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 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • 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].
  • Aloui, T; Kirley, MP; Vick, E; Hilton, A; Colon, P; Kim, W; Parker, CB; Amsden, JJ; Glass, JT; Gilchrist, KH, High current density electron emission from an electrodeposited metal nanowire array, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena, vol 38 no. 4 (2020) [10.1116/6.0000135] [abs].
  • Amsden, JJ; Herr, PJ; Vyas, R; Horvath, K; Kirley, MP; Li, X; Parker, CB; Keil, AD; Carlson, JB; Edwards, SJ; Sperline, RP; Denton, MB; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT, Prototype coded aperture miniature mass spectrometer for environmental sensing, Aqm 2019 Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2019 (2019) [abs].
  • Amsden, JJ; Herr, PJ; Vyas, R; Horvath, K; Kirley, MP; Li, X; Parker, CB; Keil, AD; Carlson, JB; Edwards, SJ; Sperline, RP; Denton, MB; Stoner, BR; Gehm, ME; Glass, JT, Prototype coded aperture miniature mass spectrometer for environmental sensing, Aqm 2019 Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2019 (2019) [abs].