Affiliated with the
Communication & Space
Sciences Laboratory

Ronald Jenkins

Ronald Jenkins was born and raised in Grove City, PA. His interests in computation and electrical engineering emerged at a young age, but it was his undergraduate experience at Grove City College which really spurred his desire to dig deeper into the material. His senior design project, for which Ronald was team leader, received the Grove City College Electrical Engineering Department’s Technical Achievement award. In 2016, he graduated cum laude from Grove City with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In the same year, he was accepted as a Ph.D. student at Penn State University with Dr. Douglas H. Werner as his advisor.

In the summer of 2013, Ronald interned as a programmer for Pine Instruments, Inc. The following summer he participated in a research internship with Dr. Cory Boatright at Grove City College where he worked with another student to create a vector graphics application designed to automatically convert traditional raster graphics image into a vector image. During the summer of 2015, Ronald interned with ExH Engineering, Inc. where he worked as a software engineer. His research interests include machine learning, global optimization, control systems, and computational electromagnetics.