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Russell C. Hardie

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Email: Russell Hardie
Phone: 937-229-3178
Kettering Laboratories Room 266E
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Dr. Russell C. Hardie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1988 with a B.S. degree in Engineering Science. He obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Hardie served as a Senior Scientist at Earth Satellite Corporation (Now MDA Federal) in Maryland prior to his appointment at the University of Dayton in 1993.  He is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics.

Dr. Hardie received the University of Dayton’s top university-wide teaching award, the 2006 Alumni Award in Teaching, presented in the name of the Alumni Association. Along with several collaborators, Dr. Hardie received the Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize from SPIE in 1998 for work on multi-frame image resolution enhancement algorithms. In 1999, he received the School of Engineering Award of Excellence in Teaching at the University of Dayton. He received first annual Professor of the Year Award in 2002 from the student chapter of IEEE at the University of Dayton and the Engineering Professor of the Year Award, from Epsilon Delta Tau in 1997.

Selected Patents

  • Patent No.: U.S. 7,486,812 B2, Feb. 3, 2009. Shape Estimation and Temporal Registration of Lesions and Nodules. Metin N. Gurcan, Russell C. Hardie, Steven K. Rogers.  iCAD, Inc. Beavercreek, Ohio.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • University of Dayton Alumni Award in Teaching 2006. This is the top university-wide teaching award at the University of Dayton. Click here for a list of past recipients
  • First annual University of Dayton IEEE Professor of the Year Award, 2002
  • School of Engineering Award of Excellence in Teaching, University of Dayton, 1999 Awarded by the Dean of the School of Engineering
  • Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize from SPIE. Principal author on journal paper selected by the SPIE awards committee as the most noteworthy original paper to appear in Optical Engineering in 1998.  Click here to read the paper.

Courses Taught

  • EGR 103
  • ECE 101
  • ECE 201
  • ECE 201L
  • ECE 303
  • ECE 334
  • ECE 401
  • ECE 401L
  • ECE 431L
  • ECE 505
  • ECE 563
  • ECE 663


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1992
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1990
  • B.S., Engineering Science, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988

Research Interests

  • Digital signal and image processing
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Medical image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Nonlinear filter theory
  • Hyperspectral and infrared imaging

Dr. Hardie's research interests include a wide range of topics in the area of digital signal and image processing. His focus has been in the area of signal and image restoration and enhancement. This includes developing innovative algorithms for overcoming limitations of non-ideal sensors through post-processing. He is also active in the areas of pattern recognition, hyperspectral image processing and medical image processing. Hyperspectral image processing work includes anomaly detection, change detection, material identification and image fusion. The medical image processing research has focused on the detection, segmentation and analysis of pulmonary nodules from computed tomography images and chest radiographs.