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Jude L. DePalma Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering

Jude L. DePalma Ph.D.
Contact Info
Physics/Mathematics - PM 246
Office Hours:
11:00am - 11:30am
1:30pm - 2:00pm
9:30am - 10:30am
1:30pm - 2:30pm


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. Dec., 1990. Dissertation Title: Modeling the Evoked Potential as a Linear Combination of Exponentials. Advisor: Dr. Jorge I. Aunon
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.; Dec. 1984. Thesis title: A Handheld ECG Monitor Using a Liquid Crystal Display.
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (with honors), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. May 1982.


Work Experience


Associate Professor -EngineeringColorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, CO. Currently teaching classes in engineering which have included Problem Solving for Engineers, Engineering Circuit Analysis, Basic Electronics, Digital Electronics, Electromechanical Devices, and Digital Signal Processing. [8/97 - present]

Visiting Assistant Professor - Electronics Engineering Technology, Colorado State University-Pueblo. Courses taught include DC Circuits, Electronics I, Electronic Devices and Control, Electrical Fundamentals, Introduction to Microprocessors, Linear Systems. Supervised students for senior design projects. [8/94 - 12/95] [Part-time 1/96-5/97]

Tutor, Academic Advancement Programs, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Tutored students in calculus, circuit analysis, and electronics. Advanced certification by the College Reading and Learning Association. [1/92 - 5/94]


Senior Engineer, AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO. Responsible for maintenance and support of security system at Falcon Air Force Base and communication systems for the Air Force Satellite Control Network. Responsibilities included system evaluation, upgrades and design. Experience includes a fiber optic intrusion detection system (FO IDS) and fiber optic communication links. [5/96 - 7/97]

Electrical Engineering Trainee, Cooperative Education (4 quarters), United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Ft. Rucker, AL. Participated in the design and implementation of physiological experiments and data analysis. The experiments involved the testing of dynamic visual acuity. [1/80 - 8/81]

Electronics Technician, United States Air Force. Responsible for repair of a phased array radar system, which searched for and tracked satellites and provided early warning for sea launched ballistic missiles. Maintenance responsibilities included transmitter and receiver modules and a digital signal processor. [5/73 - 5/77].


NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Researched and developed a high frequency QRS electrocardiograph. The electrocardiograph was developed using LabWindows™/CVI. System elements included R-wave detection, ECG signal averaging, signal noise power estimation, digital FIR bandpass filter design, signal power spectral density estimation, and a 60 Hz adaptive noise canceler. A patent on the electrocardiograph was applied for in July 2001. [6/99-8/99, 6/00-8/00, 6/01-8/01, 6/05-8/05, 6/06-8/06, 6/07-8/07]

Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Research in modeling the evoked potential as a sum of decaying exponentials. This included algorithmic implementation using both least squares and maximum likelihood methods and also determining the number of exponential signals to use in the model. [1/88 - 12/89]

Graduate Research Assistant, Hillenbrand Biomedical Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Designed and built a small portable heart monitor with a liquid crystal display. This included the design of an analog amplifier and assembly language programming of an 8-bit microprocessor to run the LCD display and store digitized signals. Completion of this prototype was cause for a further grant of $357,583 for design of next generation prototype. The monitor received U.S. patent #4,606,352 and led to the 1993 founding of Technology Transfer Inc., currently marketing the monitor (see [5/83 - 10/84]


T.T. Schlegel, J.L. DePalma, S. Moradi, "Real-Time, High Frequency QRS Electrocardiograph", Patent No. 7,113,820, September 26, 2006.

T.T. Schlegel, J.L. DePalma, S. Moradi, "Real-Time, High Frequency QRS Electrocardiograph With Reduced Amplitude Zone Detection", Patent No. 7,539,535, (Continuation of Patent No. 7,113,820) May 26, 2009.

Referred Journal Articles

Todd T Schlegel, Walter B Kulecz, Alan H Feiveson, E Carl Greco, Jude L DePalma, Vito Starc, Bojan Vrtovec, M Atiar Rahman, Michael W Bungo, Matthew J Hayat, Terry Bauch, Reynolds Delgado, Stafford G Warren, Tulio Núñez-Medina, Rubén Medina, Diego Jugo, Håkan Arheden, and Olle Pahlm, "Accuracy of advanced versus strictly conventional 12-lead ECG for detection and screening of coronary artery disease, left ventricular hypertrophy and left ventricular systolic dysfunction." BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2010; 10: 28.

Fraser, Jane M., Jaksic, Neb, Ding Yuan, William A. Bloxsom, Jude DePalma, Hüseyin Sarper, and E. Keith Sinkhorn. “An Engineering Capstone: The Class as a Job.” Creative College Teaching Journal, 5(1), Fall 2009, 23-32.

I. Solaimanzadeh , T.T. Schlegel, A.H. Feiveson, E.C. Greco, J.L. DePalma, V. Starc, H. Marthol, M. Tutaj, S. Buechner, F.B. Axelrod, M.J. Hilz, “Advanced Electrocardiographic Predictors of Mortality in Familial Dysautonomia,” Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 144 (2008) 76-82.

Todd T. Schlegel, M.D., Walter B. Kulecz, Ph.D., Jude L. DePalma, Ph.D., Alan H. Feiveson, Ph.D., John S. Wilson, B.S.E, M. Atiar Rahman, M.D., Michael W. Bungo, M.D, “Real-time 12-Lead High Frequency QRS Electrocardiography for Enhanced Detection of Myocardial Ischemia and Coronary Artery Disease”, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, March, 2004.

