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Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson
Charles Thompson Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Phone
    978-934-3360
  • Office
    Kitson Hall - 312
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Expertise

Acoustics, Systems & Field Theory

Research Interests

Acoustics, Systems & Field Theory

Physical acoustics, computational modeling, nonlinear systems, telecommunications

Education

  • Ph D: Acoustics, (1982), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Massachusetts
  • MS: Electrical Engineering, (1978), Polytechnic Institute of New York University - New York
  • BS: Electrical Engineering, (1976), New York University - New York

Selected Awards and Honors

  • He is cited in Who's Who among African Americans, Education, and Technology Toda (2015) - Technology Today
  • Senior Fellow (2015) - IEEE
  • Hall of Alumni Fame (2010), Leadership - West Babylon Alumni Association
  • Fellow (2000), Scholarship/Research - Acoustical Society of America
  • Charles Thompson Outstanding Mentor Award (1998) - AT&T Labs
  • US Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (1997), Leadership - White House President of the US
  • James E. Blackwell Scholar (1997) - University of Massachusetts
  • Eminent Engineer (1995) - Tau Beta Pi
  • Career Development Professor award (1987) - Analog Devices
  • Research Initiation Award (1984), Scholarship/Research - National Science Foundation
  • Cooperative Research Fellowship (1976) - AT&T Bell Laboratories

Selected Publications

  • Bhatta, A., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2016). A novel image based approach to evaluate the room impulse response. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(4) 2184–2184.
  • Nguon, C., Misiunas, N., Au, J., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2016). Classification and optimization of beam responses synthesized from non-uniformly spaced linear arrays. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(4) 2032–2032.
  • Thompson, C. (2015). From Private to Blue Leader: My Memories of Al Rubenstein’s Early Years–An Invited Tribute. Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on, 62(4) 643-646.
  • Gandhi, P., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014). Shared spectrum throughput for seconday users. International Journal of Computer Networks, 6(2) 26-49.
  • Nguon, C., Nagadewate, N., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014). Acoustic scattered field calculation (251:). 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference
  • Misiunas, N., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2014). Analysis of directional beam patterns from Firefly Optimization (250:). 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference
  • Au, J., Mudasiru, O., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014). Random beam patterns form linear arrays (257:). 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference
  • Nguon, C., Misiunas, N., Deschamp, B., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014). Analysis of scattering from dual-frequency Incident beam interaction. (135:4 pp. 2313). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Bhatta, A., Zhou, H., Nagdewate, N., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2014). Response of a channel in a semi-infinite stratified medium. (135:4 pp. 2382). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Chhan, D., Thompson, C., Aho, K. (2014). Two-dimensional analysis of fluid motion in the cochlea resulting from compressional bone conduction. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333(3) 1067-1078.
  • Aho, K., Thompson, C. (2013). Compressively excited acoustic wave propagation in a three-dimensional channel bifurcated by an elastic partition (19:). Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
  • Au, J., Thompson, C. (2013). Random distribution of transducers (19:). Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
  • Kalkan-Savoy, A., Thompson, C. (2013). Speckle tracking in multiple-scattered pressure field (19:). Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
