May 18, 2021
Thompson awarded Mark and Brenda Brown Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Thompson has been awarded the first Mark and Brenda Brown Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering at K-State. The five-year appointment carries annual funding to be used in support of his designation as a highly regarded K-State educator and researcher.
Thompson, an associate professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, graduated from K-State in 2006 and then went to Japan on a Fulbright Fellowship for research and language study. He completed a doctoral program at the University of Michigan focusing on non-invasive brain-computer interfaces. His postdoctoral research fellowship there involved work on implanted neural recording devices.
In 2013 he joined the faculty in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering where his research involves electrical and biomedical engineering. Two current projects include a National Science Foundation grant for emotion estimation, and a Sandia National Laboratory project with defense applications.
Mark Brown is a 1982 graduate of K-State in electrical engineering. This professorship was established to honor Mark and Brenda Brown at the university and to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty for the electrical and computer engineering department.