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ECE chair finalist to visit campus Feb. 8-9

February 1, 2016 - By Kim Delker

Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will visit the University of New Mexico on Feb. 8-9 to meet with faculty, staff and students and to present her vision for the department as a finalist for the position

El-Shenawee will meet with faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 10-10:55 a.m. on Feb. 8 in ECE 125E. She will hold a colloquium from 11:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in ECE 118, and she will meet with ECE students over lunch from 12:20-1:40 p.m. in ECE 118.

Her visit to campus will also include a tour of two School of Engineering research centers: COSMIAC and the Center for High Technology Materials.

Her current research interests involves terahertz imaging and spectroscopy, breast cancer detection, computational inverse scattering algorithms, MEMS antennas, nano-antennas for energy enhancement of photovoltaic solar cells, and biopotentials modeling of breast tumor cancerous cells.

On Jan. 28-29, another candidate for the position, Michael Devetsikiotis, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State, visited the UNM campus. Devetsikiotis has a special interest in efficient simulation and rare-event modeling techniques and in analyzing complex systems, ranging from high-speed networks to wireless resource allocation to collaboration technologies to smart-grid infrastructure to intelligent buildings and electric vehicles.