college of engineering philip d. olivier

Philip D. Olivier

Department Chair

 

>> Summary
>> Education
>> Engineering Experience
>> Honors, Awards and Memberships 
>> Grants, Contracts, and Extramural Support 
>> Publications
>> Other Scholarly Activities
>> Reviewing Activities
>> Invited Conference Activities
>> Invited Presentations
>> Teaching Recognition
>> Administrative Experience
>> Curricular Experience
>> Accreditation Experience
>> Dissertations and Thesis
>> Courses Taught
>> University Service (Mercer University)
>> Professional Activities 

 

Summary

    • Twenty-seven years experience teaching a wide variety of electrical engineering courses.
    • Authored more than 60 articles/reports.
    • $600,000. in grants, contracts and extramural support.
    • Extensive administrative experience.
    • Research interests include:
control theory (large flexible structures, fuzzy logic, H-infinity, feedback linearization, nonlinear); adaptive optics; robotics; mathematical modeling; Kalman filtering; EMI/EMC/ TEMPEST; AI; electricity and magnetism.
  • Extensive Governmental Consulting experience.
  • Extensive Industrial Consulting experience.

 

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Education 

Ph.D., 1980, Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX. 
Advisor: R.E. Saeks Dissertation Title: State Concepts for Nonlinear Operators.

M.S., 1977, Mathematics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
Advisor: L.R. Hunt Thesis Title: An Edge of the Wedge Theorem without Wedges.

B.S., 1975, Physics, cum laude, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

Citizenship: United States

Professional Engineering License: Georgia License No. 025118

Patent: "Optical Receiver for Area Location System," co inventor with Alan Camerik Heller and Christopher Wayne Fox, issued November 11, 1994.

 

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Engineering Experience

  • ASEE, Summer Faculty Research Fellow: 2005, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
  • National Research Council, Summer Faculty Research Fellow: 2004, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 2001, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 2000, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 1999, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 1996, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 1994, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Interim Assistant Dean: 1994 - 95, School of Engineering, Mercer University, Macon GA.
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering: July 2000 – present, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering: August 1993 – July 2000, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
  • Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects: August 1993 – August 1994, School of Engineering, Mercer University, Macon, GA.
  • Consultant: 1993 – 1995, AT&T Services Co., Inc., San Antonio, TX.
  • Principal Engineer: 1990 – 1994, Alliant Tech Systems Signal Analysis Center, San Antonio, TX.
  • Consultant: 1990 – 1994, Precision Tracking, Inc., San Antonio, TX.
  • Proprietor: March 1987 – 1993, Engineering Analysis and Design, San Antonio, TX.
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering: August 1985 – August 1992, Division of Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
  • Engineer: July 1988 – July 1992, Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX.
  • Senior Staff Engineer: July 1990 – October 1990, Honeywell Signal Analysis Center, San Antonio, TX.
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty: Summer 1989, 1987, Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
  • Consultant: May 1988 – May 1989, Information Systems and Networks, Inc., San Antonio TX and Bethesda, MD.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 1986, United States Air Force Human Resources Laboratory.
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering: August 1980 – August 1985, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Summer 1983, United States Air Force Rome Air Development Center.
  • Senior Engineer: Summer 1984 , Walk, Haydel and Associates, New Orleans, LA.

 

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Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • Senior Member IEEE  (1996).
  • Honor Society Memberships: Phi Kappa Phi (2003); Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Pi Sigma; Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Member ASEE, SPIE
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (4th edition, 1998)
  • Paper titled "A Capstone EE Course" received Third Prize in the Best Paper Contest at the 1989 ASEE Gulf South Regional Meeting.
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellow by ASEE 2005.
  • Summer Facul;ty Research Fellow by the National Research Council, in 2004
  • Named Summer Faculty Research Fellow by ASEE in 1994, 1996 and 1999.
  • Named Summer Faculty Research Fellow by Universal Energy Systems in 1986.
  • Named Summer Faculty Research Fellow by the Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education in 1983.
  • Awarded Second Prize in the 1976 Student Paper Contest by Pi Mu Epsilon Journal for a paper entitled "Two Applications of Pseudoinverses."
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1974 – 75.
  • Named Graduate Fellow at Mercer University.
  • Named Full Member of the Graduate Faculty at UTSA.
  • Named Adjunct Graduate Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Named Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty at Louisiana State University.

