Ken W. Bosworth
School of Engineering
Idaho State University

Welcome to my new web page.

A Brief Biography:

I'm a full professor in the School of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, at ISU. Up until July 2001, I was in the Mathematics Department. From 2001 till 2005, I was in the CS program, and from 2005-2009, CS Program and Department Chair. I've been here at ISU since 1992. Previously I was at the University of Maryland's Chesapeake Biological Lab (1990-1992) and Utah State University (1984-1989).

My PhD, in applied Mathematics, was completed in 1984 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). My MS in Mathematics was awarded in 1980, also at RPI.
I spent my first year of graduate studies in Zurich, Switzerland, at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute), in the Math/Physics division. My BS, awarded cum laude, was also from RPI, but in Physics (1977).

I thoroughly enjoy teaching at ISU, for both the School of Engineering and Department of Mathematics.


    Office hours: Tu. 9:30-11:00, 14:30-15:30 and Wed. 11:30-13:30; by appointment; or if my door is open
    Colonial Hall 17 (Pocatello); to be determined (Idaho Falls)

    Room 17 (“Northeast” corner office, first floor)
    phone: (208) 282-4175 or better yet, email:

The only contents of any immediate value are for my current classes:

ENGR 165: Structured Programming taught by Mary Hofle and myself

ENGR 166: Symbolic Programming taught by myself and Mary Hofle

ENGR 364: Engineering Numerical Techniques

CS 385-386: Data Structures and Algorithms I,II

MCE 640: System Identification, Modeling, and Simulation

Math 130: Finite Mathematics

Courses taught previously by me, and probably will be again in the future:

Math 459: Applied Multivariate Analysis

ENGR 421/521-422/522: Advanced Engineering Mathematics I,II

CS 444: Image Processing

CS 187: Applied Discrete Structures

Math 240: Introduction to Linear Algebra

Math 275: Calculus III

Some stuff about me:

I love Pocatello and SE Idaho. However, the winters here just aren't long enough. That's the only drawback!

My interest are:


  • wavelets

  • nonparametric statistics

  • high performance computing and simulations

  • environmental modeling


Outside Interests: