Dennis Silage

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office Hours

Monday 10:00 – 11:00am
Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00pm
Friday 1:00 – 2:00pm
Or by appointment

Bio

Dr. Dennis Silage received the PhD in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. Prior to joining the Faculty at Temple University in 1984, he had a biomedical research career, with research faculty and adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Mount Sinai Medical School.

Dr. Silage has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University since 1984, teaches digital data communication, digital signal and image processing and embedded processing systems. His research is in these areas with high performance, real-time computational architectures using field programmable gate arrays. He has recently supervised four PhD candidates to completion and twenty-two MSE students.

Dr. Silage is past chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), recipient of the 2007 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2011 ASEE ECE Division Meritorious Service Award, the Lindbach Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Degrees

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1969

Academic Appointments 

  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Temple University, 1988-present
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 1988-1993
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering in Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1989
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Temple University, 1984-1988

Recent Publications 

  • Esposito, R., Mountney, J., Bai, L. and Silage, D., Parallel Architecture Implementation of a Reliable (k, n) Image Sharing Scheme. Proc. ICPADS (IEEE/CS): 14:221-225, 2008
  • Colavito, L. and Silage, D., Incremental PGA Architecture for STBC MIMO Decoding. IEEE Sarnoff Conference, 38:189-195, 2009
  • Colavito, L. and Silage, D., Efficient PGA LFSR Implementation Whitens Pseudorandom Numbers. Proc ReConFig (IEEE/CS): 15:109-114, 2009
  • Colavito, L. and Silage, D., An Incremental PGA Architecture for STBC MIMO Decoding. Proc. ReConFig (IEEE/CS): 15:212-217, 2009
  • Silage, D. Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays, Bookstand Publishing, 2008
  • Silage, D. Digital Communication Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink, Bookstand Publishing, 2009 
  • Silage, D. Trends in Embedded Design Using Programmable Gate Arrays, Bookstand Publishing, 2013

Research Interest 

  • Computational architectures for digital signal and image processing
  • Digital communications using programmable gate arrays and system-on-chip devices

Funding Sources

  • Alstom Grid
  • MESH
  • Boeing
  • TRASE
  • NHTSA
  • DoT