Publications

I. Conference and Journal Publications most closely related to Engineering Education (All PEER Reviewed):

  1. Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Preliminary Results from the simultaneous Implementation of Experimental Centric Pedagogy in 13 ECE Programs,”  Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
  2. Ken Connor, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Experimental Centric Pedagogy in Circuits and Electronics Courses at 13 HBCU ECE Programs,”   Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
  3. Ken Connor, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Experimental Centric Pedagogy in First Year and Non-major Courses at 13 HBCU ECE Programs,”   Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
  4. Ken Connor, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “The Implementation of Experimental Centric Pedagogy in 13 HBCU ECE Programs-The View from Students and Instructors,”   Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
  5. B. J. Skromme, P. J. Rayes, B. E. McNamara, V. Seetharam, X. Gao, T. Thompson, X. Wang, B. Cheng, Y.-F. Huang, D. H. Robinson, Y. Astatke, J. Ross,  A. L. Holmes, “Impact of a Step-Based Tutoring System on Student Learning and Motivation,” Proceedings of AAAS and NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice Symposium, Washington DC, April 27-29, 2016.
  6. Jerry-Daryl Fletcher, LeeRoy Bronner, Odesma Dalrymple, Yacob Astatke, “  A Systems Engineering Approach to Defining and Assessing Teaching Effectiveness in Higher Education,” Proceedings of the American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Spring 2016 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, George Washington University (GWU),  Washington DC,  April 8-9, 2016.
  7. Mridu SinhaAmr OmarMedhanie Tesfamariam, Yacob Astatke,  Todd Coleman, “Engineering and Health Curriculum for K-12 education,” paper accepted for the 2016 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, Princeton, NJ, March 5, 2016.
  8. Yacob Astatke,  Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Petronella James, Farzad Moazzami, Craig Scott, Ken Conner,  “  Improving and Expanding Engineering Education in the Middle East And Africa Using Mobile Learning Technology and Innovative Pedagogy,” Book Chapter  in:  Advances in Engineering Education in the Middle East Status and North Africa: Current Status and Future Insights, Mahmoud Abdulwahed, et al., Switzerland, Springer, 2016, 235-256, print, January 2016.
  9. Zelalem Temesgen, Yacob Astatke, Yassi Moghaddam, Al Seyoum, Andrzej Rucinski, “Service Innovation in Professional Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Serviceology (ICServ 2015), San Jose, CA, USA  July 7 – 9, 2015. 
  10. Juan Morales, Yacob Astatke, Ken Connor, “A Plan to diffuse Mobile Hands-On Teaching and Learning in Puerto Rico,” Proceedings of  2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 14-15 2015.
  11. Ken Conner, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Simultaneous Implementation of Experimental Centric Pedagogy in 13 ECE Programs,”  Proceedings of  2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Annual Conference, Seattle, WA June 14-17, 2015.
  12.  Ken Conner, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Collaborative Research: Center for Mobile Hands-On STEM,”  Proceedings of  2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Annual Conference, Seattle, WA June 14-17, 2015.
  13. Johanna Pirker, Christian Guetl, Yacob Astatke, “Enhancing Online and Mobile Experimentations with Gamification Strategies,” Proceedings of the 3rd Experiment@International Conference, Azores, Portugal, June 2-4 2015. 
  14. Petronella A James, Craig J. Scott, Yacob Astatke, Jumoke Oluwakemi Ladeji-Osias, LaDawn E. Partlow, and Kofi Nyarko, “A Performance Assessment Framework for Measuring Online Student Learning Outcomes,” Computers in Education Journal, No. 2, April-June 2014.  
  15. Yacob Astatke,Kathleen Meehan, Ken Conner,  Dianna Newman, Meghan Deyoe, Mohamed Chouikha, “Models of Adoption and Best Practices for Mobile Hands-On Learning in Electrical Engineering,”  Proceedings of 2013 Frontiers in Education (FIE) 2013 Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK   October  23-26, 2013. 
  16. Yacob Astatke, Craig Scott, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “Improving ECE Education in Sub-Saharan African Countries  Using the Mobile Studio Technology and Pedagogy,” Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA   June 23-26, 2013. 
  17. Yacob Astatke,  Farzad Moazzami, Craig Scott,, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “  Using Online Video Lectures to enhance ECE courses,” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Proceedings of the Spring 2013 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York,  April 26-27, 2013.
