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= Jonathan Ligo
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[\# Jonathan Ligo]
\nPh.D. Student
\nDepartment of [http://www.ece.illinois.edu Electrical and Computer Engineering], [http://csl.illinois.edu/research/groups/signal-inference-and-networks Signal, Inference, and Networks (SINE) Group]
\nResearch Assistant, [http://www.csl.illinois.edu Coordinated Science Laboratory]
\n[http://www.illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
\n\nAdvisor: Professor [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu Venugopal V. Veeravalli]
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== Contact
312 Coordinated Science Laboratory
\nUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
\n1308 W. Main St
\nUrbana, IL 61801
\nligo2 \[at\] illinois \[dot\] edu
== Research Interests
- Estimation and Detection Theory
- Statistical Signal Processing
- Graph Signal Processing
- Sequential Analysis and Controlled Sensing
- Statistical Learning and Inference
- Information Theory and Data Compression
== Publications and Preprints
Journal:
- "MetaCRAM: An Integrated Pipeline for Metagenomic Data Processing and Compression", [http://web.engr.illinois.edu/~mkim158/ M. Kim], X. Zhang, J. G. Ligo, [http://farnoud.info F. Farnoud (Hassanzadeh)], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], [http://faculty.ece.illinois.edu/milenkov/ O. Milenkovic], BMC Bioinformatics, 17:94,2016. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-016-0932-x \[link\]]
- "A Controlled Sensing Approach to Graph Classification", J. G. Ligo, [http://eecs.ucf.edu/~atia/ G. K. Atia], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 62(24): 6468-6480, December 2014. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2014.2364793 \[link\]]
Conference:
- "Sparse Gaussian Mixture Detection: Low Complexity, High Performance Tests via Quantization", J. G. Ligo, [http://www.ssp.ece.upatras.gr/moustakides/ G. V. Moustakides], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli]. To Appear in [https://isit2017.org 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)], Aachen, Germany, June 2017. (Journal Version in Preparation)
- "Detection of Sparse Mixtures: The Finite Alphabet Case", J. G. Ligo, [http://www.ssp.ece.upatras.gr/moustakides/ G. V. Moustakides], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], [http://www.asilomarsscconf.org/ Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers], Pacific Grove, CA, November 2016. [https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2016.7869572 \[link\]] (Journal Version in Preparation)
- "Rate Analysis for Detection of Sparse Mixtures", J. G. Ligo, [http://www.ssp.ece.upatras.gr/moustakides/ G. V. Moustakides], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], [http://www.icassp2016.org/ IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)], Shanghai, China, March 2016. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7472477 \[link\]]
- "MetaPar: Metagenomic Sequence Assembly via Iterative Reclassification", [http://web.engr.illinois.edu/~mkim158/ M. Kim]\*, J. G. Ligo\*, [http://publish.illinois.edu/amin-emad/ A. Emad], [http://farnoud.info F. Farnoud (Hassanzadeh)], [http://faculty.ece.illinois.edu/milenkov/ O. Milenkovic], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu/ V. V. Veeravalli]. [http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/ IEEE GlobalSIP 2013], Austin, TX, December 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/GlobalSIP.2013.6736807 \[link\]]
- "MCUIUC -- A New Framework for Metagenomic Read Compression", J. G. Ligo\*, [http://web.engr.illinois.edu/~mkim158/ M. Kim]\*, [http://publish.illinois.edu/amin-emad/ A. Emad], [http://faculty.ece.illinois.edu/milenkov/ O. Milenkovic], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu/ V. V. Veeravalli]. [http://itw2013.tsc.uc3m.es 2013 IEEE Information Theory Workshop], Sevilla, Spain, September 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITW.2013.6691312 \[link\]]
- "A Controlled Sensing Approach to Graph Classification", J. G. Ligo, [http://eecs.ucf.edu/~atia/ G. K. Atia], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], [http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=16080 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)], Vancouver, Canada, May 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638730 \[link\]]
Posters:
- "A Controlled Sensing Approach to Graph Classification", J.G. Ligo, [http://eecs.ucf.edu/~atia/ G.K. Atia], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], [http://www.soihub.org/summer-school.php 2013 North American School of Information Theory]
- "Characterization of Light Output Instabilities in Quantum Cascade Lasers under Pulsed Operation, Part I,II", J. G. Ligo\*, B. S. Edwards\*, [http://qcllab.princeton.edu/ P. Q. Liu], [http://qcllab.princeton.edu/ C.F. Gmachl], [http://www.mirthecenter.org/summer_workshop_2009.aspx MIRTHE Summer Workshop 2009].
Preprints\/Submitted:
- "Detecting Sparse Mixtures: Rate of Decay of Error Probability", J. G. Ligo, [http://www.ssp.ece.upatras.gr/moustakides/ G. V. Moustakides], [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli], arXiv:1509.07566v2 \[cs.IT\]. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.07566v2 \[link\]] (Submitted to Journal)
Other:
- "Fundamentals of Machine Learning", J. G. Ligo and [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu V. V. Veeravalli]. Lecture notes for [https://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece398bd/ ECE398BD] at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Current Version: February 2017.
\* denotes equal contributions to the work.
