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3 Dr. Sah Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences
4 Dr. Jose Fortes: Bellsouth Eminent Scholar
6 Influenced by Barn Owls: Nature's Tips for Listening
8 On the Move... with Wireless Networks
10 Dr. Janise McNair: Crossing Geographical Barriers
12 Computer Based Vision for the Future
14 Wireless Interconnects for Chips
15 Dr. Douglas Jordan Returns to EC E
16 Dr. Karl Gugel: Designs on the Future
18 Faculty Accolades &Awards
20 Welcome/ Business & Engineering
21 Engineering & Law New Horizons
22 Short Takes
23 Latest Faculty Books
24 Accomplished Students
25 Electric E Awards
26 Sandia Summer Fair 2000ooo
27 In Memory
28 Alumni/Donors
30 College Demographics


Angela Ventura Medyl<
Shireen Pinheiro


Mary Barbarette
Ellie Goodwin
Angela Ventura Medyl<
Shireen Pinheiro
Reshma Varghese


Coverpage: 2001 John Adam Fleming Medal awarded to Dr. M.A. Uman by the American Geophysical Union












Sah Elected to




Qby Aaron Hoover, staff writer for UF News & Public Affairs
by Aaron Hoover, staff writer for UF News & Public Affairs


SF ECE professor
IL Chih-Tang "Tom" Sah, a
mem er of the U.S. National Acad-
emy of Engineering, has been
elected to the Chinese Academy of
Sciences for his pioneering work in
developing the silicon chip,a tiny
bundle of electronics that is at the
center of the informational technol-
ogy revolution.

The Pittman Eminent Scholar and a
graduate research professor in UF's
Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Sah has
been named a Foriegn Member of
the Chinese Academy. He is one of
only 36 foreign members among the
623 members of the Academy, the
highest science and technology
honor bestowed in China and one of
the most prestigious in the world.

"I am honored to be elected to the
Chinese Academy of Sciences, and I
look forward to continuing my
efforts to advance semiconductor
technology," said Sah.

Sah's contributions date back to the
1950's, when transistors and
integrated circuits were first being
developed. In 1956, he wrote an
article with two of the pioneers of
silicon technology, Nobel laureate


William Shockley and Intel co-
founder Robert Noyce. The article
described the principle of how the
silicon transistor loses efficiency as
it amplifies electrical signals.
Considered a foundation of transis-
tor technology, the article was long
the most cited article in the field,
and the principle still being used
today in the design and manufac-
ture of silicon chips.

In the ensuing years, Sah's research
led to several advancements pivotal
to the maturing of silicon transistor
and integrated circuit chip technol-
ogy. While employed at Shockley
Semiconductor Laboratory in 1959,
he published the first paper on a
method that used silicon dioxide or
glass film to prevent the diffusion of
phosphorous impurities into
silicon- a crucial break through in
the invention of integrated circuit
chips.

As the director of a large research
team at Fairchild Semiconductor
Corp. in the early 1960s, Sah wrote
several other articles that helped
pave the way for modern computer
chips. One led to the 1963 develop-
ment of the "CMOS" transistor
circuit, the building block of all


computers, watches, cellular
phones and portable electronics.

Sah came to the University of
Florida in 1988 after spending 26
years as a professor of electrical
engineering and physics at the
University of Illinois.

In 1998, Sah received the Univer-
sity Research Award from the U.S.
Semiconductor Industry Associa-
tion. The citation reads, "In
appreciation of your longstanding
contributions and service on
behalf of the U.S. semiconductor
industry, and most recently in
recognitionof your development
of the DCIV methodology for
rapid determination of the reli-
ability of transistors."










Dr. Jose Fortes





by Angela Medyk


The first Eminent
Scholar Chair in Com-
puter Engineering
and Science at the
University of Florida
was filled in August
2ool. The multi-
million-dollar chair
was endowed by the
BellSouth Corpora-
tion in 1987 with
matching funds from
the State's Eminent
Scholar Trust Fund in
accordance with the
'1979 Endowment
Trust Fund for Emi-
nent Scholars Act',
which provides for a
W400,0o0 match for
every 6oo,ooo
donated by an indi-
vidual or corpora-
tion.


r. Jos6 Ant6nio Baptista
Fortes is UF's new
BellSouth Eminent
Scholar Chair in the Departments
of Electrical and Computer Engi-
neering and Computer and Infor-
mation Science and Engineering.
Dr. Fortes will spearhead research
efforts in parallel and distributed
computing and in computer
architecture.

Fortes was born in Luanda,
Angola in 1954 and came to the
United States in 1979 following
his graduation with a BSEE in


1978 from the Universidade de
Angola. In 1981, he received his
MSEE from Colorado State
University and in 1984 his PhD
from the University of Southern
California. His doctoral thesis
was titled," Algorithm Transfor-
mations for Parallel Processing
and VLSI Architecture Design."

Following his graduation, Dr.
Fortes accepted a position as
Assistant Professor at Purdue
University's School of Electrical
and Computer Engineering
where he taught and conducted

















research for seventeen years
while advancing to Professor
and Associate Head. At
Purdue, Fortes participated in a
variety of scientific initiatives:
the development of techniques
for the design of application-
specific processors, techniques
for optimal use of
supercomputers in scientific
applications, fault-tolerant
computing, novel multiproces-
sor architectures, Internet-based
computing portals for com-
puter-aided engineering, and
mechanisms for international
collaboration in computer
science and engineering. His
work in Internet-computing led
to the deployment of several
infrastructures currently used
by international communities of
scientists and students in the
fields of computer architecture,


Dr. Fortes is presently on the
editorial boards of the following
publications: Cluster Comput-
ing: The Journal of Networks,
Software Tools and Applica-
tions, the International Journal
on Parallel Programming and
the Journal of VLSI Signal
Processing. He is a past member
of the Editorial Boards of the
IEEE Transactions on Parallel
and Distributed Systems and
the Journal of Parallel and
Distributed Computing. He
also served as a program direc-
tor for the U.S. National Science
Foundation's Microelectronics
Information Processing Systems
Division from 1989 to 1990, and
as a Visiting Professor of Com-
puter Architecture at the
Universitat Politecnica de
Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.


three-year project provides two
million dollars to support the
collaborative work of Dr. Fortes,
Dr. Jos6 Principe, and Dr. John
Harris at the University of
Florida and former colleagues
of Dr. Fortes at Purdue Univer-
sity.

