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IEEE West Virginia Section Officers for 2013
Region 2 Eastern United States
Below are details about our 2013 WV section officers.
Chair: Yadi Eslami, Ph.D.
is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering Technology
of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
Eslami received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering
from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 2005. He was a
lecturer with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the
Isfahan University of Technology, from 1987 to 1999, and a Design
Engineer with the Department of DRAM Research and Development, Micron
Technology Inc., Boise, ID, USA, from 2005 to 2009 and an adjunct
faculty of College of Western Idaho (CWI) in 2009-2010 school year. He
joined the Department of Engineering Technology of the West Virginia
University Institute of Technology in August 2010. His current research
areas are the design and implementation of smart grid algorithms using
advanced DSPs, microcontrollers, and FPGAs, data acquisition and
logging systems, and VLSI memories.
Eslami holds an international patent on FeRAM circuits and a US patent
on high speed DRAM input buffer. He was the recipient of the Ontario
Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, the University of
Toronto Open Fellowship, and the Edwards S. Rogers Sr. Scholarship from
1999 to 2005.
Vice-chair: Asad Davari, Ph.D.
Dr. Asad Davari has been a faculty member in the Electrical
and Computer Engineering Department since 1985. He was the Chair of the Graduate
Committee responsible for the curricular and admission aspects of the graduate
program in control systems engineering at WVU Tech. His research interests are
in the areas of control and applications, neural energy and control of power
systems. He has been very active in funded research and has been successful in
attracting funding from agencies such as NSF, DOD, and DOE/ National Energy
Technology Lab (NETL). So far he managed and secured more than $7M research
funding. He has more than 90 papers published in journals and conference
proceedings. He has advised a large number of MS students in the control systems
engineering graduate program at WVU Tech and continues to serve as co-advisor
for Ph.D students at WVU. He is the recipient of LCN College of Engineering
Faculty Merit Awards in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and received the very first Award
of Excellence for research from LCNCOE in April 2003. Dr. Asad Davari, Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of the Center on
Advanced Control of Autonomous Systems and Manufacturing at the Leonard C.
Nelson College of Engineering was recognized by Governor Bob Wise with a
Certificate of Achievement in Scientific Research at the Capitol on Monday,
February 9, 2004
Dr. Davari is a senior member of IEEE, Control System
Society, and Power System Society. He was the IEEE West Virginia Section chair
in 2009. He was the Program Chair for IEEE/SSST conferences in 1998 and 2003. He
has also been a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE/SSST since 1986. He
was advisor to IEEE student chapter for more than 10 years.
Secretary: Eric J. Bias, PE
|Eric received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the West Virginia University
Institute of Technology. His primary areas of emphasis were Communications,
Microprocessor Controlled Embedded Systems and Programming. He also has
two associate degrees, one in Pre-engineering and one in Chemical
Technology from the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
Eric is a Registered
Professional Power Systems Engineer in four states. After graduation,
Eric worked as an Electronics Engineer for AMCO Automated Systems.
While there, he provided engineering, design, service and support for
RF embedded products, including water and gas transponders and mobile
RF interrogators. He helped to design and build production boards and
he wrote testing software that interfaced with the new Handheld
Interrogator during its design. Currently, Eric
works as an Electrical Engineer for Eta Engineering Consultants, PSC.
His work projects nclude small and large scale electrical,
instrumentation and controls projects for industrial facilities,
including power plants, manufacturing facilities, petroleum loading
terminals and petroleum refineries. He has assumed the lead role in
helping his company provide services and training for biodiesel
integration into loading terminals, including receipt, storage,
transmission and delivery. He also serves as a project manager and
strategic account manager. He is a former student president of Eta Kappa
Nu at WVU Tech.
Treasurer: Mingyu Lu
Lu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1997 respectively, and
the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. From 1997 to 2002, he was a
research assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From
2002 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the
Electromagnetics Laboratory in the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. He was an assistant professor with the Department of
Electrical Engineering, the University of Texas at Arlington from 2005
to 2012. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, West Virginia University Institute of Technology as an
assistant professor in 2012. His current research interests include
radar systems, microwave remote sensing, antenna design, and
computational electromagnetics. He was the recipient of the first prize
award in the student paper competition of the IEEE International
Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Boston, MA in 2001. He served as
the chair of Antennas and Propagation Society of IEEE Fort Worth
Chapter from 2006 to 2011.
Webmaster: Eric J. Bias, P.E.