CIBAC

Dr. Arlene Rhodes

Arlene A. Cole-Rhodes
     Electrical & Computer Engineering Department,
     Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251 
email : acrhodes@eng.morgan.edu
phone: (443) 885-4207

Education:

   Ph.D. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, December 1989.

     Major area:Control Systems. Minor areas:Mathematics and Computer Science

     Dissertation: Dexterous Manipulation for Multifingered Hands - Planning and Control.

   M.Phil. Control Engineering and Operational Research, Cambridge University, England, March 1981.

     Thesis: An Investigation of the control of a sixth-order system using the Kalman Filter.

   B.Sc. (First Class Honors) Applied Mathematics, Warwick University, Coventry, England, June 1979.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor (Tenured), Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251. August 2003 – Present.

Moore Visiting Associate Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Div. of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. January 2006 – May 2006.

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering  Department, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251. September 1995 – August 2003.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering  Department, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251. September 1993 – 1995.

Member of Technical Staff, Machine Perception Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733. January 1990 - June 1993.

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone. January 1982 - July 1984.

Trainee Consulting Engineer, Kennedy & Donkin Consulting Engineers, Woking, Surrey, England. September 1980 - December 1981.

Membership:

  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member.

  American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

Funded Research Projects:

  1. Title: Development of a Radio Link Protocol for Integrated Network Enhanced Telemery (iNET) Project.  Funded by the U.S. Department of the Navy under INET project, September 2004  -  Present.
  2. Title: Porosity Detection for the Reconfigurable Inspection Machine (RIM).

    Funded by the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, August 2004 - 2006.

  1. Title: Intra-Operative Sensing and Diagnostics.

    Sub-Contract from the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218. Agreement signed in May 2002 until 2008.

  1. Title: Detection and Estimation in unknown Multiple Access Interference.
         Funded by Army Research Labs (ARL) under the Collaborative Technology Program (CTA), May 2001- 2009.
  1. Title: Image Registration and Fusion for Future Formation Flying Systems.
        Funded by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, June 2001 – December 2004.
  1. Title: Multiresolution Maximization of Mutual Information for Remote-sensing images.

       Funded by The National Science Foundation POWRE program, July 2000  - December 2002.

  1. Title: Robust Detection for Fast Frequency Hopping.

            Funded by Army Research Labs (ARL) from May 1998 – May 2001.