  18. Petronella James, Kofi Nyarko, Craig Scott, Yacob Astatke,  Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “  Assessment Techniques and Assessment of Student Outcomes,” 2012 MdAIR 2012 Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 19, 2012.   
  19. Craig Scott, Yacob Astatke,  Petronella James, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Kofi Nyarko, Farzad Moazzami, LaDawn Partlo,  “  Changing the Dynamic of Engineering Education Through Technological  Advancements in Classroom Training Tools,” Proceedings of 18th  Annual SLOAN Consortium International  Conference on Online Learning, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 10-12, 2012.   
  20.  Yacob Astatke, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Craig Scott,  “Online Delivery of Electrical Engineering Laboratory courses,” Proceedings of 2012 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012. 
  21.  Craig Scott, Yacob Astatke, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “Innovative Strategies for Implementing an Online Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program, ” Proceedings of 2012 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE)Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012. 
  22. Ken Conner, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Overcoming the Barriers that Impede the Adoption of Mobile Studio Based Education and Outreach,” Proceedings of  American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE)2012 Annual Conference. 
  23. Shawn Jordan, Nielsen Periera , Odesma Darlymple, Yacob Astatke, Jerry-Daryl Fletcher, “Design Swapping as a Method to Improve Design Documentation,”* Proceedings of 2012 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE)Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012. *paper selected as the finalist for the “Best Paper” in the Design in Engineering Education Division.
  24. Odesma Darlymple, Shawn Jordan, Yacob Astatke, Nielsen Periera, Jerry-Daryl Flecther, “Teaching Engineering Design to Middle and High School Students using Rube Goldbergineering,” Workshop presented at the  American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2012 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012.
  25. Yacob Astatke, Craig Scott,, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Petronella James, “An Innovative Approach for Implementing an Online Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program for Community College Students,” Proceedings ofthe American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Spring Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Newark, Delaware,  April 20-21, 2012.
  26. Yacob Astatke, Craig Scott,, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Grace Mack, “Results of a Summer Enrichment Program for Pre-freshmen Minority Engineering Students,” Proceedings of the American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Spring Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Newark, Delaware,  April 20-21, 2012.
  27. Ken Conner, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “University Education – Smart Lighting ERC: Educating the 21st Century Illumineer,”   National Science Foundation Engineering Education Programs Awardees Conference, Arlington, Virginia, March 4-6, 2012.
  28. Elizabeth Herkenham, Ken Conner , Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Smart Lighting ERC Outreach Programs: Community Outreach and Research Experiences,”   National Science Foundation Engineering Education Programs Awardees Conference, Arlington, Virginia, March 4-6, 2012.
  29. Yacob Astatke, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Craig Scott, “Developing and Teaching Sophomore Level Electrical Engineering Courses Completely  Online,” Journal of Online Engineering Education  (JOEE), Vol 2, No. 2,  2011.
  30. Yacob Astatke, Craig Scott, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “Electric Circuits Online- Towards a completely Online Electrical Engineering Curriculum,” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2011 Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.
  31. Ken Conner, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Multi-Institutional Development of Mobile Studio Based Education and Outreach,” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2011 Annual Conference, VancouverBritish Columbia, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.
  32. Craig Scott, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Yacob Astatke, Carl White, “Engineering for the Rest of Us: Differentiated Instruction to Help Prepare Our Students ,” 9th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Singapore, October 18-21, 2010.
  33. Craig Scott, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Yacob Astatke,  (Invited Paper) “Dimensions of Learning in Higher Education: Levels 12-16,”  The K—16 Model of Minority STEM Education Workshop: Innovations in Pedagogy and Approach. Petersburg, VA, April 22-23, 2010.
  34. Pamela Leigh-Mack, Yacob Astatke, et. al., “Enhancing Conceptual Transfer of Mathematical Concepts and Motivating Students using Engineering Performance Tasks,”  American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005.
  35. Craig Scott, Pamela Leigh-Mack, Solomon Alao, Alicia Davis, Yacob Astatke, Schinnel Small, “Facilitating Active Learning Engineering Courses with Tablet PC Note Taking Technology,” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon,  June 12-15, 2005.
