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Lalita Udpa

University Distinguished Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), College of Engineering

Professor - Physics-Astronomy in the College of Natural Science

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 2325A


Her research interests include various aspects of NDE, such as development of computational models for the forward problem in NDE, signal and image processing, pattern recognition and neural networks, and development of solution techniques for inverse problems. Her current projects include finite-element modeling of electromagnetic NDE methods applied to aircraft geometries, application of neural network ... and signal processing algorithms to NDE data, and development of image processing techniques for automated analysis of NDE and biomedical images.

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University 1986

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University 1981

M.Sc. Physics, University of Poona, India 1974

B.S. Physics, University of Poona, India 1972


FAA, "Better Way Award", 2005

IEEE Fellow, 2007

Society of Women Engineers, Outstanding Achievement Award, 1987


G. Yang, Y. Deng, Z. Zeng, X. Liu, L. Udpa (2011), Invariant Analysis of Sensor-tilt Effect in Eddy Current NDE, PIERS Shuzhou, China

T. Khan, S. Majumdar, L. Udpa, P. Ramuhalli, S. Crawford, A. Diaz, M. Anderson (2011), Automated flaw detection scheme for cast austenitic stainless steel weld specimens using Hilbert Huang transform of ultrasonic phased array data, QNDE at Burlington, Vermont

G. Yang, Z. Zeng, Y. Deng, X. Liu, L. Udpa, A. Tamburrino, S.S. Udpa (2011), EC-GMR Detection of Subsurface Defects at Steel Fastener Sites in Multilayer Structures, 38th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

X. Liu, Y. Deng, G. Yang, L. Udpa (2011), Model Based POD Techniques for Enhancing Reliability of Steam Generator Tube Inspection, International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management conference paper, Denver, Colorado


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