Etienne-Cummings, Ralph

Professor
Dept Of Electrical And Computer Engrg
http://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/faculty/etienne-cummings-ralph

Barton Hall 401B
3400 N Charles St
(410) 516-3494
retienne@jhu.edu

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Education
  • Ph.D. 1994, University of Pennsylvania
  • Other Master's Degree (Master in Electrical) 1990, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. 1988, Lincoln University
Research Areas
  • VLSI circuits, systems and algorithms for low-power parallel mixed-signal processing with applications to focal plane image processing, motion estimation target tracking, adaptive optics, low-power instrumentation, legged locomotion, autonomous vehicles, acoustic signal processing, MEMS and computer integrated surgical systems and technologies
Awards
  • 2012:  2012 IEEE-EMBS Outstanding Paper Award - IEEE Trans. Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering - August 2012
  • 2012:  Achieved IEEE Fellow Status - IEEE - January 2012
  • 2012:  Appointed Eminent Visiting Scholar - U. Western Sydney - January 2012
  • 2012:  ScienceMaker Scientist - The History Makers - February 2012
  • 2011:  2011 Best Demonstration - Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference - November 2011
  • 2011:  2011 Best Paper Award - IEEE Trans. Biomedical Circuits and Systems - May 2011
  • 2011:  Appointed Deputy Editor in Chief - IEEE Trans. Biomedical Circuits and Systems - January 2011
  • 2010:  Appointed to the IEEE CAS Society Distinguish Lecturer Program - IEEE - January 2010
  • 2010:  R. W. Hart Prize for Excellence in IR&D for Best Project - JHU/APL - November 2010
  • 2008:  Achieved IEEE Senior Member Status - IEEE
  • 2008:  Best Paper Honorable Mention - North East BioEngineering Conference - Providence - RI
  • 2008:  Best Ph.D in a Nutshell - IEEE BioCAS 2008 Conference - Baltimore - MD - November 2008
  • 2008:  Best Student Paper Finalist - International Symposium of Circuits and Systems - Seattle - WA
  • 2007:  National Academies of Science Kavli Frontiers in Science Fellow - 2007.
  • 2007:  University of California - San Diego: Undergraduate Mentor Award - 2007 (Nominated by Yu Mike Chi - currently a Ph.D. candidate at UCSD)
  • 2006:  Diversity Leadership Council Diversity Award - JHU 2006
  • 2006:  Fulbright Fellowship Award to South Africa - 2006/2007
  • 2006:  Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award for Top Minorities in Science - 2006
  • 2006:  Visiting African Fellowship Award - University of Cape Town - 2006/2007
  • 2004:  2003 Best Paper Award - EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing
  • 2004:  Appointed Associate Director for Education and Outreach - ERC on CISST at Johns Hopkins University - January 2004
  • 2004:  Appointed Associated Editor: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • 2004:  Best Paper Finalist (3/136) - ICECS
  • 2004:  Best Paper Finalist (5/55) - Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems
  • 2004:  Elected Chair of the Technical Committee on Neural Systems and Applications - IEEE ISCAS
  • 2003:  Appointed Organizing Committee of the NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop - February 2003
  • 2003:  Appointed Past-Chair of the Technical Committee on Sensors - IEEE ISCAS - May 2003
  • 2003:  Appointed to the Program Committee on Emerging Technology - NIPS Society - May 2003
  • 2003:  Elected Chair-Elect of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks - IEEE ISCAS - May 2003
  • 2003:  Elected to the Board of Governors - IEEE CAS Society - November 2003
  • 2002:  Appointed Director of the Computer Engineering Program at Johns Hopkins University
  • 2002:  Appointed Director of the Institute of Neuromorphic Engineering (an Institute “with-out walls”)
  • 2001:  Chairman: IEEE ISCAS Technical Committee on Sensors
  • 2001:  Nominee: National Academy of Engineering Yearly Symposium
  • 2001:  Secretary: IEEE ISCAS Technical Committee on Neural Networks

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