  36. Yacob Astatke, Pamela Leigh-Mack, “A Web Based Foundations of Mathematics Course,” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon,  June 12-15, 2005.  
  37. Yacob Astatke, Pamela Leigh-Mack, “Are our students ready for Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) ?” American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Middle Atlantic Section Regional Conference, Howard University, Washington , D.C.,  November 6-7, 1998.
  38. Yacob Astatke, Pamela Leigh-Mack, “Creating a Distributed Learning Environment using WebCT”, American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) 1998 Annual Conference,   Seattle, Washington, June 28-July 1st, 1998

II. Selected publications in the area of Wireless Communications:

  1. Ibrahim Nadir,Wondimu K. Zegeye,Farzad Moazzami, Yacob Astatke, “Establishing Symmetric Pairwise-keys Using Public-Key Cryptography in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)”, proceedings of  The 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, USA 20 – 22 October 2016.
  2. Wondimu K. Zegeye, Seifemichael Amsalu,Yacob Astatke, Farzad Moazzami,”WiFi RSS Fingerprinting Indoor Localization for Mobile Devices”, proceedings of  The 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, USA 20 – 22 October 2016.
  3. Seifemichael Amsalu,Wondimu K. Zegeye,Yacob Astatke, Dereje H. Woldegebreal, Farzad Moazzami,”Energy Efficient Grid Clustering Hierarchy (GCH) Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks”, proceedings of  The 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, USA 20 – 22 October 2016.
  4. Hailu B. Kassa, Yacob Astatke, et. al. , “Equal Area User Clustering Algorithm for Energy Efficient Cellular Network,” Paper accepted for the First IEEE Conference on Connected Health: Applications Systems and Engineering Technologies, Washington D.C., June 27-29 2016.
  5. Hailu B. Kassa, Yacob Astatke, Wondimu Zegeye, Farzad Moazzami, “Design and Performance Evaluation of an Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences (CISS 2016), Princeton, NJ, March 16-18 2016.
  6. Seifemichael B. Amsalu, Wondimu K. Zegeye,  Yacob Astatke, “Investigation of RLS Beamforming Algorithm In-terms of Energy Efficiency”, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2016), Princeton, NJ, March 20-22 , 2016 .
  7. Wondimu  Zegeye,  Richard Dean, Farzad Moazzami, Yacob  Astatke, “Exploiting Bluetooth Low Energy Pairing Vulnerability In Telemedicine”, Proceedings of  the 2015 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2015), Las Vegas, NV, Oct 26-29, 2015.
  8. Wondimu  Zegeye,  Richard Dean, Farzad Moazzami, Yacob  Astatke “Exploring Vulnerabilities In Networked Telemetry”, Proceedings of  the 2015 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2015), Las Vegas, NV, Oct 26-29,2015.
  9. Hailu Belay, Yacob Astatke , Farzad Moazzami, “Energy Efficient RF Chain management for MIMO-OFDMA system with no Spectral Efficiency Constraint,” Proceedings of  the 2014 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2014), San Diego, CA, October 20-23 , 2014.
  10. Daryl Moten ,  Sekaran Jambureskan, Farzad Moazzami, Yacob Astatke, “Security Architecture for Telemetry Networks,” Proceedings of the 2014 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2014), San Diego, CA, October 20-23 , 2014. 
  11. Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, Yacob Astatke , “Optimal Location for a Mobile Base Station in a Complex Wireless Network,”  Proceedings of  the 2013 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2013), Las Vegas, NV, October 21-24 , 2013.
  12. Clayton G. Thomas, Gregory M. Wilkins, Kofi Nyarko, Yacob Astatke, “ Wavefront Topology System and Finite Element Method for Numerical Analysis of Scalar Wave Equation,” Proceedings of  World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Series of International Conferences, Baltimore, MD September 17-19, 2013.
  13. Farzad Moazzami, Yacob Astatke , Richard Dean, “ Successive Co-Channel Interference Cancellation with Blind Channel Estimation,” Proceedings of  World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Series of International Conferences, Baltimore, MD September 17-19, 2013.
  14. Farzad Moazzami, Sibghat Ullah, Yacob Astatke, “Performance Evaluation of GMSK Modulation in Multipath Channels,” Proceedings of  World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Series of International  Conferences, Baltimore, MD, September 17-19 , 2013.
