James Garrison elevated to IEEE fellow

Professor Garrison has been recognized for his contributions to Earth remote sensing using signals of opportunity.
Jim Garrison portrait
Professor James Garrison. Photo by Vincent Walter.

Beginning on January 1, 2023, Purdue AAE professor James Garrison will be one of the new fellows with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is being elevated to fellow for his contributions to Earth remote sensing using signals of opportunity.

Garrison's research interests are in Earth remote sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), bistatic radar, and signals of opportunity (SoOp). He performed some of the earliest theoretical and experimental research in the SoOp field, and he was on the science team for NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, which used a similar technique to measure wind speed over oceans.

He is now principal investigator on the SigNals Of Opportunity: P-band Investigation (SNOOPI) mission. With that role, he holds the honor of being the first Purdue professor to serve as principal investigator on a NASA science mission. Read more our AAE Faculty Profile on James Garrison.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields.