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Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. Graduates

Erik Scott Hamilton 2020

Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Focusing for Integrated Optofluidic Detection Enhancement

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Robert Benjamin Hale 2020

Distributed Memory Based FPGA Debug

Prof. Brad Hutchings

Jerel Bendt Nielsen 2019

Robust Visual-Inertial Navigation and Control of Fixed-Wing and Multirotor Aircraft

Prof. Randal Beard

Meredith Ireene Dupaix Taylor 2019

Statistical Analysis and Extraction of Quantitative Data from Elliptical-Signal-Model bSSFP MRI

Prof. Neal Bangerter

Matthew Joel Cannon 2019

Improving the Single Event Effect Response of Triple Modular Redundancy on SRAM FPGAs Through Placement and Routing

Prof. Michael Wirthlin

Attiya Mahmood 2018

Impact of Antenna Mutual Coupling, Propagation, and Nonreciprocity on Propagation-Based Key Establishment

Prof. Michael Jensen

Kamran Qaderi 2018

Waveguide-Based Spatial Light Modulators for Use in Holographic Video Displays

Prof. Daniel Smalley

Frederick Alexander Seng 2018

Body Armor Shape Sensing with Fiber Optic Sensors

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Nikola Stan 2018

Complete Measurement System for Measuring High Voltage and Electrical Field Using Slab-Coupled Optical Fiber Sensors

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Hua Gong 2018

3D Printing for Microfluidics

Prof. Greg Nordin

John Michael Stout 2018

Nanofluidic Applications of Silica Membranes

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Meng Zhang 2018

Evolutionary Learning of Boosted Features for Visual Inspection Automation

Prof. D.J. Lee

Travis Haroldsen 2017

Academic Packing for Commercial FPGA Architectures

Prof. Brent Nelson

Junming Diao 2017

High Sensitivity Phased Arrays for Radio Astronomy Observations and Satellite Communications

Prof. Karl Warnick

Haonan Wang 2016

Novel Techniques for Rapid Cardiac Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Whole Heart Coverage

Prof. Neal Bangerter

Matthew Elliott Argyle 2016

Modeling and Control of a Tailsitter with a Ducted Fan

Prof. Randy Beard

Jon-Paul Anderson 2016

Duplicate with Choose: Using Statistics for Fault Mitigation

Prof. Brent Nelson

Amin Nazaran 2016

Ultra Short MR Relaxometry and Histological Image Processing for Validation of Diffusion MRI

Prof. Neal Bangerter

Laith Rasmi Sahawneh 2016

Airborne Collision Detection and Avoidance for Small UAS Sense and Avoid Systems

Prof. Randy Beard

Joshua Scott Monson 2016

Using Source-to-Source Transformations to Add Debug Observability to HLS-Synthesized Circuits

Prof. Brad Hutchings

Matthieu C. Giraud-Carrier 2016

Perforated Hollow Core Waveguides for Alkali Vapor-cells and Slow Light Devices

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Long-Fang Tsai 2016

Microfluidic Devices and Biosensors

Prof. Greg Nordin

Zhenchao Yang 2015

High-Efficiency Passive and Active Phased Arrays and Array Feeds for Satellite Communications

Prof. Karl Warnick

Richard D. Lindsley 2015

Enhanced-Resolution Processing and Applications of the ASCAT Scatterometer

Prof. David Long

Alok Hirenkumar Desai 2015

An Efficient Feature Descriptor and Its Real-Time Applications

Prof. Michael Jensen

Rashid Mehmood 2015

A Study of Reconfigurable Antennas as a Solution for Efficiency, Robustness, and Security of Wireless Systems

Prof. Michael Jensen

Daniel J. Park 2014

B1 Mapping for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Prof. Neal Bangerter

