EE 599 Graph Signal Processing
EE 599, Graph Signal Processing, Fall 2013
Course Description: Theory and applications of emerging tools for signal processing on graphs, including a review of spectral graph theory and newly developed ideas filtering, downsampling, multiresolution decompositions and wavelet transforms"
Prerequisites: EE 483, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing and EE 441, Applied Linear Algebra for Engineering, or equivalent courses. Please note that the course will assume some knowledge of standard DSP concepts as well as of some basic linear algebra. If you took these two courses some time ago it would be a good idea to review some of the key material early in the semester
Background: Graphs have long been used in a wide variety of problems, such analysis of social networks, machine learning, network protocol optimization, decoding of LDPCs or image processing. Techniques based on spectral graph theory provide a "frequency" interpretation of graph data and have proven to be quite popular in many of these applications. In the last few years, a growing amount of work has started extending and complementing spectral graph techniques, leading to the emergence of "Graph Signal Processing" as a broad research field. A common characteristic of this recent work is that it considers the data attached to the vertices as a "graph-signal" and seeks to create new techniques (filtering, sampling, interpolation), similar to those commonly used in conventional signal processing (for audio, images or video), so that they can be applied to these graph signals.
Goals: In this class we provide an overview of this emerging area. The course is aimed at graduate students who have already completed basic coursework in the general areas of signal processing, communications and controls. We start with a review of core concepts, including a review of relevant linear algebra and signal processing concepts. This will be followed by a discussion of advanced topics, focusing on how well established concepts in signal processing are being extended to graph signals (most of this work has taken place in the last 10 years). Finally, we will study specific applications of graph signal processing methods.
Tel: (213) 740-2320
Fax: (213) 740-4651
Email: antonio DOT ortega AT sipi DOT usc DOT edu
- Lectures Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:50pm, GFS 220
- Office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6pm, EEB 436, and by appointment.
- Midterm , 10/31/13 in class
- Final There will be no final exam
Class participation and homework (20%), Midterm (40%), Project (40%). The final project reports will be due on Dec 13, 2013.
Material Covered (Subject to Change)
- Week 1: Introduction -- Why Graph Signal Processing: concepts, applications and challenges
- Week 2 Introduction to graph concepts -- Linear algebra review
- Week 3 Spectral graph theory -- Orthogonal transforms review
- Week 4 Frequency interpretation -- Nodal Theorems
- Week 5 Graph filtering -- Vertex and Spectral interpretations
- Week 6 Advanced Topic 1: Shift invariance, localization and uncertainty principles
- Week 7 Advanced Topic 2: Downsampling
- Week 8 Advanced Topic 3: Wavelets
- Week 9 Advanced Topic 4: Multiresolution and graph approximation
- Week 10 Advanced Topic 5: Directed Graphs --- Midterm
- Week 11 Application 1: Image Processing
- Week 12 Application 2: Sensor Networks
- Week 13 Application 3: Machine Learning
- Week 14 Application 4: Finite State Machines
- Week 15 Project Discussions and Presentations
- Detailed plan to be updated in coming days.
- Lecture 1 (8/27/13)
- Lecture 2 (8/29/13)
- Lecture 3 (9/3/13)
- Lecture 4 (9/5/13)
- Lecture 5 (9/10/13)
- Lecture 6 (9/12/13)
- No lecture on 9/17/13
- Lecture 7 (9/19/13)
- Lecture 8 (9/24/13)
- Lecture 9 (9/26/13)
- Lecture 10 (10/1/13)
- Lecture 11 (10/3/13)
- Lecture 12 (10/8/13)
- Lecture 13 (10/10/13)
- Lecture 14 (10/15/13)
- Lecture 15 (10/17/13)
- Lecture 16 (10/22/13)
- Lecture 17 (10/24/13)
- No lecture on 10/29/13
- Midterm (10/31/13)
- Lecture 18 (11/5/13)
- Lecture 19 (11/7/13)
- Lecture 20 (11/12/13)
- Lecture 21 (11/14/13)
- Lecture 22 (11/19/13)
- Lecture 23 (11/21/13)
- Lecture 24 (12/3/13)
- Lecture 25 (12/5/13)
- Individual project requirements: TBD
Statement for Students with Disabilities
Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me (or to TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m.--5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.
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