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Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

Director’s Message

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In the new global markets where technology dictates the pace of the economy those who prepare themselves in areas such as electrical and computer engineering and computer science are extremely well positioned to succeed. PUPR is intent in offering our students an incomparable bilingual hands-on and theoretical formation. Our Department offers fully accredited programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. By enrolling into one of these programs you will be making a lifelong investment in your future. Through these careers you will also have unique opportunities for helping solve many societal problems through the educated ingenuity and creativity that characterizes well-trained engineers and computer scientists.

As a student in one of the largest Departments within our Engineering School, you will join over 1,100 undergraduate peers distributed among the three programs. Our size allows us to offer all of our required courses on every term, i.e. for three times a year. This full course offering, combined with an extended schedule than runs from 8:00 AM to 10:30PM, provides our students with enormous flexibility for choosing and enrolling into their preferred courses without incurring in any delays due to course or schedule limitations.

Our students are served by 25 full-time faculty members, many of whom are practicing professionals or have held professional positions in industry as practicing engineers or software developers, and who bring this real-life experience into the classroom. This experience-based pedagogy is further enhanced by 20 part-time faculty members comprised mostly of practicing professionals in engineering and computing. In addition, more than half of our full-time faculty hold Doctoral degrees and are highly qualified to conduct advanced research in their fields of expertise. These faculty members currently hold grants and conduct research in Digital Signal Processing, Information Assurance, Data Security, and other areas of interest. Our focus on teaching, research, and practice enables our students to graduate with a set of skills which are in high demand in the local, regional, and global job market. In fact many receive job offers before graduation.

Students enrolled in any of our undergraduate programs can also benefit from the respective combined Bachelor-Master program, where the student can register on up to 12 graduate-level credits from any departmental Master-level course in substitution of their undergraduate electives. Students enrolled in the combined BS-MS program can complete their Master degree in only one additional year.

Every summer term, many of our students conduct internships at universities and research laboratories in the USA and around the world. These enriching experiences also prepare them for pursuing graduate degrees and for future jobs.

The Electrical and the Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which qualifies our students for many scholarships and recognitions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please contact us directly if you cannot find the information you need in this Website.

Our main goal is to help you be successful through an education of excellence. We look forward to personally welcoming you into our department.


Dr. Othoniel Rodríguez Jiménez, P.E.

Department Head
(787) 622-8000 ext. 370
orodrigu@pupr.edu

Abet Eng For more information, please visit the following address www.abet.org

Prospective Students

Career Description

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Our society is increasingly dependent on the generation and distribution of energy in the form of electricity, and continues to develop at an accelerated pace electronic communication devices and computers designed to capture, create, process, transform, and distribute information. Electrical Engineering is one of the disciplines supporting the development and operation of this key infrastructure. It has evolved from the study of fundamental electrical principles to encompass sophisticated communication and computation techniques.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Computer Engineering is a rapidly changing field that covers a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation and programming of computers and digital systems. Computer engineers develop integrated hardware and software systems and apply these to the creative solution of problems in government and business. These solutions are key enablers to our economic development and social welfare. A sample of the range of solutions created by Computer Engineers include: industrial and military control systems, database management systems, health care information systems, networked systems, end-user embedded computer controlled products, and computer-aided design tools to automate and leverage human performance in many other disciplines.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Today, the field of computer science is one of the most popular academic disciplines in universities across the nation. Computer Scientists build computer-aided design tools, manage information technology enterprises, build business information systems (including banking and automotive systems), build healthcare information systems, design and support networks such as wide area networks and cellular telephony, and design end-user embedded computer-controlled products and systems such as smart cards and vision recognition systems.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF ENGINEERING IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Computer Software Development is a rapidly changing field that spans a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation, and programming of computers and digital systems. Software developers apply creative solutions to problems in government, telecommunications, entertainment and other businesses. These solutions are key enablers to global economic development and social welfare. These professionals are dedicated to automating processes that can leverage human performance in many disciplines.

Opportunities

Current Students

Advising
Tutoring
Mentoring

Prof. Julio Hernández

Office: L-352 Ext. 472
E-mail address: jhernandez@pupr.edu

Prof. Wilfredo Torres

Ext. 420
E-mail address: wtorres@pupr.edu

Prof. Blanca Tallaj

Office: L-309
Ext. 378
E-mail address: bltallaj@pupr.edu

Prof. José Riollano

Office: L-350
Ext. 410
E-mail address: jriollan@pupr.edu

Prof. Leandro Morales

Office: M-204
Ext. 468
E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

Prof. Luis Ortíz

Office: L-309
Ext. 472
E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

Prof. Claudia Talavera

Office: M-206
Ext. 368
E-mail address: ctalavera@pupr.edu

Prof. Guillermo Riera

Office: L-351
Ext. 372
E-mail address: griera@pupr.edu

Opportunities
Organization

Students enrolled in the department may become members of the following professional and student organization:

  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) – is the world’s first educational and scientific computing society. Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide.
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Junta directiva IEEE PUPR 2013 – 2014:

  • Rolando Cruz – Presidente, rolandocruzalvarez@gmail.com
  • Marcela González – Vicepresidente, marcela.gonzalez.cantini@gmail.com
  • José R. Nazario – Vice Presidente de Operaciones
  • Jesús Cordero – Tesorero
  • Angel Ramirez – Secretario
  • Moisés Cardona – Webmaster
  • Prof. Ing. César Cabrera – Mentor
Events
  • COINAR – CIAPR COMPETENCIA ING
  • HACKATON
  • APPIDOL
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Alumni

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Our society is increasingly dependent on the generation and distribution of energy in the form of electricity, and continues to develop at an accelerated pace electronic communication devices and computers designed to capture, create, process, transform, and distribute information. Electrical Engineering is one of the disciplines supporting the development and operation of this key infrastructure. It has evolved from the study of fundamental electrical principles to encompass sophisticated communication and computation techniques.

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Computer Engineering is a rapidly changing field that covers a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation and programming of computers and digital systems. Computer engineers develop integrated hardware and software systems and apply these to the creative solution of problems in government and business. These solutions are key enablers to our economic development and social welfare. A sample of the range of solutions created by Computer Engineers include: industrial and military control systems, database management systems, health care information systems, networked systems, end-user embedded computer controlled products, and computer-aided design tools to automate and leverage human performance in many other disciplines.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Today, the field of computer science is one of the most popular academic disciplines in universities across the nation. Computer Scientists build computer-aided design tools, manage information technology enterprises, build business information systems (including banking and automotive systems), build healthcare information systems, design and support networks such as wide area networks and cellular telephony, and design end-user embedded computer-controlled products and systems such as smart cards and vision recognition systems.

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF ENGINEERING IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Computer Software Development is a rapidly changing field that spans a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation, and programming of computers and digital systems. Software developers apply creative solutions to problems in government, telecommunications, entertainment and other businesses. These solutions are key enablers to global economic development and social welfare. These professionals are dedicated to automating processes that can leverage human performance in many disciplines.

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Research

Alfredo Cruz, Ph.D. / Professor

Alfredo Cruz, Ph.D. / Professor

  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992
  • B.S. Math and Computer Science, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984

Phone: x-316, 636 | E-mail address: alcruz@pupr.edu

Dr. Alfredo Cruz holds two PhD degrees, and is a participant in prior NSF-CISE, NSF-MRI, and NSF-REU projects. His first doctoral dissertation is in the area of “Parallel Processing” and his second dissertation is in the area of “Evolutionary Computing for VLSI Testing”. Dr. Cruz has been working with graduate students in projects related to IA. He has co-authored various papers on Computer Security with students. Dr. Cruz is the Director and founder of the Center for Information Assurance for Research and Education (CIARE) and is responsible for the CAE/IAE designation. He is a full-professor and Associate Director of the MS CS and MS CpE graduate programs. Areas of research and teaching interests include: Parallel Processing, Fault Tolerant Computing, Expert Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Database Security and Auditing, Management of Information Security, Introduction to Information Security, and IT Auditing and Secure Operations.

