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03-04-2009

Stephanie Schuckers Receives Tenure at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie A. Schuckers has been granted tenure in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Schuckers arrived at Clarkson in 2002 from West Virginia University where she was a faculty member in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department. She received her bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1992. As a Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow, she received the master of science and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1994 and 1997, respectively.  stephanie schuckers

Her research focuses on processing and interpreting signals which arise from the human body. Signals include the electrocardiogram, biometric signals like fingerprints, respiration, and electroencephalograms. Methods involve classic signal processing, statistical techniques, pattern recognition, algorithm development and evaluation, data mining, and image processing. Much of her work involves analysis of real data collected from human, cadaver, and animal studies.

In a currently funded project, she is studying the electrocardiogram over time as heart disease progresses as measured by a wearable defibrillator with the purpose being to predict a heart attack before it happens. She is also involved in research funded by the National Institutes of Health developing a wearable wireless monitor for chewing and swallowing to measure eating behavior. In work with the Department of Homeland Security, she is studying methods to increase the security of biometric systems, like fingerprint, iris, and face.

Schuckers has received funding for her work from various sources, including the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, the Center for Identification Technology, and private industry, among others.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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