Frederic Davidson

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Fred Davidson has been a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University since 1975 until he retired last semester. He currently is still dedicating his time and knowledge to undergraduates in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests were in optical communications, quantum electronics, optical coherence, quantum optics, photorefractive materials, and photoconductive semiconductors. Professor Davidson is a Senior member of the IEEE, is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, has been an Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and a reviewer for a number of referred journals. He has consulted with a number of commercial companies and has been the recipient of many NSF, NASA, and DOD grants. He has edited a book, has over 50 technical journal papers, he has over 40 conference papers, and he has mentored about twenty-five graduate students. His educational background is in physics (Cornell University – BSEE, 1964; University of Rochester – Ph.D., 1969).

Richard I. Joseph

Jacob Suter Jammer Professor Emeritus

Richard I. Joseph was termed an expert in optical fibers and statistical mechanics methods. Due to his research in the field he was bestowed the honor of Jacob Suter Jammer Professor in 1983.

Gerard Meyer

Professor Emeritus

Gerard Meyer received his PhD in 1970 from the University of California, Berkley, and soon joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1972.  Meyer is developing (1) synthesis methods for optimization algorithms to be used on large scale, ill conditioned problems; (2) analysis approaches to study the convergence of these algorithms and finally (3) systematic implementation schemes for both synchronized distributed memory and shared memory machines. These approaches have been used on factorization problems, pattern recognition problems and robust anomaly detection. 

Wilson Rugh

Edward J. Schaefer Professor Emeritus

Wilson J. Rugh joined the department faculty in 1969 and until his retirement in 2007 focused his teaching and research on systems and control theory. He has authored three books and over 50 journal articles. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, as well as a past-president of that Society. Professor Rugh was an early advocate of using interactive tools on the internet for education and with students developed the well-known site Demonstrations in Signals, Systems, and Control. This site received the Premier Award of the National Engineering Education Delivery System in 2001. He also received both the Huggins Award and the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Award for excellence in teaching. Further information, including lists of research publications and downloadable resources related to his books, can be found at his personal website.

Charles R. Westgate

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Charles R. Westgate received his PhD from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the Binghamton University Center for Autonomous Solar Power, Vice Provost for Compliance, and Bartle Professor at Binghamton University. He is the former Dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at BU. Dr. Westgate is currently Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University where he served as professor, associate dean for part-time programs in engineering, associate dean for academic affairs, department chair and interim dean of engineering.