Craig Christensen, PhD

Associate Professor & Program Director, Engineering

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Education

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Robotics

Employment History

  • 2000-Present
    Associate Professor, Suffolk University
  • 2004-present
    Summer Instructor, Brown University
  • 1995-2000
    Assistant Professor, Merrimack College
  • 1985-1995
    Lincoln Lab, M.I.T.
  • 1984
    Recitation Instructor, M.I.T.
  • 1979-1984
    Teaching Assistant, M.I.T.

Consulting

  • 2001-2004
    Photonic Systems, Inc.
  • 2000-2001
    American Power Conservation
  • 1998-2000
    Polaroid Corp.
  • 1997-1998
    Compaq Corp.*
  • 1997
    Scientific Atlanta*
  • 1996-1997
    Gandalf Corp.*
  • 1995-1996
    Teradyne Corp.*

*work coordinated through Kalman Saffran Associates

Publications

  • "Impact of Dither Harmonics on Bias Controller Accuracy”, submitted for consideration by IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement; August 2006.
  • “Applications Note: Modulator Bias Controllers” for Photonic Systems, Inc. Burlington, MA. February 2004.
  • “Powerline Transceiver System Using a Phase-Locked Loop for 5.0 Mhz On/Off Carrier Signal Detection” for American Power Conversion, Littleton, MA. December 2000.
  • “Attracting Undecided Majors into the Engineering Field” ASEE Conference, Lowell, MA. April 2000.
  • SPARC CPU-54 Memory Subsystem Timing Simulation” for Force Computers, Germany. March 2000.
  • Electronic Deblocker Controllers Reference Manual” for Polaroid Corporation. June 1999.

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Advisor to IEEE student chapter, 2000-present
  • Micro-Mouse Advisor: Top 2 places, 2001 and 2004; hosted in 2002; 3rd place in 2005; 2nd and 3rd place 2006.
  • 3-Wheel Race Car: Top 3 places 2001, 2002, 2003; hosted in 2002, 2003.
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Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Digital Electronics (& lab)
  • Electronic Devices I (& lab) (analog circuits)
  • Electronic Devices II (& lab)
  • Electronic Devices III (& lab)
  • Circuit Theory I (& lab)
  • Communication Systems (& lab)
  • Senior Project
  • Pic MicroControllers (as part of Embedded MicroProcessors Course)
  • Freshman Seminar: Harnessing the Giant - Our World of Energy