SPS Chicago Chapter Seminar – Graph Signal Processing: Distributed Graph Filtering – 02-22-2019

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar/SPS Chicago Chapter Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Geert Leus, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Location: 1000 SEO, 851 S. Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

Title: Graph Signal Processing: Distributed Graph Filtering

Abstract: One of the cornerstones of the field of graph signal processing are graph filters, direct analogues of time-domain filters, but intended for signals defined on graphs. In this talk, we give an overview of the graph filtering problem. More specifically, we look at the family of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) graph filters and show how they can be implemented in a distributed manner. To further limit the communication and computational complexity, we also generalize the state-of-the-art distributed graph filters to filters whose weights show a dependency on the nodes sharing information. These so-called edge-variant graph filters yield significant benefits in terms of filter order reduction thereby leading to amenable communication and complexity savings. The analytical and numerical results presented in this paper illustrate the potential and benefits of this general family of edge-variant graph filters.

Bio: Geert Leus received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in June 1996 and May 2000, respectively. Geert Leus is now an “Antoni van Leeuwenhoek” Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interests are in the broad area of signal processing, with a specific focus on wireless communications, array processing, sensor networks, and graph signal processing. Geert Leus received a 2002 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award and a 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of EURASIP. Geert Leus was a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee, a Member of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee, and the Editor in Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was also on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. Currently, he is the Chair of the EURASIP Special Area Team on Signal Processing for Multisensor Systems, a Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee, a Member of the IEEE Big Data Special Interest Group, an Associate Editor of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing, and the Editor in Chief of EURASIP Signal Processing.

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Host: Dr. Mojtaba Soltanalian, Assistant Professor, msol@uic.edu
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