ECE honors four retirees
This week ECE honors four retiring professors and engineering leaders who helped shape the prestige of The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering over the decades.
From championing cutting edge research, to publishing hundreds of respected papers between them all, help us pay respect to these four professors and wish them fulfilling days ahead.
Husband and wife duo, Umit and Fusun Ozguner both came to teach at ECE back on Jan. 1, 1981. They both retire with almost 35 years of work within the department. Umit has served as the Transportation Research Center Inc. Chair on Intelligent Transportation Systems and Director of the Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center since 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked in the past at IBM Research, Istanbul Technical University and Ohio State. His research interests are in large scale systems, decentralized control, intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles. He has over 400 publications and advised over two-dozen students on their Ph.D. studies. Fusun also received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously worked at the IBM Research, Istanbul Technical University and the University of Toronto. Her research areas of interest include high performance parallel computing, fault tolerance in parallel architectures, communication hardware and algorithms for massively parallel structures and multiprocessor architectures.
Roberto Rojas-Teran has served ECE as a professor since April 12, 1985. He has given 30 years to the department and his many students. He specializes in active integrated arrays, reconfigurable antennas, conformal arrays, coupled oscillators, optical phased arrays, RF integrated circuits and the application of nonlinear dynamics concepts in the analysis and design of active microwave circuits. Rojas-Teran is a Fellow of IEEE and an elected member of U.S. Commission B of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). He has won several university and IEEE awards and over the years published over 100 papers.
Furrukh Khan came to ECE on Oct. 1, 1985, meaning he has also given 30 years to the department. He is an associate professor of both electrical and computer engineering as well as anesthesiology. Khan specializes in quantum molecular dynamics, parallel computation, semiconductor dynamics and surfaces, semiconductor electronic structures. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.