Craig Stringham 2014

Developments in LFM-CW SAR for UAV Operation

Prof. David Long

Peter C. Niedfeldt 2014

Recursive-RANSAC: A Novel Algorithm for Tracking Multiple Targets in Clutter

Prof. Randy Beard

Christopher G. Shaw 2014

Modulation and Synchronization for Aeronautical Telemetry

Prof. Michael Rice

Spencer Lee Chadderdon 2014

Application Improvements of Slab-Coupled Optical Fiber Sensors

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Michael I. Duersch 2013

Backprojection for Synthetic Aperture Radar

Prof. David Long

John F. Hulbert 2013

ARROW-based On-Chip Alkali Vapor-cell Development

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Britton T. Quist 2013

Improved Channel Probing for Secret Key Generation with Multiple Antenna Systems

Prof. Michael Jensen

Brett J. Hansen 2013

Microfabrication Processes and Advancements in Planar Electrode Ion Traps as Mass Spectrometers

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Farnaz Karimdady Sharifabad 2013

Covariance Modeling and Space-Time Coding for MIMO Systems

Prof. Michael Jensen

Yubo Li 2012

Reliability Techniques for Data Communication and Storage in FPGA-Based Circuits

Prof. Brent Nelson

John C. Macdonald, Jr. 2012

Efficient Estimation for Small Multi-Rotor Air Vehicles Operating in Unknown, Indoor Enivronments

Prof. Randy Beard

Stanley J. Ness 2012

Functionalization of In-plane Photonic Microcantilever Arrays for Biosensing Applications

Prof. Greg Nordin

Bryce Benson Ready 2012

Filtering Techniques for Pose Estimation with Applications to Unmanned Air Vehicles

Prof. Clark Taylor

Keith M. Stuart 2012

Application of Seawinds Scatterometer Data to the Study of Antarctic Icebergs

Prof. David Long

Liang Sun 2012

Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Generation and Tracking for Towed Cable Systems

Prof. Randy Beard

Ryan Robert Anderson 2012

Characterization and Preliminary Demonstration of Microcantilever Array Integrated Sensors

Prof. Greg Nordin

Michael J. Elmer 2012

Improved Methods for Phased Array Feed Beamforming in Single Dish Radio Astronomy

Prof. Brian Jeffs

Brett L. Mellor 2012

Liquid Dielectric Spectroscopy and Protein Simulation

Prof. Brian Mazzeo

Spencer G. Fowers 2012

Limited Resource Feature Detection, Description, and Matching

Prof. D. J. Lee

Christopher Michael Lavin 2012

Using Hard Macros to Accelerate FPGA Compilation for Xilinx FPGAs

Prof. Brent Nelson

Kirt D. Lilywhite 2012

Feature Construction Using Evolution-Constructed Features for General Object Recognition

Prof. D. J. Lee

Nathaniel H. Rollins 2012

Hardware and Software Fault-Tolerance of Softcore Processors Implemented in SRAM-Based FPGAs

Prof. Mike Wirthlin

Beau J. Tippetts 2012

Real-Time Stereo Vision for Resource Limited Systems

Prof. D. J. Lee

Yue Zhao 2012

Low-Photoluminescence Hollow Waveguide Platforms for High-Sensitivity Integrated Optical Sensors

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Wade Fife 2011

Improved Stereo Vision Methods for FPGA-Based Computing Platforms

Prof. James Archibald

Rajnikant Sharma 2011

Bearing-Only Cooperative-Localization and Path-Planning of Ground and Aerial Robots

Prof. Randy Beard

Brian Phillips 2011

Tailoring the Spectral Transmission of Optofluidic Waveguides

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Huili Yu 2011

Vision-Based Path Planning, Collision Avoidance, and Target Tracking for Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles in Urban Environments

Prof. Randy Beard

Matthew Holmes 2011

Integration of Micropore and Nanopore Features with Optofluidic Waveguides for Single Particle Sensing

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Jonathan Landon 2011

Development of an Experimental Phased-Array Feed System and Algorithms for Radio Astronomy

Prof. Brian Jeffs

Yan Shi 2011

Robust Signaling, Scheduling and Authentication in the Multi-User Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output Channel

Prof. Michael Jensen

Michael Johnson 2011

Advancements in the Solid-State Impact-Ionization Multiplier (SIM) through Theory, Simulation, and Design

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Weisheng Hu 2011

Development of Single-Chip Silicon Photonic Microcantilever Arrays for Sensing Applications

