Individual Faculty Profile
Dr. Joan Carletta
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ASEC 261
Joan Carletta joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron in 1999, where she now holds the rank of Professor. Her research is in the area of embedded systems design, with an emphasis on the implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on embedded platforms using fixed-point mathematics. She is also active in research involving the design of analog electronics, particularly for applications involving the instrumentation of sensors.
Dr. Carletta earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1996, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. In 2009, she was on the team that won the Moody Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Fluids Engineering Division (with Dr. J. Zhe, and students S. Murali, X. Xiu, and A. Jagtiani).
Dr. Carletta has an active research program, and has funding from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation and industry. Her most recent embedded systems work involves the embedded real-time implementation of tone-mapping algorithms for high dynamic range images, and of digital image correlation techniques for monitoring the health of civil engineering structures. She is an active participant in ongoing research work associated with the Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering, and has contributed to work on wear debris sensors for monitoring the health of rotating machinery, and the design of analog electronics for use in high temperature environments.