Cooper, A. Brinton

Assoc Research Prof
Electrical And Computer Engineering
www.ece.jhu.edu/cooper

Barton Hall 210
(410) 516-7014
abcooper@jhu.edu

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About

Education
  • Ph.D. 1976, The Johns Hopkins University
Experience
  • 2013 - 2013:  Chair, Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems
  • 2011 - 2011:  Chair, Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems
  • 1998 - 2001:  Adjunct Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Morgan State University
  • 1996 - 2001:  Adjunct Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
  • 1989 - 2001:  Fellow-by-Courtesy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1983 - 2001:  Senior Research Engineer, US Army Research Laboratory
  • Present:  Instructor, Computer & Information Sciences, University of Delaware
  • 1961 - 1968:  Electronics Engineer, Various defense electronics firms in Baltimore area.
  • 1968 - 1983:  Electronics Engineer, Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity
Research Areas
  • CHANNEL coding
  • Fiber optic communications
  • Optical physical layer security
  • Spectral analysis for cognitive radio
Awards
  • 1995:  Best paper in "Signal and Image Processing Session - " Army Science Conference - 1995 - Orlando - FL.
Presentations
  • "Fast Frequency Hopping for Multiuser Communications", Washington DC Chapter.  George Washington University.  March 15, 2001
  • "Fast Frequency Hopping with MFSK for Wireless Networks", Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar.  Maryland.  March 9, 2001
  • "Military and Commercial Communications Systems: Similarities and Differences", International Symposium on Computers and Communications.  Athens, Greece.  July 1, 1998
  • "Sequence Demodulation in Impulsive Noise", International Conference on Telecommunications.  Chalkidiki, Greece.  June 1, 1998
  • "Adaptive Reception in Impulsive Noise", WINLAB Seminar.  NJ.  December 10, 1997
  • "Mixed Rate Multiuser Codes for the T-user Binary Adder Channel", Departmental Seminar.  Newark, DE.  November 20, 1995
  • "Toward a New Method of Decoding Algebraic Codes using Groebner Bases", Tenth Army Mathematics Conference.  West Point, NY.  June 16, 1992
  • "Decoding Using Groebner Bases", Symbolic Computing Seminar.  Ithaca, NY.  December 11, 1991
  • "New Techniques for Decoding BCH Codes", Electrical Engineering Seminar.  MD.  March 1, 1991
  • "Direct Solutions of BCH Syndrome Equations", Graduate Seminar.  CA.  October 3, 1990
  • "An Application of Groebner Bases in Algebraic Error Control Decoding", Graduate Communications Seminar.  Baltimore.  April 2, 1990
  • "An Application of Groebner Bases in Algebraic Error Control Coding", Computer Algebra Seminar.  Newark, DE.  March 12, 1990
  • "Topics in Robust Networking", Center for Intelligent Control Systems.  Cambridge, MA.  September 25, 1989
  • "Groebner Bases and Algebraic Coding", Electrical Engineering Seminar.  Manchester, UK.  July 6, 1989
  • "Groebner Bases and Algebraic Coding", Electronic Engineering Science Seminar.  Bangor, Wales UK.  July 4, 1989