Recent Publications:

  • Jeffrey Duffany, Alfredo Cruz, “Design of a Computer Security Teaching and Research Laboratory”, Submitted for presentation, SIGCSE 2012. Raleigh, North Carolina, February 29-March 3, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Sandra Bonilla “Creating a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for Information Assurance and Security Academic Programs and Certificates”, 3rd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2012. Orlando Florida, March 25-28, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Jeff Duffany, “Development of a Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Forensics” LACCEI 2012, Panama, SA, July 23-27.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Sandra Bonilla, “Experience Learned in obtaining the CNSS IA Course Certification and the CAE/IAE designation at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico” LACCEI 2012, Panama, SA, July 23-27, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Jan Flores, “Information Prioritizing: Ranking Transactions to Detect Anomalies”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Steven Nieves “Finding Patterns of Terrorist Groups in Iraq: A knowledge Discovery Analysis”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.
  • Oscar Pérez, Alfredo Cruz, “Evolutionary SAT Solver (ESS)”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.
Angel Gonzalez-Lizardo, Ph.D.
 / Professor

Angel Gonzalez-Lizardo, Ph.D.
/ Professor

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Zulia, Maracáibo, Venezuela.

Phone: x-322 | E-mail address:agonzalez@pupr.edu

His research interests include Plasma Physics, noise in Single Langmuir Probe IV characteristic, FPGA processor for plasma diagnostics, Affinity Research Groups Methodology, Human Machine Interfaces, Plasma Diagnostics, Automation and control systems, plasma nitriding, Interdisciplinary Research, and avionics usability.

Recent Publications:

  • Plasma Physics Experience for High-School Students at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Angel González-Lizardo, Claudia Talavera, Ernesto Ullóa, and Ramón Rivera-Varona. VIII International Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Congress. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2012.
  • Plasma Physics Experience for High-School Students at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Claudia Talavera, Ramón Rivera-Varona, Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Franklyn Colmenares and Angel González-Lizardo. LAWPP 2011, Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, November 20-25, 2011, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Digital Filtering vs. Polynomial Fitting on Single Langmuir Probe IV Characteristic. Edgardo Bayó, Norman Fabre, Edbertho Leal-Quirós and Angel González-Lizardo. LAWPP 2011, Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, November 20-25, 2011, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Adaptive Embedded Digital System for Plasma Diagnostics Angel González-Lizardo Ph.D., Othoniel Rodríguez, Ph.D., Osvaldo Mangual, Eduardo Ponce, and Xavier Vélez. 15th International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2010)& 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP 2010). Santiago, Chile. August 8-13, 2010.
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Plasma Diagnostics in PUPR-MC Plasma Machine with Web Capabilities A González-Lizardo, C Serrano-Salvát, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, June 2009.
  • Automation and control system for the PUPR Mirror/Cusp plasma machine. O Molina, E Morales, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Mass spectrometric study of various coated targets utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp plasma machine for the NASA Solar Probe space mission. G Lleonart-Davila, J Gaudier, R Rivera, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Automatic measurements of plasma parameters in the PUPR mirror and cusp plasma machine. S Sanchez, F Colmenares, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Surface hardening utilizing high-density plasma nitriding on stainless steel alloys. G Lleonart-Davila, J Gaudier, R Rivera, D Leal, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico’s plasma machine cooling system. D Leal-Escalante, F Colmenares, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Plasma Diagnostics in PUPR-MC Plasma Machine with Web Capabilities. Angel González-Lizardo. 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Austin TX, June, 2009 .
  • Interdisciplinary Research for Engineering Skills Development. Angel González-Lizardo. Acta Universitaria, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, August 2008.
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Electrostatic Probes in PUPR M/C Plasma Machine with a User Friendly & Web Interface. XX Congress of Engineering and Land Surveying (COINAR). San Juan, PR. February 2008.
  • Automation and Control System for the Operation of the PUPR-M/C Plasma Machine. Omar Molina, Efrain Morales, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal- Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Surface Hardening Utilizing High Density Plasma Nitriding on Stainless Steel Alloys. Ramon Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, David Leal, Jorge Gaudier, Dr. Angel González-Lizardo, Dr. Edbertho Leal-Quirós. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Mass Spectrometric Study of Various Coated Targets Utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp Plasma Machine for NASA Solar Probe Space Mission. Giovanni Lleonart-Davila, Jorge Gaudier, Ramon Rivera, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D., and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Automatic Measurements of Plasma Parameters in the PUPR Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine. Samuel Sanchez, Franklyn Colmenares, Angel Gonztalez-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Plasma Machine Cooling System. David Leal-Escalante, Franklyn Colmenares, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • A Novel Development for Parallel Cyclic Convolution: The Super Block Pseudocirculant Matrix. Marvi Teixeira, Y. Ivan Rod’ríguez, and Angel González. 2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium. May 2 2007, Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ, USA. (Accepted for publication).
  • Implementing a Vector RLS Smart Antenna Beamformer Using System Generator. V. Zaharov, PhD,A. González, PhD, J. Acosta M. Teixeira, PhD. International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing. San Juan PR, Feb. 2007.
  • Mass Spectrometric Study of Various Coated Targets Utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp Plasma Machine for NASA Solar Probe Space Mission. Giovanni Lleonart-Davila, Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Angel González, Jorge Gaudier and Ramón Rivera. First Prize Poster at The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC). Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • Plasma Gas Identification Using the Single Langmuir Probe Samuel Sánchez, Jorge R. Gaudier, Angel González, Ramón Rivera, Franklin Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, Miguel A. Carrera, Omar Molina and Edbertho Leal-Quirós. The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC) at Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • High Density Plasma Nitriding on Stainless Steel Alloys at PUPR-MC PLASMA MACHINE Ramon Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, David Leal, Jorge Gaudier, Dr. Angel González, Dr. Gilmer Burgos, Dr. Edbertho Leal. The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC) at Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • FPGA Based Control Scheme for Active Power Filter. J. Acosta, A. González, and Z. Martinez. 2006 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition, Caracas, Venezuela, August 2006.
  • Determination Of Plasma Parameters In The PUPR Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine Via Electrostatic Probe Methods. Ryan M. Meyer, Miguel A. Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, David Leal, Ramon Rivera, Dr. Angel González, and Dr. Edbertho Leal-Quirós. XI Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics, Mexico City, 5-9 December 2005.
  • Identification of Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECR) Surfaces in the UPPR – Plasma Device Operating in the Cusp and Mirror Mode David Leal Escalante and Franklyn Colmenares, Angel González and Edbertho Leal-Quirós. Second Exhibition of Scientific Research Posters and Capstone Design by PUPR Students and Faculty, Polytechnic University, San Juan PR. November 2005.
  • Adaptive Control Scheme for Plants with Time Varying Structure Using On-line Parameter Estimation Angel González and Raúl Ordóñez. 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 2005, Seville, Spain, December, 2005.
  • Nonlinear Adaptive Control Scheme Using On-Line Approximation. PhD Dissertation. University of Dayton. Dayton OH, December 2003.
  • Toward Flexibility of Workflow Management Systems Based on Task Requirement Classification. The 2nd International Conference on Information Systems and Engineering (ISE 2002). Simulation Series, Vol. 34,2, pp 210-219. San Diego, CA. June 2002.
  • Study of the Signal Provided by a Lightning Direction Finder, Technical Paper, VIII Congreso de Ingeniería, Agrimensura, y Ramas Afines, CONAIR, Abril 1996. San Juan, PR.
  • Study of the signal provided by a Lightning Direction Finder. MSEE Thesis. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez PR, 1994.
  • Establishment of a Lightning Direction Finder Network (Poster Section) Industrial Affiliates Program Annual Meeting. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez PR. April, 1994.
Luis Vicente, Ph.D. 
/ Associate Professor

Luis Vicente, Ph.D.
/ Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Missouri-Columbia, MI, 2009
  • M.S.E.E. Florida International University, 1996
  • B.S. Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1990.

