• Dr. Otilia Popescu received the Engineering Diploma and M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and the PhD degree from Rutgers University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. While at Rutgers her research was conducted at WINLAB in the area of wireless communications. Her research interests are in the general areas of communication systems, control theory, signal processing and engineering education. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where her teaching covers electrical circuits, systems and signals, and communications courses. She has worked in the past for the University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers University, and Politehnica University of Bucharest. She is a senior member of the IEEE and participates often in the technical program committee for IEEE conferences. She serves as associate editor for IEEE Communication Letters. In the community, Dr. Popescu is interested in stimulating K-12 students’ interest for excellence in mathematics and problem solving. She serves as local manager for Math Kangaroo International Competition and organizes the competition locally each year in March.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Analyzing the Performance of Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Systems with Dynamic Primary User ActivityIEEE Communications Letters. 2037-2040.
    2017 Analyzing the performance of spectrum sensing in cognitive radio systems with dynamic PU activityIEEE Communications Letters. 2037-2040.
    2017 Automatic Incident Detection in Intelligent Transportation Systems Using Aggregation of Traffic Parameters Collected Through V2I CommunicationsIEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.
    2017 Career and Technical Education and Its Relation to Engineering Technology Pathways in Marine MechatronicsTechnology Interface International Journal.
    2017 Low Cost Solutions for Wireless Communication Systems for Undergraduate Engineering Technology StudentsTechnology Interface International Journal.
    2017 STEM Outreach Efforts for Urban StudentsTechnology Interface International Journal.
    2016 On the Performance of Sub-Band Precoded OFDM in the Presence of Narrowband Co-Channel InterferenceIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. 736-743.
    2014 An Initial Look at Robotics-based Initiatives to Engage Girls in EngineeringTechnology Interface International Journal.
    2010 Game Theoretic Approach To Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control in Wireless SystemsIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B. 675-682.
    2010 User Admissibility in Uplink Wireless Systems with Multipath and Target SIR RequirementsIEEE Communications Letters. 106-108.
    2009 Optimum Pilot-to-Data Power Ratiofor Partial Rake Receiver in Nakagami-m Fading ChannelsIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 136-147.
    2007 Interference Avoidance and Multiaccess Vector ChannelsIEEE Transactions on Communications. 1466-1471.
    2007 Interference Mitigation in Aeronautical Telemetry Systems Using Kalman FilterIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. 1624-1630.
    2007 Simultaneous Water Filling in Mutually Interfering SystemsIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 1102-1113.
    2004 Greedy SINR Maximization in Collaborative Multi-Base Wireless SystemsEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 201-209.
    2004 Maximizing the Determinant for a Special Class of Block-Partitioned MatricesMathematical Problems in Engineering. 49-62.
    2004 Sum Capacity and TSC Bounds in Collaborative Multibase Wireless SystemsIEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2433-2438.
    2001 A New Approach to Modeling and Control of a Food Extrusion Process Using Artificial Neural Network and an Expert SystemJournal of Food Process Engineering. 17-36.
    1996 The Use of a Root-Locus Type Plot in the Linear Quadratic Regulator DesignThe Scientific Bulletin of POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest (series C). 85-88.
    1995 Algorithms for Evaluating the Dominant Components of the Feedback Gain MatrixThe Scientific Bulletin of POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest (series C). 75-79.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 A mobile platform using software defined radios for wireless communication systems experimentation
    2017 Developing a Faculty Learning Community to Support Writing Across Different STEM DisciplinesThe Challenges of Exploring Local Place as a Context of Use in the Study of Interactive Risk Visualizations
    2017 Developing a faculty learning community to support writing across different stem disciplines
    2017 Flipped classroom as blended learning in a fluid mechanics course in engineering technology
    2017 Using Senior Design Project to Teach Design for Use of a Mechatronic Device.  941-951.
    2016 Designing the Communication Sub-System for Nanosatellite CubeSat Missions: Operational and Implementation Perspectives
    2015 On the Performance of Precoded OFDM Systems in the Presence of Jamming.  358-361.
    2015 Reconstruction of Diffraction Field from its Samples Distributed Over Space
    2015 Sub-Band Precoded OFDM for Enhanced Physical Layer Resiliency in Wireless Communication Systems.  1-4.
    2015 The Use of Polleverywhere in Engineering Technology Classes to Stimulate Student Critical Thinking and Motivation
    2014 On The Performance of 4G Mobile Wireless Systems with Multiple Antennas.  445-448.
    2014 Using OFDM Pilot Tone Information to Detect Active 4G LTE Transmissions.  417-420.
    2010 On the Uplink-Downlink Duality for Gaussian Vector Channels with Colored Noise and Applications to CDMA Transmitter Adaptation.  96-99.
    2009 Downlink Transmitter Adaptation Based On Greedy SINR Maximization.  94-98.
    2008 Gradient Descent Interference Avoidance with Target SIR Matching.  200-204.
    2007 Gradient Descent Interference Avoidance for Uplink CDMA Systems with Multipath.  1060-1064.
    2006 Interference Mitigation and Channel Equalization for ARTM Tier-1Waveforms Using Kalman Filter
    2006 Kalman Filter For Interference Mitigation and Channel Equalization in Aeronautical Telemetry
    2006 Optimum Pilot-to-Data Power Ratio for Partial RAKE Receiver in Nakagami Fading Channels.  5505-5510.
    2005 Greedy Interference Avoidance in Noncollaborative Multi-BaseWireless Systems
    2004 Interference Avoidance Versus Iterative Water Filling in Multiaccess Vector Channels.  2058-2062.
    2004 Signal Space Partitioning Versus Simultaneous Water Filling for Mutually Interfering Systems.  3128-3132.
    2004 Strong Interference and Spectrum Warfare.  83-88.
    2003 Water Filling May Not Good Neighbors Make.  1766-1770.
    2002 Interference Avoidance and Multiaccess Vector Channels.  499.
    1995 Hardware Implementation for Neural Networks.  206-210.
    1995 The Use of Neural Networks in Process Control.  37-40.
    Designing the communication Sub-System for Nanosatellite CubeSat Missions: Operational and Implementation Perspectives

    Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University 2004
  • M.S. in Control Engineering and Computers, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest 1991
  • Full Name

  • Otilia Popescu