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Andrew James Blanchard
Vice Provost, Professor-Electrical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: AD23, Room No.: AD 2.108 
Email Address  Andrew.Blanchard@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2273    Media Contact
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 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Electrical EngineeringTexas A&M University1977
 M.S.Electrical EngineeringColorado State University1974
 B.S.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southwestern Louisiana1972
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PRESENT AREAS OF TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATION
Mathematical modeling of electromagnetic phenomena; microwave theory and design, radar system and antenna analysis; radar cross-section measurements; tomographic imaging (microwave and acoustic), electro-optical system design and modeling, information analysis (Wavelet and Fourier Processes).

PRESENT AREAS OF BUSINESS SPECIALIZATION

Development of technology transitioning packages, including organization of technology value added processes, development of funding models for technology enhancement, and the implementation of customer interface models.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Vice Provost University of Texas at Dallas, September 2008-present
  • Vice President Technology, Clean Earth Technologies, LLC, June 2002 – May 2004.
  • Senior Associate Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, January 2001-June 2002, May 2004-present
  • Director of Research, College of Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, December 1995-December 2000
  • Budget Director, College of Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, January 1999-December 2000
  • Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, TX, June 1989-December 1995
  • Director, Strategic Technology Applications Research Center (STAR Center), Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), The Woodlands Texas, June 1990- 1995
  • Associate Director, Space Technology and Research Center (STAR Center), Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), The Woodlands Texas, June 1989- May 1990
  • Head, Long Wavelength Imaging Laboratory, STAR Center, HARC, June 1989-1990.
  • Associate Director, Wave Scattering Research Center, College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, September 1984-1988.
  • Associate Research Engineer, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, June 1979 - 1989.
  • Engineering Research Associate, Remote Sensing Center, Texas A&M University, 1975 - 1977.
  • Research Assistant, Remote Sensing Center, Texas A&M University, 1973 - 1975.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, July 1972 - August 1973
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2003
Blanchard, A. J., Cai, J., Morgan, R., Golden, J., Fumagalli, A., Maloberti, F. "Mega-Mesh Sensor Network Design", Proceedings of the IGARSS, Toulouse, France; July 20-25.2003
Category: IGARSS
Conference paper
2003
Blanchard, A. J., Morgan, R., Golden, J, "On the concept of all digital sensor design", Proceedings of the IGARSS, Toulouse, France; July 20-25.2003.
Category: IGARSS
Conference paper
1998
Blanchard, A. J., Gader, P.,Correa, A. C., Hocaoglu, A. K., "The use of spline based wavelet filtering to improve classification processing in SAR imagery", Proceedings of the IGARSS, Seattle, July 1998.
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1998
Correa, A.C., Blanchard, A. J., Becker, J., "The impact of lossy compression on the output of supervised and unsupervised classification products", Proceedings of the IGARSS, Seattle, July 1998
Category: IGARSS
Conference paper
1997
Gader, P., Blanchard, A. J., "The use of mathematical morphology for accurate identification of microwave images in the K-space domain", Proceedings of the IGARSS, Singapore, July 1997
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Conference paper
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
09/01/2006 09/30/2006 The Future of University/Industry Relations in Research and Development,
Blanchard, A. J.,IEEE Emerging Technologies Conference, Richardson, Texas, September 2006, (Invited Keynote Speaker).
08/19/2003 08/21/2003 Mega-Mesh Sensor Network Design
Blanchard, A. J., Cai, J., Morgan, R., Golden, J., Science and Technology Conference, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; August 19-21, 2003 ((Invited Technical Presentation).
07/20/2003 07/25/2003 On the concept of all digital sensor design
Blanchard, A. J., Morgan, R., Golden, J, Proceedings of the IGARSS, Toulouse, France; July 20-25.2003.
07/20/2003 07/25/2003 Mega-Mesh Sensor Network Design
Blanchard, A. J., Cai, J., Morgan, R., Golden, J., Fumagalli, A., Maloberti, F., Proceedings of the IGARSS, Toulouse, France; July 20-25.2003
07/01/2006 07/30/2006 Through Wall Imaging
Raytheon Corp, Dallas, Texas, July 2006,(Invited Technical Presentation)
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
12/1995-12/2000ProfessorElectrical Engineering University of Missouri-Columbia
09/1988-05/1989ProfessorElectrical Engineering University of Texas at Arlington
09/1979-08/1983Assistant ProfessorElectrical Engineering Texas A&M University
01/2001-PresentProfessorElectrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
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Professional Activities
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1995-present
  • Elected Member of The Electromagnetics Academy, 1993-present
  • Elected Member, Union of Radio Science Inc. Commission F
  • Member of the President's Council, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRS-S) 2008-present
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) TAB Liaison to IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB), 2007
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Awards and Recognition Committee, 1999-2000
  • Chairman, IEEE TAB Society Review Committee, 2000-2001
  • Member of the IEEE TAB Society Review Committee, 1997-2001
  • General Chairman, Emerging Telecommunications Technology Conference, 2003 (ETTC 2003), sponsored by IEEE Dallas Section, Sept 26-27, 2003
  • General Chairman, Emerging Telecommunications Technology Conference, 2002 (ETTC 2002), sponsored by IEEE Dallas Section, Sept 23-24, 2002
  • Co-General Chairman, International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium 2000 (IGARSS 2000, 20th Anniversary of the IGARSS Symposia), sponsored by IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society.
  • General Chairman, 1992 International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS '92) sponsored by IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, May 25-29, 1992.
  • Vice President; Conferences and Symposia, IEEE GRS Society, 2003 - 2004.
  • Vice President; Operations, IEEE GRS Society, 2002 - 2003.
  • Chairman, IEEE GRS Society, Fellow Evaluation Committee 1997-2002
  • Member, IEEE GRS Society, Fellow Evaluation Committee 2004-2006
  •  President, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1994 and 1995
  • Vice-President, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1993
  • Treasurer Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1992-1993
  • GRS-S Adcom Member   1986-1988, 1988-1991, 1992-1995, 1996-1998 (Past President), 1999-2001, 2002-2004, 2005-2007
  • Director of Strategic Planning, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1996-to date.
  • Chairman, GRS-S Constitution and Bylaws Committee 1988-1992
  • Member of the TPC, IGARSS 08, Theme coordinator Educational activities in Remote Sensing, and Policy Issues in Remote Sensing, Boston, MA.
  • Member of the TPC, IGARSS 07, Theme coordinator Educational activities in Remote Sensing, and Policy Issues in Remote Sensing, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Session Chairman, Educational activities, IGARSS 06, July 30-August 4, 2006
  • Member of the TPC, IGARSS 06, 2005-2006, Session organizer Educational activities in Remote Sensing, Session Chairman, Educational Activities, IGARSS 07, July 2007
  • Member of the TPC, IGARSS 04, 2003-2004
  • Members of the TPC IGARSS 05, 2004-2005, Sessions organizer Remote Sensing Applications theme area, Session Chairman, Urban Applications.
  • Editor, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter, January 1984 - December 1985
  • Associate Editor, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter, January 1982 - January 1984
  • Senior Member, 1987-1994, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, 1972-1986, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Antennas and Propagation Society
  • Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Member, IEEE/AESS Radar Systems Panel, 1991 - 1995.
  • Chairman, Publicity and Publications Committee, 1986 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE86) Sponsored by ASEE and IEEE Engineering Education Society
  • Chairman of the Circuits Session, 1985 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE85) Sponsored by ASEE and IEEE Engineering Education Society
  • Member, Publicity and Publications Committee, 1981 International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS '81) sponsored by IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society
  • Juror, The President's Council, ENSICA University, Toulouse, France., June 1992.
  • Secretary / Treasurer, Fort Worth Section IEEE, June 1986-1989
  • Member, The GEOSAT Committee, Radar Panel September 1978 - May 1979