Phone: x-344 | E-mail address: lvicente@pupr.edu

His research interests include beamforming, array processing, statistical signal processing, adaptive filters, and High Performance Computing on Signal processing. As a graduate thesis advisor, he already graduated seven students and currently he is advising four graduate and two undergraduate students in the digital signal processing area, high performance computing and parallel processing.

Recent Publications:

  • Osvaldo Mangual, Luis M. Vicente, “Harmonizer Digital Effect Using High Performance Computing” in Supercomputer Conference, SC11, Seattle, Wa, Nov 2011.
  • Jose Albandoz, Luis M. Vicente, “Step by Step Procedure for the Build-bout of the Little Fe Mini Cluster” in Supercomputer Symposium, Norman, OK, Oct 2011.
  • Angel A. Lebrón, Luis M. Vicente, “Analysis of Different Robust Methods for Linear Array Beamforming” in Proc. CAHSI 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2011.
  • Karlos E. Collazo Ortiz, Luis M. Vicente, “An Improved 2D DFT Parallel Algorithm Using Kronecker Product” in Proc. CAHSI 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2011.
  • K. C. Ho and L. M. Vicente, “Sensor allocation for source localization with decoupled range and bearing estimation”, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., Dec. 2008
  • Y. Li, L. Vicente, K. C. Ho, C. Khan, Daniel P. K. Lun, and Y. H. Leung, ”A study of partially adaptive concentric ring array,” J. Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Springer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 733–748, Jan. 2008.
  • L. M. Vicente and K. C. Ho, ”Optimizing the Performance of the Partial Adaptive Concentric Ring Array in the Presence of Prior Knowledge,” in Proc. IEEE SAM, Darmstadt, Germany, July. 2008
  • Vicente L.M. and Ho, K. C., “Combined Beamspace and Element Space Technique for Partial Adaptive Concentric Ring Array”. EUSIPCO.07, Poznan, Poland, Sept. 3-7, 2007.
Marvi Teixeira, Ph.D. / Professor

Marvi Teixeira, Ph.D. / Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999
  • M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994
  • B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1989.

Phone: x-353 | E-mail address: mteixeir@pupr.edu

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Journal Articles:

  • Teixeira, M., and Y.I. Rodriguez, “Parallel cyclic convolution based on recursive formulations of block pseudocirculant matrices”. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , Vol. 56, No. 7, July 2008.
  • Zaharov, V. and M. Teixeira. MVDR Beamformer Implementation for Large Antenna Array and Small Sample Size. IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems. Vol 55, No. 10, Nov. 2008.
  • Teixeira, M., Warn-Varnas, A., Apel, J., and Hawkings, J., Observational and analytical studies of internal solitary waves in the Yellow Sea. Journal of Coastal Research, November 2006.
  • Teixeira, M., and D. Rodriguez, A class of fast cyclic convolution algorithms based on block pseudocirculants. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 5 (2), p 92, 1995.

Book Chapters:

  • Teixeira, M and V. Zaharov, Chapter on “Digital Transmission”. The Handbook of Computer Networks, Edited by Hosseing Bigdoli, John Wiley, July-2007.

Conference Papers:

  • Teixeira, M., O. Mangual, R. Lopez and F. Nevarez. “Improving Accuracy in FFT-based Cyclic Convolution”. Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Columbus, Ohio, August 2013.
  • Teixeira, M., “ An Operator Based Approach to Unfold Data Flow Graphs of Cyclic and Non-Cyclic Shifts”. Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Midwest International Symposium on Circuit and Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 2008.
  • Marvi Teixeira and Yamil Rodriguez; “A New Development for Cyclic Convolution: The Super Block Pseudocirculant Matrix”. 2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, May 2007.
  • De Jesús, M., M. Teixeira, L. Vicente, Y. Rodriguez, “Nonuniform Discrete Short Time Fourier Transform. A Goertzel Filter Bank versus a FIR Filtering View Approach”. 49th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Signal and Systems. San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2006.
  • Teixeira, M., and D. Rodriguez. “A new method mathematically links fast Fourier transform algorithm with a fast cyclic convolution algorithm”. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Lafayette, Lousiana, August 1994.
Viktor Zaharov, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

Viktor Zaharov, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, 1993
  • M.S.E.E., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1983
  • B.S.E.E, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1982

Phone: x-354 | E-mail address: vzaharov@pupr.edu

Research Interests:

  • Signal processing and applied mathematics.
  • Digital, Mobile, Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems.
  • Signal processing in communications.
  • Smart Antenna and its Application for Wireless Communications and Radar.
  • MIMO, OFDMA.
  • Wireless networks.
  • Wireless Standards: GSM, IS-95, UMTS, IMT-2000, IEEE802.11, IEEE 802.16.
  • Array processing.
  • Wavelets Transform and its Applications.
  • Spectral and Time Series Analysis.
  • Antennas and Wave Propagation.

Recent Publications:

Books:

Journal papers:

Conference Proceedings:

  • Viktor Zaharov, Angel Lambertt, and Olena Polyanska, Stream Collision Management in MIMO Ad-Hoc Network Sustaining the Lower Bound of QoS, International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE-12), December 7 – 9, 2012.
  • V. Zaharov and H. Kettani, “Channel Power Allocation Factors Computing in MIMO Wireless Networks with Improved Water Pouring Algorithm,” the 2ndInternational Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2010), pp. 8-12, Singapore, February 2010.
  • V. Zaharov and H. Kettani, “MIMO Ad Hoc Network Performance in the Presence of Co-Channel Interference” the 2nd International Conference on Computer Research and Development (ICCRD 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2010.
  • Viktor Zaharov, and Houssain Kettani, On the Power Allocation of MIMO Channels, ICWN’09 – The 2009 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (July 13-16, 2009)
  • Volodimir V. Moroz, Viktor V. Zaharov, Temporal Video Sequence Interpolation Based on Motion Compensation in Wavelet Domain, IPCV’09 – The 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (July 13-16, 2009)
  • Zaharov V.V. “Smart antenna Beamforming algorithm for mobile communications with high speed moving sources”, in Proc. IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, 22-24 January, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
  • Zaharov V.V., Kokhanov A.B.,Performance Analysis of Angle Modulated MQAM Transmission Techniques, in Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 5 -7 Feb. 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Viktor Zaharov, Angel Gonzales, James Acosta and Marvi Teixeira, Implementing a Vector RLS Smart Antenna Beamformer with Xilinx System Generator, in Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 5 -7 Feb. 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Department Personnel

Faculty


ALBANDOZ SOTO, JOSE R. - Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Communications/DSP; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Candidate); B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jalbandoz@pupr.edu

BARETTY HUERTAS, ALFONSO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2006. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: abaretty@pupr.edu

CABRERA SANTIAGO, CÉSAR- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2003. Phone: x-617 E-mail address: ccabrera@pupr.edu

CARRIÓN ABRIL, RICARDO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: rcarrion@pupr.edu

CASTRO PLANADEBALL, JORGE R. - Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; Juris Doctor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (Law School), 2010; B.S.Cp.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2004. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jocastro@pupr.edu

CRUZ TRIANA, ALFREDO - Professor; Computer Science; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2002; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992; B.S. Math and Computer Science, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; B.E.T. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; A.A.S., Electrical Engineering, Fayetteville Technical Institute, North Carolina, 1982. Phone: x-316, 636 E-mail address: alcruz@pupr.edu

DE LA CRUZ ECHEANDÍA, JOSÉ R. – Lecturer I; Computer Engineering; M.E.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Candidate; B.S.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2013; BS General Science, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1987. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jdelacruz@pupr.edu

