Electrical and Computer Engineering (323) 343-4470


Jeffrey Y. Beyon

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Contact: (323) 343-4578

E-mail: jbeyon@calstatela.edu

Dr. Beyon is an expert in the areas of statistical and speech digital signal processing and the design of data acquisition systems. He is the founder of the innovative hands-on Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, sponsored by National Instruments, in the University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department in 2003. Dr. Beyon and a team of scientists and engineers at NASA Langley in Virginia won third place in the 2004 Flight Division Innovation Awards. He is the author of the two books: LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis (2001) and Hands-On Exercise Manual for LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of California and Virginia.

Fluent in: Korean.


Helen Boussalis

Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Contact: (323) 343-4549

E-mail: hboussa@calstatela.edu

Dr. Boussalis is director of Cal State L.A.’s SPACE lab, established with a NASA grant to create a space-segmented telescope testbed (model). She is an expert in the areas of control systems and automation, specializing in decentralized control, stability and large scale systems. Boussalis received Cal State L.A.’s Outstanding Professor Award in 1995 and the Cal State L.A. Engineering Department’s Professor of the Year award in 1988. She has received grants in excess of five million dollars for student/faculty research.


Fred Daneshgaran

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4480

E-mail: fdanesh@calstatela.edu

Dr. Daneshgaran is an expert in distributed channel coding and modulation,

wireless communications, reconfigurable systems and software radio, LPI and spread-spectrum communications, global positioning systems, and distributed signal processing in sensor networks. He is also interested in the field of fiber optics, with focus on sensory and telecommunications applications; nonlinear optics and its application in integrated optics, mode locking and stablization of the laser oscillations, holographic imaging, and non-destructive testing. He is an author of more than 100 journal and conference papers in internationally renowned journals and conference proceedings. He is editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the special issue of Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He has created a Fiber Optics and a Nonlinear Optics Laboratory at Cal State L.A. with funding from National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research. The labs are primarily for research purposes, but they are also used by undergraduate students for senior design projects and by master’s students for their thesis.

Fluent in: Italian, Persian.


Jane Dong

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Contact: (323) 343-4581

E-mail: jdong2@calstatela.edu

Dr. Jane Dong is an expert in the field of computer networking and video communication. Her primary research areas include image/video compression, QoS control in media transmission, network protocol design, and information security. She is also interested in educational research. Recently, she is working with Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez to promote collaborative project based learning and study its impact in students’ learning outcomes. Dr. Dong has published more than 25 papers in referred journals and professional conference proceedings in the past few years. She is the co-principal investigator for several research/educational grants. In year 2005 and 2006, she received HP teaching initiative award and HP leadership award with Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez.


Martin S. Roden

Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., Kensington University

Contact: (323) 343-4510

E-mail: mroden@calstatela.edu

Dr. Roden is an expert in telecommunications and is the author of 18 popular textbooks, the most recent being Analog and Digital Communication Systems, fourth edition (Discovery Press, 2001) and Electronic Design, third edition (Discovery Press, 1997). Dr. Roden has also produced instructional videotapes for the IEEE. A former acting dean of his college, Dr. Roden has experience in electronics, communications and television. He received Cal State L.A.’s Outstanding Professor Award for 1980-81, the ATT Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 1992 Institute for the Advancement of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Educator award. He is an active consultant to local industry and is working on a research grant from the National Security Agency.


Lili H. Tabrizi

Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Contact: (323) 343-4529

E-mail: ltabriz@calstatela.edu

Dr. Tabrizi is an expert in control systems and communication systems. She is the coordinator of the NASA SHARP (Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program) at Cal State L.A. She is also the coordinator and instructor of the PEEE (Professional Engineer in Electrical Engineering) review classes at CSULA. She has repeatedly received the Electrical Engineering Professor of the Year award.


Nancy Warter-Perez

Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana

Contact: (323) 343-5927

E-mail: nwarter@calstatela.edu

Dr. Warter-Perez’s expertise is in architecture of computers, high performance processors, and optimized compilers. She received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.