The ACIS laboratory is also
engaged in beginning projects
on global and regional systems
for transnational digital govern-
ment, and on next-generation
Internet-scale systems for com-
puting and information process-
ing. These projects involve both
faculty from the Departments of
Electrical and Computer Engi-
neering and Computer and
Information Science and Engi-
neering of the University of
Florida and faculty from other
leading institutions in the U.S.


computational electronics, Building on his extensive career and the Americas.
parallel programming, and experiences, Dr. Fortes is in t
integrated circuit design. process of establishing the NDepartment of Electrical
Advanced Computing and d uter Engineering is
The Institute of Electrical and Information Systems (ACIS) lSly ver unate to have
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) laboratory at the University of s as a faculty
professional society has recog- Florida. Its broad mission is to m e U *versity of
nized Dr. Fortes contributions to study systems that integrate o ra.
engineering by electing him an computing and information
IEEE Fellow. The IEEE recog- processing at sca ange
nized him for his "contributions from nano qe entire
to the theory and practice of globe. this goal, after
parallel computing." Dr. Fortes ~ined the University
was also a Distin uisl lida, NSF awarded him a
of the IEE puter S cie prestigious ITR award for the
from 191 until 1995. study of biol spir
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influenced by Barn Owls:


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by Shireen Pinheiro


Can audio equipment
communicate with hu-
mans intelligently, and
among equipment silently and
unobtrusively?

Machines could be talking among
themselves silently (to humans)
using audio within a few years,
says Dr. John Harris. Dr. Harris,
an associate professor in ECE,
specializes in biologically
inspired analog and digital
signal processing computation.
Dr. Harris and graduate student
Rahul Ghosh are working on
combining the sound localiza-
tion skills of the barn owl with
those of appliance entertain-
ment devices. They have cre-
ated a computer program that
mimics the signal sound pro-
cessing of an owl. Owls process
a sound signal from each ear on
two different time delay lines,
which helps to pinpoint its
target area.
i


Within the normal human hearing
range, the telephone informing the
stereo to turn itself down when the
phone rings could be a result of
this area of research. The televi-
sion of the future may be equipped
to know when a person walks into
the room, swivel toward that
person, and turn on.


Another graduate student, Paul
Baker, has designed an audio
communications system that
appliances can use to communi-
cate among themselves. These
sounds are not audible to the
human ear. Such appliances
function on efficient and accurate
recognition and networking


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capabilities. Baker says that the
system relies on the fact that the
ear is insensitive to some types
of sounds, and misses sounds
that are very brief.

Doctoral student Mark
Skowronski has designed a
prototype trivia game which
demonstrates real-time speech
recognition and speech synthesis
technology. This game can
recognize a person's voice with a
hands-free microphone and is
based on the TV show "Who
wants to be a Millionaire."

A whole new industry based on
smarter appliances modeled
after how humans interact and
how they make sense of things is
coming up, says Dr. Harris. We
can make smart machines based
on how animals and humans
function in their environment by
exploiting the quirks of human
hearing. The result is appliances
that communicate with one
another without human interfer-
ence.


One lab demonstration has Ghosh
standing a few yards away from
the computer and the micro-
phones:
Computer: "Welcome to the
localizer test. Please stand at each
pin on the ground. Speak now:"
Ghosh:"Hello. This is the localizer
demo-I am standing somewhere to
the left of the microphone."
Computer: "left 10 degrees. Move
to the next angle,"
Ghosh: "I am standing some-
where to the left of the micro-
phone."
Computer: "left 5 degrees. Move
to the next angle."
This system has an error of about 8
degrees which is much more
accurate than the human ear,
which is accurate to about 12
degrees, says Ghosh.

So I don't see a limit. We can make
the machines smart based on
other principles, but to make them
this way is much easier for hu-
mans to interact with them be-
cause we know how to interact


with other humans. We can talk to
one another, and I can get my point
across and instruct you to do differ-
ent things," said Dr. Harris.

A sound pitched slightly higher and
quieter than normal conversation is
inaudible if it is only a few millisec-
onds long. People can hear well
between 20 hertz and 20 kilohertz.
Sounds in this range bounce easily
around a room. Radio waves such
as Bluetooth constantly have to hop
frequencies so they don't interfere
with each other. Dr. Harris says his
system allows many computers to
operate simultaneously at the same
frequencies as long as they are near
one another. This system will also
cope with open plan offices and
apartments where several comput-
ers run simultaneously. We build
rooms and walls so that sounds stay
localized," says Dr. Harris.
Would the utilization of the listen-
ing techniques of the barn owl
disturb other animals? Dr. Harris
does not think so because the
sounds are fairly low intensity.












On the Move....





by Mary Barbarette


Dr. Yuguang "Michael" Fang
joined the ECE faculty at UF
in Fall 2000ooo as an Associate
Professor. His areas of
research are wireless net-
works and mobile commu-
nications, and personal
communication services.
Before his arrival at UF, Dr.
Fang was an Assistant
Professor in Electrical and
Computer Engineering at
the New Jersey Institute of
Technology.

Dr. Fang obtained a PhD in
Systems and Control Engi-
neering from Case Western
Reserve University in 1994,
and a second PhD in Electri-
cal and Computer Engineer-
ing from Boston University
in 1997.


W wireless is the buzzword
these days. From cellular
phones to hand-held
devices, modern technology is
increasingly liberating itself from
those cumbersome wires and wall
sockets. In their place, our conver-
sations and transactions are taking
place upon wireless transmission
media such as radio and
microwaves. "The wireless basi-
cally provides the freedom of
communication, no matter where
you go, you are connected," states
Dr. Fang, but it comes at a price.
Security and quality of services are
big issues for the wireless network.
Research in wireless technology
confronts the challenges posed by
the service transmission of users
on the move. Dr. Fang tackles a
variety of these issues and explores
new avenues of progress in wire-
less mobile communications.
One of the great demands of
wireless communication is the
Quality of Services (QoS) for
requested connections from mobile
users. To make everybody happy


with his/her service and to utilize
the very limited wireless resources
more efficiently and effectively,
mobility management and re-
source management have to be
carefully considered. In traditional
wireless cellular systems, each user
will demand the same amount of
resources for his/her service
request (e.g., a normal cellular
phone conversation). This will
change for the future generation of
wireless networking. "A user who
wants to watch a streaming video
on the train from an Internet site
will demand more resources than a
cellular phone user," states Dr.
Fang. In order to deliver such
varied services over the wireless
media, the network has to know
where a user is and the amount of
resources he/she requests. The
main thrust of Dr. Fang's research
addresses how to intelligently
utilize rare wireless resources and
provide optimal customer satisfac-
tion for future generation wireless
networks. Dr. Fang is exploring
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the prediction of a user's future
location. "If we could predict a
mobile user's movement based
on his/her movement history, the
network could make appropriate
resource reservation around the
moving trajectory to overcome
the potential call drops or service
degradation." Recently, Dr. Fang
received the prestigious National
Science Foundation Faculty Early
Career Award, a grant that will
support his project for the next
five years.

