Alumni

Some people do actually graduate...

 

Kan Fu, Ph.D. 2017, "Topography Measurements using an Airborne Ka-Band FMCW Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar."  Now with Delphi Automotive. 

 

Sheila P. Werth, M.S. 2016, "Evaluating Features for Broad Species-Based Classification of Bird Observations using Dual-Polarized Doppler Weather Radar."  Now with MITRE, Bedford, MA.

 

Yang Lei, Ph.D. 2016, "Electromagnetic Scattering Models for InSAR Correlation Measurements of Vegetation and Snow," now with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Robert A. Palumbo, Jr, Ph.D. 2016, "Applications in Low-Power Phased-Array Weather Radar," now with Raytheon, Integrated Defense Systems, MA.

 

Joseph W. Sapp, Ph.D. 2015, "Improving Sea-Surface Remote Sensing of Ocean Vector Winds by Scatterometers," now with Global Science and Technology, Inc., Greenbelt, MD.

 

Krzysztof A. Orzel, Ph.D. 2015, "X-Band Dual-Polarization Phased-Array Radar for Meteorlogical Applications," now with the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA), U. Massachusetts, Amherst.
 

Lauren C. (Izzy) Masiunas, M.S. 2014, "Development and Monitoring of an X-Band Dual-Polarization Phased-Array Weather Radar," now with MetaSensing BV, Noordwijk, NL.

 

Chad A. Baldi, M.S. 2014, "The Design, Validation, and Analysis of Surface- Based S-Band and C-Band Polarimetric Scatterometers," now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Rafael Medina-Sanchez, Ph.D. 2014, "Beam Steering Control System for Low-Cost Phased Array Weather Radars:  Design and Calibration Techniques," now with University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

 

Jorge Trabal, Ph.D. 2013, "Data Quality Assessment and Rainfall Estimation Using Dense Radar Networks," now with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Sudbury, MA.

 

Vijay Venkatesh, Ph.D. 2013, "Spaced-Antenna Wind Estimation Using an X-band Active Phased Array Weather Radar," now with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

 

Jorge Salazar, Ph.D. 2012, "The Feasibility of Low-Cost, Dual-Polarized, Phase-Tilt Antenna Arrays for Dense Radar Networks", now with Advanced Radar Research Center, U. Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

 

Razi Ahmed, Ph.D. 2012, "Accuracy of Biomass and Structure Estimates from Radar and Lidar", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Rockwell Schrock, M.S. 2012, "An Airborne 35 GHz Interferometric Radar", now with Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

Benjamin St. Peter, M.S. 2012, "Terahertz Imaging for Cancer Detection," now with Spectral Sciences, Inc., Burlington, MA.

 

Jason Dvorsky, M.S. 2012, "Implementation of Dual-Polarization on an Airborne Scatterometer and Preliminary Data Quality," now with Lockheed-Martin, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

 

Brian Paulsen, M.S. 2011, "Inversion of Marine Radar Imagery to Surface Realizations and Dual-Polarization Analysis," now with RF Micro Devices, Billerica, MA.

 

Anthony Swochak, M.S. 2011, "Development, Deployment, and Characterization of a Ku-Band Interferometer", now with Haystack Observatory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA.

 

Anthony Hopf, Ph.D. 2011, "Informativeness and the Computational Metrology of Collaborative Adaptive Sensor Systems", now with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

 

Shiril Tichkule, M.S. 2011, "On the Retrieval of Beam Transverse Wind Velocity using Angles of Arrival from Spatially Separated Light Sources," now with Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

 

Matthew McLinden, M.S. 2010, "Calibration of the UMass Advanced Multi-Frequency Radar", now with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

 

Harish Vedantham, M.S. 2009, "Design and Development of a Ka-Band Interferometer for Cryospheric Applications," now with Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, U. Groningen, Netherlands.

 

Iva Kostadinova, M.S. 2009, "An UHF Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave Wind Profiler:  Development and Initial Results," now with Hanze Institute of Techonlogy, Groningen, Netherlands.

