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  • Decentralized Signal Processing and Distributed Control for Collaborative Autonomous Sensor Networks

    Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ryan Alan Goldhahn & Priyadip Ray, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Talk Title: Decentralized Signal Processing and Distributed Control for Collaborative Autonomous Sensor Networks

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Collaborative autonomous sensor networks have recently been used in many applications including inspection, law enforcement, search and rescue, and national security. They offer scalable, low-cost solutions which are robust to the loss of multiple sensors in hostile or dangerous environments. While often comprised of less capable sensors, the performance of a large network can approach the performance of far more capable and expensive platforms if nodes are effectively coordinating their sensing actions and data processing. This talk will summarize work to date at LLNL on distributed signal processing and decentralized optimization algorithms for collaborative autonomous sensor networks, focusing on ADMM-based solutions for detection/estimation problems and sequential and/or greedy optimization solutions which maximize submodular functions such as mutual information.

    Biography: Ryan Goldhahn holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Duke University with a focus in statistical and model-based signal processing. Ryan joined the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) as a researcher in 2010 and later as the project lead for an effort to use multiple unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to detect and track submarines using multi-static active sonar. In this work he developed collaborative autonomous behaviors to optimally reposition UUVs to improve tracking performance without human intervention. He led several experiments at sea with submarines from multiple NATO nations. At LLNL Ryan has continued to work and lead projects in collaborative autonomy and model-based and statistical signal processing in various applications. He has specifically focused on decentralized detection/estimation/tracking and optimization algorithms for autonomous sensor networks.

    Priyadip Ray received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University in 2009. His Ph.D. dissertation received the Syracuse University All-University Doctoral Prize. Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Ray was an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India where he supervised a research group of approximately 10 scholars in the areas of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, optimization, machine learning and Bayesian non-parametrics. Prior to this he was a research scientist with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Ray has published close to 40 research articles in various highly-rated journals and conference proceedings and is also a reviewer for leading journals in the areas of statistical signal processing, wireless communications and data science. At LLNL, Dr. Ray has been the PI/Co-I on multiple LDRDs as well as a DARPA funded research effort in the areas of machine learning for healthcare and collaborative autonomy.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White


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