David Casasent

Emeritus George Westinghouse Professor – ECE
Office B202 Hamerschlag Hall
Telephone (412)-268-2464
Fax (412)-268-6345
Website http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~casasent/

Research Interests

Professor Casasent's research concerns pattern recognition, image processing and product inspection. New algorithms using morphological processing, computer vision, distortion-invariant filters and neural network techniques are developed for many applications. These include: product inspection, automation, robotics, pattern recognition signal processing, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, missile guidance and synthetic aperture radar and IR and visible data. These new concepts offer parallelism, high speed, flexibility, a wide variety of achievable operations, and many novel data-processing architectures and algorithms.

New algorithms, architectures and hierarchical processors that learn new information about an input scene at successive levels of processing are also being developed. Professor Casasent's main interest is recognition of multiple objects and clutter in the face of 2-D and 3-D geometrical distortions using multiple advanced sensors.

Present research concerns hyperspectral product inspection, biometric recognition and verification, hierarchical classifiers, SAR processing for objects classification.

In the News

  • Four generations of ECE
  • Student Teams Win Best Project Award
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  • Patnaik, Casasent Win Best Student Paper Award
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  • DRS Signal Solutions Sponsors ECE Course Contest
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  • From Design to Implementation
  •  David  Casasent

    Carnegie Mellon, 1969

    Research Area

    Signals and Systems


    Pattern recognition, neural nets, ATR image processing, product inspection, biometric image processing


    PhD, 1969
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois

    MS, 1965
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois

    BS, 1964
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois