2011
  • Associate Vice President for Research , Vp For Research, University of Utah (www.research.utah.edu)
  • Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering

Research Statement

Dr. Furse’s expertise in Electromagnetics (EM) is applied to sensing and communication in complex lossy scattering media such as the human body, geophysical prospecting, ionospheric plasma, and aircraft wiring networks. 

Her research spans several applications (to find out more, click on the pictures below): 

  • Reflectometry: Development of SSTDR to locate intermittent electrical faults on aging aircraft wiring.

  • Computational EM: Fast methods for predicting the statistical variation (Sorry, no extra link for this picture)

  • Engineering Education: Dr. Furse is a pioneer in the flipped classroom teaching method. 

LINKS:

Teaching with the Flipped Classroom

Department-Level Reform: System-Level Design Curriculum

Outreach, Recruitment and Retention


 

Research Keywords

  • Undergraduate Education
  • Teaching and Technology
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • Teaching
  • Medical Devices
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electrical Engineering or Electronics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • College Teaching
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Antennas
  • Aircraft Wiring

Presentations

  • Andrew Chrysler, Youchung Chung, Cynthia Furse, ‘Biocompatible UHF RFID Antenna made from Conducting Ink,’ IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 27-30, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/28/2016.
  • Cynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss, ‘Training Teachers to Teach Flipped‘, American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, April 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 04/27/2016.
  • C. Furse, ‘A Busy Professor’s Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom,’ Utah State University Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference, Aug. 19, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/19/2015.
  • C. Furse, ‘What My Students Have Taught Me,’ University of Utah Annual Teaching Workshop, Aug. 17, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/17/2015.
  • Donna Ziegenfuss, Cynthia Furse, ‘Co-Flipped Teaching: Experiences Sharing the Flipped Classroom,’ 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC, July 19-25, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Cynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss, ‘Transforming Teaching Practice: A MOOC Experience ,’ InstructureCon 2015, Park City, Utah, June 16-19, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/16/2015.
  • Blended Learning: What Works & What Doesn’t, ECE Department Heads Association, March 16, 2015, Charleston, SC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/16/2015.
  • Flipping Teaching & Learning, Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2015.
    http://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=details&id=...
  • Cynthia Furse,'A Busy Professors Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom', IEEE AP-S Workshop on EM Education, Dec. 5, 2014, Taiwan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/05/2014.
  • Miguel Rodriguez, Cynthia Furse, Steve Blair, Jennifer Shumaker-Parry, ’Scaling the Response of Nanocrescent Antennas into the Ultraviolet,’ IEEE USNC/CNC/URSI Symposium in Memphis, TN, July 6-11, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/06/2014.
  • Cynthia Furse, Andrew Chrysler, ‘A History & Future of Implantable Antennas, 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6-12, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/06/2014.
  • Steve Smith, Cynthia Furse, ‘A Tutorial on Stochastic FDTD,’ 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6-12, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/06/2014.
  • Cynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss, Stacy Bamberg, ‘Learning to Teach in the Flipped Classroom,’ 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6-12, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/06/2014.
  • E.T. Iskander, P. Gore, A. Bergerson, C. Furse, ‘'Gender Disparity in Engineering: Results and Analysis from School Counselors Survey and National Vignette,’ 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FLA, July 7-12, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/07/2013.
  • C. Furse, ‘A Busy Professor’s Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom,’ 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FLA, July 7-12, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/07/2013.
  • M.Rodriguez, R. Franklin, C. Furse, ‘'Manufacturing Considerations for Implantable Antennas,’ 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FLA, July 7-12, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/07/2013.