Ad hoc networks is another area
of Dr. Fang's interest. Wireless
mobile ad hoc networks have no
standard or fixed infrastructure.
The nodes of the operation are
constantly shifting position, much
like mobile computers. These
networks have tremendous value
for both military and commercial
applications, yet they face many
design challenges. Ad hoc net-
works are bandwith- and power-
limited, they are susceptible to
jamming and interference, they


maintain a lack of viable privacy
and security, and they enlist a
great number of battery-pow-
ered devices. To confront the
hostile ad hoc network environ-
ment, Dr. Fang proposes the use
of cross-layer design, which
enhances security and data
transmission services. For
example, he proposes a scheme
called SPREAD (Secure Protocol
for REliable dAta Delivery) to
enhance the end-to-end security
by taking advantage of the
distributed nature of wireless ad
hoc networks.

In addition to his expertise in
engineering research, Dr. Fang
prepares students for the lucra-
tive market in wireless technol-
ogy that awaits them. As an
educator, Dr. Fang offers his
students a philosophy of learn-
ing based upon critical thinking,


problem solving, and analyzing
the concepts behind the tech-
nology. Through a solid back-
ground in mathematics, Dr.
Fang believes students can
make a "quantum leap to a
certain philosophical level" in
their understanding of the
technology and in the creation
of new ideas. Outside of class,
Dr. Fang has been actively
involved in professional confer-
ence organizations and has
been an editor/associate editor
for four professional journals.












Dr. Janise McNair:




by Shireen Pinheiro4
by Shireen Pinheiro


e Department of Elec
Strical and Computer En-
gineering extends a warm
welcome to Dr. Janise McNair, who
came to the University of Florida
in Fall 2000 from the Georgia
Institute of Technology. She is
presently an Assistant Professor.
Her research interests are next
generation global wireless systems
and Mobile Internet Protocol
(Mobile IP) networks. She is
interested in mobility/resource
management research that will
provide mobile users with high
bandwidth, high quality mobile
multimedia services, and nomadic
computing research that will help
users receive personalized tele-


communication service at any
fixed or wireless device. She was
attracted to UF by the presence of
quality faculty doing research that
is complimentary to her interests.
Dr. McNair's main objective is to
design, develop and analyze new
network protocols that will allow
mobile computer users to travel
between different types of net-
works with minimal degradations
in service and without losing calls
in progress. Currently, a person
typically may carry several differ-
ent mobile terminals, including a
cellular telephone, a pager, a
laptop, and a palm pilot, just to be
able to access the different services
they need. This is because each


network service provider has
different standards for delivering
services to the mobile user. Dr.
McNair's research focuses on the
design of systems that can pro-
vide universal coverage for a
single mobile terminal that can
adapt within a world of multiple
standards. Specifically, new
protocols are being developed for
location registration, update,
paging, and handoff techniques
for heterogeneous network sys-
tems.

One of the challenging goals for
Dr. McNair's research is to de-
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the next generation wireless
system. In the real world there
are many different factors that
affect each protocol, such as the
mobility patterns of each user,
the varying quality of unreliable
wireless channels that lose
connections far more often than
wired telephones, and the
limited bandwidth
available in wireless
networks. However,
she hopes to develop
analysis techniques
that are simple
enough to be intui-
tive, yet detailed
enough to capture
the essence of the
mobile networking
problem. Some of
the work involves
modeling personal
behavior, e.g., whether a pedes-
trian user may follow the street
or wander aimlessly, or whether
a user in a car may follow the
highway, or circle through the
side streets. Systems must be
designed that can predict which
multimedia services will be
needed and where people will
use them. This will ensure that
the majority of customers can be


served to their satisfaction
without wasting resources. In
other words, the system should
operate so that congested areas
will have lots of bandwidth
available, and sparse areas with
only a few people will have
much less bandwidth assigned to
them. To summarize, the main


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challenge is to develop these
techniques and then perform
analyses that reflect real world
conditions, but are still resolv-
able.

Dr McNair has a word of advice
for aspiring women engineers:
"no matter what the challenge,
keep persevering and never give
up. There are great benefits when


you achieve your goals". She says
women engineers are needed in
all areas of engineering and can
make significant contributions to
the profession. Not only does Dr.
McNair spend time teaching and
researching but she also spends a
lot of time with family and
friends.

Something
she enjoys
very much,
to get her
mind off of
academia,
is going to
the beach.
Which
leads one
to wonder
if Dr.
McNair is
researching into providing more
mobile computing services be-
tween Gainesville and St. August-
ine? Dr. McNair smiles.











Computer Based


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D r. Michael Nechyba, who completed his
doctorate in 1998 at the Robotics Institute at
Carnegie Mellon University and then joined
the ECE faculty as an Assistant Professor, is involved
in a range of research activities, all of which fall under
the broad category of Computer Based Vision Re
search. Modeling the NASCAR race, a basketball
game, and flying an airplane are some of his current
favorites.

His research tries to replicate what people do on a
continual basis, that is, recognize the world around
them. The problem is difficult because of the large
amount of data that needs to be processed, and the
relatively small computational power of current
computers vis a vis the human brain.

Dr. Nechyba wants to construct 3 D images and
replicate motion in a virtual graphics environment. In
order to attain 3 dimensional images Dr. Nechyba
makes use of two or three cameras, which generate
two or more intersecting lines in space thus leading to
three dimensional images. This technique is not the
same as producing a video game wherein all the
movement is simulated ahead of time, for example
simulating a sportstars' body movement by placing
Models define different attributes of the image sensors on the body. However, Dr. Nechyba would like
the computer to understand the movement and the












environment from the camera image.
For example he would like to have the
computer mention Michael Jordan
makes a basket' each time the ball
goes through the hoop. Thereby the
computer is able to identify both the
person and the action. Statistics can
then be calculated to keep score of
the game. Once this is attained a
spectator can view the game from
any vatange point, including
Michael Jordan's. In other words a
game could be viewed from any
angle and not just from the TV
camera's angle.

In order to recognize the players,the
computer should be able to recognize
various factors like the player's skin
tone, jersey number, height, and other
characteristics that identify the player.
To do this, Dr. Nechyba and his
students apply statistical color and
shape models.