DE LA ROSA MALDONADO, ISMAEL – Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Communications/DSP/Controls; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2004. Phone: x-274 E-mail address: idelarosa@pupr.edu

DE LA TORRE-UGARTE OTINIANIO, CARLOS - Lecturer I; Computer Engineering; M.E.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1997. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: cdelatorre@pupr.edu

DELGADO LOPEZ, ALBITH R. – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering, Entertainment Technology; Master’s in Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Australia Campuses, 2007; B.S.Cp.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2005. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: aldelgado@pupr.edu

DÍAZ MONTAÑEZ, MELISSA – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M. Project Management, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2012; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: mdiaz@pupr.edu

GARCÍA PÉREZ, JOSÉ- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2002. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jogarcia@pupr.edu

GÉIGEL MENDEZ, ARTURO - Associate Professor; Computer Science/Computer Security; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, (Candidate); M.S.C.S., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2009; B.S., Regents College, New York, 1997. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: ageigel@pupr.edu

GONZÁLEZ CASTRO, ANGEL R. – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: angonzalez@pupr.edu

GONZALEZ LIZARDO, ANGEL - Associate Professor; Computer Engineering; Director, Plasma Engineering Laboratory and Sponsored Research Office; Ph.D. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2003; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1984. Phone: x-322 E-mail address: agonzalez@pupr.edu

HERNÁNDEZ DE LUNA, JULIO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1991. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jhernandez@pupr.edu

LÓPEZ BONILLA, ROMÁN E. – Professor; Electrical Engineering; Digital Systems; Ph.D., University of Bradford, England, 1990; M.S., Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada BC, México, 1981; B.S.E.E., Universidad de Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico, 1977. Phone: x-315 E-mail address: rolopez@pupr.edu

LÓPEZ CRUZ, WENCESLAO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1983; B.S.M.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1982. Phone: x-380 E-mail address: wlopez@pupr.edu

MARINI VÁZQUEZ, LARRY W. - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 1997; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1996. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: lmarini@pupr.edu

MARRERO RAMOS, JULIO - Lecturer III; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1969; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1966. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jmarrero@pupr.edu

MARTÍNEZ RIVERA, ZENÓN R. - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electronics; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, Republic of El Salvador, 1987. Phone: x-359 E-mail address: rmartine@pupr.edu

MATOS ACOSTA, RICARDO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: rmatos@pupr.edu

MEDINA DELGADO, JOSE R. - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering, Operating Systems; MEngCpE, Polytechnic University of PR, Puerto Rico, 2013; B.S.E.E, Polytechnic University of PR, 1996. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico Phone: x-340 E-Mail address: jmedina@pupr.edu

MORALES COLÓN, ASDRUBAL – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 1993; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992; B.S. Electronic Technology, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Technological University College, 1987. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-369 E-mail address: amorales@pupr.edu

MORALES MORALES, LEANDRO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2006; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1997; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1990. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-468 E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

MULERO FLORES, EUGENIO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1994; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1962. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: emulero@pupr.edu

NEVÁREZ AYALA, FÉLIX - Associate Professor; Computer Engineering; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992; B.S. Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1989. Phone: x-491 E-mail address: fnevarez@pupr.edu

ORTIZ ORTIZ, LUIS A. - Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997; B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1992. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: lortiz@pupr.edu

ORTIZ QUIÑONEZ, CARLOS R. - Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electromagnetics; Ph.D., University of Dayton, Ohio, 1994; M.S.E.E., University of Dayton, Ohio, 1990; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1986. Phone: x-371 E-mail address: cortiz@pupr.edu

PAREDES MAISONET, EFRAN - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: eparedes@pupr.edu

PARES ATILES, EDISON- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1979; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1966. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: epares@pupr.edu

PARRILLA RODRIGUEZ, ZHARADEEN - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power Electronics; M.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 2004; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2002. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: zparrilla@pupr.edu

PAULINO SUSTACHE, JOSEAN- Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2012; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010; B.S. Physics Applied to Electronics, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, 2007. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jpaulino@pupr.edu

REYES AVILÉS, NELSON – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008; B.S.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: nreyes@pupr.edu

RIERA AYALA, GUILLERMO M. – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; Ph.D. George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2000; M.S.E.E., George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1996; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: griera@pupr.edu

RIOLLANO HERNÁNDEZ, JOSÉ D. - Professor; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1986; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1983. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-410 E-mail address: jriollan@pupr.edu

RODRÍGUEZ JÍMENEZ, OTHONIEL – Department Head, Professor; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2003; M.S.E.E.&C.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, 1978; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1975. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-370 E-mail address: orodrigu@pupr.edu

SÁNCHEZ NUÑEZ, JESUS - Lecturer I; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Communications; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1990. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. IEEE Member, NSPE Member. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jsanchez@pupr.edu

TALAVERA BALBUENA, CLAUDIA – Associate Professor; Math and Computer Science; M.C.S. (Candidate) C.G.G.T., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico; M.S. Math, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1998; B.S. Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México, 1992. Phone: x-368 E-mail address: ctalavera@pupr.edu

TALLAJ ALMANZAR, BLANCA – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Computer Software; M.S.I.E, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.C.S.E., Pontificia Univ. Católica Madre y Maestra, 1989. Phone: x-378 E-mail address: bltallaj@pupr.edu

TEIXEIRA ABARNO, MARVI - Professor; Electrical Engineering and Physical Oceanography; Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1989. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico Phone: x-353 E-mail address: mteixeir@pupr.edu

TORRES VÉLEZ, WILFREDO – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-420 E-mail address: wtorres@pupr.edu

VICENTE LÓPEZ, LUIS M. - Associate Professor: Electrical Engineering; Communications; Ph.D. Missouri-Columbia, MI, 2009; M.S.E.E., Florida International University, 1996; B.S. Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1990. Phone: x-344 E-mail address: lvicente@pupr.edu

VILLALOBOS RIVERA, ANDRÉS - Lecturer l; Electrical Engineering; Power; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1981. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: avillalobos@pupr.edu

ZAHAROV VASILEVICH, VIKTOR – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; Ph.D., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, 1993; M.S.E.E., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1983; B.S.E.E, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1982. Phone: x-354 E-mail address: vzaharov@pupr.edu

Administrative


LOURDES I. RODRÍGUEZ Academic Secretary II (787) 622-8000 extension 340
Office number: L-309 / Schedule: Mondays thru Thursdays 10:00am – 6:30pm, Fridays 8:30am-3:00PM
luorodri@pupr.edu

ORLANDO MAISONAVE Electronics Repair and Configuration Technician (787) 622-8000 Ext. 319 omaisonave@pupr.edu

Contact

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science is located at
Room L-309, Laboratories Building, San Juan Campus


The office hours are:
Mondays thru Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Fridays: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

PUPR San Juan Campus Phone: (787) 622-8000, extension 340



You can contact:

Department Secretary

Lourdes Rodriguez
Phone: x-340
E-mail: luorodri@pupr.edu


Department Head

Dr. Othoniel Rodriguez
Phone: x-370
E-mail: orodrigu@pupr.edu


Associate Heads

Dr. Alfredo Cruz (Graduate Students) Phone: x-316, 636
E-mail: alcruz@pupr.edu

Dr. Luis Vicente (Undergraduate Students) Phone: x-344
E-mail: lvicente@pupr.edu


Academic Programs Coordinator

Prof. José Riollano Phone: x-410
E-mail: jriollan@pupr.edu


Send a message to the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

Director’s Message

ececsOthoniel

In the new global markets where technology dictates the pace of the economy those who prepare themselves in areas such as electrical and computer engineering and computer science are extremely well positioned to succeed. PUPR is intent in offering our students an incomparable bilingual hands-on and theoretical formation. Our Department offers fully accredited programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. By enrolling into one of these programs you will be making a lifelong investment in your future. Through these careers you will also have unique opportunities for helping solve many societal problems through the educated ingenuity and creativity that characterizes well-trained engineers and computer scientists.

