Eric Balster

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 345B
  • Phone: 937-229-2683
  • Email: Contact

Profile

Selected Publications

  • Balster, E.J., F.D. Fradette, F.A. Scarpino, and K.L. Hill.  2012. Time-domain matrix analysis of polyphase FIR filters.  International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education 49 (January).
  • Balster, E.J., B.T. Fortener, and W.F. Turri. 2011. Integer computation of lossy JPEG2000 compression. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 20, no. 8, (August): 2386-2391.
  • Balster, E.J., and W.F. Turri. 2010. Integer-based post-compression rate-distortion optimization computation in JPEG2000 compression. SPIE Journal of Optical Engineering 49, no. 7, (July): 77005-77011.
  • Balster, E.J., and W.F. Turri. 2010. Efficient processing of optimally truncated JPEG2000 imagery. SPIE Journal of Optical Engineering 49, no. 2, (February): 27001-27012.

Selected Patents

  • E. J. Balster, M. Flaherty, B. T. Fortener, D. J. Lucking, T. A. Marrara, D. Mundy, F. A. Scarpino, K. Simone, W. F. Turri, N. Vicen, and D. Walker. Image processing systems employing image compression and accelerated image decompression, U.S. Patent 20120033880, filed October 13, 2011, and issued February 9, 2012.

Selected Research and Work

  • Signal and image processing and compression
  • Video processing and compression
  • Embedded systems
  • Digital design

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Wohlleben-Hochwalt Outstanding Professional Research Award Recipient (Team Award) (Feb. ’11)
  • Sensor’s Directorate Dr. James Tsui Award Recipient (Best Patent Award) (Jan. ’10)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to digital systems (ECE215)
  • Signals and systems (ECE303)
  • Discrete signals and systems (ECE334)
  • Contemporary digital systems (ECE501)
  • Analysis of linear systems (ECE509)
  • Digital signal processing I (ECE561)

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2000
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1998

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, IEEE (S'02, M'04, SM'11)
  • Member, ASEE (M'09)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi (M'96)
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu (M'96)
  • Faculty Advisor, IEEE, University of Dayton Section (2009-present)

Research Interests

  • Signal and image processing and compression
  • Video processing and compression
  • Embedded systems
  • Digital design