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Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

Director’s Message

¡¡Un saludo a todos!!

Estamos en un momento crucial para la historia de la humanidad. Momentos como este permiten cambios y adaptaciones en los seres humanos para superar con éxito los retos que nos presenta el mundo. Vivimos una sociedad tecnológica donde el 5G, la automatización industrial, la remotización del trabajo y la enseñanza son los nuevos pilares de la sociedad a nivel académico. En la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico nos hemos ido adaptando a la nueva realidad de cara a las necesidades sociales y tecnológicas desde hace ya algún tiempo. Al inicio de este año 2020, nos vimos en la necesidad de acelerar, por causas naturales, nuestros servicios en forma remota, los cuales ya teníamos avanzados debido a la visión institucional y corroborada por la realidad vivida en el 2017 (Huracán María).

Las necesidades actuales requieren, aún más que antes, mejores preparaciones académicas del Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras y Ciencias de Computadoras para atemperar la realidad tecnológica mundial. Áreas como telecomunicaciones modernizadas, servicios remotos, seguridad cibernética, virtualización de negocios, sistemas de potencia con generación eco amigable, entre otras.

Nuestra visión atiende todas y cada una de estas áreas de ingeniería y ciencias de cómputo, permitiendo al estudiante una capacitación de cara a las necesidades actuales. Nuestros estudiantes y egresados demuestran con su aceptación en agencias como NSA, NASA, FBI, Homeland Security, Boeing, agencias locales gubernamentales, y muchas empresas privadas en Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos. Las credenciales de nuestra institución en la formación de su disciplina y su desempeño como profesionales.

Nuestro departamento consta de profesores altamente capacitados para atender las siguientes áreas de la Ingeniería y las Ciencias de Cómputo, como: Potencia Eléctrica, Energía Renovable, Controles Automáticos, Procesamiento de Señales Digitales, Comunicaciones Digitales, Algoritmos y Lenguajes, Diseño de Sistemas Digitales, Redes, Arquitectura y Organización Informática, Diseño y Análisis de Algoritmos, Diseño de Interfaz, Base de Datos, y en nuestra nueva área de “Smart Grid Power Systems.” Para los próximos años continuaremos expandiendo nuestros ofrecimientos a otras áreas como: “Data Analytics”, “Data Mining”, Sistemas de Energía Autosostenible, Controles Industriales, y “Machine Learning”.

Nuestros programas de Ingeniería Eléctrica e Ingeniería de Computadoras están acreditados por el Engineering Accreditation Commission de ABET. El programa de Ciencias de Computadoras está acreditado por el Computing Accreditation Commission de ABET.

¡Les damos la bienvenida a nuestro departamento! Estamos para orientarte sobre nuestros ofrecimientos académicos al (787) 622-8000 extensiones 344, 472 y 340.

Cordialmente,

Dr. Luis M. Vicente
Director
E-mail: lvicente@pupr.edu

Prof. Julio A. Hernández
Director Asociado
E-mail: jhernand@pupr.edu

Abet Eng Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABETwww.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.

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

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

Prof. Luis Ortiz
Office: L-309
Ext. 491
E-mail address: lortiz@pupr.edu

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

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

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

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The students enrolled in the department may become members of any of the following organizations:

a. Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering Student Chapter of the board that locally enrolls licensed engineers.

b. IEEE PUPR Student Branch – This is an organization for undergraduates currently enrolled in electrical engineering programs. Branches are organized under the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the world’s largest professional engineering society. E-mail: ieeecouncil@students.pupr.edu Website: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-pupr/

c. Cyber Castors – Is a student organization focused on raising awareness in the field of Cybersecurity among our peers. We do this by hosting workshops on subjects such as: Cryptography, Password Cracking, Reverse Engineering, Linux Command Line, and Bash Scripting, and more. Website: https://www.cybercastors.com/

d. The students enrolled in the department may become members of the following professional and student organizations: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) – is the world’s first education and scientific computing society. Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide.

 

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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.

