Azadeh VosoughiAzadeh Vosoughi
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida




Research

Research Areas

  • Communication theory and wireless communications
  • Optimization and fundamental limits of cooperative wireless communications
  • Detection and estimation theory
  • Distributed sensing and information processing
  • Reliable distributed detection and data fusion system design
  • Distributed source coding for correlated data gathering
  • Mathematical modeling of human auditory systems

Current Students and Alumni

         Current Students

  • Nahal Maleki, Ph.D.
  • Alireza Sani, Ph.D.
  • Mojtaba Shirazi, Ph.D.
           Alumni
  • Hamidreza Ahmadi, Ph.D., he defended his PhD thesis in April 2013.
  • Yupeng Jia, Ph.D., May 2012. Currently, he works as a systems engineer for National Instrument in Austin.
  • Nan Xu, B.S., May 2011. Currently, she is a PhD student at Cornell University.
  • Nelesh Singla, M.S., May 2010. Currently, he works as a software quality assurance engineer for Pearson Education in Boston.
  • Stephen Mwanje, M.S., May 2008. Currently, he is a PhD student at Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany.
  • Poornima Nookala, M.S., December 2007. Currently, she works as a principal firmware engineer for Western Digital in Los Angeles.
  • Liangnan Wu, M.S., December 2007. Currently, he works as a senior software engineer for Amazon in San Francisco.
  • Abhimanyu Sharma, M.S., December 2007. Currently, he works as an engineering lead for Western Digital in Los Angeles.


Invited Talks and ECE Seminars

  • "Distributed intrusion detection: statistical inference meets security", Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), March 2012.
  • "From advanced wireless communications to human auditory modeling: detection and estimation theory to the rescue", University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Lowell, March 2012.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-POLY), November 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), October 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), October 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", Rice University, September 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", Cornell University, September 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of California at San Diego (UCSD), July 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine), July 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), July 2011.
  • "Channel estimation in relay-assisted communication and distributed detection systems", University of Southern California (USC), July 2011.
  • "On channel-dependent distributed detection in wireless networks", Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), February 2011.
  • "Exploiting spatial correlation in wireless sensor networks", Army Research Laboratory (ARL), August 2010.
  • "Optimal power allocation for training based amplify-and-forward relay systems", Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), February 2010.
  • "Distributed detection systems in wireless networks", Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), February 2009.
  • "Estimating channels in communication and distributed detection systems", Syracuse University, November 2008.
  • "Tracking and equalizing channels in communication systems and in data compression", Joint Communications and Aerospace IEEE Chapter, Rochester, NY, July 2007.
  • "Coding with side information in sensor networks", IEEE Upstate NY Workshop on Communications and Networking, NY, September 2006.
  • "Tracking and equalizing channels in communication systems and in data compression", University of Rochester, February 2006.
  • "Tracking and equalizing channels in communication systems and in data compression", University of Oklahoma, March 2006.
  • "Tracking and equalizing channels in communication systems and in data compression'', SUNY New Paltz, March 2006.


Publications

Book Chapter
  1. A. Scaglione, A. Salhotra, and A. Vosoughi, "Linear precoding for MIMO systems," Chapter 14 in Signal processing for Mobile Communication Handbook, Mohamed Ibnkahla (editor), CRC Press, 2004.


Theses

  1. H. Ahmadi, "Optimization of distributed detection systems in the presence of wireless channel uncertainty", University of Rochester, Ph.D. Dissertation, April 2013 (Advisor: A. Vosoughi).
  2. Y. Jia, "Channel estimation and optimal resource allocation of relay assisted communication systems", University of Rochester, Ph.D. Dissertation, March 2012 (Advisor: A. Vosoughi).
  3. S. Mwanje, "On Implementation of distributed source coding in acoustic sensor networks," University of Rochester, M.S.  Dissertation, May 2008 (Advisor: A. Vosoughi).
  4. A. Vosoughi, "Tracking and equalizing channels in communication systems and in data compression", Cornell University, Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2006.
  5. A. Vosoughi, "Compensation for recruitment-of-loudness effects of noise reduction", Worcester Polytechnic Institute, M.S. Dissertation, August 2001.
  6. A. Vosoughi, "Design of a distribution surge arrester for electrical power distribution networks", Sharif University of Technology, B.S. Dissertation, February 1997.