  15. Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, Yacob Astatke, “Spectrum Management in Telemetry Networks,” Proceedings of the 47th  Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2013), Baltimore, MD, March 20-22 , 2013 .
  16. Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, Yacob Astatke, “Use of K-means Clustering for Spectrum Efficiency in Complex Networks,” Proceedings of the 47th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2013), Baltimore, MD, March 20-22 , 2013 .
  17. Nadim Maharjan,  Paria Moazzemi, Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, Yacob Astatke, “Telemetry Network Intrusion Detection System,” Proceedings of the 2012 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2012), San Diego, CA, October 25-28 , 2012.
  18. Jemilatu Fofanah,  Farzad Moazzami, Richard Dean, Yacob Astatke, “Spectrum Management in Telemetry Networks,” Proceedings of the2012 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2012), San Diego, CA, October 25-28 , 2012 .
  19. Yonas Woldearegay, Oumar Traore, Richard Dean , Yacob  Astatke,  “Optimization of Nodes in Mixed Networks using Three Distance Measures,”  Proceedings of the 2011 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2011), Las Vegas, NV, October 24-27 , 2011.
  20. Steven Gwanvoma, Richard Dean , Yacob  Astatke, , “Systems Approach to Cross-Layer Optimization of a Complex Wireless Environment ,”  Proceedings of the 2011 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2011), Las Vegas, NV, October 24-27 , 2011.
  21. Yacob  Astatke, Yonas Woldearegay, Richard Dean , Abdoulaye Traore “Performance Measure in Mixed Wireless Networks using  Multi Distortion Measures,”  Proceedings of the ICCCN 2011 Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks (WiMAN 2011), Maui, HI, July 31 – August 4, 2011.
  22. Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “Managing QoS in Mixed Wireless Networks using the Power Performance Measure,”  Proceedings of theIEEE Globecom 2010 Workshop on Heterogeneous, Multi-hop Wireless and Mobile Networks (HeterWMN 2010), Miami, FL, December 6-10 , 2010.
  23. Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “QoS Service Management in Mixed Wireless Networks*,”  Proceedings of the2010 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2010), San Diego, CA, October 25-28 , 2010. *Won 2nd price award for best graduate student paper at the conference.
  24. Abdoulaye Traore, Richard Dean ,Yacob  Astatke, “Mixed Networks Interference Management With Multi Distortion Measures,”  Proceedings of the 2010 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 2010), San Diego, CA, October 25-28 , 2010.
  25. Yacob  Astatke, Richard Dean , “Distance Measures for QOS Service Management in Mixed Networks*,”  Proceedings of the 2008 International Telemetering Conference (ITC 08), San Diego, CA, October 28-30 , 2008. *Won 1st price award for best graduate student paper at the conference.
  26. Yacob Astatke, Richard Dean , Laurie St. Ange, “Power Performance Measures for QOS service management in Mixed Networks”,  Proceedings of the 4th  IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2008), Avignon, France, October 12-14, 2008.

III. Invited Keynote Presentations, Workshops, and Panel Sessions

  1. Yacob Astatke Pan-African Research Collaboration: A Vision for the Future of Engineering Education in Africa ” Invited Keynote Speaker at the 6th African Engineering Education Association  International Conference (AEEA 2016) that was  held in Bloemfontein,  South Africa, September  20-23  2016. 
  2. Yacob  Astatke, “Improving Hands-On Engineering Education in Africa Using Portable Laboratory Instrumentation and Experimental Centric Pedagogy,” Workshop presenter at the  African Engineering Education Association (AEEA) Conference that was  held in Douala,  Cameroon, April 27-29  2016. 
  3. Yacob Astatke Refocusing Engineering Education in Africa to Meet the Grand Challenges ” Invited Keynote Speaker at the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA) Conference that was  held in Douala,  Cameroon, April 27-29  2016. 
  4. Yacob Astatke Using Portable Laboratory Instrumentation to teach Engineering Courses with Hands-On Experimentation Completely Online,” Invited Keynote Speaker at the ICBL 2015 – International Conference on Interactive Computer-Aided Learning,” which was held in Mexico City,  Mexico in  December 9-11 2015.
