Dave Hartup brings his industry experience to the classroom

David Hartup, visiting professor in the ECE department

David Hartup, visiting professor   
in the ECE department

As the College of Engineering and Computing welcomes its largest freshmen class so far, it also welcomes a number of new faculty as well.

One of the new faces in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is David Hartup, visiting professor.

Hartup, who received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991, has been with L3 in Cincinnati for thirteen years. Before that, he was an engineer at Northrup Grumman.

He is not a stranger, though, to academia. He has taught courses at the University of Cincinnati, the Indiana Institute of Technology, and at the Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.

“It is very rewarding working with students and seeing them learn, “Hartup said. “At this point I can convey a lot of my industry experience into the classroom.”

The 2017-2018 school year will be the first time he has taught at Miami.

So how did he end up here?

His association with Miami began last year when he sponsored, with L3, a senior design project “Simulation and analysis of compressive imaging for low-pixel infrared cameras”. This project ended up being recognized as the winning project in the ECE Department at the Senior Design Expo in April.

Hartup liked Miami, and when he saw an opening for a one-year visiting professor position he applied and was hired. His research interests include communication systems, signal processing, optics, and RF technologies.

This semester Hartup is teaching ECE 205: Electric Circuit Analysis, a foundational course for electrical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing engineering majors. He is also serving as an advisor for another senior design team within ECE.

“I have found everyone I have worked with here to be very supportive, and it’s a great environment,” he said. “And the students are excellent.”

By Paige Smith