Ph.D. Alumni

Cesar Alberto Carranza

Cesar Alberto Carranza

Cesar Carranza, “Fast and Scalable Architectures and Algorithms for the Computation of the Forward and Inverse Discrete Periodic Radon Transform with Applications to 2D Convolutions and Cross-Correlations,” May 2016 (with distinction). He is currently an Associate Professor with Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

NSF DRASTIC
Architectures
(acarran@pucp.edu.pe, Google Scholar, Website).

Yuebing Jiang

Yuebing Jiang

Yuebing Jiang, “Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures and Systems for Time-varying Image Constraints (DRASTIC) for Image and Video Compression,” May 2014 (with distinction). He is currently with Apple.

NSF DRASTIC
Architectures
(jiangyuebing@gmail.com, LinkedIn, Google Scholar).

Colby Hoffman

John Colby Hoffman

John Colby Hoffman, “A Dynamically Reconfigurable Parallel Processing Framework with Application to High-Performance Video Processing,” Spring 2013. He is currently a System Architect with Raytheon. His M.Sc. thesis @ivPCL on “High-Speed Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration for Field Programmable Gate Arrays,” was nominated for the Xilinx Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation.

Architectures
(LinkedIn).
Carla Agurto

Carla Agurto

Carla Agurto, “Detection and Classification of Diabetic Retinopathy Pathologies in Fundus Images,” Fall 2012. She is doing a Post-Doc at IBM.

Biomedical
AM-FM Representations
(LinkedIn).

Sergio Murillo

Sergio Murillo

Sergio Murillo, “Global Optimization Methods for Full-Reference and No-Reference Motion Estimation With Applications to Atherosclerotic Plaque Motion and Strain Imaging,” Spring 2010. He is currently a Research Engineer with Vision Systems at Gentex Corporation. He is also an Assistant Professor affiliated with the Department of ECE at the University of New Mexico

Biomedical
(LinkedIn).

Oliver Jeromin

Oliver Jeromin

Oliver Jeromin, “Optimal Spectral Reconstructions from Deterministic and Stochastic Sampling Geometries using Compressive Sensing and Spectral Statistical Models,” Summer 2009. He has been with Sandia National Laboratories and Gentex Corporation. He is currently an ADAS and Self-Driving Technical Specialist with Faraday Future

Remote Sensing
(LinkedIn).

Janakiramanan Ramachandran

Janakiramanan Ramachandran

Janakiramanan Ramachandran, “Image Analysis of Wood Core Using Instantaneous Wavelength and Frequency Modulation,” December 2008. Janak Ramachandran currently works as a Senior Data Scientist developing algorithms for extracting and utilizing meaningful information from various types of data. He has several years of experience working in both federal government research laboratories and industry in the fields of machine vision, medical imaging and machine learning. He is currently at Apple.

AM-FM Representations
Biomedical
(jramachandran@apple.com, LinkedIn, Google Scholar).

Victor Murray

Victor Murray

Victor Murray, “Multidimensional AM-FM Models with Applications,” December 2008. He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Lima, Peru. He is also Research Assistant Professor with the Department of ECE at the University of New Mexico.

AM-FM Representations
Biomedical
Architectures
(vmurray@ieee.org, LinkedIn, Google Scholar).

Alonzo Vera

Alonzo Vera

Alonzo Vera, “A Dynamic Arithmetic Architecture: Precision, Power and Performance Considerations,” May 2008. He is currently the President at IDEAS Engineering & Technology. He is also a Research Assistant Professor in charge of Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems at UNM COSMIAC.

Architectures
(alonzo.vera@gmail.com, Linkedin, Google Scholar).

Honggang Yu

Honggang Yu

Hongang Yu. “A 3-D Multi-View Freehand Ultrasound Reconstruction System Using Volumetric Registration and Geometric Level Set Segmentation,” December 2006. Honggang held a lecturer appointment with ECE, a research scientist appointment with the Keck-UNM Small-Animal Imaging Lab at the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. She was also a Research Scientist with VisionQuest Biomedical.

Biomedical
(honggangyu@yahoo.com, ResearchGate).

Simon Barriga

Simon Barriga

Eduardo S. Barriga, “Spatiotemporal Independent Component Analysis with Applications to Optical Imaging,” Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2006. He is currently the President of VisionQuest -Rx, Inc.. He received the 2013 Outstanding Young Engineer by the IEEE Albuquerque Section.

Biomedical
(sbarriga@visionquest-bio.com, LinkedIn).

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez V. “Fast and Accurate AM-FM Demodulation with Applications,” Summer 2005. He was hired by the Mathematical Modeling and Analysis group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is now a Professor with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He received the 2014 National Award for Scientific Production – Concytec (Peru) & Elsevier. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

AM-FM Representations
(PUCP Website, Google Scholar, Google Website).
Jeff Kern

Jeff Kern

Jeff Kern, “Multispectral Image Registration using Mutual Information,” (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering, May 2003. Jeff was a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He also served as a part-time instructor with ECE at the University of New Mexico.