  • B. Willis, C. Furse, ‘A Look at the Future of Printed Antennas, 2012 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 8-14, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • L. Thomson, B. Jones, C. Furse, ‘Locating Small Apertures in Cable Shielding,’ 2012 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 8-14, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • T. Iskander, P. Gore, A. Bergerson, C. Furse, ‘Gender Disparity in Engineering: Results and Analysis from School Counselors Survey and National Vignette,’ 2012 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 8-14, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • L. Thomson, B. Jones, J. Stephenson, C. Furse, ‘Non-Contact Connections for Reflectometry and Location of Faults in Cable Shields,’ 2012 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainability Conference, April 2-5, 2012, Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2011.
  • A.A.Bergerson, B.K.Hotchkins, C. Furse, ‘Outreach and Identity Development: New Perspectives on College Student Persistence, Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 2011, Charlotte, North Carolina. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • A.M. Richards, S. Ananthanarayanan P.R., C. Furse, ‘Vehicular Channel Measurement and Modeling for Multi--Antenna Communication,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • D.J. Lubbers, K. Golden, J.Lin, C.Furse, ‘Electrical Measurements of Sea-Ice Cores,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • B. J. Willis, S. Ananathanarayanan P.R., C.Furse, ‘Small Antenna Design Using 3D Rapid Prototyping,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • E. Lundquist, C. Furse, ‘Novel Inverse Methods for Wire Fault Detection and Diagnosis,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • T. Yasin, R. Baktur, C. Furse,’A Study on the Efficiency of Transparent Antennas Designed from Conductive Oxide Films,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • T. Iskander, C. Furse, ‘Women in Engineering: Statistical Analysis of ACT Data and Proposed Procedure to Reverse Trend,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • S. M. Smith C.Furse, ‘A Stochastic FDTD Method for Statistically Varying Biological Tissues,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • B. Jones, C. Furse, ‘Leaky Fields from Damaged Shields,’ 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2010 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Spokane, WA July 4-8, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Eric Lundquist, Shang Wu, Brian Jones, Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo ,” Aging Wire Fault Diagnosis Using Faster, Higher-Precision Methods,’ 2011 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainability Conference, April 18-21, 2011, SanDiego, CA . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
    http://www.meetingdata.utcdayton.com/agenda/airwor...
  • J. Saberin, C. Furse, “Passive Feed Methods for Meshed Antennas,” 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • S. Ananthanarayanan, D. Ferguson, C. Furse, “2.5 GHz Microwave Thermal Ablation for Performing Thermosensitive Polymer-Chemotherapy for Cancer,” 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Tursunjan Yasin, Reyhan Baktur, Jason Saberin, Cynthia Furse, “Inkjet-Printed Transparent Antennas Integrated on Solar Cells,” 24th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, August 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • J. Carter, J.Saberin, T.Shah, S. Ananthanarayanan, C. Furse, “Inexpensive Fabric Antenna for off-Body Wireless Sensor Communication,” 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • S. Ananthanarayanan, A. Magleby, C. Furse, “Measurement and Modeling of Noise and Interference in Aircraft System,” 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • J. Saberin, C. Furse, T. Yasin, R. Baktur, “Challenges with Optically Transparent Patch Antennas for Small Satellites,” 2010 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, July 11-17, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo, Kevin Wheeler, Fast, Modular Wire Simulation Tools to Better Understand Small Wire Faults, 2010 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment (AA&S) Conference, May 10-13, 2010, Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 05/2010.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, James Nagel,Alyssa Magleby and Dr.Cynthia Furse, Wireless and Surface Wave Communication for Aircraft Sensor Networks, 2010 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment (AA&S) Conference, May 10-13, 2010, Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 05/2010.
  • J. Nagel, A. Magleby, S. Ananthanarayanan, C. Furse, “Measured Multi-User MIMO Capacity in Aircraft,” AMTA Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Amy Bergerson, Cynthia Furse, Stephanie Richardson, and Nate Southerland. Work in Progress: Outreach and Retention in the University of Utah's Engineering Programs, Frontiers in Engineering Education Oct 18-21, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2009.
  • T. Turpin, M. Mahmoud, R. Baktur, C. Furse, Integrated After-Market Solar Panel Antennas for Small Satellites, 23rd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, August 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2009.
  • E. Tiffany Iskander, Paul A. Gore, Cynthia Furse, Gender differences in expressed interests in engineering-related fields over a 30-year span, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, 2009 Austin, TX . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, Cynthia Furse, Enabling Wireless Communication in Aircraft Using Multiple Antenna Systems, IEEE /URSI Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 1-5, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Timothy W. Turpin, Reyhan Baktur, Mike Scarpulla, Gene Siegel, Jason Saberin, and Cynthia Furse, Surface Mounted Antennas for Commercial Solar Cells, IEEE /URSI Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 1-5, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Alyssa Magleby, Cynthia Furse, Z. Q. Yun, 3D Ray Tracing for Intravehicle MIMO, IEEE /URSI Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 1-5, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2009.
  • Terry L. Thomas, Dr. Cynthia Furse, Shang Wu, Camron R. Call, Dr. Paul Smith, Development and Evaluation of a Simulation Model for Wire Harness Reflectometry Assessment, 12th Joint FAA/DOD/NASA Conference on Aging Aircraft, Kansas City Convention Center, May 04 - May 07, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2009.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, Alyssa Magleby, James R. Nagel, Cynthia Furse, MIMO Wireless Communication for Aircraft Sensors, 12th Joint FAA/DOD/NASA Conference on Aging Aircraft, Kansas City Convention Center, May 04 - May 07, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2009.
  • (Keynote Presentation) C Furse, Biomedical telemetry: todays opportunities and challenges, 2009 IEEE Workshop on Antenna Technology Small Antennas and Novel Metamaterials, March 2-6, 2009, Santa Monica, California. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2009.
  • 6. Amy Aldous Bergerson, and Cynthia Furse, “Work on Progress: Outreach and Retention in the University of Utah’s Engineering Programs,” Frontiers in Education, San Antonio, TX, Oct 18-21, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • T. Turpin, M. Mahmoud, R. Baktur, C. Furse, “Integrated After-Market Solar Panel Antennas for Small Satellites,” 23rd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, August 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • E. Tiffany Iskander, Paul A. Gore, Cynthia Furse, “Gender differences in expressed interests in engineering-related fields over a 30-year span,” 2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, 2009 Austin, TX . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • (Keynote Presentation) C. Furse, “Aging Aircraft Wiring - Locating Hidden Hazards,” International Conference on Computers and Communication Systems, Daegu University, Korea, Nov. 7, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2008.
  • Amy Bergerson, C. Furse “Work in Progress: Utah‘s Engineers - a Statewide Initiative for Growth,” Frontiers in Education Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, Oct 22-25, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2008.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, C. Furse, “Iterative Array Level Optimization of MIMO Antennas,” XXIX General Assembly of URSI, Chicago, Ill, August 11-15, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2008.
  • James Stephenson, Cynthia Furse, “ Table Top Micro Fluidic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer,” XXIX General Assembly of URSI, Chicago, Ill, August 11-15, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2008.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, and Dr Cynthia Furse, “System level analysis of noise and interference analysis for MIMO system,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, July 6-11, 2008, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2008.
  • David Landon, Cynthia Furse, “The MIMO Transmission Equation,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, July 6-11, 2008, San Diego, CA (Honorable Mention, student paper contest). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2008.
  • Peruvemba R. Sai A, C. Furse, “System Level Analysis of Noise and Interference Analysis for a MIMO System,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (APS), SanDiego, CA, July 7-11,2008 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2008.
  • Alyssa Magleby, Cynthia Furse, “Predicted MIMO Performance in Intra-Vehicle Channels,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, July 6-11, 2008, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2008.
