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IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging

In this work, a new nonlinear framework is presented for superior reconstructions in ultrasound-modulated optical tomography. The framework is based on minimizing a functional comprising of least squares data fitting term along with additional sparsity priors that promote high contrast, subject to the photon-propagation diffusion equation. The resulting optimization problem is solved using a sequential quadratic Hamiltonian scheme, based on the Pontryagin’s maximum principle, that does not involve semi-smooth calculus and is easy to implement.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

This paper addresses the target localization problem using time-of-arrival (TOA)-based technique under the non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environment. To alleviate the adverse effect of the NLOS error on localization, a total least square framework integrated with a regularization term (RTLS) is utilized, and with which the localization problem can get rid of the ill-posed issue. However, it is challenging to figure out the exact solution for the considered localization problem.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Deep neural networks in deep learning have been widely demonstrated to have higher accuracy and distinct advantages over traditional machine learning methods in extracting data features. While convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have shown great success in feature extraction and audio classification, it is important to note that real-time audios are dependent on previous scenes. Also, the main drawback of deep learning algorithms is that they need a huge number of datasets to indicate their efficient performance.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

In this letter, we propose a novel linguistic steganographic method that directly conceals a token-level secret message in a seemingly-natural steganographic text generated by the off-the-shelf BERT model equipped with Gibbs sampling. Compared with all modification based linguistic steganographic methods, the proposed method does not modify a given cover text. Instead, the proposed method utilizes the secret message to directly generate the steganographic text.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Discriminative correlation filter (DCF)-based methods applied for UAV object tracking have received widespread attention due to their high efficiency. However, these methods are usually troubled by the boundary effect. Besides, the violent environment variations severely confuse trackers that neglect temporal environmental changes among consecutive frames, leading to unwanted tracking drift. In this letter, we propose a novel DCF-based tracking method to promote the insensitivity of the tracker under uncertain environmental changes.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Audio-guided face reenactment aims to generate authentic target faces that have matched facial expression of the input audio, and many learning-based methods have successfully achieved this. However, most methods can only reenact a particular person once trained or suffer from the low-quality generation of the target images. Also, nearly none of the current reenactment works consider the model size and running speed that are important for practical use.

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

In this paper, we propose an enhancing steganographic scheme by random generation and ensemble stego selection. Different from existing steganography that only focuses on distortion function designing, our scheme considers both distortion model and optimized stego generation. In specific, for given cover, we firstly train an universal steganalyzer to calculate its gradient map, which is referenced to randomly adjust cost distribution of this cover. 

November 29 - December 2, 2022
Location: Hybrid - Madrid, Spain

September 5-7, 2022
Location: Lippstadt, Germany

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Stellenbosch University

Postdoctoral research position:

Localisation of  the Mozilla Common Voice platform for South African languages

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

University Paris-Saclay

A full professor position is opened in Statistical Signal Processing at University Paris-Saclay and L2S, France.

Teaching

Teaching in signal processing in the Bachelor and Master programs in Electrical Engineering (E3A) of the Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay, and occasionally, in the engineering program of Polytech Paris-Saclay.

Pedagogical goals and needs for training

IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks

Decentralized stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is a driving engine for decentralized federated learning (DFL). The performance of decentralized SGD is jointly influenced by inter-node communications and local updates. In this paper, we propose a general DFL framework, which implements both multiple local updates and multiple inter-node communications periodically, to strike a balance between communication efficiency and model consensus.

IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks

Given a sequence of random (directed and weighted) graphs, we address the problem of online monitoring and detection of changes in the underlying data distribution. Our idea is to endow sequential change-point detection (CPD) techniques with a graph representation learning substrate based on the versatile Random Dot Product Graph (RDPG) model. We consider efficient, online updates of a judicious monitoring function, which quantifies the discrepancy between the streaming graph observations and the nominal RDPG.

IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks

Due to their effectiveness in capturing similarities between different entities, graphical models are widely used to represent datasets that reside on irregular and complex manifolds. Graph signal processing offers support to handle such complex datasets. In this paper, we propose a novel graph filter design method for semi-supervised data classification.

IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks

In this paper, the joint state and fault estimation problem is investigated for a class of discrete-time complex networks with measurement saturations and stochastic nonlinearities. The difference between the actual measurement and the saturated measurement is regarded as an unknown input and the system is thus re-organized as a singular system. An appropriate estimator is designed for each node which aims to estimate the system states and the loss of the actuator effectiveness simultaneously.

Telecom SudParis

Presentation of the activities and context of the position:

Télécom SudParis is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor in Statistical Signal Processing. The strategic objective of recruitment is to meet the demand for training for specialists in the theory and application of signal processing in the fast-growing fields of data science, signal processing, information theory, and digital communications.

University of Lausanne

Machine learning and specifically deep learning techniques are promising tools in medical image analysis and they have demonstrated very good performances in many tasks, such as image segmentation. These techniques are though data demanding and as such they need large-scale cohorts, often multi-centric datasets.

Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected recently to the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ) as a foreign associate. EAJ is composed of leading experts from academia, industry, and government institutions who possess a wide range of knowledge and have made outstanding contributions in engineering and technological sciences, and closely related fields...

IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing

The objective of meta-learning is to exploit knowledge obtained from observed tasks to improve adaptation to unseen tasks. Meta-learners are able to generalize better when they are trained with a larger number of observed tasks and with a larger amount of data per task. Given the amount of resources that are needed, it is generally difficult to expect the tasks, their respective data, and the necessary computational capacity to be available at a single central location.

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