Tech Talk 5/12 @ 3:40 – “The World is Software. The World is Hardware.” by Alumnus Rob Rydberg

Posted by: Date: May 11, 2015

The World is Software. The World is Hardware.

By Rob Rydberg

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


Tuesday, May 12 —3:40 pm

Morken Center—Room 103

In systems large and small, the line between hardware and software development is very fuzzy and getting fuzzier.  Regardless of whether you are a hardware or software engineer, when developing systems, you end up crossing over before you’re done.  Find out why traditional divisions of labor break down in embedded systems development.

Rob Rydberg is a Lead Software Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) specializing in embedded systems development in the power systems division.  Prior to SEL, Rob worked at Micron Technology, Sandia National Laboratories, and Intel.  Rob has taught several courses at both Washington State University and Seattle University, most frequently covering embedded systems.  He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009) and a MS in Electrical Engineering (2005) from Washington State University, and a BS in Computer Science (2003) and a BS in Computer Engineering (2003) from Pacific Lutheran University.  He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Refreshments will be provided.