As a student in one of the largest Departments within our Engineering School, you will join over 1,100 undergraduate peers distributed among the three programs. Our size allows us to offer all of our required courses on every term, i.e. for three times a year. This full course offering, combined with an extended schedule than runs from 8:00 AM to 10:30PM, provides our students with enormous flexibility for choosing and enrolling into their preferred courses without incurring in any delays due to course or schedule limitations.

Our students are served by 25 full-time faculty members, many of whom are practicing professionals or have held professional positions in industry as practicing engineers or software developers, and who bring this real-life experience into the classroom. This experience-based pedagogy is further enhanced by 20 part-time faculty members comprised mostly of practicing professionals in engineering and computing. In addition, more than half of our full-time faculty hold Doctoral degrees and are highly qualified to conduct advanced research in their fields of expertise. These faculty members currently hold grants and conduct research in Digital Signal Processing, Information Assurance, Data Security, and other areas of interest. Our focus on teaching, research, and practice enables our students to graduate with a set of skills which are in high demand in the local, regional, and global job market. In fact many receive job offers before graduation.

Students enrolled in any of our undergraduate programs can also benefit from the respective combined Bachelor-Master program, where the student can register on up to 12 graduate-level credits from any departmental Master-level course in substitution of their undergraduate electives. Students enrolled in the combined BS-MS program can complete their Master degree in only one additional year.

Every summer term, many of our students conduct internships at universities and research laboratories in the USA and around the world. These enriching experiences also prepare them for pursuing graduate degrees and for future jobs.

The Electrical and the Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which qualifies our students for many scholarships and recognitions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please contact us directly if you cannot find the information you need in this Website.

Our main goal is to help you be successful through an education of excellence. We look forward to personally welcoming you into our department.

Dr. Othoniel Rodríguez Jiménez, P.E.
Department Head
(787) 622-8000 ext. 370
orodrigu@pupr.edu

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Prospective Students

Career Description

Electrical Engineering

Our society is increasingly dependent on the generation and distribution of energy in the form of electricity, and continues to develop at an accelerated pace electronic communication devices and computers designed to capture, create, process, transform, and distribute information. Electrical Engineering is one of the disciplines supporting the development and operation of this key infrastructure. It has evolved from the study of fundamental electrical principles to encompass sophisticated communication and computation techniques.

 

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a rapidly changing field that covers a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation and programming of computers and digital systems. Computer engineers develop integrated hardware and software systems and apply these to the creative solution of problems in government and business. These solutions are key enablers to our economic development and social welfare. A sample of the range of solutions created by Computer Engineers include: industrial and military control systems, database management systems, health care information systems, networked systems, end-user embedded computer controlled products, and computer-aided design tools to automate and leverage human performance in many other disciplines.

 

Computer Science

Today, the field of computer science is one of the most popular academic disciplines in universities across the nation. Computer Scientists build computer-aided design tools, manage information technology enterprises, build business information systems (including banking and automotive systems), build healthcare information systems, design and support networks such as wide area networks and cellular telephony, and design end-user embedded computer-controlled products and systems such as smart cards and vision recognition systems.

 

Associate Degree of Engineering in Software Development

Computer Software Development is a rapidly changing field that spans a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation, and programming of computers and digital systems. Software developers apply creative solutions to problems in government, telecommunications, entertainment and other businesses. These solutions are key enablers to global economic development and social welfare. These professionals are dedicated to automating processes that can leverage human performance in many disciplines.

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Mentoring

Prof. Julio Hernández
Office: L-352 Ext. 472
E-mail address: jhernandez@pupr.edu

Prof. Wilfredo Torres
Ext. 420
E-mail address: wtorres@pupr.edu

Prof. Blanca Tallaj
Office: L-309
Ext. 378
E-mail address: bltallaj@pupr.edu

Prof. José Riollano
Office: L-350
Ext. 410
E-mail address: jriollan@pupr.edu

Prof. Leandro Morales
Office: M-204
Ext. 468
E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

Prof. Luis Ortíz
Office: L-309
Ext. 472
E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

Prof. Claudia Talavera
Office: M-206
Ext. 368
E-mail address: ctalavera@pupr.edu

Prof. Guillermo Riera
Office: L-351
Ext. 372
E-mail address: griera@pupr.edu

Organization

Students enrolled in the department may become members of the following professional and student organization:

  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) – is the world’s first educational and scientific computing society. Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide.
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Junta directiva IEEE PUPR 2013 – 2014:

  • Rolando Cruz – Presidente, rolandocruzalvarez@gmail.com
  • Marcela González – Vicepresidente, marcela.gonzalez.cantini@gmail.com
  • José R. Nazario – Vice Presidente de Operaciones
  • Jesús Cordero – Tesorero
  • Angel Ramirez – Secretario
  • Moisés Cardona – Webmaster
  • Prof. Ing. César Cabrera – Mentor

Events

  • COINAR – CIAPR COMPETENCIA ING
  • HACKATON
  • APPIDOL

Links

Office of Guidance and Counseling
Career and Internship Services Program
My Poly
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Programs

Electrical Engineering

Our society is increasingly dependent on the generation and distribution of energy in the form of electricity, and continues to develop at an accelerated pace electronic communication devices and computers designed to capture, create, process, transform, and distribute information. Electrical Engineering is one of the disciplines supporting the development and operation of this key infrastructure. It has evolved from the study of fundamental electrical principles to encompass sophisticated communication and computation techniques.

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Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a rapidly changing field that covers a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation and programming of computers and digital systems. Computer engineers develop integrated hardware and software systems and apply these to the creative solution of problems in government and business. These solutions are key enablers to our economic development and social welfare. A sample of the range of solutions created by Computer Engineers include: industrial and military control systems, database management systems, health care information systems, networked systems, end-user embedded computer controlled products, and computer-aided design tools to automate and leverage human performance in many other disciplines.

Learn More
Watch Introductory Video

 

Computer Science

Today, the field of computer science is one of the most popular academic disciplines in universities across the nation. Computer Scientists build computer-aided design tools, manage information technology enterprises, build business information systems (including banking and automotive systems), build healthcare information systems, design and support networks such as wide area networks and cellular telephony, and design end-user embedded computer-controlled products and systems such as smart cards and vision recognition systems.

Learn More
Watch Introductory Video

 

Associate Degree of Engineering in Software Development

Computer Software Development is a rapidly changing field that spans a wide range of topics concerned with the design, implementation, and programming of computers and digital systems. Software developers apply creative solutions to problems in government, telecommunications, entertainment and other businesses. These solutions are key enablers to global economic development and social welfare. These professionals are dedicated to automating processes that can leverage human performance in many disciplines.

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Research

Alfredo Cruz, Ph.D. / Professor

Alfredo Cruz, Ph.D. / Professor

  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992
  • B.S. Math and Computer Science, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984

Phone: x-316, 636 | E-mail address: alcruz@pupr.edu

Dr. Alfredo Cruz holds two PhD degrees, and is a participant in prior NSF-CISE, NSF-MRI, and NSF-REU projects. His first doctoral dissertation is in the area of “Parallel Processing” and his second dissertation is in the area of “Evolutionary Computing for VLSI Testing”. Dr. Cruz has been working with graduate students in projects related to IA. He has co-authored various papers on Computer Security with students. Dr. Cruz is the Director and founder of the Center for Information Assurance for Research and Education (CIARE) and is responsible for the CAE/IAE designation. He is a full-professor and Associate Director of the MS CS and MS CpE graduate programs. Areas of research and teaching interests include: Parallel Processing, Fault Tolerant Computing, Expert Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Database Security and Auditing, Management of Information Security, Introduction to Information Security, and IT Auditing and Secure Operations.

