Kevin M. Passino

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, here

OSU Distinguished Scholar, here

Community Organizer for Societal Grand Challenge: Technology for Social Justice, here

Contact and visitors

Technology for Social Justice research uses engineering principles to advance technology that promotes social justice. Current focus areas include antiracist technologies and social justice, those below, and wellness. A course on Antiracist Technology is offered Aumtumn 2020, and another is being developed for Autumn 2021. There are many opportunities for engineering research on this topic (e.g., equality, diversity, and inclusion), some given here.

Technology 4 Mental Health research group uses health, social, and educational sciences, along with feedback control theory/engineering, to develop mental health treatments: Stress reduction, mood disorders (depression, bipolar illness), and attention. EEG, PPG, and heart heart rate variability enable bio-signal-driven auto-generation/modulation of music/light for stress reduction or depression alleviation, and "adaptive ambience" provides this for groups of people. See here.

Humanitarian Engineering: Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development research focuses on modeling, analysis, and design of technology for elements of poverty, social justice, development, and participatory technology design for sustainable community development. See the courses and book in humanitarian engineering

Antiracist Technology course

Humanitarian Engineering (online)

Antipoverty Technology course

Computational Humanitarianism course

Humanitarian Engineering (book, free download)

Humanitarianism, engineering ethics

Courses and short courses

Curriculum development


Books (3 free and code)


Funded projects

Graduate students, postdocs

Professional activities

Engineers for Community Service (advisor)

Code 4 Community (advisor)

Techology 4 Community

Inter. Inclusive STEM