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Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty

Suat Ay, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 212

208-885-2783

suatay@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Microelectronics I, Microelectronics I Lab, Microelectronics II, RF IC Design, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Mixed-Signal IC Design, Image Sensors and Systems
Areas of Expertise: Mixed-signal VLSI design, Analog electronics, Image sensors, Sensors and sensor electronics, High-Speed IC design

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Yacine Chakhchoukh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Gauss-Johnson 213

208-885-1550

yacinec@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Power Systems, Power Systems Analysis
Areas of Expertise: Cyber-security for the smart grid, Power transmission and distribution systems, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) integration in the power systems, Power state estimation

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Jim Frenzel, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 207

208-885-7532

jfrenzel@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic, Microcontrollers and lab, Background Study in Digital Computer Fundamentals, Digital Systems Engineering, Intro to VLSI Design
Areas of Expertise: Applications of genetic algorithms, VLSI testing and fault-tolerant computing, Algorithms, architectures and circuits for efficient solution of problems in communications, image processing and signal processing

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Karen Frenzel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 210

208-885-7768

kfrenzel@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Signal processing and communications

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Mohamed Hefeida, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gauss-Johnson 209

208-885-6518

hefeida@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Senior Seminar
Areas of Expertise: Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications, Medium Access Control, Cross-Layer Design and Optimization, Internet of Things (IoT) and Applications, Context-Aware Communication, Data Collection and Processing

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Gauss-Johnson 205

208-885-4341

hhess@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Energy Systems I, Advanced Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronics, Electric machines and drives, Power quality

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Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.

University Distinguished Professor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Endowed Chair in Power Engineering

Gauss-Johnson 201

208-885-6902

bjohnson@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic, Logic Circuit Laboratory, Energy Systems I, Introduction to Power Systems, Power Systems Analysis, Power Electronic Circuits, Power Systems Planning and Resources, Symmetrical Components, Transients in Power Systems, Power System Protection and Relaying, Understanding Power Quality, Utility Applications of Power Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronic applications for the control of power transmission and distribution systems, power system protection, power quality, superconductivity applications in transmission and distribution, energy storage systems, real time simulation of traffic systems and intelligent transportation systems

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Janssen 320

208-885-4078

krings@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Computer Operating Systems, Data Communication Systems, Survivable Systems and Networks, Fault-Tolerant Systems
Areas of Expertise: Fault-tolerant systems, resilient and survivable systems, computer and network security

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Joe Law, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Buchanan 214

208-885-7230

joel@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow

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Hangtian Lei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Gauss-Johnson 211

208-885-0952

hlei7@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Energy Systems II, Protection of Power Systems II
Areas of Expertise: Power System Operation and Control, Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power System Reliability Evaluation, Substation Automation, Power System Protection

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Feng Li, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gauss-Johnson 217

208-885-7571

fengli@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Classes: Microelectronics I, Microelectronics I Lab, Electromagnetic Theory, Electromagnetics Lab, Signals and Systems I, Signals and Systems I Lab, Introduction to Electronic Packaging, Senior Design I-II
Areas of Expertise: Microelectronics, semiconductors, nanofabrication, optoelectronics, electromagnetics

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Zouheir Rezki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 318

208-885-1546

zrezki@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Propagation of Wireless Signals, Master's Research and Thesis

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Robert Rinker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Computer Science

Janssen 235

208-885-7378

rinker@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Computer Science I, Computer Organization and Architecture, System Software, Advanced Computer Architecture, Real-Time Operating Systems
Areas of Expertise: computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, embedded systems

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Dakota Roberson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

CAES 278

208-533-8120

dakotar@uidaho.edu

Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: Power System Control (Wide-area damping using active power modulation such as HVDC, energy storage, etc., Detection and correction of latency in closed-loop controllers, Variable loop gain strategies, Coupling of distributed systems, Energy storage controller technology for smoothing, arbitrage, AGC, etc.), Statistical Signal Processing (Estimation/Detection Theory, Cramer-Rao Lower Bound, Saddlepoint Approximations and other high-order approximation techniques)

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Ting-Yen Shih, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Gauss-Johnson 214

208-885-0953

tshih@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Electromagnetic Theory, Electromagnetics Laboratory, Antennas and RF circuits for 5G mobile communications, Antenna Principles and Design, Antenna Theory
Areas of Expertise: Electrically-small antennas, Ultra-Wideband Array Antennas, Machine Learning Applications in RF Circuits and Antennas, RF/Microwave/mmWave Circuits, Non-Reciprocal Devices, High Power Microwaves, Biomedical Applications of RF/Microwaves, In-Band Full-Duplex Radios

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Sameh Sorour, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 211

208-885-1552

samehsorour@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic
Areas of Expertise: Network Coding , Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and its Applications, Femtocaching and Cloud/Fog Networking, Management of Dense Cellular Networks, Mathematical Modeling and Optimization for Smart Systems

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Gauss-Johnson 215

208-885-5926

dsulliva@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Electromagnetics and nonlinear optics, quantum Semiconductor simulation

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Ata Zadehgol, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Buchanan 208

208-885-9000

azadehgol@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: computational electromagnetics, numerical techniques in electromagnetic modeling, simulation, analysis, and design of high performance and dense microelectronic systems, signal and power integrity of high-speed/low-power SoP/SoC, scattering, remote sensing, thermal sensing, control, optimization, multi-physics phenomena

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Electrical and Computer Engineering, Staff

Jeremiah Akin

Administrative Coordinator

Jeremiah Akin

Buchanan 213

208-885-6554

jakin@uidaho.edu

Brooke Dahmen

Department Manager

Brooke Dahmen

Buchanan 212

208-885-6555

bdahmen@uidaho.edu

John Jacksha (J.J.)

Associate Engineer

John Jacksha

Buchanan 207A

208-885-7868

jacksha@uidaho.edu

Michael McMenamy

Electronics Specialist

Michael McMenamy

Gauss-Johnson 001

208-885-7307

mmcmenamy@uidaho.edu

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Phone: 208-885-6554

Fax: 208-885-7579

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