Dr. Daniel M. Litynski
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engr
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Executive leader education and government , Electrical Engineering , Optics
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Daniel M. Litynski is Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). He completed 7 years as Vice President for Research (VPR) & previously completed three years with NSF as Program Director (Physics) and Acting Division Director for Undergraduate Education (DUE). From 1999 to 2004, he was Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and President (interim) for WMU when it was a national Doctoral Research Extensive University with over 270 programs and almost 30,000 students. While Dean of CEAS, the college grew from approximately 2300 to 3000 students, new programs were initiated/accredited, plans for a new 270 acre Parkview Campus for CEAS done, construction neared completion (finished while Provost at approximately $100 million), an included Business Technology & Research Park implemented, and a strategic planning process completed. Brigadier General (retired) Litynski served with Armor and Ordnance units in Vietnam and Germany, several US R&D organizations, and the United States Military Academy including Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He’s done research and teaching in electrical engineering, optics, and physics for over forty years including twenty-five different courses (two initiated in Laser Physics and Photonics Engineering), and authored or co-authored many international conference presentations, technical papers, book chapters, and a patent. Past President of the IEEE Education Society. Honors and Awards: US Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (OLC), Knight's Cross of Merit by President of Poland, NSF Director’s Award, IEEE Senior Member, ASEE Meritorious Service Award, six honor societies, eight professional societies. Education: Ph.D. (Physics) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), M.S. (Optics) University of Rochester, B.S. (Physics) RPI.
Publications (12)

Proceedings Article | 30 September 2005 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 5956, Integrated Optics: Theory and Applications
KEYWORDS: Packaging, Multimode fibers, Waveguides, Signal attenuation, Polymers, Copper, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Optical interconnects, Tolerancing, Polymer multimode waveguides

SPIE Journal Paper | 1 December 1998
OE Vol. 37 Issue 12
KEYWORDS: Diffusion, Neural networks, Silicon, Electronic circuits, Transistors, Neurons, Image processing, Analog electronics, Modulators, Image quality

Proceedings Article | 11 November 1998 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 3581, Acousto-Optics and Applications III
KEYWORDS: Wavelet transforms, Modulation, Wavelets, Silicon, Modulators, Liquid crystal on silicon, Signal processing, Liquid crystals, Acousto-optics, Optical correlators

Proceedings Article | 3 November 1998 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 3463, Photonics and Radio Frequency II
KEYWORDS: Digital signal processing, Image processing, Digital filtering, Diffusion, Interference (communication), Modulators, Signal processing, Quantization, Analog electronics, Binary data

Proceedings Article | 9 October 1998 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 3470, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Wavelet transforms, Modulation, Pattern recognition, Wavelets, Image resolution, Phase shift keying, Image filtering, Optical correlators, Signal detection, Holographic interferometers

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