Structured Sparse and Low-Rank Representations for Multimodal Recognition

We are pleased to announce that ECE Assistant Professor Vishal Patel is recipient of the 2016 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award.

The goal of Dr. Patel’s project is to develop robust and efficient methods for learning structured representations of multimodal data. In particular, he will develop methods for multimodal metric learning and multimodal data fusion based on sparse and low-rank representations.

The Office of Naval Research awarded the ONR YIP to 47 scientists whose exceptionally creative research holds promise across a range of naval-relevant science and technology areas, from robotics to solar cells.

Awardees represent 34 academic institutions across the country, in disciplines including optoelectronics, corrosion, biofilms, organic semiconductors, structural dynamics, combustion, ocean-atmospheric interaction, metamaterials, energetic materials, active flow control, efficient computing, foodborne diseases and warfighter training.

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All 2016 recipients: