Kathleen E. Wage

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University


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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.

Prof. Wage received several awards for research, including the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2005) and ONR Ocean Acoustics Entry-Level Faculty Award (2002). She participated in a number of ONR-sponsored deep water propagation experiments, including NPAL98, SPICE04, PhilSea09, and PhilSea10. In 2009-2012, she spent 55 days at sea for the deployment and recovery cruises for the Philippine Sea experiments. She received a number of awards for teaching, including the 2008 Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the IEEE Education Society and the 2004 Outstanding Teaching Award from GMU's Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. In 2010 she was an invited participant in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. Prof. Wage currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and chair of the IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop. She is a member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society for Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.