Writer: Linda Fresques
Charles D. Creusere, associate professor at the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Frank Carden Chair in Telemetering and Telecommunications. He is preceded in this honor by chair namesake Frank Carden, William Osborne and most recently, Stephen Horan who recently retired as department head of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
As chair, Creusere will serve as the director of the Telemetering Center of Excellence at NMSU, charged with promoting and stimulating technical growth in telemetering and telecommunications and the associated arts and sciences.
“Dr. Creusere’s credentials are an excellent fit for this responsibility. His work on the range at China Lake is a plus and he has already been active at our annual ITC conferences. The telemetry program at NMSU is extremely important to the goals of our foundation for engineering education. Few universities have specific programs in telemetry and Chuck’s work at NMSU will be important to the entire telemetry industry. We look forward to working with Chuck and continuation of the great relationship we have with NMSU,” said J. William Rymer, president of the International Foundation for Telemetering.
Creusere received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis. He went on to receive his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he went to work for the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA where he designed and tested the guidance electronics for the Laser Guided Training Round which was later transitioned to Loral for production. In 1989 he was awarded a fellowship from the Department of Defense to attend graduate school in Santa Barbara where he worked with Professor Sanjit Mitra in the area of multirate filter banks. After returning to China Lake in 1993, Creusere joined the Research Department and much of his research focused on applying wavelets to problems of interest to the Navy, in particular image and video compression.
Creusere joined the faculty at NMSU in 2000 and his current research interests include audio, image, and video processing, in particular as these apply to distributed and remote sensing systems. He is also a member of several technical program committees for the IEEE. Creusere was the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 2002 to 2005 and began serving as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia in 2008.
The International Foundation for Telemetering has supported the Klipsch School through the establishment of graduate fellowships and was key in establishing the Frank Carden Chair in Telemetering and Telecommunications in 1990, which has played a central role in the development of a nationally-recognized program in this important area. The Carden chair was the first-ever chair to be established at NMSU.
Creusere is the current holder of the International Foundation for Telemetering Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, awarded in 2008. He will step down from the professorship in January when he assumes the chair. He will hold this competitively selected position for three years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years. He will receive a salary supplement along with approximately $30,000 annually to support related teaching, research and service activities.