Graduate Student Advisees: Master of Engineering Reports
  • Clement Tedom, “Resolution Matching of FLIR images of Flight Recording to Synthetic Vision System Images  using Image Registration “, December 2006.
  • Donna-Marie Robertson, “Adaptive Thresholding for Porosity Detection using a Reconfigurable Inspection Machine“, May 2006.
  • Patricia Mwangi, “Simulation of a Channel Sounder for Aeronautical Telemetry “, May 2006.
  • Joseph Telewoda, “Registration of Multi-sensor Retinal images using mutual information”, May 2004.
  • El Hadji Fame, “Adaptive Blind Equalization of a single-input multi-output channel using a CMA-initialized Alphabet-matched algorithm”, May 2004.
  • Antoinette Beasley, “Adaptive Blind Equalization and Constellation Classification using a CMA-initialized Alphabet-matched Algorithm”, December 2002.
  • Kisha Johnson, “Multi-Resolution Image Registration of Remote-Sensing Data using Mutual Information”, May 2001.
  • Helene Tayong, “Fuzzy Rank-Order Detectors for Fast Frequency Hopping Networks”, May 2000.
Doctor of Engineering Thesis
  • Antoinette Beasley, “Blind Adaptive Channel Equalization Algorithms for QAM signals based on the Constant Modulus Algorithm”, December 2006.
  • Helene Tayong, “Performance of Fast Frequency Hopping Diversity Combiners in Multiple Access Interference for Ad Hoc Networks”, May 2006.
  • Kisha Johnson Horne, “Multi-Resolution Image Registration using Stochastic Optimization of Mutual Information”, December 2004.
Publications:Image Registration
  1. J. LeMoigne, A. Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, P. Jain, A. Joshua, N. Memarsadeghi, D. Mount, N. Netanyahu, J. Morisette, E. Uko-Ozoro, “Image Registration and Fusion Studies for the Integration of Multiple Remote Sensing Data” Invited Paper at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2006.
  2. J. Le Moigne, H. Stone, A.Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, P. Jain, K. Johnson, J. Morisette, N. Netanyahu, and I. Zavorin, "A Study of the Sensitivity of Automatic Image Registration Algorithms to Initial Conditions", Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Anchorage, Alaska, September 20-24, 2004.
  1. A. Cole-Rhodes, K.Johnson, J, LeMoigne, I. Zavorin, “Multiresolution registration of remote sensing imagery by optimization of mutual information using a stochastic gradient”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 12 (12):  pp 1495-1511, December 2003.
  2. A. Cole-Rhodes, K. Johnson, J. LeMoigne, “Image Registration using a 2nd Order Stochastic Optimization of Mutual Information”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Toulouse, France, July 2003.
  3. J. Le Moigne, A. Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, K. Johnson, J. Morisette, N. Netanyahu, H. Stone and I. Zavorin, 2002, "Earth Science Imagery Registration," Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Toulouse, France, July 2003. 
  4. Cole-Rhodes, A., Adenle, A., “Automatic Image Registration by Stochastic Optimization of Mutual Information”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), HongKong, April 2003.
  5. J. Le Moigne, A. Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, T. El-Ghazawi, K. Johnson, S. Kaewpijit, N. Laporte, J. Morisette, N. Netanyahu, H. Stone and I. Zavorin, 2002, " Multiple Sensor Image Registration, Image Fusion and Dimension Reduction of Earth Science Imagery," Invited Talk at the Fifth International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION'2002, Annapolis, Maryland, July 8-11, 2002.
  6. A. Cole-Rhodes, K. Johnson, J. LeMoigne,"Multi-resolution Registration of Remotely Sensed Images using Stochastic Gradient”, SPIE Aerosense 2002, Wavelet Applications IX, Vol.4738, Orlando, FL, pp.44-55, April 2002.
  7. J. LeMoigne, A. Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, K. Johnson, J. Morisette, N. Netanyahu, H. Stone, I. Zavorin, ”Multi-Sensor Image Registration for On-the-Ground or On-Board Science Data Processing”, Science Data Processing Workshop 2002, Greenbelt,  MD, Feb 2002.
  8. J. LeMoigne, A. Cole-Rhodes, R. Eastman, K. Johnson, J. Morisette, N. Netanyahu, H. Stone, I. Zavorin, ”Multi-Sensor Registration of Remotely Sensed Imagery”, 8th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Vol.4541, Toulouse, France, Sept 2001.
  9. K. Johnson, A. Cole-Rhodes, J. LeMoigne, I. Zavorin, ”Multi-resolution Image Registration of Remotely Sensed Imagery using Mutual Information”, SPIE Aerosense 2001, Wavelet Applications VIII, Vol.4391, Orlando, FL, pp.330-339, April 2001.
  10. K. Johnson, A. Cole-Rhodes, I. Zavorin, J. LeMoigne,”Mutual Information as a Similarity Measure for Remote Sensing Image Registration”, SPIE Aerosense 2001, Geo-spatial Image & Data Explotation II, Vol. 4383, Orlando, FL, pp.51-61, April 2001.
Wireless Communications
  1. Cole-Rhodes A., Beasley A., “On Blind Adaptive Decision Feedback Equalization for Block QAM Signals”, 41st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM proceedings, March 2007.
 