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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

Departmental Faculty

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

BARRETO, DIDIER – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); Master of Science in Health Information, The College of St. Scholastica, Woodridge, IL, 2019; Master’s in Project Management, University of Ana G. Méndez, Puerto Rico, 2010; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón, PR, 2002; Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: dbarreto@pupr.edu

BERRÍOS, YARAIDA – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); MBA, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, 2012; MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, 2009; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Campus, 2004. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: yberrios@pupr.edu

BRENES CATINCHI, JOANNE – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; PhD in Engineering & Applied Sciences, Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Candidate); MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2014; BSCpE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011. Phone: x-340. E-mail: jbrenes@pupr.edu

CAMILO, PATRICIO – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); Computer Science; MSCS, Colorado Technical University, Colorado, 2014; BSIT, University of Central Florida, Florida, 2011. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: pcamilo@pupr.edu

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

CRUZ TRIANA, ALFREDO – Professor; Computer Science; PhD Nova Southeastern University, FL, 2002; PhD, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992; BS Math and Computer Science, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; BET Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, 1984; AAS, Electrical Engineering, Fayetteville Technical Institute, North Carolina, 1982. Phone: x-340. E-mail: alcruz@pupr.edu

DE LA CRUZ ECHEANDÍA, JOSÉ R. – Auxiliary Professor; Computer Engineering; MECpE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2013; BSCpE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010; BS General Science, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1987. Phone: x-340. E-mail: jdelacruz@pupr.edu

DE LA TORRE-UGARTE OTINIANIO, CARLOS – Lecturer I; Computer Engineering; MECpE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1997. Phone: x-340. E-mail: cdelatorre@pupr.edu

DÍAZ MONTAÑEZ, MELISSA – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2012; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2010. Phone: x-340. E-mail: mdiaz@pupr.edu

FLOREZ GÓMEZ, EDWIN – Associate Professor; Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering; PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2018; MS, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2007; BS Mathematics, Industrial University of Santander, Santander, Colombia, 2003. Phone: x-411. E-mail: eflorez@pupr.edu

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

GIL, DALIA M. – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); Computer Engineering & Computer Science; PhD, Havana Polytechnic Institute, Havana, Cuba, 1989; BSEE, Havana Polytechnic Institute, Havana, Cuba, 1982. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: dgil@pupr.edu

GONZÁLEZ CASTRO, ÁNGEL R. – Lecturer I; Electrical Engineering; Power; MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2011; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340. E-mail: angonzalez@pupr.edu

GONZÁLEZ LIZARDO, ÁNGEL E. – Professor; Computer Engineering; Director, Plasma Engineering Laboratory and Sponsored Research Office; PhD, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2003; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; BSEE, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1984. Phone: x-322. E-mail: agonzalez@pupr.edu

GUIGOU, ÚLISES – Associate Professor (Orlando Campus); Computer Engineering & Computer Science; MBA, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Miami Campus, 2016; MSME, Odessa National Maritime University, UA, 1983; BSME, Odessa National Maritime University, UA, 1982. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: uguigou@pupr.edu

HERNÁNDEZ DE LUNA, JULIO A. – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1991. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-472. E-mail: jhernand@pupr.edu

JORDÁN CONDE, ZAYIRA – Associate Professor; Human Computer Interaction; PhD, Iowa State University, Iowa, 2010; MA, Iowa State University, 2004; BA Iowa State University, 2001. ACM. Phone: x-220. E-mail: zjordan@pupr.edu

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

LÓPEZ CRUZ, WENCESLAO – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Controls; MSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2007; MBA, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1983; BSME, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1982. Phone: x-380. E-mail: wlopez@pupr.edu

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

MARTÍNEZ RIVERA, ZENÓN R. – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electronics; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; BSEE, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, Republic of El Salvador, 1987. Phone: x-355. E-mail: rmartine@pupr.edu

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

MATOS PÉREZ, JOSÉ E. – Lecturer II; Mechanical & Computer Engineering; MECpE, Polytechnic University of PR, Puerto Rico, 2011; MS Computer Information Systems, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; BSME, Polytechnic University of PR, Puerto Rico, 1995; BS Electronics Technology, Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340. E-mail: jmatos@pupr.edu

MIRTAR, ALI – Lecturer III; Computer Engineering; PhD, University of California, California, 2015; MS, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; BSEE, Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Phone: x-340. E-mail: amirtar@pupr.edu

MONROY, ELEAZAR – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); Electrical & Computer Engineering; MSCS, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida, 2003; MSCpE, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida, 1998; BSEE, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela, 1994. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: emonroy@pupr.edu

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

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

NEVÁREZ AYALA, FÉLIX J. – Associate Professor (Orlando Campus); Computer Engineering; PhD in Engineering & Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, PR, 2019; MEngME, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2015; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1995; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992; BS Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1989. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: fnevarez@pupr.edu