 

Edin Insanic, Ph.D. 2009, "Vector Velocity Estimation in Doppler Radar Networks", now with Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

 

Ryan Nichols, M.S. 2009, "Winter Weather Observations with the MA-1 Radar", now with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

 

Ganesh Subramanian, M.S. 2009, "System Performance of Absolute Quartz-Crystal Barometers with Sub-Microbar Precision."

 

Yonghun Cheon, Ph.D. 2008, "Angle of Arrival Fluctuations of Optical Waves in the Atmospheric Surface Layer," now with the DMC R & D Center, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea.

 

Dragana Perkovic, Ph.D. 2008, "Radar Remote Sensing of Currents and Waves in the Nearshore Zone", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Gita Pathak, M.S. 2008, "Development of a Solid-State Doppler Marine Radar", now with Northrup Grumman Electronic Systems, Baltimore, MD.

 

John McManus, M.S. 2008, "Implementing Pulse Compression in the IWRAP Airborne Doppler Radar/Scatterometer", now with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

 

Ninoslav Majurec, Ph.D. 2008, "Advance Multi-Frequency Radar:  Design Preliminary Measurements and Particle Size Distribution Retrieval", now with Electroscience Laboratory, The Ohio State University.

 

Brian Donovan, Ph.D. 2008, "Minimal Infrastructure Short Range Radar Networks", now with Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA.

 

Francesc Junyent, Ph.D. 2007, "Networked Weather Radar System with Coherent-on-Receive Technology", now with Colorado State U., Fort Collins, CO.

 

Karthik Srinivasan, M.S. 2007, "Design and Development of TIMMI -- An Interferometric Radar", now with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.

 

Tao Chu, M.S. 2007, "Operation and Improvement of the IWRAP Airborne Doppler Radar/Scatterometer," now with Apple, Cupertino, CA.

 

Mario Behn, M.S. 2006, "Turbulence Measurements in the Atmospheric Surface Layer by Means of an Ultrasonic Anemometer and Thermometer," now with the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Kiel, Germany.

 

Kery Hardwick, M.S. 2006, "Mobile X-Band Doppler Weather Radar:  System Improvements," now with Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA.

 

Harry Figueroa, M.S. 2005, "Development of  the Ku-Band Radar Subsystem for the Advanced Multi-Frequency Radar for Atmospheric Research", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Elizabeth Kerr, M.S. 2005, "The Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler:  Systems Analysis and Modifications for Wind and Precipitation Measurements", now with Florida State U., Talahassee, FL.

 

Zeynep Tulu, M.S. 2005, "Design Considerations for Bistatic Radar Probing of Winds in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer," now with UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC.

 

Gordon Farquharson, Ph.D. 2005, "Microwave Radar Observations of Nearshore Ocean Dynamics",  now with Applied Phyics Laboratory, U. Washington, Seattle, WA.

 

Daniel Esteban-Fernandez, Ph.D. 2004, "Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Atmospheric Boundary Layer within Tropical Cyclones",  now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.



Jorge Roman-Nieves, M.S. 2004, "An Operational 95 GHz Cloud Radar for High-Altitude Unmanned Aircraft", now with the US Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, FL.



Sharmila Padmanabhan, M.S. 2004, "Design, Fabrication, and Deployment of a K-band Radiometer to Measure Microwave Emission of the Ocean Surface", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.



Fransisco Lopez-Dekker, Ph.D. 2003, "Spatial and Temporal Statistics of Clear-Air Radar Signals", now with German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Germany.



William N. Junek, M.S. 2003, "Implementation and Test of a Dual-Beam Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar for Ocean Current Estimates", now with the US Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, FL.



Apoorva N. Bajaj, M.S. 2003, "Deployment and Operation of an S-Band FMCW Doppler Radar", now with CASA, U. Massachusetts.



Kevin A. Horgan, M.S. 2003, "Design and Implementation of a Dual-Mode Ka-Band Polarimetric Radiometer", now with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.



Mohammed A. Aziz, M.S. 2003, "Ocean Surface Measurements and Calibration Techniques using a Ka-Band Polarimetric Radiometer", now with SQA Labs, Phoenix, AZ.



Matthew R. Agen, M.S. 2002, "Radiometric Water Vapor and Liquid Measurement Near 22 GHz", now with MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA.



