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Andreas Spanias

Andreas Spanias

Director, SenSIP Center, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

spanias@asu.edu

480-965-1837

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Director, SenSIP Center, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Biography

Andreas Spanias is Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also the founder and director of the SenSIP Center and industry consortium (now NSF I/UCRC site). His research interests are in the areas of adaptive signal processing, speech processing, and audio sensing. He and his student team developed the computer simulation software Java-DSP (J-DSP - ISBN 0-9724984-0-0). He and his team won the 2012 Premier award for their iPhone/iPad education app. He is author of two text books:Audio Processing and Coding by Wiley and DSP: An Interactive Approach -2nd Edition. He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as General Co-chair of IEEE ICASSP-99. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Vice-President for Conferences. Andreas Spanias is co-recipient of the 2002 IEEE Donald G. Fink paper prize award and was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2003. He served as Distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2004. He is a series editor for Morgan & Claypool publishers.

Dr. Spanias and his collaborators have worked on sustainability projects that entails analyzing signals and data from sensor networks deployed in solar power applications. As a professor and center director, he initiated in 2009 several sponsored activities focused on solar panel monitoring using sensors that provide irradiance, temperature, voltage, and current data. Since 2010, he and Dr. Tepedelenlioglu obtained six grants (4 industry and 2 NSF) for utility scale solar energy fault detection, optimization and monitoring. Funded research addressed:

  • Deploying sensors for individual solar panel monitoring;
  • Parametric models for utility scale solar panel arrays ;
  • Connection topologies for optimizing power solar panel arrays;
  • Shading and soiling effects on solar panels;
  • Faults and their effects on inverters and efficiency;
  • Developing machine learning algorithms for fault detection;
  • Experimental research in collaboration with the APS star facility to validate theoretical results.

Education

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1988
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1985
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1983

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Zhang, S., C. Tepedelenlioglu, M. Banavar and A. Spanias. 2017. Distributed node counting in wireless sensor networks in the presence of communication noise. IEEE Sensors Journal 17(4):1175-1186. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2016.2640943. (link )

2016

Berisha, V., A. Wisler, A. O. Hero and A. Spanias. 2016. Empirically estimable classification bounds based on a nonparametric divergence measure. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 64(3):580-591. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2015.2477805. (link )

Braun, H., S. T. Buddha, V. Krishnan, C. Tepedelenlioglu, A. Spanias, M. Banavar and D. Srinivasan. 2016. Topology reconfiguration for optimization of photovoltaic array output. Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks 6(Jun):58-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.segan.2016.01.003. (link )

Zhang, S., C. Tepedelenlioglu, M. Banavar and A. Spanias. 2016. Max consensus in sensor networks: Non-linear bounded transmission and additive noise. IEEE Sensors Journal 16(24):9089-9098. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2016.2612642. (link )

2015

Shah, M., C. Chakrabarti and A. Spanias. 2015. Within and cross-corpus speech emotion recognition using latent topic model-based features. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing 2015:Art. 4. DOI: 10.1186/s13636-014-0049-y. (link )

2014

Bi, X., S. Lee, J. F. Ranville, P. Sattigeri, A. Spanias, P. Herckes and P. Westerhoff. 2014. Quantitative resolution of nanoparticle sizes using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the K-means clustering algorithm. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 29(9):1630-1639. DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00109E. (link )

2012

Kim, H., B. Konnanath, P. Sattigeri, J. Wang, A. Mulchandani, N. Myung, M. A. Deshusses, A. Spanias and B. Bakkaloglu. 2012. Electronic-nose for detecting environmental pollutants: Signal processing and analog front-end design. Analog Integrated Circults and Signal Processing 70(1):15-32. DOI: 10.1007/s10470-011-9638-1. (link )

Shirsat, M. D., T. Sakar, J. Kakoullis, Jr., N. V. Myung, B. Konnanath, A. Spanias and A. Mulchandani. 2012. Porphyrin-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotube chemiresistive sensor arrays for VOCs. The Journal of Physical Chemistry 116(5):3845-3850. DOI: 10.1021/jp210582t. (link )

2010

Wichern, G., J. Xue, H. Thornburg, B. Mechtley and A. Spanias. 2010. Segmentation, indexing, and retrieval for environmental and natural sounds. IEEE Transactions of Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 18(3):688-707. DOI: 10.1109/TASL.2010.2041384. (link )

