
Challenges and Enabling Techniques for Future Generations of Wireless Systems April 19, 2004  
Dr. Thia Kirubarajan  McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Optimization-Based Assignment Algorithms for Large-Scale Target Tracking and Surveillance March 16, 2004