principal investigator

Andy Klein

Andrew G. Klein is an associate professor at Western Washington University (WWU), having joined in 2014 with a joint appointment to the department of Engineering and Design (Electrical Engineering Program) and the graduate faculty of Computer Science. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He then worked for awhile at several Silicon Valley startup companies before returning to Cornell to pursue a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering in 2006. Prior to his arrival at WWU, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Supélec/LSS near Paris, France, and was an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

current students

Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost is a graduate student in the Computer Science department, and works as a Data Science & Analytics Engineer at Ionic Security. She is currently studying supervised and unsupervised machine-learning-based approaches of classifying paper texture. In addition, she is an active member of the community, volunteering with programs such as the WWU Association for Women in Computing, the Creators & Innovators Club for Girls, and Whatcom Hospice. In her spare time she loves to travel and hike with her dog and significant other in the mountains. Andrea has been to all 50 United States and more than 20 countries overseas.

Kirsten Basinet

Kirsten Basinet has a B.S. in electrical engineering, and is now a graduate student pursuing M.S. in the Computer Science. She is currently investigating how game-playing can be used in the classroom to improve engineering education. In her free time, she enjoys being involved with college radio and working on a NIST time-receiving Arduino shield.

Mitch Overdick

Mitch Overdick is a junior in the Electrical Engineering program and is pursuing a minor in Mathematics. Since summer 2015, he has been working as an NSF-funded research assistant to study and implement a timestamp-free synchronization algorithm. In his spare time, Mitchell enjoys hanging with out with Joe, working on cars, listening to music, and learning to play the drums.

Joe Canfield

Joe Canfield is a junior in the Electrical Engineering program and is working on the timestamp-free synchronization project. He is also pursuing minors in Mathematics, Audio Technology, and Music. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, sailing, and practicing Kung Fu.

Quae Atwood

Quae Atwood is a Junior majoring in ELectrical Engineering and minoring in Computer Systems. He is assisting in research on the role of tinkering and making in the classroom. He is also the chair of the WWU Marine Technology Club and Oceanic Engineering Society and works with WWU Extended Education teaching K-12 after school courses on ROV building. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, surfing, and sailing.

Jacob Rosenblum

Jacob Rosenblum is an electrical engineering major in his Junior year, who is also pursuing minors in Math and Computer Science. He is excited to join the research team and help understand the outlook for gaming and tinkering within the field. For fun, Jacob hangs out with his young daughter, goes mushroom hunting, and plays with Rubik's Cubes. He can fix your computer if you ask him nicely.

former undergraduate students

former graduate students

recent collaborators