Hai T. Ho, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, ECET Dept.
I am a new faculty member at SPSU ECET Dept. My primary teaching subjects are Signal and Control Systems Engineering. My research areas are in advanced electro-mechanical control systems, solar and wind energy, product development, and career management. I am excited to work with the students, faculty, and staff at Southern Poly!
Biography - Dr. Ho has diverse experience in both academia and industry. He has worked in various industries, including, hard disk drives, RFID smart card/reader, aerospace, robotic libraries, and consumer electronics. He was formerly the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at Newell Rubbermaid and HID Global, where he led multi-discipline team consisting of Mechanical, Electronics, Embedded Firmware, Compliance, Software, Program Management, Test, Industrial Design, and Sustaining. His team produced award winning products featured in Red Dot and PC Magazine Editor's Choice. Prior to that, he was a technologist and design engineer at companies such as Seagate and Lockheed Martin. Some of his notable technical contributions were inventor of 17 patents, numerous conference/journal publications, MEMS dual-stage actuator architecture for high density disk drives, digital flight control system design for the Titan IV missile, and embedded robotic system for automated library. Early in his career, he was adjunct faculty and member of industry advisory board at various universities.
Hai received his B.S. (1988), M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1994) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado. He enjoys teaching and inspiring students of the exciting world of engineering and applications. His teaching and research areas are in Controls, DSP, Solar and Wind Energy, and Product Development best practices. His hobbies are tennis, snowboarding, guitar, camping, and spending quality time with the family.