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Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering



Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering

Office: Schaefer Engineering Building (SEB) Room 338
Phone: 443-885-4207

Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research in the Clarence M. Mitchell School of Engineering, and Professor in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Morgan State University. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University, England, an M. Phil. degree in Control Engineering from Cambridge University, England. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, and she joined the Machine Perception Research Department at AT&T Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ as a member of Technical Staff in 1990. She has been on the faculty at Morgan State University since 1993. Her early research was in the area of control of robot manipulators, and her more recent research has focused on developing adaptive algorithms for the detection and estimation of wireless signals over multiple-access MIMO communications. Her signal processing research has focused on developing beamforming and equalization algorithms for wireless systems, as well as on algorithms for remote-sensing multi-sensor image registration and fusion. Dr. Cole-Rhodes has worked with both graduate and undergraduate students on research projects in her lab, and the results of this work have resulted in over 60 publications with presentations at both national and international conferences. Many of her research projects were collaborative and funded by NASA, the Army Research Labs, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Dept. of the Navy. She contributed three chapters to the edited book 'Image Registration for Remote Sensing' published by Cambridge University press (2011), and she was recently awarded U.S. Patent 11,005,540 titled ‘Method and System for MIMO Communications in Millimeter-wave Networks’ by the USPTO, in May 2021. Dr. Cole-Rhodes spent a six-month period of sabbatical leave at the Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda campus in spring 2017 as a Visiting Professor at the Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) Center of Excellence.