  • Nguon, C., Denis, M., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2013). Radiation for bubble contrast agents in inhomogeneous media (19:). Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
  • Bhatta, A., Thompson, C., Chandra, K., Mehta, V. (2013). Impulse response of a medium in a three layered media (19:). Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
  • Gandhi, P., Alshawabkeh, I., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2012). A spectrum sensing and transmission model for secondary users in cognitive radios (pp. 1-5).
  • Misiunas, N., Raspopovic, M., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2012). Spectrum sharing with adjacent channel constraints (pp. 1-5).
  • Denis, M., Tsui, J., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2010). Pad approximants and their application to scattering from fluid media. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(5) 0-0.
  • Kotsidou, K., Thompson, C. (2009). Acoustic coupling between pistons in a rigid baffle. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(5) 0-0.
  • Tsui, J.M., Thompson, C., Roth, J.M. (2009). Propagation of data-modulated Gaussian beams through holographic optical elements. Optics Express, 17(7) 5556-5570.
  • Tsui, J.M., Thompson, C., Roth, J.M. (2007). Optical phased array power penalty analysis. Optics Express, 15(8) 5179-5190.
  • Tsui, J.M., Thompson, C., Mehta, V., Roth, J.M., Smirnov, V.I., Glebov, L.B. (2004). Coupled-wave analysis of apodized volume gratings. Optics Express, 12(26) 6642-6653.
  • Thompson, C., Chandra, K., Mulpur, S., Davis, J. (2001). Modeling packet delay in multiplexed video traffic. Telecommunication Systems, 16(3-4) 335-345.
  • Feng, Q., Moloney, J.V., Newell, A.C., Wright, E.M., Cook, K., Kennedy, P.K., Hammer, D.X., Rockwell, B.A., Thompson, C. (1997). Theory and simulation on the threshold of water breakdown induced by focused ultrashort laser pulses. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 33(2) 127-137.
  • Mehta, V., Thompson, C., Mulpur, A., Chandra, K. (1996). Chaotic motion in an oscillatory boundary layer. Chaos, 6(4) 601-616.
  • Thompson, C., Gerstman, B.S., Jacques, S.L., Rogers, M.E. (1996). Erratum: Melanin granule model for laser-induced thermal damage in the retina (Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (1996) 58 (513-553). Bulletin of mathematical biology, 58(4) 809-810.
  • Gerstman, B.S., Thompson, C., Jacques, S.L., Rogers, M.E. (1996). Laser induced bubble formation in the retina. Lasers in surgery and medicine, 18(1) 10-21.
  • Thompson, C., Gerstman, B.S., Jacques, S.L., Rogers, M.E. (1996). Melanin granule model for laser-induced thermal damage in the retina. Bulletin of mathematical biology, 58(3) 513-553.
  • Mulpur, A., Thompson, C. (1996). Nonlinear control of optical fiber diameter variations. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 4(2) 152-162.
  • Chandra, K., Isler, S.K., Thompson, C. (1995). Acoustic scattering in three-dimensional fluid media. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 98(6) 3462-3468.
  • Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (1993). Ultrasonic characterization of fractal media. Proceedings of the IEEE, 81(10) 1523-1533.
  • Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (1992). Improved perturbation method for scattering from a fluid cylinder. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 92(2 I) 1047-1055.
  • Thompson, C., Manley, M.G. (1991). Erratum: "Linear stability of stagnation flow" (Physics of Fluids (1990) 2 (1350)). Physics of Fluids A, 3(9) 2285.
  • Thompson, C., Mulpur, A., Mehta, V., Chandra, K. (1991). Transition to chaos in acoustically driven flows. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 90(4 I) 2097-2108.
  • Thompson, C., Manley, M.G. (1990). Linear stability of stagnation flow. Physics of Fluids A, 2(8) 1350-1363.
  • Thompson, C. (1987). Stability of a Stokes boundary layer. Journal - Acoustical Society of America, 81(4) 861-873.
  • Thompson, C. (1984). ACOUSTIC STREAMING IN A WAVEGUIDE WITH SLOWLY VARYING HEIGHT. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 75(1) 97-107.

