Dr. Harish Chintakunta joined Florida Polytechnic University as an assistant professor of electrical engineering in January 2016. Before joining the University, Dr. Chintakunta was working on biomedical signal processing, smart power grids and econometrics as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
He got his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, during which he researched distributed algorithms and topological data analysis. He did his undergraduate studies in electronics and communications engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, in Roorkee, India.
Dr. Chintakunta comes to Florida Poly with a wide range of expertise, including data analysis, signal processing, analog and digital electronics, digital communications, programming principles and computer networks.
“I take advantage of my diverse expertise to teach the engineering principles that underlie all these fields. I see my role as a professor at Florida Poly as an opportunity to produce overall good engineers, in addition to providing in-depth knowledge in some specific fields.”
His current research interests include health informatics, natural language processing, sensor and mesh networks, and engineering education. Dr. Chintakunta is one of the faculty members leading the ambitious health informatics initiative here.