Joan Pons, M.S. 2002, "Evaluation of a Multi-Channel Water Vapor and Liquid Water Radiometer for Airborne Use", now with EADS-CASA, Madrid, Spain.



Turker Ince, Ph.D. 2001, "Clear Air Radar Observations of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer", now with Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.



Jie Li, Ph.D. 2001, "Volume-Imaging UHF Radar Measurement of Atmospheric Turbulence", now with Eaton Vorad Technologies, San Diego, CA.



Yuan Xia, Ph.D. 2001, "Sea-Surface Temperature and Sea-Surface Wind-Speed Retrievals from Spaceborne Radiometer Measurements", now with Microwave Instrumentation Technologies, Duluth, GA.



Marc Bergada, M.S. 2001, "Design and Implementation of a Low Noise Front-end and Internal Calibration Loop for a Ka-band Cloud Radar".



Vidhya Thyagarajan, M.S. 2001, "FPGA Based Data Acquisition and Control Systems for an X-band Weather Radar", now with GDA Technologies, Inc.



Joan Capdevila, M.S. 2001, "Design and Implementation of a Dual Beam Interferometer for Ocean Surface Current Vector Mapping", now with EADS-CASA, Madrid, Spain.



Olga Rodriguez-Lopez, M.S. 2001, "Attenuation Field Estimate From Dual-beam Airborne Radar Measurments".



James V. Eshbaugh, Ph.D. 2000, "Estimation of Sea Surface Topography with Interferometric Radar", now with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA.



Lihua Li. Ph.D. 2000, "Retrieval of Atmospheric Attenuation Using Ground-Based and Airborne Millimeter-wave Cloud Radar Measurements", now with Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, U. Maryland, Baltimore County.



Fei Wang, M.S. 2000, "Construction of a Ka-band Polarimetric Radiometer", now with Teradyne, Inc., Boston, MA.



Christopher J. Lin, M.S. 2000, "Real-Time Data Processor for a 95 GHz FM-CW Cloud Radar".



Ray P. Bambha, Ph.D. 1999, "A Compact Millimeter-wave Radar for Studies of Clouds and Precipitation", now with U. California, Davis.



John D. Isham, Ph.D. 1999, "Large-Scale Temporal and Spatial Imaging of Soil Brightness Temperature with an L-Band Synthetic Aperture Microwave Radiometer", now with Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, MA.



Gregory A. Sadowy, Ph.D., 1999, "A 95 GHz Airborne Cloud Radar: Statistics of Cloud Reflectivity and Analysis of Beam-Filling Errors for a Proposed Spaceborne Cloud Radar", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.



Fei Kong, M.S. 1999, "Development of a Data Acquisition System for a Digital Beamforming Atmospheric Radar", now with Teradyne, Inc., Boston, MA.



Jeffrey M. Baker, Ph.D. 1998, "Forward Scatter Polarimetric Measurements of Terrain at 35 and 225 GHz", now with Raytheon Co., Bedford, MA.



W. Jay Donnelly, Ph.D. 1998, "Revised Ocean Backscatter Models at C and Ku-band under High Wind Conditions", now with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA.



Brian D. Pollard, Ph.D. 1998, "Local Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer measured by a Volume-Imaging Radar", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Minfei Leng, M.S. 1998.



John M. Firda, Ph.D, 1997, "Application of Dual-frequency Millimeter Wave Doppler Spectra for the Retrieval of Drop-size Distributions in Precipitation", now with Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, MA.



John C. Galloway, Ph.D. 1997, "Use of a W-band Polarimeter to Measure Microphysical Characteristics of Clouds", now with ISO New England, Holyoke, MA.



Geoffrey Hopcraft, Ph.D. 1997, "The Turbulent Eddy Profiler: A Digital-Beam-Forming System for Clear Air Turbulence Measurements", now with Hewlett Packard, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA.



Yong Liu, Ph.D. 1997, "Analysis of Dual Polarization Microwave Ocean Images Obtained with a High Resolution X-band radar", now with Raytheon Co., MA.



Delwyn Moller, Ph.D. 1997, "Analysis of Ocean Current Measurement Techniques Using an X-band Imaging Radar", now with Remote Sensing Solutions, Sierra Madre, CA.