  5. Yacob  Astatke, “Using Low Cost Portable Laboratory Instrumentation to Improve Engineering Education in Ethiopia and Africa,” Conference Co-Chair and presenter at the  GEDC/AEDC Summit that was held in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia,  September 17-18, 2015. 
  6. Zelalem Temesgen, Yacob  Astatke, et al. “Service Science Innovation in Medical and Engineering Education,” Workshop Co-organizer and presenter for a two day workshop that was organized by the Mayo Clinic and held in Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia,  September April 29-30  2015. 
  7. Yacob Astatke, “MOOCs in Engineering Education,”  served as one of three expert panelists in a workshop during the 2014 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF 2014) that was held in Dubai, UAE December 3-6, 2014
  8. Yacob Astatke Ubiquitous Hands-On Learning Using Mobile Laboratory Instrumentation,” Keynote Speaker at the IMCL2014 – 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning,” which was held in Thessalonski,  Greece in 13-14 November 2014.
  9. Yacob  Astatke, “Learning Without Limits- Low Cost Instrumentation to Improve Engineering Education in Ethiopia and Africa,” Workshop presented at the  5th National Research Symposium, Debre Berhan University,Debre Berhan , Ethiopia,  May 6-8, 2014. 
  10. Yacob Astatke, Panelist on NSF-Workshop: “Role of MOOCs in Engineering Education,” presented at the 2014 ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) conference workshop on online  education,  in Napa CA, March 21-24, 2014.
  11. Craig Scott, Petronella James, and Yacob Astatke, ” ECE Branding and Awareness,” (Invited Presentation) presented at the ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) conference workshop on online education, in Napa, CA March 21-25, 2014.
  12. Craig Scott, Petronella James and Yacob Astatke, ” Extending the Campus,” (Invited Presentation) presented at the 2014 ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) conference workshop on online education, in Napa, CA March 21-25, 2014
  13. Yacob Astatke, Ubiquitous Hands on Learning Using Mobile Laboratory Instrumentation ”  Workshop presented at the 2014  International Conference on “Transformations in Engineering Education” (ICTIEE), Hubli, India January 15-18, 2014
  14. Yacob  Astatke, “Improving  in Engineering Education in Developing Countries using Portable Laboratory Instrumentation and Innovative Pedagogy,” Workshop presented at the 5th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) Annual Conference, Lagos, Nigeria,  September 9-12, 2013.
  15. Yacob  Astatke, “Using the Dimensions of Learning (DOL) teaching pedagogy to become an effective engineering educator and teacher,” Workshop presented at the  5th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) pre-conference meeting, Lagos, Nigeria,  September 9-12, 2013.
  16. Yacob Astatkeinvited panelist on an event called “Broadening Access and Participation in STEM Through Technology: Promises and Challenges”, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, D.C., August 21, 2013.
  17. Yacob  Astatke, Frank Vahid, Diane Rover, Smita Bakshi, “The online revolution in Engineering Education, “Workshop presented at the  2013 Latin American and Caribbean  Countries Engineering Institutes (LACCEI) Annual Conference, Cancun, MX, August 13-16, 2013. 
  18. Yacob Astatke, Craig Scott, Grace Mack, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, “BYOE: Online ECE Laboratory Demonstration: Towards a Completely Online Electrical Engineering Curriculum,” Workshop and hands-on demonstration presented at the 2013 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA   June 23-26, 2013. 
  19. Frank Vahid, Diane Rover, Yacob Astatke, Smita Bakshi, “The online revolution, from e-books to MOOCs – Coping, adapting, and embracing,” Workshop presented at the  2013 American Society of  Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA   June 23-26, 2013. 
  20. Yacob  Astatke, “Workshop: Improving  in Engineering Education in Developing Countries using Portable Laboratory Instrumentation,” Workshop presented at the  2013 African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) pre-conference meeting, Lagos, Nigeria,  June 12-14, 2013. 
  21. Yacob  Astatke, “Improving  in Engineering Education in Ethiopia using Portable Laboratory Instrumentation,” Workshop presented at the  2012 STEM Conference on Engineering Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  May 23-25, 2012. 
  22. Yacob  Astatke, “Using the Dimensions of Learning (DOL) teaching pedagogy to become an effective engineering educator and teacher,” Workshop presented at the  2012 STEM Conference on Engineering Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  May 23-25, 2012.