January 10, 2006
ECE Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula co-authored "Correlation Pattern Recognition," a new book published by Cambridge University Press, along with ECE alumnus Abhijit Mahalanobis (M.S. 1985; Ph.D. 1987), who is a Lockheed Martin Fellow, and Richard Juday, a retired researcher from the NASA Johnson Space Center.
The book is a self-contained introduction to the correlation technique for pattern recognition, which is used in many applications, such as automatic target recognition and biometric recognition. Topics covered in the text are linear systems and filtering theory, random variables and processes, matrix/vector methods, detection and estimation theory, digital signal processing and optical processing. Case studies are included that highlight current areas such as face and fingerprint recognition.
"Correlation Pattern Recognition" is suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in pattern recognition theory, and also reaches technical levels applicable to the professional practitioner, according to Cambridge University Press.
Earlier this month, Bhagavatula delivered a keynote talk on frequency domain methods for biometric recognition at the International Conference on Biometrics in Hong Kong.