Cynthia M. Furse earned the Ph.D. degree from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1994. She is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Utah, where she teaches electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, and antenna design. She is also an Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah.
Dr. Furse is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Smart Sensors at the University of Utah, and the Research Lead with LiveWire Test Labs, Incorporated. The Center focuses on imbedded sensors and telemetry systems in complex environments, particularly in the human body and aging aircraft wiring. She has directed the Utah “Smart Wiring” program since 1997.
Dr. Furse was the Professor of the Year in the College of Engineering at Utah State University for the year 2000, Faculty Employee of the year 2002, a National Science Foundation Computational and Information Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellow, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellow, and President’s Scholar at the University of Utah. She is the Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Education Committee, and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propogation.