  • C. Furse, B. Stenquist, “INTEGRATED SYSTEM-LEVEL DESIGN IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2008.
  • C. Furse, et al., “How Many Engineers Does It Take?”, 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2008.
  • A. Magleby, C. Furse, “LAB REPORT WRITING (AND TEACHING!) MADE EASY,” 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2008.
  • C. Furse, P.Smith, P.Kuhn, “Intermittent Fault Location on Live Electrical Wiring Systems,” SAE Conference 2008 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2008.
  • Chet Lo, Cynthia Furse, “Use of InSitu Sensors for Wire Fault Prognostics,” Aging Aircraft Conference, April 21-24, 2008, Palm Spring, Ca. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Alex L Robinson, Cynthia Furse, Paul Kuhn, Michael Diamond, “Update on LiveWire Fault Detection, “ SAND Number : 2008-1695A, Sensors Workshop 2008, LLNL, Livermore, CA, April 1-2, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Dr. Paul Smith, Dr. Paul Kuhn, Michael Diamond, Dr. Cynthia Furse, Srini C. Sekar, Lynn Edmunds, Tom Kukowski, “ASIC Implementation of Live Arc Fault SSTDR Tester,” Aging Aircraft Conference, April 21-24, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2008.
    http://www.agingaircraft2008.com
  • (Invited Presentation) C. Furse, “Utah‘s Engineers - A Statewide Initiative for Growth,” ECE Department Heads Association Convention, SanDiego, CA March 15, 2008, Panel presentation on the Role of industry in recruitment. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2008.
  • C. Furse, Engineering Tomorrow‘s Engineers, Distinguished Invited Lecture, University of Hawaii Manoa, March 18, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2008.
  • (invited paper) C Furse, R Harrison, F Solzbacher, “Recent Advances in BioMedical Telemetry,” special session on “Advances in Bioelectromagnetics: Safety Assessment and Medical Applications” 10th Biennial International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA ‘07), Torino, Italy, September 17-21, 2007. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2007.
  • (invited paper) J. Johnson, C. Furse, “Statistical Analysis of Detuning Effects for Implantable Microstrip Antennas ,” special session on "Antenna Interactions with Human Body with Emphasis on Wearable and Implantable Systems". URSI Commission K session, North American Radio Science Conference , July 22-26, 2007 in Ottawa, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2007.
  • David G. Landon, and Cynthia M. Furse, “Recovering handset MIMO capacity with polarization-agile antennas,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (APS), Honolulu,HI June 9-16, 2007. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2007.
  • Alyssa Magleby, Cynthia Furse, “Improving Communication Skills Through Project-Based Learning, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (APS), Honolulu,HI June 9-16, 2007. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2007.
  • Dr. Paul Smith, Michael Walz, Dr. Cynthia Furse, “Locating Electrical Faults Using a Walk-to-Fault Probe,” Aging Aircraft conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 16-19, 2007. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Dr. Cynthia Furse, Shang Wu, Michael Diamond, David Mih, Chet Lo, Paul Smith, “Potential Prognostics for Preventative Maintenance of Electrical Wiring,” Aging Aircraft conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 16-19, 2007. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • David G. Landon, and Cynthia M. Furse, “Statistical Comparison of Capacity Predictions for Realistic MIMO Channels,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium (APS), Albuquerque, NM, July 9-14, 2006. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2006.
  • Cynthia Furse, Brian Stenquist, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, April Kedrowitz, Stephanie Richardson, “Integrated System-Level Design in Electrical Engineering,” 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22, 2006, Nominated for Best Paper Award. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2006.
  • Rohit Verma, Cynthia Furse, “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Technology Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation to Engineering and Business Administration Students,” 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22, 2006. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2006.
  • Cynthia Furse, Neil E. Cotter, Nick M. Safai and Lee Brinton, “On Undergraduate Education in Electrical Engineering across Colleges: Transfer Students and Challenges in Curriculum Adaptation,” Best Paper Award (International Division) 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22, 2006 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2006.

