Summary of Faculty Productivity – 2008

Refereed Journal Articles: (4)

  • Lee, J. H., McCullouch, Bob, and Chang, Luh-Maan. “Macro-level and Micro-level Frameworks of Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) in Construction Engineering Education.” Journal of Practical Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 134, No. 2, April 2008, pp. 158-164
  • Pan, L., and Zhang, (2008). C. N, A Criterion-Based Multilayer Access Control Approach for Multimedia Applications and the Implementation Considerations. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP), Volume 5 , Issue 2, ISSN:1551-6857.
  • Woodward Hagg, H, Workman-Germann, J, Flanagan, M; Suskovich, D, Scachitti, S, Corum, C, Doebbeling, B. (2008) “Implementation of Systems Redesign: Approaches to Spread and Sustain Adoption,” Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Volumes 1-4, AHRQ Publication Nos. 08-0034 (1-4). July 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/advances2/
  • Xinjiletu, Yang, Jenks, C. F., and Weihong, Han, A comparison of labor Arbitration Procedures in the U.S. and Canada., Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, General Research, Volume 9 #1, 2008

Chapter published in a national book:  (1)

  • Liles, S., Kamali, R., (2008), Chapter XVIII: Information Assurance and Security Curriculum Meeting the SIGITE Guidelines, In Handbook of Research on Social and Organizational Liabilities in Information Security, (pp293-306), Pennsylvania: IGI Global, ISBN: 978-1605666133-2

New Edition of Book: (7)

(reflects software update)

  • Tickoo, S. (2008). AutoCAD 2009: A Problem Solving Approach. Florence, KY : Autodesk Press, Delmar Cengage Learning. (ISBN 978-1435402577)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). AutoCAD 2009: A Problem Solving Approach (Indian Edition). Florence, KY : Autodesk Press, Delmar Cengage Learning. (ISBN N/A)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). Autodesk Inventor 2009 for Designers. Schererville, IN : CADCIM Technologies. (ISBN 978-1932709490)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). AutoCAD LT 2009 for Designers. Schererville, IN : CADCIM Technologies. (ISBN 978-1932709520)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 for Designers Textbook. Schererville, IN : CADCIM Technologies. (ISBN 978-1932709445)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). CATIA V5R18 for Designers. Schererville, IN : CADCIM Technologies. (ISBN 978-1932709575)
  • Tickoo, S. (2008). CATIA V5R18 for Designers (Indian Version). Schererville, IN : CADCIM Technologies. (ISBN N/A)

Refereed Conference Proceedings: (26)

