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T. Cleaver CV

                                                      CURRICULUM VITAE                                               

                                                      THOMAS G. CLEAVER




Jan. 1967 ‑ Dec. 1969.  Ohio State University.

Ph.D. in Biophysics received December 1969.

Dissertation title:  Spatial Transfer Functions of the Visual System at Detection Threshold.


Sept. 1965 ‑ Dec. 1966.  Ohio State University.

M. S. in Electrical Engineering received December 1966.

Thesis title:  Methods for Neurological Mapping of Visual Targets from Predictions Based on the Blackwell Theory.


Sept. 1964 ‑ June 1965.  George Washington University.

Graduate level courses taken in logical design of digital computers.


Sept. 1959 ‑ June 1963.  Case Institute of Technology.

B. S. in Electrical Engineering received June 1963.




Phased Retirement (50% time):


July 2007 ‑ present.  University of Louisville.

Professor of Electrical Engineering.




Aug. 1970 ‑ June 2007.  University of Louisville.

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Electrical Engineering.


Jan. 1970 ‑ July 1970.  Institute for Research in Vision, The Ohio State University.  Research Associate.

Conducted research into the operating properties of the visual system.  Also taught engineering principles to medical and life science students as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.


June 1963 ‑ Sept. 1965.  Vitro Laboratories, Silver Spring, Maryland.  Systems Engineer.

Design coordination on Polaris and Poseidon missile systems and submarines.  Responsible for error analysis of test instrumentation subsystem.


Related Work Experience:


Summer 1978.  Army Research Institute.  Consultant.

Assisted in the MISTEC project, the application of microcomputers in a military command post exercise.


June 1966 ‑ Dec. 1969.  Institute for Research in Vision, The Ohio State University.  Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Research Associate.  Part‑time and full‑time summers.

Responsible for collecting and analyzing psychophysical data on the human visual system.  Developed extensive computer programs for data analysis.  Designed and executed experiments to investigate the operating properties of the visual system.


Part‑Time Professional Consulting:


1971 ‑ Present.  Considerable consulting work in electrical safety, biomedical equipment and electrically‑related fires for attorneys and insurance investigators.  Consulting frequently involved depositions and court appearances as an expert witness.






American Society for Engineering Education


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member)


IEEE Computer Society (Chair of Louisville Section, 1993)


Machine Vision Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


Association for Computing Machinery


Sigma Xi


Eta Kappa Nu


Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky, #KY 8969.


Grawemeyer Award for Instructional Development Finalist, 1986.


Kentucky Association of Science Educators and Skeptics (KASES)


American Society for Quality Control


Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers


IEEE Distinguished Service Award, 1992.


Kentucky Academy of Science


Thomas M. Murray Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002


Nominated for Alumni Scholar for Teaching 2002-2004




Courses taught include:  Active and Passive Networks, Network Analysis I, Electromagnetic Phenomena, Bioelectric Phenomena, Biomedical Engineering Seminar, Electronics, Electronic Circuits, Computation I, Logic Design, Microcomputer Design, Computer Interfacing, Computer Design, Pulse and Digital Waveforms, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition.


Developed new teaching techniques for Active and Passive Networks.  Prepared and published Active and Passive Networks Course Notes which was sold through the Campus Store, originally published in 1976.  New revisions were prepared and printed each year through 1982.


Developed teaching techniques, teaching materials and laboratory experiments for Electromagnetic Phenomena.  Prepared and published Electromagnetic Phenomena Course Notes which was sold through the Campus Store, originally published in 1977.


Developed new experiments for Active and Passive Networks Laboratory and other electrical courses.  These experiments, together with those of other faculty, were prepared and published in Electrical and Electronic Lab Experiments which was sold through the Campus Store, originally published in 1978.  New revisions were prepared and published each year through 1985.


Prepared twelve Computer‑Aided Instruction (CAI) lessons for Electromagnetic Phenomena, 1979‑81.


Prepared new experiments for Computer Interfacing, 1980.


Implemented new laboratory for Logic Design Course, 1983.


Converted Microcomputer Design from the 6800 to the 68000 microprocessor.  Prepared complete set of new design projects, 1984.  New design projects introduced each term.


Prepared "simulated laboratory" for Logic Design course including manual and support diskettes, 1985.


Prepared image processing program library to support image processing course and image processing research, 1989.


Redesigned Computer Design course to incorporate VHDL, 1995.


Implemented new laboratory for Microcomputer Design, 1998.


Developed extensive web-based education materials for Network Analysis I and Microcomputer Design, 1998 – 2004.





Funded Proposals:


NSF, "NSF Summer Institute in Biomedical Engineering Sciences," Co‑principal Investigator, $78,764, 1972‑73.


NSF, "NSF Summer Institute in Biomedical Engineering Sciences," Co‑principal Investigator, $68,555, 1973‑74.


NSF, "NSF Research Initiation Grant ‑ Modeling Body Water and Electrolyte Balance," Principal Investigator, $16,940, 1973‑74.


NSF, "Improvement of Instruction through Application of the Semi‑paced Teaching Method," Principal Investigator, $17,600, 1976‑77.


University of Louisville Graduate School, "Prediction of Success at Typing by Use of a Simple Test of Digital Dexterity," Principal Investigator, $1,580 1978‑79.


University of Louisville (Toward Greater Quality), Principal Investigator, "Helping the Underachiever," $1000, 1979‑80.


Army Research Institute, "Prediction of Success at Typing by Use of a Simple Test of Digital Dexterity," Principal Investigator, $11,840, 1979‑80.


University of Louisville Graduate School, "A Communication Prosthesis for the Multiply Handicapped," Co‑principal Investigator, $1,545, 1979‑80.


University of Louisville Graduate School, "Development of a Microprocessor‑Based Modem with Applications," Principal Investigator, $1,975, 1980‑81.


NASA, "Computer Performance Assurance for NOSS," Co‑principal Investigator, $111,092, 1981‑82.


University of Louisville Graduate School, "Applications of Local Computer Networks," Co‑principal Investigator, $800, 1981‑82.


NASA, "Performance Evaluation and Improvement for the TDRSS Network Control Center," Co‑principal Investigator, $80,255, 1982.


NASA, "Performance Management Support for the TDRSS NCCDS," Co‑principal Investigator, $95,939, 1983.


University of Louisville, "External Computer Services," Principal Investigator, $1,500, 1983


NASA, "Performance Management System Maintenance and Extension," Principal Investigator, $98,222, 1984.


University of Louisville Faculty Development, "Simulated Laboratory in Digital Logic," Principal Investigator, $650, 1985.


General Electric, "Computer Vision Detection of Surface Defects," Co‑principal Investigator, $7,960, 1986.


Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, "Flaw Detection in Finished Surfaces Using Computer Vision," Co‑principal Investigator, $111,681, 1987.


University of Louisville Graduate School, "Microcomputer Graphics for Video Animation," Principal Investigator, $3,800, 1987.


Telecommunications Research Center, "SciBoard Pilot Project," Co-principal Investigator, $20,000, 1990.


University of Louisville President's Research Initiative, "SciBoard Pilot Project," Co-principal Investigator, $2,000, 1990.


University of Louisville President's Research Initiative, "SciBoard:  An Electronic Bulletin Board for Science Education," Principal Investigator, $3,500, 1991.


Mentor Graphics Corporation, "Computer Aided Design in Electrical Engineering," Co-principal Investigator, $6.8 million in software, 1993.


Kentucky Council on Higher Education, "Louisville Water Watch," Principal Investigator, $48,735, 1993.


MCI Foundation, "The SciBoard Project," Principal Investigator, $3,500, 1994.


JCPS/U of L Coordinating Committee, "On-Line Science Education," Co-principal Investigator, $2,795, 1995.


U of L Instructional Development Minigrant Program, "Mentor Graphics Licensing for Engineering Education," Principal Investigator, $750, 1995.


Kentucky Division of Water, “Water Watch Support,” Principal Investigator, $43,800, 1997.


Safeware, “On-Line Science Bowl,” Principal Investigator, $1,596.00, 1997.


Kentucky Division of Water, “Water Watch Support Extension,” Principal Investigator, $27,800, 1998.


University of Louisville, “Collegis Faculty Development and Instructional Technology Initiative,” $500 + computing equipment, 1999.


University of Louisville, Intramural Research Incentive Grant, Undergraduate Research Grant, "Analysis of Student Online Assessment Behaviors," Principal Investigator, $1500, 2002. 





Books and Monographs:


Cleaver, Thomas G., Active and Passive Networks Course Notes, University of Louisville (1976).


Cleaver, Thomas G., Electromagnetic Phenomena Course Notes, University of Louisville (1978).


Baxter, V. E., Bell, S. V., Cleaver, T. G. and Cole, J. D., Electrical and Electronic Lab Experiments, University of Louisville (1978).


Cleaver, Thomas G., Simulated Laboratory in Digital Logic, University of Louisville (1985).


Cleaver, T.G., Lilly, J., and Stuckman, B., Guidelines for Co-op Reports in Electrical Engineering, University of Louisville (1989).


