Faculty Activities

Our faculty have been active in their research and scholarly activities. Their research areas include applied mathematics and mathematical modeling, differential equation, engineering, networking and data communication, wireless, security, parallel and distributed computing, mathematical education, etc. Details about research areas and recent publications for each individual faculty member can be found on her/his own home page as linked in Faculty page.

 

In addition, our faculty regularly bring our students to conferences and field trips, and participate in regional, national and international competitions in the areas of engineering (including computer engineering), computer science and programming, and mathematics. The department invites speakers from prestigious universities and industry to give talks to our students frequently. The Shepherd University Faculty Profile listed a good number of professional activities from CME faculty. The entire CME faculty are listed. Congratulations to everybody.

 

[ Spring 2012 ]

Dr. Qing Wang
Dr. Qing Wang has received a West Virginia- IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI) Research Award for $223,928 for two years. The grant was matched by $36,150 from Shepherd. The funding from this award will allow her to conduct mathematical modeling studies on tumor cells, a new research initiative at Shepherd that builds on her previous work modeling disease spread.

[ Fall 2011 ]

Dr. Qing Wang & Dr. zhijun Wang
Dr. Qing Wang with Dr. zhijun Wang, presented “Impulsive Stabilization of Lorenz Systems and Applications” at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Application in Baltimore on July 26. He also presented “Stability Criteria for Systems with Delayed Impulses via Lyapunov Method” at the Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications in Atlanta on May 26.Dr. ralph WojtoWicz, assistant professor of mathematics, is the principal investigator of a government-sponsored project aimed at discovering new algorithms for future quantum computers. This is a joint project with Dr. Noson Yanofsky of Brooklyn College.


Dr. Wojtowicz

Dr. Wojtowicz is a consultant on a project sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and directed by Dr. Selmer Bringsjord of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The team is researching new artificial intelligence techniques. A goal of the effort is to develop a system capable of automatically proving Gödel’s First Incompleteness Theorem.

[ Spring 2011 ]

Dr. Amir AmirAslAni
Dr. Amir AmirAslAni has written two articles that will appear in journals: "Notes on Linear Factor Polynomial Defl ation in Polynomial Bases" in Linear and Multilinear Algebra and "The Equivalence of the Constrained Rayleigh Quotient and Newton Methods for Matrix Polynomials Expressed in Different Polynomial Bases Along with the Confl uent Case," in the International Journal of Computer Mathematics.

[ Fall 2010 ]

Professor Reza Mirdamadi & Dr. Seung-yun Kim
Reza Mirdamadi and Dr. Seung-yun Kim received a grant in the amount of $99,892 from the West Virginia EPSCoR Research Trust Fund STEM Grants for Colleges and Universities for the funding of the proposal "Undergraduate Research and Experiments in Robotics-based Accomplishments for STEM at Shepherd University." Mirdamadi and Kim published the edited volume of the 2010 Shepherd University Journal of Undergraduate Research, which was sponsored jointly by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

 

Dr. Seung-yun Kim
Dr. Seung-yun Kim received a grant in the amount of $24,695 from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) Faculty Research Development Award for the funding of his proposal "Modeling, Verification, and Simulation of Molecular Biology System Processes Using Petri nets."


Dr. Kim and two students, Melissa Pegues and Nicolas Drozda, attended the WV-INBRE Summer Symposium at WVU in Morgantown on July 29 and STaR Symposium at Marshall University in Huntington on August 28, where they presented "Using Petri nets to Model Steroid Biosynthesis, Action of Aldosterone, and Disease State."


Dr. Kim published a peer-reviewed article titled "User Centered Design of Context Aware Cell Phones in Human-centric Systems" in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. He also served as a local arrangement chair and a member of program committee for the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration.


Dr. Kim published two technical articles in the fall 2010 issue of the Shepherd University Journal of Undergraduate Research with his students: "Visual Representation of Digital Logic in Petri nets," coauthored with George Gaither, and "Decision Making Process in a Fire-Fighting Robot," coauthored with Ryan Hernandez.

[ Spring 2010 ]

Dr. Osman Guzide
Dr. Osman Guzide will have a manuscript published later this year. The article, titled "The Conditional Sequence Information Function," will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.

