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Philip D. Olivier, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Anneberg received the BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, the MS in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, and the PhD in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University. She has previous industrial experience at General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, and US Army TACOM. She is a SME-certified Enterprise Integrator, a licensed professional engineer in Michigan, and a Certified Quality Technician. Dr. Anneberg presently chairs the Engineering Faculty Senate and serves on the University-wide Faculty Senate. She is active in the Society for Women Engineers, Michigan Society for Professional Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. She is also a senior member of the IEEE and a section chair of the Trident Section of the IEEE-Southeast Michigan. She is presently working on funded educational projects at Lawrence Tech through AT&T, the Jerome Bettis Foundation, the National Football League, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Daimler Chrysler Foundation ...more
Dr. Cloud received the PhD in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an Associate Professor since 1992. Dr. Cloud received a Sears Foundation award for teaching excellence in 1991. He has coauthored over a dozen books on mathematical engineering ...more
Dr. Farrah holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering, which was granted by Wayne State University. He also earned MSEE and MBA degrees from WSU, and a BSEE degree from MIT. Prior to joining the faculty at LTU, Dr. Farrah was employed by the Bendix Corporation. During his tenure at Bendix he worked on various electronics, instrumentation, and computer projects. From 1990 to 2001, Dr. Farrah was the Chairperson of the Department of Electrical Engineering at LTU ...more
Ronald C. Foster
Dr. Johnston received the BSEE (Magna cum Laude), the MSEE, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. Dr. Johnston is Director of the Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His interests include power systems, power electronics, and numerical methods ...more
Dr. Kandaswamy received his Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008) from Clarkson University Potsdam, NY. At Clarkson he worked extensively on combining discriminative model-based machine-learning techniques with machine-vision techniques. He also worked on benchmarking state-of-the-art color texture recognition algorithms and as well as developing robust color texture based image recognition algorithm. Prior to pursuing his PhD at Clarkson Dr. Kandaswamy received M.S. (Signal Processing) from West Virginia University, Lane Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and B.E (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) from University of Madras. His research work at WVU was mainly focused in the areas of illumination invariants; texture image retrieval and automated image segmentation for oncology purposes. Dr. Kandaswamy did his postdoctoral work at Washington University in St Louis (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2008 - 2010) and University of Chicago (Postdoctoral Scholar, 2010 - 2011). His work at WUSTL was in the field of Computational and Systems Neuroscience with major focus on understanding short term plasticity at pre-synaptic terminal and elucidating control factors behind the synaptic vesicle recycling. At UChicago, Dr. Kandaswamy worked at Hatsopoulos Lab and Somatosensory Lab focusing mainly on different types of feedbacks used in Brain-Machine Interfaces ...more
Dr. Asik is an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. He received his BS in Physics with honors from Case Institute of Technology in 1959 and his PhD in Magnetic Resonance Physics from the University of Illinois in 1966. Prior to joining Lawrence Technological University, Dr. Asik performed research and development at the Ford Motor Co. Research Laboratories in Dearborn, MI, retiring in 2001 after 31 years of service. At Ford he specialized in designing and developing automotive electrical and electronic control systems for engines, transmissions, and low emissions systems. Dr. Asik has authored more than 50 technical publications in physics, electrical engineering, and automotive engineering. He has been awarded 20 U. S. Patents for automotive inventions. He has received several technical achievement awards from Ford Motor Co. and the SAE ...more
Hussein Dourra has over 28 years of industrial experience and over 20 years of teaching experience. A member of the PowerTrain Product Team, he holds more than 25 US patents in system control and has more than 10 technical publications. Dr. Dourra received the PhD in Engineering and the MBA from Wayne State University. Besides teaching at LTU, he has taught at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Oakland University. He is a member of the SAE Transaxle Standards Committee ...more
Thomas Dragon received the MSEE from the University of Michigan and the BSEE from the University of Detroit. At Unisys Corporation he was an Electronics Development Engineer and later managed a department responsible for developing electronics for high-speed check sorters. He retired in 1996 after 35 years of service.
Mr. Dragon mostly teaches Electronics at LTU, but his favorite course is Circuits 1. He is an avid Detroit Pistons fan and golfer.
Riyadh Kenaya received the BSEE in 1992, and the MS in Nuclear Electronic Engineering in 1995, both from Baghdad University. He is presently working toward his PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University. In addition to teaching at LTU, Prof Riyadh teaches courses at Oakland University and the ITT Technical Institute. His research interests include adaptive neural networks, fuzzy ART, and Euclidean ART systems.
Bridget Renehan has been teaching various engineering courses as an adjunct instructor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University since 1988. She has also served as an engineering advisor. She earned her BSEE ('84) and MSEE ('86) from the University of Michigan. Ms. Renehan has been an engineer in the automotive industry since 1984, working for Ford, Visteon, and currently Autoliv Electronics America. She is married and has 3 children.
Mr. Sweet has been an adjunct faculty member at LTU since 1994. In that time he has taught for the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math & Computer Science, Technology, and Continuing Education. His primary focus is Control Systems (ECE) and Software Engineering (MCS). He is passionate about teaching real-world skills to his primary customers – the students.
Mr. Sweet has been engaged in the industry of developing real-time embedded software/systems for automotive and industrial applications since 1987. He currently holds the position of Senior Algorithm Engineer in the Radar Engineering section at Autoliv Electronics. In this role, he is involved in development, integration and validation of Blind-Spot Monitoring and other radar features in Active Safety Systems. He is also active on organizational initiatives such as defining a framework and methodology for system architectural design, and ISO/TS 16949 auditing. He is interested in learning and applying contemporary product development and improvement methodologies, and disseminating that knowledge to his colleagues and students.
He holds a M.S. in Electronic and Computer Control System from Wayne State University (1993), and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University (1987).
As CEO of TEKNOWLEDGE, LLC, he enjoys writing informative works that are pleasant to read, and delivering practical short courses to meet the technical education needs of his clients.
Dr Nicholas G. Zorka is an entrepreneur who specializes in the field of artificial intelligence - fuzzy logic. His PhD dissertation was titled "Adaptive Fuzzy Cluster Tracking Techniques with Radar Applications". Dr Zorka's work in adaptive fuzzy logic with the use of sensors such as radar, far IR, and cameras, led to the development of key invention disclosures for which Ford Motor received US patents in the field of automotive safety applications. While working in Ford's Scientific Research Laboratories, Dr Zorka also developed new patentable concepts in emission controls, resulting in huge vehicle savings and the meeting of new automotive emissions standards.
Dr Zorka has published technical papers for the ASME and IEEE, and for internal consumption at Ford in the areas of emission controls, automotive safety, and mechanical design. He has presented his finding at prestigious technical conferences in Austria and Italy, as well as in the USA.
Dr Zorka started NICA-Engineering, a consulting business, in 2006. He now specializes in artificial intelligence controls and computational fluid dynamics. As a consultant, he has worked on computational fluid dynamics in the generation of wind power. His company has submitted proposals to the US Army for unmanned ground vehicle applications. Dr Zorka's academic background covers both mechanical and electrical engineering. His four college degrees include a bachelors in mechanical engineering, a masters in engineering mechanics, a masters in electronics and computer control, and a PhD in systems engineering.
Ms. Thompson is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology at Lawrence Technological University and is a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technologist. Martha was named Staff Person of the Year in 2003. She serves as a committee member on the Parking, Professional Development and Open House committees.