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New Faculty Members on this page:

Steven Ellingson
Allen MacKenzie
Jung-Min Park
Cameron Patterson
Yue Wang


Winter 2004

New Faculty Members

Steven Ellingson joined the department this summer after serving six years as a research scientist at the Ohio State University. His industrial experience includes positions as a senior systems engineer for Raytheon E-Systems, inc, a senior consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., and as a captain in the U.S. Army.

His teaching interests are in antennas, propagation, RF design, and electromagnetics. His research interests are in applied signal processing, mobile wireless communications and microwave radiometry.

He earned his Ph.D. in 2000 and his MSEE in 1989 from the Ohio State University. He received his BSEE from Clarkson University in 1987. Ellingson is a senior member of the IEEE.

Allen MacKenzie joined the department this summer after earning his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he had an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He earned a B.Eng. in EE and Math from Vanderbilt University in 1999. His industrial experience includes serving as a consultant for MeshNetworks, Inc. of Maitland, FL, where he assisted in the analysis of the MAC protocol for the firm's wireless network architecture.

His research interests center around the development of cognitive radio technology for wireless networks, including applications of artificial intelligence, game theory, and decision theory. His teaching interests are in analog and digital communications, coding theory, networking, and stochastic signals and systems.

Jung-Min Park joined the department as an assistant professor after earning his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He previously served as a cellular systems engineer at Motorola Korea, Inc.

His teaching interests are in network and computer security, networking, stochastic processes, applied cryptography, and computer organization. His research interests are in network/computer security, e-commerce protocols, applied cryptography and security issues in wireless communications and in ad hoc networks.

Park earned his MSEE and BSEE from Yonsei University Korea in 1997 and 1995, respectively. He is a recipient of the AT&T Leadership Award, which is given annually to 30 students in the Asia/Pacific region.

Cameron Patterson joined ECE this summer as an associate professor after serving nine years with Xilinx USA, where he worked on both the XC6200 and JBits reconfigurable computing projects.

His research interests are in reconfigurable and secure computing, hardware acceleration of EDA and cryptographic algorithms, non-von Neumann computing architectures, and computational number theory. His teaching interests are in computer architecture, design and analysis of parallel algorithms, VLSI digital design, embedded systems, and software engineering.

Patterson earned his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Calgary, Canada, in 1992. He received the BSCS and MSCS degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 1980 and 1983 respectively. From 1992 to 1994, he held an NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship at the Alberta Microelectronic Centre in Canada.

Yue Wang (Joseph) comes to ECE from The Catholic University of America, where he served as tenured associate professor and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he served as an adjunct associate professor of radiology. He is assigned to the Alexandria Research Institute and the Northern Virginia Graduate Center. His research interests include machine learning; multivariate visualization; neural networks; pattern recognition; and integrative intelligence with applications to computational bioinformatics and systems biology; and bioimaging.

His teaching interests are in neural networks, bioinformatics, statistical signal processing, medical imaging, linear system theory, and detection and estimation theory.

Wang earned his Ph.D. in EE from the University of Maryland in 1995 and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He earned his MSEE and BSCS from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1987 and 1984 respectively.


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