Kathleen E. Wage

Associate Professor
Kathleen
Wage
Office: 
Engineering 3217
Office Hours: 
M: 4:30 - 5:30 P.M
T: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. (Rm 3202)
Tuesday is for ECE 201 only
R: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
other times by appointment
Phone: 
703-993-1579
E-Mail: 
kwage@gmu.edu
Home Page: 
http://ece.gmu.edu/~kwage////
Research Area: 
Signal Processing

Education

  • 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

Biosketch

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

  1. Seismic signal processing.
  2. Multitaper spectral estimation.
  3. Genomic signal processing (see article in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, July 2001).

Courses

Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2016 ECE 201 Introduction to Signal Analysis Exploratory Hall L004 MW: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Fall 2016 ECE 499 Microphone Array Processing (Lab) Innovation Hall 207 W: 4:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Fall 2016 ECE 590-002 Microphone Array Processing (Lec/Sem) Innovation Hall 207 W: 4:30 pm - 7:10 pm

MS and PhD Theses

Author Title Thesis Link Program Defense Datesort ascending
Cuprak, Travis Application of the Reiterative MMSE Algorithm to Underwater Acoustics Using Covariance Matrix Tapers for Robustness Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Schwarzwalder, Joseph James Structured Covariance Estimation From Spatial Spectra For Adaptive Beamforming Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Chandrayadula, Tarun K. Mode Tomography using Signals from the Long Range Ocean Acoustic Propagation EXperiment (LOAPEX) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wheelock, Richard J. Measurement of angular spread of signals in SWellEx-96 using multitaper array processing Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pages

Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
Rony Alaghbar, Kelly Byrnes, Jacob Cohen Audio-Visual Active Locator Spring 2014
Kevin DeSilva, Shafa Ahmed Acoustic Localization Spring 2011
Allen J. Zechini, Reem M. Elbasuony, Farnaz Sedghi, Thuan H. Nguyen Software Defined Radio with Smart Antenna Spring 2009

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