ECE Seminar: Dr. James Krogmeier

Event Date: March 7, 2019
Speaker: Dr. James Krogmeier
Speaker Affiliation: Purdue University
Time: 9:30 am
Location: FRNY G124
Priority: No
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Dr. James Krogmeier
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Head for Facilities and Planning
Purdue University

Signal processing took off in the middle 1970s with the advent of microprocessors specialized for digital signal processing, the introduction of the seminal textbook Digital Signal Processing by A. V. Oppenheim and R. W. Schafer, the popularization of the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm, advances in adaptive filtering, and novel consumer applications such as Texas Instruments’ “Speak and Spell”. Out of this beginning signal processing innovations grew to transform many aspects of technology and human experience.

In the first part of this talk I will discuss some of the work of my research group and will attempt to place it in the context of larger developments in signal processing. To this end, I will discuss applications of signal processing in wireless communications, transportation systems, and precision agriculture. My group’s recent work in ag includes research on hardware and software architectures for emerging ag IoT, meta data sensing, an open source project for ag data sharing, and signal/image processing for multi-year crop yield data and spatial management zone estimation.
In the second part of the talk I will review my administrative and leadership experience over the course of my career at Purdue, my leadership philosophy, and how I think good leadership looks in action.

James V. Krogmeier received the BSEE degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has industry experience in telecommunications, is a founding member of two software startup companies, and is the owner of a Colorado wheat and corn farm. He is currently Professor and Associate Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Professor Krogmeier’s research interests include the applications of statistical signal and image processing in agriculture, intelligent transportation systems, sensor networking, and wireless communications. He publishes in the refereed journals and conference proceedings of the IEEE, the ASABE, and the Transportation Research Board and is a co-inventor on several awarded U.S. patents. Professor Krogmeier’s research has been funded by the USDA-NIFA, NSF, DARPA, the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and industry.
Professor Krogmeier has served on a number of IEEE technical program committees and as an Associate Editor for several IEEE journals.