Journal Articles

  1. J. Mao,  A. Vosoughi and L. H. Carney, "Predictions of diotic tone-in-noise detection based on a nonlinear optimal combination of energy, envelope, and fine-structure cues," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 134, no. 1, pp 396-406, July 2013.
  2. H. Ahmadi  and A. Vosoughi, "Impact of wireless channel uncertainty upon distributed detection systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 6, pp 2566-2577, June 2013.
  3. T. Wang, A. Seyedi, A. Vosoughi and W. Heinzelman, “Optimal rate allocation for distributed source coding over Gaussian multiple access channels,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 5, pp 2002-2013, May 2013.
  4. H. Ahmadi  and A. Vosoughi, "Optimal training and data power allocation in distributed detection with inhomogeneous sensors," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, no. 4, pp 339-342, April 2013.
  5. Y. Jia  and A. Vosoughi, "Outage probability and power allocation of two-way amplify-and-forward relaying with channel estimation errors," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 6, pp 1985-1990, June 2012.
  6. A. Vosoughi and Y. Jia, "How does channel estimation affect average sum-rate in two-way amplify-and-forward relay networks?" IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 5, pp 1676-1687, May 2012.
  7. T. Wang, A. Vosoughi, W. Heinzelman, and A. Seyedi, "Maximizing sample gathering of clusters with Slepian-Wolf coding," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 751-761, Feb. 2012.
  8. H. Ahmadi and A. Vosoughi, "Distributed detection with adaptive topology and nonideal communication channels," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 6, pp 2857-2874, June 2011.
  9. Y. Jia  and A. Vosoughi, "Transmission resource allocation for training based amplify-and-forward relay systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 2, pp 450-455, February 2011.
  10. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "Precoding and decoding paradigms for distributed data compression in sensor networks," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 4, pp 1445-1460, April 2007.
  11. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "Everything you always wanted to know about training: guidelines Derived using the affine precoding framework and the CRB," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 54, no. 3, pp 940-954, March 2006.
  12. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "On the effect of receiver estimation error upon channel mutual information," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 54, no. 2, pp 459-472, February 2006.
  13. N. Whitmal and A. Vosoughi, "Recruitment-of-loudness effects of attenuative noise reduction algorithms," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 111, no. 5, pp. 2380-2380, 2002.


Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. M. Kazemi  and A. Vosoughi, "On the capacity region of the partially cooperative relay cognitive interference channel," in Proc.  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory  (ISIT), July 2013.
  2. M. Kazemi  and A. Vosoughi, "On the capacity of the state-dependent cognitive interference channel," in Proc.  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory  (ISIT), July 2013.
  3. M. Kazemi  and A. Vosoughi, "Capacity region and optimum power allocation strategies for fading cognitive relay multiple access channels," in Proc. 50th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, September 2012 (invited paper).
  4. Y. Jia  and A. Vosoughi, "Cramer-Rao bound for channel estimation in amplify-and-forward relaying networks,"  in Proc. MILCOM, October 2012.
  5. N. Maleki and A. Vosoughi, "Channel-aware M-ary distributed detection: optimal and suboptimal fusion rules," in Proc. IEEE Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) workshop,  August 2012.
  6. H. Ahmadi and A. Vosoughi, "Correlated observations in distributed detection systems," in Proc. IEEE Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) workshop,  August 2012.
  7. T. Wang, W. Heinzelman, A. Seyedi  and A. Vosoughi, "Maximizing sample rate for distributed source coding over multiple access channels," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2011.
  8. Y. Jia  and A. Vosoughi, "Sum-rate maximization of two-way amplify-and-forward relay networks with imperfect channel state information," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP),  May 2011.
  9. J. Mao, A. Vosoughi and L. H. Carney, "Stimulus-based diotic and dichotic models that combine cues for detection of tones in reproducible noise," 161th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 2011 (poster presentation based on submitted abstract).
  10. Y. Jia and A. Vosoughi, "Impact of channel estimation error upon sum-rate in amplify-and-forward two-way relaying systems," in Proc. IEEE  workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2010.
  11. A. Vosoughi and Y. Jia, "Maximizing throughput in cooperative networks via cross-layer adaptive designs," in Proc. 33rd IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, June 2010.
  12. Y. Jia and A. Vosoughi, "Two-way relaying for energy constrained systems: joint transmit power optimization," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2010.
  13. T. Wang, W. Heinzelman, A. Seyedi  and A. Vosoughi, "Maximizing the lifetime of clusters with Slepian-Wolf coding," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2010.
  14.  A. Vosoughi, M. B. Shamsollahi  and A. Vosoughi, "Nonsubsampled higher-density discrete wavelet transform: filter design and application in image enhancement," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), November 2009.
  15. Y. Jia and A. Vosoughi, "A novel selective relaying protocol for wireless networks," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2009.
  16. H. Ahmadi  and A. Vosoughi, "Channel aware sensor selection in distributed detection systems," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2009.
  17. A. Vosoughi and H. Ahmadi, "Space-time coding for distributed detection in wireless sensor networks," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2009.
  18. A. Vosoughi, A. Vosoughi and M. B. Shamsollahi, "Nonsubsampled higher-density discrete wavelet transform for image denoising,"  in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2009.
  19. A. Vosoughi, "Signal source estimation in sensor networks," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA),  December 2008.
  20. H. Ahmadi  and A. Vosoughi, "Impact of channel estimation error on decentralized detection in bandwidth constrained wireless sensor networks," in Proc. MILCOM, November 2008.
  21. A. Vosoughi and G. Ren, "Scalar quantizers for decentralized estimation of multiple random sources," in Proc. MILCOM, November 2008.
  22. Y. Jia and A. Vosoughi, "Training design for information rate optimization over amplify-and-forward relay channels," in Proc. IEEE  Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, October 2008.
  23. H. Ahmadi  and A. Vosoughi, "On the effect of channel estimation error upon the performance of distributed detection systems," in Proc. IEEE  Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, October 2008.
  24. G. Ren and A. Vosoughi, "Distributed source coding for multi-source estimation in sensor networks," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 2008.
  25. L. Wu and A. Vosoughi, "Biorthogonal pulse shape modulation for IR-UWB systems over fading channels," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 2008.
  26. L. Wu and A. Vosoughi, "Error performance of pulse shape modulation for IR-UWB communication with MRC and EGC RAKE receivers," in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 2008.
  27. L. Wu and A. Vosoughi, "Pulse shape modulation for IR-UWB communication: performance with channel estimation error," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), March 2008.
  28. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "Sequential source coding with side information for sensor networks," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2007.
  29. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "A Wyner Ziv codec for correlated vector sources," in Proc. IEEE workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 2006.
  30. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "Linear precoding and decoding for distributed data compression," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2006.
  31. M. Gaubatz, A. Vosoughi, A. Scaglione and S. S. Hemami, "Efficient low complexity encoding of multiple, blurred noisy downsampled images via distributed source coding principles," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2006.
  32. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "A Wyner Ziv codec based on equalization at the decoder,"  in Proc. 43rd Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, September 2005.
  33. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione,  "Optimal training designs for Bayesian channel estimators with application in CDMA systems," in Proc. IEEE Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) workshop, July 2005.
  34. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "On the effect of channel estimation error with superimposed training upon information rates," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2004.
  35. A. Scaglione and A. Vosoughi, "Turbo estimation of channel and symbols in precoded MIMO systems," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2004.
  36. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "The best training depends on the receiver architecture," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2004.
  37. A. Vosoughi and A. Scaglione, "Channel estimation for precoded MIMO systems,"  in Proc. IEEE Statsical Signal Processing (SSP) workshop, September 2003.
  38. T. Harpster, S. Hauvespre, M. Dokmeci, A. Vosoughi and K. Najafi, "A passive humidity monitoring system for in-situ remote wireless testing of micro-packages," in Proc. 13th Annual International Conference on MEMS, January 2000.