Remote Sensing
(jeffpkern@gmail.com).

M.Sc. Thesis Alumni

Venkatesh Jatla

Venkatesh Jatla

Venkatesh Jatla is the assistant director of ivPCL. He is currently working in solar image analysis, video analytics, and video compression .

NSF DRASTIC
(email, LinkedIn).
Shi

Wenjing Shi

Wenjing is currently working on AM-FM representations and their use in pose estimation in the AOLME videos.
AOLME
(email, LinkedIn).
Cody Eilar

Cody Eilar

Cody W. Eilar received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital design in 2010. He is currently employed in Sandia National Laboratories. His technical interests include FPGAs, object detection algorithms, high-speed software architecture and real-time video processing.

AOLME
(email, LinkedIn).
Alvaro Ulloa

Alvaro Ulloa

Alvaro Ulloa, ““Am-fm analysis of structural and functional magnetic resonance images,” M.Sc. Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering”, May 2013. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. at UNM. His M.Sc. Thesis in Statistics, related to current ivPCL research, received the Lee Award for the best 2016 student presentation, awarded by the Albuquerque chapter of the American Statistical Association.
(LinkedIn).

Cong Zong

Cong Zong

Cong Zong, “Joint Control of Quality, Complexity, and Rate for HEVC Intra Mode”, Summer 2016. He is currently working at Dolby Laboratories.

NSF DRASTIC
(LinkedIn).

Cebastian Westrom

Cebastian Westrom

Cebastian Westrom, “Representing Digital Images as Surfaces Using a Differential Geometric Model,” May 2015. He is currently an Electrophysics Engineer/Scientist II at Boeing (LinkedIn).

Gangadharan Esakki

Gangadharan Esakki

Gangadharan Esakki, “Dynamic Switching of GOP Configurations in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Using Relational Databases for Multi-objective Optimization,” Summer 2014. Gangadharan got an internship at Intel, will start working at Intel in 2017, and he is currently working towards his Ph.D. at UNM.

NSF DRASTIC
(LinkedIn).

Colby Hoffman

John Colby Hoffman

John Colby Hoffman, “High-Speed Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration for Field Programmable Gate Arrays,” Spring 2013. He is currently a System Architect with Raytheon. His M.Sc. thesis @ivPCL on was nominated for the Xilinx Ross Freeman Award for Technical Innovation.

Architectures
(LinkedIn).
Andrew Mihaelik

Andrew Mihaelik

Andrew Mihaelik, “ Optimal Digital Filter Design for Dispersed Signal Equalization, ” August 2007. He is now with Sandia National Laboratories.

Remote Sensing
(aemihal@sandia.gov).
Benjamin Mar

Benjamin Mar

Benjamin Mar, “ SIMD Pipelined Processor Implemented on an FPGA, ” August 2007. He is now with Sandia National Laboratories. Awarded the 2011 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Most Promising Engineer or Scientist Award.

Architectures
(bayenamar@gmail.com).
Kief Craig

Kief Craig

Kief Craig, “ XUP-UNM Educational Platform-Large Scale Prototyping Platform,” May 2006. He was Deputy Director of the Configurable Space Microelectronics Innovation & Applications Center (COSMIAC).

Architectures
(kiefc@hotmail.com).
Dresher Steve

Dresher Steve

Dresher Steve, “Feature Extraction for Improved Efficacy and Precision of a Robust and Automatic Image Registration Method,” August 2005. He is with Sandia National Laboratories

Remote Sensing
Oliver Jeromin

Oliver Jeromin

Oliver Jeromin, “Variogram Methods for Texture Classification and Segmentation,” August 2005. He is currently an ADAS and Self-Driving Technical Specialist with Faraday Future

Remote Sensing
(LinkedIn).
Rob Warrick

Rob Warrick

Rob Warrick, “Multisensor Multitarget Tracking Detected from Noisy Images with a Cumulative Track Score Method for Real time Applications,” (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering, May 2005. He is with Sandia National Laboratories.

Remote Sensing
Harini Muralidharan

Harini Muralidharan

Harini Muralidharan, “Lossless Image Compression and Nodule Detection in Chest Radiographs,” August 2003. She is currently working as Graphics Software Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation.

Biomedical
(LinkedIn).
Janakiramanan Ramachandran

Janakiramanan Ramachandran

Janakiramanan Ramachandran, “Hierarchical Lung Image Segmentation,” May 2003. He is currently at Apple.

AM-FM Representations
Biomedical
(jramachandran@apple.com, LinkedIn, Google Scholar).
Balaji Raman

Balaji Raman

Balaji Raman, “ Image Processing Algorithm Analysis for the Intel Pentium-III Architecture,” December 2001. He is Principal Software Engineer at GE Healthcare.

Biomedical
Architectures
(LinkedIn)

M.Sc. Project Alumni

Jorge Ramos Moukel

Jorge Ramos Moukel

Jorge is an expert in Web Apps, Computer Graphics and mobile media networks. He is currently working on an open-source system to support interactive web searches for academic publications and websites.

