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Frontiers in Education Conference 2009

San Antonio, Texas

Workshop: Designing Multidisciplinary Signal and Data Analysis Laboratories using Java-DSP

(Award No. NSF Award 0817596)


The Java-DSP Workshop was held at the FIE 2009 conference on October 18, 2009 [Photo Gallery]

This workshop exposed participants to the utility of the Java-DSP education software in multidisciplinary signal and data analysis applications. This interactive session allowed participants to use and assess an exercise that involved step-by-step online simulations using J-DSP. Examples of prepackaged online laboratory exercises that can be disseminated in certain types of courses werel also be presented. The session was of interest 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.



  • Presentation by Dr. Andreas Spanias (Introduction to Java-DSP)
  • Introductory exercise of Java-DSP
  • A sample evaluation of Java-DSP
  • Hands on session - Participants attempt the Java-DSP exercise
  • Presentation by Karthikeyan N. Ramamurthy (Java-DSP and Earth Systems)
  • Presentation by Jayaraman J. Thiagarajan (Interfacing Java-DSP to external applications)
  • Demo of Java-DSP with hardware motes



  • To learn to use Java-DSP. Documentation and instruction will be given.
  • To get participants started
  • To learn how to use signal and data generator and filter functions
  • Programming Java-DSP demos to helo students understand linear system and filtering concepts
  • To learn how to use FFT to compute spectra of signals
  • To learn how to use other pre-canned signal functions
  • To learn how to use Java-DSP scripts to embed demonstrations in web courses
  • To enable participants to design their own Java-DSP laboratory exercises
  • To demonstrate to the participants how to carry an assessment of their exercises

All the participants will be provided with the Java-DSP software and a copy of the text, Digital Signal Processing; An Interactive Approach, written by Dr. Andreas Spanias.




List of Attendees

Cajetan Akujuobi Prairie View AM Univ
David Beck Valparaiso Univ
Brian Daku USAK
Chad Davis Univ of Oklahama
Sami Khorbotly Ohio Northern Univ
Mehruba Mehrubeouglu Texas A&M
Edward Doering Rose-Hulman
Jayaraman J. Thiagarajan Arizona State Univ
Karthikeyan N. Ramamurthy Arizona State Univ


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Multidisciplinary Initiative on Distance Learning Technologies
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