A Java-DSP workshop will be held on January 4, 2011 at the DSP/SPE Workshop.
The participants of this workshop will be
exposed to the utility of the Java-DSP education software in
multidisciplinary signal and data analysis applications. The session
will be interactive and participants will use and assess an exercise
that involves step-by-step online simulations using Java-DSP. Examples
of prepackaged online laboratory exercises generated in 2010 that can
be disseminated in certain types of data related courses will also be
presented. An interactive learning environment, involving online quiz
synchronized with multiple Java-DSP simulations, will be of special
interest to the participants. i-JDSP, the newly developed version of
Java-DSP running on Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, will be demonstrated
at the workshop. Apart from basic modules that will be useful for DSP
courses, new modules in music and audio signal processing, wireless
communications, and power systems will also be presented. The workshop
will be useful to instructors and practitioners with interests in
signals and systems, DSP, data analysis for earth systems and geology,
signal analysis for music courses and other applications.
Workshop Activities and Objectives:
This workshop will include tutorials and examples to demonstrate how
instructors can use Java-DSP in their classes both as a demonstration
tool and as a tool that enables them to provide multidisciplinary
laboratory experiences to on-campus and distance learning students. The
session will be conducted as a computer workshop and participants will
program, and execute Java-DSP-based exercises and scripts.
The objectives are:
- to learn how to use Java-DSP. Documentation and instruction will be given to get participants started.
- to learn how to use the signal and data
generator and the filter functions. Programming Java-DSP demos to help
students understand linear system and filtering concepts.
- to learn how to use the FFT to compute spectra of signals.
- to learn how to use other pre-canned signal functions.
- to learn how to use J-DSP scripts to embed demonstrations in web courses.
- to enable participants to design their own J-DSP laboratory exercises.
- to demonstrate to the participants how to carry an assessment of their exercises.
workshop is intended for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Geology and Earth Systems, and other engineering faculty and
instructors teaching courses that involve signal and data analysis.
Participants are strongly encouraged to being their own laptops at the
will be able to use the Java-DSP software and laboratories, design
their own J-DSP based laboratories and exercises, and form and execute
an effective evaluation plan of these exercises. Participants will be
able to plan an adaptation of these practices and materials to their
This work is sponsored by the NSF Phase 3 grant award 0817596 (DWS 0380).