Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Chris Coulston

Teaching Professor, Electrical Engineering

Chris CoulstonChris enjoys developing with embedded systems, from the PCBs to firmware to run them. Applications range from real-time asset tracking (people and a campus bus) to the utilization of LEDs as input devices. A long-standing project is investigating how to utilize commercial LEDs matrices as interactive touch displays.

Contact

Brown Hall 310F
303-273-3265
coulston@mines.edu

 

Education

  • B.A. Physics, Slippery Rock University, PA, 1989
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, PA, 1991
  • M.S. Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, PA, 1994
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University, PA, 1999

Research Areas

  • embedded systems
  • digital design
  • signal processing
  • algorithms
  • computer architecture
  • control theory
  • PCB layout

Selected Publications

  • Coulston, C., Hankewycz, D., and Kelleher, A., “A Mobile Application to Track a Campus Bus,” Circuit Cellar, Issue #287, June 2014.

#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)

2 faculty fellows of the professional organizations IEEE and ACES

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