EE381K-14 Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing - Projects

Brian L. Evans

Contents: objective - guidelines - ideas - format

Projects: Spring 2008 - Spring 2005 - Spring 2003 - Fall 2000 - Fall 1998 - Fall 1996

Project Objective

The primary outcome of this course will be a project, which all totaled will count for half of the final grade. The focus of your project should be the theory, algorithms, and design of multidimensional signal processing systems. The field of multidimensional signal processing is quite broad. It includes the various fields of still image processing, such as enhancement, restoration, halftoning, scanning, interpolation, segmentation, and compression. It also includes image sequence processing, such as seismic data processing, video processing, and biomedical imaging. It also includes spatial array signal processing, such as radar and sonar signal processing, and multichannel signal processing, such as surround sound spatial audio signal processing.

The project will be split into a literature survey and a research report. The literature survey, which is due in the middle of the semester, will summarize and evaluate at least three key journal papers on a particular topic. The research report, which is due at the end of the semester, will describe the problem you have addressed, previous approaches to the problem, the original research you conducted over the semester, and an implementation of the key ideas.

A successful project will demonstrate a grasp on the literature on the subject and familiarity with relevant software. The research report for a successful project will likely be of sufficient quality for submission to an IEEE conference. The class is well-timed to submit results to the IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers because its submission deadline is June 1st. I've compiled a list of deadlines for upcoming conferences to which you might consider submitting your final report.

Project Guidelines

These guidelines are taken from Prof. Edward A. Lee's guidelines for projects in his Specification and Modeling of Reactive Real-Time Systems course at the University of California at Berkeley:

Project Ideas

A good starting place for ideas for the project is the required and supplemental books for the course. Once you are considering a particular topic, the next step is to read the relevant sections of textbooks and skim a few of the papers referenced. Two key Web sites for researching papers are:
  1. IEEE Explore Online Publications Database has record of all IEEE conference and journal papers since 1950, including text abstracts and PDF versions of the complete paper.
  2. INSPEC database, which lists titles and abstracts of technical papers from all disciplines published since 1969.
The seminal work in a particular field will likely have occurred in the 1960s or 1970s, or have its roots in key publications in the 1960s or 1970s.

Projects based on applications follow:

A project on algorithm development follows. A project with a CAD emphasis follows. Active related research groups at UT Austin:

Last updated 02/16/08.