Research

 Research Areas

  • Computer Applications Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Real-time Control of Machines
  • Robotics
  • Web Page Development
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Project Management

 

RESEARCH Activities

4/98-6/01 “Mid-infrared Imager for the GEMINI 8-M Telescopes,”
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, .30 to .68 FTE
as project manager and software engineer, C.Telesco co-principal
    investigator, $1,605,871 plus $241,653 and $25,616 supplements.
8/94 – 4/95 Sabbatical leave, consulting/research activities included:
    IVHS modelling for Westinghouse, windows program development
    for Shands Hospital, and database application development for
    Valic.
10/93 – 12/94 “Development of a System Architecture for a Nationwide
    Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS),” Westinghouse
    Electric Corporation and the Federal Highway Administration,
    .22 to 1.0 FTE co-principal investigator, C.Wallace co-principal
    investigator, $153,477.
1/90 – 4/92 “A Simulation Decision Support System for Emergency Evacuation
    and Management,” Florida High Technology and Industry Council,
    15 to .20 FTE co-principal investigator, S. Tufekci co-principal
        investigator, $91,843.
3/84 – 6/87 “Group Technology and its Applicability in Electronics
    Assembly,” IBM, .25 FTE as co-investigator, D. J. Elzinga principal
        investigator, $300,000.
9/81 – 12/84 “Network Models of Building Evacuation,”  National Bureau of
    Standards, .25 FTE as co-principal investigator, R. L. Francis
    co-principal investigator, $80,434.
10/77 – 9/78 “Microsimulation Model of Dental Practice,” Health Resources
    Administration, .5 FTE as director, K. E. Kilpatrick principal
    investigator, $37,800.
6/76 – 6/77 “Dental Practice Analysis Through Computer Simulation/
        Communication Technology Satellite,” Health Resources Administration,
    .25 FTE as director, K. E. Kilpatrick principal investigator, $86,977.
9/74 – 9/75+ “Utilization of Computer Simulation in TEAM,” Bureau of Health
    Resources Development, 1 FTE as project coordinator, K. E. Kilpatrick
    principal investigator, $69,380.
9/71 – 9/74 “Dental Task Assignment via Computer Simulation,”  HEW, 1 FTE as
    project coordinator, K. E. Kilpatrick principal investigator, $247,252.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Current interest are computer applications in industrial engineering, intelligent control of machines, robotics, and software engineering. Recent research includes software develoment of astronomical instrument control, development of network models of evacuation, development of robotic work cells, robotic assembly of electronic devices, and group technology in assembly.