Research Groups

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Teaching & Research Labs http://www.ece.utah.edu/teaching_labs.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Antarctica

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Electrical Properties of Sea Ice (http://cfurse.wordpress.com/ ). PI: Ken Golden. 08/2009 - present.
  • Engineering Education ( (http://www.eng.utah.edu/~cfurse/ ). PI: Cynthia Furse. 08/2000 - present.
  • Bioelectromagnetic Antenna Design and Optimization (http://www.eng.utah.edu/~cfurse/ ). PI: Cynthia Furse. 01/1997 - present.
  • Intermittent Fault Location on Aging Electrical Wiring (See http://www.eng.utah.edu/~cfurse/Center%20of%20Excellence/wiring.htm ). PI: Cynthia Furse. 01/1997 - present.

Patents

  • Multi-Carrier Spread Spectrum Using Non-Linear Modification of Sub-Carrier Bands (#7,634,012). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Behrouz Farhang. File date 11/29/2005; Issue date 12/15/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Non-Contact Reflectometry System and Method (#7,622,931). Status: Issued. Inventors: Shang C. Wu, Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo. File date 10/03/2006; Issue date 11/24/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Reflectometry Test System Using a Sliding Pseudo-Noise Reference (#7,548,071). Status: Issued. Inventors: Reid R. Harrison, Cynthia Furse, Chirag Sharma. File date 01/30/2007; Issue date 06/16/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Device and Method for Detecting Anomalies in a Wire and Related Sensing Methods (#7,495,450). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, John Mahoney, You Chung Chung, Nirmal Nath Amarnath. File date 05/18/2005; Issue date 02/24/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Wire Network Mapping Method and Apparatus Using Impulse Responses (#7,282,922). Status: Issued. Inventors: Chet Lo, Cynthia Furse. File date 01/31/2006; Issue date 10/16/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and System for Testing a Signal Path Having an Operational Signal (#7,271,596). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo. File date 09/16/2005; Issue date 09/18/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and Apparatus for Characterizing a Signal Path Carrying an Operational Signal (#7,250,772). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Paul Smith. File date 08/04/2005; Issue date 07/31/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Apparatus and Method for Testing a Signal Path From an Injection Point (#7,215,126). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo, You Chung Chung. File date 09/30/2005; Issue date 05/08/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • System and Method for Characterizing a Signal Path Using a Sub-Chip Sampler (#7,165,200). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Nilay Jani, Anurag Nigam. File date 05/05/2005; Issue date 01/16/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and Apparatus for Characterizing a Signal Path Carrying an Operational Signal (#7,250,772). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Paul Smith. File date 2005; Issue date 2007.
  • Digital spread spectrum methods and apparatus for testing aircraft wiring (#7,069,163). Status: Issued. Inventors: J. Gunther, D. Dosibhatla, C. Furse. File date 2003; Issue date 06/27/2006.
  • Frequency domain reflectometry system for baselining and mapping of wires and cables (#6,937,944). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Kenneth Blemel. File date 2004; Issue date 08/30/2005.
  • Frequency Domain reflectometry system for testing wires and cables utilizing in situ connectors, passive connectivity, cable fray detection, and live wire testing (#6,868,357). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse. File date 2004; Issue date 03/15/2005. Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation.

Software Titles

  • Wire Fault Simulation Software. This software site provides a variety of electromagnetic software, including wire fault simulation codes used for our NASA project. http://www.eng.utah.edu/~cfurse/NASA. Release Date: 01/2010. Inventors: CFurse, JNagel, ELundquist, SWu, CLo, others.

