Joe Steinmeyer

Lecturer Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Building 38-583
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


I am a principal lecturer in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


In the last few years at MIT, I've: Going back a little further, I was a:

I've also been heavily involved with teaching and course development with the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs here at MIT where I've taught courses and seminars for:

In the summers I've also taught calculus at the high school level through the Noonan Scholars Program.


A lot of my past work/research involved the intersection of biology/neuroscience with EECS, with a focus on automation and control. My PhD thesis was focused on building equipment to quickly interface with neurons while in tissue environemtns. More recently, I've focused on just the instrumentation side as well as digital design/signal processing on FPGAs. I also do a lot of teaching at the high school and college level and approach that as a research project as well (since the state of education is far from perfect) so do a lot of development/research into novel ways to improve student learning (particularly in STEM topics) for this age group.

Current Projects

Some of my current projects:

If you're interested in research projects along these lines, get in contact with me. I currently (mid-late-ish 2017) have a few other projects running at various stages that would serve as good UROPs and/or M.Eng Theses

Selected Publications and Papers:


I grew up south of Pittsburgh in a town called South Park, and then attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for my undergrad (EECS) from 2004 to 2008. I then moved to Cambridge, MA for my Masters and PhD in EECS from MIT, which I got in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

I am dam sure you will touching the sky in very few time...❤ ❤