Walter E. Thain is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology department and teaches courses in voice and data networking, communications systems, and analog and RF electronics. He is the ECET graduate program coordinator.
He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Research interests include voice and data network design and management, network security, RF communication systems, and digital signal processing. He spent 12 years in industry, where he designed mixed analog-digital systems, including, short-pulse radars and antennas, low-noise analog circuits, RF circuits, pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, switching power supplies, and high-speed digital circuits. He is co-inventor on a patent for the design of electronic instrumentation used to steer oil wells while drilling