Department News

Dr. David Comer Elevated to IEEE Fellow

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, selected Dr. David Comer for one their most prestigious honors, election to IEEE Fellow. Along with the advancement, IEEE noted Dr. David Comer's leadership in engineering education and electronic circuit design textbooks as two of his major achievements.

Dr. Jensen and Dr. Rice with graduate students Tom Nelson and Adam Anderson win Best Paper Award

Michael Jensen, Michael Rice, Tom Nelson, and Adam Anderson coauthored the paper "Orthogonal Dual-Antenna Transmit Diversity for SOQPSK in Aeronautical Telemetry Channels" This paper was presented October 20, 2004 at the International Telemetering Conference in San Diego, CA and appears in the Proceedings of the Conference. This paper shows that transmit diversity can be used to overcome self-interference generated by using two transmit antennas in air-to-ground communication links used in flight testing.

ECEn welcomes Dr. Clark Taylor to the faculty

Dr. Taylor did his undergraduate and masters degree work here at BYU and recently graduated with his Ph.D. from UCSD. His interests lie in video computation and communication and he currently teaches computer engineering courses.

PhD Student Erik Perrins wins first place in student paper contest

Erik Perrins won first place in the graduate student category of the student paper contest at the International Telemetering Conference. His paper was titled "An Alternate Proposal for ARTM CPM" and describes a modification to an existing standard in aeronautical telemetry that increases the detection efficiency. Erik is a PhD student and his advisor is Michael Rice. Erik won $1000.

Advisor Ann Tanner receives appreciation award

Ann Tanner received a President's Appreciation Award at the unversity conference this past August.

Dr. Beard receives Young Scholar award

Dr. Beard received a Young Scholar Award at this year's univeristy conference in August. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members who show promise in their teaching, citizenship, research while still in the early stages of their academic careers.

Dr. Long receives research award

Dr. Long received the Sponsored Research Regonition Award at the university conference this past August.

Dr. Swindlehurst receives research award

Dr. Swindlehurst received a Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts Award at this year's university conference in August. The award recognizes faculty members whose outstanding research and scholarship has influenced their field well beyond local and regional boundaries. Awardees are also well rounded: their devotion to research is fueled by love for teaching, and they enhance lectures with their research.

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