Dr. Rhonda Kay Gaede

Associate Provost,
Associate Professor,


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 213
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Professor Gaede is an Associate Professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has developed new courses in Computer Arithmetic, VHDL Modeling and Testing of Digital Circuits. She teaches extensively in the Computer Engineering program. Prior to coming to UAH in 1992, Dr. Gaede worked for Motorola Inc. in Austin, Texas as a product engineer or 8-bit microprocessors and for IBM in East Fishkill, New York in the Test Methodologies and Applications group.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
  • M.S.E.E., The University of Texas at Austin, 1986
  • B.S.E.E., Southern Methodist University, 1981

Honors & Awards

  • UAH Minority Graduate Student Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, 2013/2014
  • UAH Foundation Distinguished Teacher Award, 2003
  • Mentor Users Group Best Paper Award, 2001/2002
  • Outstanding Engineering Young Faculty Member, 2001
  • UAH Student Government Association Faculty Advisor Award, 1999


  • Computer architecture
  • VLSI hardware description languages
  • Performance monitoring
  • Optical interconnects

Recent Publications

  • "Exploring the Effects of Student Course Withdrawals on Time to Graduation," Gilliam Nicholls, Rhonda Gaede, American Society of Engineering Education, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014

  • J.H. Kulick, D.J. Coe, J.S. Hogue, and R.K. Gaede, "Cyber-physical Systems Design: The Software Safety Engineering & Model-Based Design Divide," 2011 Army/NASA System and Software Engineering Forum, July 26-27, 2011, Huntsville, AL.

  • Rhonda Gaede, David Moody, Michael Adderley, Charles Fulks, Laurie Joiner, Jeffrey Kulick, "A Model-Based Design Approach to Hardware/Software Co-Design at UAHuntsville", Extended Abstract Submitted to the Workshop on Infrastructures for Software Hardware Co-Design, at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, Toronto Canada April 24-28, 2010.

  • J.M. English, J.H. Kulick, D.J. Coe, and R.K. Gaede, "MEMS Assisted Cryptography IP Protection", IEEE Security and Privacy, July/August 2007, pp. 14-21

  • "MEMS-Assisted Cryptography for CPI Protection," J.M. English, J. Kulick, D.J. Coe, and R.K. Gaede, IEEE Security and Privacy, June 2007.

  • Jennifer English, David Coe, Rhonda Gaede, Jeffrey Kulick, "Protection of Cryptographic Systems Using Reconfigurable MEMS-Based Tamper Sensors," Proceedings of the Reconfigurable Systems, Microsystems, and Nanotechnology Conference, Redstone Arsenal, May 8, 2007.