IEEE Winnipeg Section


IEEE Waves Chapter Seminar – Dec. 11, 2018

IEEE Winnipeg Waves Chapter (APS/MTTS/VTS) is pleased to present the following seminar:


Seminar Title: 

Progress on Electromagnetic and Acoustic Wavefield Imaging for Biomedical and Agricultural Applications



Prof. Joe LoVetri

Professor and Head

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada



Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11.30 am



EITC E2-330 (Fort Garry Campus; Engineering Building)



In this presentation, I will give an overview of the progress that has been made during the past decade in the area of electromagnetic and acoustic wavefield imaging by researchers in the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory (EIL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. The talk, as well as the research area, divides naturally into a discussion of inverse problems, inversion algorithms, experimental systems, and imaging applications. In the area of inverse problems I will overview the various electromagnetic and ultrasonic mathematical formulations available and discuss the general issue of their ill-posedness. I will then discuss some of the algorithms the EIL has been working on for the solution of these problems. This includes the concept of multimodal microwave/ultrasonic (MW/US) imaging: the choices available on the fusion of quantitative and qualitative algorithms. I will then turn to the experimental systems we’ve built to verify our research and the progress being made on the commercialization of a system for the imaging of stored grain. I will discuss the use of multimodal MW/US imaging for breast imaging and the plans we have on developing systems for this application.



Joe LoVetri received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1991. He has worked in industry as an EMI/EMC engineer, a TEMPEST Engineer at the Communications Security Establishment, and a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada. His academic career began in 1991 when he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Ontario where he remained until 1999. In 1997/98 he spent a sabbatical year at the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory in The Netherlands doing research in time-domain computational methods and ground penetrating RADAR. In 1999 he joined the University of Manitoba where he is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2004 to 2009 he was the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Programs) for the Faculty of Engineering. He is the Director of the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory (EIL) in the Department, where his current research interests lie in the areas of inverse problems for electromagnetic and acoustic wavefield problems as applied to biomedical, agricultural, and industrial imaging.


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