News

Our lab is moving. Please visit our new page: http://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/alina-zare/

 

February 3, 2017

The Machine Learning and Sensing Laboratory at the University of Florida has an opening for a post-doctoral research associate to develop computer vision and machine learning algorithms for a novel back-scatter x-ray system. Please see the ad here.

 

December 13, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Xiaoxiao Du for passing the ECE comprehensive exam.

 

December 13, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Changzhe Jiao for passing the ECE comprehensive exam.

 

November 15, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Anand Seethepalli who successfully completed his Master’s Thesis Defense today!  His thesis was entitled, “Multi-camera High-throughput Phenotyping System.”

 

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Hao Sun who successfully completed his Master’s Thesis Defense today!  His thesis was entitled, “Map-guided Hyperspectral Image Superpixel Segmentation Using Semi-supervised Partial Membership Latent Dirichlet Allocation.”

 

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Sheng Zou who successfully completed his Master’s Thesis Defense today!  His thesis was entitled, “Semi-supervised Interactive Unmixing for Hyperspectral Image Analysis.”

 

October 3, 2016

Dr. Alina Zare begins her appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Florida. Please see: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/alina-zare/

 

September 8, 2016

Our recent PhD graduate and alumna Dr. Chao Chen’s work on Partial Membership Latent Dirichlet Allocation (PM-LDA) for image segmentation was featured in an MU Engineering news story.

 

August 20, 2016

Changzhe Jiao and Princess Lyons presented their poster “Heartbeat Characterization from Ballistocardiogram Signals using Extended Functions of Multiple Instances” at EMBC 2016 conference in Orlando, FL.

 

July 19, 2016

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TigerSense Lab hosted the 2016 High School Summer Camp ECE activities.

 

April 28, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Sheng Zou for passing the ECE Qualifying Exam!

 

April 13, 2016
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Congratulations to our labmate Princess Lyons for being honored by the 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering for leadership, service and academic and career success! Please see related news story.

 

April 6, 2016

Congratulations to our labmate Dr. Chao Chen who successfully completed her Doctoral Dissertation Defense today!  Her dissertation was entitled, “Partial Membership Latent Dirichlet Allocation.” Our lab’s first Ph.D. graduate!

 

March 29, 2016

The 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Results was announced. Congratulations to Angelique Taylor, an alumna of our lab, who was an awardee in the prestigious NSF GRFP 2016 competition! She was selected by NSF from close to 17,000 applications this year. Her accomplishments were mentioned in an MU Engineering news story.

 

March 25, 2016

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The Mizzou chapter of IEEE hosted a robotics competition, ZouMo Bot. Good job to our labmates Brendan Alvey, Princess Lyons, Gbenga Omotara and Joshua Alewel who participated in this event. Pictures of this event can be seen here. The above is the ZouMo Bot designed by Joshua Alewel and his team.

 

March 8, 2016

Dr. Alina Zare was named as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensoring (TGRS). Please see related MU Engineering news story.

 

March 5, 2016

The lab’s research project “Climate Adaptation and Sustainability in Switchgrass” was featured in the following articles:

 

March 2, 2016

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Exciting lab group pictures!

 

February 21, 2016

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Congratulations to our labmate Brendan Alvey and his team who won first place software hack at Hack Illinois 2016! Please see the related news story.

 

February 6, 2016

New Research Assistantship opportunity available! Details please see here.

 

January 07, 2016

Dr. Alina Zare presented at University of Florida Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series on our lab’s work in “Multiple Instance Learning Approaches for Target Characterization”. Seminar details can be found here.

 

December 19, 2015

Congratulations to our labmates Brendan Alvey and Huy Trinh who graduated with their Bachelor’s degrees from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department today!

 

December 4, 2015

The 2015 McNair Journal has been published. Angelique Taylor, an alumna of our lab, was a McNair scholar and listed in this year’s journal.

 

December 3, 2015

Congratulations to our labmate Matt Cook who successfully completed his Master’s Thesis Defense today!  His thesis was entitled, “Task Driven Extended Functions of Multiple Instances.”

 

November 20, 2015

The lab’s work on sonar images of the ocean floor was featured in a nice MU Engineering article.

 

November 18, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare presented at Los Alamos National Lab’s Information Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Series on our lab’s work in “Multiple Instance Learning Approaches for Target Characterization”.

 

November 9, 2015

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Our new projector is up and running!

 

October 31, 2015

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TigerSense Annual Halloween Party!

 

October 27, 2015

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Dean Loboa visited TigerSense. We enjoyed giving her a tour of the lab and discussing our research.

 

September 30, 2015

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The lab went putt-putt golfing for our social event.

 

August 24, 2015

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We have an awesome new lab sign!

 

June 9, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare and her collaboration in an interdisciplinary sensor project was featured in a nice MU Engineering article.

 

May 20, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare and our NSF project was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Mizzou Magazine.

 

May 16, 2015

Congratulations to our labmates Angelique Taylor and Yuning Wang for graduating this weekend!  Angelique will be attending graduate school at the University of Notre Dame.  Yuning will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. We wish you both the best!