Timothy M. Scheve, Ph.D. 1997, "Profiling of Atmospheric Water Vapor and Liquid Water with a K-band Spectral Radiometer", now with Raytheon Co., Bedford, MA.



Rudolf A. Pawul, M.S. 1997, "A High Resolution Radar Altimeter to Measure the Topography of Ice Sheets", now with ISO New England, Holyoke, MA.

 

Kristen Tuttle (Pisarczyk), M.S. 1997.



Stephen P. Lohmeier, Ph.D. 1996, "Supervised Classification of Natural Targets Using Millimeter Wave Multifrequency Polarimetric Radar Measurements", now with Raytheon Co., MA.



Cynthia M. Breton, M.S. 1996, "L-, S-, and C-Band Microwave Radiometers for Soil Moisture and Sea Ice Measurements", now with Raytheon Co., Bedford, MA.

 

Matthew Grund, M.S. 1996, "Operation of a Radar Altimeter over the Greenland Ice Sheet".



Bruce M. Williams, M.S. 1996, "Performance Characterization of a Millimeter-wave Polarimetric Radar".


    
James R. Carswell, Ph.D. 1995, "Off-Nadir Backscatter Measurements of the Ocean Surface Under Low-wind Conditions", now with Remote Sensing Solutions, Barnstable, MA.



Stephen M. Sekelsky, Ph.D. 1995, "A 33 GHz and 95 GHz Cloud Profiling Radar System (CPRS): Preliminary Estimates of Particle Site in Precipitation and Ice-phase Clouds", now with Lockheed-Martin, Moorestown, NJ.



Paul S. Chang, Ph.D. 1994, "Observations and Theory of Polarimetric Backscatter from Snowcover at 35, 95, and 225 GHz", now with NOAA NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD.



Ellen J. Ferraro, Ph.D. 1994, "Analysis of Airborne Radar Altimetry Measurements of the Greenland Ice Sheet", now with Raytheon Co. Bedford, MA.



Stephen J. Frasier, Ph.D. 1994, "A Focused Array Imaging Radar for Ocean Remote Sensing", now with U. Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.



Lazlo G. Hevizi, Ph.D. 1994, "Airborne Measurements of the Electromagnetic Bias", now with Ericsson, Budapest, Hungary.

 

Andrew W. Paylor, M.S. 1994, "A C-band Scatterometer for Normalized Radar Cross Section Measurement."



Steven C. Carson, Ph.D. 1993, "Airborne Measurements of Radar Backscatter from the Ocean Surface at C-band", now with SAIC, Washington, DC.



Peter W. Gaiser, Ph.D. 1993, "The Development of a Second Generation Electronically Scanned Thinned Array Radiometer", now with Remote Sensing Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.



Andrew J. Griffis, Ph.D. 1993, "Earth Remote Sensing with an Electrically Scanned Thinned Array Radiometer", now with Arete Associates, Tucson, AZ.



Andrew L. Pazmany, Ph.D. 1993, "A High Spatial Resolution 95 GHz Polarimetric Radar for Remotely Sensing Clouds", now with ProSensing, Inc., Amherst, MA.



Karen M. St. Germain, Ph.D. 1993, "Application of Spectral Microwave Radiometry to Sensing of Sea Ice and the Ocean Surface", now with Integrated Projects Office, NPOESS, Washington, DC.

 

Eric Knapp, M.S. 1993, "Polarimetric Radar Measurements of Snow Cover at 225 GHz," now with CASA, U. Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

Gary Gleason, M.S. 1993, "The Design and Development of an Analog Complex Correlator and other Subsystems for a Thinned Array Microwave Radiometer."

 

Paul B. Ferraro, M.S. 1992, "A Ka-band Stepped Frequency Scatterometer for the Measurement of Normalized Radar Cross Section," now with Raytheon Inttegrated Defense Systems.

 

James Menashi, M.S. 1992, "Measurement of Sea-Ice Thickness with Microwave Radiometers".

 

Asif Gandhi, M.S. 1992, "Synthetic Aperture Radar:  Issues in Narrow Band System and Images of the Ocean Surface."

