Stacy L. Tantum, Adjunct Assistant Professor


Stacy L. Tantum

Stacy Tantum received the B.S.E.E. degree in electrical engineering and economics from Tufts University, Medford, MA, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. She was a Summer Research Assistant at SACLANT Undersea Research Center in La Spezia, Italy in 1996.

Her current research interests include statistical signal processing with application to remote sensing and ocean acoustics.

Dr. Tantum is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi honor societies.

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Office Location:  310A Teer
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5239
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Ph.D., Duke University, 1998
M.S., Duke University, 1996
B.S.E.E., Tufts University, 1994
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests:

Signal detection and estimation theory, statistical signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning, remote sensing, matched-field processing, and ocean acoustics.


Signal Processing
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Elevated to Senior Member, IEEE, February, 2006
Sigma Xi, 1999
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1994
Lt. Commander Robert James Manning Memorial Prize, 1994
Omnicron Delta Epsilon, 1994
Eta Kappa Nu, 1993
Tau Beta Pi, 1993
National Merit Scholarship from PepsiCo Corporation, 1990-1994
Teaching (Spring 2021):

  • ECE 110L.004, FUND OF ELEC AND COMP ENGR Synopsis
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Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Czarnek, N; Morton, K; Collins, L; Tantum, S; Throckmorton, C, The impact of time on seizure prediction performance in the FSPEEG database., Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, vol. 48 (July, 2015), pp. 79-82 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Knox, M; Tantum, S; Collins, L, Target detection and identification using synthetic aperture acoustics, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, vol. 9072 (January, 2014), SPIE [doi]  [abs].
  3. Tantum, SL; Colwell, KA; Scott, WR; Torrione, PA; Collins, LM; Morton, KD, Sparse model inversion and processing of spatial frequency-domain electromagnetic induction sensor array data for improved landmine discrimination, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, vol. 8709 (August, 2013), SPIE [doi]  [abs].
  4. Tantum, SL; Scott, WR; Morton, KD; Collins, LM; Torrione, PA, Target classification and identification using sparse model representations of frequency-domain electromagnetic induction sensor data, Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 51 no. 5 (January, 2013), pp. 2689-2706, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Tantum, SL; Morton, KD; Collins, LM; Torrione, PA, Investigation of the effects of operator technique on handheld sensor data for landmine detection, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, vol. 8357 (January, 2012), SPIE [doi]  [abs].

Stacy Tantum is an Assistant Research Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from Duke University. Her research is focused on signal processing with applications in remote sensing and ocean acoustics.
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)