From the series Faculty Awards for Excellence 2016

Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research

Brian D. Rigling

Since he joined the faculty in Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2004, Brian D. Rigling has established a world-class research collaboration on sensor signal exploitation.

The $3 million per year collaboration serves national research and defense organizations, including high-tech companies, in addition to supporting students, staff and faculty.

Rigling is professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and director of sensor systems research at the Wright State Research Institute.

Brian Rigling

Brian Rigling

“Rigling has developed one of the most successful externally funded research programs in the history of Wright State, with a total career funding of $17 million,” said Nathan W. Klingbeil, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Rigling has authored more than 100 articles in prestigious publications, in addition to three book chapters and a licensed patent. He also created a signal prediction software package called Raider Tracer that he offers for free download.

His expertise also led to the establishment of a new Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Wright State.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers regards Rigling as an international expert in the field of radar. He was chosen as the general chair of the institute’s 2014 Radar Conference and selected for an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers award in 2015.

These are rare distinctions for a professor so early in his academic career — a clear indication of the national and international recognition that Rigling’s research contributions have drawn.

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