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Yang Y, Petrillo KG, Ting H, Khurgin J, Cooper A, Foster M (2013).  Experimental demonstration of coherent OCDMA using heterodyne detection.  OPTICS LETTERS.  38(13).  2351-2353.
  • Yang Y, Foster M, Khurgin J, Cooper A (2012).  Heterodyne detection using spectral line pairing for spectral phase encoding optical code division multiple access and dynamic dispersion compensation.  Optics express.  20(16).  17600-17609.
  • Yang Y, Cooper A, Khurgin J (2011).  Spectral line pairing for heterodyne OCDMA.  Proc. IEEE Photonics Conf.(PHO).  45-46.
  • Cooper A, Khurgin J, Xu S, Kang J (2007).  Phase and polarization diversity for minimum MAI in OCDMA networks.  Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of.  13(5).  1386-1395.
  • Tayong H, Beasley A, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A, Arce G (2001).  Parametric diversity combining in fast frequency hopping.  Proceedings of the Annual Fedlab Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications/Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP).
  • Cooper A, Hughes BL (1996).  Nearly optimal multiuser codes for the binary adder channel.  Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on.  42(2).  387-398.
  • Cooper A, Kazakos D (1993).  Exponential error bounds for coding through noisy channels with inaccurately known statistics and for generalized decision rules.  Communications, IEEE Transactions on.  41(9).  1329-1334.
  • Cooper A, KAZAKOS D (1992).  Exponential error bounds on codes for noisy channels with inaccurately known statistics and for generalized decision rules(Final Technical Report, Oct. 1990- Oct. 1991).
  • Cooper A (1991).  Finding BCH error locator polynomials in one step.  Electronics Letters.  27(22).  2090-2091.
  • Cooper A (1991).  Finding BCH error locator polynomials in one step.  Electronics Letters.  27(22).  2090-2091.
  • Cooper A (1984).  Code iteration for noisy channels.  Transactions of the 2 nd Army Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computing p 75-84(SEE N 86-14902 05-59).
  • Allison DR, Burr WE, Cooper A, Parker AC, Silio, Jr CB (1979).  A Bus System for the Military Computer Family.  IEEE Computer.
  • Cooper A, Gore WC (1978).  Iterated Codes with Improved Performance.  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.  22(5).  634.
  • Cooper A (1976).  Interated codes with improved performance.
  • Cooper A, Cowley RA, Scherlis LM, Towson DE (1973).  A Statewide Communication System to Support a Regional Program for Emergency Health Care in Maryland.  Maryland State Medical Journal.
  • Cooper A, Cowley RA, Scherlis LM, Towson DE (1973).  A Statewide Communication System to Support a Regional Program for Emergency Health Care in Maryland.  Maryland State Medical Journal.
  • Cooper A, Gore WC (1970).  A Recent Result Concerning the Dual of Polynomial Codes.  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.  IT-16.
  • Cooper A (1970).  Comments on Polynomial Codes.  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.  IT-16.
  • Grubel BC, Bosworth BT, Kossey M, Cooper A, Foster M, Foster A  Authentication using the ultrafast response of reverberant silicon photonic micro-cavities.  Macmillan Publishers Limited.
Book Chapters
  • Cooper A (1998).  Communications and Information Theory.  CRC Handbook for Mechanical Engineers.
  • Cooper A (1994).  Soft decision decoding of Reed-Solomon codes.  Reed-Solomon Codes and Their Applications.  IEEE Press.  108-124.
  • Cooper A (1990).  Direct solution of BCH syndrome equations.  Communications, Control, and Signal Processing.  Elsevier.
  • Cooper A (1976).  Algebraic Codes Constructed from other Algebraic Codes: A Short Survey and Some Recent Results.  Communication Systems and Random Process Theory: Proceedings.  Sijthoff & Noordhoff International Publishers.
Other Publications
  • Cooper A (1990).  Coding Gains for Rank Decoding.  DTIC Report.  DTIC Document.  (BRL Memorandum Report MR-3809).
  • Cooper A (1988).  Soft Decision Decoding of Block Codes.  DTIC Document.  (BRL Memorandum Report MR-3721).
  • Cooper A (1985).  TACFIRE Error Control: Improvements Using Iterated Codes..  ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD.
  • Cooper A (1976).  Interated codes with improved performance.  DTIC Document.
  • Cooper A, Harden WR, Horsey WH, Leary JC, Mayer AJ (1967).  SOLID STATE UHF REPEATER/AMPLIFIER..  DTIC Document.
Conference Proceedings
  • Yang Y, Petrillo KG, Ting H, Khurgin J, Cooper A, Foster M (2013).  Simulation and experimental demonstration of coherent OCDMA using spectral line pairing and heterodyne detection.  Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2013 47th Annual Conference on.  1-6.
  • Yang Y, Petrillo KG, Ting H, Khurgin J, Cooper A, Foster M (2013).  Experimental Demonstration of Coherent OCDMA using Spectral Line Pairing and Heterodyne Detection.  CLEO: Science and Innovations.  CTu2J-3.
  • Yang Y, Cooper A, Khurgin J, Kang J (2011).  Robustness of Coherent SPE-OCDMA to Combined Dispersion Impairments.  Proceedings, 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO '11).  Optical Society of America.
  • Yang Y, Cooper A, Khurgin J, Kang J (2011).  Sequences for impairment mitigation in coherent SPE-OCDMA.  Signal Processing in Photonic Communications.  SPWD6.
  • Yang Y, Cooper A, Khurgin J, Kang J (2011).  Coherent OCDMA receivers with robust performance.  Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2011 45th Annual Conference on.  1-6.
  • Rivera N, Mountain R, Assumpcao L, Williams AA, Cooper A, Lewis DL, Benson RC, Miragliotta JA, Marohn M, Taylor R (2008).  ASSIST-automated system for surgical instrument and sponge tracking.  RFID, 2008 IEEE International Conference on.  297-302.
  • Cooper A, Khurgin J, Xu S, Kang J (2007).  Coherent Optical CDMA with low MAI.  Information Sciences and Systems, 2007. CISS'07. 41st Annual Conference on.  667-672.
  • Cooper A, Khurgin J, Xu S, Kang J (2007).  High spectral efficiency phase diversity coherent optical CDMA with low MAI.  Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference.  JTuA129.
