James McNames

Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Portland State University


Office Hours:
FAB 160-04
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Email to schedule
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Post Office Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751


Research Interests

My primary research aim is to advance the art and science of extracting clinically significant information from physiologic signals. To achieve this aim I founded the Biomedical Signal Processing (BSP) Laboratory at Portland State University during fall 2000. The BSP lab is composed of students, faculty, and researchers from multiple institutions and a variety of disciplines. We primarily focus on clinical projects in which the extracted information can help physicians make better critical decisions and improve patient outcome. We collaborate strongly with faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).


ECE 222
ECE 223
ECE 4/557
ECE 5/638
ECE 5/610

ECE 171
ECE 221
ECE 201
ECE 202
ECE 203
Signals and Systems I
Signals and Systems II
Engineering Data Analysis & Modeling (Reports)
Statistical Signal Processing I (Reports)
Statistical Signal Processing II (Reports)
Introduction to Digital Circuits
Electric Circuits
Electric Circuits Laboratory Assignments
Signals and Systems I Laboratory Assignments
Signals and Systems II Laboratory Assignments


Biomedical Signal Processing (BSP) Laboratory, Director
Parkinson's Center of Oregon

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