- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000
- E.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996
- S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994
- B.S., University of Tennessee, 1990
Kathleen E. Wage received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN in 1990, and the S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in 1994, 1996, and 2000, respectively. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in the Real Time Computer Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1999 she joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University (GMU), where she is currently a tenured associate professor. Her research interests include signal processing, adaptive arrays, and underwater acoustics.
Dr. Wage received the Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the IEEE Education Society in 2008. She is a past recipient of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2005) and the ONR Ocean Acoustics Entry-Level Faculty Award (2002). Dr. Wage received an Outstanding Teaching Award from GMU's School of Information Technology and Engineering in 2004. As a graduate student she received the Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award from the MIT EECS department (1994). She was a Tau Beta Pi and Clare Boothe Luce Fellow (1990-1991) and an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2001). Dr. Wage is a member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society of Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi.
Possible Advisee Scholarly Paper Topics
- Seismic signal processing.
- Multitaper spectral estimation.
- Genomic signal processing (see article in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, July 2001).