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Cynthia M. Furse

Cynthia M. Furse

Professor Cynthia M. Furse – Virtual-Only Distinguished Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
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Dr. Cynthia M. Furse is a Fellow of the IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors, and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Her research interests are the application of electromagnetics to sensing and communication in complex lossy scattering media such as the human body, geophysical prospecting, ionospheric plasma, and complex wiring networks. Dr. Furse is a founder of LiveWire Innovation, Inc., a spin-off company from her research, commercializing devices to locate intermittent faults on live wires. She has taught electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, antenna design, introductory electrical engineering, and engineering entrepreneurship and has been a leader in the development of the flipped classroom. Dr. Furse is an Associate Editor for the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (AP), a member of the IEEE AP Young Professionals Committee, a past Administrative Committee member for the IEEE AP society, and past chair of the IEEE AP Education Committee. She has received numerous teaching and research awards including the 2020 IEEE Chen To Tai Distinguished Educator Award.

Prof. Furse’s distinguished lectures are on the following topics:

For Engineers:

  • "The History and Future of Implantable Antennas."
  • "Arcs and Sparks: Finding Faults on Aging Electrical Wiring."
  • "Entrepreneurship: Turning Ideas into Reality."

For a General Audience:

  • "Bioelectronics and the Bionic Age: How Electronics Touch Our Hearts and Minds."
  • "The Power of Change."
  • "Getting an “A” in Life / The Power of Failure: Getting it Right by Getting it Wrong."
  • "Engineering Tomorrow’s World Today."

For K-12 Teachers:

  • "Teaching the World Changers."

For Faculty:

  • "A Busy Professor’s Guide to Sanely HyFlex Flipping Your Class / Innovations in Electromagnetic Education."