## Faculty

# Todd Moon

## Electrical & Computer Engineering

### Professor

## Contact Information

Office Location: EL 149D

DialPhone: 435-797-2970

SendEmail: todd.moon@usu.edu

## Educational Background

**PhD**, Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, 1991 Dissertation

**BS**, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics (double major), Brigham Young University, 1988

**MS**, Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1988 Thesis

## Biography

Dr. Moon received his bachelors degree summa cum laude in 1988 in electrical engineering and mathematics from Brigham Young University. He also received an MS in 1988 from BYU. His PhD is from the University of Utah in Electrical Engineering, 1991. He has been at Utah State University since 1991, where he is now professor and head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

## Teaching Interests

## Research Interests

## Awards

### Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2007

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.### Senior Member, 2001

IEEE### Outstanding Advisor of the Year, 2000

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.### Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 1999

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.### Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America , 1999

### Outstanding Advisor of the Year, 1998

Electrical and Computer Engineering### Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award, 1997

ASEE Rocky Mountain Section### Outstanding Advisor of the Year, 1997

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.### Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1996

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.### Teacher of the Year, 1996

College of Engineering### Teacher of the Year Finalist , 1996

USU Robbins Award### NASA JPL Summer Faculty Fellow, 1995

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**Publications** - Abstracts

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**Publications** - Books & Book Chapters

- Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2013). Minimum Symbol Error Rate Pulse Design with Robustness to Timing Jitter: Communication Systems: New Research. Nova Science Publishers
- Moon, T.K, (2005). Error Correction Coding: Mathematical Methods and Algorithsm. Wiley
- Moon, T.K, Stirling, W.C, (2000). Mathematical Methods and Algorithms for Signal Processing. Prentice-Hall

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**Publications** - Fact Sheets

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**Publications** - Curriculum

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**Publications** - Journal Articles

- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2015). Continuum-State Hidden Markov Models with Dirichlet State Distributions. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 12, 800 - 824. doi: 10.2514/1.I010260
- Berrett, C., Williams, G.P, Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2014). A Bayesian Nonparametric Model for Temperature-Emissivity Separation of Long-wave Hyperspectral Images. Technometrics, 56:2, 200 - 211. doi: 10.1080/00401706.2013.869262
- Moon, T.K, (2014). The Volition of Intelligence. The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 91, 107 - 125.
- Gunther, J.H, Fish, C., Swenson, C.M, Moon, T.K, (2014). Reliable space-to-Earth communication as a secondary service in the 460-470 MHz band. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 33:2, 93 - 106. doi: 10.1002/sat.1072
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, Broadus, C., Hou, W., Nelson, N., (2014). Turbo Processing for Speech Recognition. IEEE Transactions of Cybernectis, 44:1, 83 - 91. doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2013.2247593
- Stites, M., Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, Williams, G., (2013). Using Physically-Modeled Synthetic Data to Assess Hyperspectral Unmixing Approaches. Remote Sensing, 5:4, 1974 - 1997. doi: 10.3390/rs5041974
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2012). Multiple-Access via Turbo Joint Equalization. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 60:10, 3001-3010. doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2012.070912.110191
- Grant, C.S, Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, Stites, M.R, Williams, G.P, (2012). Detection of Amorphously Shaped Objects Using Spatial Information Detection Enhancement (SIDE). IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5:2, 478 - 487. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2186284
- Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2012). Entropy Minimization for Solving Sudoku. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60:1, 508 - 513. doi: 10.1109/TSP.2011.2169253
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2011). Transform-Based Computation of the Distribution of a Linear Combination of Random Variables Over Arbitrary Finite Fields. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 18:12, 737 - 740 . doi: 10.1109/LSP.2011.2172792
- Bastian, M.R, Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2011). A Simplified Natural Gradient Learning Algorithm. Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, 2011, 1 - 9. doi: 10.1155/2011/407497
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2011). Probability of even parity of soft bits. IET Signal Processing, 5:6, 603 - 611 . doi: 10.1049/iet-spr.2010.0194
- Marchant, C.C, Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2010). An Iterative Least Square Approach to Elastic-Lidar Retrievals for Well-Characterized Aerosols. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48:5, 2430 - 2444 . doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2038903
- Flake, J., Moon, T.K, McKee, M., Gunther, J.H, (2010). Application of the relevance vector machine to canal flow prediction in the Sevier River Basin. Agricultural Water Management , 97:2, 208 - 214. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2009.09.010
- Contreras, A.A, Moon, T.K, Dasu, A., Gunther, J.H, (2010). Micronetworking: reliable communication on 3D integrated circuits. Electronics Letters, 46:4, 291 - 293 . doi: 10.1049/el.2010.2193
- Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2009). Minimum Bayes Risk Adaptive Linear Equalizers. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 57:2, 4788 - 4799 . doi: 10.1109/TSP.2009.2026105
- Moon, T.K, Crockett, J.S, Gunther, J.H, Chauhan, O.S, (2009). Iterative Decoding Using Eigenmessages. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57:12, 3618 - 3628 . doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2009.12.050230
- Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2009). Minimum Symbol Error Rate Carrier Phase Recovery of QPSK. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 57:8, 3101 - 3107 . doi: 10.1109/TSP.2009.2020746
- Gunther, J.H, Moon, T.K, (2009). Burst Mode Synchronization of QPSK on AWGN Channels Using Kurtosis. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57:8, 2453 - 2462 . doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2009.08.070338
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, Kupin, J.J, (2009). Sinkhorn Solves Sudoku. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 55:4, 1741 - 1746 . doi: 10.1109/TIT.2009.2013004
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2008). Partial Specification Frequency-Domain Least-Squares Filter Design and System Identification. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 15, 53 - 56. doi: 10.1109/LSP.2007.911139
- Gunther, J.H, Keller, D., Moon, T.K, (2007). A Generalized BCJR Algorithm and Its Use in Iterative Blind Channel Identification. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 14:10, 661 - 664 . doi: 10.1109/LSP.2007.898316
- Gunther, J.H, Ankapura, M., Moon, T.K, (2005). A Generalized LDPC Decoder for Blind Turbo Equalization. , 53:10, 3847 - 3856 . doi: 10.1109/TSP.2005.855396
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2005). On the Equivalence of Two Welch–Berlekamp Key Equations and Their Error Evaluators. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 51:1, 399 - 401 . doi: 10.1109/TIT.2004.839520
- Moon, T.K, (2004). On General Linear Block Code Decoding Using the Sum-Product Iterative Decoder. IEEE Communication Letters, 8:6, 383 - 385. doi: 10.1109/LCOMM.2004.828183
- Moon, T.K, Gunther, J.H, (2002). Contravariant adaptation on structured matrix spaces. Signal Processing, 82:10, 1389 – 1410. doi: 10.1016/S0165-1684(02)00281-5
- Moon, T.K, (2002). Maximum-likelihood binary shift-register synthesis from noisy observations. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 48:7, 2096 - 2104. doi: 10.1109/TIT.2002.1013152
- Lo, C., Moon, T.K, (2002). Bandwidth efficient digital communication with wavelet approximations. Journal of Communications and Networks, 4:2, 97 - 101. doi: 10.1109/JCN.2002.6596900
- Moon, T.K, (2000). Exact reconstruction of samples of signal from samples of its integral. Electronic Letters, 36:12, 1079 - 1081. doi: 10.1049/el:20000772
- Moon, T.K, Veeramachaneni, S., (1999). Linear feedback shift registers as vector quantization codebooks. Electronic Letters, 35:22, 1919 - 1920. doi: 10.1049/el:19991335
- Moon, T.K, Frost, R.L, Stirling, W.C, (1996). An epistemic utility approach to coordination in the Prisoner's Dilemma. Biosystems, 37:1-2, 167 - 176. doi: 10.1016/0303-2647(95)01552-3
- Moon, T.K, (1996). The expectation-maximization algorithm. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 13:6, 47 - 60. doi: 10.1109/79.543975
- Moon, T.K, (1996). Similarity methods in signal processing. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 44:4, 827 - 833. doi: 10.1109/78.492536
- Simon, M.K, Shihabi, M.M, Moon, T.K, (1995). Optimum Detection of Tones Transmitted by a Spacecraft. TDA Progress Report, 42-123, 69 - 98.
- Moon, T.K, Xie, Z., Rushforth, C.K, Short, R.T, (1994). Parameter Estimation in a Multi-User Communication System. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 42:8, 2553 - 2560. doi: 10.1109/26.310615
- Moon, T.K, Budge, S.E, (1994). Classification using set-valued Kalman filtering and Levi's decision theory. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 24:2, 313 - 319. doi: 10.1109/21.281429
- Moon, T.K, Budge, S.E, Stirling, W.C, Thompson, J., (1994). Epistemic decision theory applied to multiple target tracking. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 24:2, 234 - 245. doi: 10.1109/21.281423
- Xie, Z., Rushforth, C.K, Short, R.T, Moon, T.K, (1993). Joint signal detection and parameter estimation in multiuser communications. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 41:8, 1208 - 1216. doi: 10.1109/26.231964

