Our new home:
We are now located at the
Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (SPPRL) at Rowan University studies a broad spectrum of contemporary topics relevant to the area of interest. SPPRL’s main areas of strength are
· Multiresolution wavelet / time-frequency analysis
· Adaptive filtering
· Biomedical signal analysis
· NDE signal analysis
· Neural networks
· Fuzzy inference systems
· Multiple classifier systems / ensemble of classifiers—See our Ensemble Systems page
· Incremental learning—See our Ensemble Systems page
· Data fusion—See our Ensemble Systems page
· Missing feature problem—See our Ensemble Systems page
· Electronic noses / Detection and identification of odorants
Please see the call for applications, if you are interested in an RA position for graduate work (MS level) in these areas.
SPPRL Research Structure—Engineering Clinics
Research at SPPRL is conducted by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the faculty. SPPRL takes advantage of the Rowan Engineering’s unique hallmark of Engineering Clinics for this purpose. Engineering Clinic at Rowan is an 8-semester sequence where students work on real-world applications and/or cutting edge research. Students from each level, freshman through graduate, work in teams called integrated research and learning communities. Students are given tasks commensurate with their skills and abilities. Each clinic project is supervised by graduate students as well as the faculty. The projects in engineering clinics are generally externally funded typically through industry and/or government grants.
You may support SPPRL activities in a variety of ways:
Unrestricted support: SPPRL welcomes such supports which are typically used for funding undergraduate and/or graduate students. Unrestricted supports are considered philanthropic giving, and they are administered by the Rowan University foundation. This form of support is exempt from all administrative and indirect costs.
Engineering Clinic Projects: Projects with a smaller and more focused scope are typically funded at a rate of around $10,000 per semester, which includes basic materials, supplies, computing equipment and administrative costs. This is the most common form of funding we receive from the industry, as companies supporting engineering clinics are recognized and acknowledged by Rowan University as Research Affiliates.
Full Research Projects: Any project that has a substantial scope of considerable complexity are considered as full research projects. These projects are budgeted according to the scope, personnel and equipment requirements of the project.
Classes and Short Courses
The following courses are regularly taught by Dr. Polikar and/or other Rowan ECE faculty:
· Artificial Neural Networks
· Nondestructive Evaluation
· Digital Signal Processing / Adaptive Filters
· Digital Communications
Any of these courses can also be taught as a short course at your facility or at Rowan Hall. The wavelets course was recently taught for IEEE Philadelphia.
For more information on what SPPRL can do for your company / institution, please contact
Dr. Robi Polikar at
136 Rowan Hall, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08018
Phone: (856)256-5372 Fax: (856)256-5241
The initial funding for SPPRL is provided by National Science Foundation - Electrical and Communications Systems Division, Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks Subdivision through the CAREER program, under grant number ECS 0239090.
Signal Processing &
Pattern Recognition Laboratory