Eric Wan, Ph.D

Research Associate Professor
BSP Lab Director
Electrical and Computer Engineering, PSU

Dr. Wan received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1987, 1988, and 1994, respectively. He is currently a Research Associate Professor in the ECE Department, PSU, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, OHSU, where he does research on statistical signal processing, machine learning, and health related technologies. He has led a diverse number of projects over the years ranging from autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, speech enhancement for cellular communications, to noninvasive glucose monitoring. Dr. Wan is best known for his pioneering work on the Unscented and Sigma-Point Kalman filters for probabilistic inference. Recent research has focused on applications of machine learning to biomedical engineering, with a specific focus on developing technologies that can be used to track and monitor the elderly in their homes or in assistive living environments. Dr. Wan has several patents in adaptive signal processing and integrated navigation and has authored over 75 technical papers in the field.


James McNames, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering, PSU

Dr. McNames received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, in 1992. He received both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University since 1999, where he is currently Professor and Chair. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His primary research interest is statistical signal processing with applications to biomedical engineering and semiconductor manufacturing. Dr. McNames founded the BSP Laboratory in fall 2000.