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Dr. Yacob Astatke

Title: Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies 

Office: ES 339

Email: yacob.astatke@morgan.edu

Phone: 443.885.4208 | Fax: 443.885.8218

Bio

Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a full time faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at MSU for the past 16 years and currently serves as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.  Dr. Astatke's current research interests include the design and optimization of Cellular and Ad-hoc mixed wireless communication networks, and the development and delivery of web-based course materials. Dr. Astatke has more than 15 years experience in the development and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous web-based course supplements for electrical engineering courses. For the past 10 years, he has been the Director and Instructor for the “Foundations of Mathematics” Online math course, which is a 5 week FREE online summer math course offered to all pre-freshman engineering students. Dr. Astatke has also started teaching the “Electric Circuits” and “Introduction to Electrical Laboratory” courses completely online using innovative pedagogy and interactive Mobile StudioTM  technology .

Research Interest

Wireless Communication: Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET) Currently conducting research on the implementation of a new MANET- Cellular Mixed Network (MCMN) architecture for the "Signals, Communications and Networks" (SCN) lab. The design and implementation of an integrated wireless Local Area Network (LAN)-cellular communication system to provide a "mobile Internet" is a very challenging task because both systems operate using different design constraints that are not directly compatible. Changes have to be made in the Internet protocol (IP also known as the TCP/IP protocol) at the different layers in order to provide a seamless integration between the two communication systems. The goals of this research will be to develop technology solutions that incorporate Mobile Ad Hoc networking and Cellular networking into an integrated solution.

Experienced in the development and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous web based training/teaching materials using the Blackboard Academic SuiteT. I have developed web-based course supplements for five electrical engineering courses. I thought a graduate course (Computer Networks ECEG-654) completely online for three years for the Electrical and Computer Engineering program of the "Faculty of Technology" of Addis Ababa University (AAU) in Ethiopia. I also teach an introductory math course to incoming freshmen MSU students completely online every summer.

Affiliations

Research Associate in the “Wireless Networks and Security”  (WiNetS) Research Laboratory where he oversees and co-advises 8 graduate and 12 undergraduate students.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ” (IEEE) 
Member of the “American Society for Engineering Education” (ASEE)

 

Professional Activities

    Member of the “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ” (IEEE) 

    Member of the “American Society for Engineering Education” (ASEE) 

Publications

Papers

Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “Managing QoS in Mixed Wireless Networks using the Power Performance Measure,”  accepted at IEEE Globecom 2010 Workshop on Heterogeneous, Multi-hop Wireless and Mobile Networks, Miami, FL, December 6-10 , 2010.

Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “QoS Service Management in Mixed Wireless Networks*,”  accepted at the 2010 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 10), San Diego, CA, October 25-28 , 2010. *Won 2nd  place award for best graduate student paper at the conference

Craig Scott, Yacob Astatke, Kemi Ladeji-Osias, et.al., “Engineering for the Rest of Us: Differentiated Instruction to Help Prepare Our Students,” accepted at the 9th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Singapore, October 18-21, 2010.

Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “Distance Measures for QOS Service Management in Mixed Networks*,”  2008 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 08), San Diego, CA, October 28-30 , 2008. *Won 1st place for best graduate student paper at the conference

Yacob Astatke, Richard Dean , Laurie St. Ange, “Power Performance Measures for QOS service management in Mixed Networks”,  4th  IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2008), Avignon, France, October 12-14, 2008.

Yacob Astatke, Pamela Leigh-Mack, et. al., “Enhancing Conceptual Transfer of Mathematical Concepts and Motivating Students using Engineering Performance Tasks,”  2005 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005.

Craig Scott, Pamela Leigh-Mack, Solomon Alao, Alicia Davis, Yacob Astatke, Schinnel Small, “Facilitating Active Learning Engineering Courses with Tablet PC Note Taking Technology,” 2005 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon,        June 12-15, 2005.

"Enhancing Conceptual Transfer of Mathematical Concepts and Motivating Students using Engineering Performance Tasks" (co-author), accepted and to be presented at the 2005 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005.

"A Web-based foundations of Mathematics Course", presented at the 2001 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 24- 27, 2001.

"Creating a Distributed Learning Environment using WebCT" Presented at the 1998 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual conference in Seattle, Washington, June 28-July 1st, 1998.

"Are our students ready for Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) ? " Presented at the ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Regional Conference, Howard University, Washington , D.C. November 6-7, 1998.

 

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