Benedito Fonseca, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Electrical Engineering
Office Location: EB 344
Office Phone: 815-753-0557
Email: bfonseca@niu.edu

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

Patents

(22 total, 11 as first inventor)

  • Fonseca, Jr., B. J. B.; Vasudevan, V.; Ishtiaq, F.; Braskich, A.; “System to build advertisement database from unreliable sources”; US 10,909,161 (Awarded in February 2021).
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; Braskich, A.; Ishtiaq, F.; Smith, A. ; “Processing segments of closed-caption text using external sources”; US 9,854,202 (Awarded in December 2017).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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., "Optimizing Thresholds of the Scan Statistic to Improve Its Worst Case Detection Performance in Sensor Detection Systems"; in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Vol. 7, pp. 249-258. 2021.
  • Vegrzyn, R.; Fonseca Jr, B. J. B.; ``Optimizing Sensor Locations to Improve the Worst Case Detection Performance of Sensor Detection Systems''; 55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2021); March 24-26, 2021.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B., "A Clustering Algorithm to Improve the Scan Statistic in Sensor Detection Systems"; in IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 10373-10389, Jan. 2020.
  • Srikar Meka, Fonseca Jr., B. J. B., “Improving Route Selections in ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks”; in Sensors, no. 1, Article 164, 34 pages, 2020.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; “A Simpler Method to Build Nonintersecting Cluster Sets to Compute Lower Bounds for the Probability of Detection of Sensor Detection Systems using the Scan Statistic”; in 2020 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology; July 31st-August 1st, 2020.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B., "Designing Conservative Sensor Detection Systems With the Scan Statistic Under Emitter Location Uncertainty," in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 711-722, Dec. 2019.
  • Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; "Simple Bounds for the Probability of False Alarm to Design Sensor Detection Systems using the Scan Statistic," in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 70-85, Jul. 2018.
  • Vadlamani, L.; Agyemang, K.; Fonseca Jr., B. J. B.; “Experiments with a Low-Cost Infrared Camera to Remotely Monitor Athlete Runners”, 2018 International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT 2018); March 2018.
  • 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. “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.; “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

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)
  • Itautec/IPT (Brazil): Electronics engineer designing interactive voice-response machines (1994 – 1995)

Benedito Fonseca

ACUE Credentialed Educator
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