Prof. Greg Nordin

Yabing Luo 2011

A Correlation-Based Method to Detect Weak Dependence

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Brian Pratt 2011

Analysis and Mitigation of SEU-Induced Noise in FPGA-Based DSP Systems

Prof. Michael Wirthlin

Michael Owen 2010

Scatterometer Contamination Mitigation

Prof. David Long

Mark Hamblin 2010

Thin Film Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Labs-on-a-Chip

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Evan J. Lunt 2010

Low-Loss Hollow Waveguide Platforms for Optical Sensing and Manipulation

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Chan Chen 2010

Secret Key Establishment Using Wireless Channels as Common Randomness in Time-Variant MIMO Systems

Prof. Michael Jensen

Tao Shang 2010

Impedance Imaging and Measurements by Microprobes in Aqueous Environments

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Brent A. Williams 2010

Signal Processing Methods for Ultra-High Resolution Scatterometry

Prof. David Long

Joshua L. Beutler 2010

Frequency Response and Gain Enhancement of Solid-State Impact-Ionization Multipliers (SIMs)

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Michael David Larsen 2010

Studies on the Performance and Impact of Channel Estimation in MIMO and OFDM Systems

Prof. Arnold Swindlehurst

Evan C. Zaugg 2010

Generalized Image Formation for Pulsed and LFM-CW Synthetic Aperture Radar

Prof. David Long

Richard S. Gibson 2009

Slab Coupled Optical Fiber Sensors for Electric Field Sensing Applications

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Derek Lavell Hudson 2009

Improving Accuracy in Microwave Radiometry via Probability and Inverse Problem Theory

Prof. David Long

Joshua Monroe Kvavle 2009

A System Level Approach to D-Fiber Electric Field Sensing

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Jong Wook Noh 2009

In-Plane All-Photonic Transduction Method for Silicon Photonic Microcantilever Array Sensors

Prof. Greg Nordin

Xiaoyu Dang 2009

Offset QPSK in SISO and MIMO Environments

Prof. Donald Comer

Jeffery B. Saunders 2009

Obstacle Avoidance, Visual Automatic Target Tracking, And Task Allocation For Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Prof. Randy Beard

David Casbeer 2009

Decentralized Estimation Using Information Consensus Filters with a Multi-Static UAV Radar Tracking System

Prof. Randy Beard

Joseph Palmer 2009

Real-Time Carrier Frequency Estimation Using Disjoint Pilot Symbol Blocks

Prof. Brent Nelson

Yusheng Qian 2009

Compact Trench-based Bend and Splitter Devices for Silicon-on-Insulator Rib Waveguides

Prof. Greg Nordin

Zhaoyi Wei 2009

Real-Time Optical Flow Sensor Design and its Application on Obstacle Detection

Prof. D. J. Lee

Congling Nie 2008

Wind/Rain Backscatter Modeling and Wind/Rain Retrieval for Scatterometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar

Prof. David Long

Hua Sun 2008

Throughput Constrained and Area Optimized Dataflow Synthesis for FPGAs

Prof. Michael Wirthlin

Tyson Lowder 2008

Surface-Relief D-Fiber Bragg Gratings for Sensing Applications -

Prof. Stephen Schultz

Timothy Hollis 2007

Circuit and Modeling Solutions for High-Speed Chip-to-Chip Communication

Prof. David Comer

Derek Kingston 2007

Decentralized Control of Multiple UAVs for Perimeter and Target Surveillance

Prof. Randy Beard

Kent Layton 2007

Low-Voltage Analog CMOS Architectures and Design Methods

Prof. Donald Comer

Lisha Li 2007

High Gain Low Power Operational Amplifier Design and Compensation Techniques

Prof. Donald Comer

Hongze Liu 2007

A High-Resolution Microscopic Electrical Impedance Imaging Modality: Scanning Impedance Imaging

Prof. Travis Oliphant

N. Thomas Nelson 2007

Space-Time Coding with Offset Modulations

Prof. Michael Rice

Pengcheng Zhan 2007

Optimizing Wireless Network Throughput: Methods and Applications

Prof. A. Lee Swindlehurst

John Barber 2006

Fabrication of Hollow Optical Waveguides on Planar Substrates

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Nicolas Bikhazi 2006

MIMO Communication Capacity: Antenna Coupling and Precoding for Incoherent Detection