Cleaver, T. G., Michels, J. C., and Dennis, L. A., Appearance Inspection of Finished Surfaces, American Society for Quality Control, Milwaukee (1991).


Cleaver, T.G., et al Guidelines for Co-op Reports in Electrical Engineering, Second Edition, University of Louisville (1992).


Cleaver, T.G., et al Guidelines for Co-op Reports in Electrical Engineering, Third Edition, University of Louisville (1994).


Educational Software:


Cleaver, T. G., Programmer's Workshop for Applesoft BASIC, Hayden (1983).


Snyder, J. W., Weinberg, E. D., Atlas, R. M., and Cleaver, T. G., MICRO‑MICRO:  Lessons in Medical Microbiology, Macmillan (1984).


Cleaver, T. G., HALLEYSIM ‑ A Simulation of Halley's Comet and other Orbiting Celestial Bodies, public domain release, Feb. 1986.


Cleaver, T. G., and Johnston, D. K., BACKTALK: The Artificial Intelligence Demo, Up Time, Vol. 11, No. 6, March 1986.


Cleaver, T. G., Free Tutorial Template (March 1999),


Cleaver, T. G., Online Learning Center for Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, McGraw-Hill (July 1999),


Cleaver, T. G., Online Learning Center for Fundamentals of Electric Circuits – Additional Lessons, McGraw-Hill (April 2000),


Cleaver, T. G., Tutorials for Fundamentals of Electric Circuit by Charles M. Alexander and Matthew N. O. Sadiku, McGraw-Hill (March 2003),


Refereed Journals:


Cleaver, Thomas G., et al., "Summer Institute in Biomedical Engineering Sciences at the University of Louisville," Engineering Education (Dec. 1973).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "A Controlled Study of the Semi‑Paced Teaching Method," Engineering Education (1976).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "SUPERCHARGE, A Game to Help Students Visualize Equipotential Surfaces", The Physics Teacher, 16:7 (Oct. 1978).


Cleaver, T. G., and O'Connor, C. A., "Prediction of Success at Typing," Human Factors, 24:3 (1982).


Tuttle, D. P., and Cleaver, T. G., "An Overview of Apple DOS," Micro, 50 (July 1982).


Cleaver, T. G., "A Simulated Laboratory Experience in Digital Design," Engineering Education (Nov. 1988).


Cleaver, T.G., Barnes, B.E., Mitchell, C., Winn, D.E. "On-Line Water Science," The Science Teacher, Vol. 63, No. 3, March 1996.


Chren, W.A., Cleaver, T., Cook, C., Ogunfunmi, T., Richolson, R., and Vai, M., "Introducing Electronic Design Automation Tools into the Engineering Curriculum," Engineering Education, Vol. 85, No. 3, July 1996.


Cleaver, T. G., “ALN in a Small On-Campus Engineering Class,” ALN Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, July 1999.


Santamore, David C., and Cleaver, Thomas G., "The Sounds of Saturation," International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing,  vol. 18, No. 2, April 2004.


Cleaver, T. G., and Elbasyouni, L. M., "Student online Assessment Behaviors," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 48, No. 3, August 2005, pp400-401.




Cleaver, Thomas G. and Blackwell, H. Richard, "Spatial Organization of the Visual System Inferred from Data on Circular‑Disk and Sine wave Grating Targets," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1538 (1969).


Cleaver, Thomas G. and Blackwell, H. Richard, "Linearity of Visual Spatial Summation at Detection Threshold," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1565 (1970).


Cleaver, Thomas G., et al., "Model of Urine Flow Regulation," Proc. Third Ann. Southeastern Symp. on Sys. Theory, I. M5 (1971).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "A Model for Body Water Regulation," Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. on Eng. in Med. and Biol., 13, 91 (1971).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "A Model for Urine Concentration by the Kidney," Proc. 4th Ann. Southeastern Symp. on Sys. Theory (1972).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "Pollution and the Power Industry," Proc. 2nd Ann. Environ. Eng. and Sci. Conf. (1972).


Walker, C. and Cleaver, T. G., "A Functional Relationship Between Plasma Osmolarity and Effective Blood Volume Changes and Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion Rate for Use in a Digital Computer Model of the Body Water Balance System," Proc. of the 11th Ann. IEEE Region 3 Convention (1973).


Cleaver, Thomas G., "Parameters of the Human Body Water Balance System," Proc. 27th Ann. Conf. on Eng. in Med. and Biol. (1974).


Thompson, S. E. and Cleaver, T. G., "A Mathematical Model of ADH Kinetics," Proc. of the 2nd Midwest Biomedical Engineering Conference and Workshop (1976).