Other Referred Articles

Jaksic, N., C. Buesch, J. DePalma, and W. Bloxsom. “Automated Production of Nanocomposites with Carbon Nanotubes.” 2010 Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, 744-751, Hayward, CA, July 12-14, 2010.

Yuan, D., J. DePalma, and N. Jaksic. “A Learning Community for First-Year Engineering Courses: Work in Progress” 2010 ASEE Zone IV Conference, 44-47, Reno, NV, March 25-27, 2010.

J. M. Fraser, W. A. Bloxsom, J. DePalma, N. Jaksic, H. Sarper, E. K. Sinkhorn, and D. Yuan, “The Capstone Course as a Real Job,” Proceedings of 2008 ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Annual Conference, pp. 42-46, Pueblo, CO, April 18-19, 2008.

Jude DePalma, “Transistor Curve Load-Line Analysis Software, ” Abstract, Proceedings of 2008 ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Annual Conference, p 27, Pueblo, CO, April 18-19, 2008.

Jaksic, Nebojsa, Jane Fraser, Hector Carrasco, Huseyin Sarper, Jude DePalma and E. Keith Sinkhorn. “Synergy between Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics Curricula at Colorado State University-Pueblo.” 2006 Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2006.

Jude L. DePalma and Jorge I. Aunon, "Transient Modeling of the Evoked Potential" , 13th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, October, 1991.


JL DePalma, PhD, TT Schlegel, MD, B Arenare, MD, EC Greco,V Starc, MD, PhD, MA Rahman, MD, PhD, and R Delgado, MD. Usefulness of Derived Frank Lead Parameters in Screening for Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiomyopathy. Computers in Cardiology, Durham, NC, September 30 – October 3, 2007.

TT Schlegel, MD, B Arenare, MD, EC Greco, PhD, JL DePalma, PhD, V Starc, MD, PhD, T Nunez, MD, R. Medina, PhD, D. Jugo, PhD, MA Rahman, MD, PhD, and R Delgado, MD. Construction and Use of Resting 12-Lead High Fidelity ECG “SuperScores” in Screening for Heart Disease. Computers in Cardiology, Durham, NC, September 30 – October 3, 2007.

TT Schlegel, R Medina, D Jugo, TJ Nuñez, A Borrego, E Arellano, B Arenare, JL DePalma, EC Greco and V Starc. Cardiac repolarization abnormalities and potential evidence for loss of cardiac sodium currents on ECGs of patients with Chagas’ heart disease. 32nd Annual International Society for Computerized Electrocardiography Conference, Cancun, Mexico, April 21 – 26, 2007.

Schlegel, T.T., Kulecz, W., DePalma, J.L. and Moradi, S. A real-time multichannel high frequency QRS electrocardiograph for sensitive and early detection of myocardial ischemia and infarction. Second International Workshop on Non-Invasive Hemodynamic, Autonomic and Vascular Monitoring (Austrian Society of Cardiology, p. 12), Graz, Austria, Oct., 2001.

Schlegel, T.T., Arenare, B., Kulecz, W. and DePalma, J.L. A real-time 12-lead high frequency QRS electrocardiograph for early diagnosis of myocardial ischemia and infarction. 18th Annual Frontiers of Cardiology, Winter Park, CO, January 2-5, 2002. (Note: Winner of Best Research Paper Award at the conference).


Colorado State University-Pueblo, Title V, “Laboratory Equipment for the First-Year ‘Introduction to Engineering Course’”, Co-PI, $7,259, January 29, 2009.


IEEE Millennium Medal
IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Student Branch Counselor, 2001
NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal, 2005
NASA Space Act Award – NASA Inventions and Contributions Board, 2002
NASA – Johnson Space Center Exceptional Software Award, 2004
JSC Inventor of 2006
Cobe Laboratories Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, 1983-1984
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Tau Alpha Pi - Engineering Technology Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society



  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Education Society, Signal Processing Society
  • Chapter Chair - Signal Processing Society, Pikes Peak Section, 2004 - present
  • Faculty Sponsor – Colorado State University-Pueblo (1994 - present). Supported and initiated activities include design contest, robotics contest and paper contest, student branch involvement in the CSU-Pueblo engineering design contest for middle and high school students, and Thanksgiving food drive.
  • Student Activities Chair - Pikes Peak Section (1/96 - present). Organized and set up two workshops for student branch officers for the Pikes Peak and Denver sections.
  • Region 5 Conference 2001 - Organized all student activities for the conference held in Colorado Springs.

Coordinated college’s involvement and support for local school District 60's participation in the BattleBots IQ Competition. 2001

Coordinated the college support for local schools competing in the Future City Competition, sponsored by National Engineers Week, with the Gear Up program. 2001-2002.

Engineering Mentor for Trinity Lutheran School in the Future City Competition, 2001- 2009.

Coordinated annual Science Day for Pueblo Boys & Girls Club at Colorado State University-Pueblo, 2006-2007.

Taught geometry at Trinity Lutheran School, 1999/2000, 2002/2003.

President's Scholarship Committee, 1998-present.

First Year Experience Task Force, 2004.

College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies Personnel and Review Committee, 2003 – present.

Faculty Senate

  • Curriculum and Academic Policies Board 1999
  • Committee on Committees 2000-present
  • Colorado Faculty Advisory Council representative, 2003 - 2005
  • Faculty Representative, CSU System Board of Governors, 2005

CEEPS Personnel and Review Committee, 2003-present.

Faculty Senate Parliamentarian 2008-present.

Faculty Sponsor - Campus Crusade for Christ, 2003-present.

Faculty Sponsor Golden Key International Honor Society 2011-present.

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