 Support
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 DurationTitleSponsorAmountStatus
10/2010-9/2012Ultra wide bandwidth antenna designSRC185,000Current
9/2007-9/2012FUSION/Executive DirectorETF5,000,000Current
10/2007-09/2008JFCOMGeneral Dynamics225,000Previous
01/2007-07/2007Army TRADOCBAE Systems185,000Previous
05/2004-01/2005classifiedSpectralink LOAL700,000Previous
2/2003-03/2004classifiedTSWG: CT-ISR2,000,000Previous
10/2002-03/2003Advanced Radar and Electro-optical SystemsSMDC670,000Previous
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Dr. Andrew Blanchard Named Dean of Undergraduate Education
News Center at UT Dallas

Veteran UT Dallas professor and administrator Dr. Andrew Blanchard has been named the University’s next dean ofUndergraduate Education.
 
Blanchard, who joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2001, has served in a succession of key University positions. He currently serves as vice president for Information Resources, following five years of service as vice provost. Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, who has served as dean of Undergraduate Education since 2010, is departing UT Dallas for a new position as vice president for Academic Affairs at Austin College.  Dr. Blanchard’s appointment will be effective June 1.
 
Blanchard began his tenure at UT Dallas as a professor of electrical engineering and senior associate dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. As part of his new role, he will also hold the Mary McDermott Cook Distinguished Chair of Undergraduate Education and Research.
 
Blanchard’s  extensive institutional experiences in the central UT Dallas administration, working with the complete range of UT Dallas schools, faculty, and with accrediting agencies, state bureaucracies, and the UT System administration will be of particular value in his new role

Vice Provost is Named CIO and VP for Information Resources
News Center at UT Dallas

 

Vice Provost Andrew Blanchard has been appointed UT Dallas’ vice president for Information Resources (IR) and chief information officer. Blanchard’s appointment became effective Sept. 1, ending his service as IR’s interim vice president, which began in May.
 
Reporting to President Daniel, Blanchard will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Information Resourcesfunction and staff. Offices within the business unit include architecture and infrastructure services, enterprise application services,networking and telecommunication services, and technology customer service. Blanchard also will serve as the University’s lead for matters related to the PeopleSoft business system implementation and shared services initiatives.
 
Blanchard joined the University in 2001, serving as professor of electrical engineering and senior associate dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Since becoming a vice provost in 2008, Blanchard has provided guidance to the academic programs in curricular and faculty development. He also has worked closely with the Office of Research to promote the University’s expanding research agenda.

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Awards
  • Elected Honorary Life Member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRS-S), November 2007.
  • Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Invited Professorship, National University of Singapore, March 2000
  • 1996 Recipient of the IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award
  • 1994 GRSS Interactive Prize Paper Award, "Demonstration of 3D Microwave Holography," Byrd, Jersak, Krenek, Blanchard
  • 1985 C. Holmes MacDonald Award, Presented by the National Eta Kappa Nu Association to the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor in the United States of America.
  • 1985-1986 Haliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award
  • 1985 UTA College of Engineering Citation, given in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering education by the graduating seniors.
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Research Fellow, in recognition of outstanding research performance, 1982 - 1983; 1983 - 1984
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas, No. 48445
  • Tau Beta Pi, HKN, Phi Kappa Phi

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