Emily Porter

Emily Porter

Assistant Professor

Emily Porter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Prior to joining Texas ECE Dr. Porter was an EU Marie-Curie Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer with the Translational Medical Device Laboratory at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). She received her B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2009, 2010, and 2015 respectively. Since 2015, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at NUIG, where her current research interests include the measurement of dielectric properties of biological tissues and the development novel technologies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications of electromagnetic waves. Dr. Porter is the recipient of several prestigious national and international awards, including multiple URSI Young Scientist Awards, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award, the Irish Research Council (IRC) “New Foundations” Grant, and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Charlemont Grant.

Research Interests: 

Measurement of dielectric properties of biological tissues
Development of novel technologies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications of electromagnetic waves
Biomedical devices and instrumentation
Medical Imaging
Biomedical informatics (data mining, outcome prediction) / health information technologies (data collection and analysis)

Office: 

EER 5.806

Phone: 

(512) 232-8114