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Benedito Fonseca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department

Electrical Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)
  • MSEE Universidade de Sao Paulo - Brazil (1999)
  • BSEE Universidade de Sao Paulo - Brazil (1994)

Research Interests

  • Distributed sensor systems; wireless sensor networks
  • Statistical Signal Processing; Statistical Detection Theory
  • Simulation of wireless communication and/or sensing systems
  • Audio Signal Processing; Audio Fingerprinting
  • Image Signal Processing; Image Registration methods
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detection and reconstruction

Patents

  • Fonseca Jr., B.J.B.; Dellahy, I.; Li, Renxiang; Emeott, S. "Detection of failures in advertisement replacement"; U.S. 9,596,491 (Awarded in March 2017)
  • Bonta, J.; Baum, K.; Calcev, G.; Fonseca Jr., B.J.B.; "Method and apparatus for distributing video"; U.S. 9,510,061 (Awarded in November 2016)
  • Fonseca Jr., B.J.B.; Ishtiaq, F.; Li, R.; Emeott, S.P.; Smith, A.M.; Braskich, A.; "Selection of thumbnails for video segments"; U.S. 9,398,326 (Awarded in July 2016)
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Baum, K.; Ishtiaq, F.; Needham, M.; “Systems and methods for interactive broadcast content”; US 9,307,337 (Awarded in April 5, 2016)
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Baum, K.; Ishtiaq, F.; Williams, J.; “Signature matching of corrupted audio signal”; US 9,301,070 (Awarded in March 29, 2016)
  • Gandhi, B.; Fonseca Jr., B. J. B., “Time-synchronizing a parallel feed of secondary content with primary media content”; US 9,118,951 (Awarded in 2015)
  • Smith, N.; Baker, M.; Bonta, J.; Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Mangalvedhe, N.; “Method and apparatus for resource negotiation in a direct communication link network” U.S. Patent 8,634,352. (Awarded in 2014)
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Metke, A. R.; “Method and System for Distributed Admission Control in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs),” US Patent 8,432,797 (Awarded in 2013).
  • Fonseca Jr, B. J. B.; Bonta, J. D.; “Method for controlling a wake up rate of nodes operating within a multi-hop communication system,” US Patent 8,243,639 (Awarded in 2012).
  • Bonta, J. D.; Calcev, G.; Fonseca Jr, B. J. B.; Mangalvedhe, N. R.; Smith, N. J.; “System for enabling mobile coverage extension and peer-to-peer communications in an ad hoc network and method of operation therefor,” US Patent 8,068,454 (Awarded in 2011).
  • Bonta, J. D.; Calcev, G.; Fonseca Jr, B. J. B.; Mangalvedhe, N. R.; Michels, J. P. ; Smith, N. J.; “System and Method of Resource Allocation within a Communication System,” US Patent 7,894,371 (Awarded in 2011).
  • Fonseca Jr,. B. J. B.; Calcev, G.; Michels, J. P.; “Method and System for Transitioning between a Distributed Ad Hoc Network Architecture and a Cluster Ad Hoc Network Architecture,” US Patent 7,792,059, (Awarded in 2010).
  • Calcev, G.; Bonta, J. D.; Fonseca Jr, B. J. B.; “Method and Apparatus for Route Discovery within a Communication System,” U.S. Patent 7,466,665 (Awarded in 2008).
  • Fonseca Jr,. B. J. B.; Bonta, J. D.; “Method and Apparatus for Route Discovery within a Communication System,” U.S. Patent 7,463,612 (Awarded in 2008).
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Bonta, J. D.; Calcev, G.; “Method and Apparatus for Relaying Information in an Ad Hoc Network,” U.S. Patent 6,735,417 (Awarded in 2004).

Publications

  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B. “How Conservative Is a Sensor Detection System with the Scan Statistic Designed Using the Union Bound?”; 51st Conf. on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS'2017), March 2017
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.“Designing Conservative Sensor Detection Systems with Emitter Location Uncertainty”; IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems; vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 750-761, April 2017.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; “Improving the Scan Statistic to Design Sensor Detection Systems”; IEEE 9th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM 2016). July 2016.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B. “Enlarged Deployment Regions to Circumvent the Conditional Dependence and Composite Hypothesis Problems in Sensor Detection Systems”; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,Vol. 63, Iss. 3,  pp. 636-646, February 2015.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B. “Least Favorable Distributions to Facilitate the Design of Detection Systems with Sensors at Deterministic Locations”; 52nd annual Allerton Conf. on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton'14); October 2014. 
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B. Gubner, J. A.; “Least Favorable Distributions for the Design of Randomly Deployed Sensor Detection Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 60, Iss. 1, pp. 661-680, January 2014.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B. “Vanishing Decay Functions and Enlarged Deployment Regions to Facilitate the Design of Randomly Deployed Sensor Detection Systems,” 47th Conf. on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS'2013), March 2013.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Gubner, J. A.; “ Least Favorable Distributions for the Design of Sensor Detection Systems in Non-Circular Regions of Interest,” Proc. 2012 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP'12), pp. 516-519, Aug. 2012.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Gubner, J. A.; “ Least and Most Favorable Distributions for the Design of Randomly Deployed Sensor Detection Systems,” Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Information Fusion (FUSION), pp. 1-8, Jul. 2011.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Gubner, J. A.; “ Analysis of Randomly Deployed Sensor Detection Systems under Least Favorable Distributions,” 48th Allerton Conf. on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton'10), pp. 325-332, Sept. 2010.

Professional Associations

  • IEEE 
  • Sigma Xi

Work Experience

  • ARRIS Inc, Research engineer on multimedia signal processing (2013 – 2015)
  • Motorola Inc Research engineer on cellular systems, ad hoc networks, video transmission protocols, and multimedia signal processing (1999 – 2013)
  • Motorola (Brazil) Systems engineer designing two-way radio communication systems (1995- 1999)
  • Itaute/IPT (Brazil) Electronics engineer designing interactive voice-response machines (1994 – 1995)

 Benedito Fonseca

Contact

815-753-0557
bfonseca@niu.edu
EB 344

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