  • Agrawal, J. (2008) “A Classroom/Distance Learning Engineering /Technology Course on Nanophotonics,” Paper 614-021, Proceedings of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Computers and Advanced Technology in Education CATE 2008, Sept. 28 – Oct 3, 2008, Crete, Greece, http://www.iasted.org/conferences/pastinfo-570.html
  • Agrawal, J. (2008) “A Classroom/Distance Learning Engineering Course on Wireless Networking with Virtual Lab”, Paper #79, Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference, Nov. 17-19, 2008, Nashville, TN. http://www.ijme.us/IJME_Conference_2008
  • Agrawal, J. (2008) “Enhanced Learning by Using Lecture on Demand Technology”, presented at Intertech 2008 Conference, March 1-5, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil, http://www.copec.org.br/intertech2008/English/index.htm
  • Apostoaia, R.; Pena*, J. A. (2008) Comparative Study of the Abrasion Resistance of Different Concrete Mixes. Proceedings of the 2008 Annual ASEE IL/IN Section Conference. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Terre Haute, Indiana. April.
  • Benge, J.; Ortiz, I.; Pena, J. A. (2008) Influence of recycled aggregates on mechanical properties of high performance concrete. Proceedings of the 2008 Annual ASEE IL/IN Section Conference. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Terre Haute, Indiana. April.
  • Colwell, J., (2008) Developing Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders:  Issues Related to Master’s Level Technology Curriculum, AC 2008-1232ASEE2008 Pittsburg, PA June 2008
  • Colwell, J., Jenks, C., and Nakayama, S., (2008) Improving Curriculum with Third Party Standards and Industrial Advisory Boards, AC 2008-802 ASEE  2008 Pittsburg, PA June 2008
  • Farook, O., Sekhar, C., Bouktache E. (2008) “Continuous Improvement Process Based on Outcome Based Education,” Paper #31, Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference, November 17-19, 2008, Nashville, TN.
  • Farook, O., Sekhar, C., Bouktache E. (2008) “Embedded System Design with Microchip’s 16F88 Microcontroller,” Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition June 21-25, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Farook, O., Sekhar, C., Bouktache E. (2008) “Multiprocessing Computer System Design A course with Hardware – Software System Design Approaches,” Paper #141, Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference, November 17-19, 2008, Nashville, TN.
  • Hossain, A., Latif, N., (2008) “Synchronous Delivery of Engineering Technology Courses to a Remote Location – Issues and Challenges Related to Technology and Students Learning,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference& Exposition, June 21-25, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Jenks, C., and Colwell, J., (2008) Employment Issues in Computer-Related Disciplinary Cases, The 14th National Labor-Management Conference, June 9-11, 2008, Washington DC
  • Jiang, K & Kamali, R. (2008). Integration of Configuration Management in IT Curriculum. Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Information Technology Education (ACM/SIGITE), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008
  • Jiang, K. and Robertson J. (2008). A System for Exploring and Visualizing Biological Pathways from Large Scale Datasets. Proceedings of 29th Annual International Conference of IEEE/Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August, 2008
  • Nankivell, K. , Whittington, J. and Colwell, J. (2008) Meeting Student and Industry Needs Through Experiential Learning and Soft Skills Study in Computer Graphics, AC 2008-381 ASEE 2008 Pittsburg, PA June 2008
  • Nicolai B, Puntillo, K, Bilow, B. (2008).  Research Design for a Natural Disaster Management Communication System: Local Indiana Government Agency Model, CONSAIR 2008 Applied Research Conference.
  • Ocon, R., (2008) Teamwork and the Creative Process: Promoting Creative Thinking Through Teams, presented and published in the Conference Proceeding of the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), June 22-25, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Ocon, R., and McFarlane, O., (2008) Eco-Friendly Business Practices Can Create Opportunities For Innovation, presented and published in the Conference Proceeding of the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), June 22-25, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Pena*, J. A., Apostoaia, R. (2008) Effect of Aggregate Type and Surface Finishing on the Abrasion Resistance of Industrial Concrete Floors. Proceedings for the Math, Engineering and Science Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Evansville. April.
  • Peña, J. A., Benge, J., Ortiz, I. (2008) Compressive Strength and Porosity of Concrete Containing Recycled Aggregate Concrete. Proceedings for the Math, Engineering and Science Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Evansville. April
  • Peña, J. A., Danko, M.; Cano. E. (2008) Use of Recycled Tires as Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate in the Production of Concrete. Proceedings for the Math, Engineering and Science Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Evansville. April.
  • Roller, M. A., Higley, J. B. (2008) “Assessment vs. Innovation: A Case Study in Improving Technology Courses,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 21-25, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Roller, M. A., Higley, J. (2008), Innovation Versus Analysis: A Case Study in Improving Technology Courses. Proceedings for the 2008 IEEE National Conference.
  • Scachitti, S., Workman-Germann, J., Stephens, M., Ammu, A., Szromba, R. (2008) “Adding Lean Six Sigma to Industrial Engineering Technology Programs: Does this constitute a change in curriculum?” [CD-ROM]. Proceedings of the 2008 National conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Whittington, J., & Nankivell, K. (2008). Addressing student and industry needs through experiential learning courses to better prepare the student [Electronic version]. ACM SIGGRAPH 2008, 1389
  • Woodward-Hagg, H., Suskovich, D., Workman, J. & Scachitti, S. (2008) “Development and Implementation of a Healthcare-Based Economic Evaluation Methodology,” [CD-ROM]. Proceedings of the 2008 20th Annual Society for Health Systems Conference, February 2008, Orlando, Florida.