In order to identify the player Dr.
Nechyba needs to construct models
ahead of time. For example in basket
ball, the player' s hand, face, and leg
need to be modeled. In the case of the
NASCAR racetrack, models for the
different cars and the track can be
used. Dr. Nechyba's lab has two
cameras that view the race track from
different angles. The captured images
from each angle is then recreated to
get the whole picture. The second
picture on the top right depicts parts
of the image captured by two cameras
and the dark pink region indicates the
part captured by both cameras. Face
recognition is a field in itself, due to
the variety of facial features like the
skin tone and eye color that are
involved in identification.
Dr. Nechyba strives for efficiency and
optimal utilization of time. This
could be a challenge because to
overcome the persistence of vision of
the human eye to an image would
need more than 15 frames a second.
A full resolution picture uses about
640x480 pixels while a video consists
of about 300 thousand separate
pieces of information every 15th of a
second. Random errors can be
corrected but a sequence of errors
could break the continuity in a video.


An obvious solution would be the enough information to keep itself
usage of faster computers but a more level with respect to the ground.
efficient technique would be to recreate Horizon detection is challenging
the whole image by transferring only a because of the changing appearance
part of the data. This can be accom of both the sky and ground. Chang
polished by sending the fixed portions ing weather, different times of the
of the scene in advance (the racetrack, day, rural vs. urban conditions are all
the structure of the car, etc) and during examples of this minute-to-minute,
the actual event, sendinQ only the day-to-day variability.


positions of the cars. This allows a real
time viewing of the event at the cost of
transferring of only a few numbers.

And that's not all!

Recently, Dr. Nechyba began to col
elaborate with Dr. Ifju (Department of
Aerospace Engineering) to apply
computer vision to the problem of
flight stability and control of micro air
vehicles (MAVs) and small unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAVs), fitted with a
small camera. The goal of the com
puter vision algorithm is to track the
horizon line, so that the MAV has


Despite these difficulties, Drs.
Nechyba and Ifju along with their
students have conducted a number
of autonomous flights of long
duration, based on a successful
horizon-detection algorithm.

In a recent article in the Gainesville
Sun, Dr Nechyba was quoted on his
views about the futuristic movie A.I.
He sounded a little pessimistic when
he says" I don't even know if ulti
mately you can get to a completely
human like robot, like the boy in
'A.I.'" All this proves that we are
truly a unique race.


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track with two cars












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nterConnects for Chips

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I.' oa t the signal at


two of his graduate stu-
S dents, Brian Floyd and
Chih-Ming Hung, were awarded
$20,000 for the phase I contest of
the Semiconductor Research
Corporation Copper Integrated
Design Challenge, and another
$25,000 for finishing in second
place in phase 2 of the design
challenge. The objective of the
contest was to create novel circuit
designs to accelerate the adoption
of new semiconductor copper
technology. The topic for O's
group was, "A Wireless Clock
Distribution System: Clock
Receiver and Transmitter Cir-
cuits."

In June 2001 at the VLSI (Very
Large Scale Integration) Sympo-
sium and Circuits at Kyoto,
Japan, Brian Floyd and Chih-
Ming Hung presented a paper on
15 gigahertz wireless intercon-
nects, a paper that is an updated


v...uin u. the paper that was
presented at the International
Solid-State Circuits Conference
(ISCC) in San Francisco, early
2000.

At the 2000 ISCC, Dr. O, Brian
Floyd, and Ki-Hong Kim pre-
sented a paper on the use of radio
frequency (RF) signals for com-
munication within integrated
circuits (IC). As the size of the
clock frequency of microproces-
sors are increased, distributing a
clock signal becomes extremely
challenging. One way O's group
would get around it is by broad-
casting a clock signal using
microwaves. "By propagating the
signal at the speed of light, we're
trying to reduce the clock skew,"
O says. "You could also send a
wave down to a multichip mod-
ule and provide equal clock
phase to a very large area, which
was previously thought not
possible." They have a working


test chip that can receive a RF
clock signal at 7.4 GHz. Floyd
says that the next step would be
to increase the frequency of the
transmitter and receiver circuits
to 24 GHz, which will make the
antennas smaller. Professor O
believes the same technology
could be used for data transfer
between chips.

The major challenge is to main-
tain good signal-to-noise ratio
across a die with millions of
switching transisitors and inter-
ference from metal structures.
The fact that the system divides
the received RF signal by 8 to
provide local clock signal allevi-
ates this problem. However, O is
still unsure if this approach can
overcome the signal to noise
problem. Another challenge is
the synchronization of the clock
receivers across the chip. Dr. O
and his students are currently
working to solve these challenges.












Dr. Douglas Jordan



Returns to ECE
by Mary Barbarette


after a long history with the
ECE department at the
University of Florida and
ten years away, Dr. Douglas M.
Jordan is back. Dr. Jordan began as
a student in UF Electrical Engineer-
ing, where he obtained his B.S. in
1979, his M.S. in 1981, and his
Ph.D. in 1990. Ten years later, in
August of 2000, Dr. Jordan joined
the department as a lecturer in
electromagnetics, circuits, and
electronics.

Dr. Jordan also assumed the posi-
tion of ECE's Undergraduate
Coordinator, a role that under-
scores his dedication to teaching
undergraduate students. "I've
done primarily undergraduate
education, because that's some-
thing that I enjoy." Dr. Jordan has
compassion for students, which
stems from his own experience of
struggling with school. "I wasn't
always the perfect student myself
and I understand that people go
through phases in their lives when
it comes to academics."

When discussing his academic and
professional career, Dr. Jordan
stresses the importance of under-
graduate education. "I try hard at
teaching," he says, and his commit-
ment to students has been honored
three times with the Teacher of the
Year award.

Dr. Jordan began his academic
career as Assistant Professor in
Electrical Engineering in UF's joint
program at the University of North
Florida. After four years of teach-
ing and a one-year break spent


working in industry, Dr. Jordan
helped establish the UF/UWF joint
program in engineering, at the
University of West Florida in
Pensacola. "I was involved at the
beginning of both of those pro-
grams. We learned a lot at UNF
about what we wanted to do
differently at UWF." The UF/UWF
program is a cooperative arrange-
ment between the two universities
that provides students at UWF the
opportunity to obtain a four-year
degree in electrical or computer
engineering from UF without
leaving Pensacola. Dr. Jordan
taught at UWF for seven years
attaining the rank of tenured
Associate Professor before joining
UF's faculty.

