Researcher, Educator, Engineer

I am an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Swanson Fellow in the Sciences and Engineering (2015 to 2018) in the College of Engineering of at Bucknell University. I am also serving as a Multicultural Student Services Faculty Fellow for Fall of 2015.

I graduated with a PhD in the Computer Engineering program from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia in May, 2015. My research interest are in the general area of cyber-physical systems. In my time at the UVa, I focused on the application area of body sensor networks, and for my dissertation work, I concentrated on how to reason about the safety of emerging medical technologies (of which body sensor networks area  subset). My advisors were Prof. John Lach and Prof. John Stankovic. Outside of research, I was also involved in various teaching, outreach, and service activities.

Before UVa, I was in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania where I received my Bachelors and Masters of Science in Engineering both in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Mathematics for my Bachelors), as well as a Certificate in College and University Teaching.

You can find more information about my (not-so-up-to-date) academic interests and endeavors on this website under Academic Activities. You can find more about my non-academic interests and endeavors under Personal. I can be reached at philip DOT asare AT bucknell DOT edu. Here is my most recent CV


Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow