Go to Rose-Hulman Main Rose-Hulman Home Math Home
One of the nation's top undergraduate   
engineering, science, and mathematics colleges   

Rose math alumnus profile page

Alumni Photo

Kyle Lacey

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, 1999
Systems Engineer at Rockwell-Collins


I moved to southern California in April 2000, working for Raytheon. Worked on a number of classified projects. For the most part, I liked to say that I built radars for fighter jets. Radars use a *ton* of signal processing algorithms as well as "intelligent-systems" sorts of things. I didn't know much of that upon graduating, but my education at Rose enabled me to learn very quickly.

I recently (April 2007) started at Rockwell-Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA as a Sr. Systems Engineer. My background in mathematics has given me a thorough understanding of "why" things work. I've also found that, in general, engineers do not like statistics and in engineering, stats are vitally important. I've done failure analyses, algorithm development, population sampling criteria, technical performance measures, and a number of other tasks which all involved knowing the math behind it all.

This document was last modified: 12/01/2007
Questions and Comments to: mathwebmaster@rose-hulman.edu

  Copyright 1996-2008 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  5500 Wabash Avenue / Terre Haute, IN 47803 / (812) 877-1511