Lightning research has also been a
large part of Dr. Jordan's activities
in academia. His involvement with
UF's lightning research lab reaches
back almost to the lab's conception.
In 1977, after leaving the Naval
Submarine Service, Jordan began
working in the lightning lab as an
undergraduate, and has maintained
his affiliation with the lab ever
since. He has published a number


of reviewed journal articles,
primarily dealing with the optical
properties of lightning.

His research resulted in the estab-
lishment of the Remote Sensing
and Image Processing Lab at UF,
through a grant from Kennedy
Space Center. While heading the
RSIPL, Jordan was involved in
some of the very early work on
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, for
which he was inducted into the
Space Technology Hall of Fame in
1994.

His work has also taken him to
Vienna, Austria where he lectured
at the Institute Polytechnia, and
conducted lightning research in
cooperation with ALDIS, the
nationwide lightning detection
system.

Whether working abroad, at other
universities, or in business, Dr.
Jordan has always remained close
to the University of Florida. From
student to teacher, his history with
UF has come full circle, and as Dr.
Jordan says, "it's nice to get back
home."










Dr. Gugel


by Angela Medyk & Reshma Varghese


B.S.E.E. Michigan Technological University, 1981
M.S.E. Florida Atlantic University, 1987
Ph.D. University of Florida, 1993











peed and Optimization are
the objectives in the signal
processing industry. Dr Karl
Gugel, an ECE lecturer in the area
of Intelligent and Information
Systems and an instructor for
Digital Computer Design and
Microprocessor Programming has
made speed and optimization his
life's work. Gugel, a1993 alumnus
of the ECE department is the
founder of DiCon Lab. Inc, a
company which designs, manufac-
tures and sells general purpose
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
hardware.

Among Dr. Gugel's list of accom-
plishments, most notable is the
diversity of areas in which he has
worked and the ingenuity with
which he has applied his skills. In
1993, he won a National Science
Foundation (NSF) Small Bqsiness
Innovation Research (SBIR ), in
collaboration with
NeuroDimension, Gainesville for a
project involving the partitioning
of neural networks onto parallel
DSP platforms. This spurred him
to start his own company DiCon
(Digital Control) Lab Inc.
(www.diconlab.com), which
recently completed a DSP based
cement production optimization
system for Blue Circle Cement of
England. DiCon is presently
involved in a project for GE Medi-
cal, to build a test platform for
exercising high speed multiple
MRI systems.


In 1994, Gugel released a general
purpose floating point ISA bus
based DSP card with assembler,
linker debugger and CODEC
attachment board. In the same
year, he assisted in developing an
automated dialing and answering
system for IBM. This technology
was incorporated into Citibank of
America and allowed Citibank
employees to automatically cycle
through a list of phone numbers of
callers to the company and connect
only when a human voice was
detected on any of them.

In 1995, Gugel developed three
aerospace products based on his
modified DSP board for Tao
Systems of Virginia. The products
were Maximum Spectra Analyzer,
Time Constant Analyzer and
Interactive flow and measure-
ment/ Analysis System.

In the subsequent years, Gugel put
his energies into the world of
sound. When Tim Tucker, an
engineer himself and owner of
Tucker Davis Technologies (TDT) -
the world leader in psycho-acous-
tic signal processing research
equipment and software, wanted
to develop a head tracker unit, he
utilized Dr. Gugel's expertise. The
project resulted in the develop-
ment of a tracker for 3-D sound
synthesis, based on an ultra-sonic
sound transducer and multiple
subminiature microphones. Gugel
also developed algorithms for time
expansion and compression of
music for Sabine Music Corpora-
tion.


At UF, Gugel is involved in ex-
panding the capacities of Wireless
Local Area Networks (WLANs).
WLANs have the advantage of
inexpensive network
configurability and more impor-
tantly, user mobility, over the
wired local area networks (LANs).
However the WLAN applications
are seriously limited due to the
low and uncertain data rates. The
data rates of existing WLANs at
11Mbps are still much lower than
wired LANs. In July 1998, the IEEE
802.11 standardization group
selected Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM) as
the basis for the new 5 GHz physi-
cal layer standard for data rates as
high as 54 Mbps.
This past year, Dr Gugel joined Dr
Jian Li of the ECE department in
her project, working to advance
high data rate WLANs. This
research focuses on the techniques
to overcome the challenges posed
by packet based implementation
using OFDM in real-time hardware
implementation and makes signifi-
cant changes to WLANs in the
form of higher data rates and
international availability. The
outcome of Dr. Gugel's research is
expected to provide significant
insights into the usability of OFDM
to expand the capabilities of
WLANs.

Dr. Karl Gugel can be reached at
University of Florida, 370, Benton
Hall (Tel: (352) 846-1275) or via
email: gugel@ecel.ufl.edu


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* The federal SBIR program provides approximately $1 billion annually to American small businesses for early-stage
research and development projects











Faculty






Dr. Latch man was named the Boeing A.D. Welliver Faculty Summer
Fellow and spent two months in Seattle during 2000. He is the first UF
professor to be appointed as a Boeing Summer Fellow. The objective of the
Boeing program is to influence the content of Engineering education in ways
that will better prepare tomorrow's graduates for the practice of engineering
in a world-class industrial environment.

Dr. Latchman was also the recepient of the Fulbright Fellowship to teach and
conduct research at the University of Prague from August 2000 to May 2001.

Dr. Latchman was awarded the IEEE 2000 Undergraduate Teaching Award
and is cited for innovative and inspirational teaching and advancing the use
of information technology in education."

o
N
SDr. Jose Pri ncipe has been appointedfor a three year term as the Editor -
in Chief of a prominent biomedical engineering journal, "IEEE Transac-
tions on Biomedical Engineering," the flagship publication of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Biomedical Society.

He was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2000 by the IEEE Signal
Processing Society with the following citation, "For development of the
gamma neural model and for its applications in signal processing."

Further, Dr. Principe has been elected to the Administrative Committee
A (Adcom) of the IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology (EMB) Society
I representing Region 3 during 2000 and 2001.




D r. Ma rti n U ma n, Professor and Chair, received the 2001 John Adam
Fleming medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU awards
the Fleming Medal annually, "for research and technology leadership in
geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, agronomy, space physics and related
sciences." AGU, an international scientific society with more than 35,000y
members in over 115 countries, is dedicated to advancing understanding of
the earth and its environment in space. This award is one of the AGU's most,
prestigious. a r
















Dr. Donald Childers
was elected by the Voice
Foundation for the
Quintana Award. This
award recognizes indi-
viduals with an engineer-
ing background who have
made significant contribu-
tions to the field of voice.


