Derrick Tate, PhD

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. Derrick Tate is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Sattler College. He received a BSME degree from Rice University, and his SM and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering are from MIT in the areas of manufacturing and design. Prior to joining Sattler, he was Senior Associate Professor at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University and founding Head of the Department of Industrial Design. Dr Tate has also held positions as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University and Associate Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University. Prof. Tate’s industrial experience includes working as a Manager of Applications Engineering at Axiomatic Design Software, Inc., a Boston-based start-up company.

Prof. Tate has been involved with Christian groups in China and America. Prof. Tate aims to impact society by bringing design thinking to areas of strategic importance and to integrate an understanding of human flourishing into the design of new products and services. His calling is to make space for Christians in academia, to bring Christian ideas into academic discourse, and to mentor a new generation of Christian researchers and professionals.