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Bruce Eisenstein

Arthur J. Rowland Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bruce Eisenstein
Office: Bossone 513b
Phone: 215-895-2359

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Drexel University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1970)

Research Interests

Pattern recognition; estimation theory; decision theory; digital signal processing


Dr. Eisenstein has published nearly 50 papers in the areas of digital signal processing, pattern recognition, deconvolution, and biomedical engineering. He was the 1976 recipient of the C. Holmes MacDonald Award of Eta Kappa Nu given to the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Educator. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and ASEE. He was elected Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year for 2000. Dr. Eisenstein is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Eisenstein was a NASA/ASEE Fellow at Stanford University and the Ames Research Center and a Visiting Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University under the sponsorship of the NSF. In 1980, he was appointed Professor and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University and served in that capacity until 1995. He was appointed the Arthur J. Rowland Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1996. Dr. Eisenstein has served as Associate Dean for the College of Engineering from 1976 to 1980 and again from 2004 to 2005.

He was the 2000 President of the IEEE. Among his volunteer positions in IEEE are:

  • Director, Division VI Engineering and the Human Environment (1993-1994)
  • Vice President for Technical Activities (1995-1996)
  • Treasurer (1998)
  • President-elect (1999)
  • President (2000) 
  • Past President (2001)

Dr. Eisenstein is presently on the Eta Kappa Nu Board of Directors and a member of the Board of the Settlement Music School. He is a Representative Director of IEEE on the Board of Directors of ABET, Inc. He is a Vice President of Eta Kappa Nu.

His past employers include Philco Corporation, Stanford University, NASA-Ames Research Center (Mountain View, California), and Princeton University.

Additional professional activities:

  • General Chair of the Frontiers in Education conference (1984)
  • President of the National Electrical Engineering Department Head Association (1985-1986)
  • Program Evaluator for ABET (Electrical Engineering, 1983-1988 and 2004-2008; Systems Engineering, 1991 to 1996; Engineering Sciences, 1996-2001)