Dana Hughes

Journal Publications

Dana Hughes, John Lammie and Nikolaus Correll, “A Robotic Skin for collision Avoidance and Affective Touch Recognition,” Robotics and Automation Letters, (accepted, under revision).

Dana Hughes, Halley Profita, Sarah Radzihovsky and Nikolaus Correll, “Intelligent RF-Based Gesture Input Devices Implemented using e-Textiles,” Sensors, vol. 17, no. 2, pg. 219, January 2017.

Dana Hughes and Nikolaus Correll, “Distributed Machine Learning in Materials that Couple Sensing, Actuation, Computation and Communication,” arXiv prepring arXiv:1606:03508, June 2016.

Dana Hughes and Nikolaus Correll, “Texture Recognition and Localization in Amorphous Robotic Skin,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 10, no. 5, September 2015.

Bill Manaris, Dana Hughes and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, “Monterey Mirror: An Experiment in Interactive Music Performance Combining Evolutionary Computation and Zipf’s Law,” Evolutionary Intelligence, vol. 8, no. 1, pg. 23–35, November 2014.

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “A Novel Method for Determination of Dielectric Properties of Materials using a Combined Embedded Modulated Scattering and Near-Field Microwave Techniques. Part I—Forward Model,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 2389–2397, December 2005.

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “A Novel Method for Determination of Dielectric Properties of Materials using a Combined Embedded Modulated Scattering and Near-Field Microwave Techniques. Part II—Dielectric Property Recalculation,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 2398–2401, December 2005.

Bharath Akuthota, Dana Hughes, Reza Zoughi, John Myers and Antonio Nanni, “Near-Field Microwave Detection of Disbond in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composited Used for Strengthening Cement-Based Structures and Disbond Repair Verification,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 540–546, December 2004.

Dana Hughes, Narisi Wang, Toby Case, Kristen Donnell and Reza Zoughi, “Microwave Nondestructive Detection of Corrosion Under Thin Paint and Primer in Aluminum Panels,” Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 435–451, October 2001.


Conference Papers

Dana Hughes, John Lammie and Nikolaus Correll, “A Robotic Skin for Collision Avoidance and Affective Touch Recognition,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), (accepted, under revision).

Dana Hughes, Alon Krauthammer and Nikolaus Correll, “Recognizing Social Touch Gestures using Recurrent and Convolutional Neural Networks,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2315–2321, Singapore, May 29–June 3, 2017.

Dana Hughes and Nikolaus Correll, “Distributed Convolutional Neural Networks for Human Activity Recognition in Wearable Robotics,” Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), London, UK, November 7, 2016 (nominated for Best Paper Award).

Dana Hughes, Nicholas Farrow, Halley Profita and Nikolaus Correll, “Detecting and Identifying Tactile Gestures using Deep Autoencoders, Geometric Moments and Gesture Level Features,” ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2015), Recognition of Social Touch Challenge, Seattle, WA, November 9, 2015.

Dana Hughes, Halley Profita and Nikolaus Correll, “Switchback: An On-Body RF-Based Gesture Input Device,” International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), pp. 63–66, Seattle, WA, September 13, 2014.

Dana Hughes and Nikolaus Correll, “A Soft, Amorphous Skin that can Sense and Localize Texture,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1844–1851, Hong Kong, May 31–June 5, 2014.

Dana Hughes and Bill Manaris, “Fractal Dimensions of Music and Automatic Playlist Generation—Similarity Search via MP3 Song Uploads,” IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP), Piraeus–Athens, Greece, July 20, 2012.

Jesse Lai, Dana Hughes, Eric Gallaher and Reza Zoughi, “Determination of the Thickness and Dielectric Constant of a Dielectric Slab Backed by Free-Space or a Conductor through Inversion of the Reflection Coefficient of a Rectangular Waveguide Probe,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 56–60, Como, Italy, May 18–20, 2004.

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “Determination of the Complex Dielectric Constant of Materials using the Downhill Simplex Method with the Embedded Modulated Scattering Technique,” International Conference on Electromagnetic Near-Field Characterization (ICONIC), pp. 86–96, Rouen, France, June 18–20, 2003..

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “Calculation of the Impedance of a Rectangular Waveguide Aperture in the Presence of a Loaded Dipole Antenna Embedded in a Generally Lossy Material,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1126–1130, Vail, CO, May 20–22, 2003.

