Last updated: August 2013

Jamesina J. Simpson, Ph.D.


   

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Director, Fellowships Office
College of Engineering, University of Utah


Director, Grand Challenge Scholars Program
College of Engineering, University of Utah




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Email: jamesina.simpson@utah.edu
Office: MEB 2278
Phone: 801.585.6929
Mailing address:
        50 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm 3280 (note different room number than office number)
        Salt Lake City, UT 84112
        USA

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Dr. Simpson obtained the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 2003 and 2007, respectively.   Her Ph.D. advisor was Prof. Allen Taflove and the title of her Ph.D. dissertation was “3-D FDTD Modeling of Impulsive Electromagnetic Propagation in the Global Earth-Ionosphere Waveguide below 30 kHz” (View PDF).   As a graduate student, Dr. Simpson was a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, and also received fellowships, awards, and grants-in-aid from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), McCormick School of Engineering, and Intel Corporation.   She worked through a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Prof. Heyno Garbe's Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab at the University of Hannover, Germany in summer of 2002.   In summers of 2003 - 2006, she worked as an engineering intern at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR.

From August 2007 to June 2012, Dr. Simpson was a tenure-track assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM). In July 2012, she joined the ECE Department at the University of Utah as an associate professor. Her research lab encompasses the application of FDTD to modeling electromagnetic phenomena at frequencies over 15 orders of magnitude (~1 Hz vs. ~600 THz). Prof. Simpson's research activities have been funded by NASA, Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, Intel Corporation, the Department of Energy, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has received research and teaching awards, including a 2010 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (entitled “3-D Global Full-Maxwell's Equations Modeling of the Effects of a Coronal Mass Ejection on the Earth”), a 2011 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, and the 2012 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award. From 2010 - 2014, she was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Current and former students in Prof. Simpson's Computational Electrodynamics Research Lab have earned awards such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Pre-Doctoral and Doctoral Research Awards, the American Association of University Women Fellowship, and the National Consortium MASINT Research Scholarship. Graduates from her lab have accepted positions in industry and with the government, including Intel Corporation, Singapore's Institute of High Performance Computing, and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Future Leaders Program.
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  • If you are interested in enrolling in one of Prof. Simpson's courses, more information is here.
  • If you are interested in joining Prof. Simpson's Computational Electrodynamics Lab, please click here for more information.
  • If you are already in Prof. Simpson's lab, you can find the lab notes here.
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  • Mehdi Hasan, Ph.D. Student
  • Bach Nguyen, Ph.D. Student
  • Jiajun Niu, Ph.D. Candidate (at UNM)
  • Alireza Samimi, Post-Doc

Advisee Alumni

  • Mehdi Hasan (M.S., July 2012), continued in Ph.D. program upon graduating.
  • Ryan Schlegel (M.S., July 2012), accepted a position at TechFlow Scientific upong graduating.
  • Yaxin Yu (Ph.D., July 2011), accepted a position at Singapore's Institute of High Performance Computing upon graduating.
  • Cesar Mendez-Ruiz (Ph.D., July 2011), accepted a position at Intel Corporation upon graduating.
  • Monica Jaramillo (M.S., July 2010, with distinction), now employed at Raytheon.
  • Ethan Tanner (M.S., May 2010), entered the National Nuclear Security Administration's Future Leaders Program upon graduating.
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  • Monica Jaramillo: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010 - 2013), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Pre-Doctoral Research Award (2010), IEEE-Albuquerque Outstanding Female Graduate Student Award (2010), American Association of University Women Fellowship (2009 - 2010), New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering Technical Symposium Student Presenter Award (2009)
  • Cesar Mendez-Ruiz: CONACYT scholarship (2008 - 2011), ECE Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Spring 2011), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award (2011)
  • Bach Nguyen: Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Competition of the 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation in Memphis, TN
  • Christopher Romero: National Consortium MASINT Research (NCMR) Scholarship (2011 - 2012)
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  • ECE 3300: Introduction to Electromagnetics (undergraduate course; offered Fall 2014)
  • ECE 5340 / 6340: Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics (senior undergrad / graduate course; offered Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
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Professional Society Memberships