Cleaver, T. G., et al., "A Performance Evaluation Study of the TDRSS Network Control Center," Proc. Computer Measurements Group XIV (1983).


Damghani, Y. and Cleaver, T. G., "Courseware Authoring Tools," Proc. IEEE Southeastcon (1984).


Shelton, R. D., Cleaver, T. G., Drake, L. B., Shah, A. B., and Shive, W. M., "Performance Management with PMS3," Proc. Spring USE Conference (1984).


Abner, B. S. and Cleaver, T. G., "Speech Synthesis Using Frequency Modulation Techniques", Proc. IEEE Southeastcon (1987).


Jackson, S. J. and Cleaver, T. G., "A Trainable Pattern Recognition Machine for Industrial Inspection", Proc. Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing (1987).


Cleaver, T. G. and Su, C. L., "Registration Techniques for Image Subtraction," Proc. IEEE Southeastcon '88 (1988).


Meurer, M. F. and Cleaver, T. G., "An Intelligent Machine Vision System for Industrial Inspection", Proc. Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing (1988).


Cleaver, T. G., "A Learning Machine for Flaw Detection", Vision '89 Conference Proceedings (1989).


Cleaver, T.G., et al, "The Cooperative Internship Report as a Technical Writing Requirement," Proc. Conference on Writing in Engineering Design (1992).


Cleaver, T.G., "BBS Brings Science to Kids," Computer Times, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1993.


Cleaver, T.G., "Interactive Web-Based Tutorials for Engineering Education,” Proc. IEEE Southeastcon '99 (March, 1999).


Horowitz, B. R., Rectenwald, R. J., Kute, P. A., and Cleaver, T. G., “Updating an Instructional Laboratory for a Computer Interfacing Course: a Flexible Configuration based on the M68HC11 Microcontroller,” Proc. Frontiers in Education ‘99 Conference (Nov. 1999).


Cleaver, T. G. and Toole, R. L., “Design of a Web-Based Education Environment,” Proc. Frontiers in Education ‘99 Conference (Nov. 1999).


Cleaver, T. G. "Online Assessment with Automated Email Reporting," International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education (Nov. 2002).




Cleaver, Thomas G., "WHALES, A Resource Management Simulation Game," presented at NASAGA 78, North American Simulation and Gaming Association Annual Conference (1978).


Cleaver, T. G., "Computer Aided Instruction," presented at Computerfest '79, Louisville, KY (June 1979).


Cleaver, T. G., "Sounding Off:  Hardware and Software for the Production of Sound," presented at Applevention 79, Cincinnati, OH (Oct. 1979).


Cleaver, T. G., "Microcomputers, CAI and Gaming in Education," presented at NASAGA 79, North American Simulation and Gaming Conference (1979).


Cleaver, T. G., "Structured Programming in BASIC," presented at Applevention 80, Cincinnati, OH (Oct. 1980).


Cleaver, T. G., "Random Apple Notes," presented at Microcomputers in the Classroom ‑ 1981 (Oct. 1981).


Shive, W. M., Shelton, R. D., and Cleaver, T. G., "Software Engineering for Small Groups:  An Academic Case Study," presented at ACM Computer Science Conf., Philadelphia (Feb. 1984).


Cleaver, T. G., "Authoring Computer Aided Instruction Lessons," Sigma Xi invited lecture, Louisville, KY (Feb. 1985).


Cleaver, T.G. and Nelson, D.L., "SciBoard:  An Electronic Bulletin Board for Science Education,” Kentucky Science Teachers' Association Convention, Owensboro, KY (Oct. 1990).


Cleaver, T.G., "SciBoard,” Telecommunications Research Center Celebration of Research, Louisville, KY  (1991),


Cleaver, T.G. (Panelist), "Multi-disciplinary Space Science Activities," Kentucky Science Teachers' Association Convention, Louisville, KY (Oct. 91).


Cleaver, T.G., "SciBoard,” Video news release, University of Louisville Office of News and Public Information (Oct. 91),


Cleaver, T.G., "SciBoard,” Radio interview, broadcast during basketball half-time (Dec. 91).


Cleaver, T.G., "SciBoard,” Louisville Commodore Users Group, Louisville, KY (March 92).


Cleaver, T.G., "Electronic Bulletin Boards for Education," Joint U of L/U of K Conference on Faculty Applications of Technology, Louisville, KY (Feb. 93).


Cleaver, T.G., "Louisville Water Watch," Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference, Lexington, KY (Sept. 94).


Cleaver, T.G., "On-line Science Activities for Your Students," Kentucky Education Technology Conference, Lexington, KY  (Feb. 95).


