Lawrence Carin

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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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 ten 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 of the IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, and he is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing and the SIAM J. of Imaging Science. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Vice Provost for Research
Contact Information:

  • 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


Signal Processing

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Cleanup Project of the Year, Department of Defense, SERDP, 2000 and 2005
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2001
  • Member, White House Advisory Panel on the Future of Landmine Research, 2002
  • National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1992
  • Paper of the Year, Applied High-Power Electromagnetics, 2000
  • Research Award, Duke University, School of Engineering, 2002
  • Tau Beta Pi

Courses Taught:
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 493: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 891: Internship

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Lu, Y; Carin, L; Coifman, R; Shain, W; Roysam, B, Quantitative Arbor Analytics: Unsupervised Harmonic Co-Clustering of Populations of Brain Cell Arbors Based on L-Measure, Neuroinformatics, vol 13 no. 1 (2015), pp. 47-63 [10.1007/s12021-014-9237-2] [abs].
    • Duarte-Carvajalino, JM; Lenglet, C; Xu, J; Yacoub, E; Ugurbil, K; Moeller, S; Carin, L; Sapiro, G, Estimation of the CSA-ODF using Bayesian compressed sensing of multi-shell HARDI., Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol 72 no. 5 (2014), pp. 1471-1485 [10.1002/mrm.25046] [abs].
    • Yang, J; Yuan, X; Liao, X; Llull, P; Brady, DJ; Sapiro, G; Carin, L, Video compressive sensing using Gaussian mixture models., IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol 23 no. 11 (2014), pp. 4863-4878 [10.1109/tip.2014.2344294] [abs].
    • Kaganovsky, Y; Li, D; Holmgren, A; Jeon, H; MacCabe, KP; Politte, DG; O'Sullivan, JA; Carin, L; Brady, DJ, Compressed sampling strategies for tomography., Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol 31 no. 7 (2014), pp. 1369-1394 [10.1364/josaa.31.001369] [abs].
    • Ray, P; Zheng, L; Lucas, J; Carin, L, Bayesian joint analysis of heterogeneous genomics data., Bioinformatics, vol 30 no. 10 (2014), pp. 1370-1376 [10.1093/bioinformatics/btu064] [abs].