Kenneth E. Barner, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Charles Black Evans Professor of Electrical Engineering

This professorship honors Charles Black Evans, secretary-treasurer of the University’s Board of Trustees from 1896-1933.

“Ken has made important contributions to the field of nonlinear signal processing and sustained an exemplary level of service to UD and the broader professional community,” said Ogunnaike.

Barner’s research interests include statistical signal processing, nonlinear and sparse signal processing, sensor network and consensus systems, machine learning, and information access methods for individuals with disabilities, including tactile, haptic, and multimodal systems.

He has published 75 journal articles, given nearly 200 conference proceedings, and co-edited a book, Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing: Theory, Methods, and Applications, which was published in 2004. He has also written nine book chapters and holds two patents.

Barner has been teaching at UD since 1992, first as a visiting lecturer. From 1993 to 1998, he was an adjunct assistant professor at UD and simultaneously worked as a research engineer in the Department of Applied Science and Engineering at the du Pont Hospital for Children. He joined the UD faculty full-time as an assistant professor in 1998 and has been chairman of the department since 2009.

Barner received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering at Lehigh University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at UD.

He was named a Fellow of the IEEE in 2016 and won an NSF Career Award in 1999.

Article courtesy of UDaily, Septemeber 7, 2017