Karla Welch

Assoc Professor

Dr. Karla Conn Welch earned her undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Her MS degree in 2005 and PhD in 2009, are from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at Vanderbilt University. At the start of 2010, she began as an Assistant Professor in the University of Louisville's ECE department. She has been an Associate Professor in ECE since 2016. Her research has received support from agencies such as NSF, NASA, and the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation.


  • B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engr, University of Kentucky, 2002
  • M.S. in Electrical Engr and Comp Sci, Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engr and Comp. Sci, Vanderbilt University, 2009


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