Elizabeth C. Behrman

                                                 Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Wichita State University,    Wichita, Kansas  67260-0032  (316)-978-6460

elizabeth.behrman@wichita.edu

http://webs.wichita.edu/physics/behrman/behr.htm

 

Education

 

Ph.D.   (1985)  Chemical Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S.    (1981)  Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sc.B.    (1979)  Mathematics, Brown University

 

Professional Experience

 

2004-present    Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Wichita State University

2002-2004       Professor of Physics, Wichita State University.

1994-2002       Associate Professor of Physics, Wichita State University.

1990-1994       Assistant Professor of Physics, Wichita State University.

1986-1990       Assistant Professor of Ceramic Engineering, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

1985-1986       Postdoctoral Research Associate, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

1979-1985       Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Ten Recent Refereed Publications (student co-author indicated by asterisk)

 

1.       J.E. Steck, E.C. Behrman, S.R. Skinner and Z. Wang*, “Dynamic Learning in Quantum Computers,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (October 2004).

 

2.       P. Kumar*, S.R. Skinner, E.C. Behrman, J.E. Steck, Z. Zhou*, and S. Han, “Quantum gates using SQUID qubits,” submitted to Physical Review A (October 2004)

 

3.       M.J. Rethinam*, A.K. Javali*, E.C. Behrman, J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, “A Genetic Algorithm for Finding Pulse Sequences for NMR Quantum Computing,” submitted to Physical Review A (April 2004).

 

4.       E.C. Behrman, V.G. Chandrashekar*, Z. Wang*, C.K. Belur*, J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, “A Quantum Neural Network Computes Entanglement,” submitted to Physical Review Letters (February 2002).

 

5.       E.C. Behrman, S. Chen*, and E.J. Behrman, “On the Mechanism of the Elbs Peroxydisulfate Oxidation and a New Peroxide Rearrangement,” Tetrahedron Letters 43, 3221 (2002).

 

6.       E.C. Behrman, L.R. Nash*, J.E. Steck, V. Chandrashekar*, and S.R. Skinner, “Simulations of Quantum Dot Neural Networks (Invited Paper),” Information Sciences 128, 257 (2000).

 

7.       K.B. Kim*, E.C. Behrman, C.E. Cottrell, and E.J. Behrman, “On the Conformation of UDP-Glc, A Sugar Nucleotide,” Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2, 677 (2000).

 

8.       A.A. Cruz‑Cabrera*, M. Yang*, G. Cui*, E. C. Behrman, J. E. Steck, and S. R. Skinner, “Reinforcement and Backpropagation Training for an Optical Neural Network Using Self‑Lensing Effects,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 11, 1450 (2000).

 

9.       E.C. Behrman, L.R. Nash*, J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, “A Quantum Hopfield Network (Invited Paper),” Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Information Sciences 1, 760 (2000).

 

10.   E.C. Behrman, J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, “A Spatial Quantum Neural Computer,” Proceedings of the 1999 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 99), Washington, DC, July 10-16, published on CD, ISBN 0-7803-5532-6, #2113 (1999). (Judged Best in Session, Runner-up for Best in Conference.)

 

Recent Research Grants Awarded

 

E.C. Behrman, S. Han (University of Kansas), J.E. Steck, and S.R. Skinner, “Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Quantum Neural Computing,” NSF/Integrative Systems, February 2002 – January 2005, $400,000.

 

 2.        E.C. Behrman, J.E. Steck and S.R. Skinner, “Feasibility of a Quantum Dot Neural Network,” National Science Foundation, October 1999 - September 2001; $199,871.

 

 3.        J. Steck, S. Skinner, and E. Behrman, “Phase only Spatial Light Modulators for Optical Neural Networks Equipment Grant,” Opto-Electronics Industry Development Association U.S. Japan Joint Opto-Electronics Project; $66,000.

 

 4.        E.C. Behrman, “Simulation of a Cytoskeletal Quantum Neural Net,” Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, August 1999 - July 2000; $20,000.

 

 5.        D. Alexander, R. Agarwal, P. Kuchment, S-C. Chou, S. Hooper, E. Behrman, T.K. DeLillo, V. Madhavan, and C. Yang, “Acquisition of a High Performance Computer for Wichita State University,” National Science Foundation (K*Star Instrumentation), $181,072.

 

 6.        E.C. Behrman, “Physics Teaching: A Constructivist Approach,” Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program, January 1998 - May 1999, $63,870.