Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty
Suat Ay, Ph.D., P.E.
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
Yacine Chakhchoukh, Ph.D.
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
Jim Frenzel, Ph.D., P.E.
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
Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.
University Distinguished Professor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Endowed Chair in Power Engineering
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
Hangtian Lei, Ph.D., P.E.
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
Feng Li, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Classes: Microelectronics I, Microelectronics I Lab, Electromagnetic Theory, Electromagnetics Lab, Signals and Systems I, Signals and Systems I Lab, Introduction to Electronic Packaging, Introduction to VLSI Design, Semiconductor Devices, Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication, Senior Design I, Senior Design II
Areas of Expertise: Semiconductor device and IC design, Micro/nanofabrication and electronic packaging, ML/AI in VLSI design and manufacturing
Robert Rinker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Computer Science
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
Dakota Roberson, Ph.D.
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)
Campus: Idaho Falls
Ting-Yen Shih, Ph.D.
Courses: Electromagnetic Theory, Electromagnetics Laboratory, Antennas and RF circuits for 5G mobile communications, Antenna Principles and Design, Antenna Theory, Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics
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
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Staff