 

Dr. Seung-yun Kim & Dr. Osman Guzide
Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Dr. Osman Guzide and student Seth Cook published a peerreviewed article, "Towards an Optimal Network Topology Modeling in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Hybrid Approach," in the Proceedings of the ISCA International Conference on Sensor Networks and Applications.

 

Dr. Kim also presented it at the same conference held at San Francisco, California, November 4-6, 2009. Dr. Kim is currently serving as a reviewer in the International Journal of Information Sciences published by Elsevier.

[ Fall 2009 ]

Dr. Seung-yun Kim
Dr. Seung-yun Kim published a peer-reviewed journal article titled "Modeling and Analysis of a Web-based Collaborative Information System: Petri net-based Collaborative Enterprise" in the fall 2009 issue of the International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp. 238-264.

 

The research article is supported partially by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Research Enhancement Award. Dr. Kim published a peer-reviewed article titled "A Perspective on the Design of Human Centered Collaboration Systems" and presented it at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 10-13.

 

He also served as a publication chair and a member of program committee for the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. Dr. Kim served as a reviewer for the Handbook of Technology Management (three-volume set) which will be published January 2010 by Wiley.

 

He published three technical articles in the fall 2009 issue of the Shepherd University Journal of Undergraduate Research with his students: "Induction Unit for Supplemental Energy in Wireless Sensor Networks" co-authored with Braden Myers, "Using Human Computer Interfaces for Purposes Beyond Rehabilitation" co-authored with Chris Schmitt, and "Toward an Optimal Network Topology in Wireless Sensor Networks" co-authored with Dr. Osman Guzide and Seth Cook.

 

Dr. Weidong Liao
Dr. Weidong Liao published and presented a peer-reviewed paper titled"Survey on Power Aware Computing" in the Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Computer Design. He also published and presented a peer-reviewed paper titled "Design of WME 2.0: A Webbased Collaborative E-learning Environment for Mathematics" in the Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on E-Learning, EBusiness, Enterprise Information Systems, and E-Government.


Dr. Liao is currently serving as a reviewer for Healthcare Information Management Systems Society 2010, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2010. He is also a regular reviewer for several academic journals in his area, including the Journal of Supercomputing.


Dr. Liao gave a presentation titled "Developing a Computer Engineering Program at Shepherd University: A Case Study," at the 2009 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering held in July in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation is based on a peer-reviewed article coauthored by Reza Mirdamadi, Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Dr. Osman Guzide and Dr. Liao.

 

Reza Mirdamadi & Dr. Seung-yun Kim
Reza Mirdamadi and Dr. Seung-yun Kim published the first edited volume of the Shepherd University Journal of Undergraduate Research. Mirdamadi and Dr. Kim, Dr. Weidong Liao, and Dr. Osman Guzide published a peerreviewed article "Developing Computer Engineering Program in Shepherd University: A Case Study" in the Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 13-16.

 

Dr. Qing Wang
Dr. Qing Wang gave a poster presentation on "Stability Analysis and Numerical Simulations of a SARS Model" (co-authored with Dr. Zhijun Wang and undergraduate student Kristel Chase) at the East Coast Computer Algebra Day 2009 meeting in Kingston, Rhode Island, in May. Dr. Qing Wang was asked to critically review the textbook Intro Stats, 3rd edition written by De Veaux, Velleman, and Bock in July.  

[ Spring 2009 ]

Dr. Weidong Liao
Dr. Weidong Liao is the first author of a research paper titled "Teaching Computer Architecture / Organization in Colleges: A Programming/ Simulation Approach," published in the January 2009 issue of Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (Volume 24, Number 3). He is the second author for the paper "Stability Analysis of Impulsive BAM Neural Networks with Delays," published in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (pp. 127-132).


Dr. Liao was a reviewer for HIMSS AsiaPac 2009, held in February by HIMSS: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (http://www.himssasiapac.org/general/reviewers.aspx), and a reviewer for ITiCSE 2009: Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, organized by ACM SIGCSE and SIGCUE.

