Hello from Ian Cumming !
I am an Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC
(retiring December 31, 2005),
and the holder of the MacDonald Dettwiler/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in
Radar Remote Sensing. My research interests include synthetic aperture radar
(SAR) processing algorithm development, SAR interferometry, SAR data
encoding, and SAR polarimetry.
I maintain close connections with MacDonald
Dettwiler, and collaborate with the Canada Centre for Remote
Sensing, the Defence Research Establishment Ottawa and the European Space Agency. Many of my
students work on research problems in collaboration with MacDonald Dettwiler,
and with the other institutions listed above.
I also teach a graduate course in Applied Digital Signal Processing,
in which the processing of SAR data is used as an example.
The course also includes other examples from fields such as sonar, speech,
communications and navigation, so that students get practical training
for applying DSP in industry.
I enjoy travel and outdoors activities such as skiing, hiking,
trekking, biking and
windsurfing. At this time, I'd rather be here.
Updated on Fri Oct 18 8:46:53 1996
- I. G. Cumming, F. H.
Wong, and R. K. Raney.
A SAR Processing Algorithm with No Interpolation.
In Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Symposium, IGARSS'92, pages 376-379, Clear Lake, Texas, May 26-29,
- I. G. Cumming,
M. Dutkiewicz, and G. Kuduvalli.
On-Board SAR Signal Compression Using Flexible BAQ.
In Goddard Science Information Management and Data Compression
Workshop, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland,
September 26-27, 1994.
- I. G. Cumming, J.-L.
Valero, P. W. Vachon, M. Brugman, K. Mattar, D. Geudtner, M. S. Seymour, and
A. L. Gray.
Results of ERS Interferometry Measurements of Alpine Glaciers.
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the Canadian Remote
Sensing Society, pages 324-329, Vancouver, B.C., March 25-29,
- G. W. Davidson, I. G.
Cumming, and M. R. Ito.
A Chirp Scaling Approach for Processing Squint Mode SAR Data.
IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
32(1): pp. 121-133, January 1996.
- H. Hobooti and I. G.
Radiometric Correction in Range-SPECAN SAR Processing.
In Proceedings of the 17th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing,
pages 316-323, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 13-15, 1995.
- R. K. Raney, H. Runge,
R. Bamler, I. G. Cumming, and F. H. Wong.
Precision SAR Processing Using Chirp Scaling.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
32(4):786-799, July 1994.
- F. H. Wong and I. G.
A Combined SAR Doppler Centroid Estimation Scheme Based upon Signal Phase.
IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 34(3): pp. 696-707,
Here is a link to UBC's Department of Electrical
& Computer Engineering.
Return to the RRSG home page.
End of Ian Cumming's home page / Revised: February 19, 2003