Mission Areas


Research Topics

  • Signal processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Geometric computational techniques 

Professor Ananya Sen Gupta’s research interests lie in signal processing, pattern recognition, and knowledge discovery, with an emphasis on applications to coastal environments and the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts.



Ananya Sen Gupta

Ananya Sen Gupta, PhD

Director, Ananya Sen Gupta Research Group
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Overview

Prof. Sen Gupta seeks to develop geometric computational techniques that enable sophisticated representation, localization, tracking, and classification of environmental processes. Her algorithms have been applied to shallow water acoustic communications, fingerprinting oil spills, and sonar target recognition in high-clutter coastal environments, as well as to tracking high-energy plasmospheric events on Earth and Mars.

The research carried out by Prof. Sen Gupta and her students has attracted multiple awards at the national and state level, including the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Award (Bernice Kubicek, PhD candidate), several Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) awards, and the University of Iowa's Career Kudos mentoring award.


Ananya Sen Gupta and Subhajit Khush Das

Art meets engineering in College of Engineering STEAM project

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Ananya Sen Gupta, University of Iowa associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been working with Subhajit Khush Das, an artist and choreographer from Kolkata, India, for more than a year to train and test artificial intelligence algorithms to recognize and classify changing features through Bharatanatyam, a classical dance.
Subhajit Khush Das Ananya Sen Gupta

Classical Indian dances could help UI engineering professor unlock mysteries of space and the ocean

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ananya Sen Gupta, a University of Iowa engineering professor, is working with dancer Subhajit Khush Das to test whether a classical Indian dance can provide clues to unlocking dynamic mysteries in space and the oceanic environment.