Penn State Harrisburg

Aldo W. Morales, Ph.D.

· Professor of Electrical Engineering, Science, Engineering, and Technology
· Co-Director, Center for Signal Integrity


  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Member of ASEE

Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Morphological Image Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Local Area Networks

Courses Taught

2001 - present Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering , Penn State Harrisburg, PA. For more information consult my home page.

Major Subjects:

  • EET 311 (AC circuits)
  • EET 403 (Digital Circuits)
  • CMPET 400 (Computer Architecture)
  • CSE 271, CSE 275 (Digital Circuits for EE's and Lab)
  • EENG 455 (Digital Image Processing)

1996 - 2001 Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, PA

Major Subjects:

  • EET 101, EET 109 (Introduction to Circuits and Lab)
  • EET 117 (Digital Circuits for EET)
  • EET 210, EET 205 (Electronic Devices and Lab)
  • EET 216, EET 221 (Electronic Devices II with Lab)
  • EET 297 Local Area Networks
  • EET 297 Web Design and Maintenance
  • EET 297 PLC's
  • CSE 271 (Digital Circuits for EE's)

1990 - 1996- Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, PA

Major Subjects:

  • ET 02 (Introduction to Computers)
  • EET 117, EET 120(Digital Circuits with Lab for EET)
  • EET 210, EET (Electronic Devices and Lab)
  • EET 211 (Microprocessors)
  • EET 216, EET 221 (Electronic Devices II with Lab)
  • EE 251, EE 255 (Introduction to circuits for EE majors)
  • EET 297 C programming
Industrial Experience

June 1989- August 1990 Research Assistant; State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

  • Developed algorithms for pattern recognition from radar returns (For Bell Aerospace)
  • Developed and applied fuzzy sets to the recognition of signals with vague features (For E)

January 1980- December 1982 Design Engineer; GMSV Electronics, Tacna, Peru

  • Design of triac-based power equipment

August 1978- December 1979 Maintenance Supervisor; AM Broadcasting Systems, Tacna, Peru

  • Maintenance of transmitter and studio equipment

Publications and Research

  • Y. Kim, J.S. Lee, A. Morales and S.J. Ko, "A Video Camera System with Enhanced Zoom Tracking and Auto White Balance," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vo. 48, No. 3, August 2002.
  • J.S. Lee, S.J. Ko, Y. Kim and A. Morales, "A Video Camera System with Adaptive Zoom Tracking," Proceedings of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics, June 18-20, 2002, Los Angeles, California.
  • Morales, E. Boman, and S.J. Ko, "An Efficient Algorithm to Calculate the Sample and Rank Selection Probabilities for Weighted Median Filters," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, May 2002.
  • K.S. Choi, A. Morales and S.J. Ko " Adaptive Linear Combination of Weighted Medians,’’ To appear in Proceedings of SPIE Conference, Electronic Imaging 2002, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, January 2002.
  • E. Boman and A. Morales, "Adaptive Discrete Cosine Transform for Variable Compression Rate," CISS conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, March 2001.
  • Morales, E. Boman, and S.J. Ko, "An Efficient Algorithm to Calculate the Sample and Rank Selection Probabilities," Proc. of 2000 Annual Conference on Information Science and Systems, Princeton University, NJ, March 2000.
  • Morales and S.J. Ko, ‘‘Comparisons of Linear and Nonlinear Pyramid Schemes for Signal and Image Processing", Proc. of IST/SPIE Electronic Imaging 97 Conference, February 1997.
  • K.H. Lee, B.Y. Choi, A. Morales and S.J. Ko, ‘‘Basis Matrix Representation of Morphological Filters with N-Dimensional Structuring Elements", Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Vol. 7, No. 4 Dec 1997, also Proc. of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference of Circuits and Systems, November 1996. Best paper award at the Conference.
  • Morales and S.J. Ko, ‘‘Optimal Convex Structuring Elements for Multiscale Filtering’’Proc. of IST/SPIE Electronic Imaging 96 Conference, January 1996.
  • Morales, Raj Acharya and S.J. Ko, "Morphological Pyramids with Alternating Sequential Filters," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1995, pp. 965-977.
  • Morales, S.J. Ko and K.H. Lee, "Gray Scale Function Decomposition of Morphological Filters in N-dimensions". Proc. of Conference on Information Sciences and Systems. Johns Hopkins University, March 1995, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Morales and S.J. Ko, ‘‘Fast Algorithms to Calculate the Running Opening and Closing Using the Basis Function,’’ Proc. of 28Th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, March 1994.
  • Morales and R. Acharya, "Statistical Analysis of Morphological Openings", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 41, No. 10, October 1993, pp. 3052-3056.
  • S. J. Ko and A. Morales, "Training Grayscale Structuring Elements Using Fuzzy Sets and Neural Networks", in Robotics and Manufacturing, "Recent Trends in Research, Education and Applications," ASME Press Series, Volume 4 Edited by M. Jashmidi, New Mexico, November 1992.
  • Morales, ‘‘Adaptive Structuring Element for Noise and Artifact Removal’’, Proc. of 23d Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, The John Hopkins University. Baltimore Maryland, March 1989.