 

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Grants, Contracts, and Extramural Support

I am the Principal Investigator, Principle Scientist or Principle Engineer unless otherwise noted:

  • $20K endowed Larry Lawson Scholarship; 
  • $1K gift from Ann Arbor Area Charitable Foundation, 
  • $10K Futek gift, 
  • $248K ITC endowed scholarship
  • (Spring 2014, $25,000.) Software Feature development using Model Based AutoSar Framework (Phase 1) Ford Poling Challenge.
  • (Fall 2014, $25,000.) Software Feature development using Model Based AutoSar Framework (Phase 2, assuming Phase 1 is successful) Ford Poling Challenge.
  • (2012-2017, $580,000.) National Science foundation Scholarships for STEM, Be a Nuclear Power Engineer in Southeastern Michigan, CoPI with Kun Hua and Lisa Anneberg
  • (2012, $50,000) Denso North America Foundation, Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Lab with Vernon Fernandez.
  • (2007, $11,000) ESMD Student Faculty Research Teams, NASA Goddard
  • (2007 - 2008, $16K??) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2006, $22,000) ESMD Student Faculty Research Teams, NASA Goddard
  • (2006 - 2007, $16K??) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2005, $24,???) US Air Force, through ASEE
  • (2005 - 2006, $16K??) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2004, $24,200) Image based phasing of the Deployable Optical Telescope Testbed, US Air Force, through National Research Council
  • (2004 - 2005, $16,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2003 - 2004, $16,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2002 - 2003, $12,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2001 - 2002, $12,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (2002, $52,000) Teaching Mathematics as the Language of Science and Engineering, NASA NOVA
  • (2001, $14,000) Experimental verification of a Neuro-Fuzzy Phasing of the SIBOA Segmented Mirror Testbed, NASA, (includes research student support)
  • (2000, $14,000) Neuro-Fuzzy Phasing of the SIBOA Segmented Mirror Testbed, NASA, (includes research student support)
  • (2000 - 2001, $12,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (1999 14,000.00) Neuro-Fuzzy Phasing of Segmented Mirror Telescopes, NASA, (includes research student support)
  • (1999 - 2000, $12,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (1998 -1999, $10,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (1997 -1998, $10,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (1996 -1997, $10,000) Mercer University Program for Participation in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
  • (1997, $6000) Mercer University Faculty Research Incentive Award
  • (1996, $16,300) Strehl Ratio Meter for focusing Segmented Mirrors, NASA, (includes graduatestudent support)
  • (1994, $13,000) A New Piston Control Strategy for Segmented Mirrors, NASA, NOT-01-002-099.
  • (1992, $20,000 approximately) Local Oscillator TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase II, Alliant Tech Systems.
  • (1992, $10,000 approximately) Cent Wire TEMPEST Countermeasures Study, Phase III, Alliant Tech Systems.
  • (1992, $5,000 approximately) Video Recovery System TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase IV, Alliant Tech Systems.
  • (1992, $10,000 approximately) Unfilter TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I, Alliant Tech Systems.
  • (1992, $10,000 approximately) Local Oscillator TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I, Alliant Tech Systems.
  • (1992, $5,000 Approximately) Photonics TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I, Alliant Tech Systems Report.
  • (1991 1993, $200,000) "Networked Digital Control and Data Acquisition for an Undergraduate Controls and Robotics Laboratory," National Science Foundation grant number USE 9152069, with L. Boyce, J. Simonis, and GVS Raju.
  • (1990, $3000 approximately) Efficacy of the Far Field Approximation: Single Radiating Object with one Frequency, Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, Kelly AFB.
  • (1989, $2000 approximately) On Filtering the Power, Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, Kelly AFB.
  • (1989, $25,000) "Operational and Systems Requirements for an In Flight aeromedical Clinical Laboratory," USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.
  • (1987 1988, $2000) "A Neural Network Toolkit," Texas Engineering Experiment Station.
  • (1987, $19,995) "An Intelligent Teachers Associate for Network Theory Based on the Heuristic of Polya," AFOSR Contract F49620 85 C 0013/ SB5851 0360.
  • (1986, $5,500) "An Intelligent Teachers Associate for Network Theory Based on the Heuristic of Polya," AFOSR Contract F49620 85 C 0013.
  • (1986, $1500) Grant from the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation to purchase a computer aided control system analysis and design program (PROGRAM CC).
  • (1986, $4500) Grant from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
  • (1984, $4000) Louisiana State University Council on research Summer Faculty Development Grant.
  • (1983, $7000) A Simulation After Test Approach to Intelligent Fault Isolation, AFOSR contract F49620 82 C 0035.
  • (1981, $5000) Halliburton Faculty Development Grant
  • Grant total. $419K + $239K = $658K (approximate)
    • Grants from 2001-present: $239K (approximate)
    • Grants from 1991-2000:    $341K
    • Grants from 1981-1990:    $78K

