Diane Rover


University Professor


333 Durham
613 Morrill Rd.
Ames, IA 500112100



B.S., Computer Science, Iowa State University (1984)

M.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (1986)

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (1989)

Research Areas

Core Area(s): Computing and networking systems, software systems, embedded systems, reconfigurable hardware, integrated program development and performance environments for parallel and distributed systems, visualization, performance monitoring and evaluation, engineering education

Department’s Strategic Area(s): Cyber infrastructure; data, decisions, networks & autonomy

Additional Information


Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e8QZefwAAAAJ&hl=en

  • S. McKilligan, N. Fila, D. Rover and M. Mina, “Design thinking as a catalyst for changing teaching and learning practices in engineering,” Proc. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, 2017, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2017.8190479
  • D. Rover, J. Zambreno, M. Mina, P. Jones, and L.L. Chrystal, “Evidence-Based Planning to Broaden the Participation of Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering,” Proc. 2016 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Erie, PA, October 2016. DOI:10.1109/FIE.2016.7757643
  • M. Shelley, L. Larson, S. Gahn, D. Rover, B. Schmittmann, and M. Heitmann, “Statistical Models of Faculty Retention: Logistic Regression, COACHE, and Support Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, December 2016, pp. 837-851.
  • M. Awatramani and D. Rover, “Team-Based Learning Course Design and Assessment in Computer Engineering,” Proc. 2015 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), El Paso, TX, October 2015, pp. 1242-1250.
  • M. Awatramani, X. Zhu, J. Zambreno and D. Rover, “Phase Aware Warp Scheduling: Mitigating Effects of Phase Behavior in GPGPU Applications,” Proc. of the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT), IEEE, October 2015, 12 pp. DOI: 10.1109/PACT.2015.31
  • Laugerman, M., M. Shelley, D. Rover, and S. Mickelson, “Estimating Survival Rates in Engineering for Community College Transfer Students Using Grades in Calculus and Physics,” International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, October 2015, 3(4), pp. 313-321. http://www.ijemst.net/article/view/5000109257
  • Laugerman, M., D. Rover, M. Shelley, and S. Mickelson, “Determining Graduation Rates in Engineering for Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining,” International Journal of Engineering Education, 2015, vol. 31, no. 6(A), pp. 1448-1457.
  • Rover, D., S. Mickelson, B. Hartmann, C. Rehmann, D. Jacobson, A. Kaleita, M. Shelley, A. Ryder, M. Laingen, and M. Bruning, “Engineer of 2020 Outcomes and the Student Experience,” Proc. 2013 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2013. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2013.6684803
  • Rover D.T., Mercado R., Zhang Z., Shelley M., and Helvick D., “Reflections on Teaching and Learning in an Advanced Undergraduate Course in Embedded Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Education, August 2008, 51(3), pp. 400-412. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2008.921792
  • Rover, D.T., “Engineering Identity,” Academic Bookshelf, ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, July 2008, 97(3): 389-92. DOI: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2008.tb00986.x