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SERVICE TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY:

Special Executive Committee

Serving in a special executive committee with Vice Presidents of our University, Dr. Ken Rea and Dr. Les Guice (former Dean of College of Engineering and Science), and Dr. Stan Napper (present Dean of College of Engineering and Science), et al.
Teamwork for proposing to the State government for establishing an Information Technology center; Initial planning to found the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT). Winter to Summer 2000/01 quarters.

 

Leadership Team Associate

Invited by Dean's Leadership Team of College of Engineering and Science to serve as a Leadership Team Associate,Fall to Winter 2000/01 quarters

 

University Senator

Elected by faculties and staffs of College of Engineering and Science to serve in University Senate, Fall 2000/01 quarter to Spring 2003

 

Graduate Studies Committee (KSD 2 Team)

Serve as a member in a college level planning committee for all graduate programs in the College of Engineering and Science, Fall 2002/3 quarter to Spring 2003

 

Chair a Committee for Overhauling CS M.S. Entry Sequence and CAM Ph.D. CS Requirements

Teamwork for curriculum developments, proposing and developing three new Computer Science courses, Summer 2002 quarter to the final approval of the new curriculum and courses on Winter 2003/4 quarter

 

Ph.D. Steering Committee

Serve as the representative from Computer Science in Computational Analysis and Modeling steering committee

Proposing new Ph.D. curriculum (Computer Science requirements),

Supervising setting up of the Virtual Reality and Simulation lab,

Supervise and Promote Ph.D. research in CAM, Fall 1999/2000 to Summer 2007

 

Founded and Organized Autonomous Robot Competitions at Louisiana Tech University

Motivating students in Active Learning and Problem Solving

Promoting community interest in Information and Robotic Technologies

Received regional KNOE TV and newspaper coverage of the events

TV news showed our undergraduate students presenting their research results in Robotics, promoting LaTech Computer Science and Engineering Programs on national TV robot competition in "Robot Rivals" on Do-It-Yourself Network (May 23, 2003), Winter 2001/02, winter 2002/03, winter 2003/4 quarters

 

Faculty Advisor for founding LaTech Robotics Club

Encourage and work with Nick Tullos (my M.S. student) to found a new student club for robotics

Serve as faculty advisor for the robotics club

Fall 2004 quarter to present

 

GRAD Team of College of Engineering and Science

Teamwork for graduate programs in the college.
 Fall 2007 to present

 

Team Advisor for PC Cluster Project

Provide technical consulting for building a network of workstations to support parallel and distributed computing for Center for Numerical Simulation and Modeling (CNSM), Fall 1999/2000 quarter to Spring 2000

 

Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) Recruiting Committee

Serve as a member of the recruiting committee to establish CEnIT,

Summer 2001 quarter to Spring 2002

 

Review Graduate School Applications

Review graduate school applications for computer science program

Winter 1999/2000 quarter to present

 

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Search Team

Serve as a member in CS/EE recruiting committee,

Fall to Spring 2000/01 quarter

 

Administrate Computer Science CAM Ph.D. Qualifying Exams

Parallel Processing and Programming, Spring Quarter 2000

Special CAM courses, Summer Quarter 2000; Summer 2001 to Summaer 2007

 

Computer Science Recruiting Committee

Serve as a member of Computer Science recruiting committee; actively participate in the selecting and interviewing processes, Fall 1999/2000 quarter to Spring 2000, Fall 2001/02 quarter to Spring 2003

           

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics

Serve as a reviewer for the journal. (International)

 

ACM Computing Surveys

Serve as a reviewer for the journal. (International)

 

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Serve as a reviewer for the journal. (International)

 

International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies

Serve as a reviewer for the journal. (International)

 

Chair of a conference session on Intelligent Data Analysis and Mining

In the 10th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2010), Innsbruck, Austria, February 15-17, 2010. (International)

 

Chair of a conference session on Data Mining

In the IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, Rome, Italy, November 20-22, 2009. (International)

 

Chair of a conference session on Machine Learning

In the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Innsbruck, Austria, February 16-18, 2009. (International)

 

Chair of a conference session on Knowledge Acquisition and Representation

In the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, as part of The 23rd IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics, Innsbruck, Austria, February 14-16, 2005. (International)

 

Chair of a conference session on Information Storage and Retrieval

The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology, US Virgin Islands, November 22-24, 2004. (International)

 

Providing course materials for use by other instructors

Disseminate on the Internet the PowerPoint Slides developed for
Advanced Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity,
Software Design and Engineering, and
Advanced Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing.

(International)

 

Expert Panel Member for Data Management and Decision Systems

NSF Site Visit for the Creation of an Engineering Research Center

Active Participant for responding to questions raised by NSF members, Louisiana Tech University, February 16 to 17, 2000. (Regional)

 

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

Serving Board of Regents (BoR) of Louisiana in Emerging Research Technology Subcommittee

Working to improve computing network infrastructure of Louisiana and for facilitating emerging research in universities of Louisiana system. The committee chaired by Dr. Doris Carver of Board of Regents. Winter and Spring 2000/01 quarters

 

Talk to Large Groups of High School Students and their Parents

Representing Computer Science program in "Time Out for Tech"

Telling high-school students the importance of Math, what to expect in computer science program, and promoting CS program of Louisiana Tech University

           

Interview Prospective Students and their Parents

Represent Computer Science Program to showcase the high quality of CS program at Tech, Fall 1999/2000 quarter to present

 

Provide Free Computer Consulting

Provide free PC consulting to all sorts of people

 


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