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**Publications** - MultiMedia

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**Publications** - Technical Reports

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**Publications** - Translations & Transcripts

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**Publications** - Other

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## Scheduled Teaching

### ECE 6030 - Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems, **Spring 2016**

### ECE 7670 - Coding Theory and Practice in Communication, **Fall 2015**

### ECE 6040 - Convex Optimization, **Fall 2015**

### HONR 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, **Fall 2015**

### ECE 6030 - Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems, **Spring 2015**

### ECE 7030 - Detection and Estimation Theory, **Fall 2014**

### HONR 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, **Fall 2014**

### ECE 6030 - Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems, **Spring 2014**

### ECE 7670 - Coding Theory and Practice in Communication, **Fall 2013**

### ECE 6930 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering, **Fall 2013**

### ECE 6030 - Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems, **Spring 2013**

### ECE 7030 - Detection and Estimation Theory, **Fall 2012**

### ECE,MAE 6320 - Linear Multivariable Control, **Fall 2012**

### ECE 4250 - Internship/Co-op, **Spring 2012**

### ECE 6030 - Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems, **Spring 2012**

### ECE 7670 - Coding Theory and Practice in Communication, **Fall 2011**

### ECE 7670 - Error correction coding, **Fall 2011**

### ECE 6030 - MATH METH SIG & SYS, **Spring 2011**

### ECE 6030 - MATH METH SIG & SYS, **Spring 2011**

### ECE 6930 - ST: INTRO TO ALGEBRAIC GEO, **Spring 2011**

### ECE 7030 - Detection and Estimation Theory, **Fall 2010**

## Graduate Students Mentored

**Al-Dulaimi Al-Waled,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014

**Andrew Earl Pound,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014

**McKay Bonham,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014

**David A. Neal,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2012

**Mohammad Shekaramiz,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2012

**Su Ma,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2013 - December 2015

**David Alexander Neal,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, January 2011 - December 2012

**Trace A. Griffeths,**Electrical & Computer Engineering, January 2010 - May 2011