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Spanias to lead NSF-funded project


December 20, 2007

Andreas Spanias, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and director of the SenSIP (Sensor, Signal & Information Processing) consortium, is leading a collaborative National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to develop a software program designed to aid earth science research.

Spanias and his team – including Linda Hinnov, the project’s director and an associate research professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and James Ogg, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at Purdue University – will participate in the three-year, $575,000 project, titled “Collaborative Research: An Astronomical-Calibrated Time Scale for the Mesozoic Era.”

The team will use a Java-DSP (digital signal processing) software package, a visual Web-based programming environment developed by ASU electrical engineering faculty and graduate students working with SenSIP.

Java-DSP, which has been used for wireless sensing research and DSP education technology projects funded by NSF, is available on the Web for public use.

For their part in the new collaborative project, Spanias and his team will create a new Java-DSP program – J-DSP/Earth Systems Edition (J-DSP/ESE) – that will enable scientists to use modern signal processing techniques to address problems in earth systems research.