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Yasuo Kuga


Yasuo Kuga
Professor
Electromagnetics
430 EE/CSE
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-0478
E-mail: kuga@ee.washington.edu

University of Washington 1983 PhD
University of Washington 1979 MS
University of Washington 1977 BS


[Biosketch] [Honors] [Research Interests] [Selected Publications] [Recent Conference Papers] [Active Grants] [Recent Grad Students] [Editorships]


Biosketch

Yasuo Kuga was born in Kitakyushu, Japan. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1977, 1979, and 1983, respectively. He was an engineer at Matsushita Electric Industrial Corporation, Osaka, Japan, from 1971 to 1975. From 1979 to 1983, he was a research associate at the University of Washington. From 1983 to 1988, he was a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. From 1988 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Michigan. He is now Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in the areas of microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing, high frequency devices, and optics. Dr. Kuga is a member of the Optical Society of America and Commissions B and F of the International Union of Radio Science. He was selected as a 1989 Presidential Young Investigator. He was an Associate Editor of Radio Science (1993-1996) and is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. On Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1996-present).

Honors

National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1989

Research Interests

Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing Lab: http://www.ee.washington.edu/research/ersl/index.htm

Selected Publications

Y. Kuga, G. Zhang, J. H.Yea, and A. Ishimaru, "Angular correlation function of waves scattered from randomly distributed cylinders," Radio Science, 33:6, 1505-1516, 1998.

A. Ishimaru, T.-K. Chan, and Y. Kuga, "An imaging technique using confocal circular synthetic aperture radar," IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36:5, 1524-1530, September 1998.

A. Ishimaru, Y. Kuga, J. Liu, Y. Kim, and T. Freeman, "Ionospheric effects on SAR at 100 MHz to 2 GHz," Radio Science, 34:1, January-February 1999.

T.-K. Chan, Y. Kuga, and A. Ishimaru, "Experimental studies on circular SAR imaging in clutter using angular correlation function technique," IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37:5, September 1999.

Recent Conference Papers

J. D. Rockway, Y. Kuga, A. Ishimaru, S. T. Li, C.W. Manry, and J. W. Rockway, "Resonance confocal imaging of resonant spatial current modes of structures in the resonant region," National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, January 1999.

J. Liu, A. Ishimaru, Y. Kuga, "Ionospheric effects on P-band SAR imaging," National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, January 1999.

J. D. Rockway, M. Curry, K. Ono, Y. Kuga, and A. Ishimaru, "Angular correlation function for model based clutter estimation to be used for adaptive array SAR imaging," National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, January 1999.

J. Liu, A. Ishimaru, Y. Kuga, and T. Freeman, "Ionospheric effects on P-band SAR imaging," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99), Hamburg, Germany, July 1999.

S.-W. Lee, Y. Kuga, and T. K. Chan, "Numerical and experimental studies of the angular memory effect of discrete random media in the azimuthal plane," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99), Hamburg, Germany, July 1999.

Active Grants

"Object Detection, Imaging and Inverse Scattering in Geophysical Media," ONR, (Co-PI, A. Ishimaru).

"Low-Grazing Angle Pulse Scattering and Detection of Objects Near Surfaces," AASERT, ONR, (Co-PI, A. Ishimaru).

"Equipment for Time-domain Imaging Systems," (DURI), ONR, (Co-PI's, A. Ishimaru and L. Tsang).

"Multiple Scattering, Space-Time Interferometry and Imaging in Random Media," NSF, (Co-PI's, A. Ishimaru and C. Chan).

"Ionospheric Effects on SAR," Jet Propulsion Laboratory, (Co-PI, A. Ishimaru).

"Electronic Packaging and Materials," NSF Combined Research-Curriculum Development, (Co-PI's, M. Taya, T. Stoebe, M. Soma).

Recent Graduate Students

Arnold D. Kim
Jo Luhitman Diamond
Mark Curry
Mike Rackson
John Catton
John Rockway
John Thomas
Jun Liu
Jun-Ho Cha
Sangil Lee
Sermsak Jaruwatanadilok
SeungWoo Lee

Editorships

Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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