Tom Baran - Research



Tom Baran, Ph.D.

Research Affiliate, Digital Signal Processing Group

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research

Some publications, memos, and patents:

T. A. Baran, "Conservative Signal Processing Architectures Resulting In The Method Of Multipliers." December 5, 2015.

T. A. Lahlou and T. A. Baran, "Signal Processing Structures for Solving Conservative Constraint Satisfaction Problems," on arXiv.org. Submitted October 18, 2015.

T. A. Lahlou and T. A. Baran, "Web Services for Asynchronous, Distributed Optimization Using Conservative Signal Processing," on arXiv.org. Submitted September 21, 2015.

T. A. Baran and T. A. Lahlou, "Implementation of Interconnective Systems," in Proc. of IEEE ICASSP, 2015.

T. A. Lahlou and T. A. Baran, "Asynchronous Algorithms for Solving Linear Programs," on arXiv.org. Submitted February 24, 2015.

A. V. Oppenheim and T. A. Baran, 6.341x Discrete-Time Signal Processing, on edX, Spring 2015. https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-6-341x-discrete-time-signal-4396

T. A. Baran, "Signal Processing Structures for Optimization," MIT RLE 5^6 Talk, 19 November 2014.

T. A. Baran and T. A. Lahlou, "Conservative Signal Processing Architectures For Asynchronous, Distributed Optimization Part I: General Framework," in Proc. of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014.

T. A. Baran and T. A. Lahlou, "Conservative Signal Processing Architectures For Asynchronous, Distributed Optimization Part II: Example Systems," in Proc. of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014.

T. A. Baran and B. K. P. Horn, "A Robust Signal-Flow Architecture for Cooperative Vehicle Density Control," in Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), May 26 - May 31, 2013.   [Demo]

T. A. Baran and A. V. Oppenheim, "A Derivation of the Recursive Solution to the Autocorrelation Normal Equations [Lecture Notes]," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, January 2013.

T. A. Baran, B. Lee, R. W. Schafer, and M. Fozunbal, "Methods and Systems for Blind Dereverberation," U.S. Patent No. 8,218,780, issued July 10, 2012.

T. A. Baran, "Conservation in Signal Processing Systems," Doctoral Thesis, June 2012.

T. A. Baran and A. V. Oppenheim, "Inversion of Nonlinear and Time-Varying Systems," in Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 14th DSP Workshop (Sedona, AZ), January 4 - January 7, 2011. Best student paper award, mentioned below.

T. Baran, N. Malyska and T. F. Quatieri, "Preserving the Character of Perturbations in Scaled Pitch Contours," in Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP (Dallas, TX), March 14 - March 19, 2010.

T. Baran, D. Wei and A. V. Oppenheim, "Linear Programming Algorithms for Sparse Filter Design," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, March 2010.

T. A. Baran and A. V. Oppenheim, "Design and Implementation of Discrete-Time Filters For Efficient Rate-Conversion Systems," in the Proceedings of the 41st Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, (Asilomar, CA), November 4-7, 2007.

T. A. Baran, "Design and Implementation of Discrete-Time Filters for Efficient Sampling Rate Conversion," Master's Thesis, February 2007.


And some from undergrad at Tufts:

S. A. Agaian, T. A. Baran and K. A. Panetta, "De-noising of images using logical (binary) transforms," in the Proceedings of the SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 12-16 2004.

S. A. Agaian, T. A. Baran and K. A. Panetta, "Transform-Based Image Compression by Noise Reduction and Spatial Modification Using Boolean Minimization," in the Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, September 28 - October 1 2003.

S. A. Agaian, T. A. Baran and K. A. Panetta, "The Application of Logical Transforms to Lossless Image Compression Using Boolean Minimization," in the Proceedings of the International Signal Processing Conference and Global Signal Processing Expo, 13-31 March 2003.


Selected Awards and Societies

MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2011.

Best Student Paper Award, 2011 IEEE DSP Workshop.

MIT EECS Carlton E. Tucker Award for Teaching Excellence, 2010.

MIT EECS Morris J. Levin Award for Outstanding Oral Thesis Presentation, 2006.

Member, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.


TA Appointments

6.341 Discrete-Time Signal Processing: Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Fall 2008, Fall 2010

6.011 Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing: Spring 2007


OpenCourseWare

Over Summer 2005 I wrote material for the OpenCourseWare course 6.341 Discerte-Time Signal Processing.


Graduate Students Association

In 2008 I was President of our department's Graduate Students Association, a really teriffic resource for graduate students in Course 6.


Internships

2009: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

2008: HP Labs

2004-2007: Bose Corporation










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