One of the defining topics for biomedical engineering, signal processing is playing an increasingly important role in modern times, mostly due to the ever-increasing popularity of portable, wearable, implantable, wireless, and miniature medical sensors/devices. The primary function of all the medical devices is acquisition and analysis of some kind of physiological data, often in a semi continuous real-time manner. From a medical stand point, the benefits that the devices offer pertain to complementing the physician in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. High-quality signal processing algorithm is a vital part of this process. On the research side, accurate signal processing plays a fundamentally important role in a medical device's validation and translation from bench to bedside. Mastering this important topic can equip the student with skills that can be immediately applied in real-life technological innovations. This new online course will primarily focus on advanced topics in signal processing, including linear and non-linear analysis of primary electro-physiological signals. Topics will include more traditional Auto-regressive Moving Average Analysis, spectral analysis, and singular value decomposition as well as advanced methods such as entropy computation, dimensionality estimation, state-space reconstruction, recurrence time analysis, parameter estimation, etc. Students will be challenged to write their own algorithms to reproduce select published research results.
585.409 Mathematical Methods for Applied Biomedical Engineering; 535.441 Mathematical Methods for Engineers; or written permission from the instructor. Knowledge of MATLAB is strongly recommended.