Morteza Shahram


I have finished my PhD. Currently I am a postdoctoral Student at Stanford University working with Prof David Donoho.

My homepage in Stanford.




PhD Candidate

Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing Lab

Electrical Engineering Department

University of California, Santa Cruz

Email: my last name ATsoeDOTucscDOTedu

Advisor: Prof. Peyman Milanfar



Research at Present

Research in the Past

Other Interests





Research at Present:

q       Detection/Estimation Theory

q       Resolution Limits in Imaging and Array Processing. Selected Publications:


        Morteza Shahram and Peyman Milanfar, "Imaging Below the Diffraction Limit: A Statistical Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 677-689, May 2004.

        Morteza Shahram and Peyman Milanfar, "On the Resolvability of Sinusoids with Nearby Frequencies in the Presence of Noise", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

        Morteza Shahram and Peyman Milanfar, "Statistical and Information-Theoretic Analysis of Resolution in Imaging", Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

        Morteza Shahram and Peyman Milanfar, "Improved Spectral Analysis of Nearby Tones Using Local Detectors", the proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing, March 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research in the Past:

q       Clustering and Classification Algorithms

q       Signal/Image Compression

q       Multirate Signal Processing (Wavelets and Filterbanks)

q       Biomedical Signal Processing and Classification

        Morteza Shahram and Kambiz Nayebi, Classification of Multi-Channel ECG Signals Using a Cross-Distance Analysis, 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC-2001,

        Morteza Shahram and Kambiz Nayebi, ECG Beat Classification Based on a Cross-Distance Analysis, Sixth International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA-2001, August 2001,


Other Interests:

q       Racquetball

q       Soccer (Indoors/Outdoors)

q       Squash






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