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Faculty Spotlight Articles

Keysight’s "Faculty Spotlight" highlights university customers and featuring their innovative faculty programs that use Keysight test equipment in their classroom and research. Over the course of the year, the Faculty Spotlight will include a limited number of education customers and recognize their work on Keysight's Educator's Corner web page.

Dr. Steven Leeb
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT Lives Up to its Motto: Mind and Hand

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a strong history of providing quality electrical engineering education dating back to 1902. During its storied history, faculty and students have made major lasting research contributions, some of which have opened up entire new fields of study. That proud tradition continues today in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the largest engineering department at MIT, graduating over 400 students each year.


September 18, 2014

Rédha Kassi
Electronic Engineer at IEMN / IRCICA

Telecommunications test-bench serves the needs of both academic research and industry

This academic platform offers advanced scientific equipment for the development of new radio modules and communication systems, up to the millimeter wave range. Well suited for wireless ad hoc or mixed radio-fiber networks for smart objects and sensors towards the Internet of Things, the platform provides a large facility for temporal, frequency or vector analysis, design and characterization of innovative analog or digital communication systems up to 110 GHz. The Telecom Platform targets the generation and analysis of complex signals (UWB, OFDM, CDMA, QAM, etc.) and standards to demonstrate new concepts for wireless communications. These features allow users, as engineers and researchers, to accomplish their technological projects in the field of telecommunications.

July 9, 2014

Jianqiang Wu
Harbin Institute of Technology

Students use interactive flash for remote access at Harbin Institute of Technology

Program generates student interest in Electrical Engineering using an interactive flash tool and allows for remote access to engineering test equipment -- so they can study electrical engineering (EE) when it’s convenient for them. The labs also provide a mechanism for professors to monitor students’ progress and track results.

March 3, 2014

Dr. Alexander Ganago
University of Michigan

Students See the Music at the University of Michigan

Helping non-EE students learn and retain their EE lessons, these unique Lab experiments engage the senses of sight and hearing. In his Labs, students listen to sounds, observe their spectra, and determine their own range of hearing. In the lab, they play notes on instruments and use the Keysight DSOX2012A oscilloscope to measure both the waveforms and the spectra, while listening to these sounds. Students can play their favorite music and observe its waveforms and spectra on the Keysight oscilloscope. These experiments do not replace the “standard” EE measurements but rather add a new dimension to the student learning.

November 18, 2013

Dr. C.M. Markan
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Agra)

Dayalbagh University in India develops ON-DEMAND Remote Laboratories

A unique virtual lab methodology was developed by a team, headed by Dr. C.M. Markan, Department of Physics & Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Agra). Their implementation utilizes a ‘one-second-per-lab’ batch mode approach to solve the problem of managing a large number of students trying to access a given test setup.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Vikram Jandhyala
University of Washington

Keysight’s FieldFox Analyzers: Redefining RF Education

On March 6, the University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering unveiled a new RF and microwave teaching laboratory specifically developed around FieldFox, with its compactness, portability, and all-in-one design. The unveiling was hosted by Dr. Judith Ramey, with Professor Vikram Jandhyala, chair of the University of Washington’s department of electrical engineering, and Dan Dunn, general manager of Keysight’s handheld and low-cost network analysis division, formally dedicating the laboratory to the advancement of RF learning opportunities for students.

April 23, 2013

Dr. Dennis Derickson
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Students “Learn by Doing” at Cal Poly

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is using a “Learn by Doing” approach to providing their students with a host of opportunities to test their classroom knowledge in real-world settings. The Cal Poly Electrical Engineering department lives up to that teaching philosophy every day. “We use a lab-intensive curriculum which, based on an informal survey, offers more hands-on labs than any other EE program I have visited,” states Dr. Dennis Derickson, Electrical Engineering Department Chair.

April 15, 2013  

Dr. Gianluca Lazzi
The University of Utah

Artificial Retina Research at the University of Utah Provides Hope for the Blind

Exciting new research is being done by the University of Utah which could help to restore or provide partial vision to those affected by eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa. Working in a collaborative effort with a team from the University of Southern California and North Carolina State University, Dr. Gianluca Lazzi is contributing to the solution with research in the areas of electromagnetic propagation, neurostimulation, and thermal and electromagnetic safety assessment.

January 30, 2013

Dr. Yacob Astatke
Morgan State University

Morgan State Strives to Make Engineering Education More Accessible

Dr. Yacob Astatke grew up in Ethiopia. Without sufficient local access to a technical education, he moved to America to complete his engineering degrees. He has a vision to make electrical engineering education available to students. Such effort would benefit students who lack the ability to travel for their education and those in remote geographies.

October 22, 2012

Dr. Stephen Ralph &
Dr. John Papapolymerou

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Advances Technology through Industry Collaborations

127 years ago, the founders of the Georgia Institute of Technology set out on a mission to create an academic environment with an ambitious set of goals, one of which was to support the economic growth of the community. Today that commitment is being met, in part, through the technical work of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), a cross-disciplinary electronics and photonics design center.

October 1, 2012

Mr. Siddharth Deliwala
University of Pennsylvania

Keysight Test Equipment Hits the Ivy League

When Peter Detkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering in 1982, he probably had no idea that he would eventually help so many students there. Mr. Detkin is now the co-founder and vice-chairman at Intellectual Ventures, but he also serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has provided significant support for the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering’s (ESE) principle teaching laboratory, the Detkin Lab.

August 27, 2012

Dr. Magdy Iskander
University of Hawaii (Manoa)

University of Hawaii using Keysight Equipment for Patient Monitoring Research

The Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) is working with microwave instrumentation from Keysight Technologies to develop new applications in healthcare and remote patient monitoring.

July 23, 2012

 

Dr. Francisco Palomera
ITESM (Instituo Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey)

Keysight and ITESM (Mexico) Collaborate to Prepare Students for Careers in Industry

ITESM is partnering with Keysight Technologies to offer a unique certification program. The curriculum trains students in subjects that are in high demand by hiring corporations in the engineering sector. ITESM is also the authorized training center for the Keysight Certification Program in Mexico.

June 26, 2012

Dr. Guru Subramanyam
University of Dayton

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Engineering Education and Research

The University of Dayton’s undergraduate ECE program touts 5 fully functional laboratories. The labs are equipped with the latest test and measurement equipment from Keysight, setting a high standard for both classroom education and advanced research.

June 6, 2012

Dr. Elise Fear
University of Calgary

Prototype in Alternative Breast Imaging Technique

University of Calgary team continue to work with Keysight for patient-friendly, inexpensive, and comfortable approach to breast imaging. Dr. Fear, an associate professor of electrical engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, is performing research with this technology to prototype a new non-invasive solution for the detection of breast tumors.

April 24, 2012

Dr. Huseyin Arslan
University of South Florida

This Lab makes My Job Easy

The University of South Florida eases the learning curve for EE students using Keysight test solutions in a new wireless communications lab. The WCS lab has 3 benches with 2 stations each, allowing USF’s EE department to put a total of 18 students through the program per semester, typically with a mix of 70% graduate and 30% undergraduate students.

April 2, 2012

Dr. Furrukh Khan
The Ohio State University

Popcorn and Oscilloscopes

The Ohio State Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department is using popcorn and test equipment from Keysight Technologies to make a difference in the classroom for sophomore engineering students.

February 12, 2012

National Cheng Kung University

A World-Class EE Teaching Lab

Keysight Technologies was chosen to provide lab's test equipment for National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). The primary factors in this decision were Keysight’s superior product performance, accuracy and functionality with exceptional customer support.

February 2, 2012