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • IEEE (Senior Member, Antennas and Propagation Society and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)
  • URSI (Member, Commissions B & K)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • American Geophysical Union
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  • New Technology Directions Committee Member, IEEE AP-S, 2008 - 2010 and 2013 - Present.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Aug. 2010 - Jan. 2014.
  • Secretary, USNC/URSI Commission B, Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2014.
  • Women in Engineering Coordinator, IEEE Albuquerque, NM Chapter, Oct. 2008 - Aug. 2011.
  • Faculty Advisor, UNM SWE Chapter, Aug. 2008 - June 2012.
  • Technical Program Committee Member , IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2013.
  • Chair, Special Sessions Committee, IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2012.
  • Publicity Chair, IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2012.
  • Technical Program Committee Member , IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, Spokane WA, July 2011.
  • Conference Co-Chair, Grace Hopper New Mexico Celebration of Women in Computing Regional Conference, Oct. 14 - 15, 2010.
  • Education Committee Member, IEEE AP-S, 2009 - 2012.
  • Special Sessions Organized:
    • “Biophotonics,” USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2014.
    • “Ionospheric Propagation,” Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Torino, Italy, September 2013.
    • “Biophotonics,” USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2013.
    • “Bioelectromagnetics,” Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Cape Town, South Africa, September 2012.
    • “Computational Biophotonics and Nano-Photonics,” USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2012.
    • “Propagation Models for VLF to SHF EM Waves,” International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Torino, Italy, September 2011.
    • “Computational Biophotonics and Nano-Photonics,” USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2011.
    • “Advances in Geophysical Electromagnetics, including Lightning, Space Weather, and Satellite Observations” ICEAA, Sydney, Australia, September 2010.
    • “Advances in Computational Biophotonics,” USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2010.
    • “Advances in Computational Simulations for Biophotonics,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2008.
    • “Emerging Techniques and Applications for FDTD Computational Modeling of Planetary Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in the ULF, ELF, and VLF bands,” North American Radio Science Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, August 2007.
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine; IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters; IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques; IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing; AGU Journal of Geophysical Research -- Space Physics.
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    1. J. J. Simpson*, “Maxwell's equations FDTD modeling of electromagnetic phenomena in the Earth-ionosphere system,” Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California -- Los Angeles, April 2013.
    2. J. J. Simpson*, “Beyond mammography: Milijet detection of breast cancer,” Exploring Collaborative Possibilities in Health Sciences and Engineering, University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation Event, Dec. 2012.
    3. J. J. Simpson*, “A new physics mechanism for space weather-induced ionospheric current coupling to electric power grids,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2012.
    4. J. J. Simpson*, “A new physics mechanism for space weather-induced ionospheric current coupling to electric power grids,” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Jan. 2012.
    5. J. J. Simpson*, “3-D FDTD modeling of electromagnetic signal propagation in the Earth-ionosphere system: A paradigm shift from ray tracing to full-Maxwell's equations solutions,” Air Force Research Labs, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 2011.
    6. J. J. Simpson* and J. Niu, “Multiphysics modeling of VLF-HF propagation in the earth-ionosphere system for communications, surveillance, and navigation,” International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Torino, Italy, Sept. 2011.
    7. J. J. Simpson*, “Frontiers in full-Maxwell's equations FDTD modeling,” US-Egypt Regional Workshop on Microwave Emerging Technologies, Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 2010.
    8. J. J. Simpson*, “Global 3-D Maxwell's equations FDTD modeling of the effects of space weather on the Earth-ionosphere system,” International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Sydney, Australia, Sept. 2010.
    9. J. J. Simpson*, “Optical detection of a nanometer-thick dielectric layer via cepstral analysis of photonic nanojet backscattering,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Cambridge, MA, July 2010.
