Dr. Zewde was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed High School from Medhane’Alem (መድኃኔዓለም) Comprehensive Secondary School, which boldly promotes "Enter Here the Timeless Followship of Human Mind - ከዚህ ከማይሞተው የሰው ልጅ ማደጊያ ስፍራ ግቡ" at the gate. For his B.Sc. and M.SC. degrees in Electrical Engineering, he attended Bahir Dar University and Addis Ababa University, respectively. In 2017, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, NY. Professionally, he worked as Electrical Engineer for almost a year, but spent most of his carrer in academic institutions. Currently, he is an Associate Teaching Professor at Wichita State University.


Academic Interests and Expertise


Research Interests:

  • Wireless powered communications
  • Control system over wireless link, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Smart-grid Communications
  • Distributed generation and demand response
  • Energy-harvesting Medical Sensors
Areas of Teaching Interest

Communication and Signal Processing

  • Wireless Communication and Networking
  • Random Process
  • Optimization 
  • Electromagnetics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Communication

Power and Control

  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Electrical Machines and Transformer
  • Introduction to Control Systems
  • Power System Analysis
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Energy Conversion
  • Electric Circuits
Awards and Honors

Wichita State University,  2020

This award recognizes demonstratoin of qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of Academic advising at Wichita State University and beyond.

TAN Faculty Advisor Award

Wichita State University,  2019
This award acknowledges that the instructor have made a significant impact on the students, and their reflection on the instructor selfless guidance, care and passion.


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award,
Syracuse University, 2017
This award recognizes graduate assistants who have made distinguished contributions to Syracuse University by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting senior faculty members with high-enrollment courses.


Certificate of University Teaching,
Syracuse University, 2017

It is the capstone of the Future Professoriate Program, and provides a tangible form of recognition to those FPP participants who pursue a program of professional development that demonstrates readiness to assume faculty responsibilities in higher education.



Areas of Service

Faculty Senator, 
Wichita State University, June 2018 – May 2020  

Undergraduate Academic Advisor                                                 
Wichita State University, Department of EECS , Fall 2017 - Present 

Teaching and Curriculum Committee                                                 
Wichita State University, Department of EECS , Fall 2017 - Present                       

Faculty Search Committee 
Wichita State University, Department of EECS, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, S

Ad hoc Committee for New Equipment - EE 262 Lab
Wichita State University, Department of EECS, Fall 2018                                               

Teaching Mentor Alternate
Syracuse University, Graduate School, 2016

Interim Department Head                                                                      
Hawassa University, Electrical Engineering Dept., Ethiopia , Feb. - Apr. 2009   

Additional Information


  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

  • IEEE Transactions on Green Communication and Networking

  • IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE International Communication Conference (ICC)
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology conference (VTC)

Society Memberships

  • ACM

  • IEEE

Volunter Service