Communications Research in Signal Processing (CRISP)

Our group is called CRISP - Communications Research in Signal Processing. CRISP started at Cornell University in 2001 and has moved at UC Davis in 2008. Prof. Anna Scaglione is the director. We use tools of system theory, digital and statistical signal processing, communications and information theory to investigate algorithms that solve network problems and to perform inference on network signals.

Research Interests

Smart Grid
Renewable Integration and Demand Response
Intelligent Control and Communications for Cyber-Physical Systems
Security Enhancements for SCADA Systems
RF Communications
Wireless Relay Networks Analysis, Network MIMO
Powerline, HF Channel Modeling and Communication Design
Network Science
Gossiping Protocols, Multi-agent Interactions and Network Flows
Bio-inspired Coordination, Synchronization and Access
Analysis of Power Grid Topology

Short Biography

Prof. Anna Scaglione (M.Sc.'95, Ph.D. '99) is currently Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California at Davis. She joined UC Davis in 2008, after leaving Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, where she started as Assistant Professor in 2001 and became Associate Professor in 2006; prior to joining Cornell she was Assistant Professor in the year 2000-2001, at the University of New Mexico.

She is a Fellow of the IEEE since 2011 and was honored by both the Signal Processing and the Communication Societies. She is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2002 to 2005, and from 2008 to 2011 in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2008, where she was Area Editor in 2010-11. She has been general chair of the workshop SPAWC 2005 in the Signal Processing for Communication Committee from 2004 to 2009 and is in the steering committee for the conference Smartgridcomm since 2010 and is currently in the Board of Governors of the SIgnal Processing Society. Dr. Scaglione is the first author of the paper that received the 2000 IEEE Signal Processing Transactions Best Paper Award; she has also received the NSF Career Award in 2002 and she is co-recipient of the Ellersick Best Paper Award (MILCOM 2005) and of the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award. Her expertise is in the broad area of signal processing for communication systems and networks. Her current research focuses on studying and enabling decentralized learning and signal processing in networks of sensors. She also focuses on sensor systems and networking models for the demand side management and reliable energy delivery.

Cirriculum Vitae [PDF]

Photo: Hedy Lamar

"I do not think that the wireless waves I have discovered will have any practical application."
-Heinrich R. Hertz


Photo: Hedy Lamar

Photo: Hedy Lamar
Inventor of Frequency Hopping