    10. J. J. Simpson*, “Optical detection of a narrow ultra-subwavelength-thin dielectric layer via cepstral analysis of photonic nanojet backscattering,” Photonics North, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2010.
    11. J. J. Simpson*, “Past, present, and future of modeling the global Earth-ionosphere system,” UNM Physics Department Seminar, Albuquerque, NM, April 2010.
    12. J. J. Simpson*, “Extended Photonic Nanojets for Obtaining the Internal Composition of a Dielectric Slab,” Proc. URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2010.
    13. J. J. Simpson*, “Introduction to FDTD and its Application to Optics,” Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Seminar, Albuquerque, NM, July 2009.
    14. J. J. Simpson*, “Past, present, and future of three-dimensional FDTD Maxwell’s equations modeling of the global Earth-ionosphere waveguide,” IEEE AP-S, MTT-S, and Communications Society Chapter Meeting, Calgary, Canada, Feb. 2009.
    15. J. J. Simpson*, “ FDTD Modeling Applications in Ultrahigh-Speed Interconnects and Electromagnetic Compatibility of Complex Packages,” IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Signal Integrity and High-Speed Interconnects, Guadalajara, Mexico, Feb. 2009.
    16. J. J. Simpson*, I. R. Capoglu, and V. Backman , “Using FDTD to Improve Our Understanding of Partial Wave Spectroscopy for Advancing Ultra Early-Stage Cancer Detection Techniques,” International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM) and the Canadian Radio Sciences Meeting (URSI/CNC), Banff, AB, Canada, Feb. 2009.
    17. J. J. Simpson*, X. Li, A. Heifetz, and V. Backman, “FDTD computational synthesis and analysis of the partial-wave spectroscopy image of the inhomogeneous dielectric sphere,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2008.
    18. J. J. Simpson*, “FDTD full-Maxwell's equations modeling from near-DC to light,” 24th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES), Niagara Falls, Canada, April 2008.
    19. J. J. Simpson*, “Computational electrodynamics modeling from near-DC to light,” IEEE AP-S, MTT-S, EMC-S and Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Joint Chapter Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Sept 2007.
    20. J. J. Simpson* and A. Taflove, “3-D FDTD model of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide including a gyrotropic plasma ionosphere,” URSI North American Radio Science Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, July 2007.
    21. J. J. Simpson* and A. Taflove, “Progress in three-dimensional FDTD Maxwell’s equations modeling of global impulsive ULF/ELF propagation,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 2006.
    22. J. J. Simpson* and A. Taflove, “3-D FDTD modeling of ULF/ELF propagation within the global Earth-ionosphere cavity using an optimized geodesic grid,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium, Washington, D.C., July 2005.
    23. J. J. Simpson*, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, “An experimental and computational study of bandpass wireless digital-bus interconnects using electromagnetic bandgap technology at 50 GHz,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium, Washington, D.C., July 2005.
    24. J. J. Simpson* and A. Taflove, “Recent advances in FDTD modeling of ULF/ELF propagation within the global Earth-ionosphere waveguide,” U.S. National Committee (USNC) / International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2005.
    25. J. J. Simpson*, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, “Ultrahigh-speed wireless digital bus interconnects using electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) technology,” IEEE AP-S / MTT-S Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2004.
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    1. I. R. Capoglu, J. Rogers, C. Mendez-Ruiz, J. J. Simpson, S. H. Tseng, K. Chen, M. Ding, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “FDTD and PSTD Applications in Biophotonics,” Chap. in Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnolgoy, A. Taflove, A. Oskooi, and S. G. Johnson, Norwood, MA: Artech, 2013.
    2. A. Taflove and J. J. Simpson, “Introduction to Maxwell’s Equations and the Yee Algorithm,” Chap. 3 in Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 3rd ed., A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Norwood, MA: Artech, 2005.
    3. M. Piket-May, W. K. Gwarek, T.-L. Wu, B. Houshmand, T. Itoh, and J. J. Simpson “High-Speed Electronic Circuits with Active and Nonlinear Components,” Chap. 15 in Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 3rd ed., A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Norwood, MA: Artech, 2005.
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    1. J. J. Simpson, “An established numerical method applied to geophysics,” Eos, newspaper of the American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, July 2012 (feature article).
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Refereed Journal Publications

