Dr. Alfred Hero's Home Page

Alfred Hero is the John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also co-Director of the University's Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) . At the University of Michigan his primary appointment is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and he has secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Statistics. He is also affiliated with the UM Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB), and the UM Graduate Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM). Alfred Hero's office is at 4417 EECS (734-763-0564) and the Hero Lab is at 4121EECS (763-764-5216). For a map click this link (.pdf) .  
My calendar , Google , Google Scholar , Horde , Authorea .
Click here for an overview of my research activities, links to my selected slide presentations, and many PhD theses of my former students.
Click here for my publications. 
Click here for my patents. 

Biographies in various formats:
extended biosketch , medium size biosketch , shorter biosketch , tiny biosketch , NIH biosketch (.html) or (.docx) , full CV , 2-page CV summary .
A fairly recent photograph (.jpg), (.jpg) .

New Journal! SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS) (.html) (Hero is a Section Editor).
Report on the Big Data in Finance Conference, a meeting hosted by US Office of Financial Research. (.html) (Hero chaired panel on data privacy).
Interim report on the Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: the Undergraduate Experience, a study run by the US National Academies and funded by NSF (.html) (Hero co-chaired study).
News brief on our work with Brian Sadler at ARL on 20 questions, with a human-robot communication spin (.html)
Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (CATS), a sub-committee of the Board on Mathematical Science and Analytics (BMSA) of the US National Academies (.html) (Hero is Committee Chair).
EECS598-009 Random Graphs course homepage (.html) . Class schedule: (.pdf) .
My spaces
  • Google docs: (.html)
  • NIH SciENcv (.html) ,

  • University of Michigan
  • Data Management Plan Review Service (.html)
  • ECE Qualifying Exam Faculty View , (.html) . ECE Graduate Manual (.pdf) . (Old) EE:Systems Graduate Manual (.pdf) . (Old) EE:Systems plan of study (.pdf) . Class schedule (.html) . COE class descriptions (.html) . Mathematics class descriptions (.html) . Statistics class descriptions (.html) . Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics class descriptions (.html) .
  • UM Ctools web site (.html)
  • EECS Dept Faculty and Staff Directory
  • UM Registrar's Academic Calendar
  • Wolverine Access
  • College of Engineering Keyword Search
  • UM Electronic Library (Password protected)
  • Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • University of Michigan Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Michigan Dept. of Statistics
  • University of Michigan Bioinformatics Program
  • Faculty search webpage of Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • EECS Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory, EECS Image Computing Laboratory

  • IEEE
  • Connexions project: IEEE-SPS/Connexions web page. IEEE-SPS/Connexions lensing spreadsheet (Password required)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society IEEE Information Theory Society 

  • Research Webpages
    Current Research
  • Hero research webpage (.html)
  • Hero group wiki (.html)
  • DOE Consortium for Verification Technology (.html).
  • Value of Information ARO MURI wiki public (.html) and private (.html).

  • Past Research
  • DARPA PHD: IceCore (Password required). PHD IGSPNet (Password required)
  • Materials science datasets and software at bluequartz.net (.html) .
  • AFOSR ATE MURI: main wiki (Public). Internal wiki (Password required)
  • NSF ITR: Modular Strategies for Internetwork Monitoring (NSF-ITR home page)
  • ARO_MURI: Sequential adaptive multi-modality target detection and classification using physics-based models(MURI home page)
  • Multiple Antenna Research Solutions (MARS) web page, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, Lucent Technologies

  • Past workshops
  • 2012 IEEE Statistics Signal Processing Workshop - Ann Arbor 5-8 Aug 2012 (.html) .
  • UM EECS452 (.html)
  • 2002 Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS)
  • 2002 NSF Workshop on Challenges in Pattern Recognition

  • Book announcements
    "Big Data over Networks," 
    co-edited by S Cui, A. Hero, J. Moura and T. Luo, 
    Cambridge Univ Press.

    Electronic newsletters
  • World Science Net , Science , New York Times

  • Electronic Databases
  • CVonline image databases
  • MLcomp resource
  • IEEE Explore
  • UM Library Electronic Journals
  • UM Library Electronic Reference Shelf
  • Annotated Computer Vision Bibliography

  • Virtual applications Virtual keyboard
    Other course webpages:
  • UM EECS452
  • LaTeX quick symbol reference
  • Comprehensive LaTeX symbol references

  • My travel links: 
  • UM Travel Registry
  • Delta Airlines
  • National Car Rental

  • My extracurricular activities: family, music, running, skiing.  

  • Some interesting blogs, notebooks, and opinions
    Cosma Halizi's notebooks (.html) .
    Terry Tao's blog (.html)
    Breiman's manual on random forest (.html)
    Contact Information:

  • Prof. Alfred O. Hero III
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    The College of Engineering
    The University of Michigan
    1301 Beal Avenue
    Ann Arbor,MI 48109-2122
    Tel. (734) 763-0564
    FAX: (734) 763-8041
    WWW: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~hero/hero.html