Engineering Technology and Construction Management

Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, Graduate Coordinator, MEES

##### Degrees & Professional Registration:

- Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Imperial College, University of London, 1989
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1983
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 1979
- B.S. in Mathematics, University of Cape Town, 1978

##### Research:

- Signal and Image Processing
- Fast Discrete Transform Theory
- Wavelets and Filter Banks
- Computational Fluid Dynamics

##### Research Grants:

- PI, "Reduced Power Laser Designation Systems", U.S. Navy (NSWC), ($64,516), 2009-2010
- Co-PI, "Analysis, Improvement, and Engineering Support", Geopier Foundation Company ($30,752), 2008-2009
- PI, "Reduced Power Laser Designation Systems", U.S. Navy (NSWC), ($62,163), 2008
- PI, "Reducing Designation Times for Laser Guided Weapons", U.S. Navy (NSWC), ($53,448), 2006
- PI, “Image Capture for Wavelet-Based Target Recognition,” UNC Charlotte Senior Faculty Research Grant ($3017), 2004International Travel Grant, University of Stellenbosch, Department of Applied Mathematics ($2083), 2003
- PI, “Image Capture System,” UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Small Grants Program ($2000), 2002
- PI, “Wavelet-Based signal and Image Processing for Target Recognition,” U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research ($176,946), 2001-2004
- PI, “Wavelet Image Processing for Minefield Detection,” U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research ($147,200), 1998-2001

##### Recent Publications:

- B.G. Sherlock, Y.P. Kakad and B.J. Freeman, "A Target Tracking Algorithm that Reduces Designation Time for Laser Guided Weapons", Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 5810, May 2005, pp. 150-157.
- B.G. Sherlock, Y.P. Kakad and A. Shukla, "Rapid update of odd DCT and DST for real-time signal processing", Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 5809, May 2005, pp. 464-471.
- B.G. Sherlock, “Computer Enhancement and Modeling of Fingerprint Images,” Advances in Automatic Fingerprint Recognition, ed. N. Ratha and R. Bolle, Springer, ISBN 0-387-95593-3, pp. 87-112, 2004 (Book chapter)
- B.W. Frazier, J. Roche, R.K. Tyson, Y.P. Kakad and B.G. Sherlock, “Robust Control of an Adaptive Optical System,” Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B), Vol. 218, pp. 353-358, 2004
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, “MATLAB Programs for Generating Orthonormal Wavelets,” Advances in Multimedia, Video and Signal Processing Systems, World Scientific and Engineering Society Press, ISBN 960-8052-72-6, pp. 204-208, 2002 (Book chapter)
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, “Transform Domain Technique for Windowing the DCT and DST”, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 339, pp. 111-120, 2002
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, “MATLAB Programs for Generating Orthonormal Wavelets,” WSEAS Conference, Greece, 2002
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P.Kakad, “Windowed Discrete Cosine and Sine Transforms for Shifting Data”, Signal Processing, Vol. 81, No. 7, 2001, pp. 1465-1478
- H.H. Mu, Y.P. Kakad and B.G. Sherlock, “Design of control systems using neural networks,” 17th Annual Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future (CARS&FOF’2001), Durban, South Africa, July 2001
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, "Real Time Rapid Update of Type-I DCT and DST for Moving Window," 8th International Conference on Advances in Communications and Control (COMCON 8), Crete, Greece, 25 - 29 June 2001
- A. Jump and B.G. Sherlock, “Simplified equations to generate wavelets of arbitrary order of regularity,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 4391, pp. 399-410, Orlando, Florida, April 2001
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, “Rapid update of discrete Fourier transform for real-time signal processing,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 4379, pp.490-500, Orlando, Florida, April 2001
- Y.P. Kakad and B.G. Sherlock, “Rapid prototyping of update algorithm of discrete Fourier transform for real-time signal processing,” Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 4379, pp. 501-508, Orlando, Florida, April 2001
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P.Kakad, “Windowed Discrete Cosine and Sine Transforms for Shifting Data,” Signal Processing, Vol. 81, No. 7, pp. 1465-1478, 2001
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, "Real Time Rapid Update of Type-I DCT and DST for Moving Window," 8th International Conference on Advances in Communications and Control (COMCON 8), Crete, Greece, 25 - 29 June 2001
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P. Kakad, “Windowing the Discrete Cosine Transform in the Transform Domain,” Advances in Physics, Electronics and Signal Processing Applications, World Scientific and Engineering Society Press, 2000, ISBN 960-8052-17-3, pp. 320-324, 2000 (Book chapter)
- H.H. Mu, Y.P. Kakad and B.G. Sherlock, “Artificial neural network based controller design for advanced aircraft,” 14th International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE 2000), Coventry, England, September 2000
- B.G. Sherlock and Y.P.Kakad, "Windowing the Discrete Cosine Transform in the Transform Domain," 4th World Multiconference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC’2000), Athens, Greece, July 2000
- Hong Helena Mu, Y.P. Kakad and B.G. Sherlock, “Application of Artificial Neural Networks in the design of Control Systems,” 16th Annual Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future (CARS&FOF’2000), Trinidad, June 2000
- A.B. Jump and B.G. Sherlock, “Wavelets of Arbitrary Order of Regularity”, SPIE 14th Annual International Symposium on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls (AeroSense 2000), Orlando, Florida, April 2000