Recent Publications:

  • Jeffrey Duffany, Alfredo Cruz, “Design of a Computer Security Teaching and Research Laboratory”, Submitted for presentation, SIGCSE 2012. Raleigh, North Carolina, February 29-March 3, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Sandra Bonilla “Creating a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for Information Assurance and Security Academic Programs and Certificates”, 3rd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2012. Orlando Florida, March 25-28, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Jeff Duffany, “Development of a Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Forensics” LACCEI 2012, Panama, SA, July 23-27.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Sandra Bonilla, “Experience Learned in obtaining the CNSS IA Course Certification and the CAE/IAE designation at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico” LACCEI 2012, Panama, SA, July 23-27, 2012.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Jan Flores, “Information Prioritizing: Ranking Transactions to Detect Anomalies”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.
  • Alfredo Cruz, Steven Nieves “Finding Patterns of Terrorist Groups in Iraq: A knowledge Discovery Analysis”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.
  • Oscar Pérez, Alfredo Cruz, “Evolutionary SAT Solver (ESS)”, LACCEI-2011, Colombia, SA, August, 2011.

Angel Gonzalez-Lizardo, Ph.D. / Professor

Angel Gonzalez-Lizardo, Ph.D. / Professor

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Zulia, Maracáibo, Venezuela.

Phone: x-322 | E-mail address:agonzalez@pupr.edu

His research interests include Plasma Physics, noise in Single Langmuir Probe IV characteristic, FPGA processor for plasma diagnostics, Affinity Research Groups Methodology, Human Machine Interfaces, Plasma Diagnostics, Automation and control systems, plasma nitriding, Interdisciplinary Research, and avionics usability.

Recent Publications:

  • Plasma Physics Experience for High-School Students at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Angel González-Lizardo, Claudia Talavera, Ernesto Ullóa, and Ramón Rivera-Varona. VIII International Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Congress. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2012.
  • Plasma Physics Experience for High-School Students at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Claudia Talavera, Ramón Rivera-Varona, Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Franklyn Colmenares and Angel González-Lizardo. LAWPP 2011, Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, November 20-25, 2011, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Digital Filtering vs. Polynomial Fitting on Single Langmuir Probe IV Characteristic. Edgardo Bayó, Norman Fabre, Edbertho Leal-Quirós and Angel González-Lizardo. LAWPP 2011, Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, November 20-25, 2011, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Adaptive Embedded Digital System for Plasma Diagnostics Angel González-Lizardo Ph.D., Othoniel Rodríguez, Ph.D., Osvaldo Mangual, Eduardo Ponce, and Xavier Vélez. 15th International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2010)& 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP 2010). Santiago, Chile. August 8-13, 2010.
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Plasma Diagnostics in PUPR-MC Plasma Machine with Web Capabilities A González-Lizardo, C Serrano-Salvát, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, June 2009.
  • Automation and control system for the PUPR Mirror/Cusp plasma machine. O Molina, E Morales, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Mass spectrometric study of various coated targets utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp plasma machine for the NASA Solar Probe space mission. G Lleonart-Davila, J Gaudier, R Rivera, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Automatic measurements of plasma parameters in the PUPR mirror and cusp plasma machine. S Sanchez, F Colmenares, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Surface hardening utilizing high-density plasma nitriding on stainless steel alloys. G Lleonart-Davila, J Gaudier, R Rivera, D Leal, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico’s plasma machine cooling system. D Leal-Escalante, F Colmenares, A González-Lizardo and E Leal-Quirós. Phys. Scr. T131 (October 2008)
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Plasma Diagnostics in PUPR-MC Plasma Machine with Web Capabilities. Angel González-Lizardo. 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Austin TX, June, 2009 .
  • Interdisciplinary Research for Engineering Skills Development. Angel González-Lizardo. Acta Universitaria, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, August 2008.
  • Automated Data Acquisition and Data Analysis for Electrostatic Probes in PUPR M/C Plasma Machine with a User Friendly & Web Interface. XX Congress of Engineering and Land Surveying (COINAR). San Juan, PR. February 2008.
  • Automation and Control System for the Operation of the PUPR-M/C Plasma Machine. Omar Molina, Efrain Morales, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal- Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Surface Hardening Utilizing High Density Plasma Nitriding on Stainless Steel Alloys. Ramon Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, David Leal, Jorge Gaudier, Dr. Angel González-Lizardo, Dr. Edbertho Leal-Quirós. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Mass Spectrometric Study of Various Coated Targets Utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp Plasma Machine for NASA Solar Probe Space Mission. Giovanni Lleonart-Davila, Jorge Gaudier, Ramon Rivera, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D., and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Automatic Measurements of Plasma Parameters in the PUPR Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine. Samuel Sanchez, Franklyn Colmenares, Angel Gonztalez-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Plasma Machine Cooling System. David Leal-Escalante, Franklyn Colmenares, Angel González-Lizardo, Ph.D. and Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Ph.D. XII Latin American Workshop in Plasma Physics, Caracas, Venezuela, October 2007.
  • A Novel Development for Parallel Cyclic Convolution: The Super Block Pseudocirculant Matrix. Marvi Teixeira, Y. Ivan Rod’ríguez, and Angel González. 2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium. May 2 2007, Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ, USA. (Accepted for publication).
  • Implementing a Vector RLS Smart Antenna Beamformer Using System Generator. V. Zaharov, PhD,A. González, PhD, J. Acosta M. Teixeira, PhD. International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing. San Juan PR, Feb. 2007.
  • Mass Spectrometric Study of Various Coated Targets Utilizing the PUPR Mirror/Cusp Plasma Machine for NASA Solar Probe Space Mission. Giovanni Lleonart-Davila, Edbertho Leal-Quirós, Angel González, Jorge Gaudier and Ramón Rivera. First Prize Poster at The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC). Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • Plasma Gas Identification Using the Single Langmuir Probe Samuel Sánchez, Jorge R. Gaudier, Angel González, Ramón Rivera, Franklin Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, Miguel A. Carrera, Omar Molina and Edbertho Leal-Quirós. The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC) at Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • High Density Plasma Nitriding on Stainless Steel Alloys at PUPR-MC PLASMA MACHINE Ramon Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, Giovanni Lleonart, David Leal, Jorge Gaudier, Dr. Angel González, Dr. Gilmer Burgos, Dr. Edbertho Leal. The 19th annual SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conferences (ETCC) at Philadelphia, PA. October, 2006.
  • FPGA Based Control Scheme for Active Power Filter. J. Acosta, A. González, and Z. Martinez. 2006 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition, Caracas, Venezuela, August 2006.
  • Determination Of Plasma Parameters In The PUPR Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine Via Electrostatic Probe Methods. Ryan M. Meyer, Miguel A. Rivera, Franklyn Colmenares, David Leal, Ramon Rivera, Dr. Angel González, and Dr. Edbertho Leal-Quirós. XI Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics, Mexico City, 5-9 December 2005.
  • Identification of Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECR) Surfaces in the UPPR – Plasma Device Operating in the Cusp and Mirror Mode David Leal Escalante and Franklyn Colmenares, Angel González and Edbertho Leal-Quirós. Second Exhibition of Scientific Research Posters and Capstone Design by PUPR Students and Faculty, Polytechnic University, San Juan PR. November 2005.
  • Adaptive Control Scheme for Plants with Time Varying Structure Using On-line Parameter Estimation Angel González and Raúl Ordóñez. 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 2005, Seville, Spain, December, 2005.
  • Nonlinear Adaptive Control Scheme Using On-Line Approximation. PhD Dissertation. University of Dayton. Dayton OH, December 2003.
  • Toward Flexibility of Workflow Management Systems Based on Task Requirement Classification. The 2nd International Conference on Information Systems and Engineering (ISE 2002). Simulation Series, Vol. 34,2, pp 210-219. San Diego, CA. June 2002.
  • Study of the Signal Provided by a Lightning Direction Finder, Technical Paper, VIII Congreso de Ingeniería, Agrimensura, y Ramas Afines, CONAIR, Abril 1996. San Juan, PR.
  • Study of the signal provided by a Lightning Direction Finder. MSEE Thesis. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez PR, 1994.
  • Establishment of a Lightning Direction Finder Network (Poster Section) Industrial Affiliates Program Annual Meeting. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez PR. April, 1994.

