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Donald J. Hake II


  • A.S., Computer Science, Penn State University – York, 1979
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Penn State University - University Park, 1986
  • M.S., Computer Science, Penn State University – Harrisburg, 2002
  • M.Eng., Engineering Science, Penn State University – Harrisburg, 2014
  • In Progress - Ph.D., Computer Engineering, UMBC, admitted 2015


  • Fundamentals of Computer Science I and II
  • Software Engineering
  • Senior Software Project I and II
  • MATLAB for Engineers

Research Interests

  • Low-power, resource-constrained, 8-bit embedded sensor systems
  • Autonomous real-time embedded systems; Embedded system algorithm development
  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Wavelet decomposition, filtering, and reconstruction
  • Human performance metrics

Recent Publications

  • “Rolling Down the Lane: Measuring Bowling Ball Dynamics from the Inside”, MEng. ESci. Thesis, October 2014.
  • “A Performance Analysis System for the Sport of Bowling”, MSCS Thesis, April 2002.


  • York College Computer Science Liaison to Industry
  • Faculty Advisor, York College Men's Volleyball Club
  • Board Member, York County Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes (MAEscapes), 2013 - present
  • CS Industry Representative, Graduate Technical Advisory Committee, Penn State Harrisburg (2003 - 2013)
  • Head Coach, York College Men's Volleyball Club, 1998 - 2000
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