Dennis Silage, PhD
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University
silage@temple.edu

System Chip Design Laboratory Temple University Amateur Radio Club  K3TU College of Engineering
Digital Communication Systems
Using
MATLAB and Simulink
Digital Communication Systems
Using
SystemVue
General Engineering
ASEE Workshops 2008  2011
IEEE Workshop 2014
Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays Trends in Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays

 
Marconi Challenge

 

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Lego NXT Advanced Robotics
 
Office Room 706                      
College of Engineering          
Temple University
1947 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Voicemail:  215-204-6761      Email:                  
silage@temple.edu
FAX:            215-204-5960     Alternative email:
silage@comcast.net
Education   BSEE, Northeastern University, 1969
MSEE, University of Pennsylvania, 1972

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
Administrative Appointment Director of Engineering Education
College of Engineering, 2013-
Faculty Appointments Research Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, 1975-1984

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Temple University, 1977-1984


Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1989

Associate and Full Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University, 1984-  
Honor and Awards

Eta Kappa Nu 1967     Tau Beta Pi 1967     Phi Kappa Phi 1968    Sigma Xi 1983
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1983
Life Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2012

ASEE Zone I Outstanding Campus Representative 1996
ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Distinguished Teaching Award 2006
 

ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award 2007          Temple Times
     Citation: Recognized by the National Outstanding Teaching Award for his significant pedagogical innovations

      in undergraduate analog and digital communications, capstone senior design and high school outreach programs.

ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division ECE Meritorious Service Award 2011
    
Citation: In recognition of academic leadership in advancing the Electrical and Computer Engineering profession
     through scholarship and national service.

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 2012
    
Citation: In recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual development of students.



College of Engineering, Temple University, Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award 2000
College of Engineering, Temple University, Outstanding Service Award 2012

Temple University, Service Award 2012

IEEE ABET Program Evaluator Service Award 2012

American Radio Relay League, Atlantic Division Technical Achievement Award 2001

Societies

American Society for Engineering Education
   Middle Atlantic Section  1996-2002
      Chair 1999-2000
   Electrical and Computer Engineering Division  2005-2009
      Vice Chair and Annual Conference Division Program Chair  2006-2007
      Chair  2007-2008   Past Chair 2008-2009

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
   Life Senior Member
   IEEE Computer Society
   IEEE Educational Society

   IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
   IEEE Signal Processing Society  
  
International Association of Radio and Television Engineers

Books Digital Communication Systems Using SystemVue

Da Vinci Engineering Press, Thomson Delmar Publishing 2006

SystemVue models of baseband and bandpass modulation and demodulation systems, time, frequency and code division multiplexing, synchronization and equalization, channel models, and baseband and bandpass signal sampling in digital communication system design.

Description

 

Digital Communication Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink

Bookstand Publishing 2009

MATLAB and Simulink models of baseband and bandpass modulation and demodulation systems, time, frequency and code division multiplexing, synchronization and equalization, channel models, and baseband and bandpass signal sampling in digital communication system design.

Description

 

Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays

Bookstand Publishing, 2008

Embedded design with behavioral synthesis controller-datapath models in Verilog, C-to-Verilog translation, Xilinx LogiCORE blocks and the PicoBlaze 8-bit soft-core processor utilizing the Xilinx Spartan-3E field programmable gate array evaluation boards, the Xilinx ISE WebPACK and applications in digital signal processing, communications and control.

Description

 

Trends in Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays

Bookstand Publishing, 2013

Embedded design with behavioral synthesis controller-datapath models in Verilog, C-to-Verilog translation, Xilinx LogiCORE blocks utilizing the Xilinx Spartan-6 field programmable gate array evaluation boards, the Xilinx ISE and applications of advanced sensors in digital signal processing, communications and control and a description of the Xilinx Zynq Extensible Processing Platform.

 

Research

Data Acquisition Systems for Anthropometric Manikins
Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent MD

 

Sixty-four channel 12-bit sensor data acquisition system for an anthropometric manikin featuring programmable gain analog instrumentation amplifiers and concurrent data sampling using a dual microprocessor environment.

 

 

 

 

Holographic Optical Correlation
The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Philadelphia PA

 

 

Automatic target identification using photorefractive crystals to store FLIR image features; massively parallel optical image processing; characterization of target images and spatial light modulator in MATLAB.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Imaging and Tracking Acquisition System
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
Department of Transportation

 

 


Real-time, non-contact measurement of thoracic deflection in anthropometric manikins using illuminated targets and video line scanners.

 

 

 

 
High Speed Fiber Optic Changeover Link
Alstom Grid
FACTS / Power Engineering, Philadelphia PA
 

 

 

Data multiplexing of process control electrical signals to fiber optic data transmission with CRC error correction

FLIR IR Camera to Ethernet Interface
MESH, Inc, Oxford PA
 

 

 


IR video camera line serial digital scan output to Ethernet packet data transmission

 

Director of the System Chip Design Laboratory
www.temple.edu/scdc

"Algorithms into Hardware"

Programmable gate arrays in digital signal processing, digital data communication and software radio using Xilinx Spartan-6, Virtex, Kintex, Artix and Zynq devices and Xilinx XtremeDSP and Xilinx System Generator design environment, supported by the Xilinx University Program.

Established in 1999
Courses ENGR3334 Mechanical Systems

ECE2612/2613  Digital Logic Design and Lab
ECE3712  Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 
ECE3722  Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
ECE3612/EE3613  Microprocessor Systems and Lab
ECE3622/EE3623  Embedded Systems Design and Lab
ECE4512/EE4513  Digital Communication Systems and Lab
ECE4522  Digital Signal Processing
ECE4532  Data and Computer Communication 
ECE4542  Telecommunications Engineering

ECE4612/5612 Advanced Processor Systems
ECE5512  Digital Communications
ECE9514  Adaptive Filters
ECE9524  Digital Image Processing

Affiliations American Radio Relay League
   Technical Coordinator 1992-1998   Technical Specialist 2006-
        Eastern Pennsylvania Section
   Assistant Director, Atlantic Division 1998-2002
   
Amateur Extra Class License  K3DS, formerly WB2LGJ, WB3AYR, G5EMU

Trustee, Temple University Amateur Radio Club  K3TU
www.temple.edu/k3tu

Technical Chairman and Trustee, Mid Atlantic Amateur Radio Club  WB3JOE
www.marc-radio.org

Life Member, Yeadon Fire Company #1, Station 16, Delaware County PA

University, College and Departmental Service University Patent and Invention Committee  1988-2001  Chair 1996-2001
University Graduate Board 1999-2005  2007-2010  2010-2013
University Research Policy and Procedures Committee  2007-2010  2010-2012

University Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Board  2010- 

College Faculty Council  1996-1999  2005-2008  

Advisor, Iota Sigma Chapter, Eta Kappa Nu 1989-

Associate Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering  1989-1992
Director, Electrical Engineering Technology Program 1999-2003

ABET Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Program 1999-2009

ABET Program Director General Engineering 2012-

Workshops

ASEE 2008 Embedded System Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays

ASEE 2011 MATLAB and Simulink in Undergraduate ECE Education

IEEE 2014 Introducing the Raspberry Pi

Archives Trenton Catholic Boys High School

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