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BEC 265A
(205) 934-8447

Teaching Interests: Embedded systems design, hardware and software; digital signal processing and digital image processing; frequency domain signal analysis

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Engineering (specialization: digital systems)
  • M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Engineering (specialization: communication systems)
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, (dissertation research in morphological analysis of magnetic resonance images of the human brain)

Jon R. Marstrander joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005. His teaching has been focused on embedded systems programming and design, and the mathematical areas of signal processing, image processing, frequency domain analysis, and statistics.

While at UAB, Marstrander has been involved in a variety of research efforts. His primary focus in recent years has been the analysis of magnetic resonance images of the human brain, working with Dr. Frank Skidmore of the UAB Department of Neurology.

Prior to becoming faculty at UAB, Marstrander worked as an electrical engineer in industry for almost 17 years. His work focused primarily on hardware and software design for a broad range of projects. Applications included aerospace, military, scientific, medical, and commercial designs. His specializations include embedded systems design, analog and digital hardware design, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama since 1992.

  • Research Interests
    • Brain Image Analysis
    • Brain Warping and Morphometry
    • Image and Signal Processing
    • Statistical Analysis
  • Recent Courses
    • EE 300: Engineering Problem Solving
    • EE 318: Signals and Systems
    • EE 337: Introduction to Microprocessors
    • EE 421: Communication Systems
    • EE 423/523: Digital Signal Processing
    • EE 452/552: Digital Systems Design
    • EE 624/724: Digital Communications
    • EE 626/727: Digital Imaging Processing
  • Select Publications
    • Marstrander, J. R., Tanik, M. M., Skidmore, F. M. (2019). A Survey of Morphological Analysis Techniques of Magnetic Resonance Images of the Human Brain, Proceedings of the Society for Design and Process Science 2019, (in press).
    • Marstrander, J. R., Skidmore, F. M., et. al. (2017). Radial Fiber Atrophy: A New Metric for Tensor-Based Morphometry, Proceedings of the Society for Design and Process Science 2017, pp: 54-60.
    • Anthony, T., Robinson, J. P., Marstrander, J. R., Brook, R. G., Horton, M., & Skidmore, F. M. (2017). High Performance/Throughput Computing Workflow for a Neuro-Imaging Application - Provenance and Approaches, Big Data and Visual Analytics, Springer International Publications. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63917-8.
    • Yin, J., Anthony, T., Marstrander, J., Liu, Y., Burdyshaw, C., Horton, M. D., Crosby, L. D., Brook, R. G., Skidmore, F. (2016). Optimization of non-linear image registration in AFNI, Proceedings of the XSEDE16 conference on Diversity, Big Data and Science at Scale, doi:10.1145/2949550.2949564.
    • Yin, J., Brook, R. G., Crosby, L., Horton, M., Burdyshaw, C., Skidmore, F., Marstrander, J., Anthony, T., Liu, Y. (2015). fMRI image registration with AFNI's 3dQwarp, Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics, New York, NY , USA, pp: 559- 560. doi:10.1145/2808719.2816838.
    • Cooper, T. J., Marstrander, J. R., Granger, W., Waugh, J. B. (2013). The Effect of Stethoscope Chest Piece on Sound Transmission in Stethoscopes, Respiratory Care Education Annual, 22, pp: 49-52.
    • Marstrander, J. R., Oliver, T. G. (2007). An Interdisciplinary Student Design Project Involving Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Proceedings of the Spring 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Illinois-Indiana Section Conference.
    • Jackson, J. D., Callahan, D. W., Marstrander, J. (2007). A Rationale for the use of Optical Mice Chips for Economic and Accurate Vehicle Tracking, IEEE Int. Conf. Automation Science and Engineering, 2007, pp: 939-944.
    • Jackson, J., Callahan, D., Marstrander, J., Wang, P. (2007). A Method for Relative Position Tracking of Vehicles Using Optical Navigation Technology, 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. Signal Processing, Dallas, TX, March 2007.