Cleaver, T.G., "SciBoard-A Science Education Bulletin Board," James Grier and Jessie Louise Miller Information Technology Open House and Building Dedication (March, 95).


Cleaver, T.G., Winn, Danny, and Mitchell, Carolyn "Water Watch OnLine," Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference (Nov. 95).


Cleaver, T.G., “SciBoard: A Free Science Education Resource,” Kentucky Educational Technology Conference (March, 1996).


Cleaver, T.G., "Optimizing Student Effort in Engineering and Science Classes," Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education Faculty Development Conference (May, 2003).


Cleaver, T.G., "Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills for Engineering Students," University of Louisville Celebration of Teaching and Learning (Oct. 12, 2007).


Technical Reports:


Blackwell, H. Richard and Cleaver, Thomas G., "Visual Detection and the Spatial Characteristics of Targets at Low Luminance,"(U); Research sponsored by Night Vision Laboratory, Dept. of the Army Engineer and Development Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, under Contract DAAK02‑67‑C‑0140 (1969).


Cleaver, T. G., "Improvement of Instruction through Application of the Semi‑paced Teaching Method ‑ Summary of Completed Project," NSF technical report (May 1978).


Cleaver, T. G., "Notes and Comments on the Preparation for and Running of a Pegasus Command Post Exercise," Army Research Institute Technical Report (Aug. 1978).


Cleaver, T. G., "Pegasus Rules, Notes and Clarifications," Army Research Institute Technical Report (Aug. 1978).


Cleaver, T. G., "Test and Evaluation Plan for the MISTEC Microcomputer System," Army Research Institute Technical Report (Aug. 1978).


Cleaver, T. G., "Recommended Refinements and Enhancements for the MISTEC Microcomputer System," Army Research Institute Technical Report (Aug. 1978).


Cleaver, T. G. and O'Connor, C. A., "Final Technical Report ‑ Prediction of Success at Typing," Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, NTIS (Feb. 1981).


Shelton, R. D. and Cleaver, T. G., "Literature Survey for Data Systems Design for the Ocean Research Application Satellite," NASA Technical Report (June 1981).


Shelton, R. D. and Cleaver, T. G., "Computer Performance Evaluation Techniques Applied to Oceans Study and TDRSS Programs," NASA Technical Report (March 1982).


Cleaver, T. G. and Shelton, R. D., "Performance Evaluation and Improvement for the TDRSS NCC," NASA Technical Report (Oct. 1982).


Cleaver, T. G., et al., "Performance Management Support for the TDRSS NCCDS", NASA Technical Report (Oct. 1983).


Ahour, R. and Cleaver, T. G., "Performance Management System File Reference Manual," Contract No. NAS5‑26504, NASA (Nov. 1984).


Cleaver, T. G., "Performance Management System Program Reference Manual," Contract NAS5‑26504, NASA (Nov. 1984).


Johnson, B. R. and Cleaver, T. G., "Performance Management System Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Manual," Contract NAS5‑26504 (Nov. 1984).


Cleaver, T. G., Ahour, R., and Johnson, B. R., "Performance Management System Enhancement and Maintenance ‑ Final Report," Contract NAS5‑26504, NASA (Nov. 1984).




Gary T. Kinsella, Speech Interference Level at the University of Louisville.  M. Eng. 1972.


Stuart F. Stephenson, Computer Analysis of Electroencephalograms.  M. Eng. 1973.


Nguyen K. Luan, Motors and Controllers for Electric Cars.  M. Eng. 1974.


Charles A. Freibert, A General Purpose Muscular Feedback Device for Public Use.  M. Eng. 1975.


Stephen E. Thompson, A Digital Computer Simulation of the Hormonal Control of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the Human.  M. S. 1976.


Michael F. Broadhurst, A Device for Optically Interpreting Written Music Tablature and Producing Synthesized Music.  M. Eng. 1976.


Peter Miczek, Photovoltaic Power for Remote Sensing Devices.  M. Eng. 1977.


Collis R. Davis, Pulse Height Determinator for Electrocardiograms (with Thomas Murray).  M. Eng. 1977.


Stephen A. Hutti, An Improved Device for Producing Synthesized Music from Optically Interpreted Written Music Tablature.  M. Eng. 1978.


Stanley E. Bentley, Baseball Strategy: A Game Using Microprocessor Control.  M. Eng. 1978.


John J. McCure, Audio Triamplification System.  M. Eng. 1978.


William Victor Atherton, A Practical Device for Producing Synthesized Music from Written Tablature.  M. Eng. 1979.


