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Dr. Mary Ann Weitnauer (formerly Mary Ann Ingram) completed her B.S.E.E. in 1983 and finished her Ph.D. and joined the faculty in 1989, all in ECE at Georgia Tech.  She was a visiting professor at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark during the summers of 2006 to 2008 and at Idaho National Labs in 2010. She held the Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorship with the College of Engineering from 2006 to 2012. She was the Senior Associate Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2016-2021, responsible for academic operations.  She established the Electronic ARTrium Laboratory in 2021 and co-leads a VIP team named Electronic ARTrium, focused on interactive and immersive digital art, involving mechatronics, music and video. She is a co-instructor for the Coursera course Linear Circuits. In the mid-1990s, she established the Smart Antenna Research Laboratory (SARL), which studies MIMO wireless networks.

Research interests: 
  • Interactive digital art
  • Immersive art installations
  • Interactive mechatronics in art
  • Interactive video in art
  • The 2017 Vivian A. Carr Award, given by the Radio Club of America, for her achievements in the wireless industry
  • Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Outstanding Service Award, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, First IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVEC 2007), Baltimore, Maryland, 30th September - 1st October 2007
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM 2007), Valencia, Spain, October 14-20, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE INFOCOM, Hong Kong, March 2004
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1991

Lakshmikanth Guntupalli, Jorge Martinez-Bauset, Frank Y. Li, and Mary Ann Weitnauer, “Aggregated Packet Transmission in Duty-Cycled WSNs: Modeling and Performance Evaluation,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, March 2016.

Abdul Q. Javaid and Mary A. Weitnauer, “Towards Sleep Apnea Screening with an Under-the-mattress IR-UWB Radar Using Machine Learning,” The 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA'15), Miami, Florida, USA, December 9-11, 2015.

Seonwoo Lee, Robert J. Baxley, Mary Ann Weitnauer, Brett Walkenhorst, "Achieving Undetectable Communication," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Citation information: DOI 10.1109/JSTSP.2015.2421477, March 2015.

Jin Woo Jung and Mary Ann Weitnauer, “On Using Cooperative Routing for Lifetime Optimization of Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Networks: Analysis and Guidelines,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume:61, Issue: 8, pp. 3413 – 3423, May 2013.

G. Acosta and M.A. Ingram, "Six Time- and Frequency-Selective Empirical Channel Models for Vehicular Wireless LANs," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Spring 2008.

J.-S. Jiang and M.A. Ingram, “Spherical-wave model for short-range MIMO,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 53, No. 9, pp. 1534 – 1541, September 2005.

Vikram Anreddy and Mary Ann Ingram, “Capacity of measured Ricean and Rayleigh indoor MIMO channels at 2.4GHz with polarization and spatial diversity,” Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2006), Las Vegas, NV, 3-6 April 2006.

K. Sundaresan, R. Sivakumar, M. A. Ingram, and Tae-Young Chang, “Medium Access Control in Ad-hoc Networks with MIMO Links: Optimization Considerations and Algorithms,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing Special Issue on 2004 Infocom, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 350-365, October-December 2004.

M.A. Ingram, M.F. Demirkol, and D. Kim, “Transmit diversity and spatial multiplexing for RF links using modulated backscatter,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics, Tokyo, JAPAN, July 24-27, 2001.

M.F. Demirkol and M.A. Ingram, “Power-controlled capacity for interfering MIMO links,” Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Fall Vehicular Technology Conference (Fall VTC 2001), Vol. 1, pp. 187—191, Atlantic City, NJ, October 7-11, 2001.

P.Y.- P. Zhou and M.A. Ingram. “Pattern synthesis for arbitrary arrays using an adaptive array method,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 862—869, May 1999.

Last revised February 2, 2023