Our Mission

Kenneth E. Barner (Ph.D., University of Delaware)



Professor, Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
141 Evans Hall

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Human-computer Interaction Systems
  • Universal Access Design

Mentoring In

  • Rehab Engineering


  • University of Delaware, May 1992 - Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Delaware, December 1989 - Master of Electrical Engineering
  • Lehigh University, May 1987 - Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics and Signal Processing (ICASSP), for the paper Robust Meridian Filtering, Tuncer Can Aysal, student co–author, (2007)
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM SIGACCESS, ASSETS Conference, for the paper Automatic Production of Tactile Graphics from Scalable Vector Graphics, Stephen Krufka, student co–author, (2005)
  • Senior Member, IEEE (2000)
  • Who’s Who in Engineering Education (2000)
  • NSF CAREER award (1999)
  • Best Scientific Paper Award, Whitaker Foundation and Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North
  • America (RESNA), Juan Gonzalez, student co–author, (1997)
  • Allan P. Colburn Prize in Mathematical Sciences and Engineering for the most outstanding dissertation in the engineering and mathematical disciplines (1992)
  •  Du Pont Teaching Fellowship (1991)
  • IEEE Communications Society ComSoc Scholarship (1989)
  • Electrical Engineering Departmental Fellowship (1989–91)
  • Alfred I. duPont Research Fellowship (1988)
  • Certificate of Commendation from the Army for outstanding technical support to PIVADS (1987)
  • Member Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu (1986)