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Dr. Andrew R. Willis, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew R. Willis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8420
Office: 
EPIC 2332
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Brown University, 2004
  • M.S. Brown University, 2003
  • M.S. Brown University, 2001
  • B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1995
  • B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1994
Research: 
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Computational Geometry in Multiple (>2) Dimensions
Honors & Awards: 
  • John H. Maxheim Faculty Fellowship, received from the UNC Charlotte of Engineering, August 2008 in recognition of outstanding research performance as a junior faculty member
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (1995-present), Senior Member (2006)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2004-present)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (2005-2009)
  • The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) (2006-2007, 2010)

Dr. Thomas P. Weldon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8432
Office: 
EPIC 2228
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Penn State, University Park, PA, 1995
  • M.Eng. Penn State, Great Valley, PA, 1989
  • B.S.E.E. Penn State, University Park, PA, 1979
Research: 
  • Communication Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits and Systems
Honors & Awards: 
  • John H. maxheim Faculty Fellowship, 2001
  • Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor, 1996
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Senior Member, 1984-present

Dr. Asis Nasipuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Asis Nasipuri, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
Phone: 
704-687-8418
Office: 
EPIC 2356
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1993
  • M.S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1990
  • B.Tech. (Hons.) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1987
Research: 
  • Multi-hop Wireless Networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Mesh networks
  • Mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Wireless Experimental Testbeds
  • Statistical Signal Processing
Honors & Awards: 
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Maxheim Fellowship Award, 2005
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 1990-present

Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie, Ph.D.

Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: 
jxie1@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8413
Office: 
EPIC 2334
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • M.Sc. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • M.Phil. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1999
  • B.Eng Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1997
Research: 
  • Communications and networking
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Modeling and performance analysis of communications networks
Honors & Awards: 
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2010
  • IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM 2009) Best Symposium Co-Chair Award, 2009
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2007
  • UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Program Bonnie Cone Fellowship, 2007
  • Featured in the back-cover of IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 46, no. 8, August 2008 issue, as "A leading educator of students at the undergraduate and graduate level and a distinguished researcher"
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Senior Member, 1999-present
  • ACM, Member, 2005-present

Dr. Yogendra Kakad, Ph.D.

Dr. Yogendra Kakad, Ph.D.
Professor
Email: 
kakad@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8408
Office: 
EPIC 2168
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Florida, 1975
  • M.S.E. University of Florida, 1970
  • B.S.E. University of Baroda, 1967
Research: 
  • Control System Theory
  • Spacecraft Controls
  • Operations Research
Honors & Awards: 
  • Bank of America Outstanding Teaching Award Finalist, 2007
  • IEEE Region 3-Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, 2010
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Life Senior Member, 1970-present
  • AIAA, Senior Member, 1986-present

Dr. Ivan Howitt, Ph.D.

Dr. Ivan Howitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8406
Office: 
EPIC 2335
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1995
  • M.S.E.E. Gerogia Institute of Technology, 1990
  • B.S.E.E. Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982
Research: 
  • Wireless networks
  • ad-hoc networks
  • Wireless technology applied to industrial environments
Professional Affiliations: 
  • NC-AWWA, Member, 2010
  • IEEE, Member, 1984-present
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