 

Dr. Qing Wang
Dr. Qing Wang is the first author for the two research articles: "Impulsive Stabilization of Cellular Neural Networks with Time Delay via Lyapunov Functionals," published in the Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and its Applications, 2008, vol. 1, no. 2, 72-86 (http://www.tjnsa.com/article/jnsa_11.pdf) and "Stability Analysis of Impulsive BAM Neural Networks with Delays," published in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, DCDIS A Supplement, 2009, 127-132.

[ 2008 ]

Dr.Seung-yun KiM
Dr. Seung-yun KiM published a peer-reviewed article titled "Modeling and Analysis of a Web-based Collaborative Enterprise using Petrinets" and presented the paper at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, July 13-15. The research article is supported partially by Shepherd University and by the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Research Enhancement Award.


Dr. Kim, Dr. Osman Guzide and student Dane Henry published a peer-reviewed article titled "Achieving Single Sign-on in a Heterogeneous Collaborative Enterprise Environment: The Kerberos Approach," in the Proceedings of the ISCA 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Communication Systems.

 

Dr. Weidong Liao
Dr. Weidong Liao was one of five preparers of the book West Virginia Health IT Architecture and Standards, which was completed in September. Funded by Medicaid Transformational Grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this book will be used as the guideline for developing health IT systems in the state of West Virginia until the year 2020.


Dr. Liao is the first author of a research paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. The paper,titled "Teaching Computer Architecture/Organization in Colleges: A Programming/Simulation Approach," proposed innovative ways to teach fundamental computer architecture courses in computer science and engineering programs.


Dr. Liao was co-editor for the ECCAD 2008 Abstract book, published in the June issue of ACM Communications on Computer Algebra, and he reviewed a book proposal on the Linux operating system for CRC Press in summer 2008. He was also selected to attend the Supercomputing 2008 Summer Workshop, sponsored by ACM and NSF.

 

Dr. Liao is serving as a program committee member for the 2009 ACM International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2009) and the HIMSS Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition 2009.

 

Reza Mirdamadi & Dr. Weidong Liao
Reza Mirdamadi and Dr. Weidong Liao landed NASA and NSF grants for the 15th East Coast Computer Algebra Day (ECCAD '08). With supplemental financial support from the Shepherd University Foundation, ECCAD'08 was a very successful event. President Suzanne Shipley gave the opening remarks.

 

Nobel Prize winner Professor John Nash, of A Beautiful Mind fame, was the keynote speaker. The entire faculty in Department of Computer Science,Mathematics, and Engineering contributed in planning ECCAD '08: Mirdamadi was the general chair for the organizing committee; Dr. Rajeev Rajaram (now at Kent State Ashtabula) served on the organizing committee and local arrangements committee; Dr. Suda Kunyosying, Dr. Nicholas Martin, and James Romano served on the local arrangements committee; Dr. Osman Guzide and Dr. Liao were the tutorial session chairs; Dr. Seung-yun Kim chaired the morning session; Dr. Zhijun Wang chaired the afternoon session; and Dr. Qing Wang chaired the poster session.

 

Dr. Qing Wang
Dr. Qing Wang is the second author for a research paper titled "Impulsive Stabilization of High-Order Hopfield-Type Neural Networks with Time-varying Delays" published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, http://ieeexplore. ieee.org/search/wrapper.jsp?arnumber=4359196.


Dr. Wang is the first author for the two research articles recently accepted for publication: "Impulsive Stabilization of Cellular Neural Networks with Time Delay via Lyapunov Functionals" (accepted by the Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and its Applications) and "Stability Analysis of Impulsive BAM Neural Networks with Delays" (to appear in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems).


Dr. Wang gave an invited talk on "Impulsive Delay Differential Equations and Applications" at Hunan Normal University in Changsha, Hunan, China, on June 12, and a presentation on"Global Exponential Stability of Impulsive BAM Neural Networks with Time-varying Delays" at the Sixth International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems held at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, on May 24. He served as co-editor for ECCAD 2008 Poster Abstracts, published in the June 2008 issue of ACM Communications in Computer Algebra. http://www.sigsam.org/bulletin/articles/164/eccad.pdf.


