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UCL and Duke University Research Collaboration

Adaptive Compressive Sensing: Foundations and Applications

Dr Miguel Rodrigues from the Communications and Information Systems Group has recently been awarded a grant from the Royal Society International Exchange Scheme titled 'Adaptive Compressive Sensing: Foundations and Applications'. It will support a collaboration with Professor Robert Calderbank - Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University - during the next two years. The award will cover travel expenses to facilitate academic exchange between the two leading institutions.

The recent years have witnessed the emergence of a new sensing and acquisition modality that offers the means to succinctly and effectively represent the salient information of signals with no loss. This emerging sensing modality, emblematically known as Compressive Sensing, has been shown to have a myriad of applications ranging from signal, image and video compression and processing, to communications to medicine.

The overarching goal of the research project is to lay the foundations of yet another emerging and more capable sensing modality by leveraging synergistically complementary expertise at UCL and Duke University in the USA. Adaptive Compressive Sensing, where one learns as one senses, can lead to further gains in relation to Compressive Sensing.

Another goal of the research project is to translate the theory to practice by considering problems associated with compressive imaging and video, compressive hyper-spectral, infrared and X-ray imaging, tomography as well as problems associated with general data characterized by counts, e.g. document classification based on topic models.