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About Tolga Kaya

Dr. Kaya joined Sacred Heart University in the fall of 2017 as an Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer Engineering program under School of Computing. His responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Engineering and graduate Computer Science courses, and conducting research in his field. Dr. Kaya also oversees the growth of Engineering programs at Sacred Heart University. Before joining to SHU,Dr. Kaya was an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University’s School of Engineering and Technology between 2010-2017. Dr. Kaya worked as a research scientist at Yale University from 2007 to 2010 at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has worked in industry as a technology consultant (Brightwell Corp.) and a senior analog circuit designer (Microelectronics, Inc.) for several years.

Dr. Kaya has a diverse research background and accomplishments on Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. His research primarily focuses on wearable devices to monitor physiology of athletes. He is well known in the field of hydration research. Dr. Kaya also focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) devices and 3D printing technologies.

In the past few years, Dr. Kaya also conducted research on education technology and teaching pedagogies. He implements active learning strategies in his classrooms and focuses on student-centered learning. All his courses have significant hands-on components with plenty activities to help students link theory with practice.

Positions

September 2017 Present Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University School of Computing
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Courses

  • Analog and Digital Circuits Labs
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Engineering Explorations

Education

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2017 M.A., Central Michigan University ‐ Education Technology
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2007 Ph.D., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Electronics Engineering
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2002 M.S., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Electronics and Communication Engineering
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1999 B.S., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Electronics and Communication Engineering
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Contact Information

Phone: (203) 371-7799

Location: 
Computer Science And Information Technology 
Academic Building HC109H
College of Arts and Sciences 

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