Greg Nordstrom
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Embedded Systems Designer
Software Architect


  • Profession: Electrical & Computer Engineer
  • Affiliations: IEEE (Sr. Member)
    IEEE Education Society
    ASEE
  • Address: 831 Tyne Valley Ct.
    Nashville, TN 37220
  • Phone: 615.613.3166

Hello! I’m Greg Nordstrom

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the Internet. If you're here because I referred you here, you're probably looking for something specific, like some funny pictures, a bit of inspiration, or some Bible study stuff.

You may want to see what I've done over the course of my career, or what I've been up to lately. Maybe we share some of the same hobbies, like skiing, wood working, making music, or robotics. You might even be interested in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering at Lipscomb University! Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you dropped by.

Skills
Professional
  • Digital Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Programming (Assembly/C/C++/C#/Arduino)
  • Web Dev (HTML/CSS/JS/JSON/AWS)
  • Writing & Presentations
Personal
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Consensus Building
Experience
2006-Current
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lipscomb University

Responsible for course design, content development, and delivery of engineering classes and labs, student academic advising and mentoring, ABET and SACSCOC accreditation activities, and engineering missions support. Founded Lipscomb's BisonBot Robotics Camp program in 2007, served as Faculty Senate President in AY2009-2010, Interim Dean of Engineering in AY2011-2012, and received tenure in 2014.

2001-2006
Scientific Applications SW Architect,
Intelligent Systems Group Lead
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Led software engineering efforts in scientific software UI/UX design, protein crystallography experiment definition and planning, data modeling, software & hardware integration, and graphical data query and analysis.

1999-2001
Research Asst. Professor,
Operations Manager
Institute for Software Integrated Systems,
Vanderbilt University

Researcher, faculty member, M.S. thesis reviewer, and Ph.D. committee member. Authored and presented over 20 papers at national and international conferences. Operations management activities included quality improvement, financial management and reporting, budgeting, and personnel management. Founding chair of the Institute's Senior Research Council, the group responsible for strategic R&D planning and program development.

1996-1999
Doctoral Candidate
ECE Department, Vanderbilt University

Conducted UML- and OCL-based metamodeling research for use in automatically generated domain-specific graphical modeling environments, developed and taught graduate-level courses in model-integrated computing and object-oriented software construction.

1993-1996
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
U.S. Air Force Academy

Responsible for course design, content development, and delivery of computer science classes and labs, student academic advising and mentoring, and supported CS program ABET/CSAB accreditation activities. Served as course director for several CS courses, and as an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering department. Received the USAFA "Outstanding Academic Educator in Computer Science" award for AY1995-1996.

Education
1996-1999
Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Dissertation: "Metamodeling - Rapid Design and Evolution of Domain-Specific Modeling Environments."

1989-1992
Master's Degree, Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Tennessee Space Institute

Thesis: "Implementation of Linear Predictive and Huffman Coding Algorithms for Real-Time Data Compression."

1984-1987
Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering
Arizona State University

Graduated magna cum laude.

Pictures
Inspiration
Bible Study

Bible study is important to me. Studying God's Word has many benefits, more than I can list here, and some that I can't even fully explain except to say that I receive a "peace that passes understanding" by listening to God's voice and letting Him do the heavy lifting.

Listening to God is all about hearing what He has to say, and that's where the Bible comes in. It's an extremely powerful book, one that has certainly changed my life for the better. It does that to people.

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." --Heb 4:12

In other words, God speaks to our depths through His Word. Paul recognized this as he wrote to encourage the young preacher Timothy, saying "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17) It's nice that God gave us an instruction manual for living life to the fullest!

Part of my service to God is teaching His Word--something I find extremely enjoyable, as He's given us so much material to work with! To that end, here are some links to class notes people have asked for. I pray they will be of value to you.


By the way, BibleGateway.com is a great site for looking up scripture using many different bible versions. I use that site quite a bit. Another site with a lot of material is Bible.org. Pay special attention to the work of Robert Deffinbaugh. He puts together some very insightful lessons.

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