Keith A Graham Homepage | CU-Boulder



I joined the Department Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in Spring 2016 as an Adjunct Instructor of the Electrical Engineering Embedded Systems Engineering Professional Master's program. I will be teaching ECEN 5023, Mobile Computing and Internet of Things Security. Building on CU's existing momentum and success with Embedded, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering curriculum, my objective is to convey both technical and industry theory and concepts to enable proper engineering and architectural decisions with the skills to implement these decisions.


In 1985, I earned my BS in Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University at State College, Pennsylvania specializing in Computer Architecture and ASIC design. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to join Hewlett Packard's Workstation Division. While at HP, I developed HP's first floating point accelerator card for their series 300 computers. After completing the floating point accelerator, I joined the start up company, Solbourne Computers. Solboure was started by a team of engineers from Motorola and Hewlett Parkard. At Solbourne, I co-developed the first multi-processor server based on a virtual cache architecture and physical memory. After the server development, I lead a technical team developing an engineering workstation with a custom CPU and 4 ASICs. In 1991, I went to the startup, Quest Computer, to develop the first PC notebook with an integrated trackball and cellular modem.

After Quest Computer, I entered sales at Thorson Rocky Mountain and later became a managing partner. Thorson is an electronic manufacturer's representative selling both active semiconductors, passives, and electro-mechicanical devices. My experiences at Thorson expanded my techinical experience into DSPs, micro controllers, memory, power, and radios. Appplications have ranged from Servers/Workstations to Mass Storage Systems, to Solar Micro-converters, to Enterprise Wifi phones, and to Internet of Things.

With the explosive growth in Mobile Computing and the Industrial Internet of Things, Embedded Systems Engineering is a critical function in a transformative industry that will effect peoples lives, the world economy, and society.