Radar/Infra-Red/Acoustic Bird/Bat Monitoring System for Wind Turbine and Bird Strike Applications

Lecturer : 
Professor Mohsin M. Jamali
Event type: 
Guest lecture
Doctoral dissertation
Event time: 
2015-03-16 13:15 to 14:00
Lecture hall T2,Computer Science building, Konemiehentie 2, 02150, Espoo


Wind energy has great potential to supplement energy needs of the nation. Fatalities to birds and bats have been reported near wind turbines. Nocturnally migrating birds/bats are affected by wind turbines.  This research is developing radar/IR camera/acoustic monitoring based system for monitoring, detection of birds and bats near on-shore and off-shore wind turbine farms.  The work involves processing of acoustic, IR and marine radar data via various signal processing techniques, bio-inspired computing and data fusion. The research will help in identifying behavior of nocturnally active birds and bats. This work can be employed by wildlife biologist for developing mitigation techniques for both on-shore/off-shore wind farm applications. The work is also being extended to explore bird strike issue that is an emerging threat to flying public and people on the ground.  This talk will focus on research work performed by a multidisciplinary team with number of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students during the last four years.

Speaker Biography

Mohsin M. Jamali  is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. He earned his B.Sc. Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University, India in 1975, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1979 and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada in 1984. He joined the University of Toledo in 1984.  He is a senior member of IEEE.  His research is in the area of parallel computer architectures for real time applications. Recent research interests include parallel processing using FPGAs, Multi_Core, GPUs for radar signal processing, adaptive control algorithms, acoustic and IR video Processing. He has published over 125 journals/conference papers. His research has been sponsored by NASA, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, Air Force and others. He has served as consultant for NATO Science for Peace program.  He received two awards from University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio. He is elected to IEEE Circuits and System Society’s distinguished lecture program for the next two-year 2014-2015 terms. He is currently serving as the Chair-Elect for the VLSI System Application Technical Committee for the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society. He has been awarded the Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology (Finland) Scholar Award for 2014-2015. He is currently performing research under Fulbright program at the Tampere University of Technology.  

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