Prof. Michael Jensen

Yongjie Cheng 2006

Design and Realization of a Single Stage Sigma-Delta ADC with Low Oversampling Ratio

Prof. David Comer

Haroon Stephen 2006

Microwave Remote Sensing of Saharan Ergs and Amazon Vegetation

Prof. David Long

Hong-Wei Lee 2006

Solid-State Impact Ionization Multiplier

Prof. Aaron Hawkins

Xu (Bridget) Xiaoqian 2006

Shape Matching, Relevance Feedback, and Indexing with Application to Spine X-Ray Image Retrieval

Prof. D. J. Lee

Ding Zhihong 2006

ARQ Techniques for MIMO Communication Systems

Prof. Michael Rice

Matthew Morris 2005

The Impact of Antenna and RF System Characteristics on MIMO System Capacity

Prof. Michael Jensen

Erik Perrins 2005

Reduced Complexity Detection Methods for Continuous Phase Modulation

Prof. Michael Rice

Kevin Smith 2005

In-Fiber Optical Devices Based on D-Fiber

Prof. Richard Selfridge

Gregory Ahlquist 2004

Functionally Decomposing Finite Field Multipliers for Efficient Implementation on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

Prof. Brent Nelson

Ivan Ashcraft 2004

Microwave Remote Sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Models and Applications

Prof. David Long

Karl Hemmert 2004

Source Level Debugging of Circuits Synthesized from High Level Language Descriptions

Prof. Brad Hutchings

William Marble 2004

Design and Analysis of Charge-Transfer Amplifiers for Low-Power Analog to Digital Converter Applications

Prof. Craig Petrie

Floyd Millet 2004

Improving Electromagnetic Bias Estimates

Prof. Karl Warnick

Christian Peel 2004

Studies in Multiple-Antenna Wireless Communications

Prof. Lee Swindlehurst

Wei Ren 2004

Consensus Seeking, Formation Keeping, and Trajectory Tracking in Multiple Vehicle Cooperative Control

Prof. Randy Beard

Quentin Spencer 2004

Transmission Strategies for Wireless Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output Communications

Prof. Lee Swindlehurst

Justin Tripp 2004

An Optimizing Compiler for Configurable Logic

Prof. Brad Hutchings

Yihong Dai 2003

Precision References for Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Prof. Donald Comer

David Draper 2003

Wind Scatterometry with Improved Ambiguity Selection and Rain Modeling

Prof. David Long

Peter Yoho 2003

Satellite Scatterometers: Calibration Using a Ground Station and Statistical Measurement Theory

Prof. David Long

J. Willard Curtis III 2002

A Complete Parameterization of CLF-Based Controls Via Satisficing Theory

Prof. Randy Beard

Jon Wallace 2002

Modeling Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Electrically Large Structures

Prof. Michael Jensen

Douglas Thompson 2001

Innovative Radar Interferometry

Prof. David Arnold

Paul Graham 2001

Logical Hardware Debuggers for FPGA-Based Systems

Prof. Brent Nelson

Michael Spencer 2001

A Methodology for the Design of Spaceborne Pencil-Beam Scatterometer Systems

Prof. David Long

Jonathon Lawton 2000

A Behavior-Based Approach to Multiple Spacecraft Formation Flying

Prof. Randy Beard

Quinn Remund 2000

Multisensor Microwave Remote Sensing in the Cryosphere

Prof. David Long

Xiangyang (Jeff) Zhuang 2000

Blind Channel Equalization and Estimation for Wireless Communications

Prof. Lee Swindlehurst

Paul Johnson 1999

Uncertainties in Oceanic Microwave Remote Sensing: The Radar Footprint, The Wind-Backscatter Relationship, and the Measurement Probability Density Function

Prof. David Long

David Early 1998

A Study of the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction Algorithm and its Application to Polar Ice Studies

Prof. David Long

Jim Freeze 1998

Theory and Application of the Recursive Green's Function Method for Analysis of Electromagnetic Waves in Inhomogeneous Media