 

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Publications

69. Signal Estimation via Laguerre Series, 2010 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Tyler TX.

68. PID Controller Design Using Laguerre Series, 2009 Mediteranean Controls conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

67. A Comparison of Reduced Order Model Techniques, 2009 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory. 

66. Philip D. Olivier and Randall Peters, System Identification via the Cumulative Spectrum: An Exploration, 2008 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2008.

65. Schnell, M., S. Scalise, S. Curtis, M. Brandt, G. Bowers, G. Brown, C. Cheung, C. Cooperider, M. Desch, N. Desch, J. Dorband, K. Gregory, K. Lee, A. Lunsford, F. Minetto, W. Truszkowski, R. Wesenberg, J. Vranish, M. Abrahantes, P. Clark, T. Cupon, M. Weaker, R. Watson, P. Olivier, M.L. Rilee, "Tetrahedral Robotics for Space Exploration", IEEE Aerospaceand Electronic Systems, June 2007, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp 22­-30.

64. Schnell, M., S. Scalise, S. Curtis, M. Brandt, G. Bowers, G. Brown, C. Cheung, C. Cooperider, M. Desch, N. Desch, J. Dorband, K. Gregory, K. Lee, A. Lunsford, F. Minetto, W. Truszkowski, R. Wesenberg, J. Vranish, M. Abrahantes, P. Clark, T. Cupon, M. Weaker, R. WWatson, P. Olivier, M.L. Rilee, "Tetrahedral Robotics for Space Exploration", IEEE Aerospaceand Electronic Systems, June 2007, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp 22-30.

63. Olivier, P.D., "Fuzzy Admissions Model", 39th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2007, pp. 288-290.

62. Solomon, B., and P.D. Olivier, "Implementation of a Decentralized Adaptive Control System for the 12-TET Walker", 39th Symposium on System Theory, March 2007, pp. 102-103.

61. Olivier, P.D., "Coordinated Control of a 12-TET Robot", 39th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2007, pp. 95-97.

60. Hatten, N.M. and P. D. Olivier, "A Fuzzy Logic Approach to the Alignment of Segmented Mirrors", 38th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2006.

59. Olivier, P.D. and D. S. Bernstein, ``Optimization-Based Correction of a Segmented Optical Telescope Using Image-Plane Sensing,'' {\it Proc. Amer. Contr. Conf.}, Portland, OR, June 2005.

58. Olivier, P.D. "Feedback Linearization Using TSK Fuzzy Approximants", 37th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2005.

57. Olivier, P.D. "Global Nonlinear Observers", 36th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 14-16, 2004.

56. Olivier, P. D. "Robust Control of Unstable Distributed Parameter Systems", 6th  IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Marina Del Rey, CA March 1-3, 2004.

55. Olivier, P. D. “Experimental validation of Neuro-Fuzzy Phasing of the SIBOA Segmented Mirror Testbed”, Final report submitted to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on research project of same name, NASA/CR-2002-211840.

54. Olivier, P. D. "Botbal" presented to the Making Connections II Conference September 2002, Columbus, GA.

53. Olivier, P. D. “Neuro-Fuzzy Phasing of the SIBOA Segmented Mirror Testbed”, Final report submitted to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on research project of same name, NASA/CR-2001-210797.

52. Olivier, P. D. and Kevin Barnett. “Focused Out-of-Class Quizzes”, submitted to the ASEE conference, July 2000.

51. Olivier, P. D.“Computing Coprime Factorizations using Laguerre Series Expansions”, presented at an invited session on application of orthogonal functions to control theory, at the 1999 European Control Conference. Karlsruhe, Germany, August 31 - September 3, 1999.

