Professor of Electrical Engineering
Chair of the Elmer W. Engstrom
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
I received my Ph.D. from The Air Force Institute of Technology under a Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) scholarship. My declared area of specialty was Digital Signal Processing Computer Architectures, in which I studied the hardware (VLSI) implementations of signal processing algorithms. My dissertation, "Approximation and Optimization of an Auditory Model for Realization in VLSI Hardware" sought to design an applications specific integrated circuit which would directly implement the DSP algorithms used in The Auditory Image Model.
From this research I presented a paper at the 42nd Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Las Cruces, NM in August 1999. The paper, which received the "1999 Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award" was titled "A Fast, Low-Power Logarithm Approximation with CMOS VLSI Implementation." This paper can be found in the proceedings of this conference.
I also received my MS in Computer Engineering from The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in 1992. Thesis title: "A Single-Chip 2Kx8-Bit Pipelined Digital RF Memory Using 2um CMOS VLSI Technology" I presented a portion of this work at the 6th Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit" in Rochester, NY in 1993. The paper titled "A 2K x 8-bit Single-Chip Digital Radio Frequency Memory" appears in the proceedings of this conference.
I received a BS in Engineering (BSE) with the Electrical Option from Wright State University Dayton, Ohio in 1988. I have returned to WSU each of the last five summers to teach a course in the VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL).
Born and raised in Bellevue, Ohio. Past employment for the US Air Force includes 3 1/2 years as a Flight Simulator Computer Technician (F4E), and 3 years as a laser systems engineer. I have been on the faculty here at Cedarville University since January of 1993.
Courses I have been known to teach:
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
CMOS VLSI Design
Electrical Machines Lab
Electrical Engineering Senior Design
Solid State Electronics
VHDL Modeling & Instruction
Computer architectures and programming.
Digital Logic system design, including VLSI applications.
ENGINEERING CAMP ME FILES
File My Camp Truss 2012
File: Truss Printing Instructions.txt
Engineering Day Presentation
Here is the presentation I gave during our 2013 Engineering Day on February 16. The file is roughly 5MB. This copy is a PowerPoint show 2010 file (.ppsx).
Engineering Day Presentation (2010 Format)
If you cannot open the 2010 format presentation, try this one which is in the older PowerPoint show format (.pps) and is 6.4MB.
Engineering Day Presentation (1997-2003 Format)
Just for fun...
Count since 2/28/2007