January 10, 2000
of Electrical Engineering
Benjamin Friedlander's general area of interest is statistical signal processing
and its applications to communication systems and radar and sonar systems. He is
working on problems related to cellular communications; direction finding and source
localization; the use of antenna arrays for communications; and advanced time-frequency
representations for signal analysis. Some of his research has potential applications
in improving the capacity of cellular telephone networks. Friedlander received his
B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Technion in Israel and an M.S
in statistics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Before
joining the UCSC faculty, he was a professor of electrical and computer engineering
at UC Davis.
Colin W. Leach
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Colin Leach is a social psychologist whose research areas are social comparison and
intergroup relations. He examines the ways in which people compare themselves to
others, both better and worse off, and how those comparisons make them feel about
themselves, others, and their environment. His work on intergroup relations in the
U.S. and Western Europe focuses on the interplay of psychology and politics in ideology.
Leach earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and had a chancellor's postdoctoral
fellowship at UC Berkeley. He comes to UCSC from Swarthmore College.