Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Laboratory

Robi Polikar

Our New Home

We are now located at the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center at South Jersey Tech Park.

SPPRL Areas of Interest and Strength

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: Please see our publications and grants for further information.
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.

Supporting SPPRL

You may support SPPRL activities in a variety of ways:

SPPRL Presence Around the World

SPPRL makes its presence known all over the world: SPPRL work has been presented at dozens of conferences covering almost 40 cities / 20 countries around the world! For potential students thinking joining our lab, this is a great opportunity to disseminate your work and meet other researchers. For sponsors supporting SPPRL, it is a great opportunity to get proper recognition and name recognition all over the world. Click on the picture (right) to see a larger version of the map showing SPPRL presence over the world.

Classes and Short Courses

The following courses are regularly taught by Dr. Polikar and/or other Rowan ECE faculty: 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:

(856) 256-5372

Machine Learning research at Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Laboratory is primarily funded by National Science Foundation Power, Controls and Adaptive Systems program and through the CAREER program , under grants ECS 0239090, ECCS 0926159, and ECCS 1310496