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05-30-2012

Stephanie Schuckers Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Stephanie A. Schuckers has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Stephanie A. SchuckersSchuckers serves as director of the Center of Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. 
 
She arrived at Clarkson University in 2002 from West Virginia University, where she was a faculty member in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department. Schuckers received her bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1992. As a Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow, she received her master of science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
 
Schuckers' research focuses on processing and interpreting signals which arise from the human body. Signals include the electrocardiogram, biometric signals like fingerprints, respiration, electroencephalograms, and newly developed biosensors. Methods involve classic signal processing, statistical techniques, pattern recognition, algorithm development and evaluation, and image processing.
 
CITeR focuses on biometrics (http://clarkson.edu/citer/) and functions as a cooperative among academia, industry, and government. More than 20 affiliates, including the FBI, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, and major systems integrators, cooperatively define, fund, and execute work to meet common mission needs.

Schuckers’ research includes human measurement and identification, with core foundations of trust, security, reliability, and privacy. Within this application field, the goal is to develop an advanced, comprehensive theoretical and analytical framework within which the performance of tools can be modeled, predicted, and tested. 
 
In 2010-2011, she was a consultant to the Army Science Board. She has started her own business, has three patents, and has published more than 30 journal publications, as well as in more than 40 other academic publications.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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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