Girma Tewolde


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1992

M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1995

Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 2008



Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2008-present

Lecturer, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2002-2008

Department Head, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 2000

Lecturer, University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, 1995-1999

Graduate Assistant, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992-1994

Microcomputer Specialist, INFOTEC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992


Selected Publications

MacDougall, J., and Tewolde, G.S. “Tour Guide Robot Using Wireless Based Localization,” the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2013).

Tewolde, G. S. and Kwon, J. “Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization,” the 2011 International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2011), Advances in Swarm Intelligence, LNCS, Vol. 6728, pp. 203-211, 2011

Wu, C., Tewolde, G. S., Sheng, W., Xu, B. and Wang, Y. “Distributed Multi-Actuators Control for Workload Balancing in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks,” the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Special Issue on Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, Vol. 56, Issue 10, pp. 2462-2467, October 2011.

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “Particle Swarm Optimization for Emission Source Localization in Sensor Networks,” the 19th  ANNIE (Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering) Conference, November 4-6, 2009, St. Louis, MO.

Tewolde, G. S. and Sheng, W. “Robot Path Integration in Manufacturing Processes: Genetic Algorithm versus Ant Colony Optimization,” IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 278-207, March 2008.

Tewolde, G. S., Wu, C., Wang, Y. and Sheng, W. (2008), “Distributed Multi-Robot Work Load Partition in Manufacturing Automation,” the 4th Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2008), pp. 504-509, August 23-26, 2008, Washington, DC.

Sheng, W., Tewolde, G. and Ci, C. “Micro Mobile Robots in Active Sensor Networks: Closing the Loop”, the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2006), pp. 1440-1445, October 9-15, 2006, Beijing, China.

Sheng, W. and Tewolde, G. “Developing Active Sensor Networks with Micro Mobile Robots: Distributed Node Localization”, 19th International FLAIRS conference (FLAIRS2006), pp. 478-483, May 10-13, 2006, Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Tewolde, G. S. “Sensor Network Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT 2012)

Tewolde, G. S., Hanna, D. M. and Haskell, R. E. “A Modular and Efficient Hardware Architecture for Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm,” Elsevier Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 289-302, June 2012.


Contact Information

Email: gtewolde@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5642

Office: 2-703X AB