Electrical Engineering Students
- Kyle Cepeda
- Ari Cotler
- Caroline Lilia Trier
- Nathan Lee Mester
- David Erick Battel
- Connor Nam
- Sydney Katz
Systems Science & Engineering Students
- Xiran Liu
- Harold Zhu
- Erin Ettenger
- Liam Arad Plambeck
- Kara Todd
- William Blanchard
Advisory Board Short Biography
Timothy A. Barton
Dr. Timothy A. Barton is a Leidos Vice President, Technical Fellow, and Solutions Architect, and is currently the Maritime Chief Engineer of the Leidos Maritime, Integration, & Mission Systems Operation, where he oversees all technical aspects of the Operation's efforts in the maritime domain – including a wide variety of sensor systems and platforms.
Dr. Barton's technical background and research interests include sonar and radar signal processing, algorithm development, autonomy, test and evaluation, underwater acoustics, and ocean engineering. Prior to joining Leidos (formerly SAIC) in 2005, Dr. Barton was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 1993 to 2005. Dr. Barton holds B.Sc. (1987) and M.Sc. (1989) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a D.Sc. (1993) degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University.
Dr. Barton currently resides in Reston Virginia with his family, and his hobbies include photography, music, and fly fishing.
Jerry BraschJerry Brasch received his engineering degree from Washington University in 1944. He served in WW2 in both the Army and the Navy. He attended Washington University on the GI bill and received his masters in engineering from Washington University in 1947. He taught mathematics part time in the University College of Washington University from 1946 through 1966.
Jerry Brasch is president of Brasch Manufacturing Company, Inc., a company which he started in 1964 as a manufacturer of electric comfort heating equipment and controls for the commercial, industrial and institutional applications, and this company was later expanded to include the manufacture of gas sensors. From 1981 to 1996 Brasch also manufactured a line of custom air conditioning equipment under the trade name "Marcraft".
Jerry Brasch has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University as well as the Engineering Alumni Achievement Award and the Dean’s award from the School of Engineering. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees, the Building and Grounds Committee and Real Estate Committee for Washington University as well as the National Council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
In the past Jerry Brasch has served as president of the St. Louis Electrical Board, president of the local chapter of the American Technion Society and as president of his congregation.
Jerry’s primary hobby is playing the organ, primarily theatre organ type music and he is a member of the St. Louis Theatre Organ Society.
Steven R. Broadstone Steven R. Broadstone received the BA degrees in mathematics and physics from Hastings College, Hastings, NE, and the BS, MS, and DSc degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Currently, he is the Vice President, Research and Development, at Teratech Corporation, Burlington, MA, specializing in the development of state-of-the art portable medical ultrasound systems. He has also been involved in the development of volumetric and handheld sonar systems. Before that, he was involved in the development of adaptive-array processing algorithms and systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA. While at Washington University, he was a research assistant at the Biomedical Computer Laboratory and the Electronic Systems and Signals Research Laboratory (ESSRL) in the Department of Electrical Engineering, pursuing research in the application of digital-signal processing technology to real-time medical imaging using ultrasound. He has published papers and technical reports in the areas of adaptive-array processing, analog-to-digital converter evaluation, handheld sonar systems and medical ultrasonic imaging.
Mr. Broadstone is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and has served as a reviewer for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS ON PROPAGATION, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING. He also holds over 50 patents (domestic and international) in the areas of data acquisition and portable sonar and medical-ultrasound imaging systems.
Nicholas J. Colarelli Nicholas J. Colarelli received a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and an MS degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in 1985. He is currently executive vice president at Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, Missouri which designs and manufactures state of the art computerized automotive undercar repair and maintenance equipment. The equipment includes wheel alignment systems, wheel balancers, vibration control systems, tire changers, brake lathes, vehicle lifts, brake testers and inspection systems.
Mr. Colarelli has held positions of increasing responsibility at Hunter Engineering since 1985 and is currently responsible for research, engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, information technology and international sales. He currently holds 50 United States patents. Prior to his career at Hunter Engineering, Mr. Colarelli was an engineer at McDonnell Douglas Corporation where he developed aircraft carrier based test systems for F-18 avionics.
Mr. Colarelli is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Santanu Das After graduation, Dr. Das was with ITT Corporation's Advanced Technology Center in Shelton, CT, where he served as Director of Applied Technology Division. Then he held the position of President at Spectrum Digital Corporation (a telecommunications equipment company) from 1986 through August of 1988.
