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Douglas Cochran

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Douglas Cochran joined the the ASU faculty in 1989. Before coming to ASU, he was a senior scientist at BBN Laboratories. Professor Cochran has served as program manager for mathematics in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as a consultant for the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organisation, as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as general co-chair of the 1999 IEEE International Conference for Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing and the 1997 U.S.-Australia Workshop on Defense Signal Processing.

Professor Cochran is a member of the Barrett Honors Faculty, and he was Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Barrett Honors College in 2014-15. His research is in mathematical aspects of remote sensing, particularly for national security applications.

 

 

Education

1990, Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
1986, S.M. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
1980, M.A. Mathematics, University of California - San Diego
1979, S.B. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 203Signals and Systems I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MAT 590Reading and Conference
STP 591Seminar
MAT 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MAT 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 554Random Signal Theory
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 550Transform Theory/Applications
EEE 556Detection/Estimation Theory
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MAT 590Reading and Conference
MAT 591Seminar
STP 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MAT 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 554Random Signal Theory
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MAT 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 350Random Signal Analysis
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 494Special Topics
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
MAT 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MAT 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 203Signals and Systems I
EEE 350Random Signal Analysis
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 494Special Topics
EEE 550Transform Theory/Applications
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MAT 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 556Detection/Estimation Theory
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MAT 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science & Technology, 2015-2016
  • ASU Barrett Honors College, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2014-2015
  • IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Multi-channel Coherence in Radar, Sonar, and Spectrum Sensing
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Top 5% of Faculty Award, 2007, 2014, 2016
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2005
  • ASU College of Engineering, Teaching Excellence Award, 1997
  • IBM Graduate Fellow, 1986-1988
Editorships
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Birkhäuser Series in Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1999-2001.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Sampling Theory in Signal and Image Processing—An International Journal, 1999-2004.
Service
  • Program Manager for Mathematics, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 2008-2010
  • Program Manager, Applied and Computational Mathematics Program, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2000-2005
Consulting
  • Physical Layer Systems LLC (Network Signal Processing)
  • Matrix Research Inc. (Radar Signal Detection)
  • Numerica Corporation (Network Signal Processing)
  • Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Radar Signal Detection and Classification)
  • Prometheus, Inc. (Signal processing, Decision modeling)
  • Phoenix Advanced Technology Research Group (Sonar Signal Processing)
  • Motorola Strategic Electronics Division (Signal Detection and Estimation)
  • Resonex Corporation (Medical Imaging)
Industry Positions

Senior Scientist, BBN Systems & Technologies, Cambridge MA, 1978-1989.