B.S. (E.E.) New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 1976
M.S. (E.E.) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1977
Ph.D. (E.E.) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1981
Communications and information processing area. Special interests include stochastic processes in communication, detection and estimation theory, information theory and coding, multidimensional digital signal processing, optical communications systems.
Present research activities are focused on data/bandwidth compression techniques in the context of image coding and transmission, including: combined source and channel encoding of image data with emphasis on the use of two-dimensional (2-D) Differential Pulse Code Modulation methods; communication system performance evaluation using different modulation and coding strategies in conjunction with both Gaussian and fading channel characterizations; and application of rate-distortion theoretic principles to image transmission system design and the development of performance bounds.
Recent research efforts include investigation of combined source-channel coding approaches to 2-D transform and hybrid image coding techniques; development of new rational rate convolutional code constructions and decoding procedures; stochastic image modeling and segmentation for real-world imagery analysis and/or transmission; and analysis of fiber optic communication systems.
daut @ ece.rutgers.edu