Bonnie Ferri received a B.S. from Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame in 1981, a M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1988. She is currently a Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs in ECE at Georgia Tech. Her research has been in the areas of embedded control systems, applications of control, control of computing systems, and education. She is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Education Society Harriet B. Rigas Award.
Jill Auerbach is a Senior Academic Professional in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. As the Coordinator of Assessment and Student Retention in the School, she is responsible for accreditation and program review requirements and assessment of several special academic programs. In addition, Jill directs programs that promote student retention and success, especially among underrepresented, female and transfer student cohort groups. Her educational background is in the fields of Policy Analysis and Public Administration, with emphasis on research methodology.
Jennifer E. Michaels received the B.E.E. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Georgia, in 1976, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1982 and 1984, respectively. She worked as an engineer with the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory in Richland, Washington, from 1977 to 1980. She was co-founder and vice president of JTM Systems and Consulting, Inc., Ithaca, New York, from 1980 to 1988, working primarily on the development, fabrication and commissioning of custom automated ultrasonic inspection systems. She continued this work from 1988 until 2002 as Manager of Systems Development at Panametrics, Inc., in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 2002 she joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech where she is an Associate Professor and co-director of the QUEST (Quantitative Ultrasonic Evaluation, Sensing and Testing) Laboratory. Prof. Michaels is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Her research interests include signal processing, wave propagation, pattern recognition, detection and estimation, data fusion, and automated measurement systems, primarily relating to ultrasonic structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation.
Douglas B.Williams received the BSEE, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, where he is currently Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs. There he is also affiliated with the Center for Signal and Image Processing (http://csip.ece.gatech.edu/) and the Teaching Enhancement via Small-Scale Affordable Labs Center (http://www.ece.gatech.edu/research/tessal/index.html).
Dr. Williams has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing. He is currently on the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Education Technical Committee, and he has been a member of the Society's Board of Governors and Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee. Dr. Williams was co-editor of the Digital Signal Processing Handbook published by CRC Press and IEEE Press. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.
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