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Marco Duarte to Receive Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award

Marco Duarte

Marco Duarte

Associate Professor Marco Duarte of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has been selected to receive the 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, which will be recognized at the 2021 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, & Signal Processing (ICASSP) Awards Ceremony, scheduled for June 6 to 11 in Toronto. Duarte’s winning paper, published in 2008, is titled “Single-Pixel Imaging via Compressive Sampling: Building simpler, smaller, and less-expensive digital cameras.

In the winning paper, Duarte and six co-authors “present a new approach to building simpler, smaller, and cheaper digital cameras that can operate efficiently across a broader spectral range than conventional silicon-based cameras,” as the paper explains. “The approach fuses a new camera architecture based on a digital micromirror device with the new mathematical theory and algorithms of compressive sampling.”

Duarte explains that “The paper presented one of the first implementations of the recently proposed compressive sampling framework, which allows for acquisition of signals from a small number of samples and/or sensors. The approach presented in this paper has been implemented in a variety of technologies; the paper itself has received more than 3,000 citations.”

Duarte collaborated with co-authors Mark A. Davenport, Dharmpal Takhar, Jason N. Laska, Ting Sun, Kevin F. Kelly, and Richard G. Baraniuk on the winning paper.

ICASSP is the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s flagship conference on signal processing and its applications.

As ICASSP says, “The 46th edition of ICASSP will be held in the dynamic city of Toronto, Canada; one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The program will include keynotes by pre-eminent international speakers, cutting-edge tutorial topics, and forward-looking special sessions. ICASSP also provides a great networking opportunity with a wide range of like-minded professionals from academia, industry, and government organizations.” (January 2021)