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Arts, media and engineering research

The School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University in collaboration with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA) has established a concentration in Arts, Media and Engineering. This concentration is available both for the MS and the PhD programs (not available for MSE). Students admitted in this program take two-thirds of their courses, research, and thesis credits from the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and one-third of the credits from the Arts, Media and Engineering program.

Research activities

The Arts, Media and Engineering program (AME) represents an ambitious interdisciplinary research community at ASU that is focused on the parallel development of media hardware, software, content, and theory. The AME is a joint effort of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA) and of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. AME research addresses the discontinuum that exists between media content and media technologies, through a paradigm shift in media and arts training. The objective is to produce a new kind of hybrid graduate students who draw their creativity from the arts and their methodology from engineering sciences. AME trains students to integrate principles of DSP and multimedia computing with artistic ideas and objectives, with the goal of enabling new paradigms of human-machine experience that directly address societal needs and facilitate knowledge.

Courses

EE Courses for the AME Concentration

Students can take courses from the following EE subjects to satisfy the EE portion of the AME concentration. Other EE courses could be taken with the approval of the AME concentration advisor.

EEE 407 – Digital Signal Processing
EEE 455 – Communication Systems
EEE 459 – Communication Networks
EEE 480 – Controls Systems
EEE 506 – Digital Spectral Analysis
EEE 505 – Time-varying Signal Processing
EEE 507 – Multidimensional Signal Processing
EEE 508 – Digital Image Processing and Compression
EEE 550 – Transform Theory and Applications
EEE 551 – Information Coding Theory
EEE 552 – Digital Communications
EEE 553 – Coding and Cryptography
EEE 554 – Random Signal Theory
EEE 555 – Modeling and Performance Analysis
EEE 556 – Detection and Estimation Theory
EEE 558 – Wireless Communications
EEE 581 – Filtering and Stochastic Processes
EEE 606 – Adaptive Signal Processing
EEE 607 – Speech Coding for Multimedia Communications

AME and EE thesis/research credits (M.S.)
EEE 592 – EE Research
EEE 599 – EE Thesis
AME 592 – AME Research
AME 599– AME Thesis

AME and EE dissertation/research credits (Ph.D.)
EEE 792 – Research
EEE 799 – Dissertation
AME 792 – Research
AME 799 – Dissertation

Arts, media and engineering faculty research interests

Activity analysis

Grisha Coleman

Grisha Coleman
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Relationships between physiological, technological and ecological systems.

Todd Ingalls

Todd Ingalls
Assistant Director, Research Professor

Research Interests
Gestural communication and embodied media interaction, affect in music, and algorithmic media composition as well as novel mediated environments for stroke and Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation.

Loren Olson

Loren Olson
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests
Mixed reality rehabilitation, interaction architecture, and media systems for education

Xin Wei Sha

Xin Wei Sha
Professor

Research Interests
Ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy

Pavan Turaga

Pavan Turaga
Associate Professor
Joint appointment with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Research Interests
Computer vision, human activity analysis, machine learning, rehabilitation and preventive interventions

Computer vision

Robert LiKamWa

Robert LiKamWa
Assistant Professor
Joint appointment with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Research Interests
Mobile operating systems; mobile computer architecture; low-power mobile systems; computational imaging systems; computer vision systems; augmented reality systems; virtual reality systems; holographic computing

David Tinapple

David Tinapple
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Complex cognitive strategies employed by people at the intersection of technology and work, and designing better tools and systems for teaching and learning.

Pavan Turaga

Pavan Turaga
Associate Professor
Joint appointment with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Research Interests
Computer vision, human activity analysis, machine learning, rehabilitation and preventive interventions

Dance

Grisha Coleman

Grisha Coleman
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Relationships between physiological, technological and ecological systems.

Digital humanities

Edward Finn

Edward Finn
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Digital narratives, creative collaboration, and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences.

Digital sound

Garth Paine

Garth Paine
Associate Professor

Research Interest
Drive toward new approaches to acoustic ecology and the exploration of sound as our lived context including the application of VR in health.

Drama

Human computer interaction

Interactive media

Todd Ingalls

Todd Ingalls
Assistant Director, Research Professor

Research Interests
Gestural communication and embodied media interaction, affect in music, and algorithmic media composition as well as novel mediated environments for stroke and Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation.

Robert LiKamWa

Robert LiKamWa
Assistant Professor
Joint appointment with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Research Interests
Mobile operating systems; mobile computer architecture; low-power mobile systems; computational imaging systems; computer vision systems; augmented reality systems; virtual reality systems; holographic computing

Garth Paine

Garth Paine
Associate Professor

Research Interest
Drive toward new approaches to acoustic ecology and the exploration of sound as our lived context including the application of VR in health.

Xin Wei Sha

Xin Wei Sha
Professor

Research Interests
Ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy

David Tinapple

David Tinapple
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Complex cognitive strategies employed by people at the intersection of technology and work, and designing better tools and systems for teaching and learning.

Music Composition

Garth Paine

Garth Paine
Associate Professor

Research Interest
Drive toward new approaches to acoustic ecology and the exploration of sound as our lived context including the application of VR in health.

Performance

Garth Paine

Garth Paine
Associate Professor

Research Interest
Drive toward new approaches to acoustic ecology and the exploration of sound as our lived context including the application of VR in health.

Xin Wei Sha

Xin Wei Sha
Professor

Research Interests
Ethico-aesthetic improvisation, and a topological approach to morphogenesis and process philosophy

David Tinapple

David Tinapple
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Complex cognitive strategies employed by people at the intersection of technology and work, and designing better tools and systems for teaching and learning.

Rehabilitation

Loren Olson

Loren Olson
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests
Mixed reality rehabilitation, interaction architecture, and media systems for education