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Kansas State University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2061 Rathbone Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-5600
Fax: (785) 532-1188
Hours: 8 am-12pm, 1pm-5pm M-F

David Soldan

David Soldan
 2090 Rathbone Hall
 (785) 532-5534
Research Interests: 
Biometrics, Curriculum Development, Engineering Accreditation



Ph.D. 1980, Kansas State University.

Other Courses Taught

ECE241 Intro Computer Engineering

ECE541 Digital Computer Design

ECE542 Local Area Networks

Research Interests

Engineering accreditation

Curriculum development


Selected Publications

Soldan, D.L.; Osborne, W.P.; Gruenbacher, D.,"Modeling the Economic Cost of Inadequate Teaching and Mentoring," 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2010.


Effects of Image Compression on Iris Recognition System Performance," with R. W. Ives, R. P. Broussard, and L. R. Kennell, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Volume 17, Number 1, January - March 2008.


Computer Engineering 2005: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering, A Report in the Computing Curriculum Series, IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery Joint Task Force on Computer Engineering Curricula, November 2005.



ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission, 2003-2010, Executive Committee, 2007 - 2010.

IEEE Education Society Fellows Committee, 2002-2008, Chair 2005-2007.

Eta Kappa Nu, Board of Directors, 2006-2009.

Chair, IEEE Computer Society / ACM, Computing Curricula - Computer Engineering Committee, 2001-2007.


ASEE ECE Division Meritorious Service Award, 2009

IEEE Education Society Distinguished Member Award, 2008

Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments Heads Association Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, 2006

IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award, 2005

Frontiers in Education Ronald Schmitz Outstanding Service Award, 2001

IEEE Fellow, 2001

Other Notable Achievements

President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association 2002-2003.

Member of the IEEE Education Society Adcom 1993-1995.

Member of the FIE Steering Committee (Representing the IEEE Computer Society) 1994-1999.

Member of the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities 1999-2007.