Rich Kozick

Rich Kozick

Professor of Electrical Engineering
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My passion is ... 
teaching and signal processing, where the goal is to get information from sensor data using math and computational algorithms.

I am a professor at Bucknell because I love teaching and research. My research is in signal processing, which is a broad field that aims to extract information from data measured by sensors. My passion for this area was sparked while I was an undergraduate student at Bucknell, because I found that signal processing combines three areas that I like: math, physics, and computation. I have enjoyed working on a wide variety of interesting problems in collaboration with Bucknell students and colleagues in government, industry, and other universities. My teaching at Bucknell has spanned a wide variety of courses, and I have fun in every one of them.

Favorite Out of Class Activities/Interests

  • Family activities (my wife and I have four sons)
  • Competitive sports with our sons (currently football, basketball, and baseball)

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University, 1986
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1988
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1992

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, 1993 - 1999
  • Associate Professor, Bucknell University, 1999 - 2004
  • Professor, Bucknell University, 2004 - Present

Teaching Specialties

  • Signal processing, linear systems, and control systems
  • Introductory engineering courses
  • Circuit theory
  • Probability and statistical signal processing
  • Communication systems
  • Digital signal and image processing

Research Interests

  • Localization of robots (so robots know where they are in the environment)
  • Extracting functional brain networks from MRI data for diagnosis of autism
  • Sensor array signal processing with radio frequency antennas, microphones, and ultrasound sensors for medical imaging
  • Localization of gunshots with acoustic sensors
  • Signal processing for radar and wireless communications
  • Information theory and statistical classification
  • Statistical signal processing in non-Gaussian noise


  • Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society (2006)
  • T. Jefferson Miers Chair in Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University (2006 - 2011) Bucknell University Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence (1999)

Industry Experience

  • AT&T Bell Laboratories, Member of Technical Staff, 1986 - 1989 and 1992 - 1993
  • Research collaboration/consulting with Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, SAIC, MacAulay Brown, and Oxford University