Dr. Wang and Dr. Suda Kunyosying, professor emerita of mathematics, co-supervised Shepherd undergraduate students Michael A. Kelsey and Matthew G. Prince for their poster presentation "Dynamics of Population Growth" at the Sixth International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, on May 22 and cosupervised (with other professors in the CME department) eight poster presentations of Shepherd undergraduate students at ECCAD 2008, Shepherd University, on May 10.

 

On September 9, 2008, Dr. Suchith Anand from The University of Nottingham, England gave a talk on Role of Geospatial Interoperability in MobileGIS and LBS Technologies to CME students.

 

On May 10, 2008, Professor Paul S. Wang from Kent State University conducted a Workshop on Web based Mathematical Education to local K-12 math teachers. Professor Wang was ACM SIGSAM chair and a faculty member in MIT. The workshop was sponsored by CME department and organized by CME faculty members.

 

On May 8-10, 2008, Professor John F. Nash, a legendary mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economics, visited Shepherd University and gave the keynote speech in ECCAD 2008.

 

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering is going to host ECCAD 2008: East Costal Computer Algebra Day on May 10, 2008. More information can be found on ECCAD 2008 Web site at http://www.shepherd.edu/eccad2008.

 

Mr. Ray Naegle in CME department won one of two NASA awards in WVAS 2008 meeting for his poster titled Geometric and Removal Attack Resistant Watermarking in the Wavelet Domain”.  His mentor was Dr. Xiaojun Qi from Utah State University. Dr. Zhijun Wang, Dr. Liao and Dr. Rajaram have worked with Ray at Shepherd. Congratulations Ray.

[ 2007 ]

On November 27, 2007, Professor and Dr. James Sellers, from Mathematics Department at Penn State University, visited CME department and gave CME students and faculty members a presentation on Fibonacci numbers. Professor James Sellers is invited by Dr. Rajeev Rajaram.

 

On November 27, 2007, Mr. Mark Simons, vice President in Experient Inc., gave CME students and faculty members an invited talk on how to get hired by the right company. Mr. Mark Simons is invited by Dr. Weidong Liao.

 

Amine Benkiran has been awarded Undergraduate Fellowship from NASA WV Space Grant Consortium. Amine is now a Mathematics major and his advisor is Dr. Rajeev Rajaram.

 

Adam Anderson is selected as NASA 2007 Summer internship recipient at NASA IV&V facilities. Adam is now a double major in both CIS and Mathematics.

 

Raymond Naegle is selected as NSF Summer REU recipient to work at Utah State University during summer 2007. Raymond's major is Computer and Information Sciences.

 

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics had NASA day on April 25, 2007.

The following students and faculty members have made poster presentation at East Costal Computer Algebra Day 2007 (ECCAD'07) on April 21, 2007 at Washington College.

 

Edwards A Rantanen, Chan Mao C. Jackson, Raymond A. Naegle, Jordan H. Fuller, Dr. Osman Guzide,

Increased Efficiency for Bandwidth Utilization.

 

Dr. Osman Guzide, Kenny May and James Getz, Efficient Meta-Network for P2P: Combining Internet and Overlay Networks.

 

Brandon Burkhart, Catherine Razzook, Donald Hale, Caroline Ebersole, Matthew Prince, Michelle Ring, Raina Romero, Randall Wolfe and Dr. Rajeev Rajaram, On the Proof of the RSA Public Key Cryptography Scheme.

 

Dr. Weidong Liao and Benjamin Koonse, A JMEI based AJAX Library for Symbolic Computation.

 

Jonathan P. O'Keefe, Dr. Weidong Liao and Dr. Osman Guzide, J-GCD: A Java based GCD Computation Service over the Internet and Grid Computing Environment.

On March 31, 2007, Jonathan P. O'Keefe, Weidong Liao and Osman Guzide presented their research on "Providing GCD Computation Services over the Internet and Distributed Environment" in the 82nd West Virginia Academy of Science annual meeting.

 

On March 6, 2007, Benjamin Koonse and Weidong Liao presented their research work on "A MVC based Framework to Supplying Mathematical Services over the Internet/Web" in the IEEE System and Software Engineering Week. Cooperating with Kent State University, Marcella Townsend and Sheraton Stump completed their NSF Summer 2005 REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) research project on Web based Mathematical Education site:http://www.shepherdmathtutor.com.