Classes: All Electrical Engineering courses and some Computer Science courses
Recent Publications:Paper: Ozlem Kilic, Miaoqing Huang, Charles Conner and Mark Mirotznik, “Hardware Accelerated Design of Millimeter Wave Antireflective Surfaces,” ACES Conference, Tampere, Finland, 2010.
Android Application: Smith chart
Teaching at Capitol since: 1984
What motivated you to get into teaching, and what do you enjoy most about the profession?
I like the fascinating questions students ask. I have found them to be very educational to me philosophically. Capitol is a good cross between academia and industry -- we do get theoretical, but it is always related to something real.
What is your most enjoyable research project or other academic work?
I like signal and image processing. It is a good mix of electrical engineering and applied computer science.
Describe any of your proudest academic or professional accomplishments, awards, publications, etc.
I’ve made some extensions to Kalman filters which have generated some work by other researchers.
What book is on your nightstand right now?
"The Glory" by Herman Wouk.
What do you enjoy most about working at Capitol?
I like the ability to work on a wide variety of different areas and projects.
What have your students taught you?
Students have taught me insight into the concept-formation process.
What one technology do you wish were available now?
I wish we had adaptive optics for settling the atmosphere during star parties.
What kinds of projects/committees/groups are you active in on-campus?
I’m the current sponsor of Laurel Linux Users’ Group and I do host campus star parties.
What are your interests and activities off-campus?
I like mountain biking and astronomy.
What should incoming students know about you as a person, and as a professor?
Ask me an interesting philosophical question and you will be benefiting both of us.