Dr. Muhammad
Rashid was elected an
IEEE Fellow "for leader-
ship in power electronics
education and contribu-
tions to the analysis and
design methodologies of
solid state power convert-
ers."


Dr. Vladimir Rakov
was appointed the
chair of the Committee
on Atmosphere and
Space Electricity of the
American Geophysical
Union (AGU) with a
term from July 1, 2000
to June 30,2002.


Dr. Mark Law was
elected a Scientific Mem-
ber of the Bohmische
Physical Society. Mem-
bers are chosen based on
their contributions to the
field of particle-solid
interactions as demon-
strated by independent
original research.


Dr. Norman Balbanian is the recipient of the IEEE Third Millenium Medal.




Drs. Sheng Li, & Stanley Su were
named 2000 UF Foundation Professors.
The University of Florida Research Foun-
dation (UFRF) professorship award was
created to recognize faculty who have
established a distinguished record of
research and scholarship that is expected to
lead to continuing distinction in their field.

'* Dr. Vladimir Rakov (pictured above)
has been awarded theUniversity of Florida
-A Research Foundation(UFRF) professorship .7' _
award from 2001-2003.





















r. Joe E. Brewer is ECE's
industry professor for
he 2000-2001 academic
year. Mr. Brewer has a long career
in the private sector, most recently
with Northrup Grumman Corpora
tion. He is a professional engineer,
a member of the American Associa
tion for the Advancement of
Science, the New York Academy of
Science, and the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE). Mr. Brewer plans to utilize
his expertise to introduce or
reacquaint ECE faculty and
students to industry executives in
an effort to increase funding
opportunities. He has been ap
pointed as the IEEE Press Coordi
nator for the Electron Devices
Society effective January 1, 2002.


r. Glenn K. Heitman,
Lecturer at the Electrical
and Computer Engineer
ing Department joined the Univer
sity in the Summer of 2001. He has a
Doctorate in Computer, Information
and Control Engineering from the
University of Michigan. His re
search interests are modeling and
identification of classes of input
output systems and communication
channels, nonlinear and stochastic
systems, equalization in slowly
varying channels such as those
occurring in mobile communica
tions, functional analysis, and
approximation theory.


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Students will be admitted based (
of Electrical and Computer Engin
be required for the MS(EE)/MS(I
eliminates 12 credits from each de
each program. Six graduate cred.
with the Management degree, an,
degree can be shared with the EC


in their interest in the business aspects
peering. A total of 53 credit hours will
4GT) joint degree. This program
apartmentt from the total required for
ts from the ECE degree can be shared
I six credits from the Management
E master's degree.


I I I I I I
The MS(MGT) is a non-thesis de ree while MS(EE) has the non-thesis
and thesis option, with both options requiring the same number of
credit hours. Each MS(EE)/MS(Iv GT) student must pass a final compre-
hensive examination to be given .md supervised by each department
independently. The admission re quirement must be met separately for
entry into the two programs. Mi imum requirements for admission
into tthe p l olani are a GPA of 3.C; GRE (Verbal and Quantitative com-
bined) of 10.00, TOEFL (paper-based) 550, or 213 (computer-based).
Admlissnion for either program is not guaranteed for students meeting
minimum requirements and selection is also based on academic excel-
lence eturCi (cll I iui aIcti\ ites and personal character.

Students \. III be pei milted to receive the MS(EE) and the MS(MGT) in
separate terms pio\ :ledl they li i\ e met the requirements for the in-
tended l degree v


Business & Engineering







SJoint Master's degree program by the College of Business
Administration and the College of Engineering has been ap-
proved effective Fall 2001. This program will permit graduate
students to earn a Master of Science degree from the Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department, MS(EE), and a Master's degree
from the Department of Management, MS(MGT) in the Warrington
College of Business.

This program comes into being due to an existing need to prepare
students for careers in corporate and engineering management. Many
engineers have a desire to diversify and gain management knowledge in
preparation for successful careers in industry, and this program is built
to fill this need. The anticipated number of students admitted will be 5
to 10 in the first year with a slight increase thereafter depending on the
demand for the program.













ring & Law

L by Ellie Goodwin


n a bold move intended to
address the needs of
communities in the 21st
century, the faculties of the College
of Engineering and the College of
Law have approved a joint degree
program. This new program will
culminate in a Master of Science
degree in Electrical and Computer
Engineering, awarded by the
College of Engineering and a Juris
Doctor degree from the College of
Law.


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I Iris new degree will enable
aduates to address the
i implexities of electronic
communities and commerce such as
intellectual property rights and
patent law. Drs. Jacob Hammer and
Gijs Bosman, faculty members from
ECE who have been working to
develop this program, feel it will
attract students with an interest in a
unique niche-one that
encompasses both law and
engineering. "Over the years, many,
of our graduates have gone on to get
degrees in law and become patent
lawyers. The faculties of both units
(ECE and Law) saw a way to create a
specialized program." Dr. Hammer
says that the Law School at UF is
very \, il ~i ..l .. ii this program
because of the need to have law
students whp are excellent
I 1. !:I. ,I I'1.-'. Electrical engineering
students develop a strong
background in research procedures.
This makes them very attractive to
the law school."

Under the joint degree program, a
student can obtain both degrees in
approximately two semesters less
than it would take to obtain both
degrees if pursued consecutively.

A few of the essential criteria
relating to the joint degree program
are as follows:
* Candidates for the program
must meet the entrance
requirements for and be accepted by
both colleges. Both colleges must be
informed by the student at the time


of application to the second
program, that he/she intends to
pursue the joint degree program.
Students are encouraged to
announce their intent of seeking a
joint degree as soon as possible.
* The joint degree program is not
open to students who have already
earned one of these degrees.
* A student must satisfy the
curriculum requirements for each
degree before either degree is
awarded.
* A student enrolled in the joint
degree program may spend the first
year in either the College of Law or
the Electrical and Computer
I .ii-i,,. 1. i i4 Department of the
College of Engineering. Students
must carry the minimum number of
credits required by either college.
* Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department courses
which are to be credited toward the
J.D. degree must carry a grade of B
or higher and will not be counted in
the College of Law grade point
average. College of Law courses
which are to be credited toward the*
M.S./J.D. degree must carry a grade
of C or higher and will not be
counted in the grade point average
at the College of Engineering.
* Students enrolled in the joint
degree program must complete the
College of Law's advanced writing
requirement. An approved master's
thesis in Electrical and Computer
Engineering will satisfy the
advanced writing requirement of
the College of Law if so certified by
a law school faculty member. Non
thesis students must still satisfy the
College of Law's writing
requirement.
* The program began in Fall 2000.