See also: [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gF3p6vsAAAAJ&hl=en Google Scholar], [http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/l/Ligo:Jonathan_G= DBLP], [https://github.com/jligo Github]
== Education
- Ph.D. in [http://www.ece.illinois.edu Electrical and Computer Engineering], [http://www.illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign], GPA: 4.0/4.0 (Expected August 2017)\n
Thesis: Detection Problems Related to Sparse Mixtures\n
Advisor: Professor [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu Venugopal V. Veeravalli] (I also work closely with Professor [http://www.ssp.ece.upatras.gr/moustakides/ George V. Moustakides])
- M.S. in [http://www.math.illinois.edu Mathematics], [http://www.illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign], GPA: 4.0/4.0 (December 2015)\n
- M.S. in [http://www.ece.illinois.edu Electrical and Computer Engineering], [http://www.illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign], GPA: 4.0/4.0 (August 2011 - December 2013)\n
Thesis: ``A Controlled Sensing Approach to Graph Classification'' [http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46570 \[link\]]
\nAdviser: Professor [http://vvv.ece.illinois.edu Venugopal V. Veeravalli]
- B. Eng. (Summa cum laude) in [http://www.ee.cooper.edu Electrical Engineering], [http://www.cooper.edu The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art], GPA: 3.8/4.0 (September 2007 - May 2011)
\nMinor: [http://math.cooper.edu Mathematics]
\nThesis: ``Low-Cost Microwave Fabrication''\nAdviser: Professor [http://engfac.cooper.edu/toby Toby Cumberbatch]
My graduate coursework can be found [coursework.html \[here\]].
== Work Experience
- [http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Jet Propulsion Laboratory], Intern in the [http://coding.jpl.nasa.gov Information Processing Group] (Summer 2014)
-- Topic: Hyperspectral Image Compression
- [http://www.nsf.gov NSF] [https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/ Research Experience for Undergraduates]:
-- [http://anrg.usc.edu ANRG Group], [http://www.usc.edu University of Southern California]. (Summer 2010)\n Adviser: Professor [http://ceng.usc.edu/~bkrishna/ Bhaskar Krishnamachari]\n
Topic: Optimal Throughput Allocations for CSMA/CA Networks
-- [http://qcllab.princeton.edu Mid-IR Photonics Lab], [https://www.princeton.edu/pccm/ Princeton University - Princeton Center for Complex Materials]. (Summer 2009)\n Adviser: Professor [http://qcllab.princeton.edu Claire F. Gmachl]\n
Topic: Characterization of Light Output Instabilities in Quantum Cascade Lasers under Pulsed Operation
== Teaching Experience
- [http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece398bd ECE398BD: Making Sense of Big Data] Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
-- Labs, quizes, course material on supervised and unsupervised learning, guest lectures
- [http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece313 ECE313: Probability with Engineering Applications] Fall 2011, Spring 2012
-- Office hours, grading, review sessions, guest lectures
- Guest lecturer in [http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece561 ECE561] (Spring 2015, Spring 2016), ECE142 (Fall 2010, Cooper Union)
== Awards and Professional Memberships
[http://www.illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]:
- [http://www.ece.illinois.edu/students/grad/fellowships/bahl.html Joan and Lalit Bahl Fellowship], 2013-2015
- [http://www.ece.illinois.edu/students/grad/fellowships/ ECE Distinguished Fellowship], 2011-2014
- [http://cte.illinois.edu/teacheval/ices/exc_teach.html List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students], Spring 2016 (For [http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece398bd/sp2016 ECE398BD])
[http://www.cooper.edu The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art]:
- [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/nyregion/cooper-union-to-charge-undergraduates-tuition.html Four Year Full Tuition Scholarship], 2007-2011
- [http://cooper.edu/academics/research-and-fellowships/cv-starr-research-foundation C. V. Starr Foundations Scholarship], 2010-2011
- [http://cooper.edu/students/registrar/course-catalog Abraham Pletman Prize for Excellence in Electrical Engineering], 2011
- [http://cooper.edu/students/registrar/course-catalog Harry W. Reddick Award and Medal for Meritorious Work in Mathematics], 2011
Other:
- 2016 IEEE SPS and NSF Travel Grants to [http://www.icassp2016.org/ ICASSP 2016]
Honor societies: [http://www.hkn.org Eta Kappa Nu], [http://www.tbp.org Tau Beta Pi]\n
Professional Societies: [http://www.ieee.org IEEE], [http://www.acm.org ACM], [http://www.siam.org SIAM]
== Professional Service
- Reviewer for IEEE Trans. on Information Theory 2017, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing 2013, IEEE Signal Processing Letters 2014-2015, IEEE ISIT 2013-2016, IEEE CAMSAP 2013.
- General Chair for the [http://studentconference.csl.illinois.edu/ 2014 CSL Student Conference]
- General Chair for the [http://socialhour.csl.illinois.edu/ Spring 2014 CSL Social Hour]
- Videographer for the [seqanalysis.html Fall 2014 CSL Short Course on Sequential Analysis]
== Miscellaneous
I am from [http://www.sbtnj.net/ South Brunswick], New Jersey and lived in New York, NY for four years prior to moving to the wonderful corn fields of central Illinois. As an undergraduate, I was the head [http://www.ee.cooper.edu/ {{μ}}lab] system administrator. The {{μ}}lab is a student run computing initiative at [http://www.cooper.edu Cooper Union] in charge of all computing infrastructure for the [http://www.ee.cooper.edu Electrical Engineering] department. I was also the Cooper Union [http://www.acm.org ACM] student chapter president, an [http://www.acmgnyr.org/ ACM ICPC] participant in 2008,2009,2010 and a [http://math.scu.edu/putnam/ Putnam] participant in 2007,2008,2009 with positive score.
I enjoy programming, [http://www.champaigncountybikes.org/map/ cycling] and reading in my spare time. I also own a [http://torkerbikeco.com/bikes/unistar-dx/ mountain unicycle].
My Erd{{ö}}s number is 3 (Ligo -> Farnoud -> Alon -> Erd{{ö}}s). If you consider only publications indexed by MathSciNet, it is 4 (Ligo -> Atia -> Sharif -> McElice -> Erd{{ö}}s).
== Interesting Reading
- [hamming.pdf Hamming on Research]
- [https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~abhishek/chicmath.htm Chicago undergraduate mathematics bibliography]