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ECE Faculty

Our faculty are world renowned and highly committed to education. They also provide numerous opportunities for students to get involved in their cutting-edge research.

View the videos below to learn about a few of our faculty members, their research and more about electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State. Visit the directory for a complete list of faculty.

 

Betty Lise Anderson

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Best thing about the ECE department? I like it here I am very happy here
because all the people are nice. And you think, oh it’s a big giant school no one is going to remember my name, but it doesn't feel like that at all. It feels really intimate.

Advice for new students: Keep up with your math and science and
when you are studying for that final exam, study to remember it for life don’t just study it to get through the exam.

Chris Baker

Ohio Research Scholar in Integrated Systems; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

What kind of research do you do? My enduring interest is trying to extract information from echo signals, because if we can do that, we can do so much more with the sensors. A particular theme that I’m developing at the moment is trying to apply the ideas of cognition, the type of cognition that you and I use as human beings, and put that into radar systems to give them much more ability than to just to, for example, take a picture to detect aircraft in the sky, and present that to an operator.  

What do you like best about working with students? The longer that you’ve been involved in a research area, the more worried I become about being a little bit trammeled in my thinking. So when I work with undergraduates and graduates, it’s their lack of experience that doesn’t get in the way that I like. And I like to see the way that they are able to explore ideas and research threads, that maybe wouldn’t have occurred to me, but might just lead to somewhere significant in terms of the findings.

 

Bradley Clymer

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

What do you like best about teaching? I like seeing the lightbulb turn on. I like when suddenly somebody understands something and they have that wonderful ah-ha moment. So that’s what I teach for. I teach to see students have that ah-ha moment!

Siddharth Rajan

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

What attracted you to Ohio State? The facilities for the kind of things I do, which is nanotechnology and electronic materials, is as good as anywhere in the world or the US.  So I knew if I came here I would be able to do any research I wanted.

What kind of people make good engineers? There isn't any set requirements for engineers. It turns out that in engineering we need all kinds of people. So we need people who communicate well. If you like to build things, of course, you know, it's definitely engineering. In general, any engineering training that you get is going to prepare you to solve problems. So whether you go out and become a company CEO, or if you want to go out and do law, or if you want to go to medical school, the training you get in engineering in problem solving and just not being afraid of something that's difficult, will go a long way in making you successful.

Andrea Serrani

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Best thing about the ECE department? One of the great things about this department is, from a student prospective, the fact that the students are given a broad education which is multidisciplinary and, as a matter of fact, I interact with a lot of other students in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering and students from ECE can work in multidisciplinary problems without too much problems because they have an education that prepares them to take on significantly challenging technological problems.

Advice for graduate students: For graduate students, my advice to be successful in this program as well as many other programs in engineering, is to explore don’t be constrained and confined to your own specific research project but keep your mind open and take as many math classes as possible.