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DR. BEN CHOI

 

< Vita >

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Ohio State University, August 1986

 

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Ohio State University, September 1988

Thesis: “Parallel Distributed Computer Architecture and

General Associative Memory for Artificial Intelligent Processing”        

 

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Ohio State University, June 7, 1996

Dissertation: “Automata for Learning Sequential Tasks”

 

LICENSES:

Pilot, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certified (1993 to present)

Fly airplanes and helicopters

 

AWARDS:

Research Foundation of Louisiana Tech University, Certification of Commemoration

In recognition of accomplishments leading to the filing of a U.S. patent application (May 2, 2002)

 

Research Foundation of Louisiana Tech University, Certification of Commemoration

In recognition of accomplishments leading to the filing of a U.S. patent application (October 12, 2006)

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Member since 1982 for many years

 

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Member since 1988 for many years

         

HONORARY SOCIETIES:

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines)

 

Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)

 

Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)

 

EXPERIENCE:

Parallel Distributed Computer Architectures and Circuits Research:

Master of Science Research Project, The Ohio State University (8/86-9/88)

Develop parallel and distributed computer architectures and design an Application Specific Integration Circuit (ASIC), a general associative memory, for information retrieval.

Software Development:

Department of Engineering Graphic,The Ohio State University (9/86-12/87)

Develop special graphic communication programs by using digitized images and speech processing techniques. 

Computer Consultant:

Academic Computing Services, The Ohio State University (6/88-12/89)

Solve computer problems for faculties, staffs, and students, and provide advice on Windows, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga, and UNIX operating systems.

Artificial Intelligence Research:

Department of Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University (9/88-12/90)

Design hardware architecture for a new AI machine - a Prolog machine.

Machine Learning Research:

Ph.D. Research Project, The Ohio State University (1/91-6/97)

Create a new learning system and develop new algorithms for learning, adapting, and handling information.

System Performance Engineer:

Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs Innovations, formerly AT&T Bell Labs, Columbus, Ohio (7/97-8/99)

Work on Network Configuration Management Systems for wire-line and wireless networks, evaluate and responsible for the overall performance, specify hardware and software architectures to meet performance requirements.

Assistant Professor:

Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana (9/99 – 8/05)

Enthusiastically pursuit research, motivate and teach students, and actively provide services.

Technical Consultant:

ProGuard Technologies Inc., a start-up company based out of Monroe, Louisiana (6/05 – 8/05)

Provide expert advice in starting up an Information Technology company. Lead a development team in designing Cell Phone and GPS mobile products and services. 

Visiting Scholar:

School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems,

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois (6/06 – 7/06)

Work with Professor Steven Lytinen on Semantic Web and Swarm Intelligence.

Visiting Researcher:

School of Computer Science and Software Engineering,

The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (8/06 – 10/06)

Work with Professor Mark Reynolds on Temporal Logic, Multi-Agent Systems, and Semantic Web.

Visiting Scholar:

Department of Computer Science,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China (11/06)

Work with Professor Dik Lun Lee on Search Engine Technology, Location-Based Systems, and Robotics.

Associate Professor (Tenured):

Computer Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana (9/05 – Present)

Continuing enthusiastically pursuit research, motivate and teach students, and actively provide services.

 

< Teaching >

20

Years of teaching at Louisiana Tech University

1000

PowerPoint slides developed for hardware, software, and algorithm courses

2

New courses developed on designing new computer and on advanced problem-solving using computer (working on 2 textbooks)

14

Courses taught, ranging from software design, digital design, computer architecture, programming language, algorithm, senior capstone, to advanced graduate courses

3

Ph.D. students supervised and graduated

35

Master of Science students (thesis and practicum) supervised and graduated

< Research >

2

Patents granted and commercialized on search engine technology and on automatic organization of computer files

1

Patent pending on creating a new type of computer (many-valued computer)

1

Book on Humanoid Robots

4

Book chapters on Knowledge engineering, Virtual reality simulation, Web mining, and Classification

42

Journal and conference articles, including papers on AI, machine learning, robotics, knowledge engineering, search engine, cloud computing, and computer architecture.

3

Keynote and plenary speeches on knowledge engineering and on building a new type of computer

22

Conference presentations, representing LaTech all over the world

< Service >

1

Special Executive Committee for establishing the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT)

1

Year serving as university senator, leadership team associate (2 quarters)

15

Years serving as faculty advisor and founder of the LaTech Robotics Club, organized LaTech robot competitions for many years

1

Live TV show on Good Morning Ark-La-Miss promoting local interests on robotic technology

3

Journals as editorial board member for consumer electronics time, journal of engineering and technology, and journal of advanced robotic systems

4

Journals as reviewer, including IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics and ACM Computing Surveys


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