John Rupel

Position title: M.S. Student



* Due to the global pandemic I started my co-op at GE Healthcare’s ARC division a more than a month earlier than expected. At GE, I work on integrating & developing their next generation FPGA based products and helping with dual sourcing of electrical components for the R-860 respiratory.

I am pursuing a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Professor Younghyun Kim. I love learning and developing new ideas in the embedded research community and applying them to healthcare applications. My career goal is to develop accessible healthcare technologies that have broad and positive impacts on society. Current research interests of mine include low power wearable technology such as human activity recognition and arrhythmia detection.


University of Wisconsin-Madison     Madison, WI
• Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019-Present
• Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Instrumentation Track), 2014-2019
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2014-2019

Research Interests

• Low-Power Wearable Technology
• Machine Learning at the Edge
• Internet of Things
• Bio-Signal Processing


Design Competitions

Awards / Scholarships

  • Foxconn Smart Cities – Smart Futures Competition (Finalist), 2020

Research / Academic Experience

  • Wisconsin Embedded Systems and Computing Laboratory(Research Assistant), Aug 2019-Present
    – Human Activity Recognition
    – Arrhythmia Detection
  • Teaching Assistant, Aug 2019-Present
    – Medical Instrumentation (BME462)
    – Computers in Medicine/Bio-Signal Processing (BME463)
  • Bracegroup, Electromagnetics in Medicine (Undergraduate Assistant), Sep 2016-Dec 2018
    – Analyzing and Identifying Sources of Microwave Ablation

Professional Experience

  • General Electric Healthcare, Electrical Engineering Co-op April 2020-Dec 2020
    – Anesthesiology and Respiratory Care(ARC) Division
  • Johnson & Johnson, Verification and Validation Intern June 2017-Jan 2020
    – NeuWave Medical/ Verification and Software Development


  • External Reviewer
    – DAC (Design Automation Conference) 2020