Russell Austin, Dana Hughes, Reza Zoughi, Roger Engelbart and Nancy Wood, “Feasibility of Microwave NDI for Reducing Corrosion Repair Costs in Aging Aircraft,” 50th DoD Working Group on NDT Conference, Portsmouth, VA, November 18–21, 2002.

Dana Hughes, Jesse Lai, Chris Behrens and Reza Zoughi, “Combined Bi-Static Near-Field Microwave and Modulated Scattering Techniques for Detection of Embedded Targets,” International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, pp. 355–356, Berlin, Germany, June 24–28, 2002.

Gary Carriveau, Dana Hughes, Nasser Qaddoumi and Reza Zoughi, “Microwave Nondestructive Evaluation and Characterization of Tank Inner-Liners,” International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, pp. 319–324, June 24–28, 2002.

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “Near-Field Microwave and Embedded Modulated Scattering Techniques for Dielectric Characterization of Materials,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 22, pp. 443–448, Bellingham, WA, July 14–19, 2002.

Dana Hughes, Reza Zoughi, Russell Austin, Nancy Wood and Roger Engelbart, “Near-Field Microwave Detection of Corrosion Precursor Pitting under Thin Dielectric Coatings in Metallic Substrate,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 22, pp. 462–469, Bellingham, WA, July 14–19, 2002.

Dana Hughes, Chris Behrens, Reza Zoughi, G. Green and P. Campbell, “Investigation of the Potential of Microwave NDE for the Detection of Corrosion, MAchined Defects and Impact Damage in Specially Prepared Specimens,” ASNT Spring Conference and 11th Annual Research Symposium, Portland, OR, March 18–22, 2002.

Shanup Peer, Toby Case, Kristen Donnell, Dana Hughes, Reza Zoughi and Kimberly Kurtis, “Investigation of Microwave Reflection Properties of Mortar Explosed to Wet-Dry Cycles of Tap Water and Chloride Bath,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 21, pp. 1269–1276, Brunswick, ME, July 29–August 3, 2001.

Toby Case, Kristen Donnell, Dana Hughes, Reza Zoughi and Kimberly Kurtis, “Microwave Analysis of Mortar Prepared with Type I/II, III and V Cement and Subjected to Cyclical Chloride Exposure,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 21, pp. 498–505, Brunswick, ME, July 29–August 3, 2001.

Dana Hughes, M. Kazemi, K. Marler, Reza Zoughi, John Myers and Antonio Nanni, “Microwave Detection of Delaminations between Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite and Hardened Cement Paste,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 21, pp. 512–519, Brunswick, ME, July 29–August 3, 2001.

Dana Hughes , “Spatial Interaction of a Modulated PIN Diode-Loaded Dipole Antenna and Open-Ended Rectangular Waveguide Probes,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Osaka, Japan, July 18–22, 2001.

Dana Hughes and Reza Zoughi, “A Method for Evaluating the Dielectric Properties of Composites using a Combined Embedded Modulated Scattering and Near-Field Microwave Nondestructive Testing Technique,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1882–1886, Budapest, Hungary, May 21–23, 2001.

Dana Hughes, Narisi Wang, Toby Case, Kristen Donnell, Reza Zoughi, Russell Austin and Michele Novack, “Detection of Corrosion in Aluminum Panels under Paint and Primer,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 20A, pp. 460–466, Ames, IA, 2000.


Workshop Papers / Posters

Dana Hughes, Christoffer Heckman and Nikolaus Correll, “Terrain Sensitive Tires for Autonomous Driving,” Material Robotics Workshop at Robotics: Science and Systems, July 12–16, 2017.

Dana Hughes and Nikolaus Correll, “In-Material Compuation of High-Bandwidth Sensor Signals in Robotic Skin,” The Robotic Sense of Touch: From Sensing to Understanding Workshop at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 29–June 3, 2017.

Dana Hughes, Nicholas Farrow and Nikolaus Correll, “Distributed Texture Identification and Localization in Artificial Skins,” International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation, Monte Veritas, Switzerland, July 14–19, 2013.

Bill Manaris, Dana Hughes and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, “Monterey Mirror: Combining Markov Models, Genetic Algorithms, and Power Laws,” Workshop in Evolutionary Music at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 33–40, New Orleans, LA, June 5, 2011.


Theses

Dana Hughes, “In-Material Processing of High Bandwidth Sensor Measurements using Modular Neural Networks,”, PhD Thesis, University of Colorado—Boulder, 2018.

Dana Hughes, “Development of the Embedded Modulated Scattering Technique for dielectric Material Characterization,”, Master's Thesis, University of Missouri—Rolla, 2003.