Publications

  • Eric Lundquist, Cynthia Furse, ‘Connector Impedance and Frequency Modes in Aerospace wiring,’ Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 24 November 2016. Published, 11/24/2016.
  • Keynote Presentation: ‘It’s MY Fishbowl: Experiences Teaching Flipped,’ ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Conference, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 1, 2016. Published, 10/01/2016.
  • Panelist: What Contributions Does Technology Make? Faculty as Designers of Student Success: A symposium on teaching and learning, University of Utah, Sept. 29, 2016. Published, 09/29/2016.
  • Eric Lundquist, Cynthia Furse, ‘Statistical Variation of Wire Parameters Within Complex Aerospace Networks,’ Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, July 27, 2016. Published, 07/27/2016.
  • R. J. Allred, B. Katz and C. Furse, "Ripple analysis: Identify and quantify reflective interference through ISI decomposition," IEEE 20th Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity (SPI), Turin, 2016, pp. 1-4. Published, 07/2016.
  • A. Lakhtakia, C. Furse, ‘The World of Applied Electromagnetics -In Appreciation of Magdy Fahmy Iskander,’ Springer-Verlag, to be published July 2017. In press, 07/01/2016.
  • Andrew Chrysler, Youchung Chung, Cynthia Furse, ‘Biocompatible UHF RFID Antenna made from Conducting Ink,’ IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 27-30, 2016. Published, 06/27/2016.
  • Cynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss, ‘Training Teachers to Teach Flipped‘, American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, April 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC. Published, 04/27/2016.
  • Miguel Rodriguez, Cynthia Furse, ‘An Implantable Antenna Designed for Ease of Manufacturing,’ Microwave and Optical Technology Letters,58(3), March 2016, pp. 619-623. Published, 03/2016.
  • Cynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss, ‘Training Teachers to Teach Flipped‘, American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, April 27-29, 2016 in Washington, DC. Accepted, 12/2015.
  • Donna Harp Ziegenfuss Cynthia Furse, (2016),"Opening up collaboration and partnership possibilities Re-valuing library resources, skill sets, and expertise ", Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 32 Iss 2 pp. 103 - 116. Published, 08/2015.
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DLP...
  • (invited keynote) C. Furse, ‘What My Students Have Taught Me,’ University of Utah Annual Teaching Workshop, Aug. 17, 2015. Published, 08/2015.
  • (invited keynote) C. Furse, ‘A Busy Professor’s Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom,’ Utah State University Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference, Aug. 19, 2015. Published, 08/2015.
    http://1560811.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/KEYNOT...
  • Donna Ziegenfuss, Cynthia Furse, ‘Co-Flipped Teaching: Experiences Sharing the Flipped Classroom,’ 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC, July 19-25, 2015. Published, 07/2015.
  • Donna Ziegenfuss, Cynthia Furse, ‘Transforming Teaching Practice: A MOOC Experience ,’ InstructureCon 2015, Park City, Utah, June 16-19, 2015. Published, 06/2015.
  • F.T. Ulaby, M. Maharabiz, C. Furse, ‘Circuits’, 3rd Edition, NTS Press, 2015. Published, 06/2015.
  • Cynthia Furse, (invited keynote), Flipping Teaching & Learning, Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education, Feb. 27, 2015, Salt Lake City. Published, 03/2015.
    http://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=details&id=...
  • Brandon Baker, Cynthia Furse, ‘Automated Modeling of Reflectance Properties for Industrial Plant Primitives,’ Geometry, Imaging, and Computing, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 3-22, 2015. Published, 02/2015.
  • Bach T.Nguyen, Cynthia Furse, Jamesina Simpson, ‘A 3-D Stochastic FDTD Model of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Magnetized Ionosphere Plasma,’ IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 63. No. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 304-313. Published, 01/2015.
  • A. Bergerson, B. Hodgkins, C. Furse, ‘ Outreach and Identity Development: New Perspectives on College Student Persistence ,’ Journal of College Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice, 16(2), pp. 165-185, Jan. 2014. Published, 01/2014.
