Siddhartan Govindasamy, PhD

Siddhartan Govindasamy, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Olin College of Engineering

Siddhartan Govindasamy was born in Malaysia where he completed his high school education. He obtained B.S., M. Eng. and Ph. D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1999, 2000 and 2008 respectively. From 2000 to 2003 he was a Digital-Signal-Processing (DSP) Engineer at Aware Inc. in Bedford, MA. He has been at Olin College of Engineering since 2008, where he has been involved in designing and teaching courses spanning a range of subjects including Quantitative Engineering Analysis, Analog and Digital Communications, Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship, and Principles of Engineering. Dr. Govindasamy has also worked with a number of different international institutions on redesigning their engineering courses and programs. Dr. Govindasamy’s professional interests include wireless communications and signal processing, as well as new approaches to engineering education. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Olin College.

Plenary Panel P12: Disruptive Innovations in STEM Education

Sir Ken Robinson has said that, rather than an “evolution”, what we need is a “revolution” in education. In line with this statement, STEM Education stakeholders are discovering it is very difficult to do this within existing Higher Education institutions. Some have developed disruptive innovations which may lead to a whole new model for STEM […]