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Al Hero gets a shoutout from the court

Hero was recognized as part of a program that sheds light on the University's most distinguished faculty.| Short Read
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Alfred O. Hero, received the spotlight at Tuesday evening’s basketball game against Indiana. He was recognized as part of a program to shine the light on the University’s most distinguished faculty.

Prof. Hero, an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, and co-director of the recently launched Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS).

His recent research interests are in the data science of high dimensional spatio-temporal data, statistical signal processing, and machine learning. Of particular interest are applications to networks, including social networks, multi-modal sensing and tracking, database indexing and retrieval, imaging, biomedical signal processing, and biomolecular signal processing.

Here are some of the articles about Al’s accomplishments

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read