People



Associated Faculty

Dr. Patricia Nava

DCL Director
pnava@ece.utep.edu
(915)747-5994

Dr. Patricia Nava

Patricia Nava joined the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso in the Fall of 1996. She has participated in Preparing Engineering Faculty for the Future (sponsored by the National Science Foundation) and was the Forrest and Henrietta Lewis Endowed Professor from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Nava enjoys working with students and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching: the UT Regent's Award (2009), the Dean Eugene Thomas Award for Outstanding Faculty Member for the 2005-2006, 2002-2003, and 1999-2000 academic years; the UTEP College of Engineering's "Top Performer in the Teaching Category Award" in 2002-2003, 2001-2002, and 1999-2000; the Senior Projects student's Outstanding Faculty Award in Fall 2002, Fall 2003, and Fall 2006; Lockheed Martin Award for Teaching Excellence in Fall 2003; and the Izquierdo Award for Teaching in Spring 2006.

Dr. Michael McGarry

DCL Co-Director
mpmcgarry@utep.edu
(915)747-6955

Communication Networks Laboratory (NetLab)

Dr. McGarry

Michael P. McGarry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He is a co-recipient of the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper award. His research interests include the optimization of MAC protocols, error recovery mechanisms for video communication, bandwidth forecasting, and congestion control.

Dr. Ricardo von Borries

rvonborries@utep.edu
(915)747-7959

Dr. von Borries

Ricardo von Borries received the B.Sc. degree from University of Brasilia, Gama, Brazil, in 1982 and the M.Sc. degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1989, both in electrical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, in 2005. He is currently Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. His main areas of research are digital signal processing, wavelet transforms, Fourier transform, time-frequency analysis, compressive sensing, tomographic imaging, and overcomplete signal representation.


Formerly Associated Faculty

Dr. Joseph Pierluissi

pier@utep.edu
(915)747-6967

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pierluissi

Joseph H. Pierluissi received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 1961, the M.S.E.E. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1964, and the Ph.D. E.E. degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, USA, in 1969. He worked with Cornell's Radio Observatory in its spherical aperture antenna, and with General Electric Research Laboratory in the over-the-horizon ionospheric propagation radar, before joining the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M as an instructor while studying for his Ph.D. degree. Upon graduation, he continued on a long academic career as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and at present Schellenger Distinguished Research Professor of Electrical Engineering. His broad research experience includes antennas, HF ionospheric propagation, atmospheric transmission modeling of the atmosphere, and computational bio- electromagnetics as applied to electrocardiography. At present, he is involved in the study and application of resistive switching with solid state devices.

Dr. David Williams

williams@ece.utep.edu
(915)747-6955

Dr. Williams

David Williams is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Student Members

Fatima Lizeth Ramos

flramos@miners.utep.edu

Fatima Lizeth Ramos

Fatima L. Ramos is a Graduate Student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso in May 2011. She is recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation funded by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include discrete event simulations, random number generation, GPGPU computing and supercomputing.

Salvador Melendez

smelendez5@miners.utep.edu

Salvador Melendez

Salvador Melendez is a Research Assistant in the Communication Networks Laboratory from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his B.S in Mechatronics from the Tecnologico de Monterrey in 2006. Currently enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. program. His research interests include GPGPU computing, wireless communications, video surveillance, and network protocols.

DCL Alumni (In construction, please have patience...)

Sergio N. Zapata

snzapata@miners.utep.edu

Sergio Zapata

Sergio N. Zapata is currently the Vice President of Educational Research and Technology for Anamarc College. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and M.S. in Computer Engineering in 2004 from the University of Texas at El Paso. During graduate school, he became interested in High Performance Computing and developed the first 9 node Beowulf type cluster of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, which became the platform to base his research of "Analysis of Cluster Interconnection Network Topologies." Mr. Zapata was a member of the DCL from 2002 to 2004.

Damian Valles

dvalles@ece.utep.edu

Damian Valles

Damian's Bio

Jon V. Ramirez

jvramirez@miners.utep.edu

Jon Ramirez

Jon's Bio

Nick Paine

nhpaine@miners.utep.edu

Nick Paine

Nick's Bio

Ember L. Stone

elstone@miners.utep.edu

Ember Stone

Ember's Bio

Carlos Montalvo

cemontalvo@miners.utep.edu

Carlos Montalvo

Carlos' Bio

Ernesto Martniez

emartinez@miners.utep.edu

Ernesto Martinez

Ernesto's Bio

Melissa De Los Santos

mde6@miners.utep.edu

Melissa De Los Santos

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Victor M. De La Fuente

vmde@miners.utep.edu

Victor De La Fuente

Victor's Bio

Javier A. Flores

jaflores@miners.utep.edu

Javier Flores

Javier's Bio

Ameet O. Chavan

aochavan@miners.utep.edu

Ameet Chavan

Ameet's Bio