George E. Ioup, Ph.D.


George E. Ioup received a SB in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in physics from the University of Florida. After one-year appointments as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut and as an assistant professor of physics at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, he joined the Department of Physics, University of New Orleans (UNO). He is now University Research Professor of Physics and Geophysics. He currently serves as Director of UNO at Stennis Space Center and has been president of the Southeastern Geophysical Society (SGS). He has received the Amoco Outstanding Educator Award. His research interests include acoustic, geophysical, and aerospace signal analysis and processing; deconvolution, mathematical digital filtering, and spectral estimation; Fourier and wavelet transforms; higher order correlations and spectra; underwater acoustics; modeling and simulation; and computational physics. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (Citation: For contributions to signal processing in underwater acoustics), Honorary Life Member of the Southern Geographical Society, and a member of APS, IEEE, OSA, SEG, and AGU.

Dr. George E. Ioup
University Research Professors
Dept. of Physics
Univ of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
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Education:
1968 Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida
1962 S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience :
2003-present - University Research Professor, UNO
1986-present - Professor of Physics and Geophysics, Department of Physics, University of New Orleans
1989-present - Director, University of New Orleans at Stennis Space Center
1991-1996 - Director, Center for Energy Resources Management, UNO
1988-1990 - Coordinator, Geophysics Program, UNO
1986-1988 - Director, Geophysical Research Laboratory, UNO
Summers 1986-89- Navy-ASEE Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, Acoustics Division, NRL/Stennis

Awards:
Honorary Life Member, awarded by Southeastern Geophysical Society, May 2004
University of New Orleans University Research Professor, awarded August 2003
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, awarded 2002, Citation: “For Contributions to Signal Processing in Underwater Acoustics”
L.S.U. System Distinguished Undergraduate Educator, 1976, Amoco Foundation, $1000.

Research Interests:
Acoustic, geophysical, and aerospace signal analysis and processing; deconvolution, mathematical digital filtering, and spectral estimation; Fourier and wavelet transforms; higher order correlations and spectra; underwater acoustics; modeling and simulation; and computational physics.

Relevant Recent Publications:
“Acoustic propagation studies for sperm whale vocalization analysis during LADC experiments,” Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, and Jerald W. Caruthers, presented at the High-Frequency Ocean Acoustics Conference, LaJolla, CA, 1-5 March 2004, and published in High-Frequency Ocean Acoustics, Michael B. Porter, Martin Siderius, and William A. Kuperman, editors, AIP Conference Proceedings, 288-295 (2004).

“Multichannel Moment Detectors for Transients in Shallow-Water Noise,” L. A. Pflug, G. E. Ioup, and J. W. Ioup, IEEE Jour. of Oceanic Engineering 29, 157-168 (2004).

“Case History: MIM and nonlinear least-squares inversions of AEM data in Barataria Basin, Louisiana,” Melissa Whitten Bryan, Kenneth W. Holladay, Clyde J. Bergeron, Jr., Juliette W. Ioup, and George E. Ioup, Geophysics 68, 1126-1131 (2003).

“Measurements of Ambient Noise and Sperm Whale Vocalizations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Using Near Bottom Hydrophones,” Joal Newcomb, Robert Fisher, Robert Field, Grayson Rayborn, Stan Kuczaj, George Ioup, Juliette Ioup, Altan Turgut, presented at MTS/IEEE OCEANS2002, 29-31 Oct 2002, Biloxi, MS, and published in the Proceedings, 1365-1371 (2002).

“Acoustic Pulse Propagation Studies in the Gulf of Mexico,” Jerald W. Caruthers, Vladimir Kamenkovich, Natalia Sidorovskaia, Ilya Udovydchenkov, and George Ioup, presented at MTS/IEEE OCEANS2002, 29-31 Oct 2002, Biloxi, MS, and published in the Proceedings, 1434-1437 (2002).

“Nonorthogonality of Measured Normal Modes in a Shallow Water Waveguide,” Grayson H. Rayborn, Juliette W. Ioup, and George E. Ioup, book chapter in Acoustic Interaction with Submerged Elastic Structures, Vol. 3, Chapter 7, 215-238, Dr. Arde Guran, ed., World Scientific Publishing Company Pte. Ltd. (invited) (2002).

“Metropolis Monte Carlo Deconvolution Technique Compared to Iterative Methods for Noisy Data,” Amini, Abolfazl M., Ioup, George E., and Ioup, Juliette W., Proc. SPIE Vol. 4380, p. 552-563, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition X, Ivan Kadar; Ed. (2001).

“Multilayer MIM inversion of AEM data: Theory and field example,” Clyde J. Bergeron, Jr., Juliette W. Ioup, Yan Wu, George E. Ioup, and Kenneth W. Holladay, Geophysics 66, 125-136 (2001).

“Performance of sinusoidally deformed hydrophone arrays,” Deanna M. Caveny, Donald R. Del Balzo, James H. Leclere, and George E. Ioup, Jour. Acoust. Soc Am., 105, 2203-2209 (1999).

“Functional Inputs to Threshold Correlation Detectors for Oscillatory Transient Signals,” L.A. Pflug, E.G. Ioup, and J.W. Ioup, IEEE Jour. Of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 24, 67-80 (1999).

“Comparison of Inversion Results from AEM Data to Field Measurements in Barataria Bay, Louisiana,” Clyde J. Bergeron, Jr., Juliette W. Ioup, Yan Wu, George E. Ioup, Kenneth W. Holladay, Greg Hymel, Wayne H. Hudnall, L. Cecil Dharmasri, Ramona Pelletier, and Larry Rouse, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Proceedings, 2024-2027 (1998).

“Noise removal and compression using a wavelet transform,” Juliette W. Ioup and George E. Ioup, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Proceedings, 1076-1079 (1998).

“Delineation of Coastal Near-Surface Geology Using Airborne Electromagnetic Profiling,” K. W. Holladay, C. J. Bergeron, J.W. Ioup, G.E. Ioup, Y. Wu, J. R. Brusstar, G. Hymel, A. Massasati, W. H. Hudnall, L. C. Dharmasri, R. E. Pelletier, and L. J. Rouse, Proc. 5th Intl. Conf. On Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, I pp. 451-458 (1998).

“Known Source Detection Predictions for Higher Order Correlators,” L.A. Pflug, G.E. Ioup, and J.W. Ioup, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 103, 2469-2477 (1998).

“Layer Thickness and Conductivities from Inversion of AEM Data from Barataria Basin, Louisiana,” Juliette W. Ioup, Clyde Bergeron, George E. Ioup, Yan Wu, John Brusstar, Kenneth W. Holladay, Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 92-99 (1998).

“Correlation of inversion results of AEM data with ground measurements in Barataria Bay, Louisiana,” Clyde J. Bergeron, Jr., Juliette W. Ioup, Yan Wu, George E. Ioup, Kenneth W. Holladay, Wayne H. Hudnall, L. Cecil Dharmasri, Ramona T. Pelletier, Proceedings of AEM 98, International Conference on Airborne Electromagnetics, 2.p2 pages 1-16 (1998).

“The Effects of Ambient Shipping Noise on the Performance of Single and Multiple Channel Moment Detectors for Unknown Transient Signals,” L.A. Pflug, G.E. Ioup, and J.W. Ioup, NRL/FR/7173–97-9678 (1998).

“Higher Order Moment Detection of Transients in Measured Shallow-Water Noise,” Lisa A. Pflug, George E. Ioup, and Juliette W. Ioup, Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Higher Order Statistics, 405-409 (1997).

“Variability in Higher Order Statistics of Measured Shallow-Water Shipping Noise,” Lisa Pflug, George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, and Pamela Jackson, Proceedings of the IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Higher Order Statistics, 400-404 (1997).

“Low Pass Filtering of AEM Fields by MIM Impulse Functions,” Clyde J. Bergeron, Jr., Ninke Yi, Juliette W. Ioup, and George E. Ioup, Marine Tech. Soc. J. 30, 14-19 (1996-97).
Deconvolution II (book), eds. Enders Robinson and Osman Osman, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Reprint Series, ed. Dan Ebrom, 1996, reprinted by invitation the following two papers:

“Iterative Deconvolution,” G.E. Ioup and J.W. Ioup, Geophysics 48, pp. 1287-1290 (1983), book pages 295-298 (1996); and

“Autocorrelation Estimation Using Constrained Iterative Spectral Deconvolution,” Murali Ramaswamy and George E. Ioup, Geophysics 54, 381-391 (1989), book pages 299-309 (1996).

Publication Summary:
One book edited; seventy-two journal and proceedings articles and book chapters published; six technical reports; 96 published abstracts of papers presented at national or international meetings and 22 at regional meetings, one book review, and reviewer for ten journals.