NIEVES RODRÍGUEZ, JOSÉ – Lecturer II; Computer Science; MCS, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 2014; MSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2009; BS Physics, University of Puerto Rico, 2004. Phone: x-340. Email: jonieves@pupr.edu

ORTIZ ORTIZ, LUIS A. – Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1997; BSCpE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1992. Phone: x-491. E-mail: lortiz@pupr.edu

ORTIZ QUIÑONEZ, CARLOS R. – Professor; Electrical Engineering; Electromagnetics; PhD, University of Dayton, Ohio, 1994; MSEE, University of Dayton, Ohio, 1990; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1986. Phone: x-340. E-mail: cortiz@pupr.edu

PADRÓN, IVÁN – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus), Physics; PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, 2010; BS, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 1993. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: ipadron@pupr.edu

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

QUINTERO, ARMANDO – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); MBA, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, 2017; MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, 2016; BSEE Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, 2014. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: aquintero@pupr.edu

REYES AVILÉS, NELSON – Lecturer II; Computer Engineering; MEEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2008; BSCpE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2005. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-340. E-mail: nreyes@pupr.edu

RIERA AYALA, GUILLERMO M. – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; PhD George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2000; MSEE, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1996; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-372. E-mail: griera@pupr.edu

RIVERA VILÁ, ABDIEL – Associate Professor (Orlando Campus); Electrical Engineering; Power; PhD, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (Candidate); MSEE, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2011; BSEE, University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, 2008. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: abrivera@pupr.edu

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

RODRÍGUEZ JIMÉNEZ, OTHONIEL – Professor; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2003; MSEE & CS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, 1978; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1975. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-370. E-mail: orodrigu@pupr.edu

TALAVERA BALBUENA, CLAUDIA – Associate Professor; Math and Computer Science; MCS (CGGT), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2015; MS Math, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1998; BS Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México, 1992. Phone: x-368. E-mail: ctalavera@pupr.edu

TALLAJ ALMÁNZAR, BLANCA –Professor; Electrical Engineering; Computer Software; MSIE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; BSCSE, Pontificia Univ. Católica Madre y Maestra, 1989. Phone: x-378. E-mail: bltallaj@pupr.edu

TEIXEIRA ABARNO, MARVI – Professor; Electrical Engineering and Physical Oceanography; PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1999; MSEE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1994; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1989. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-353. E-mail: mteixeir@pupr.edu

TORRES VÉLEZ, WILFREDO – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Power; MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1995; BSEE, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1992. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) Puerto Rico. Phone: x-410. E-mail: wtorres@pupr.edu

TOVAR, JUAN – Adjunct Professor (Orlando Campus); Master in Science in Public Affairs, Ana G. Méndez System University, Orlando, FL, 2017; Master in Business Administration, Ana G. Méndez System University, Orlando, Florida, 2012; Bachelor in System Engineer, IUP Santiago Mariño, Maracay-Aragua, Venezuela, 2003. Orlando Campus Phone: (407) 677-7000. E-mail: jtovar@pupr.edu

VICENTE LÓPEZ, LUIS M. – Department Head, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering; Communications; PhD Missouri-Columbia, MI, 2009; MSEE, Florida International University, 1996; BS Telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1990. Phone: x-344. E-mail: lvicente@pupr.edu

VILÁ VIRELLA, CARLOS E. J. – Lecturer II; Electrical Engineering, Computer Science; Juris Doctor, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, 2017; MBA Finance, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, 2010; BSEE and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006. Phone: x-340. E-mail: cvila@pupr.edu

ZAHAROV VASILEVICH, VIKTOR – Associate Professor; Electrical Engineering; Communications; PhD, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, 1993; MSEE, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1983; BSEE, Odessa Polytechnic State University, Ukraine, USSR, 1982. Phone: x-354. E-mail: vzaharov@pupr.edu

Administrative

LOURDES I. RODRÍGUEZ Academic Secretary II
(787) 622-8000 extension 340
Office number: L-309
lourdes.rodriguez@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: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you need to contact us, please call us or write us an e-mail. Available by e-mail or phone during office hours.

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

You may contact:

Department Secretary
Lourdes Rodríguez
Phone: x-340
E-mail: lourdes.rodriguez@pupr.edu

Department Head
Dr. Luis Vicente López
Phone: x-370
E-mail: lvicente@pupr.edu

Associate Head
Prof. Julio Hernández de Luna
Phone: x-472
E-mail: jhernand@pupr.edu

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

 

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