Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

Professor of Statistical Science

External address: 
119 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708-0291
Phone: 
(919) 681-6436

Overview

Lawrence Carin earned the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1985, 1986, and 1989, respectively. In 1989 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Polytechnic University (Brooklyn) as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate Professor there in 1994. In September 1995 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Duke University, where he is now a Professor, and Vice Provost for Research. From 2003-2014 he held the William H. Younger Distinguished Professorship, and he was ECE Department Chair from 2011-2014. Dr Carin's early research was in the area of electromagentics and sensing, and over the last 15 years his research has moved to applied statistics and machine learning. He has recently served on the Program Committee for the following machine learning conferences: International Conf. on Machine Learning (ICML), Neural and Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), and Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). He was previously an Associate Editor (AE) of the IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, the IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, and the SIAM J. of Imaging Science. He is currently an AE for the J. of Machine Learning Research. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park 1989

  • M.Sc.Eng., University of Maryland, College Park 1986

  • B.S.E., University of Maryland, College Park 1985

Selected Grants

Adaptive Multi-Modality Inverse Scattering for Targets Embedded in General Stochastic Environments awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2007

Analysis and Modeling of GPR Sensors awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2006

Modeling and Signal Processing for EMI Sensing of Landmines, In Support of AMD System (supplement) awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2006

Hybrid Computational Electromagnetics for Simulating Radar Scattering from a Ship over a Rough Sea Surface awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

Integration of Duke NIITEK Technology for a Prototype GPR-QR System awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2006

Development of a Dielectric-Rod Antenna System for Coupling with QR Landmine Sensing awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2005

New Techniques for Detection and Identification of Submerged Elastic Targets awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2005

ICA Feature Extraction and SVM Classification of FLIR Imagery awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2005

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