Department of

Electrical Engineering

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Ken Jenkins

Kenneth Jenkins

Professor of Electrical Engineering

209C Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1263

E-mail: jenkins_at_engr_dot_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Signal and Image Processing

Dr. Jenkins joined Penn State as professor and head of electrical engineering in 1999. After receiving his Ph.D., Jenkins was a research scientist associate in the Communication Sciences Laboratory at the Lockheed Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA. In 1977 he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was a faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering from until 1999. Jenkins’ current research interests include fault tolerant DSP for highly scaled VLSI systems, adaptive signal processing, multidimensional array processing, computer imaging, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms for intelligent signal processing.


Ph.D. Purdue University, Electrical Engineering

M.S. Purdue University, Electrical Engineering

B.S. Lehigh University, Electrical Engineering


Digital filtering, signal processing algorithms, multidimensional array processing, computer imaging, one and two-dimensional adaptive digital filtering, VLSI architecture for signal processing.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

IEEE Fellow
IEEE Millennium Award - 2000
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Golden Jubilee Medal - 2000
George Montefiore Foundation, International Award - 2000
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Distinguished Service Award - 1990