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Lawrence Carin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708-0291
321 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Applied statistics and machine learning

Selected Grants


Integrating Causal Inference and Deep Learning for Analysis and Interpretation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2024 - 2027

AI Institute: Athena: AI-Driven Next-generation Networks at the Edge

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2026

Duke-UNC Collaborative Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Postdoctoral Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Mapping Epigenetic Memory of Exposure New To Observe (MEMENTO)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency · 2019 - 2024

RI: Small: Feature Encoding for Reinforcement Learning

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2023

Integrating Causal Inference and Deep Learning for Analysis and Interpretation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2024 - 2027

AI Institute: Athena: AI-Driven Next-generation Networks at the Edge

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2026

Duke-UNC Collaborative Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Postdoctoral Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Mapping Epigenetic Memory of Exposure New To Observe (MEMENTO)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency · 2019 - 2024

RI: Small: Feature Encoding for Reinforcement Learning

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2023

Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Microsoft Research · 2018 - 2023

Postdoctoral Training in Genomic Medicine Research

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Adversarial Learning for Nonproliferation Applications

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Triad National Security, LLC · 2018 - 2022

Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1997 - 2022

NSF Convergence Accelerator Track D: A Trusted Integrative Model and Data Sharing Platform for Accelerating AI-Driven Health Innovation

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

An Integrated Nonparametric Bayesian and Deep Neural Network Framework for Biologically-Inspired Lifelong Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency · 2018 - 2022

Deep Generative Probabilistic Models for Synthetic Data Generation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. · 2020 - 2022

Deep learning-based image analysis for assessing real-time smoking risk

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2021

QuBBD: Deep Poisson Methods for Biomedical Time-to-Event and Longitudinal Data

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2021

Multi-Source Activity Graph Latent Uncovering & Merging (MAGNUM)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lockheed Martin Corporation · 2017 - 2021

Deep Learning for Sonar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2018 - 2020

GP Kernels for Cross-Spectrum Analysis of Dynamic Networks

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2017 - 2020

2019 LM ATL IRAD collaboration

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lockheed Martin Corporation · 2018 - 2019

Nuclear Science and Nuclear Nonproliferation Research

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Michigan · 2014 - 2019

Nonparametric Bayes Methods for Big Data in Neuroscience

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2019

Enabling Stress Resistance

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2018

Reinforced Learning for Decentralized Autonomous Agents

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2014 - 2018

EMSW21-RTG: Geometric, Topological and Statistical Methods for Analyzing Massive Datasets

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEKey Faculty · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2011 - 2018

RTI University Scholar Program

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2017 - 2018

Exploiting Low-Dimensional Structure for Accerlerated Computations

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2014 - 2018

Bayesian Nonparametric Models to Represent Knowledge and Uncertainty for Decentralizing Planning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2011 - 2018

Computational Strategies for High Dimensional and Imprecise Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of California - Los Angeles · 2012 - 2017

EAGER-DynamicData: Principled and Scalable Probabilistic Frameworks for Dynamic Multi-modal Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2017

Accenture and Duke University Analytics Research Program

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Accenture plc · 2015 - 2017

Feature Learning for Distributed Analysis of Massive Heterogeneous Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2014 - 2017

Peer-Based Duke-IITGN Research Partnership

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2015 - 2016

Compressive HSI Measurements for ATR

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency · 2009 - 2016

Workshop: Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2015 - 2016

Mathematics of Low Dimensional Represenations for Design

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2011 - 2016

Validation of the host transcription diagnostic for prediction of incipient respiratory viral infection

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency · 2014 - 2016

Workshop: Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2015 - 2015

Statistical Methods in Active Transfer Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2011 - 2015

X-Ray Scatter and Phase Imaging for Explosive Detection

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by US Department of Homeland Security · 2011 - 2015

Opportunistic Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Rice University · 2009 - 2015

Compressive Sensing & Deep Learning for Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2011 - 2015

Future States Processing Support

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina State University · 2014 - 2015

LAS Prime Contract H98230-13-D-0054, Deliver Order 0002, The Future States Processing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina State University · 2013 - 2014

Workshop: Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2013 - 2014

Nonparametric Bayesian Statistics for Adaptive Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2011 - 2014

Learning, Reasoning, & Information Integration for Naval Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2011 - 2014

Statistical Machine Learning for Underwater Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2011 - 2014

Workshop: Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2013 - 2013

Statistical Signal Processing for Remote Sensing of Targets: Proposal for Terrestrial Science Program

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2009 - 2013

Integration of Advanced Statistical Analysis Tools and Geophysical Modeling

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program · 2009 - 2013

Transfer and Active Learning for Intent Recognition

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2012

Exploitation of Physics and Statistics in Networked Compressive Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2012

Workshop on Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2011 - 2012

Non-Parametric Bayesian Analysis of Heterogeneous Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2009 - 2011