Bibes An Open Source Live Search of Publications in Javascript
(email, LinkedIn).
Nishmitha Kajekar

Nishmitha Naveenchandra Kajekar

Nishmitha Naveenchandra Kajekar, “Tutorial on Partial Reconfiguration of Image Processing Blocks using Vivado and SDK,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, Spring 2016. She has been with LitePoint, Mangalore Robautonics Private Limited.

Tutorial on dynamic partial reconfiguration developed by Nishmita Naveenchandra Kajekar
NSF DRASTIC
Architectures
(email, LinkedIn).
Jean-Elie Pierre

Jean-Elie Pierre

Jean-Elie Pierre, “Monocular Visual Odometry for Mobile Robot Vision Estimation,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, Fall 2015. He is currently with AFRL.

Gary Sandine

Gary Sandine

Gary Sandine, “Image Classification with the Flat Norm,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, Spring 2015.

Remote Sensing
(LinkedIn)

Andrew Delgado

Andrew Delgado

Andrew Delgado, “Selecting Solar Models by Matching Coronal Holes,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, Spring 2015. He is currently with NIST in Maryland.

Hamed Nasrabadi

Hamed Nasrabadi

Hamed Nasrabadi, “Measurement of Motion of Carotid Bifurcation Plaques,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, December 2014. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. at UNM.

Biomedical
Philip G. Ortiz

Philip G. Ortiz

Philip G. Ortiz, “A Scalable, Low, Power Implementation of the Chirp-Z Transform in an FPGA for Real-time Image Formation,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, May 2014. He is Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories.

Architectures
LinkedIn

Yuebing Jiang

Yuebing Jiang

Yuebing Jiang, “Dynamically Reconfigurable DCT Architectures Based on Bitrate, Power, and Image Quality Considerations,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, December 2013. He is currently with Apple.

NSF DRASTIC
Architectures
(jiangyuebing@gmail.com, LinkedIn, Google Scholar).

Cesar Carranza

Cesar Carranza

Cesar Carranza, “GPU Acceleration for Multiscale AM-FM Decompositions for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, Dec 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor with Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

NSF DRASTIC
Architectures
(acarran@pucp.edu.pe, Google Scholar, Website).

Kirk Bennett

Kirk Bennett

Kirk Bennett, “Diabetic Retinopathy Image Analysis,” M.Sc. Report, ECE, May 2012.
LinkedIn

Biomedical

B.Sc. Alumni

Undegraduate Students: Projects

# Names Project
1
Luke Nilhen
Luke Nilhen
As an assignment in Prof. Pattichis 238L class, working independendly, Luke created the original VHDL (digital design) labs for ECE 238L @UNM in 1999. He is currently at Google.
2
Craig Kief
Craig Kief
Working under the supervision of Prof. Pattichis, Craig created the first set of digital design labs using VHDL to be used at UNM since 2000. Craig also contributed to the revision of the labs. Later development was led by Alonzo Vera and funded by Xilinx. Craig was later rehired by Prof. Pattichis to redesign the FMAC website (later to become COSMIAC). Craig was deputy director at COSMIAC. He is currently at COSMIAC.
3
Mike Lucero
Mike Lucero
Mike Lucero worked with Prof. Pattichis on a digital design project. He was the first ivPCL graduate to join Xilinx.
4
Kayla Isler
Kayla Isler
Kayla took ECE 238L online. Working with Prof. Pattichis, she completely redesigned the ECE 238L labs.
5
Jared Herweg
Jared Herweg
Jared worked on organizing Prof. Pattichis ECE 238L lectures.
6
Terri Brown
Terri Brown
Terri worked with Craig Kief in reorganizing the labs. After graduation, she joined AEgis technologies.
7
James Hansen
James Hansen
James worked on the FPGA labs. After graduation, he joined Boeing.
8
Scott Connors
Scott Connors
Scott Connors completed an undergraduate project on image morphology. After graduation, he joined Boeing.
9 Stephen Tomany Stephen worked on an emergency medicine project as and undergraduate. He later joined the Masters program in Computer Science.
10 Jared Morris Jared was funded by the NSF STEP program to work on the CARINA project.

Undegraduate Students: Senior Design Teams

# Names Project Year
1 Abby Jacoby and Alexander Kaberlein A WebApp to Support Digital Video Database Annotation 2015-2016
2 Md Moshiul Azam and Matthew Foust A WebApp for Collaborative Solar Image Analysis: Extending CARINA 2015-2016
3 Patrick Michael Lopez, Connor Ryan Dolan, Edward Sadzewicz, Cody Wayne Shell, and Jaclynn Javonna Wakley Collaborative Solar Image Annotation 2014-2015
4 Robert Lear, Dominic Quintana, and Shujie Chen Solar Imaging 2013-2014
5 Stephen Sanchez, John Montoya, and Kasseun Wodajo Solar Image Analysis 2012-2013