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Joseph M. Pettit Professor
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Professor Scott was born in Calhoun, GA. He received the B.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980, 1982, and 1985, respectively.

He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1986 where he teaches and performs research in the area of applied electromagnetics and acoustics. As part of the teaching, he is interested in using computers to enhance the learning experience of students and has developed computer based visualization tools and animations to help students understand some of the more difficult aspects of electromagnetics.

  • Methods for detecting buried objects using both electromagnetic and acoustic waves
  • Measurement of the electromagnetic and mechanical properties of materials
  • Transient fields
  • Numerical methods including the finite element and the finite-difference time-domain techniques
  • Antennas
Distinctions & Awards
  • Elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2008 with the citation "for contributions to the detection of buried targets using ground penetrating radar"
  • 2013 EURASIP best paper award for the best paper published in the Signal Processing Journal
  • 2001 Symposium Prize Paper Award for the best paper presented at the IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • 1986 Andrew Chi Prize Paper Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Co-authored four other papers that won student best paper awards
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia