Carla Purdy

Carla Elizabeth Purdy

Associate Professor

Rhodes Hall


CEAS - Elec Eng & Computer Science - 0030

Professional Summary

Prof. Carla Purdy has authored or co-authored over 80 journal and refereed conference papers in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, mentoring, and teaching since 1975.  She has graduated four Ph.D. students and 90 M.S. students and has advised a number of M.Eng. and Senior Project students since joining the University of Cincinnati faculty in 1986.  She is a member of the standing committee for the International IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems and she co-chaired the symposium in 2005 and 2013.  She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a founding member of UC's WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Committee.  She is currently head of the EECS B.S. in Computer Engineering program.  Her up-to-date vita can be found on her webpage,


Ph.D., Texas A&M University College Station, TX, 1986 (Computer Science)

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1975 (Mathematics)

M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1969 (Mathematics)

B.A., Cornell University Ithaca, NY, 1967 (Mathematics)

B.A., University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2014 (Arabic Language and Culture)

Research and Practice Interests

Embedded systems and VLSI, intelligent embedded systems, trustworthy embedded systems, software and systems engineering, computational biology and synthetic biology, agent based modeling and simulation, mentoring, diversity in science and engineering 

Research Support

Grant: #PO #R0402981 Investigators:Purdy, Carla 07-23-2004 -10-31-2004 Department of the Air Force Technical Collaboration in Support of Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2005 Role:PI $2,892.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #ACM/SIGCSE-NCE Investigators:Purdy, Carla 09-01-1999 -09-30-2001 National Science Foundation Preparing Future Faculty in the University of Cincinnati Role:PI $20,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #IF-OSU-01-09 Investigators:Purdy, Carla 07-01-2001 -06-30-2004 Ohio Board of Regents Content Based Three Dimensional Information Compression for Real Time Image and Signal Detection Role:PI $43,513.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SN-AFIT-99-04 Investigators:Purdy, Carla 04-15-1999 -07-01-2001 Ohio Board of Regents Advanced Global Information Methodology for Improved C4ISR System Integration Role:PI $52,824.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SRS 007743 Investigators:Purdy, Carla; Wilsey, Philip 10-01-2011 -09-30-2014 L-3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems Studies to Minimize Failures in Embedded Systems Software Role:Collaborator $313,172.00 Active Level:Industry

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