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.


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.
Portrait of Madison Kemmerling

ITI undergraduate research assistant earns certificate of distinction

Friday, April 15, 2022
Madison Kemerling, an undergraduate research assistant working with Prof. Ananya Sen Gupta, received a certificate of distinction during National Student Employee Week.