Luis Vicente, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

Luis Vicente, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Missouri-Columbia, MI, 2009
  • M.S.E.E. Florida International University, 1996
  • B.S. Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1990.

Phone: x-344 | E-mail address: lvicente@pupr.edu

His research interests include beamforming, array processing, statistical signal processing, adaptive filters, and High Performance Computing on Signal processing. As a graduate thesis advisor, he already graduated seven students and currently he is advising four graduate and two undergraduate students in the digital signal processing area, high performance computing and parallel processing.

Recent Publications:

  • Osvaldo Mangual, Luis M. Vicente, “Harmonizer Digital Effect Using High Performance Computing” in Supercomputer Conference, SC11, Seattle, Wa, Nov 2011.
  • Jose Albandoz, Luis M. Vicente, “Step by Step Procedure for the Build-bout of the Little Fe Mini Cluster” in Supercomputer Symposium, Norman, OK, Oct 2011.
  • Angel A. Lebrón, Luis M. Vicente, “Analysis of Different Robust Methods for Linear Array Beamforming” in Proc. CAHSI 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2011.
  • Karlos E. Collazo Ortiz, Luis M. Vicente, “An Improved 2D DFT Parallel Algorithm Using Kronecker Product” in Proc. CAHSI 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2011.
  • K. C. Ho and L. M. Vicente, “Sensor allocation for source localization with decoupled range and bearing estimation”, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., Dec. 2008
  • Y. Li, L. Vicente, K. C. Ho, C. Khan, Daniel P. K. Lun, and Y. H. Leung, ”A study of partially adaptive concentric ring array,” J. Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Springer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 733–748, Jan. 2008.
  • L. M. Vicente and K. C. Ho, ”Optimizing the Performance of the Partial Adaptive Concentric Ring Array in the Presence of Prior Knowledge,” in Proc. IEEE SAM, Darmstadt, Germany, July. 2008
  • Vicente L.M. and Ho, K. C., “Combined Beamspace and Element Space Technique for Partial Adaptive Concentric Ring Array”. EUSIPCO.07, Poznan, Poland, Sept. 3-7, 2007.

Marvi Teixeira, Ph.D. / Professor

Marvi Teixeira, Ph.D. / Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999
  • M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994
  • B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1989.

Phone: x-353 | E-mail address: mteixeir@pupr.edu

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Journal Articles:

  • Teixeira, M., and Y.I. Rodriguez, “Parallel cyclic convolution based on recursive formulations of block pseudocirculant matrices”. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , Vol. 56, No. 7, July 2008.
  • Zaharov, V. and M. Teixeira. MVDR Beamformer Implementation for Large Antenna Array and Small Sample Size. IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems. Vol 55, No. 10, Nov. 2008.
  • Teixeira, M., Warn-Varnas, A., Apel, J., and Hawkings, J., Observational and analytical studies of internal solitary waves in the Yellow Sea. Journal of Coastal Research, November 2006.
  • Teixeira, M., and D. Rodriguez, A class of fast cyclic convolution algorithms based on block pseudocirculants. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 5 (2), p 92, 1995.

Book Chapters:

  • Teixeira, M and V. Zaharov, Chapter on “Digital Transmission”. The Handbook of Computer Networks, Edited by Hosseing Bigdoli, John Wiley, July-2007.

Conference Papers:

  • Teixeira, M., O. Mangual, R. Lopez and F. Nevarez. “Improving Accuracy in FFT-based Cyclic Convolution”. Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Columbus, Ohio, August 2013.
  • Teixeira, M., “ An Operator Based Approach to Unfold Data Flow Graphs of Cyclic and Non-Cyclic Shifts”. Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Midwest International Symposium on Circuit and Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 2008.
  • Marvi Teixeira and Yamil Rodriguez; “A New Development for Cyclic Convolution: The Super Block Pseudocirculant Matrix”. 2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, May 2007.
  • De Jesús, M., M. Teixeira, L. Vicente, Y. Rodriguez, “Nonuniform Discrete Short Time Fourier Transform. A Goertzel Filter Bank versus a FIR Filtering View Approach”. 49th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Signal and Systems. San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2006.
  • Teixeira, M., and D. Rodriguez. “A new method mathematically links fast Fourier transform algorithm with a fast cyclic convolution algorithm”. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Lafayette, Lousiana, August 1994.

Viktor Zaharov, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

Viktor Zaharov, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, 1993
  • M.S.E.E., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1983
  • B.S.E.E, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1982

Phone: x-354 | E-mail address: vzaharov@pupr.edu

Research Interests:

  • Signal processing and applied mathematics.
  • Digital, Mobile, Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems.
  • Signal processing in communications.
  • Smart Antenna and its Application for Wireless Communications and Radar.
  • MIMO, OFDMA.
  • Wireless networks.
  • Wireless Standards: GSM, IS-95, UMTS, IMT-2000, IEEE802.11, IEEE 802.16.
  • Array processing.
  • Wavelets Transform and its Applications.
  • Spectral and Time Series Analysis.
  • Antennas and Wave Propagation.

Recent Publications:

Books:

Journal papers:

Conference Proceedings:

  • Viktor Zaharov, Angel Lambertt, and Olena Polyanska, Stream Collision Management in MIMO Ad-Hoc Network Sustaining the Lower Bound of QoS, International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE-12), December 7 – 9, 2012.
  • V. Zaharov and H. Kettani, “Channel Power Allocation Factors Computing in MIMO Wireless Networks with Improved Water Pouring Algorithm,” the 2ndInternational Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2010), pp. 8-12, Singapore, February 2010.
  • V. Zaharov and H. Kettani, “MIMO Ad Hoc Network Performance in the Presence of Co-Channel Interference” the 2nd International Conference on Computer Research and Development (ICCRD 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2010.
  • Viktor Zaharov, and Houssain Kettani, On the Power Allocation of MIMO Channels, ICWN’09 – The 2009 International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (July 13-16, 2009)
  • Volodimir V. Moroz, Viktor V. Zaharov, Temporal Video Sequence Interpolation Based on Motion Compensation in Wavelet Domain, IPCV’09 – The 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (July 13-16, 2009)
  • Zaharov V.V. “Smart antenna Beamforming algorithm for mobile communications with high speed moving sources”, in Proc. IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, 22-24 January, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
  • Zaharov V.V., Kokhanov A.B.,Performance Analysis of Angle Modulated MQAM Transmission Techniques, in Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 5 -7 Feb. 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Viktor Zaharov, Angel Gonzales, James Acosta and Marvi Teixeira, Implementing a Vector RLS Smart Antenna Beamformer with Xilinx System Generator, in Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 5 -7 Feb. 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Department Personnel

Faculty

ALBANDOZ SOTO, JOSE R. - Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Communications/DSP; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Candidate); B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jalbandoz@pupr.edu

BARETTY HUERTAS, ALFONSO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2006. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: abaretty@pupr.edu

CABRERA SANTIAGO, CÉSAR- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2003. Phone: x-617 E-mail address: ccabrera@pupr.edu

CARRIÓN ABRIL, RICARDO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: rcarrion@pupr.edu

CASTRO PLANADEBALL, JORGE R. - Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; Juris Doctor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (Law School), 2010; B.S.Cp.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2004. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jocastro@pupr.edu

CRUZ TRIANA, ALFREDO - Professor; Computer Science; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2002; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992; B.S. Math and Computer Science, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; B.E.T. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; A.A.S., Electrical Engineering, Fayetteville Technical Institute, North Carolina, 1982. Phone: x-316, 636 E-mail address: alcruz@pupr.edu

