Dr. GrecoDr. Carl Greco

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Corley Hall 256
1811 North Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0231
Fax: (479) 964-0882
Email: cgreco@atu.edu

Education

PhD, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1976
MSc, Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1974
BSc, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 1967

Research Interests

Signal processing in medical applications, Embedded systems, Medical instrumentation, Computer applications in medicine, Student learning.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is the noblest of professions and perhaps one of the oldest dating back to Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.  The Socratic method is a time tested approach to develop critical thinkers who are as essential in today society as they were in the ancient world.  The scientific method, which is so important in today’s approach to science and engineering, was developed to employ a systematic method to deciphering and discover of new knowledge.  Its origins are attributable to these three philosophers especially to Aristotle in his treatise on scientific inquiry.  Although it has been said that: “The scientist merely explores that which exists, while the engineer creates what has never existed before.'' Theodore VonKármán (1957). There are many parallels between the engineering design method and the scientific method.  In teaching, I subscribe to the Socratic method to promote critical thinking.

Courses Taught

ELEG 2130 - DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN LAB
ELEG 2134 - DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN
ELEG 3123 - SIGNALS/SYSTEMS
ELEG 4113 - DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESS
ELEG 4133 - ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN
ELEG 4143 - COMMUNICATION SYS I
ELEG 4153 - COMMUNICATIONS SYS II
ELEG 4191 - ELECTRICAL DESIGN PROJECT I
ELEG 4193 - ELEC DESIGN PROJECT
ELEG 5113 - DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
ELEG 5133 - ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN
ELEG 5153 - COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS II
ELEG 6153 - STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

 

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