 

April 29, 2015

Congratulations to our labmate Chao Chen for passing the ECE comprehensive exam.

 

April 24, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare was featured in a nice article “Telling the Story of Computer Engineering” in SyndicateMizzou.

 

April 24, 2015

Congratulations to our labmate Xiaoxiao Du for winning third place in the Graduate Category of the 8th annual MU Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Poster Contest! Her poster was entitled, “Possibilistic Context Identification for SAS Imagery.”
Photos of the event can be seen on the MU IEEE CIS Facebook page.

 

April 23, 2015

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Xiaoxiao Du’s first conference presentation. She presented her work on sea-bed mapping using synthetic aperture sonar at SPIE DSS 2015 in Baltimore, MD. She did an excellent job presenting her work!

 

February 21, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare and her insights on sensor fusion were featured in an article “Sensor Fusion: Deriving Information from Data” in the Earth Imaging Journal.

 

February 20, 2015

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The lab went bowling to celebrate Changzhe’s first journal paper acceptance.

 

February 6, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare will be presenting the lab’s work on “Remote Sensing Analysis with Imprecise & Uncertain Data” in the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering “Info Tech Speaker Series” Seminar. The presentation will be held on Friday, February 6th at 10:40am.

 

February 5, 2015

Dr. Alina Zare will be presenting the lab’s work on “Underwater Scene Understanding using Synthetic Aperture SONAR” in the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering “Info Tech Speaker Series” Seminar. The presentation will be held on Thursday, February 5th at 11:45am in CSE Building 404, Gainesville, FL.

 

November 17, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Changzhe Jiao for passing the ECE Qualifying Exam!

 

October 31, 2014

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Photos from our lab’s annual Halloween party.

 

September 30, 2014

Dr. Alina Zare was awarded the NGA New Investigator Program (NIP) award to fund the lab’s research on “Functions of Multiple Instances for Hyperspectral Analysis”!

 

May 22, 2014

Dr. Alina Zare was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award!
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May 9, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Piyush Khopkar who successfully completed his Master’s Thesis Defense today!  His thesis was entitled, “Hyperspectral Unmixing and Band Weighting for Multiple Endmember Sets.”

 

April 30, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Changzhe Jiao for winning second place in the Graduate Category of the 7th annual MU Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Poster Contest! His poster was entitled, “Hyperspectral Target Concept Learning and Detection with Label Uncertainty.”
Photos of the event can be seen on the MU IEEE CIS Facebook page.

 

April 29, 2014

Congratulations to our labmates Xiaoxiao Du and Chao Chen for passing the ECE Qualifying Exam!

 

April 8, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Angelique Taylor for being chosen to be a participant in the McNair Scholars Program!

 

March 14, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Alina Zare for being awarded with the MU College of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award! This award is given by the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri to recognize junior faculty members who have shown outstanding research achievements.

 

March 13, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Kaylie Vogt for being awarded the “Outstanding Junior” award in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department during the College of Engineering Outstanding Student Awards Banquet!!

 

March 7, 2014

Congratulations to our labmate Matt Cook who has been accepted into the competitive Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for this coming summer. Matt will be conducting research at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City Beach!

 

February 15, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Alina Zare for being elevated to a Senior Member of the IEEE.  Less than 7% of the IEEE membership has been elevated to Senior Member.

 

February 11, 2014

Dr. Alina Zare will be presenting the lab’s work on image and data analysis during Food for the Twenty-First Century Bioprocessing and Biosensing Seminar Series. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 11th at 4:00 PM at 105 Agriculture Engineering  Building.

 

December 13, 2013

Congratulations to our labmate Matthew Cook who graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department today!

 

November 21, 2013

Dr. Alina Zare will be  presenting the lab’s work on “Autonomous Hyperspectral Image Analysis for Scene Understanding” in the University of Missouri’s Forestry Departmental Seminar.  The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 4pm in 210 ABNR Bldg.

 

November 19, 2013

Dr. Alina Zare will be presenting the lab’s work on “Underwater Scene Understanding” in the University of Missouri’s Faculty-to-Faculty Modeling Seminar.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from Noon-1pm in the Bond Life Sciences Center (Room 121 LSC).

 

November 18, 2013

Congratulations to our labmate Xiaoxiao Du who successfully completed her Master’s Thesis Defense today!  Her thesis was entitled, “Accounting for Spectral Variability in Hyperspectral Unmixing using Beta Endmember Distributions.”

 

March 15, 2013

Congratulations to our labmate Xiaoxiao Du who was awarded the “Outstanding Master’s Student” award at the 2013 Missouri Honors Awards Banquet!  Please see the related news story here: http://engineering.missouri.edu/2013/10/ece-faculty-staff-students-honored-at-annual-banquet/

 

December 7, 2012

Congratulations to our labmate Josephine Dula who successfully completed her Master’s Thesis Defense today!  Her thesis was entitled, “Landmine Classification using Possibilistic K-Nearest Neighbors with Wideband Electromagnetic Induction Data.”