Matt O’Shaughnessy, a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has won the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.
O’Shaughnessy’s proposed research involves developing methods to extract information from data by combining statistical models with tools from signal processing and machine learning. For example, in imaging applications, clever algorithms can improve resolution and acquisition time without requiring complex and expensive hardware. He is currently working on an application involving photoacoustic imaging, a recent medical imaging technology that combines the advantages of optical and acoustic imaging.
Co-advised by ECE Associate Professor Christopher J. Rozell and ECE Assistant Professor Mark A. Davenport, O’Shaughnessy is the fourth known student from ECE to receive the NDSEG Fellowship. He joins Abbie Kressner who was also advised by Rozell and who graduated with her Ph.D. in 2015; Jordan Greenlee who was advised by W. Alan Doolittle and graduated with his Ph.D. in 2013; and Robert Friedlander who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. under the direction of Anthony J. Yezzi.
Administered by the American Society for Engineering Education, the NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research, under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering.