Biography

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 and Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Research Interests

  • Digital Communications
  • Signal and Image Processing Using Real-Time and Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Devices
  • Embedded Sensors
  • System Chip Design Lab www.temple.edu/scdl

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ECE 3622

Embedded System Design

Undergraduate

ECE 3712

Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Undergraduate

ECE 4512

Analog and Digital Communications

Undergraduate

ECE 5512

Intro Digital Comm

Graduate

ECE 9514

Adaptive Signal Processing

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed, A., Gu, Y., Silage, D., & Zhang, Y.D. (2018). Power-Efficient Multi-User Dual-Function Radar-Communications. IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC, 2018-June. doi: 10.1109/SPAWC.2018.8445963

  • Post, J.E. & Silage, D.A. (2018). Incorporating PlutoSDR in the communication laboratory and classroom: Potential or pitfall? ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2018-June.

  • Silage, D.A. & Sadeghipour, K. (2017). EE and ME - Together again: Forging a BSE from BSEE and BSME programs. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2017-June.

  • Silage, D.A. & Sadeghipour, K. (2016). ME for EEs - Where are all the ME courses in the EE curriculum? ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2016-June.

  • Powell, A. & Silage, D. (2016). Statistical performance of the ARM cortex A9 accelerator coherency port in the xilinx zynq SoC for real-time applications. 2015 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs, ReConFig 2015. doi: 10.1109/ReConFig.2015.7393362

  • Silage, D.A. (2015). It's a SNAP: Student note-taking achieves performance. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society(122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society).