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Dr. Jerry rKoum has b 'n working
with Purdue University in assess-
ing the performance potential ofe -
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CMOS, which could become main-
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who received has dorate in the S[A International Technology
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siticeffects undrderadequaternntrol.
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Lightning Strike to the Phas
Conductor of an Overhead
Distribution Line", a paper co-
authored by the ECE
departments's Carlos T. Mata,
Mark I. Fernandez, Vladimir A.
Rakov and Martin A. Human,
won the IEEE Power Engineering
Society-s SPlD (Surge Protctive
Devices Committee) Prize Paper
Award.

This award is given annually to
TEEE members in rc"gnition of
their contributions and achieve-
ments.


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MNalaviia at the Ln. ur.,iti
'lenaga. Nasiol for six months
beginning TDecen m btr0 I.













Latest Faculty








Rashid, M. H. has
published Microelec- A"D-
tronics Laboratory ptebectroni: ....
Using Electronics IiM mumCAr
Workbench: A Self- SUYSTEM
Study Course with
IEEE Press in 2000. I,


Rashid, M.H. has pub-
lished Power Electronics
Laboratory using SPICE:
A self study course with
IEEE Press in 2000.




Principe, J., Euliano, N., and Lefebvre, C. have
released Neural Systems: Fundamentals through
Simulations. This is a CD-ROM textbook by John
Wiley, 2000.


the Sixth Edition of his book
Digital and Analog Communi h a
cation Systems, published by
Prentice Ha11,758 pages.





nication systems, with an edition of The Lightning
emphasis on design of Discharge Academic
digital communication Press, London (1987)
systems, by Dover Publications,
systems. New York, 2001.



Haykin, S., Sandberg, I., Wan, E., Principe, J.,
Fancourt, C.,and Katagiri, S. have published
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems:FeedforwardNeural
Network Perspectives, John Wiley, 2001.

Dr. Peyton Peebles, Jr. has published
the 4th edition of his book
Probability,Random Variables, and Random
Signal Principles, 462 pages, publication
date 2001.

This book has been popular for more
than 20 years since the first edition in
1980. It has a companion solution
manual, 389 pages, 2001 publication
date, which is also from McGraw Hill
Publisher.













Accomplished




Compiled by Reshma Varghese


--
Matthew Radlinski & Matthew Chidester

NSF Graduate Fellow Matthew
Radlinski joined the ECE department
this year, making him the second NSF
fellow to do so, the first being Mat
thew Chidester, who graduated in
Summer 2001 and joined Intel Corpo
ration.

Both of them were doctoratal students
under Dr. Alan George, working on
'chip-multiprocessors', a technology
which allows the incoporation of two
or more processors into a single chip,
along with the connecting hardware. It
is an attempt to bridge Computer
Architecture and Computer Networks:
two significantly vital, though unre
lated fields.

Each year, the NSF awards fellowships
to 900 students based on their poten
tial excellence in research and excep
tional academic performance. In all,
there are only five NSF fellows study
ing at UF.


The Department is proud to announce
that two of our students, Zachary C.
Gray and Tina C. Zhong, received the
William L. Everitt Award of Excellence.
The award is given by the International
Engineering Consortium. The students
receive a congratulatory letter and a pre
sentation Cross pen set with an en
graved name plate. The university re
ceives a customized 2000-2001 student
name plate to be added to its IEC Everitt
Award plaque.

Zachary, pictured below, is an Air
Force ROTC Wing Commander and a
member of the Golden Key National
Honor Society.


Zachary Gray receives the
man Dr. Martin Uman.


Tina, pictured above, gradu
ated in May 2001 with
honors. She was the Trea
surer of Eta Kappa Nu. Both
students were pursuing their
Bachelors degree.


'liam L. Everitt Award from Department chair


ECE student, James Caserta, won the
Outstanding Student (circuit) Designer
Award given by Analog Devices Inc
for his project on"Wireless Clock
Distribution". ADI sponsored $1,500
for his trip to International Solid-State
Circuit Conference (ISSCC) in San
Francisco,CA, and presented him a
certificate for his work.


He was nominated for this award
by his advisor, Dr Ken O. ADI gives
ten such awards each year to the best
graduate students from Platinum
Universities across the country. The
award gives young circuit designers
an opportunity to meet experts in
the field and a chance to work with
ADI after graduation.


James Caserta











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The Electric E Award is presented to Undergraduate
students from the Department of Electrical and Com-
puter Engineering with highest honors, and an overall
GPA exceeding 3.9


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Sandia Fair

$ta 2000
Sandia Labs exhibit on the foyer of the New Engineering
Building. The exhibit showcased Sandia's research and
innovative technology. Their aim was to recruit students,
engineers, and scientists.




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Professor Ervin S. Priem


Dr. Ronald Yii


( rvin S. Priem, a retired member
-of the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering faculty,
passed away on April 17, 2000 at the
age of 89. Prof. Priem was an Associ
ate Professor Emeritus who special
ized in electric energy conversion,
instrumentation and engineering
technology.

Born in Shawano, Wisconsin on
October 9, 1910, Prof. Priem earned
his BSEE from the Milwaukee School
of Engineering in 1932. After his
graduation, Mr. Priem worked in the
private sector and briefly for the
United States Navy from 1935 to
1951. He joined the faculty in the
Electrical Engineering Department
at the University of Florida in
August 1952, retiring in 1977.

A memorial service was held at the
First Assembly of God in Gainesville
on April 19, 2000. Professor Robert
Bailey, a colleague and friend of
Professor Priem's was present and
gave the eulogy which follows:

"In his early years he came to
Gainesville and the University of
Florida in 1952. In 1961-65, he and I
had adjacent offices in the basement
and 2nd floor of Weil Hall on the
campus. Because of the arrangement
we had frequent interactions and our
friendship developed.

About 1966, the Power Engineering
Program began to form under the


leadership of Dr. Olle Elgerd. We
called it the "Electric Energy
Engineering Program" or EEE or
sometimes E3. Erv and I were
invited to join this effort and we
laid our professional careers on
the line that this old facet of
electrical engineering could be
successfully resuscitated, made
interesting to students and be a
viable part of electrical engineer
ing educational programs. Subse
quently Erv taught undergraduate
courses in electric machines,
electric energy systems, laborato
ries for power, creative problem
solving, instrumentation and later,
courses in engineering technology.