50. Olivier, P. D.“Multiobjective Controller Design Using Laguerre Series”, IEEE International Industrial Electronics Conference, November 9-14, 1997, New Orleans, LA.

49. Olivier, P. D.“System Identification Using Laguerre Functions: Simple Examples”, 29th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 1997, Cookeville TN.

48. Olivier, P. D.“Strehl Ratio Meter for focusing Segmented Mirrors” in Research Reports-1996 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 1996.

47. Olivier, P. D.“Approximate System Inverses,” IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 31, No. 23, November, 1995.

46. Olivier, Philip D. "A New Piston Control Strategy for Segmented Mirrors," NASA CR-196533, pp. XXXII-1 to XXXII-5, October 1994.

45. Olivier, P. D., L. Boyce, F. G. Elizondo, and M. FlukingerDynamic Systems and Control Laboratory Manual, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, (latest Draft Fall, 1994).

44. Olivier, P. D. "On Line System Identification Using Laguerre Series," IEE Proc., Control Theory and Appl., Vol. 141, No. 4, July 1994, pp. 249-254.

43. Olivier, P. D. and L. Boyce (invited) "Networked Digital Control and Data Acquisition for an Undergraduate Controls and Robotics Laboratory: A Progress Report," 1993 American Control Conference, June 2 4, 1993, San Francisco, CA.

42. Olivier, P. D. and G. S. Thomason"Local Oscillator TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase II," Alliant Tech Systems Report, September, 1992.

41. Olivier, P. D. and R. L. Netherlin"Cent Wire TEMPEST Countermeasures Study, Phase III," Alliant Tech Systems Report, August 1992.

40. Olivier, P. D. and R. L. Netherlin"Video Recovery System TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase IV," Alliant Tech Systems Report, August 1992.

39. Olivier, P. D. and R. L. Netherlin"Unfilter TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I," Alliant Tech Systems Report, July 1992.

38. Olivier, P. D."Local Oscillator TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I," Alliant Tech Systems Report, May 1992.

37. Olivier, P. D."Photonics TEMPEST Countermeasures Study: Phase I," Alliant Tech Systems Report, March 1992.

36. Olivier, P. D."Approximating Irrational Transfer Functions Using the Lagrange Interpolation Formula," IEE Proceedings Part D, Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 139, No. 1, January 1992.

35. Olivier, P. D."Feedback Linearization of DC Motors," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 1991.

34. Olivier, P. D. and J. L. Schmalzel "Preparing USEME/ILI Equipment Proposals: A Few Tips," in the Proceedings of the Gulf Southwest Section, American Society for Engineering Education, 1991 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 1991.

33. Olivier, P. D."Review of Transform Circuit Analysis for Engineering and Technology, by W.D. Stanley" inIEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, July 1991. 

32. Olivier, P. D."Modeling Distributed Parameter Systems Using Hermite Polynomials," IEE Electronics Letters, February 1991, Vol. 27, No. 4.

31. Olivier, P. D."Efficacy of the Far Field Approximation: Single Radiating Object with one Frequency," report to Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, Kelly AFB, 1990.

30. Olivier, P. D."Operational and Systems Requirements for an In Flight Field Portable laboratory," Report to U.S.A.F School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Division, AFSC Brooks AFB, September 1990.

29. Olivier, P. D."On Filtering the Power," report to Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX, 1989.

28. Olivier, P. D. and A. Kalu"A New CFE for System Approximation," IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 25, No. 8, 1989. 

27. Olivier, P. D., J. Schmalzel, and P. Patel"A Capstone EE Design Course," ASEE Gulf Regional Conference, Spring 1989, Lubbock, TX (received prize for 3rd best paper).

26. Olivier, P. D. "Optimal Noise Rejection in Linear Associative Memories," IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 18, No. 6, Nov. 1988.

25. Olivier, P. D. and J. L. Schmalzel"Empirical Modeling of Long Catheters," presented at IEEE Biomedical Conference in New Orleans, 1988.

24. Olivier, P. D. "Legal Issues in the use of Off the Shelf Software packages," presented to the ASEE sectional meeting in San Antonio, TX 1988.

23. Olivier, P. D. "An Intelligent Network Tutor Based on the Heuristic of Polya," report to the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, 1987.

