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I joined the Department Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in Fall 2015 as a Professor of Engineering Practice and Associate Director of the Embedded Systems Engineering Professional Master's program. I teach 3 core classes, ECEN-5803 Mastering Embedded Systems and ECEN-5863 Programmable Logic Embedded Systems Design in the fall and spring, and ECEN-5623 Real Time Embedded Systems in spring only. Building on our existing momentum and success with Embedded, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering curriculum, my objective is to provide both theoritical and practical foundations to enable students to have great success in positions in industry.


I earned my B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and my M.S.E.E at the University of Utah. After several years working on military communications systems, I joined a startup company, which had varying degrees of success before closing after 5 years. During this time I began teaching at the South Dakota School of Mines as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. I taught courses there in Circuits and Systems, Electronics, Control Systems, and Microprocessor System Design.

I then moved to Colorado to continue my career as a Design Engineer. I acquired a wide range of experience, including design of cable TV equipment, analog telephony Circuits, VoIP systems, license free radios, single board computers, and scientific instrumentation. During this time I also acquired management experience as an engineering manager and Director of Engineering. A common thread through all this was digital signal processing and embedded system design. I used this wide range of experience as an applications engineer supporting dozens of customers for Arrow Electronics over the last several years on embedded systems projects for Telecom, Medical, Military, and Industrial Control markets.

Embedded Systems Engineering is a very rich area of study and development. I am excited about the opportunity to share my experience and continue working in this burgeoning field.