Douglas Cochran

Emeritus Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804
Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804
Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1804

Biography

Douglas Cochran joined the the ASU faculty in 1989. He is currently a Research Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and an Emeritus Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Before coming to ASU, he was a senior scientist at BBN Laboratories. Professor Cochran has served as program manager for mathematics in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force, as a consultant for the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organisation, as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as general co-chair of the 1999 IEEE International Conference for Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing and the 1997 U.S.-Australia Workshop on Defense Signal Processing.

Professor Cochran is a member of the Barrett Honors faculty, and he was visiting faculty fellow at the Barrett Honors College in 2014-15. His research is in mathematical aspects of remote sensing, particularly for national security applications.

Education

  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University 1990
  • S.M. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University 1986
  • M.A. Mathematics, University of California - San Diego 1980
  • S.B. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
STP 591 Seminar
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
APM 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
STP 799 Dissertation
MAT 799 Dissertation
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
STP 591 Seminar
MAT 591 Seminar
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
EEE 203 Signals and Systems I
EEE 350 Random Signal Analysis
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 203 Signals and Systems I
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
STP 591 Seminar
MAT 591 Seminar
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 554 Random Signal Theory
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
MAT 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 554 Random Signal Theory
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science & Technology, 2015-2016
  • ASU Barrett Honors College, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2014-2015
  • IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Multi-channel Coherence in Radar, Sonar, and Spectrum Sensing
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Top 5% of Faculty Award, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2005
  • ASU College of Engineering, Teaching Excellence Award, 1997
  • IBM Graduate Fellow, 1986-1988

Editorships

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Birkhï¿œuser Series in Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1999-2001.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Sampling Theory in Signal and Image ProcessingAn International Journal, 1999-2004.

Service

  • Program Manager for Mathematics, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 2008-2010
  • Program Manager, Applied and Computational Mathematics Program, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2000-2005

Consulting

  • Physical Layer Systems LLC (Network Signal Processing)
  • Matrix Research Inc. (Radar Signal Detection)
  • Numerica Corporation (Network Signal Processing)
  • Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Radar Signal Detection and Classification)
  • Prometheus, Inc. (Signal processing, Decision modeling)
  • Phoenix Advanced Technology Research Group (Sonar Signal Processing)
  • Motorola Strategic Electronics Division (Signal Detection and Estimation)
  • Resonex Corporation (Medical Imaging)

Industry Positions

Senior Scientist, BBN Systems & Technologies, Cambridge MA, 1978-1989.