 

Ivan PopStefanija, Ph.D. 1991, "Remote Sensing of Ocean Currents using a Multifrequency Microwave Radar", now with ProSensing, Inc., Amherst, MA.

 

Jose Colom, M.S. 1991, "Development of a 35 GHz Network Analyzer Based Polarimetric Scatterometer", now with U. Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

 

Sandra Cruz-Pol, M.S. 1991, "Phase Error Analysis of Polarimetric Radars", now with U. Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

 

Philip Langlois, M.S. 1991, "Design and Calibration of a 95-GHz Coherent Polarimeter", now with Millitech, Northampton, MA.

 

Sharon Gadonniex, M.S. 1990, "A Polarimetric Radar Control and Data Acquisition Unit."

 

Eugene Boltniew, M.S. 1990, "Design and Implementation of a Detection Subsystem in a C-band Scatterometer for Topographic Imaging of Terrain."

 

Wen-Jye Hwang, M.S. 1990, "Image Processing of Remote Sensing Data"

 

Mark Goodberlet, Ph.D. 1989, "Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Calibration/Validation", now with Prosensing, Inc., Amherst, MA.



David J. McLaughlin, Ph.D. 1989, "Remote Sensing of the Ocean Surface with C- and Ku-Band Airborne Scatterometers", now with U. Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.



James B. Mead, Ph.D. 1989, "Polarimetric Measurement of Foliage and Terrain at 225 GHz", now with Prosensing, Inc., Amherst, MA.



Alan B. Tanner, Ph.D. 1989, "Aperture Synthesis for Passive Microwave Remote Sensing: The Electronically Scanned Thinned Array Radiometer", now with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

 

Timothy Hiett, M.S. 1989, "Construction of an Electronically Steered Thinned Array Radiometer."

 

Kuo-Hua Hsueh, M.S. 1989, "An Interactive Image Processing System for SSM/I."



Christoph Borel, Ph.D. 1988, "Models for Backscattering of Millimeter Waves from Vegetable Canopies", now with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.



Ram M. Narayanan, Ph.D. 1988, "Measurement and Analysis of Electromagnetic Scattering from Vegetation and Fallen Snow at 215 GHz", now with Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

 

Doulglas Vandemark, M.S. 1988, "Measurements of Atmospheric Liquid Water at 215 GHz", now with University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

 

Chao Yen Fang, M.S. 1988, "RACDA -- A Radar Control and Data Acquisition Subsystem for Remote Senising Applications."

 

John Morris, M.S. 1988, "Ocean Surface Wind Speed Determination from SMMR."

 

Christopher Ruf, Ph.D. 1987, "Atmospheric Profiling of Water Vapor and Liquid Water with a K-band Autocorrelation Radiometer", now with U. Michigan Dept. of Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

Niranjan G. Kanaglekar, Ph.D. 1987, "Noise, Intermodulation Distortion, and Large Signal Parameter Analyses of Microwave Systems."

 

Glenn W. Meurer, Jr., M.S. 1987, "The Stepped Frequency Delta-K Radar:  An Ocean Remote Sensing Instrument," now with Mitre, Bedford, MA.

 

Joseph Chandler, M.S. 1987, "Analysis and Modification of a Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer."



David McQueen, M.S. 1986, "A Stepped Frequency Delta-K Radar for Ocean Current Sensing," now with MIT Lincoln Laboratories, Lexington, MA.

 

Jay M. Walters, M.S. 1986, "A Weather Correcting Sea Ice Concentration Algorithm."

 

John N. Anastasi, M.S. 1986, "NRCS Measurements of Foliated Terrain at C-band Frequency."

 

R. S. Raghavan, Ph.D. 1984, "Measurement of Ocean Currents from Space with Multi-Frequency Microwave Radars."

 

Paul. G. Elliot, M.S. 1984, "Brightness Temperature and Propagation Characteristics of Plane Layered Media, with Application to Ice and Radomes," now with MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA.

 

Kathleen L. Ryan, M.S. 1984, "Construction of a C-band Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer."

 

Dean C. Puzzo, M.S. 1984, "A C-band Radar System for Normalized Radar Cross Section Measurement."