Motion sensing research

April 6, 2021

Detecting motion earns MSU Postdoctoral Excellence Research Award

Neda Nourshamsi, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award. Only two awards are presented at MSU each year.

Neda Nourshami
Neda Nourshami

Nourshamsi said her research focuses on the detection of human and hand-held motion in living spaces around people.

"The system is cheap and does not require a complicated image-based algorithm or cause a privacy concern," she explained. "That could revolutionize technology in motion sensing, provide a cheap and accurate system for industrial monitoring. More urgently, as a result of the disastrous spread of COVID-19 in 2020, the whole world is in demand of some type of affordable, rapid, and effective method for warning of unpredictable events, and identifying potential health concerns."

She received a master's degree from the University of Strasbourg, France, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, both in electrical engineering. She joined the research group of Dennis Nyquist Assistant Professor Jeffrey Nanzer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2019.

She has published six peer-reviewed articles while at Michigan State University and is a member of URSI Commission B, and is a member of Antenna and Propagation Society.