ECE Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The ECE Department is excited to announce the addition of two new faculty members starting in the fall 2006 semester:

Bane Notaros Head Shot

Dr. Branislav M. Notaros is a new associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Notaros received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1988, 1992, and 1995, respectively. He most recently served as an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He also held appointments as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade and a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Notaros' research interests and activities, which have been largely supported by the National Science Foundation, are in applied computational electromagnetics, antennas, and microwaves. He is currently completing a new textbook, Electromagnetics, under contract with Prentice Hall. He also is the author or coauthor of approximately 70 journal articles, conference papers, and presentations, as well as four textbooks. Notaros has received a number of prestigious awards, including the 2005 IEEE Microwave Prize, the 1999 IEE Marconi Premium, and the 2005 UMass Dartmouth Scholar of the Year Award.

Branislav and his wife, Olivera, who is an adjunct faculty member in the ECE department, have two daughters, Jelena (13) and Milica (11). The Notaros family is looking forward to hiking, skiing, and traveling around the beautiful state of Colorado and the West.

Luo Head Shot

Dr. J. Rockey Luo joins the ECE department as an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Luo received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Fudan University in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2002. From September 2002 to August 2006, he served as a research associate with the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. While Luo's current research focuses on cross-layer design of wireless communication networks, he is also interested in information theory and signal processing.

Rockey got his name in 1992, long before he knew he would be living at the foot of the "Rocky" Mountains. Although Rockey and his wife, Yuan, have been married for seven years, they commuted between Connecticut and Maryland for the past four years while pursuing their work at separate universities. The Luos do not have children, but they are excited about settling into Fort Collins and look forward to the change from long distance commuters to mountain backpackers.