Douglas Cochran

Cochran_DouglasWEBAssociate Professor
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GWC 664

Research expertise
Sensor signal processing, applied harmonic analysis, detection theory.

Douglas Cochran joined the ASU faculty in 1989. Between 2000 and 2005 and again from 2008 through 2010, he was on assignment to program management positions in federal agencies, first at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and subsequently at the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He served as Assistant Dean for Research in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering between 2005 and 2008. Before coming to ASU, he was a senior scientist at BBN Laboratories. Professor Cochran has served as a visiting scientist at the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organisation, as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as general co-chair for the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and the 1997 U.S.-Australia Workshop on Defense Signal Processing. He holds Ph.D. and S.M. degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard University and degrees in mathematics from UCSD and MIT.

Collaborations and industry affiliations
Cochran,Douglas * . MURI: Value-centered Information Theory for Adaptive Learning, Inference, Tracking, and Exploitation (VITALITE). UNIV OF MICHIGAN (8/22/2011 – 12/21/2012).
Cochran,Douglas * . Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment – Dr. Douglas Cochran. DOD-Wright-Patterson AFB (10/20/2008 – 7/13/2010).
Cochran,Douglas * . Reed-Muller Sampling Matrices, Fast Reconstruction, and Null Space Properties in Compressive Sensing. PRINCETON UNIV (7/7/2008 – 6/30/2009).
Gelb,Anne * , Cochran,Douglas , Eubank,Randall , Renaut,RosemaryAnne , Roudenko,Svetlana , . FRG: Collaborative Research: Integrated Mathematical Methods in Medical imaging. NSF-MPS-DMS (8/15/2007 – 7/31/2012).
Wang,Joseph * Wang,Joseph * Cochran,Douglas Tao,Nongjian . Sensor System for Explosive Detection Based on Multiple Orthogonal Detection Schemes. MOTOROLA LABS (7/20/2007 – 6/28/2008).

Professional preparation
Ph.D., applied mathematics, Harvard University, 1990
S.M., applied mathematics, Harvard University, 1986
M.A., mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1980
S.B., mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979

Recognition and awards
Top 5% of Fulton School of Engineering Teaching Faculty Commendation, 2007
U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2005
Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, 1996-1997

Professional associations
IEEE Senior Member

Selected publication
D. Cochran, A. Gelb, and Y. Wang, “Edge Detection from Truncated Fourier Data Using Spectral Mollifers,” Advances in Computational Mathematics, vol. 36, no. 3, March 2012.

A.O. Hero III and D. Cochran, “Sensor Management: Past, Present, and Future” (Invited Paper), IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 3064—3075, December 2011.

A. Viswanathan, A. Gelb, and D. Cochran, “Iterative Design of Concentration Factors for Jump Detection,” Journal of Scientific Computing, 2011.

K. Ni, S. Datta, P. Mahanti, S. Roudenko, and D. Cochran, “Efficient Deterministic Compressed Sensing for Images with Chirps and Reed-Muller Sequences,” SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 931—953, September 2011.

D. Cochran, S.D. Howard, and B. Moran, “Operator-Theoretic Modeling and Waveform Design for Radar in the Presence of Doppler,” Proceedings of IEEE RadarCon, pp. 774—777, May 2012.

B. Moran, S. D. Howard, and D. Cochran, “An information-geometric approach to sensor scheduling” (Invited paper), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 5261—5264,April 2012.