Research

Research Sponsors

We are grateful to our research sponsors: NSF, NGA, AFOSR, AFRL, L3HARRIS, NYSTAR/UR CoE Data Science.

Funding summary: Total of $1,995,728 since 2016; $785,042 as PI and $1,210,686 as Co-PI.

Current Projects

Theory and Efficient Algorithms for Dynamic and Robust L1-Norm Analysis of Tensor Data.

Target Detection/Tracking and Activity Recognition from Multimodal Data.

  • Funding agency: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

  • Period: Sep. 2019 - Sep. 2024.

  • Markopoulos role: Co-PI, with PI E. Saber and Co-PI R. Ptucha.

Collaborative Research: CDS&E: Theoretical Foundations and Algorithms for L1-Norm-Based Reliable Multi-Modal Data Analysis.

  • Funding agency: National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Period: Sep. 2018 - Aug. 2021.

  • Markopoulos role: PI, with Co-PI A. Savakis.

Data-Driven Adaptive Learning for Video Analytics.

  • Funding agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

  • Period: Feb. 2018 - Feb. 2021.

  • Markopoulos role: Co-PI, with PI A. Savakis.

Past Projects

Efficient Methods for Dynamic and Robust Analysis of Tensors

  • Sponsor: Air Force Funding agency: Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFRL/RI).

  • Period: Oct. 2020 - Dec. 2020.

  • Markopoulos role: Sole PI.

Development and Testing of Robust Algorithms for Real-Time Recognition of Complex Gait Patterns from Wearable Sensor Data.

  • Sponsor: Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE), RIT.

  • Period: May 2018 - Dec. 2019.

  • Markopoulos role: PI, with PI I. Puchades.

Methods for Corruption-Resistant Analysis of Tensor Data.

  • Funding agency: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFRL/RI).

  • Period: Sep. 2018 - Oct. 2018.

  • Markopoulos role: Sole PI.

Practical L1-Norm Principal Component Analysis: Enabling Tools for Reliable Data Analytics.

  • Sponsor: Office of Vice President of Research (OVPR), RIT.

  • Period: Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2017.

  • Markopoulos role: Sole PI.

Distributed Self-Localization of Wireless-Node Squads in Hostile Environments.

  • Sponsor: Harris RF (now part of L3Harris).

  • Period: Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017.

  • Markopoulos role: PI, with Co-PI S. Dianat.

Selected Research Honors

  • Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 2020.

  • Exemplary Performance in Research, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, RIT, 2019, for the research proposals submitted in 2018.

  • Exemplary Performance in Research, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, RIT, 2018, for the research proposals submitted in 2017.

  • Runner-up Poster Award, IEEE Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop, 2018, for the paper "Gait recognition based on tensor analysis of acceleration data from wearable sensors."

  • Student Travel Grant Award, SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, 2017, for the paper "Adaptive sparse-binary waveform design for all-spectrum channelization."

  • Student Travel Grant Award, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2014, for the paper "Direction finding with L1-norm subspaces."

  • Best Paper Award in Physical Layer Communications and Signal Processing, IEEE/VTS/EURASIP International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, 2013, for the paper "Some options for L1-subspace signal processing."