David J. Waskevich, Hand‑held Terminal Calculator/Microprocessor Interface.  M. Eng. 1979.


Curtis A. Mouser, A Microprocessor Controlled System for Stretch Wrap Pallet Utilization Equipment.  M. Eng. 1982.


Tamer N. Talaat, Design of an Apple Computer to Local Area Network Communication Interface.  M. Eng. 1982.


Jean M. Sasse, Instrument Software Requirements for an Ocean Research Satellite.  M. Eng. 1982.

Gregory H. McClure, A Survey of Computers for Space Use.  M. Eng. 1982.


Frank Cohn, Computer Assisted Instruction in Logic Design.  M. Eng. 1983.


Robin D. Gardner, A Polyphonic Music Synthesizer for an Apple Computer.  M. Eng. 1983.


Gerald W. Tidwell, Microprocessor Based Football Strategy Simulator.  M. Eng. 1983.


Anna M. Long, Performance Forecasting for the TDRSS Network Control Center Data System.  M. Eng. 1983.


Gary J. Sullivan, Design and Implementation of an Apple Computer to Local‑Area‑Network Interface.  M. Eng. 1983.


Yamin Damghani, Mr. Chips: Design of a Courseware Authoring Tool.  M. Eng. 1983.


Christopher D. Jones, An Instrumentation and Control System for Film Delivery Equipment.  M. Eng. 1984.


Billy R. Johnson, Design and Analysis of Performance Management Enhancements for NASA Ground Computers.  M. Eng. 1984


Kevin M. Walsh, Design and Development of a Laboratory‑Based Microprocessor Interfacing Course.  M. Eng. 1985.


Ramin Ahour, Design of a Performance Management System for NASA Ground Computers.  M. S. 1986.


Timothy A. Reilly, A Loran‑C Antenna Coupling Unit.  M. Eng. 1986.


Stuart T. Jackson, A Trainable Pattern Recognition Machine for Industrial Inspection.  M. Eng. 1987.


Lonald L. Fink, Transversion System, An Apple II to Commodore 64 File Transfer/Conversion System.  M. Eng. 1987.


Michael B. Mullin, Microcomputer Graphics for Animated Video.  M. Eng. 1987.


Ching‑Liang Su, Registration Techniques for Image Subtraction.  M. S. 1987.


Jennifer E. Redmon, Improved Algorithm for Terrain Following Radar Display in Fighter Aircraft.  M. Eng. 1987.


J. T. Smith, Microcomputer Control and Drive Circuit for an Electronically Commutated Motor.  M. Eng. 1988.


Raja Ganesh, Microprocessor Based Automatic Telephone Dialer.  M. S. 1988.


Michael F. Meurer, An Intelligent Machine Vision System for Industrial Inspection.  M. Eng. 1988.


James C. Michels, Requirements for Objective Appearance Inspection of Finished Surfaces.  M. Eng. 1988.


J. T. Quesenberry, Microcomputer Graphics for Computer Animation.  M. Eng. 1988.


J. C. Zambito, Image Processing Techniques to Enhance Detectablility of Voids, Porosity, and Microshrink.  M. S. 1990.


W. Shen, An Automated Learning System for Industrial Inspection.  M. S. 1991.


Douglas A. Able, Load Size Determination in an Electronic Washing Machine.  M. Eng. 1991.


Thomas W. Weber, Interactive Software and Password-Protected Hardware in Support of an Electronic Bulletin Board.  M. Eng. 1991.


Charles F. Lunskis, A General Purpose Image Processing System for the VAX.  M. Eng. 1992.


Michael L. Roberts, Conversion and Redesign of a Quality Control Vision Machine (with A. Desoky) M. Eng. 1992.


Nicholas R. Eads, An Electronic community for Science Education, M. Eng. 1992.


Steven W. Gaylor, Improved User Services for an Electronic Community, M. Eng. 1992.


Gregory P. Lindauer, An Image Processing Environment for the HP/UX System, M. Eng. 1994.


Ronald J. Noltemeyer, Configuration of Telecomputing Software, M. Eng. 1994.


William A. Dickerson, Jr., Computer-Aided Network Analysis Using Mentor Graphics, M. Eng. 1994.


Brian E. Barnes, Design of a Water Quality Data Base, M. Eng. 1995.


Stacey A. Ross, Design of a VHDL Environment for Teaching Computer Design, M. Eng. 1995.


Grant M. Miller, A Rugged and Reliable Test Fixture for Verification of the Tektronix TEK8540, M. Eng. 1996.


Jeffrey W. Shrode, Design of a World Wide Web Environment for High School Students, M. Eng. 1996.


