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Charles K. Alexander is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean of Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he is active in IEEE affairs and served as IEEE president in 1997. Dr. Alexander received his BSEE from Ohio Northern University, and his MSEE and Ph.D. from Ohio University. He has served as a consultant to numerous companies and governmental organizations, including the Navy and the Air Force. He is Director of the Center for Research in Electronics and Aerospace Technology at CSU. His research and development projects have ranged from solar energy to software engineering. He was named Distinguished Professor at Youngstown State University in recognition of his outstanding teaching and research, and was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Education Award and the Distinguished Engineering Education Leadership Award, both by the San Fernando Engineering Council. He is co-author of Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, published by McGraw-Hill, and has written numerous technical papers.
Ronald K. Jurgen is the editor of the Automotive Electronics Handbook, 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 1999) and the Digital Consumer Electronics Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1997). Mr. Jurgen received his electrical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the editor of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and former Senior Editor of IEEE Spectrum.