In 1988 he founded TranSwitch Corporation, a company which designs, develops, markets and supports highly integrated digital and mixed-signal (analog and digital) semiconductor solutions for the telecommunications and data communications markets. The Company's products are Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) semiconductor devices that provide core functionality for communications network equipment. The company is publicly traded in NASDAQ under symbol TXCC. Current market capitalization is around 2.7 billion US$.
He has authored and/or co-authored more than 25 papers in different journals, magazines, and conference proceedings. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums and has been invited to speak at major technical and non-technical functions and conferences. Dr. Das has been granted a number of patents in his field. Dr. Das is also an IEEE and ACM member.
Mark Dehnert Mark Dehnert is a Goldman Sachs managing director responsible for their quantitative equities trading business in the securities division. He is also a director of the International Securities Exchange. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Dehnert was with the Hull Group, now part of Goldman Sachs, as a financial engineer in 1992. He relocated from Chicago to Frankfurt in 1995, where he helped Hull build its electronic equity options trading system and businesses in Europe. In 1996, Dehnert was named a principal at Hull. In 1997, he relocated to Hull's joint venture with Daiwa Securities in Tokyo, where he focused on the venture's launch into single stock options. In 1999, Dehnert returned to Chicago to take up his current responsibilities at Goldman Sachs and assist with Hull's ISE implementation. He became a Goldman Sachs managing director in 2000 and a partner in 2002.
Dehnert holds a BS in System Science and Mathematics and an MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he serves on the External Advisory Board of the School of Engineering's Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering.
Jennifer A. Dionne Jennifer Dionne is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her research investigates metamaterials - engineered materials with optical and electrical properties not found in nature - and their applications, ranging from high-efficiency solar energy conversion to bioimaging. Jen received her B.S. degrees in Systems Science and Engineering and in Physics from Washington University in 2003.
Thereafter, she received her PhD in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Harry Atwater. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of CA, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with Prof. Paul Alivisatos. She has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, Clauser Award for Best Caltech Thesis, and MRS Gold Award. In 2011, she was named one of Technology Review's TR35 - 35 international innovators under 35 tackling important problems in transformative ways.
Matt EttusMatt Ettus is president and founder of Ettus Research, a division of National Instruments. He was a core contributor to the GNU Radio project, a free framework for software-defined radio, and the creator of the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). USRPs are in use in more than 110 countries for everything from cellular and satellite communications to radio astronomy, medical imaging and wildlife tracking.
In 2010, the USRP family won the Technology of the Year award from the Wireless Innovation Forum. In the past, Ettus has designed Bluetooth chips, GPS systems and high-performance microprocessors. Before that, he received an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis.
In 2011, Ettus was named an eminent member of Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEEs honor society for electrical and computer engineering, and was awarded the Wireless Innovation Forum International Achievement Award in 2015.
Marija D. Ilic Marija D. Ilic is currently a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, with a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Departments. She is also the Honorary Chaired Professor for Control of Future Electricity Network Operations at Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. She was an Assistant Professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was then a Senior Research Scientist in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, from 1987 to 2002.
She has 30 years of experience in teaching and research in the area of electrical power system modeling and control. Her main interest is in the systems aspects of operations, planning, and economics of the electric power industry. Most recently she became the Director of the Electric Energy Systems Group at Carnegie Mellon University whose main objective is mathematical modeling, analysis and decision making for the future energy systems. She is leading the quest for transforming today’s electric power grid into an enabler of efficient, reliable, secure and sustainable integration of many novel energy resources. She has co-authored several books in her field of interest. Prof. Ilic is an IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer.
P. R. Kumar P. R. Kumar obtained his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the MS and DSc degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975 and 1977, respectively.From 1977 to 1982 he was an Assistant Professor, and from 1982 to 1984 an Associate Professor, in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. From 1985-2011 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Currently he is at Texas A&M University, where he is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering.
He has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, stochastic systems, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, queuing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, and wafer fabrication plants. His current research interests are in wireless networks, sensor networks, and the convergence of control, communication and computation.
He serves as Editorial Board of many foundations and as Editor and Associate Editor of a large number of international journals. He has presented plenary lectures at international conferences (IEEE, SIAM) and he is a coauthor of the book, Stochastic Systems: Estimation, Identification and Adaptive Control, with Pravin P. Varaiya, and the monograph, Scaling Laws for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: An Information Theoretic Approach, co-authored with Feng Xue.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE since 1988, a recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council in 1985, the 2006 IEEE Field Award in Control Systems, the 2007 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, U.S.A. since 2007.