Workshop on Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2011 - 2011

Statistical Signal Processing For Landmine and Ordnance Detection and Discrimination

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2006 - 2011

Information Processing for Counter-IED & Counter-Insurgency

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2008 - 2011

Enhancing Underwater Target Classification via Semi-Supervised Multitask Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2008 - 2010

Standoff Inverse Analysis and Manipulation of Electronics Systems (SIAMES)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2005 - 2010

Adaptive Multi-Sensor Interrogation of Targets Embedded in Complex Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2007 - 2009

RF Time-Reversal Methods for Imaging & Detection

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2006 - 2009

Joint Relevance Vector Machine for Broadband Sonar Data Classification

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2006 - 2009

Advanced Wavelet-Based Analysis of Hyper-Spectral Imagery

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2006 - 2009

Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Automatic Target Recognition and Sensor Processing

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2008 - 2009

Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing for UXO Discrimination for Next-Generation Sensor Data

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program · 2005 - 2009

Scalable Development of Advanced Frequency and Time Domain EM Modeling Software

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2004 - 2008

Statistical Signal Processing and Modeling for Demining

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2000 - 2008

Adaptive Statistical Methods for Detection and Classification of Targets in General Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2005 - 2007

Semi-Supervised, Multi-Sensor Learning for Underwater Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2005 - 2007

Adaptive Multi-Modality Inverse Scattering for Targets Embedded in General Stochastic Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2002 - 2007

Time-Reversal Imaging for Detection and Classification on MCM Targets: Gibbs Sampling and the Relevance Vector Machine

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2005 - 2006

Analysis and Modeling of GPR Sensors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2003 - 2006

Modeling and Signal Processing for EMI Sensing of Landmines, In Support of AMD System (supplement)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2004 - 2006

Hybrid Computational Electromagnetics for Simulating Radar Scattering from a Ship over a Rough Sea Surface

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2002 - 2006

Integration of Duke NIITEK Technology for a Prototype GPR-QR System

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2004 - 2006

Development of a Dielectric-Rod Antenna System for Coupling with QR Landmine Sensing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2003 - 2005

New Techniques for Detection and Identification of Submerged Elastic Targets

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2001 - 2005

Physics-Based Modeling and Signal Processing for Synthetic Aperture Radar Detection of Former Bombing Ranges and Burial Pits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program · 2002 - 2005

ICA Feature Extraction and SVM Classification of FLIR Imagery

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command · 2002 - 2005

Multi-Sensor Physics-Based Classification of Unexploded Ordnance

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2002 - 2005

HSTAMIDS Radar-System Modeling: Peformance Prediction and Feasibility of Integration with the QR/EMI System

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2002 - 2005

Statistical Methods for Detection and Classification of Targets in General Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 1996 - 2004

Time-Reversal Imaging and Bayesian Classification for Detection of MCM Targets in a Water Channel

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2003 - 2004

Well-conditioned Multi-level Fast Multipole Modeling of Military Communication Channels

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2001 - 2004

Software Development for Electromagnetic Sensing of Surface and Subsurface Targets: Simulation and Signal Processing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2000 - 2003

Multidisciplinary Research for Demining

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1996 - 2002

Multi-Level Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) with Application to FOPEN Radar Scattering Problems

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2001 - 2002

FLIR Image Classification Using Hidden Markov Trees, With Comparisons to More-Traditional Algorithms

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2001 - 2001

Physics-based Processing for Underwater Acoustic, SAR and ISAR Scattering Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 1998 - 2001

Statistical Signal Processing for Demining: Experimental Verification

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 2000

Fast Multipole Modeling of Land Mines in the Presence of Naturally Occurring Clutter

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 2000

Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm with Application to Foliage Penetrating (FOPEN) Radar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 2000

Matching Pursuits and Hidden Markov Models for Processing IR Imagery

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 2000

MRTD for Terrestrial Propagation and Rough-Surface Scattering

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 2000

Efficient Electromagnetic Scattering Models for UWB Synthetic Aperture Radar Calibration

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1999 - 1999

UWB SAR for Substance-Target Identification

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1998 - 1999

Multidisciplinary Research for Demining

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1996 - 1999

Modeling and ATR for Foliage and Ground Penetrating Radar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1996 - 1999

Model-based Time-frequency Processing for Underwater Acoustic and SAR/ISAR Scattering Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 1996 - 1998

Model-Based Time-Frequency Processing for Underwater Acoustic & SAR/ISAR Scattering Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 1996 - 1998

Modelling and ATR for Foliage and Ground Penetrating Radar

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 1996 - 1997

Signal Processing for Detecting and Identifying Submerged Targets Near a Rough Surface Bottom

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 1996 - 1997

Short-pulse Phenomenology: Signal Processing Algorithms for Extracting Information from Measured Data

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1995 - 1996