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Research Expertise


Collectively, CANVAS researchers have:

  • 100+ patents
  • 200,000+ google scholar citations
  • world-leading expertise in:
    • biometric recognition
    • computer vision
    • deep learning and multi-modality fusion
    • electromagnetics, radars, and novel antenna design
    • signal and image processing
    • high-assurance computing

MSU has strong and diverse expertise in disciplines related to autonomous and connected vehicles, with long-standing research programs in electromagnetics, computer vision, pattern recognition, and visual analysis. Our capacity to broaden collaborations within CANVAS spans the university in the Colleges of Engineering, Communication Arts and Sciences, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Natural Science, and the Eli Broad College of Business. Within the College of Engineering, CANVAS researchers are housed in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); Computer Science and Engineering (CSE); Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE); Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE); Mechanical Engineering (ME); and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHEMS).

1  Member of the National Academy of Engineering
2  Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and/or SAE
3  Fellow Recognition from industry
4  National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award

Hayder Radha 2, 3
CANVAS Director and Faculty Coordinator
Professor & Associate Chair for Research (ECE)
(517) 432-9958


Linos Jacovides 1, 2
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Anil Jain 1, 2
University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Rodney Tabaczynski 1, 2, 3
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Shanker Balasubramaniam 2
Subir Biswas
Vishnu Boddeti
Prem Chahal
Betty Cheng
Richard Enbody
Timothy Gates
Mehrnaz Ghamami
Tongtong Li 4
Xiaoming Liu
Alex Liu 4
Daniel Morris
Jeffrey Nanzer
John Papapolymerou 2, 4
Jian Ren 4
Arun Ross 4
Ed Rothwell 2
Vaibhav Srivastava

Xiaobo Tan 2, 4
Cagri Ulusoy
John Verboncoeur 2
Sangmin Yoo
Mi Zhang
Ali Zockaie