Phone: 678-915-7308

Office Location:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building Q, Room 146
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

Mon: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Wed: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Hai Ho

Hai T. Ho, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, ECET Dept.
Office: Q-146
Phone: 678-915-7308


Spring 2014 Field Trip - Eaton's Cooper Lighting (click here)!

Industry Monthly Seminars (presentations avail upon request) -

Feb 2013 - Lighting Industry and Applications - Joe B. (Eaton Cooper), Morris G. (B&A Consulting Engineers)
Mar 2013 - Modern Embedded Systems Development - Sai P. (Newell Rubbermaid)
April 2013 - Electromechanical Technologies in Healthcare - Prasad V. (Philips)

Coming in Fall 2014:
Career Management Skills

New course announcement - Fall 2104 - ECET 4904/6904 New Product Development 


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, Engineering Education, Product Development, and Smart Lighting. His hobbies are tennis, snowboarding, guitar, camping, and spending quality time with the family.