EE Faculty and Staff
Dr. Jing Bai - Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Dr. Bai joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Minnesota Duluth in August 2007. She received her Ph.D. degree and M. Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2003, respectively. She also earned the M. Eng. degree in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1999 and the B. Eng. degree in Tsinghua University, P. R. China, in 1996 both in Mechanical Engineering. Dr Baiís research interests include optoelectronics, semiconductor nanostructures, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS). She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the American Physics Society (APS).
Dr. Stanley Burns - Professor and Jack Rowe Chair
Research Interests: Dr. Burns joined EE as its new department head during the summer of 1998. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Burns' research interests include microelectronics, semiconductor device processing, and high freqency analog circuit design. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of ASEE and ECS. Dr. Burns is a registered Professional Engineer.
Dr. Christopher Carroll - Associate Professor
Research Interests: He received the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science degrees from California Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Dr. Carver Mead. He served as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Duke University from 1981 until 1988. His research interests include special purpose digital systems, VLSI design, and microprocessor/microcontroller applications, especially as they relate to educational environments.
Tom Ferguson - Adjunct Instructor
BSEE, MSEE University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Mr. Ferguson holds Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in power and energy systems, and electromagnetics. His interests include all aspects of energy conversion and delivery, including policy and environmental issues, as well as communications systems and antenna design. Mr. Ferguson is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota, and has over 30 years experience in engineering, operations, project management, and executive management.
Dr. Mohammed Hasan - Associate Professor
Research Interests: Dr. Hasan began with the ECE Department in September 1997. He received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Bagdad, Iraq (1979) and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Colorado State University (1992). Dr. Hasan has a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Colorado State University (1991), and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering , from Colorado State University (1997). His research interests include modeling and estimation of random processes and their applications to signal processing'and biomedical reserch, adaptive filtering and sinusoidal estimation.
Imran Hayee - Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Research Interests: Dr. Hayee received his B.Sc.E.E. at UET, Pakistan in 1992, and his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. After completing his Ph.D., he worked in Forward Looking Work Group of Tyco Submarine Systems, formally known as Bell Laboratories, in New Jersey for two years performing research on techniques to improve system performance of trans-oceanic optical fiber communication systems. He later joined a start-up company, currently part of Level 3 Communications. After spending about 4 years in that start-up company, he joined the EE Department in Fall 2004. Dr. Hayee holds 13 US patents and has published more than fifty research articles in distinguished journals and conferences. He is an IEEE Senior Member and also a member of LEOS and OSA. Dr. Hayee's research interests are in the field of communication systems, optical fiber communication, digital signal processing and medical instrumentation.
Dr. Taek Kwon - Professor
Research Interests: Dr. Kwon has been with the Department since the fall of 1988. He received his M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. He has been a leader in bringing research projects in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to the Department as an interdisciplinary application of electrical and computer engineering, and has been instrumental in establishing the Northland Transportation Systems Research Laboratories (NATSRL), an advanced transportation research program at UMD. He presently leads a transportation data center for live data service and large-scaled data archiving for state and federal transportation departments through the Transportation Data Research Laboratory. He is a member of the IEEE and served as an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing when the journal was active. Dr. Kwon's research interests include large-scaled transportation data archival/retrieval systems, portable weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems, wireless sensor networks, vehicle classification based on digital photos, photo-electric vehicle classifiers, and digital signal processing.
Mr. Scott Norr - Adjunct Instructor
Research Interests: Scott received his BSEE from North Dakota State University in 1986. He has 12 years of engineering experience in the electric utility industry. His interests include dynamic stability of power systems, voltage collapse, and power electronics. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Minnesota.
Dr. Marian Stachowicz - Professor and Jack Rowe Chair
Research Interests: He received his M.Sc. degree in Control and Computer Engineering from the LETI, Soviet Union and both his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from A G-H, Poland. He heads the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems. He is also graduate professor for Computer Science Department University of Minnesota Duluth campus and Dynamical Systems, University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Dr. Stachowicz received two awards from the Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science for the introduction of the digital fuzzy sets into the fuzzy set theory that has facilitated applications of the fuzzy set theory to computer engineering. His work centers on artificial intelligence and soft computing, decision analysis and control. Recently, he had worked for Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stachowicz is co-author of the Fuzzy Logic Package for Mathematica. He is a member of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, a member of the International Fuzzy Systems Associations, Senior Member of IEEE and a consultant for large multinational corporations.
Dr. Hua Tang - Associate Professor
Research Interests: I received my B.Eng in Electrical and Information Engineering from North China Electric Power University (Beijing Campus), Beijing, China in Jun 2000, and M.S. and PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY on Dec 2002 and Jul 2005 respectively. Since Aug 2005, I have been with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN.
Dr. Jiann-Shiou Yang - Department Head and Professor
Research Interests: Dr. Yang received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, in 1983 and 1988, respectively, and has been with the ECE Department at UMD since September 1988. He has published over 100 technical journal and conference articles and book chapters, and has also been invited to serve on many conference organizing/program committees and conference sessions chairs. Dr. Yang's research interests include robust control, system theory, computer-aided control system design, robotics, optimization, and control applications. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society.
Lee Zimmerman - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Dr. Zimmerman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Electrical Engineering, where he also worked as a technician on electronically processed stethoscopes for Symbion inc. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 1989. His research is centered on computational models of biological vision. He was a Post-doc at Harvard University in Experimental Psychology of Vision and Perception and then became an Assistant Professor at Tulane University in Electrical Engineering. He was primary advisor for PhD students from three departments: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology; Awarded a patent on series of color motion tests; Won awards for teaching at both as a graduate student and a faculty member. He has been an adjunct professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Minnesota Duluth since about 2000. He has published articles in Engineering Journals, Psychology Journals,and Art Journals. Lee Zimmerman is also an international recognized silk painter.
Sarah Wilfahrt, Office Assistant
Sarah has been with EE since January, 2010. This is her first appointment with UMD.
Shey Peterson, Executive Secretary
Shey has been with EE since August, 2007. Prior to joining the department, she worked in the School of Medicine, and most recently in the College of Pharmacy, Duluth.
Xiaogang Chen Laboratory Services Coordinator
Xiaogang received his MSEE from University of Minnesota Duluth in May 2011. He also obtained his BSME from Dalian Jiaotong University in China and had 15 years of engineering experience in the heavy mechanical engineering field. Xiaogang joined the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Minnesota Duluth as a lab services coordinator in Jan. 2012, and provides equipment maintenance and support for computer systems and hardware laboratories, which facilitate on-site learning experiences for EE students.