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Ken Sauer

Ken Sauer

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-6999
Office: 275B Fitzpatrick Hall


College of Engineering Associate Professor

Summary of Activities/Interests

Sauer's research centers on statistical methods of solving inverse
problems, primarily in imaging. The problems he has studied include emission and transmission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. At present he
collaborates with GE Healthcare and colleagues at Purdue University in an
exploration of these methods for conventional X-ray CT imaging, in the hopes of
reducing the radiation absorbed in routine diagnostics.


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989


Ken Sauer grew up relatively near Notre Dame, among the
cornfields of rural Decatur, IN. He earned his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. at Purdue
University, followed by the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton
University in 1989. He has been at Notre Dame ever since, now posing as Director
of Undergraduate Studies and Director of the College's Engineering Honors
Program. Any spare time is spent playing ball with his two sons, dancing with
his wife, Karla, and singing a capella with his friends in the Valleyaires
barbershop chorus. Sauer is a staunch supporter of bicycling for transportation
and pursues this advocacy through active membership in Michiana Watershed,