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Ken Sauer

Ken Sauer

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Email: sauer@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6999

Office: 275B Fitzpatrick Hall

Education

Ph.D, Princeton University, 1989

M.S., EE Purdue University

B.S., EE Purdue University

Biography

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, Inc.

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.

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