    1. M. Hasan and J. J. Simpson, “Photonic nanojet enhanced nanometer-scale germanium photodiode,” Applied Optics vol. 52, no. 22, pp. 5420-5425, Aug. 2013. Paper24.pdf
    2. Y. Yu, J. Niu, and J. J. Simpson, “A 3-D global Earth-ionosphere FDTD model including an anisotropic magnetized plasma ionosphere,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 3246-3256, 2012, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2012.2196937. Paper23.pdf
    3. J. Niu and J. J. Simpson, “On the air-sea boundary in marine CSEM detection modeling of sub-seafloor hydrocarbon reservoirs,” Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 651-654, 2012, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2012.2203329. Paper22.pdf
    4. C. Mendez-Ruiz and J. J. Simpson, "Cepstral analysis of photonic nanojet-illuminated biological cells," Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 215-222, 2012. Paper21.pdf
    5. J. J. Simpson, “On the possibility of high-level transient coronal mass ejection - induced ionospheric current coupling to electric power grids,” Journal of Geophysical Research -- Space Physics, 116, A11308, 2011, doi:10.1029/2011JA016830. Paper20.pdf
    6. C. Mendez-Ruiz and J. J. Simpson, “Ultra high-resolution FDTD modeling of a high-performance VLSI package for identifying resonances and couplings,” Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 284-294, 2011. Paper19.pdf
    7. Y. Yu and J. J. Simpson, “A magnetic field-independent absorbing boundary condition for magnetized cold plasma,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters vol. 10, pp. 294-297, 2011, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2011.2139191. Paper18.pdf
    8. M. Madrid, J. J. Simpson, and M. Hayat, “FDTD calculations of the diffraction coefficient of vibrating wedges,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters vol. 10, pp. 163-166, 2011, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2011.2121890. Paper17.pdf
    9. C. Mendez-Ruiz and J. J. Simpson, “Detection of embedded ultra-subwavelength-thin dielectric features using elongated photonic nanojets,” Optics Express, vol. 18, iss. 16, pp. 16805-16812, 2010, doi: 10.1364/OE.18.016805. [Also published in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, vol. 5, iss. 16, pp. 16805-16812, 2010.] Paper16.pdf
    10. Y. Yu and J. J. Simpson, “An E-J collocated 3-D FDTD model of electromagnetic wave propagation in magnetized cold plasma,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 469-478, 2010, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2009.2037706. Paper15.pdf
    11. J. J. Simpson, “Current and future applications of 3-D global Earth-ionosphere models based on the full-vector Maxwell’s equations FDTD method,” Surveys in Geophysics, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 105-130, 2009, doi: 10.1007/s10712-009-9063-5 (invited). Paper14.pdf
    12. J. J. Simpson, “Global FDTD Maxwell’s equations modeling of electromagnetic propagation from currents in the lithosphere,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 199-203, 2008, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2007.913149. Paper13.pdf
    13. S.-C. Kong, J. J. Simpson, and V. Backman, “ADE-FDTD scattered field formulation for dispersive materials,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 4-6, 2008, doi: 10.1109/LMWC.2007.911970. Paper12.pdf
    14. A. Heifetz, J. J. Simpson, S.-C. Kong, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, “Subdiffraction optical resolution of a gold nanosphere located within the nanojet of Mie-resonant dielectric microsphere,” Optics Express, vol. 15, no. 25, pp. 17334-17342, 2007, doi: 10.1364/OE.15.017334. [Also published in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, vol. 3, iss. 1, pp. 17334-17342, 2008.] Paper11.pdf
    15. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “A review of progress in FDTD Maxwell’s equations modeling of impulsive sub-ionospheric propagation below 300 kHz,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in the Special Issue on Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Complex Environments: A Tribute to Leopold Benno Felsen, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 1582-1590, June 2007, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2007.897138. Paper10.pdf
    16. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “ELF radar system proposed for localized D-region ionospheric anomalies,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 500-503, Oct. 2006, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2006.878443. Paper9.pdf
    17. J. J. Simpson, R. P. Heikes, and A. Taflove, “FDTD modeling of a novel ELF radar for major oil deposits using a three-dimensional geodesic grid of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 1734-1741, June 2006, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2006.875504. Paper8.pdf
    18. J. J. Simpson, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, “Substrate integrated waveguides optimized for ultrahigh-speed digital interconnects,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 1983-1990, May 2006, doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2006.873622. Paper7.pdf
    19. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “A novel ELF radar for major oil deposits,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 36-39, 2006, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2005.856118. Paper6.pdf
    20. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “Electrokinetic effect of the Loma Prieta earthquake calculated by an entire-Earth FDTD solution of Maxwell’s equations,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 32, L09302, doi:10.1029/2005GL022601, 2005, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022601. Paper5.pdf
    21. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “Efficient modeling of impulsive ELF antipodal propagation about the Earth sphere using an optimized two-dimensional geodesic FDTD grid,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 215-218, 2004, doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2004.834936. Paper4.pdf
    22. J. J. Simpson, A. Taflove, J. A. Mix, and H. Heck, “Computational and experimental study of a microwave electromagnetic bandgap structure for potential use as a bandpass wireless interconnect,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 343-345, July 2004, doi: 10.1109/LMWC.2004.829283. Paper3.pdf
    23. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “Three-dimensional FDTD modeling of impulsive ELF antipodal propagation and Schumann resonance of the Earth-sphere,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 443–451, Feb. 2004, doi: 10.1109/TAP.2004.823953. Paper2.pdf
    24. J. J. Simpson and A. Taflove, “Two-dimensional FDTD model of antipodal ELF propagation and Schumann resonance of the Earth,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 53-56, 2002, doi: 10.1109/LAWP/2002/805123. Paper1.pdf
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Recommended Reading (working list)