Prof. Richard Selfridge

Jacob Gunther 1998

Recursive Blind Equalization Based on Cyclostationarity and Structured Kernels

Prof. Lee Swindlehurst

John Kenney 1998

Set-Valued Nonlinear Estimation Using the Galerkin Approximation

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Dong Chul Kim 1997

An Interleaved Cyclic Ring Network Based on SCI

Prof. LeRoy Bearnson

Karl Warnick 1997

A Differential Forms Approach to Electromagnetics in Anisotropic Media

Prof. David Arnold

Michael Wirthlin 1997

Improving Functional Density Through Run-Time Circuit Reconfiguration

Prof. Brad Hutchings

Michael Goodrich 1996

A Theory of Satisficing Control

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Ryan Reed 1996

Statistical Properties of the Sea Scattered RADAR Return

Prof. David Long

Mohammad Al-Rousan 1996

Reliability and Performance of Hierarchical Large-Scale Ring-Based SCI Shared-Memory Multiprocessors

Prof. James Archibald

Lisa Talbot 1996

A Statistical Fuzzy Grade-of-Membership Approach to Unsupervised Data Clustering with Application to Remote Sensing

Prof. H. Dennis Tolley (Statistics)

Fan Xu 1996

Contractive Encoding for Arbitrary Vector Quantizers

Prof. Richard Frost

Mark Larsen 1995

Complexity-Constrained Trellis Coded Quantizers

Prof. Richard Frost

Wai-Ho Pun 1995

Parametric Model-Adaptive Image Restoration

Prof. Brian Jeffs

Jiankan (Jack) Yang 1995

Development and Analysis of Signal Copy and Blind Algorithms

Prof. Lee Swindlehurst

Metin Gunsay 1994

Eigenvector-Based Point Source Localization Applied to Image Restoration

Prof. Brian Jeffs

Kelly Flanagan 1993

A New Methodology for Accurate Trace Collection and Its Applications to Memory Hierarchy Performance Modeling

Prof. Brent Nelson

Knut Grimsrud 1993

Quantifying Locality

Prof. James Archibald

Newell Stacey 1993

Error Spectrum Shaping Quantization

Prof. Gene Ware

Rustin Allred 1992

Variable Block-Size Vector Quantization for Binary Images

Prof. Richard Christiansen

Robert Smith 1992

Hardware Prefetching Strategies for Second Level Caches

Prof. James Archibald

Cunlin Qian 1991

System Identification: Signal Causality and Feedback Determination

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Joe Scanlan 1991

Methods for Improving the Feature Representations of 2-D Image Patterns

Prof. Doug Chabries

Sam Smith 1991

A Computational Approach to Fuzzy Logic Controller Design

Prof. David Comer

Scott Budge 1990

A Rotational-Invariant Image Pattern Classifier

Prof. Doug Chabries

Mark Christiansen 1990

Digital Speech Processing in the Context of a Human Auditory Model

Prof. Doug Chabries

Chris Read 1989

A Computation Compression Technique For Linear Algorithms

Prof. Richard Christiansen

Chris Barnes 1989

Residual Quantizers

Prof. Richard Frost

Doug Lynn 1988

Frequency-Domain FIR and IIR Adaptive Filters

Prof. Doug Chabries

Darryl Morrell 1988

A Theory of Set-Valued Estimation

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Robert Muir 1988

Signal Detection and Estimation Using Classification-Directed Adaptive Modeling

Prof. Wynn Stirling

Tim Patterson 1984

Target Detection from Geosynchronous Orbit Using a Staring Mosaic Infrared Sensor

Prof. Doug Chabries

David Huber 1980

A Frequency Shifted Laser Interferometer

Prof. Paul Berrett

John Bancroft 1975

Electronic Detection and Normalization of Speech Formants

Prof. Gayle Miner

Henry Adaniya 1974

Room Temperature Thermal Conductivity of Sintered Diamond

Prof. Lawrence Bowman

Richard Wheeler 1973

Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties of Sintered Diamond Particles

Prof. John Clegg

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