22. Olivier, P. D. "CLIPS as an ICAI language," 30th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 17 18, 1987.

21. Olivier, P. D. "Nonlinear Modelling Using Orthonormal Series," 30th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 17 18, 1987.

20. Olivier, P. D. "Reduced order Models using Optimal Laguerre Approximations," IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 23, No. 6, March 12, 1987, pp. 257 259.

19. Olivier, P. D. "On the Relationship Between the Model Order Reduction Problem and the Simultaneous Stabilization Problem," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC 32, No. 1, January 1987, pp. 54 55.

18. Olivier, P. D. "How to teach Analytical Thinking" in TEACHING EFFECTIVELY AT UTSA, H. Aristar Dry, G. E. Cook, and M. L. Martinello, eds., 1987.

17. Olivier, P. D. "Minimal Realizations from Non Minimal Realizations," 29th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 11 12, 1986.

16. Olivier, P. D. and R. Saeks"Memoryless State Feedback Control for Nonlinear Systems," Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1984.

15. Olivier, P. D. "Transfer Function Calculator," ACCESS, Vol. 3, No. 5, September/ October, 1984.

14. Olivier, P. D. and W. A. Porter"Analytic Tools for Nonlinear Image Restoration," Applied Optics, May 1983, pp. 1424 1426.

13. Olivier, P. D. "A Constrained Optimal Control Problem," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC 28, No. 7, July 1983, pp. 53 54.

12. Olivier, P. D. "On the Additive Decomposition for Polynomic Maps," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC 28, No. 4, April 1983, pp. 511 514.

11. Olivier, P. D. "Design of Decentralized Controllers," 1982 IEEE International Large Scale Systems Symposium, October 1982, pp. 325 328.

10. Olivier, P. D. and N. Kafai"Simulation of Sinusoidally Excited Nonlinear Circuits," Southeastcon '82, Destin, Florida, April 1982.

9. Olivier, P. D. and W. A. Porter. "Kalman Filtering: An Iterative Approach," International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, August 1981.

8. Olivier, P. D. "On the Additive Decomposition for Polynomic Maps," (invited) 24th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 1981.

7. Olivier, P. D. and R. Saeks"Nonlinear State Decomposition," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Vol. CAS 27, No. 11, Nov. 1980, pp. 1113 1121. 

6. Olivier, P. D. "State Concepts for Nonlinear Operators," Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1980.

5. Olivier, P. D. and R. Saeks"Nonlinear Observers and Fault Analysis," 22nd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, June 17 19, 1979, pp. 535 536.

4. Olivier, P. D. and R. Saeks"On Large Nonlinear Perturbations of Linear Systems," 12th Annual Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems and Computers, Nov. 1978, pp. 473 477.

3. Olivier, P. D. "An Edge of the Wedge Theorem without Wedges," M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University, 1977.

2. Olivier, P. D. "Two Applications of Pseudoinverses," Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, Vol. 6, No. 6, Fall 1976, pp. 261 265. 1976 2nd Place Richard V. Andree Awards for student papers.

1. Olivier, P. D., H. J. Lader, L. C. Cusacks, and L. P. Gary"Double Molecules of Diatomic Nitrogen and Oxygen," 46th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, April 1972.

 

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Othe Scholarly Activities

Organizing invited session on Control of Segmented Mirror Telescopes at the 2001 IEEE Control Applications Conference.

Chaired Section IX (Engineering and Technology) of the Georgia Academy of Science.

Member Southeastern Symposium on System Theory Steering Committee, 2004, 2005, 1985, 1984.

 

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Reviewing Activities

Served on Publications Committee of the Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 2004, 2005.

Served on panel that reviewed proposals for the National Science Foundation.

Technical referee for various journals including:
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Education, Circuits and Systems, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Control Systems Technology
  • AUTOMATICA
  • IEE Electronics Letters
  • IEE Proceedings – Sonar, Radar, Navigation
Technical reviewer for publishers including:
  • Prentice Hall
  • Holt Rhinehart
  • Winston

Technical reviewer for proposals submitted to Louisiana State Board of Regents (for Higher Education). 


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Invited Conference Activities

Invited to submit a paper to a special invited session on application of orthogonal functions to control systems at the 1999 European Control Conference.