  1. Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., “A Blind Decision Feedback Equalizer for QAM Signals based on the  Constant Modulus Algorithm”, MILCOM, Washington DC, October 2006.
  1. Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., “Blind Adaptive Equalization for QAM Signals using an Alphabet-Matched Algorithm”, Globecom, San Francisco, November 2006.
  1. Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., “Performance of an Adaptive Blind Equalizer for QAM Signals”, MILCOM 2005, Atlantic City, NJ, October 17-20, 2005.
  1. Tayong H., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A.B., "Evaluating the performance of a reduced fuzzy rank order detector in an alpha stable environment”, 39th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD. Paper no. 188 (CD-ROM proceedings) , March 2005.
  2. Tayong H., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A.B., "Assessing the Performance of Fast Frequency-Hopping Diversity Combiners for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2002, Baltimore, MD, March 2003 (CD-ROM proceedings), also in Proceedings of the Collaborative Technology Alliances Conference – Communications & Networks, April 2003.
  3. Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., Sadler B., Swami A., "Adaptive Blind Equalization using an Alphabet-Matched Algorithm”, Proceedings of the Collaborative Technology Alliances Conference – Communications & Networks, pp.429-433, April 2003.
  4. Tayong H., Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A.B., "Adaptive Optimization of a Parametric Receiver for Fast Frequency-Hopping”, 36th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ. Paper no. 180 (CD-ROM proceedings) , March 2002.
  5. Tayong H., Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A., Arce G., “Parametric Diversity Combining in Fast Frequency Hopping”, Proceedings of ARL Fedlab Capstone Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications/Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP), College Park, MD, pp.31-34, March 2001; Also published in the ARL Final Report: 1996-2001 Advanced Telecommunications /Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP), ISBN 0-9711916, June 2001.
  6. Tayong H., Beasley A., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A., Arce G., “Bandwidth Efficiency in Fast Frequency Hopping Multiple Access”, 35th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimobre, MD, pp.764-767, March 2001.
  7. Tayong H., Cole-Rhodes A., Cooper A.B., Flaig A., Arce G.R., "Exploiting the Energy Distribution in Non-coherent Frequency-Hopping Diversity Combining”, 34th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,  Vol. II., Princeton, NJ, March 2000.
  8. H. Tayong, A. Cole-Rhodes, A. B. Cooper, A. Flaig, G. Arce, “A Reduced complexity detector for Fast Frequency Hopping”,  Proceedings of the 4th Annual Fedlab Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications & Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP), College Park, MD, March 2000.
  9. Flaig, A., Arce G.R., Cooper, A.B., Tayong H., Cole-Rhodes, A., "Fuzzy Rank Order Detectors for Frequency Hopping Networks ", Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Federated Laboratory Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications & Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP), pp.121-125, February 1999.

Other

  1. Robertson, D., Ochuba, O., Cole-Rhodes, A., Abramovich, G., Marble, J., Spicer, P., Katz, R., “A Preliminary Analysis of the Illumination Sub-System and Determination of Preferred Operating Conditions for Porosity Inspection on The Reconfigurable Inspection Machine (RIM),” University of Michigan NSF/ERC/RMS Technical Report #56, February 2006.
  2. Cole, A.A., P. Hsu and S.S. Sastry, "Dynamic Control of Sliding by Robot Hands for Regrasping”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 8 (1):  42-52. 1992.
  1. Cole, A.A.. "Constrained motion of Grasped Objects using Hybrid Control", Proc. 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Vol. 3, pp. 1954-1959. 1990.
  1. Cole, A. A. "Control of Robot Manipulators with Constrained motion". Proc. 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Vol. 2, pp. 1657-1658. 1989.
  1. Cole, A.,P. Hsu and S. Sastry. "Dynamic Regrasping by coordinated control of sliding for a multifingered      hand". Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. pp.781-786. 1989.
  1. Cole, A. A., J.E. Hauser and S. S. Sastry. "Kinematics and Control of Multifingered Hands with Rolling Contacts (3D)". IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Vol. 34 (4): pp.  398-403. 1989.
  1. Cole, A., J. Hauser and S. Sastry. "Kinematics and Control of Multifingered Hands with Rolling Contacts  (2D)". Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. pp. 228-233, 1988.