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Complex Systems

The Complex Systems group conducts basic and applied research ranging from cooperating robots to quantum communications, including design and analysis of man-machine interfaces.

Current Capabilities & Research Areas

  • Missile defense: exo-atmospheric reentry vehicle discrimination, electronic counter-counter-measures, flash hyperspectral imaging, counter-space (VLBI), hypersonic gliders
  • Modeling and Simulation: sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification, propagation, and reduction in complex nonlinear models, automated differentiation, global optimization
  • Real-time high-performance computing: emerging many-core and digital-optical-core processors for massively parallel, network-embedded, real-time signal processing applications: Nvidia GPUs (including Tegra-K1/X1), Intel MIC (Xeon-phi), DARPA HyperX, EnLight, JJ superconducting circuits
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare: ultra-sensitive spatio-temporal coherent detection, tracking, discrimination, biomimetic vector sensor towed phased arrays, OFDM sonar
  • OFDM Radar: detection, tracking (delay-Doppler sparsity), adaptive waveforms design, micro-Doppler feature extraction, AESA W-band ISAR, dense EM environments (anti-DRFM )
  • Laser arrays: directed energy, terahertz sources, blue sources (satellite to underwater communications), fiber optics
  • Quantum optics: quantum cryptography, quantum communications, quantum remote sensing
  • Quantum Computing: programming & SW, quantum network testbed simulator
  • Computer Science: asynchronous algorithms, cyber-physical networks
  • Discrete Mathematics: graph theory, game theory, combinatorial optimization
  • Intelligent Systems: multisensor fusion, neurocomputing, machine learning, detection and localization of radiation sources