Faculty and Staff Profiles

Eddie Jacobs
Assoc Professor, Electrical Computer Engineering
Email: eljacobs@memphis.edu
Office Location: 206 Engr Science Bldg
Office Hours: I am usually in my office daily from 7:30am to 4pm but recommend making an appointment via email.

My research interests are in the creation of novel imaging sensor technologies. This process involves developing a full understanding of the imaging process from the fundamental physics of propagation and image formation to the psychophysics of human observers. Full understanding is achieved when this knowledge can be translated into accurate computational models of sensor performance. I have over 20 years of combined experience in the modeling, analysis, and development of military sensing systems from both a private industry, government, and now, an academic perspective.My LinkedIn Profile

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Memphis - July 2012 - present
  • Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Memphis - July 2010 - June 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Memphis - August 2006 - June 2010
  • Branch Chief, Sensor Performance Modeling Branch, Modeling and Simulation Division - US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate - June 2003 to August 2006
  • SPIE Fellow - SPIE - 2013
  • Robert E. Wharton, Jr. Faculty Award for Excellence - University of Memphis - 2012
  • PI Millionaire - University of Memphis - 2012
  • IEEE Senior Member - IEEE - 2009
  • Member Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers - University of Arkansas - 2008
  • Research and Development Achievement Award - Department of the Army - 2004
  • Best Paper - Military Sensing Symposium - 2003

Teaching Experience

  • Signals and Systems - University of Memphis
  • Statistical Optics - University of Memphis
  • Random Signal Analysis - University of Memphis
  • Probabilistic Systems Analysis - University of Memphis
  • Engineering Psychophysics - University of Memphis
  • Information Theory - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • PhD - Jing Zheng - 2008
  • PhD - Orges Furxhi - 2010
  • PhD - Imama Noor - 2012
  • PhD - John Keith Anderson - 2013

Creative Activities

  • Associated Editor, Optical Engineering, Infrared and Imaging Systems - November 2009 - present -   - SPIE
  • Associate Editor, Optical Engineering, Student Advisory Board - November 2009 - 2011 -   - SPIE
  • Patent No. WO 2010099328 A2, SPATIALLY-SELECTIVE REFLECTOR STRUCTURES, REFLECTOR DISKS, AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF, Orges Furxhi, Eddie L. Jacobs, Thomas Layton (under review). -   -   -  
  • University of Memphis - Signals and Systems II - TAG Group - 2006-2010
  • University of Memphis - Core TAG Group - 2010-Present
  • University of Memphis - Interim Chair, EECE Department - 2010-2012
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Senate Representative for EECE Department - 2012-Present
  • University of Memphis - Undergraduate Coordinator - 2013-present
Books Published
Journal Articles
  • Noor I, Jacobs EL; Adaptive compressive sensing algorithm for video acquisition using a single-pixel camera. J. Electron. Imaging. 0001;22(2):021013-021013. doi:10.1117/1.JEI.22.2.021013.
  • Furxhi O, Jacobs EL, Preza C; Image plane coded aperture for terahertz imaging. Opt. Eng. 0001;51(9):091612-1-091612-8. doi:10.1117/1.OE.51.9.091612.
  • E. L. Jacobs and O. Furxhi, “Target identification and navigation performance modeling of a passive millimeter wave imager,” Appl. Opt., vol. 49, pp. E94–E105, 07 2010.
  • J. Zheng and E. L. Jacobs, “Video compressive sensing using spatial domain sparsity,” Optical Engineering, vol. 48, no. 8, p. 087006, 2009.
  • S. R. Murrill, E. L. Jacobs, S. K. Moyer, C. E. Halford, S. T. Griffin, F. C. D. Lucia, D. T. Petkie, and C. C. Franck, “Terahertz imaging system performance model for concealed-weapon identification,” Appl. Opt., vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 1286–1297, 2008.
  • R. L. Espinola, E. L. Jacobs, C. E. Halford, R. Vollmerhausen, and D. H. Tofsted, “Modeling the target acquisition performance of active imaging systems,” Opt. Express, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 3816–3832, 2007.
  • P. D. O’Shea, E. L. Jacobs, and R. L. Espinola, “Effects of image compression on sensor performance,” Optical Engineering, vol. 47, no. 1, p. 013202, 2008.
  • R. H. Vollmerhausen, E. Jacobs, and R. G. Driggers, “New metric for predicting target acquisition performance,” Optical Engineering, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 2806–2818, 2004.
  •  O. Furxhi and E. L. Jacobs, “Design and analysis of a spatially selective mirror for submillimeter-wave imaging,” in Proceedings of SPIE (R. Appleby and D. A. Wikner, eds.), vol. 7309, p. 73090K, SPIE, 2009.
  •  O. Furxhi and E. L. Jacobs, “Analysis of a device for single pixel terahertz imaging,” in Proceedings of SPIE (J. O. Jensen, H.-L. Cui, D. L. Woolard, and R. J. Hwu, eds.), vol. 6949, p. 69490A, SPIE, 2008.