Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2007
Ocean Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program, 1990
B.S., Systems Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1982
Signals and Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Analog and Digital Communications
Detection and Estimation Theory
Target Tracking using Radar and Sonar Systems
Best paper award, Office of Naval Research/University Laboratory Initiative Program Conference (June 2004)
Andrew I. McKee Award for excellence in the understanding and application of submarine systems design and operation, Naval Submarine School (1983)
Colt’s award for excellence in Systems Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy (1982)
Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, Coraluppi, “Multisensor Track Management for Targets with Fluctuating SNR,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45-4, 1275- 1292, October 2009.
Blanding, Koch, Nickel, “Adaptive Phased-Array Tracking in ECM Using Negative Information,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45-1, 152-166, January 2009.
Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, “MLPDA: Advances and a New Multitarget Approach,” EURASIP Journal on Advanced in Signal Processing, Vol. 2008, Article ID 260186, 13 pages, 2008.
Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, Lynch, “Directed Subspace Search ML-PDA with Application to active Sonar Tracking,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 44-1, 201-216, January 2008.
Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, “Offline and Real-Time Methods for ML-PDA Track Validation,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 55 Part II, 1994-2006, May 2007.