Eric Durant, PhD, MBA, PE

Courses: EE-3221 Senior Design | Schedule | Advising | Publications | Recommendations | Other

[Portrait - September 2014]I am a professor and the director of the computer engineering program at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). I also have the honor of advising three of MSOE's great student organizations, the Art and Design Club, Global Brigades' Public Health Brigade, and the Developer Club.

During the summers I am a DSP Research Engineer at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie, MN. While on sabbatical in 2018–2019, I worked with NVIDIA on deep learning applications to audio signal processing. My research includes deep learning based speech enhancement and fall detection, beamforming, convex optimization, genetic algorithms, and spatialization. At Johnson Controls (1996–1998), I developed GIS and building control interface applications. I am an inventor on 7 US patents.

I earned bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from MSOE. I earned my master's degree and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and the Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

I am a senior member of the IEEE (S'93 M'02 SM'06) and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (M'02). I serve as an ABET EAC program evaluator for both computer and electrical engineering programs. I was recognized by STEM Forward as the Young Engineer of the Year in 2013 and by MSOE and our students as the Oscar Werwath Distinguished Teacher in 2016.

Dr. Eric Durant
Program Director, Computer Engineering
Professor, EECS Department
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 North Broadway
Milwaukee WI 53202-3109
durant@msoe.edu
Office: L-339
414-277-7439 (O)