Rodger Ziemer


Office:  Engineering 222
Phone:  (719) 262-3350
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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ziemer recieved his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota from 1960 to 1965. He joined the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1984 as Chairman and Professor in the ECE Department. In conjunction, Dr. Ziemer worked as the Program director for Communications Research for the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2001. In May of 2008 he was appointed Professor Emeritus.


Dr. Ziemer's research focuses on communications theory and its applications. Recent research has dealt with applications of independent component analysis applied to signal detection in multipath and multiple-access interference channels. He has also recently consulted in the area of applications of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing to wireless local area networks.

Recent Publications

  1. R. Ziemer, Fundamentals of Spread Spectrum Modulation, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2007
  2. W.H. Tranter, D.P. Taylor, R.E. Ziemer, N.F. Maxemchuk, and J.W. Mark (editors), The Best of the Best: Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research, John Wiley and IEEE Press, Jan. 2007
  3. Mark J. Takatz and Rodger E. Ziemer, "An Efficient Channel Impulse Response Estimation Method for DS-CDMA Communications," presented at IEEE Milcom '07, Orlando, FL, Oct. 29-30, 2007
  4. John A. Gerczynski, Jr. and Rodger E. Ziemer, "Burst/Periodic Spread Spectrum Covert Communications," 25th Army Science Converence, Orlando, FL, Nov. 27-30, 2006
  5. G.L. Plett, R.E. Ziemer, M.D. Ciletti, R. Dandapani, T. Kalkur, and M.A. Wickert, "Experiences in Updating the ECE Curriculum with Signal Processing First and Kolb/4MAT Pedagogy," Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 18-21, 2006
  6. R. Ziemer and G. Plett, "Experiences with a Signals First Approach to the EE Curriculum," American Society for Engineering Education, Rocky Mountain Section 2006 Conference, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, April 7-8, 2006

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