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Justin Metcalf

Dr. Justin Metcalf received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University in 2006 where he was a KSU Presidential Scholar. From 2006-2008 he was at the Flight Simulation Labs of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX. From 2008-2014 he was at the Radar Systems Lab of the University of Kansas, were he obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honors) in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honors) in 2015.

Metcalf was the recipient of the Richard and Wilma Moore Award for the best departmental Master’s thesis in 2011-2012. He was a research electronics engineer with the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory from 2014-2018. He was the chair of the Dayton Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society from 2016-2018 and won the 2017 IEEE Dayton Section Young Professionals Award.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2015
    Dissertation: Signal Processing for Non-Gaussian Statistics: Clutter Distribution Identification and Adaptive Threshold Estimation
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2011
    Thesis: Detection Strategies and Intercept Metrics for Intra-Pulse Radar-Embedded Communications
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, 2006

Industry Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, 2018-Present
  • Research Electronics Engineer, AFRL Sensors Directorate, 2014-2018
  • Embedded Software Engineer Associate, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, 2006-2008

Research Interests

  • RF resource management
  • Spectrum sharing 
  • Biomedical radar 
  • Automotive radar
  • Cognitive radar
  • Machine learning

: RIL 140
Phone: (405) 325-2968
Email: Dr. Metcalf
Center Affiliation:
Advanced Radar Research Center
Lab Affiliation:
Radar Innovations Lab