  • Journals: Nature, Nature Photonics, Science, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Optics Express, Geophysical Research Letters, and other IEEE and Optical Society of America (OSA) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) publications, etc.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) articles, podcasts, etc.
  • Magazines: Scientific American
  • MIT Technology Review, http://www.technologyreview.com/
  • Watch Ted Talks
  • www.materialstoday.com
  • Books:
    • A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, 3rd ed., Artech House, 2005.
    • D. Fleisch, A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
    • A. Hirshfeld, The Electric Life of Michael Faraday, Walker and Company, 2006.
    • C. R. Tomlinson, P.E., Don't Ever Tell Me You Can't, Virtualbookworm.com, 2002.
    • C. Waisman and J. Tietjen, Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America, Harper, 2008.

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Personal

My mother started teaching me to play the violin when I was three years old. I played regularly for the next ~20 years in symphonies, quartets, and recitals.

Aside from playing the violin, I particularly enjoy training for and running road and trail races (to help offset my time in front of computers...!). In 2011, I was sponsored by Inov-8 running shoe company and ran for Team Inov-8. Below are a few of my PR's:

  5 km   18:30   5:58 min./mile     2010
  10 km     39:14   6:19 min./mile   2013
  1/2 Marathon     1:27:46   6:42 min./mile   2013
  Marathon   2:59:21     6:50 min./mile   2013

... and some of my past races:

  • 2013 St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah (Marathon PR)
  • 2013 University of Utah Homecoming Scholarship 5k, Salt Lake City, Utah (1st overall female)
  • 2013 Top of Utah Half Marathon, Providence, Utah (1/2 Marathon PR, 1st in age group)
  • 2013 Deseret News 10k, Salt Lake City, Utah (10k PR, 2nd in age group)
  • 2012 Jingle Bell 5k, Salt Lake City, Utah (1st overall female)
  • 2012 Layton Half Marathon, Layton, Utah (1st overall female)
  • 2012 University of Utah Homecoming Scholarship 5k, Salt Lake City, Utah (1st overall female)
  • 2012 Porter's 10k, Draper, Utah (1st overall female)
  • 2011 Run the Caldera 10k, Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico (1st overall female, course record)
  • 2011 Run with Kenyans for Global Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1st overall non-elite female)
  • 2011 Shamrock Shuffle 5k, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (1st overall female)
  • 2011 Houston Half Marathon, Houston, Texas (2nd in age group)
  • 2010 Buffalo Thunder 12k, Pojoaque, New Mexico (3rd overall female, $100 cash award)
  • 2010 Grizzly 1/2 Marathon, Choteau, Montana (1st overall female)
  • 2010 Shiprock 1/2 Marathon, Shiprock, New Mexico (1st overall female)
  • 2010 Carlsbad 5k, Carlsbad, California (5k PR, 18:30)
  • 2009 XTERRA Topanga Turkey Trot 10k, Topanga, California (1st overall female)
  • 2009 Corrida de Corrales 5k, Corrales, New Mexico (1st overall female)
  • 2009 Forever Young 10k, Placitas, New Mexico (1st overall female)
  • 2008 Cactus Ridge Ramble 14.5 Mile Trail Run, El Paso, Texas (1st overall female)
  • 2005 Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Illinois (Marathon PR, 3:09:04)
  • 2005 Rocky Mountain 1/2 Marathon, Denver, Colorado (with my Dad!)
  • 2004 Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii (with AIDS marathon - Chicago)
  • 2003 Skokie Spirit 10k, Skokie, Illinois (1st overall female)
  • 2001 Suitcase Party 5k, Evanston, Illinois (1st overall female)
  • 1998 Colorado State High School Cross Country Championships, Denver, CO (5k)
  • 1998 Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships, Colorado Springs, CO (4 x 800 m relay)
  • 1997 Colorado State High School Cross Country Championships, Pueblo, CO (5k)

Exploring the outdoors with my dogs...


And enjoying the places my research takes me...


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