  • Miguel Rodriguez, Cynthia Furse, Jennifer Shumaker-Parry, Steve Blair, ‘Scaling the Response of Nano-Crescents into the Ultraviolet,’ ACS Photonics, 1 (6), pp 496–506, 2014. Published, 01/2014.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ph400151n
  • S.Smith, C. Furse, ’ Stochastic FDTD for Analysis of Statistical Variation in Fields,’ IEEE Trans.Antennas and Propagation, Vol.60, No.7,pp. 3343 – 3350, 2013. Published, 07/2013.
  • S. Smith, C. Furse, ‘Stochastic FDTD,’ Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology, Artech House, 2013. Allen Taflove, Ardavan Oskooi, & Steven G. Johnson, Editors. In press, 06/2013.
  • E. Lundquist, J. Nagel, S. Wu, B. Jones, C. Furse, ‘Advanced Forward Methods for Complex Wire Fault Modeling,’ IEEE Sensors Journal,Vol13., No.4 pp. 1172 – 1179,2013. Published, 04/2013.
  • E.T. Iskander, P.Gore, C.Furse, A.Bergerson, ‘Gender Differences in Expressed Interests in Engineering-related Fields: ACT 30 year Data Analysis, Identified Trends, and Suggested Avenues to Reverse Trends,’ Journal of Career Assessment. Feb. 8, 2013. Published, 02/08/2013.
    http://jca.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/02/07/10...
  • E.T. Iskander, P. Gore, A. Bergerson, C. Furse, ‘Gender Disparity in Engineering: Results and Analysis from School Counselors Survey and National Vignette,’ 2012 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 8-14, 2012. Published, 07/2012.
  • B.Willis, C. Furse, ‘A Look at the Future of Printed Antennas, 2012 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and 2012 USNC/CNC/URSI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 8-14, 2012. Published, 07/2012.
  • L.Thomson, B. Jones, J. Stephenson, C. Furse, ‘Non-Contact Connections for Reflectometry and Location of Faults in Cable Shields,’ 2012 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainability Conference, April 2-5, 2012, Baltimore, MD. Published, 07/2012.
  • J.Saberin, C. Furse, “Challenges with Optically Transparent Patch Antennas,” Invited paper IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 53. No. 3 pp. 10-16 and No. 4 pp. 118-119, March 2012. Published, 03/2012.
  • C.Furse, “Reflectometry for Structural Health Monitoring,” New Developments in Sensing Technology for Structural Health Monitoring, edited by Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Springer-Verlag, 2011. In press, 12/2011.
  • C. Furse, Teaching without Lecturing, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol 53. No. 5, Oct. 2011. pp. 176-179. Published, 10/2011.
  • Sai Ananthanarayanan P.R., Alyssa Magleby Richards, Cynthia Furse,” Measurement and modeling of Multi-Antenna Systems in Small Aircraft”, Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, June 2011, Vol. 8: 170-182. Published, 06/2011.
    http://www1.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=406&gTable...
  • C.Furse, ‘Lecture-Free Engineering Education,’ IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 176-179, 2011. Published, 05/2011.
  • Sai Ananthanarayanan P.R., Alyssa Magleby Richards, Cynthia Furse,” Measurement and Modeling of Multi-user Multi-antenna system in aircraft in the presence of electromagnetic noise and interference”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 53, Issue 5, pp. 1137-1144. Published, 05/2011.
  • G. Barton, C. Furse, “Calculating grounding electrode impedance using fall-of-potential and impedance methods“, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 52(4), Aug 2010,pp. 151-154. Published, 08/2010.
  • J. Nagel, A. Magleby, S. Ananthanarayanan, C. Furse, “Measured Multi-User MIMO Capacity in Aircraft,” (invited paper) IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 52(4), Aug 2010, 179-184. Published, 08/2010.
  • Sai Ananthanarayanan P.R., Alyssa Magleby, James R. Nagel, Cynthia Furse, “Measurement and modeling of Interference for multiple antenna system,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 2031-2037, June 2010. Published, 06/2010.
  • Peiman Amini, Cynthia Furse, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Filterbanks for Multicarrier Reflectometry, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp. 1831-1837, Dec. 2009. Published, 12/2009.
  • C. Furse, P. Smith, M. Diamond, Feasibility of Reflectometry for Nondestructive Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Anchors, IEEE Journal of Sensors, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp.1322-1329. Published, 11/2009.
  • Y Chung, N. Amarnath, C. Furse, J. Mahoney, Capacitance and Inductance Sensor Circuits for Detecting the Lengths of Open and Short Circuited Wires ,IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 58, No. 8, Aug 2009, pp. 2495-2502. Published, 08/2009.
  • Introduction to Bioelectromagnetics, 2nd Edition, C Furse, D. Christiansen, C. Durney, CRC Press. Published, 2009.
    http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/pro...
  • C Lo, C Furse, “Modeling and Simulation of Branched Wiring Networks,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2008, pp. 143-148. Published, 06/2008.
  • D. Landon, C. Furse, “MIMO Capacity Dependence on Realistic Cross-Polarization and Branch-Power-Ratios,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol 50. No. 5, May 2008, pp. 1384-1388. Published, 05/2008.
  • Antennas for Medical Applications, for Antenna Engineering Handbook, John Volakis, Editor, Invited chapter (38). Published, 2008.
    https://www.scitechpublishing.com/index.asp?PageAc...
  • Wire Elements: Dipoles, Monopoles and Loops, in The Modern Antenna Handbook, Constantine Balanis, Editor, Invited chapter. Published, 2008.
    http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd...
  • Shang Wu, Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo, “Non-Contact Probes for Wire Fault Location with Reflectometry,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 6, No. 6, Dec. 2006, pp. 1716-1721. Published, 12/2007.
  • David G. Landon, Cynthia M. Furse, “Recovering handset diversity and MIMO capacity with polarization-agile antennas,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Volume 55, Issue 11, Part 2, Nov. 2007 Page(s):3333 - 3340. Published, 11/2007.
  • L. Griffiths, C. Furse, “Broadband and multi-band antenna design using the genetic algorithm to create amorphous shapes using ellipses,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 54, No. 10, Oct 2006, pp. 2776-2782. Published, 10/2007.
  • J.Rock Hadley, C.Furse, D. Parker, “RF coil design using a genetic algorithm,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2007, pp. 277-286. Published, 07/2007.
  • Chirag Sharma, Reid Harrison, Cynthia Furse, “ Low-Power STDR CMOS sensor for lcating faults in aging aicraft wiring “, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan 2007, pp. 43-50. Published, 01/2007.
  • (INVITED PAPER) C.Furse, “A Survey of Phased Arrays for Medical Applications,” ACES Journal, Special Issue on Phased Arrays , Vol. 21, No.3, Nov 2006, pp.365-379. Published, 11/2006.
  • Suketu Naik, Cynthia M. Furse and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, “Multicarrier Reflectometry,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol 6, No. 3, June 2006, pp. 812-818. Published, 06/2006.
  • Lance Griffiths, Rohit Parakh, Cynthia Furse, Brittany Baker, “The Invisible Fray: A Critical Analysis of the Use of Reflectometry for Fray Location,” IEEE Journal of Sensors, Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2006 Page(s):697 - 706. Published, 06/2006.
  • Pichitpong Soontornpipit, Cynthia M. Furse, You Chung Chung, and Bryan M. Lin, “Optimization of a Buried Microstrip Antenna for Simultaneous Communication and Sensing of Soil Moisture,” IEEE Trans. AP Special Issue on Antenna Applications, Volume 54, Issue 3, March 2006 Page(s):797 - 800. Published, 03/2006.
  • Cynthia Furse, Craig Waterman, Lance Griffiths, “To-Average or Not-to-Average in FDTD Modeling of Dielectric Interfaces,” ACES Journal , Vol.21 No.2 2006. Published, 02/2006.
  • April Kedrowicz, Sundy Watanabe, Damon Hall, Cynthia Furse, “Infusing Technical Communication and Teamwork within the ECE Curriculum,” (INVITED PAPER) Turkish Journal, ELEKTRIK, special issue on Engineering education, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2006. Published, 01/2006.
  • April Kedrowicz, Sundy Watanabe, Damon Hall, Cynthia Furse, “Infusing Technical Communication and Teamwork within the ECE Curriculum,” (INVITED PAPER) Turkish Journal, ELEKTRIK, special issue on Engineering education, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2006. Published, 01/2006.
  • Cynthia Furse, You Chung Chung, Chet, Lo, Praveen Pendayala, “A Critical Comparison of Reflectometry Methods for Location of Wiring Faults,” Invited Paper, Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 2, No.1, (2006), pp. 25-46. Published, 01/2006.
  • J.Carlstrom, C. Furse, History of Emigration Canyon, Utah State University Press, 2002. Published, 12/2002.