Jamesina J Simpson portrait
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • ECE 3300-001
    Fund EM & Trans Lines
  • ECE 6950-030
    Special Study-MS
  • ECE 7950-030
    Special Studies Ph D

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Courses I Teach

  • ECE 3300 - Fund. of Electromagnetics and Transmission Lines
    Introduction to electromagnetics. Fundamentals of wave propagation, transmission lines, impedance matching, electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves in free space, lossy media, and reflections from planar interfaces, wireless communication systems. Electromagnetic safety. Applications include wireless communication systems, high speed digital circuits, electromagnetic sensors, and bioelectromagnetics.
  • ECE 5340/6340 - Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics
    Covering the basics of the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method and the finite element method (FEM). Students write their own codes from scratch.

Advisees’ Fellowships/Awards

  • T. Gray:  University of Utah Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Award (Spring 2015; $1200)
  • M. Humphries:  University of Utah UROP Award (Spring 2015; $1200)
  • M. Jaramillo (Madrid):  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010 – 2013;  $30,000 stipend and $10,500 tuition per year for three years), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Pre-Doctoral Research Award (2010;  $1000), IEEE-Albuquerque Outstanding Female Graduate Student Award (2010), American Association of University Women Fellowship (2009 – 2010;  $8,980), New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering Technical Symposium Student Presenter Award (2009)
  • C. Méndez-Ruiz:  CONACYT scholarship (2008 – 2010;  $38,145);  ECE UNM Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2011);  IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award (2011;  $2,500)
  • B. Nguyen:  Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Competition of the 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium in Memphis, TN ($1000 travel stipend); IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award (2014;  $2,500)
  • C. Romero:  National Consortium MASINT Research (NCMR) Scholarship (2011 – 2012;  $10,000)
  • M. Schnedar University of Utah UROP Award (Summer 2017; $1200)
  • D. Smith: University of Utah College of Engineering Gerald Stringfellow Fellowship (2016 – 2017; total value of $57,823)  
  • P. Swanson: University of Utah College of Engineering Gerald Stringfellow Fellowship (2016 – 2017; total value of $57,823) 
  • D. Sweeney: University of Utah UROP Award (Spring 2020; $1200)
  • H. Tankersley: University of Utah UROP Award (Spring 2020; $1200)
  • K. Tyler: University of Utah UROP Award (Fall 2015; $1200)
  • J. VanderDoes:  University of Utah College of Engineering Greg and Debra Treseder Fellowship (2018 – 2019; total value of $60,437)