Steve Simske, PhD

Professor, Systems and Mechanical Engineering

Why I Invent

“Why do I invent? It is really simple, I just want to make things better. I’m not a big fan on inventing for the sake of inventing, and I’d rather not invent things that can be used for harm. If I can make something better that I would want to use, that’s perfect. This is why on almost all of my inventions, there are co-inventors. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the planet’s best engineers in so many areas, and that is why my inventions are so diverse. Inventing is a great way to engage someone smarter than you in a fun project, and for me has always been a great way to learn.”

Areas of Collaborative Interest

Dr. Simske joined CSU in January 2018 after 23 years in industry at HP and HP Labs. He is the author of more than 400 publications and more than 170 US patents. He is an IS&T Fellow, and its current (2017-2019) President. Steve is the Steering Committee Chair for the ACM DocEng Symposium, which meets annually. Steve is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. Dr. Simske was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils from 2010-2016, including Illicit Trade, Illicit Economy and the Future of Electronics.

He has directed world-wide teams in research on 3D printing, education, life sciences, sensing, authentication, packaging, analytics, imaging and manufacturing. His book “Meta-Algorithmics” (2013) and forthcoming book “Meta-Analytics” (2019) address intelligent systems, and Steve is particularly interested in using analytics and meta-analytics to better analyze distributed energy processes and systems.

I am interested in collaborating in the following areas:

  • licensing our technologies
  • analytics
  • intelligent systems
  • sensing systems
  • imaging systems
  • situationally-aware collectors of knowledge (SACKs)
Sample of Issued Patents (15 recent US and world-wide)

(Note – 192 US patents published as of January 2020 – click here to see a more complete list)

*Assignee is Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Patent list generated using Google Patents; Last updated on February 11, 2020.

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