Andrew L. Perkins, Design of an MC68HC811E2 Based Cardiomyoplasty Stimulator with ECG Data Acquisition, M. Eng. 1996.


M. Alexander Broadhead, An Integrated System for Voice Recognition using Neural Networks, M. S. 1997, Co-director, J.M. Zurada.


Vinodev Rajasekaran, User Interface for Web Access to the Water Watch Database, M. S. 1998.


Patricia A. Kute, Design of Experiments for Computer Interfacing Based on the M68HC11 Microcontroller, M. Eng. 1999, Codirector, Barry R. Horowitz.


Robert L. Toole, Design of a Web Based Education Environment, M. Eng. 2000.


Kenny Abell, Design of a Computer Based Alignment System, M. Eng. 2000.


Ian A. Knopf, An Electronic Pedometer Utilizing a Micromachined Accelerometer, M. Eng. 2000.


Darren S. Morgan, A Small-Scale Industrial Communications Network Using a Power Line Modem, M. Eng. 2000.


Dmitry Dubrovenskiy, Microcontroller Based Alarm Clock, M.S, 2001.


Brian C. Tyler, Infrared Remote Control Car Based on the MC68HC711E9, M. Eng. 2003.


Gregory S. Woods, Portable Medication Reminder, M. Eng. 2004.






University Wide:


Computer User's Group, 1972‑1977.

Instruction and Learning Committee, 1977‑1979.

Sensory Aids Group, 1976.

Perceptual Alternatives Search Committee, 1976.

Non‑tenured Faculty Review Committee, 1980.

General Education Requirements Committee, 1985‑86.

Summer Faculty Research Awards Committee, 1986‑88.

Commission on Academic Excellence, 1987‑89.

Provost's Advisory Committee on General Education, 1987-88.

TLC Program for Incoming Freshmen, 1987.

Fourth Annual Faculty Development Symposium, 1987.

Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Committee (Chair), 1988-89.

Alumni Fellow Award Committee, 1991-92.

Focus Group on University Services, 1993.

Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Computing, 1993-99.

Board of Overseers Information Technology Advisory Committee, 1995.

Committee for Web-based Instruction (Chair), 1997-98.

Research! Louisville Judge, 2000.


Speed School:


Publications Committee, 1972‑1974.

Financial Aid Committee, 1972‑1974.

Environmental/Biomedical Committee, 1972‑1976.

Research and Patent Committee, 1974‑1975.

Instruction and Learning Committee, Chair: 1974‑1976, Member: 2002-2005.

Curriculum Committee, 1975‑1976, 1984-86 (Chair).

Committee for Review of the Dean, 1975.

Speed 50th Anniversary Committee, 1975.

Co‑op Committee, 1975‑1976.

Standards and Admissions Committee, 1976‑1980.  Chair: 1978‑1980.

Faculty Council, 1976‑1977.

Engineering Council, 1977‑1978.

Computer Aided Engineering Committee, 1981.

Ad Hoc Word Processor Committee, 1981.

Computer Committee, 1981‑1985, 1993-2003, Chair: 1993-96.

Professional Award Committee, 1985, 1989.

Curriculum Subcommittee of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee, 1982.

Artificial Intelligence Committee, 1985‑86.

Engineering Core Study Group, 1986.

Task Force to Reduce Attrition, 1987‑88.

CAE Consultant Search Committee, 1989.

Instructional Technology Award Committee (Chair), 1990-92.

Alumni Fellow Award Committee, 1990-92.

B.S. in General Engineering Committee, 1991-93.

Image Processing Standards Committee, 1991.

Bio-Food Research Group, 1991.

Computer Science and Engineering Research Group, 1991-2003.

Speed Alumni Distinguished Alumnus Committee, 1991-94.

Computing Equipment Acquisitions Committee, 1992-93.

Ad Hoc Committee on C Programming (Chair), 1993.

Honors and Awards Committee, 1994-96.

Ad Hoc Committee on Parallel Computing 1995-96.

Ad Hoc Committee on EF Exam Review Course, 1996-97.

Tour for industry visitors, 1999.

Search Committee for CECS position, 1999-2000.


Electrical and Computer Engineering Department:


Reading Committee for Awarding M. Eng. to Alumni, 1974‑1976.

Faculty Search Committee, 1976, 1982‑84, 1989-90.

M. S. Admissions Committee (Chair), 1978‑1979.

Committee to Review Non‑tenured Faculty, 1977‑1978.

Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee, 1980.

Awards Committee, 1980‑1984, 1987‑91 (Chair 1991), 1993-present (Chair 1994-2007).

