Allen Tannenbaum, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, received a grant for more than $700K from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the project, Geometry of Probability Distributions with Applications to Estimation, Sensing, Surveillance, and Navigation.
“Through this research, we want to develop new techniques for analyzing signals from a geometric point of view with applications to navigation, surveillance and control,” said Tannenbaum. “This includes defining new metrics on spaces of signals including those received from visual sensors for problems such as visual tracking and detection.”
Tannenbaum received his PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1976, and he joined Stony Brook University in 2013. His academic interests include computational computer vision, image processing, medical imaging, computer graphics, control, mathematical systems theory, control of semiconductor fabrication processes, robotics, operator theory, algebraic and deferential geometry, invariant theory, and partial differential equations.
Tannenbaum is also a professor of applied mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Radiology and Department of Medical Informatics at Stony Brook. A few of Tannenbaum’s past awards include the Kennedy Research Prize (Weizmann Institute), the NSF Research Initiation Award and the O. Hugo Schuck Award.