ECE/ARRC student Brian Sun and David Schvartzman Cohenca of CIMMS/ARRC have both received $5000 Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation of Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Ph.D. students who have achieved outstanding research results while encouraging them to complete their dissertations with excellence. Brian is advised by Dr. Jay McDaniel, and David is advised by Dr. Tian Yu. Congratulations Brian and David on this outstanding achievement!
ECE/ARRC graduate student Arturo Umeyama has received a $5000 Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation of Excellence Award. The award recognizes Ph.D. students who have achieved outstanding research results while encouraging them to complete their dissertations with excellence. Arturo is advised by Dr. Jorge Salazar, and his dissertation is focused on new in-situ UAV instrumentation for phased array radar calibration. Congratulations Arturo on this outstanding achievement!
An OU international student has launched a space exploration organization at OU in partnership with NASA. Click here to read more.
Dr. Bodine unravels the mysteries of tornadoes using next-generation radars and computer simulations.
Shane Flandermeyer (ECE/ARRC) was selected for special recognition at the recently held AFRL Beyond 5G Software Defined Radio University Challenge Showcase. AFRL issued the challenge to explore and develop software-defined radios coupled with software-defined networking technologies to enable autonomous distributed sensor and communication systems. Nine teams from across the country were selected to participate. Shane, who will be a junior this fall, was the only individual on the OU SDR team. He competed against teams made up of multiple graduate and undergraduate students.Shane received a $1000 award for his performance and was commended by the judges for his excellent video demonstration. Shane is advised by Dr. Justin Metcalf.
The research at OU's Advanced Radar Research Center touches almost everything in our modern life - cell phones, weather, military systems and more. Learn more from Dr. Ruyle about ARRC's mission to solve some of the top problems facing our society today.
Congratulations to SoM/ARRC Master’s student Morgan Schneider on being selected the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. As the country’s oldest fellowship program of its kind, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and directly supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities of being selected, including a three-year annual stipend, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution. They are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security, as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large. Morgan is advised by Dr. David Bodine.
ARRC/SoM professor Dr. Guifu Zhang has received the School of Meteorology, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Sam K. Viersen Family Foundation Presidential Professorship. OU’s Presidential Professorships recognize faculty members who excel in all their professional activities and exemplify to their students and colleagues the ideals of a scholar through their endeavors in teaching, research and creative scholarly activity, professional and university service, and public outreach. Dr. Zhang’s primary research focus is radar polarimetry and interferometry for weather quantification and forecasting. His colleagues agree that he is a rare breed of theoretical and experimental researcher alike. He has ingenious inspiration when it comes to the design of novel hardware, the implementation of new calibration techniques and the development of new inversion algorithms for these observation systems. This approach has led to the development of unique, innovative cylindrical polarimetric phased array radar theories and technologies that have been granted U.S. patents. A prototype system of the cylindrical radar has been built, and such a system has the potential to become the core design of the next-generation operational weather radar network of the United States. Congratulations on your achievement Guifu!