Tolga Kaya, Ph.D.

Tolga Kaya, Ph.D.

Associate Professor , Computer Science and Engineering

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 Computer Science and Engineering. 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.

Degrees and Certifications

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

Teaching Responsibilities

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

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

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