Zachary LemniosMr. Lemnios is responsible for the formation and execution of the IBM Research strategy across IBM's twelve global laboratories and network of collaboratories. He works across the IBM Research Enterprise and with the Senior Vice President and Director of Research, other IBM senior vice presidents, division vice presidents, and general managers to set and execute the long-term research agenda. This includes selection, and execution of the major IBM research investments including grand challenges, big bets and strategic initiatives.
Mr. Lemnios leads the Global Technology Outlook, the strategic initiative used by IBM's CEO and Senior Vice Presidents on an annual basis to identify and leverage technology disruptions coming over a 3 - 10 year horizon. This Outlook identifies disruptive technology opportunities and compelling investment recommendations by coordinating the work of the worldwide Research team.
Mr. Lemnios works closely with the IBM Venture Capital Group and Corporate Development and is responsible for identifying disruptive technologies and companies being created in the marketplace. Mr. Lemnios represents IBM Research in the cross-IBM Strategy community to ensure that Research's major investments are adopted by the business or transition to the marketplace through strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Lemnios served three terms in high level civilian leadership in the Department of Defense with detailed and extended interactions across the whole of US government and with leaders across US allied nations. Most recently, Mr. Lemnios was confirmed as The Honorable Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) by the United States Senate. In this position, Mr. Lemnios was the Chief Technology Officer for Department of Defense and shaped the Department’s technical strategy to support the President’s national security objectives and the Secretary’s priorities. He launched Department and international initiatives in large data analytics, decision support, engineering education, electronic warfare, cyber, autonomy, advanced propulsion, hypersonics, and rail gun concepts as future capabilities for the nation.
Mr. Lemnios served in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and led the Microsystems Technology Office and the Information Processing Technology Office. These offices launched the deeply scaled microelectronics, semiconductor manufacturing, photonics, MEMS and cognitive system revolutions in industry.
Mr. Lemnios was the first Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Assistant Division Head of the Solid State Division. He held technical positions of increasing responsibility within Hughes Aircraft Company, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Ford Microelectronics, Inc. and pioneered early GaAs device, integrated circuit and manufacturing concepts.
Mr. Lemnios received his BSEE from the University of Michigan and his MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis. He has served on numerous national security, industry and academic committees. He has authored over 40 papers, holds 4 patents in advanced GaAs device and MMIC technology and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Mr. Lemnios received special recognition from the Australian Government Department of Defence and was awarded Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Pierre MoulinAfter graduation, he worked for five years as a Research Scientist for Bell Communications Research in Morristown, New Jersey, he joined the University of Illinois, where he is currently Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, faculty member in the Beckman Institute's Image Formation and Processing Group, and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Statistics. He is also a member of the Information Trust Institute and the founding director of the Center for Information Forensics, a multi-disciplinary research center currently involving twenty colleagues.
His fields of professional interests are information theory, image and video processing, statistical signal processing and modeling, decision theory, information hiding and authentication, the application of multiresolution signal analysis, optimization theory, and fast algorithms to these areas.
Pierre served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 1996 till 1998, for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 1999 till 2002, and then as Area Editor from 2002 till 2006. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the new IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
He is a fellow of IEEE and member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal processing Society. He has received a 1997 Career award from the National Science Foundation, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society 1997 Best Paper award in the IMDSP area. He is also co-author (with Juan Liu) of a paper that received the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2002 Young Author Best Paper award in the IMDSP area. He was selected as 2003 Beckman Associate of UIUC's Center for Advanced Study and was awarded the 2005 Sony Faculty Scholar Award. In 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2005, he was on the Dean's list of teachers rated excellent by their students.
Emir OsmanagicDr. Osmanagic received this Electrical and Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree in 1997 and Master’s Degree in 2000, both from Washington University, School of Engineering. His PhD, “Qualitative Assessment of Lung Microstructure in Healthy Mice Using an MR-based 3He Lung Morphometry Technique” was completed under prof. Martin Arthur and prof. Dmitriy Yablonskiy at the school of Medicine, Department of Radiology at Washington University.
During his nearly 20-year tenure in St. Louis, Dr. Osmanagic thought courses at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, develop programs and served as a bridge between industry and academia. He was instrumental in bringing back the J-Term course to the school of engineering, one of the key vehicles in recruiting top talent nation-wide to our dual degree engineering program.
Since 2015, Emir has been an advisory board member of KECK Graduate Institute in Claremont California, where he is actively involved in various school programs.
Emir Osmanagic is currently a Senior Director of Enabling Technologies in DePuy Synthes – Spine, a Johnson and Johnson Company, and lives in Boston. In this global position, he leads front-end innovation and external development activities, synthesizing complex technologies and sciences to make marked clinical difference for the Digital Spine Surgery of the future, including robotic surgery.