Leah Jamieson
NSF Award Recognition: NSF 2001 Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Research Contributions: Dr. Jamieson's research addresses the integration of signal processing and speech recognition with natural language processing systems. She has been a Distinguished Visitor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society. She is an IEEE Fellow and has served as President of the Institute's Signal Processing Society and Chair of the Technical Activities Board Periodicals Committee.

Educational Contributions: Dr. Jamieson is co-founder of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, in which students work with local community service organizations over several years on multi-disciplinary teams to define, design, deliver, and support engineering projects that aid the community. Her work with EPICS has been recognized with the American Society of Engineering Education's Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education and the IEEE Education Society's Harriet B. Rigas Outstanding Women Engineering Educator Award. Dr. Jamieson served as co-chair of the Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research and has been awarded Purdue's Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion and the Violet B. Hass Award from Purdue's Council on the Status of Women for her efforts on this behalf.

Director's Award Project: Dr. Jamieson is leading a faculty team from education, organizational psychology, organizational communication, and engineering to address the issue of fostering effective multi-disciplinary student teams. EPICS is providing a framework for engaging students in projects that solve technology-based problems faced by not-for-profit community service agencies, K-12 schools, museums, and municipal organizations.

from NSF Event, November 8, 2001 Program