DE LA CRUZ ECHEANDÍA, JOSÉ R. – Lecturer I; Computer Engineering; M.E.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Candidate; B.S.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2013; BS General Science, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1987. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jdelacruz@pupr.edu

DE LA ROSA MALDONADO, ISMAEL – Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Communications/DSP/Controls; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2004. Phone: x-274 E-mail address: idelarosa@pupr.edu

DE LA TORRE-UGARTE OTINIANIO, CARLOS - Lecturer I; Computer Engineering; M.E.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1997. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: cdelatorre@pupr.edu

DELGADO LOPEZ, ALBITH R. – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering, Entertainment Technology; Master’s in Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Australia Campuses, 2007; B.S.Cp.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2005. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: aldelgado@pupr.edu

DÍAZ MONTAÑEZ, MELISSA – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M. Project Management, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2012; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: mdiaz@pupr.edu

GARCÍA PÉREZ, JOSÉ- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2002. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jogarcia@pupr.edu

GÉIGEL MENDEZ, ARTURO - Associate Professor; Computer Science/Computer Security; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, FL, (Candidate); M.S.C.S., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2009; B.S., Regents College, New York, 1997. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: ageigel@pupr.edu

GONZÁLEZ CASTRO, ANGEL R. – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: angonzalez@pupr.edu

GONZALEZ LIZARDO, ANGEL - Associate Professor; Computer Engineering; Director, Plasma Engineering Laboratory and Sponsored Research Office; Ph.D. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2003; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1984. Phone: x-322 E-mail address: agonzalez@pupr.edu

HERNÁNDEZ DE LUNA, JULIO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1991. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jhernandez@pupr.edu

LÓPEZ BONILLA, ROMÁN E. – Professor; Electrical Engineering; Digital Systems; Ph.D., University of Bradford, England, 1990; M.S., Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada BC, México, 1981; B.S.E.E., Universidad de Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico, 1977. Phone: x-315 E-mail address: rolopez@pupr.edu

LÓPEZ CRUZ, WENCESLAO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1983; B.S.M.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1982. Phone: x-380 E-mail address: wlopez@pupr.edu

MARINI VÁZQUEZ, LARRY W. - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 1997; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1996. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: lmarini@pupr.edu

MARRERO RAMOS, JULIO - Lecturer III; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1969; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1966. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jmarrero@pupr.edu

MARTÍNEZ RIVERA, ZENÓN R. - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electronics; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, Republic of El Salvador, 1987. Phone: x-359 E-mail address: rmartine@pupr.edu

MATOS ACOSTA, RICARDO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: rmatos@pupr.edu

MEDINA DELGADO, JOSE R. - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering, Operating Systems; MEngCpE, Polytechnic University of PR, Puerto Rico, 2013; B.S.E.E, Polytechnic University of PR, 1996. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico Phone: x-340 E-Mail address: jmedina@pupr.edu

MORALES COLÓN, ASDRUBAL – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 1993; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992; B.S. Electronic Technology, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Technological University College, 1987. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-369 E-mail address: amorales@pupr.edu

MORALES MORALES, LEANDRO - Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; M.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2006; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1997; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1990. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-468 E-mail address: lmorales@pupr.edu

MULERO FLORES, EUGENIO - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1994; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1962. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: emulero@pupr.edu

NEVÁREZ AYALA, FÉLIX - Associate Professor; Computer Engineering; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992; B.S. Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1989. Phone: x-491 E-mail address: fnevarez@pupr.edu

ORTIZ ORTIZ, LUIS A. - Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997; B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1992. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: lortiz@pupr.edu

ORTIZ QUIÑONEZ, CARLOS R. - Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electromagnetics; Ph.D., University of Dayton, Ohio, 1994; M.S.E.E., University of Dayton, Ohio, 1990; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1986. Phone: x-371 E-mail address: cortiz@pupr.edu

PAREDES MAISONET, EFRAN - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: eparedes@pupr.edu

PARES ATILES, EDISON- Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1979; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1966. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: epares@pupr.edu

PARRILLA RODRIGUEZ, ZHARADEEN - Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering; Power Electronics; M.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 2004; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2002. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: zparrilla@pupr.edu

PAULINO SUSTACHE, JOSEAN- Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2012; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010; B.S. Physics Applied to Electronics, University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, 2007. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: jpaulino@pupr.edu

REYES AVILÉS, NELSON – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008; B.S.Cp.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: nreyes@pupr.edu

RIERA AYALA, GUILLERMO M. – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; Ph.D. George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2000; M.S.E.E., George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1996; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: griera@pupr.edu

RIOLLANO HERNÁNDEZ, JOSÉ D. - Professor; Electrical Engineering; Controls; M.S.E.E., University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1986; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1983. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-410 E-mail address: jriollan@pupr.edu

RODRÍGUEZ JÍMENEZ, OTHONIEL – Department Head, Professor; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2003; M.S.E.E.&C.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, 1978; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1975. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-370 E-mail address: orodrigu@pupr.edu

SÁNCHEZ NUÑEZ, JESUS - Lecturer I; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Communications; M.E.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1990. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. IEEE Member, NSPE Member. Phone: x-472 E-mail address: jsanchez@pupr.edu

TALAVERA BALBUENA, CLAUDIA – Associate Professor; Math and Computer Science; M.C.S. (Candidate) C.G.G.T., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico; M.S. Math, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1998; B.S. Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México, 1992. Phone: x-368 E-mail address: ctalavera@pupr.edu

TALLAJ ALMANZAR, BLANCA – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Computer Software; M.S.I.E, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.C.S.E., Pontificia Univ. Católica Madre y Maestra, 1989. Phone: x-378 E-mail address: bltallaj@pupr.edu

TEIXEIRA ABARNO, MARVI - Professor; Electrical Engineering and Physical Oceanography; Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; M.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1989. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico Phone: x-353 E-mail address: mteixeir@pupr.edu

TORRES VÉLEZ, WILFREDO – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1995; B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-420 E-mail address: wtorres@pupr.edu

VICENTE LÓPEZ, LUIS M. - Associate Professor: Electrical Engineering; Communications; Ph.D. Missouri-Columbia, MI, 2009; M.S.E.E., Florida International University, 1996; B.S. Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1990. Phone: x-344 E-mail address: lvicente@pupr.edu

VILLALOBOS RIVERA, ANDRÉS - Lecturer l; Electrical Engineering; Power; B.S.E.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1981. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340 E-mail address: avillalobos@pupr.edu

ZAHAROV VASILEVICH, VIKTOR – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; Ph.D., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, 1993; M.S.E.E., Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1983; B.S.E.E, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1982. Phone: x-354 E-mail address: vzaharov@pupr.edu

Administrative

LOURDES I. RODRÍGUEZ Academic Secretary II (787) 622-8000 extension 340
Office number: L-309 / Schedule: Mondays thru Thursdays 10:00am – 6:30pm, Fridays 8:30am-3:00PM
luorodri@pupr.edu

ORLANDO MAISONAVE Electronics Repair and Configuration Technician (787) 622-8000 Ext. 319 omaisonave@pupr.edu

Contact

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science is located at Room L-309, Laboratories Building, San Juan Campus.

Office Hours:

Mondays thru Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Fridays: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Phone number: (787) 622-8000, extension 340

You may contact:

Department Secretary
Lourdes Rodriguez
Phone: x-340
E-mail: luorodri@pupr.edu

Department Head
Dr. Othoniel Rodriguez
Phone: x-370
E-mail: orodrigu@pupr.edu

Associate Heads
Dr. Alfredo Cruz (Graduate Students) Phone: x-316, 636
E-mail: alcruz@pupr.edu

Dr. Luis Vicente (Undergraduate Students) Phone: x-344
E-mail: lvicente@pupr.edu

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