November's student of the month, Cesar M. Salazar Aquino, is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently advised by Robert Palmer and Boonleng Cheong, Cesar's research focuses on blind range mitigation technique for solid state weather radars, and PAR analysis and waveform design for improved co-pol and cross-pol performance. Asked about how he spends his free time, Cesar said, "I like to read, play video games, and watch TV. Big fan of tech and tech-related content.
Click here to view the virtual tour of the Radar Innovations Lab.
Join scientists from the Radar Innovations Lab as they take you on a behind-the-scenes look at radar research! Learn about next-generation radar technology, mobile radars, and severe weather!
You can also click here to view the Q&A that took place afterwards on our Facebook page.
Congratulations to Justin Metcalf for being elected to the IEEE AES Society’s Radar Systems Panel (RSP). This is the panel that makes IEEE award nominations, selects radar conference venues and oversees conference operations, contributes to radar-related IEEE standards, and promotes radar education initiatives. Selection to the panel shows recognition from the IEEE radar community for sustained contributions and support of IEEE radar activities.
Dr. Metcalf joins Dr. Yeary and Dr. Goodman on the panel of approximately 45-50 members from industry, government, and academia. Furthermore, one of our former ARRC engineers, Dr. Faruk Uysal, was also selected.
Going forward, each month we will have a Student of the Month for the ARRC. For the month of October, we will be highlighting Morgan Schneider! She is a School of Meteorology Masters student and is currently working with Dr. Bodine & Dr. Palmer. Morgan has given us some notes regarding her current research: "My main research involves studying Doppler velocity errors caused by debris centrifuging in tornadoes. At the moment, I’m beginning to test methods for mitigating those errors so that we can collect better radar-based estimates of tornado wind speeds. My biggest weather interests are tornado dynamics and tornadogenesis, and I’d like to research those topics more in the future." Morgan has recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. Regarding how she spends her free time, Morgan said, "I’m a musician at heart — I play the clarinet, piano, and sing. I also enjoy playing video games and hanging out with my two cats!"
This year at the ARRC, weather fest is going to be a little different. Everything will be virtual! Please join us for a virtual tour of the lab followed by a LIVE Q&A on Facebook!
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.