Moose, associate professor of electrical engineering, retired
this month. He joined the faculty in 1972 after earning his Ph.D.
from Duke University in 1971.
Moose has taught a variety of courses at Tech, including communications,
systems and controls, and industrial electronics for non-majors.
Over the years, students enjoyed the many examples he would work
in class, along with his entertaining stories of military life
and "real" engineers. His students have particularly
appreciated his respect towards them and one-on-one assistance.
Moose's research interests have included nonlinear estimation
and filtering, detection theory, and radar target identification.
He has worked with the university's Systems Research Center,
in which Tech researchers collaborate with scientists and engineers
of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
He earned a B.S.E.E. from Ohio University in 1964 and an M.S.E.E.
in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a
senior member of the IEEE.
VanLandingham, professor of electrical engineering, retired
this month. He joined the faculty in 1966 after earning his Ph.D.
VanLandingham has taught courses in all areas, but specialized
in control systems and signal processing and is noted for his
puns and straight-faced humor. He served as advisor for the Tennessee
Eastman Controls project for many years.
VanLandingham's research interests have included process control,
multivariable system control with emphasis in vibration reduction
of modal systems, adaptive speech processing, and applications
of artificial neural networks. Most recently, he served as director
of the Intelligent Control Engineering Group, which delves into
biologically inspired learning algorithms. He has also been active
in multidisciplinary research, most recently in an effort to
use fuzzy logic to control ship roll motion and ship-mounted
VanLandingham served as acting department head from 1989-1990.
He is the author of three textbooks, Introduction to Digital
Control Systems (Macmillan, 1985), Signals, Systems, and Transforms
(Prentice-Hall, 1985 - with J.A. Cadzow), and Algorithms for
computer-Aided Design of Multivariable Control Systems (Marcel
Dekker, 1993 - with s. Bingulac).
He earned his B.E.E. in 1957 from North Carolina State University
and M.S.E.E. in 1959 from New York University.
NSF Faculty Awards
has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program
award. Bell is researching methods of compressing and speeding
up image transmissions;
Raman has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development
Program award. He is developing single semiconductor chips that
can house personal communications systems. Raman also received
an Early Career Award from the White House; he was one of only
60 in the country to earn such an award.
Scientist of the Year
Claus was named "Virginia Scientist of the Year,"
for his work in nanotechnology, fiber optics, and microelectronics.
Claus is the director of the Fiber & ElectroOptics Research
Center and associate director of the Optical Sciences and Engineering
Two new books have been published by ECE faculty members. David
de Wolf published Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering
(Cambridge University Press, 2000) and Jim Armstrong and Gail
Gray published the second edition of their textbook, VHDL Design
Representation and Synthesis (Prentice Hall PTR).
Third Millennium Medals
Tranter, and Dann Van Wyk received the IEEE Third Millennium