Selected Presentations

  • Acoustic Scattering from Dual Frequency Incident Fields - 164th Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, 2012 - Kansas City, MO
  • Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio - 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, April 2012 - UMass Lowell
  • Student Posters A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, Scattering of Spherical Wave from a Wedge P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, S. MacDonald (Lawrence High School), Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio M.Sunny, T. Nabat, C. Thompson, Stokeslet Based Model for Oscillatory Flows, A. Kalkan-Savoy, C. Thompson, B-Scan Simulation Using a Multiscattering Model with Pade Approximants, P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, and S. MacDonald (Lawrence High School), Weather Bug: Analysis of Weather Data - 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Weather Bug: Analysis of Weather Data - 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, April 2012 - UMass Lowell
  • Student posters Analysis and Extension of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge, Ambika Bhatta, Charles Thompson, Kavitha Chandra, University of Massachusetts Lowell (Honorable mention) B-Scan Ultrasound Simulation Using A Multiscattering Model with Pade Approximants, Ayse Kalkan-Savoy, Charles Thompson University of Massachusetts Lowell Stokeslet Based Model For Oscillatory Flows, Megha Sunny, Taoufik Nabat, Charles Thompson University of Massachusetts Lowell MATLAB Computing and Modeling: Analysis Of Weather Data, Pratik Gandhi, Steven MacDonald*, Kavitha Chandra, Charles Thompson University of Massachusetts Lowell, *Lawrence High School (Best presentation) Collaborative Beam Shaping For Nonuniformly Spaced Linear Microphone Arrays, Jenny Y. Au, Charles Thompson, Kavitha Chandra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Two-Dimensional Analysis Of Fluid Motion in the Cochlea Resulting from Compressive Bone Conduction, Katherine Aho, David Chan, Charles Thompson, University of Massachusetts Lowell - 2012 ASEE Northeast, University of Massachusetts Lowell, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • MATLAB Computing and Modeling: Analysis of Weather Data - American Society of Engineering Education – Northeast Section, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Analysis and Extension of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge - ASEE Northeast Section Conference, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Refereed Student Poster A. Kalkan-Savoy, C. Thompson, B-Scan Simulation Using a Multiscattering Model with Pade Approximants - New England Science Symposium, April 2012
  • Experimental measurements of ultrasonic scattering for characterization of porous media - J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2576, 2011
  • Transduction in acoustically actuated carbon nanotube structures - J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2579, 2011
  • Acoustic Scattering From Interaction Of Dual Frequency Incident Fields - Bull Am Phys Soc, 56, (18), R18,00010, November 2011
  • Collaborative Beam Shaping For Nonuniformly Spaced Linear Microphone - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Energy And Pilot Tone Detection In Spectrum Sensing - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Invited student presentations A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, An Analysis Of Scattering From A Re-Entrant Wedge M. Denis, C. Thompson, PadŽ Approximants And Their Application To Scattering From Fluid Media R. Remany, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, Energy And Pilot Tone Detection In Spectrum Sensing K. Aho, C. Thompson, Two-Dimensional Analysis Of Fluid Motion In The Cochlea Resulting From Compressive Bone Conduction J. Au, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, Collaborative Beam Shaping For Nonuniformly Spaced Linear Microphone B. Deschamp, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, Transduction In Acoustically Actuated Carbon Nanotubes - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - John Hopkins University
  • Transduction In Acoustically Actuated Carbon Nanotubes - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Analysis And Extension Of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge - J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 2436, October 2011
  • A numerical model for acoustic scattering in an inhomogeneous medium - J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127, 2013, 2010
  • Classification of trabecular bone tissue through acoustic scattering - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 121, 3111, 2007
  • Characterization of trabecular bone structure through acoustic scattering - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 122, 2958, 2007
  • Models for Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 120, 3282, 2006
  • A New Nonstationary Gaussian Noise Model for Indoor Wireless Channels - Proc IEEE MILCOM 2006, 2006
  • Multiplexing VBR Video Sources and Training Sequences on Wireless Multipath Channels - Proc. Wireless’99, July 1999 - Calgary, Canada
  • Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media - Session LC43-Computational Physics Methods, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, March 1999 - Atlanta, GA
  • Chaos in Oscillatory Flows - Session XC06-Fluid Dynamics I, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, March 1999 - Atlanta, GA
  • Influence of finite impedance walls on the sound speed in an enclosure - 127th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 95, 1994 - Boston, MA
  • Influence of sound speed fluctuations and medium geometry on wave localization - 125th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 93 (4), 2pPA8, p2312, 1993 - Ottowa, Canada
  • Imaging the cancellous structure of bone, - 119th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 87,, 1991 - University Park, PA
  • Acoustic scattering from porous aggregates - 121th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 89, 1991 - Baltimore, MD
  • Instability and Chaos in Acoustically Driven Flows - 119th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 1990 - Pennsylvania State University
  • Pattern formation and characterization for biological materials - Materials Research Society, 1989 - Boston, MA
  • Forced fluid motion in levitated crystal melts - The Third Eastern Regional Conference on Crystal Growth, 1989 - Atlantic City, NJ

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • GK-12 Vibes & Waves Fellowship (2013), Fellowship - NSF
    Katz, D., Chandra, K., Thompson, C.
  • Research Assistantship for Jing M. Tsui (2007), Grant - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
    Thompson, C. (Principal)
  • Information Sciences, Engineering and Technologies Scholars (2001), - National Science Foundation
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Principal)
  • Traffic Engineering and Network Performance (1998), Grant - Infrastructure and Start-Up Grant
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Telecommunications Industry in the Northeast (1993), - Center for Industrial Development
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Co-Principal)