Chairing a session at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, November 1997.

Organizing and Chaired a Session on Engineering and Technology at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science, 1994.

Chaired a session on funding undergraduate design projects at the 1991 ASEE Gulf South Regional meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Co organized two sessions on Nest Algebras/Resolution Spaces at the 1981 International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems.

Chaired a session on Nest Algebras/Resolution Spaces at the 1981 International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems.

Chaired a session on Stability Theory at the 1987 International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems.

 

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Invited Presentations

3. “Computing Coprime Factorizations using Laguerre Series Expansions”, invited for presentation at an invited session on application of orthogonal functions to control theory, at the 1999 European Control Conference.

2. “System Identification using Laguerre functions: Simple Examples” presented to the Communications and Controls Seminar, Auburn University, February 1997.

1. "On the Additive Decomposition for Polynomic Maps," 24th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 1981.

 

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Teaching Recognition

My peers have recognized my teaching ability by:

  1. Inviting me to serve as a panelist at an NSF sponsored conference on Teaching Effectiveness.
  2. Inviting me to make a presentation at an NSF sponsored conference on Teaching Effectiveness.
  3. Inviting me to participate in a teaching effectiveness discussion during Spring 1990 at UTSA.
  4. Inviting me to help conduct the UTSA Teaching Effectiveness program for 1988.
  5. Inviting me to help conduct the UTSA teaching Effectiveness program for 1987.
  6. Inviting me to contribute an essay on effective teaching to the volume Teaching Effectively at UTSA.

 

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Administrative Experience

Mercer Space Grant Coordinator: 1996-Present .

Interim Assistant Dean: 1994-95 , School of Engineering, Mercer University.

Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects: 1993-94, School of Engineering, Mercer University.

Associate Director, of Center for Human Oriented Sciences and Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Administered Articulation agreements for Mercer University School of Engineering.

Chaired the Mercer University School of Engineering Institutional Effectiveness Committee.

Coordinated the course schedule for Electrical Engineering at UTSA.

Chaired the System Theory Group within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at LSU.

 

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Curricular Experience

Curriculum Committees:
  • Chairing the MU SoE Curriculum Committee 1997-99
  • Chaired Junior Year Core Courses Focus group for transition to Semesters at MU
  • Served on the LSU College of Engineering Academic Matters Committee
  • Chaired the LSU College of Engineering Academic Matters Committee
  • Served on the LSU university wide Courses and Curriculum Committee
  • Served on the EE curriculum committee at LSU
  • Served on the UTSA Council on Graduate Education Courses and Curriculum Committee
  • Chaired the UTSA Council on Graduate Education Courses and Curriculum Committee
  • Served on the Mercer University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Oversaw the construction of the initial graduate curriculum for the new MS program in Electrical Engineering at UTSA.

Worked on catalog revision for the BS program in Electrical Engineering at UTSA.

Chaired the Electrical Engineering Graduate Studies Committee at UTSA.

 

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Accreditation Experience

Served as an evaluator for the Accrediting Commission for Higher Education of the National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges.

I have served as an ABET Evaluator for 4 programs (Merrimac, Evansville, U of Arizona, ________)

Coordinated Preparations for ABET visit for Mercer University School of Engineering.

Coordinated Preparations for SACS visit for Mercer University School of Engineering.

Coordinated the collection of data for, and edited the documents that led to initial EAC/ABET accreditation of Electrical Engineering program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Attended IEEE workshop on ABET accreditation in June 1986.

 

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Dissertations and Thesis

Ph.D. Dissertation Committees: Chaired 2, on 4.

M.S. Thesis Committees: Chaired 6, on 10.

