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Paul Gendron, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering




Science & Engineering 214D


1999Worcester Polytechnic InstitutePhD in Electrical Engineering
1993Virginia TechMS in Electrical Engineering
1985University of MassachusettsBS in Electrical Engineering




Research awards

  • $ 269,704 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Incremental Learning with Human-in-the-Loop for Underwater Anomaly Detection
  • $ 325,747 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST III: Underwater Signal Processing for Remote Sensing and Communications
  • $ 476,926 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Deep Learning-Enabled Detection and Classification of Acoustic Signals in Underwater Channels


Research interests

  • Adaptive filtering for angle-delay-Doppler spread channels
  • Low probability of detection acoustic communications
  • Magnetic anomaly detection and tracking
  • Seismic event detection and classification

Paul J. Gendron received his PhD from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, his MS from Viginia Tech and his BS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, all in Electrical Engineering. His work is broad in the field of statistical signal processing, detection and estimation theory. His contributions range from seismic event detection and classification to adaptive filtering and low probability of detection acoustic communications. He was with the Naval Research Laboratory from 2000 to 2007 and with the Spawar Systems Center Pacific from 2008 to 2012. In 2000, he was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research research fellowship award for his work with the Acoustic Division at the Naval Research Laboratory. In 2006, he served as an Office of Naval Research Visiting Scientist at DRDC-Atlantic, Canada. Dr. Gendron presently conducts research for the Office of Naval Research related to the discover and invention of enabling technologies for undersea surveillance.