Aleksandar Dogandžic

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Main Office

3119 Coover
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-294-0500



University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia Electrical Engineering, Dipl. Ing., 1995

University of Illinois at Chicago Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), M.S., 1997

University of Illinois at Chicago EECS, Ph.D., 2001

Interest Areas

Research Interests:
Statistical signal processing theory and applications
Sensor array and multichannel signal processing
Statistical signal processing and applications to NDE and biomedicine
Personal and Professional Goals:
  • Develop methods for detecting defects and estimating their properties from noisy NDE measurements
  • Develop sparse signal recovery algorithms, with application to X-ray CT for NDE
  • corresponding statistical performance measures.
Synergistic Activities:
Technical Committee Membership: Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee, since 2007 and Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee, since 2011; Conference Organization Activities: Session chair, “Image and Signal Analysis,” 32nd Annu. Review Progress Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Aug. 2005; “Flaw Imaging and Characterization,” 33rd Annu. Review Progress Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Portland, OR, Aug. 2006; “Detection and Estimation,” Int. Conf. Acoust., Speech, Signal Processing (ICASSP 2007), Honolulu, HI, Apr. 2007; “Detection and Estimation,” Asilomar Conf. Signals, Syst. Comput., Monterey, CA, Nov. 2006 and Nov. 2007; “ Inversion, Reconstruction, and Characterization,” 36th Annu. Review Progress Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Kingston, RI, Jul. 2009; Tutorial: “Model-Based Statistical Signal Processing with Applications to NDE,” 2004 Summer Workshop on Signal Processing for Nondestructive Methods, World Federation of NDE Centers, CNDE, Ames, IA, July 2004; Editorship: Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2006–2010. Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2008–present.

Brief Biography

Professional Academic Experience:

2007–                          Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA

Aug. 2001–2007        Assistant Professor, ECpE Department, Iowa State University

Spring 2001               Lecturer, EECS Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

1996, 1998–2000      Research Assistant, EECS Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

Aug. 1995–1996       Teaching Assistant, EECS Department, University of Illinois at Chicago
Honors and Awards, Professional Society Memberships:
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), since July 2006; 2006 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation; 2006–2007 Litton Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, ISU; 2004 Signal Processing Magazine Award; 2003 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award; 2001 Outstanding Thesis in the Division of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago; Summa cum laude, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1995
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors:
Professor Arye Nehorai, now with Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Publications

  • R. Gu and A. Dogandži?, “Sparse signal reconstruction from polychromatic X-ray CT measurements via mass attenuation discretization,” Rev. Progress QNDE, 2014.
  • A. Dogandži? and B. Zhang, “Bayesian NDE defect signal analysis,” IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 55, pp. 372–378, Jan. 2007.
  • A. Dogandži? and P. Xiang, “Estimating statistical properties of eddy-current signals from steam generator tubes,” IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 53, pp. 3342–3348, Aug. 2005.