 

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Courses Taught

Graduate Courses:

  • ECE 691 Fuzzy Logic Control (Semester version)
  • ECE 661 Linear Systems (Semester version)
  • EEE 661 Linear Systems (Quarter version)
  • EEE 691 Fuzzy Logic Control (Quarter version)
  • ECE 662 Fuzzy Logic Control
  • EEE 605 Digital Signal Processing I
  • EEE 606 Digital Signal Processing II
  • EEE 607 Digital Signal Processing III (Discrete time Kalman Filtering)
  • EEE 692 Special Topics (Advanced frequency domain control techniques, fuzzy logic)
  • EGR5213 Topics in System Modeling
  • EE5243 Topics in Control Systems (Nonlinear Control)
  • EE5243 Topics in Control Systems (Robotics)
  • EE380K Linear Systems Theory
  • EE380N Optimization Techniques
  • EE7510 Advanced Control Theory
  • EE7450 Optimization of Stochastic Systems

Undergraduate Courses:

  • EGR 108 Professional Practices
  • EGR 105 Introduction to Engineering
  • EGR 108 Professional Practices
  • EGR 126 Engineering Problem Solving
  • EGR 244 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I
  • ECE 288 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I
  • EGR 386 Engineering Systems Analysis
  • EGR 303 Electromechanical Systems
  • EGR 380 Feedback Control and Instrumentation of Dynamic Systems
  • EEE 313 Signals and Systems
  • EEE 301L Controls and Robotics Lab
  • EE 4813 Electrical Engineering Design
  • EE 4640 Random Processes for Engineers
  • EE 4580 Topics in Control System Design
  • EE 4510 Introduction to Control Systems (also as EE3510)
  • EE 4443 Discrete Time Control Theory
  • EE 4413 Introduction to Automatic Control Theory
  • EE 4343 Active Filter Synthesis
  • EE 3423 Network Theory II
  • EE 3113 Electrical Engineering Lab I
  • EE 3213 Electromagnetic Engineering
  • EE 3120 Linear Systems
  • EE 2424 Introduction of Network Theory
  • MAT 2214 Calculus III
  • EE 234 Electronic Instrumentation
  • EE 2371 Analytical Techniques for Solution of Engineering Problems
  • MAT 1013 College Algebra
  • MAT 1310 College Algebra
  • MAT 1413 Pre Calculus
  • MAT 1314 Calculus for Business Majors
  • EET 1312 Principles of Electrical Engineering Technology
  • EET 2321 Principles of Electrical Engineering Technology
  • ASTR 111 Survey of Astronomy
  • MAT 137 Introductory Mathematical Analysis I
  • MAT 138 Introductory Mathematical Analysis II
  • MAT 131 Trigonometry
  • EE 135 Engineering Analysis I

 

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University Service 

While at Mercer I:

  • Served on the University Planning Council
  • Chaired the School of Engineering Curriculum Committee
  • Served on the Undergraduate Research Advisory Panel
  • Chaired the United Way Campaign.
  • Chaired the Co-Curricular implementation Committee.
  • Served on the Registrar Search Committee.
  • Served on the Student Awards Committee.
  • Served on the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
  • Chaired the School of Engineering Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
  • Coordinated the preparations for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation Visit.
  • Coordinated the preparations for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accreditation Visit.
  • Chaired a committee to draft the Bylaws for the School of Engineering Faculty.
  • Represented the Dean of the School of Engineering at various meetings.
  • Represented the School of Engineering at recruiting receptions.
  • Evaluated applicants to the School of Engineering.
  • Coordinated articulation agreements.
  • Recruited transfer student

While at UTSA I:

  • Served on the Council for Graduate Education, 1990 92.
  • Chaired the Council on Graduate Education's Courses and Curriculum Committee, 1991 92.
  • Served on the Council for Graduate Education's Courses and Curriculum Committee, 1990 91.
  • Served on the Division of Engineering Scholarship Committee, 1991 92.
  • Served as Affirmative Action Advocate for the EE program, 1990 91.
  • Chaired the Electrical Engineering Graduate Studies Committee, 1989 91.
  • Served as Electrical Engineering Graduate Advisor of Record, 1989 91.
  • Prepared initial UTSA Graduate Catalog for the Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Served on the Electrical Engineering Faculty search committee 1989 90.
  • Served as Associate Director of the Center for Human Oriented Sciences and Engineering (CHOSE) at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
  • Chaired the committee that chose Artificial Intelligence workstations for the Division of Engineering's Computer Aided Design Laboratory.
  • Served on the Division Director Search Committee, AY 1986 87.
  • Chaired the Electrical Engineering Faculty Search Committee, Spring 1986.
  • Coordinated the collection of data for, and edited the document that led to, the initial ABET accreditation of UTSA's Electrical Engineering Program (Fall 1986).
  • Coordinated the course schedule for Electrical Engineering for spring 1986.
  • Served as Undergraduate Advisor of Record for Electrical Engineering AY 1986 87.
  • Served on the committee that determined the Biomedical Research Support Grants January 1987.
  • Coordinated the course schedule for Electrical Engineering for Spring 1987.
  • Helped prepare the catalog revisions for the 1989 91 catalog.
  • Served on the Honors Program Committee.
  • Conducted a Short Course in Mathematics for entering minority engineering freshmen.
  • Served on the Grievance Committee, 1989 90.
  • Served as liaison between the San Antonio Alliance for Minorities in Engineering and the College of Sciences and Engineering.
  • Worked with the Sciences and Engineering Olympics.
  • Visited High Schools to give presentation on Engineering as a Profession.
  • Represented Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering at a meeting in Austin concerning proposals on locating SEMATECH.
  • Gave a talk entitled "Invention vs. Design" to honors High School students at UTSA.
  • Wrote and invited essay entitled "Teaching Analytical Thinking" that was published in Teaching Effectively at UTSA, 1987.
  • Served as a panelist for the Honor's program Colloquium.
  • Represented the UTSA Division of Engineering at an IEEE Workshop on ABET accreditation that was held in conjunction with the ASEE Conference in Cincinnati, OH June 1986.

