Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Steve Simske, Professor, CSU Systems Engineering

Steve Simske was, until the end of 2017, an HP Fellow and a Research Director in HP Labs. At
Hewlett-Packard, he set the standards for technical excellence and drove the direction of
technology in the field of security printing and imaging. 

Earlier at HP Labs, Simske worked on medical signal processing for portable medicine, including
novel means of reducing biological noise in electrocardiograms (ECGs). Prior to his work in HP
Labs, he worked on image processing, image analysis, and document-understanding
technologies. Developing these technologies helped hone the toolset for architecting massive
intelligent systems—now known as meta-algorithmics—and led Simske to write the book,
“Meta-Algorithmics” (Wiley & Sons) in 2013. 

With roughly 80 U.S. Patents and more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, Simske has
designed and developed animal life support hardware, performed experiments on a dozen US
Space Shuttle missions, written the first optimal reconstruction system for impedance
tomography, and co-invented “lifetime” orthopedic implants. 

Prior to joining HP, Simske served as a faculty member at several Colorado universities. He
holds a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University, a Master of
Science in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and a PhD in
electrical engineering from the University of Colorado where he was also a postdoctoral fellow
in aerospace engineering.