2006

Ahmed, K. I., C. Tepedelenlioglu and A. Spanias. 2006. Performance of precoded OFDM with channel estimation error. IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing 54(3):1165-1171. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2005.862898. (link )

Chakravarthy, N., K. Tsakalis, L. D. Iasemidis and A. Spanias. 2006. A multi-dimensional scheme for controlling unstable periodic orbits in chaotic systems. Physics Letters A 349(1-4):116-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2005.08.087. (link )

2004

Chakravarthy, N., A. Spanias, L. D. Iasemidis and K. S. Tsakalis. 2004. Autoregressive modeling and feature analysis of DNA sequences. EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing 1:13-28. DOI: 10.1155/S111086570430925X. (link )

1994

Spanias, A. 1994. Speech coding: A tutorial review. Proceedings if the IEEE 82(10):1541-1582. DOI: 10.1109/5.326413. (link )

Books

2014

Spanias, A. 2014. DSP - An Interactive Approach, Second Edition. Lulu Press On-Demand Publishers. Morrisville, NC. ISBN: 978-1-4675-9892-7.

Thiagarajan, J. J., K. N. Ramamurthy, P. Turaga and A. Spanias. 2014. Image Understanding Using Sparse Representations. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: 10.2200/S00563ED1V01Y20140IVM015. ISBN: 978-1627053594.

2013

Kovvali, N., M. Banavar and A. Spanias. 2013. An Introduction to Kalman Filtering with MATLAB Examples. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: 10.2200/S00534ED1V01Y201309SPR012. ISBN: 978-1627051392. (link )

2012

Banavar, M., H. Braun, S. T. Buddha, V. Krishnan, A. Spanias, S. Takada, T. Takehara, C. Tepedelenlioglu and T. Yeider. 2012. Signal Processing for Solar Array Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Optimization. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: 0.2200/S00425ED1V01Y201206PEL004. ISBN: 9781608459483.

2008

Foutz, J., A. Spanias and M. Banavar. 2008. Narrowband Direction of Arrival Estimation for Antenna Arrays. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: 10.2200/S00118ED1V01Y200805ANT008. ISBN: 9781598296501. (link )

2007

Spanias, A., T. Painter and V. Atti. 2007. Audio Signal Processing and Coding. Wiley-Interscience. ISBN: 978-0471791478.

Book Chapters

2016

Miller, S., X. Zhang and A. Spanias. 2016. Multipath effects in GPS receivers. In: Tranter, W. ed., Synthesis Lectures on Communications. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: 2200/S00682ED1V01Y201511COM011. ISBN: 9781627059312. (link )

Zhang, X., C. Tepedelenlioglu, M. Banavar and A. Spanias. 2016. Node localization in wireless sensor networks. In: Tranter, W. ed., Synthesis Lectures on Communications. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. DOI: http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00742ED1V01Y201611COM012. ISBN: 9781627054850. (link )

Conference Papers

2012

Braun, H., S. T. Buddha, V. Krishnan, A. Spanias, C. Tepedelenlioglu, T. Yeider and T. Takehara. 2012. Signal processing for fault detection in photovoltaic arrays. Pp. 1681-1684 Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Koyto. (link )

Buddha, S., H. Braun, V. Krishnan, C. Tepedelenlioglu, A. Spanias, T. Yeider and T. Takehara. 2012. Signal processing for photovoltaic applications. Pp. 115-118 Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications (ESPA). 2012 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications (ESPA). Las Vegas, NV. (link )

Patents

2016

Santucci, V., M. Banavar, C. Tepedelenlioglu and A. Spanias. 2016. Energy-efficient distributed estimation using nonlinear amplifliers. Patent US 9,461,676, Issue date: October 4, 2016.

Zhang, X., M. Banavar, C. Tepedelenlioglu and A. Spanias. 2016. Maximum likelihood localization in the presence of channel uncertainties. Patent US 9,507,011, Issue date: November 29, 2016.

2015

Berisha, K. V. and A. Spanias. 2015. Method and system for determining an auditory pattern of an audio segment. Patent US 20110150229 A1, Issue date: June 2015.