While at LSU I:

  • Served as a member of the University Courses and Curriculum Committee.
  • Chaired the College of Engineering Academic Matters Committee.
  • Served as a member of the College of Engineering Academic Matters Committee.
  • Served as a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum Committee.
  • Chaired the Systems Theory group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
  • Served as a member of the Dean's Search Committee for the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department.
  • Served as member on the Dean's Ad hoc Committee on CAD, CAM and Robotics.
  • Served as EE Departmental Undergraduate Advisor.
  • Served as Faculty Advisor to the LSU student section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Visited High Schools to give presentations on Engineering as a Profession.

 

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Professional Engineer Licensing Professional Development Activities

A. Authoring published papers, articles or books in any area relevant to practice (10 PDH )

B. Patents (10 PDH)

C. 1 hour of professional development in coursework, seminars, or professional or technical presentation made at meetings conventions, conferences, or exam preparation (1 PDH)

D. Active participation in technical society (2 PDHs)

2005 PDH Activities

  • Attended SSST Conference (C. 8 PDHs)
  • Attended ACC Confernece (C. 8 PDHs)
  • Served on Steering Committee for SSST
  • Reviewed papers for SSST
  • Authored 2conference papers (A. 10 PDHs*2 = 20)
  • Presented talk to AFRL
  • Attended seminars at AFRL
  • ABET/EAC EE Program Evaluator (??? 2 PDHs)

2004 PDH Activities

  • Attended SSST Conference (C. 10 PDHs)
  • Attended IASTED Controls & Applications Conference (C. 10 PDHs)
  • Attended 8 seminars at AFRL, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (C. 8 PDHs)
  • Served on Steering Committee for SSST
  • Reviewed papers for SSST
  • ABET/EAC EE Program Evaluator (2 PDHs)
  • Authored 2 papers (A. 10 PDHs*2 = 20)

2003 PDH Activities

  • Authored 2 papers (see publication list) (A. 10 PDHs *2 = 20)
  • Reviewed papers submitted to IEEE SSST (D. 2 PDHs)
  • Attended robotics education conference Summer 2003 (C. 3 PDHs)
  • Attended ASEE Southeast Regional conference (C. 6 PDHs)
  • ABET/EAC EE Program Evaluator (2 PDHs)

2002 PDH Activities

  • Authored 1 paper (see publication list) (A. 10 PDHs*10 = 10)
  • Attended Making Connections II Converence (C. 2 PDHs)
  • Attended NOVA Phase 3 conference (C. 16 PDHs)
  • ABET/EAC EE Program Evaluator (2 PDHs)

2001 PDH Activities

  • Attended 6 1-hour seminars at NASA's MSFC (C. 6 PDHs)
  • Authored 1 section in NASA Contract Report (A. 10 PDHs)
  • ABET/EAC EE Program Evaluator (2 PDHs)

2000 PDH Activities

  • Attended 6 1-hour seminars at NASA's MSFC (C. 6 PDHs)
  • Authored 1 section in NASA Contract Report (A. 10 PDHs)

 

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