Technical Reports/Trade Journal Articles:  (7)

  • Gregory, A. M. (2008) “Understanding Land Surveys, Legal Descriptions, and Boundaries”, Half Moon Seminars. Submitted and presented in Dec 2008
  • Johnson, J., (2008) “Virtual Teams and Distance Learning”, Northern Illinois University, CAHE Faculty/Student Retreat, September 29, 2008
  • Jenks, C. F., Sumco v The United Steelworkers, Local 1999, Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Citation: 125 LA 965
  • Jenks, C. F., Haynes International v The United Steelworkers, Local 2958, Commerce Clearing House (CCH), Citation: 08-2ARB 4371
  • Lee, J. H. and McCullouch, B. G. “Review Construction Techniques for Accelerated Construction and Cost Implications” Report No. SPR-3201, Indiana Department of Transportation and Joint Transportation Research Program. Submitted in Dec 2008
  • Nakayama, S. (2008). “Leadership for Lean and Safe” Safety Sciences Fall Symposium, University of Central Missouri. November 14, 2008. Warrensburg, MO
  • Zahraee, M. Report titled “Evaluation of close-the-gap project as of June 2008″ submitted to Riverside Community College to be included as part of their report to NSF. This is a three year, $380,000 grant for which I am the Evaluator. The Report is available for review. This project is extended by one year with final report due March 31, 2009.

Patents: (2)

Jai Agrawal, J., Two United States Patents Awarded in 2008: Inventors: Kumar, Addepalli Sateesh (Menlo Park, CA, US), Gupta, Chandrasekaran Nageswara (San Jose, CA, US), Shah, Tushar Ramanlal (Milpitas, CA, US), Mukherjee, Debaditya (Fremont, CA, US), Woo, Thomas Yat Chung (Red Bank, NJ, US), Seikh, Khalid (Fremont, CA, US), Agrawal, Jai Prakash. Assignee: Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (Cupertino, CA, US).

Journal Editorship: (3)

  • Evans, R, Editor, South Shore Journal
  • Jiang, K., Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.
  • Latif, N., Member Editorial Board, Journal of Engineering Technology

Consulting: (2)

  • Zahraee, M. ,Expert Witness for law Firm “Schlyer and Associates” on product safety
  • Zahraee, M. ,Consultant for Riverside Community College on a second ATE Grant.

Externally Funded Awards: (6) $90,826

  • Bouktache, E. , M. Fathizadeh. BP WBU Failure Analysis Program, March 1, 2008 – May 14, 2008. Amount: $500.
  • Jiang, K., Bilingual Technical Assistance. UniVerbal Com Inc, $2,352, 2/1/08 – 12/15/08
  • Kamali, R., and Winer, C., CPATH CISE NSF grant, second year of two year grant. $44,000.
  • Lee, J. H.,, Review and Develop Less Disruptive Construction Techniques, Grant Amount $30,000
  • Leser, P., Hammond Urban Enterprise Association , Amount awarded $6,000
  • Mapa, L., RFID Implementation, Central Wire and Steel, Chicago, Amount awarded: $5,724.
  • Peña, J. A., Indiana Campus Compact – Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Grant, Grant Amount $2,250