Curriculum Committee, 1987, 1996-2004.

                        Ad Hoc Committee for Non-tenured Faculty Review, 1988-89 (Chair), 1995.

Ad Hoc Committee for Review of Writing Requirement, 1988-89.

IEEE Student Branch Counselor, 1987-92.

Computer Committee (Chair), 1989-2006.

Writing Oversight Committee (Chair), 1989-95.

Ad Hoc EE252 Committee, 1991.

Tenure Review Committee, 1992-93.

Equipment Committee, 1995.

EE Network Analysis Textbook Committee, 1997.

Technician Recruitment Committee, 1998.

Mentor Graphics Coordinator, 1993-2001.

Nanotechnology Eminent Scholar Search Committee, 1998-2000.

Secretarial Search Committee, 1997.

System Programmer II Search Committee, 1998-99.

Faculty Activity Committee, 1999-2001.

Search Committee for Bioimaging Endowed Chair, 2001-2005.

Search Committee for ECE faculty positions, 2004.

ABET Assessment Committee, 2002-2006.

Undergraduate Laboratory Task Force, 2004




Taught short course, "Electrical Engineering Applications for Time‑Shared BASIC," 1973.

Taught PE Exam refresher course, 1974.

IEEE Louisville Section Executive Committee, 1974‑1975.

IEEE Social Implications of Technology Committee, 1974‑75.

ASEE Professional Development Committee, Biomedical Engineering Division, 1974‑75.

ASEE Conference Committee, 1975.

Taught Fundamentals of Engineering Exam refresher course twice yearly, 1974‑1987, 1990, 1992-2007.

Sigma Xi, U. of L. Section Admissions Committee, 1976‑78.

Sigma Xi, U. of L. Section Treasurer, 1978‑80.

Reviewer and author for NCEE problems, 1978.

NSF Proposal Reviewer, 1980.

Taught "Apple Applications" short course, 1981.

Taught "Workshop for Computer Usage", 1982.

Taught "Personal Computers for Technical Professionals" short course, 1983.

Reviewer for Prentice‑Hall textbooks, 1986‑92.

Prepared Henry Vogt Endowed Chair Videotape, 1987.

IEEE Motor Contest Committee (Chair), 1989-90.

Reviewer for Human Factors in Manufacturing, 1991.

Puzzle Editor, The Speed Engineer, 1996-2004.

Chair, Louisville Section, IEEE Computer Society, 1993.

IEEE Computer Society, Distinguished Lecturer Advisory Committee, 1993.

IEEE Louisville Section Student Activities Chair, 1995-2005.

Reviewer for McGraw-Hill, 2001, 2002.




Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, 1974.

Louisville Regional Science Fair Judge, 1975-79, 1981, 1996, 1997.

St. Francis School Science Fair Judge, 1978.

Taught "Free University" course in simulations, 1978.

Professional Vocations Day for Eagle Scouts, 1980.

Louisville Zoological Society Computer Committee, 1980.

Invited presentation on structured programming to Louisville Area Computer Club, 1980.

Invited presentation on teaching techniques to Pi Lambda Theta Workshop, 1981.

Editor, "Brainbusters" column for Louisville Times, 1979‑1982.

Olympics of the Mind Referee, 1983‑1985.

Invited speaker, Lunch and Learn Series, 1987.

University of Louisville Speaker's Bureau, 1987‑Present.

Assisted Local Industry in Preparation of SBIR Proposal, 1987.

Metropolitan Children's Museum Planning Committee, 1988, 1989.

Electrical Engineering Representative to Accolade, 1988.

Reviewed SBIR proposal for Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, 1991.

Kentucky Science Olympiad Coordinator, 1992-94.

Operator of SciBoard, Science education bulletin board and website 1990-present.

Taught "From Psychics to Skeptics" for University Continuing Education, 1993.

Orphaned Equipment Committee, 1992, 93.

Career Day, St. Francis School, 1993, 2000.

Black Achievers Assn. Speaker, 1994.

Housing and Residence Life Faculty Involvement Program, 1995.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Judge, 1996, 1998, 2001

Technology Student Association Conference Judge, 1996.

Taught “From Psychics to Skeptics” for Bellarmine Continuing Education, 1996.

International Science and Engineering Fair Grand Awards Judge, 1997.

Presented “The Profession of Electrical Engineering” to students at Wheatley Elementary School, 1997.

36th Kentucky Junior Science and Humanities Symposium student paper judge, 1998.

Southern Middle School Career Day presentation, 1999.

Western High School Project Lead the Way Steering Committee, 2000-present.

Western High School Project Lead the Way Curriculum Committee, 2000-present.

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