  • Cooper A, Khurgin J, Kang J (2006).  Phase and polarization diversity for OCDMA.  Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics.  CWH4.
  • Khurgin J, Cooper A, Cho PS, Shpantzer I (2006).  Painless fully orthogonal coherent OCDM.  Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications.  CFD5.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A (2005).  Evaluating the performance of reduced fuzzy rank order detector (R-FROD) in an alpha stable environment.  Proceedings, 39-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A (2003).  Assessing the Performance of Fast Frequency-Hopping Diversity Combiners for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.  Proceedings, 37-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins Univrsity.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A (2003).  Assessing the Performance of Fast Frequency-Hopping Diversity Combiners for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.  Proceedings, 37-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins Univrsity.
  • Tayong H, Beasley A, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A (2002).  Adaptive Optimization of a Parametric Receiver for Fast Frequency Hopping.  Proceedings, 36-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.
  • Tayong H, Beasley A, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A (2001).  Bandwidth Efficiency in Fast Frequency Hopping Multiple Access.  Proceedings, 35-th annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Mills DD, Cooper A, Retter CT (2000).  Correlation Properties of Sequences Generated by Polynbomial Compositions.  Proceedings 8-th Annual ARL/US Military Academy Technical Symposium.  US Army Research Laboratory.
  • Mills DD, Cooper A, Retter CT (2000).  Correlation Properties of Sequences Generated by Polynbomial Compositions.  Proceedings 8-th Annual ARL/US Military Academy Technical Symposium.  US Army Research Laboratory.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A, Flaig A, Arce G (2000).  Exploiting the Energy Distribution in Non-Coherent Frequency Hopping Diversity Combining.  Proceedings, 34-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A, Flaig A, Arce G (2000).  Exploiting the Energy Distribution in Non-Coherent Frequency Hopping Diversity Combining.  Proceedings, 34-th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University.
  • Tayong H, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A, Flaig A, Arce G (2000).  A reduced complexity detector for fast frequency hopping.  Proceedings of the Annual Fedlab Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications/Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP).  US Army Research Laboratory.
  • Arce G, Cooper A, Kalluri S (1999).  Maximum Likelihood Decoding of Convolutional Codes for Non-Gaussian Channels.  applications of Heavy Tailed Distributions in Economics, Enginering and Statistics.  American University.
  • Arce G, Cooper A, Kalluri S (1999).  Maximum Likelihood Decoding of Convolutional Codes for Non-Gaussian Channels.  applications of Heavy Tailed Distributions in Economics, Enginering and Statistics.  American University.
  • Arce GR, Cooper A, Kalluri S (1999).  Optimum Sequence Estimation for Non-Gaussian Channels with Intersymbol Interference.  Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Johns Hopkins.
  • Arce G, Cole-Rhodes A, Cooper A, Flaig A, Tayong H (1999).  Fuzzy rank-order detectors for frequency hopping networks.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Fedlab Symposium on Advanced Telecommunications/Information Distribution Research Program (ATIRP), College Park, MD.  121.
  • Arce G, Cooper A, Gonzalez J, Griffith D (1997).  Adaptive reception in impulsive noise.  Information Theory. 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE International Symposium on.  191.
  • Cooper A, Hughes B (1995).  Mixed-rate multiuser codes for the T-user binary adder channel.  Information Theory, 1995. Proceedings., 1995 IEEE International Symposium on.  492.
  • Cooper A (1993).  Toward a new method of decoding algebraic codes using Gröbner bases.  Tenth Army Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computing.  1-11.
  • Cooper A, Hughes BL (1993).  Optimal Multiuser Codes for the Real Adder Channel.  Information Theory, 1993. Proceedings. 1993 IEEE International Symposium on.  82-82.
  • Cooper A (1991).  A one-step algorithm for finding BCH error locator polynomials," in.  International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 1991.  IEEE.  93-93.
  • Cooper A, KAZAKOS D (1991).  Exponential error bounds on codes for noisy channels with inaccurately known statistics and for generalized decision rules(Final Technical Report, Oct. 1990- Oct. 1991).  Proceedings, 25-th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.
  • Cooper A (1991).  A one-step algorithm for finding BCH error locator polynomials.  Information Theory, 1991 (papers in summary form only received), Proceedings. 1991 IEEE International Symposium on (Cat. No. 91CH3003-1).  93-93.
  • Cooper A (1990).  Toward the Direct Solution of BCH Decoding Equations.  IEEE Information Theory Society.
  • Cooper A (1985).  Further Improvements to Iterated Codes.  Abstracts of Papers of the 1985 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.  IEEE.
  • Cooper A (1985).  Code iteration for noisy channels.  Transactions of the 2nd Army Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computing.  1.  75-84.
  • Cooper A (1976).  Improved Iterative Codes.  Proceedings 10th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.  Department of Electrical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins Univrsity.
  • Grubel BC, Bosworth B, Kossey M, Cooper A, Foster M, Foster A (2016).  Secure Authentication using the Ultrafast Response of Chaotic Silicon Photonic Microcavities.  IEEE Photonics Society.
  • Mills D, Retter C, Cooper A  Correlation and linear span properties of nonlinear binary sequences generated by elements of large orders.  Proceedings, 8-th Annual ARL/US Military Academy Technical Symposium.
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