Rene Arechiga is an associate professor of electrical engineering at NMT. His research interests are in digital signal processing applied to speech recognition and thunderstorms. In the area of speech, his goal is to build a tutor of English pronunciation for Hispanics. In the area of thunderstorms, he is currently working on acoustical monitoring and analysis of thunder due to lightning in the infrasound, audible and higher frequency ranges.
He earned his bachelor’s from the IPN in Mexico, his master’s from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, all in electrical engineering.
Aly El-Osery is an associate professor of electrical engineering, with research interests in wireless communications, control systems, and soft computing. The primary research focus is in the area of micro-sensor networks that can be deployed for a variety of practical applications. These small-but-smart sensor networks can be used for early fire detection in forests, traffic monitoring, structural health monitoring, and more. In his labs, students develop efficient methods for RF-based sensor localization, power conservation, system scalability, and optimization of sensor allocation.
El-Osery earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Seda Senay is an assistant professor of electrical engineering, with research interest in non-uniform sampling, time-frequency methods, channel estimation, and compressive sensing.
My research interests are based on the problem of signal reconstruction from non-uniform samples as a generalization of the compressive sensing method. I have also done research on time-frequency methods for wireless communication channel modeling and estimation. Currently, I am pursuing research on wavelets, nonlinear system identification methods and dimensionality reduction techniques for hyperspectral imaging.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s in electrical and electronics engineering from Yeditope University in Istanbul, Turkey. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Scott Teare is a professor of electrical engineering. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is the co-author of the text books, “Introduction to Image Stabilization” and “Introduction to Liquid Crystals for Optical Design and Engineering.”
Professor Teare is actively involved in the development of novel instrumentation that uses electronics, light, and sound to improve imaging, sensing and measurement of physical phenomena. Topics of interest include adaptive optics, spectroscopy, interferometry, optical thin films, shock physics, and ballistics. He is currently developing instrumentation to evaluate the breakdown voltage of energetic powder. He is also developing ballistic simulators and converting firearm pressure testing methods.
My research focus tends to revolve around improving the understanding of physical phenomena which more often than not requires that an instrument needs to be developed to gather the required data. This work is closely tied to optics and optical engineering. Much of the work is conducted at OPAL at New Mexico Tech and covers a wide range of topics.
Research topics of interest include:
- Energetic Materials, Devices & 3D Printers
- Wave Front Sensing, Adaptive Optics and Lasers
- Ballistics: Internal, Transitional, External
- Optical Coatings and Interference Filters
- Astronomical Telescopes and Observatories
- Numerical Simulations
Dr. Kevin Wedeward is a professor of electrical engineering. He earned his bachelor’s and Ph.D. from New Mexico State University.
His research interests include alternative energy, electric power systems, and robotics.
Alternative energy and distributed generation
- Develop models of power systems to study the effects of increasing the amount of distributed generation.
- Characterize alternative energy sources and assess their impact as a larger number of them are integrated into the power system. Effects at both the distribution- and transmission-level are of interest as are techniques for coordinating and controlling their behavior.
Electric power systems
- Develop methodologies based upon dynamic systems and control theory for application to electric power systems. Primary areas of interest are in characterizing effects of control devices across the network and estimating unknown information (e.g., load composition and equipment failures) using available measurements.
Mobile robots and manipulators
- Develop mobile robots capable of navigating through rugged, unstructured environments out of an operator's line-of-sight. Applications of interest include surveillance, and land-mine detection and remediation.
- Develop control strategies for robotic manipulators that provide desirable accuracy and stability properties.