Dr. Elisa Barney Smith joined the faculty at Boise State University in September
1999. She received a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(RPI), Troy, NY. She then received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical, Computer and
Systems Engineering in 1989 and 1998, respectively, also from RPI. From 1989 to 1993 she
worked as an engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in New London, CT. In 1993,
she had a research internship at the NATO SACLANT Centre in LaSpezia, Italy. Her work at
both NUWC and SACLANT Centre involved designing automatic target classification
algorithms and systems that utilize passive acoustic data. Dr. Barney Smith's
current research is in image processing and pattern recognition, with a primary focus on
document image analysis. 

Books

Reconnaissance des formes - Théorie et pratique sous Matlab - Cours et exercices corrigés (with Laurence Likforman-Sulem), Faculty Authored Books (2013)

La reconnaissance des formes, au coeur de systèmes qui simulent les activités humaines de perception,...

 

Reconnaissance des Formes: Théorie et Pratique sous Matlab - Cours et Exercices Corrigés (with Laurence Likforman-Sulem), Faculty Authored Books (2013)
 

Articles & Proceedings

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Electromagnetically Induced Transport in Water for Geoenvironmental Applications (with Arvin Farid, Atena Najafi, Mahsa Azad, and Jim Browning), Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability (2014)

Air sparging is a popular soil remediation technique that enables the removal of contaminants through...

 

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Laboratory Study of the Effect of Electromagnetic Waves on Airflow during Air Sparging (with Atena Najafi, Vahab Bolvardi, Arvin Farid, and Jim Browning), Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability (2014)

Air sparging is a technique that uses the injection of a gas (e.g., air, oxygen)...

 

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Study of Mechanisms Governing Electromagnetic Alteration of Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils (with Atena Najafi, Sahba Azad, Arvin Farid, and Jim Browning), Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability (2014)

Hydraulic conductivity is a measure of the rate at which water flows through porous media....

 

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Sparsity-Based Edge Noise Removal from Bilevel Graphical Document Images (with Thai V. Hoang and Salvatore Tabbone), International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) (2013)

This paper presents a new method to remove edge noise from graphical document images using...

 

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Consequences of Electromagnetic Stimulation on Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils (with A. Farid, S. Azad, and J. Browning), PIERS Proceedings, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 12-15 (2013)

Hydraulic conductivity is a measure of the rate at which water flows through porous media....

 

Contributions to Books

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Document Scanning, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology (2005)
 

Presentations

An Analysis of the Comparative Effectiveness of a Computerized Module in Probability Theory (with E. Bringsjord), 30th Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization (1998)
 

Student Mentored Work

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A Memristor-Based Neuromorphic Computing Application (Masters Thesis) (2013)

Artificial neural networks have recently received renewed interest because of the discovery of the memristor....

 

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Simulations of Artificial Neural Network with Memristive Devices (Masters Thesis) (2012)

The memristor has been hypothesized to exist as the missing fourth basic circuit element since...

 

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Camera Imaging System (Undergraduate Research Conference Poster) (with Wayne Kreimeyer, Adrian Rothenbühler, and Anita Poudel) (2011)

* Magnetic shape memory alloys are functional materials which can remember their shape

* Currently,...

 

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Degradation Specific OCR (Masters Thesis) (2010)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten,...

 

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Extending the Page Segmentation Algorithms of the OCRopus Document Layout Analysis System (Masters Thesis) (2010)

With the advent of more powerful personal computers, inexpensive memory, and digital cameras, curators around...