Jason Amsden

Amsden

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. Boston University, 2008

Research Interests

My area of interest is in the application of computational and compressive techniques to improve spectroscopic instrument design. Spectroscopic measurements are a convolution of the instrument response and the desired spectrum. Conventional spectroscopic instruments are designed such that the instrument response is a delta function and the measurements are essentially the desired spectrum. However, this design approach can limit the spectrometer performance. I use a different approach by designing the system response to maximize parameters of interest such as throughput and resolution, and then computationally deconvolve the system response from the measurements to achieve a spectrum – thus improving instrument performance.

Courses Taught

  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Serpa, RB; Piacentino, EL; Horvath, KL; Aloui, T; Zhilichev, Y; Parker, CB; Glass, JT; Tilden, SB; Keogh, JA; Kingston, R; Sperline, RP; Denton, MB; Amsden, JJ, Virtual-slit focusing in a cycloidal mass spectrometer – A proof of concept, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol 470 (2021) [10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116706] [abs].
  • Piacentino, EL; Serpa, RB; Horvath, KL; Vyas, R; Aloui, T; Parker, CB; Carlson, JB; Keogh, J; Sperline, RP; Sartorelli, ML; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT; Denton, MB; Amsden, JJ, The Long Neglected Cycloidal Mass Analyzer., Analytical Chemistry, vol 93 no. 33 (2021), pp. 11357-11363 [10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02001] [abs].
  • Vyas, R; Aloui, T; Horvath, K; Herr, PJ; Kirley, MP; Parker, CB; Keil, AD; Carlson, JB; Keogh, J; Sperline, RP; Denton, MB; Sartorelli, ML; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT; Amsden, JJ, Improving the Performance of a Cycloidal Coded-Aperture Miniature Mass Spectrometer., Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, vol 32 no. 2 (2021), pp. 509-518 [10.1021/jasms.0c00378] [abs].
  • Vyas, R; Herr, PJ; Aloui, T; Horvath, K; Kirley, MP; Parker, CB; Keil, AD; Carlson, JB; Keogh, J; Sperline, RP; Denton, MB; Sartorelli, ML; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT; Amsden, JJ, Comparison of thermionic filament and carbon nanotube field emitter-based electron ionization sources in cycloidal coded aperture mass analyzers, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol 457 (2020) [10.1016/j.ijms.2020.116415] [abs].
  • DiDona, S; Russell, Z; Amsden, J; Parker, C; Glass, J; Gehm, M, A novel sector mass spectrograph design for high-order coded aperture Mass Spectrometry with stigmatic aberration correction, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol 455 (2020) [10.1016/j.ijms.2020.116374] [abs].