Communications and Signal Processing

  • Jill K. Nelson

    Jill Nelson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. She earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Rice University in 1998. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for graduate study, earning an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Nelson's research focus is in statistical signal processing, specifically detection and estimation for applications in target tracking and physical layer communications. Her work on target detection and tracking is funded by the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Nelson is a 2010 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the IEEE Signal Processing, Communications, and Education Societies.

  • Jeremy Allnutt

    Jeremy Allnutt earned his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Salford, UK, in 1966 and 1970, respectively. From 1970 to 1977 he was at the Appleton Laboratory in Slough, England, where he ran propagation experiments with the US satellite ATS-6 and the European satellites SIRIO and OTS. In 1977 he moved to BNR, now Nortel, in Ottawa, Canada, and worked on satellite and rural communications projects before joining the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) in Washington, DC, in 1979. Jeremy Allnutt spent 15 years at INTELSAT in various departments.

  • Brian L. Mark

    Brian L. Mark received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1995 and the B.ASc. (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Computer Engineering with an option in Mathematics in 1991 from the University of Waterloo. He was a Research Staff Member at the NEC C&C Research Laboratories (now called NEC Laboratories America) in Princeton, New Jersey from 1995-1999. In 1999 he was on part-time leave from NEC as a visiting researcher at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (now called Télécom ParisTech) in Paris, France. In 2000 he joined the faculty of George Mason University, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served as Acting Chair of the Bioengineering Department from 2015-2017.

  • Aaron E. Cohen

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2007, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    M. S. in Electrical Engineering, 2004, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    B. S. in Computer Engineering, 2002, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Relevant Work Experience/Credentials:
    Dr. Aaron E Cohen is a senior member of the IEEE. He has coauthored many research papers and patents in the areas of digital communication, signal processing, cryptography, and networking. He has past experience managing small business innovation research (SBIR) proposals. He has been awarded multiple SBIR phase 1 awards and one SBIR phase 2 award before leaving industry to join the federal government in 2010.

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