I especially appreciated his
expertise and practical skills in
helping us with the power labs
setting them up and helping run
them. I appreciated also his help
with the creative problem-solving
course. He was a continued
inspiration to me during the
writing of the text. He later helped
with teaching the course. Here we
taught students how to invent and
design new future products for the
betterment of mankind, the
essence of what engineering is
about.Erv, respected colleague, we
were special friends for forty
years. You're with the Ultimate
Power Source now. "


D r. Ronald Yii who retired after many
years of teaching at the Department's
Graduate Engineering and Research Center
(GERC) in Shalimar, Florida passed away
on June 6, 2001 at his home in Palm Beach
Gardens. He was a professor at the depart
ment since 1968.

His field of specialization was solid-state
physics, circuits and systems, digital
computer hardware, military applications.
He held several patents, a book to his
credit.




Albert L. Holloway Graduate
Research Endowment

e Albert L. Holloway Graduate
Research Endowment has been estab
lished to support the research expenses of
graduate students in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Albert L. Holloway was born in Boyton
Beach, FL, in 1927. He received a B.E.E.
degree (with high honors) in 1959, an
M.E.E. degree in 1962, and a PhD in 1990,
all from the University of Florida at
Gainesville.

He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi and
Pi MU Epsilon. He held several U.S.
patents in the field of antenna technology
and published in the fields of microwave
and antenna technology.












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Friends we will miss...


Alumni
Aaron, Jennings B. Jr.
Benedict, William R
Brown, Lincoln
Cabbe, Jon A.
Collins, Wilson R.
Dryden, Robert E
Dugoff, Leon
Franklin, Harold V.
Fry, Dwayne N.

Gano, Ovid R.
Haug, George W.
Howard, Edwin 0
Huffer, John C.
Houghton, Richard
Jaundoo, Dave A.
Johnson, William L., Jr.
Kreher, Stephen
Kuhl, Victor W., Jr.
Lang, Gene J.


Newton, Miles
Ogan, Servetus W
Parker, Richard L.


Raval, Mihirkumar V.
Russell, Dallas W.
Scott, Colonel John M. Jr.
Sells, Ronald L.
Smallwood, Mark H.


Sturgell, Charles Chester Jr.
Thompson,Kenneth
Todd, James H.
Van Eepoel, Robert P.
Ward, Harold Anson Jr.
Wiggin, MacdonaldJ
Wray, Fredrick E.


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Degree(s)
BSEE,1958
BSEE,1969
BEE ,1949
BEE, 1962
BSEE,1935
BSEE,1950
BSEE,1951
BSEE,1959
BSEE,1961
MSE,1962
BSEE,1945
BSEE,1932
BEE ,1960
BSEE,1932
BSEE,1959
BSEE,1995
BSEE,1955
BSEE (BE),1982
BEE ,1950
BEE ,1957
MSE ,1959
PHD,1963
BSEE,1949
BEE, 1953
BEE,1958
MD,1965
JD,1989
MS,2000
PHD,1975
BSEE ,1961
BEE ,1959
BEE ,1955
MSE ,1963
PHD,1969
BSEE,1948
BSEE,1935
BEE,1959
BSEE,19A


1967
Bill Waggener, MEE,
1967, published his second
technical book, Pulse Code
Modulation Systems Design,
Artech House, Boston, 1999.
The book chronicles the
struggle of binary bits in a
hostile analog world.


1993
Matthew Albert, P.E.,
BSEE, 1993, has started a new
company, System Integra-
tion, Inc. based in Jackson-
ville, FL. producing electrical
design and programming
services for industrial auto-
mation systems.


1983
Kevin D. Scott, BSEE,
1983, is currently working as
the Accessories Group
Leader and Project Manager
for the uet oth Project at
MMCD 3o' MMCD
Panasonic 1~ design enter
for TDMA c an sets.


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FOUNDATIONS


Accenture Fdtn.
Aetna Fdtn.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc.
BellSouth Corp.
Boeing Co.
British Broadcasting Corp.
CH2M Hill Fdtn.
Compaq Computer Fdtn.
Exxon Mobil
FPL Group Fdtn., Inc.
GE Fund
Halliburton Fdtn.,Inc.
Harris Fdtn.
Heinrich,Gordon,Hargrove, et al.
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Honeywell Fdtn.
IBM Corp.
Intel Fdtn.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Lucent Technologies
Motorola Fdtn.
Nortel Networks
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Raytheon Co.
Sony U.S.A.. Fdtn., Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
United Technologies Corp.


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Mr. Ruben J. Alvarez
Mr. Steven M. Anderson
Mr. Donald E. Armold
Mr. Stephen Barilovits III
Mr. Robert A. Bednarek
Mr. Randall A. Bell
Mr. James H. Beusse
Mr. Warren A. Birge
Mr. Edward Bleckner, Jr.
SMr. Fred J. Block
Mr. Harold L. Boyd
Mr. W. W. Branning
Mr. Millard S. Brickerd Jr.
Mr. Michael C. Brinkmann
Mr. Theodore E. Brown, Jr.
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Mr. Charles R. Curley
Mr. Elbert J. Davenport, Jr.
Dr. Francisco H. De La Moneda
Mr. Titus J. Diamond
1MVr. Clyde Dickens, Jr.
Mr. Michael J. Dion
Mr. William M. Droste
Mr. Walter L. Elden
Mr. Scott R. Evans
Mr. Julian G. Farrow
Mr. Eduardo Fernandez
Mr. Fred B..Fetzer
Mr. James R. Fielland
Mr.Norman D. Fledell
Dr. Ross M. Fleischman
Mr. David Fontanez
Dr. Charles E. Fosha, Jr.
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Mr. Samuel A. Leslie
Mrs. Gretchen H. Letvin
Dr. Minchang Liang
Mr. Carlos Liendo
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Mr. Bartow T. Robbins
Mr. Kenneth E. Rodd, Jr.
Mr. Brian K. Rosier
Mrs. Ann S. Ruckstuhl
Mr. Frank J. Russo
Mr. William R. Ryan, Jr.
Mr. Robert G. Saenz
Mr. Alex D. Sawyer
Mr. Albert F. Schultz
Mr. Williem L. Schultz
Mr. Matthew J. Schumacher
Mr. E. Fred Sharp. Jr.
Mr. Eric M. Si,.,I
Dr. Muhanmed \ Shibib
Mr. John Wayne Simmons
Mr. Steven L. Skipper
Mr. David A. Skowronski
Mr. Richard P. Sollee, Jr.
Mr. William T. Stormant
Mr. Carl V. Strukely
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Mrs. Marie V. Suaraz
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