Internally Funded Awards: (19) $44,090

  • Farook, O., School of Technology Research Award Fall 2008 for “Designing of a Pluggable Electric Vehicle” with Christopher Davila & Jeremiah Delgado. Award amount $750.
  • Farook, O., School of Technology Research Award Fall 2008 for “Solar Rain Collector and Drip Irrigation System” with Trini Quintanilla & Frank Chavez. Award amount $500.
  • Farook, O., Sekhar, C., Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Award Spring 2008 for Miguel Perezchica. Award amount $1500.00.
  • Farook, O., Sekhar, C., undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Spring 2008 for the “Voice/Video Interactive Robot” with Jared Goodall. Award amount $750.00.
  • Farook, O., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “PIC Microcontroller Programming and Testing Board Development and Fabrication” with Julius Najzer. Award amount $750.00.
  • Farook, O., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “Image Capture and Processing Platform” with Christopher Wozniak. Award amount $640.00.
  • Hossain, A., Ahmed, A., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “Electronic Aquarium Manager” with Salah Almazni and Eric Flournoy. Award amount $750.00.
  • Jiang, K., Developing a Method for Comparing Biological Pathways Using High Performance Computing. Northwest Indiana Computing Grid/Department of Energy. One month salary support + two students summer support. $3,000
  • Kamali, R.,New Degree Proposal – Entertainment Visualization and Educational Technology Master Degree $15,000
  • Lee, J. H.,, Construction Bulk Materials Inventory Management and Site Logistics using Radio Frequency Identification and MicroCYCLONE, Grant Amount $3,000
  • Mapa, L., Perosky, E.,Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “Hydrogen Generation & Fuel Cell Integration” project with Christopher Swanson. Award amount $750.00.
  • Mapa, L., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “Hydrogen Generation and Fuel Cell Integration” with Chris Swanson. Award amount $750.00.
  • Mapa, L., School of Technology Research Award Fall 2008 for “Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Sub-Flooring Heating System (Hydronic)” with Derick Roberts & Joseph Braun. Award amount $750.
  • Mapa, L., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Spring 2008 for the “Solar Assisted Geothermal Heating Project” with Mike Konicke & Mike Valpatic. Award amount $1500.00.
  • Rickerson, R., Undergraduate Research Project (UGRP) Award Fall 2008 for the “SAE Baja Drive Train” with Ryan Natzke, Jason Shields, and Michael Trnka. Award amount $2,000.00.
  • Roller, M. A., Northwest Indiana Computing Grid , Avatar Technology, $3,000
  • Whittington, J., Distance Education Mentorship, $5,000 Academic year 2008-2009
  • Whittington, J., Experiential Learning, $3,000 Summer 2008
  • Whittington, J., URGP; Student Derrik Newel Title(s) Hypermedia Technology $700, Semester

Continuing Education Activities (through DEEL): (4) $221,994

  • Gregory, A., Property Surveying – Fall 2008 Semester $7,762
  • Gregory, A., Surveying Law – Spring 2008 Semester $8,832
  • Scachitti, S, Mapa, L. and Rickerson, R.,Hadady Corp. and PUC Lean Six Sigma Educational Partnership. Amount: $70,400
  • Zahraee, M. ,Higley, J.,Fatihzadeh, BP Apprenticeship Training, Amount $135,000.

Sitting on Boards of Professional Societies (Nationally): (6)

  • Gregory, A., Member, Board of Directors Engineering Technology Leadership Institute,
  • Latif, N., Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Journals and Conferences
  • Latif, N., Member, Board of Accreditation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Scachitti, S, MTM Association, Board of Directors
  • Zahraee, M. , Member of Executive Committee of TAC
  • Zahraee, M. , Member of the Executive Committee of ABET Board of Directors
  • Zahraee, M. , National Chair of TAC of ABET until from July 2008 to present

Development contributions (role in securing gifts, gift in kind, etc.): (15) $143,400

  • Bouktache, E., Secured 10 Cisco UC520 Units in support of a newly developed Voice Over IP Telephony. Total amount $40,000.
  • Bouktache, E., Secured 20 Cisco IP Phones for support of same course. Total amount $6,600.
  • Higley, J. B., Air Cylinder and Solenoid: $150 for senior project.
  • Higley, J. B., Raw Material for Mechatronics Lab: $1,100 from Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Glenwood, IL.
  • Higley, J. B., Tool holders and flat steel: $350.
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., PMMI Scholarship funds: $5,000
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., Automation Equipment from Schneider Electric: $22,000 from
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., Conveyors: $30,000 from Dorner Manufacturing, Hartland, WI.
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., Photo Eye: $3,000 from Balluff.
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., Box Labeling Machine: $17,000 from Fox IV Technology.
  • Higley, J. B., Zahraee, M. , Neff, G., Hossain , A., Fathizadeh, M., High-Speed Digital Camera: $7,200, Fastec Imaging, San Diego.
  • Hossain, A., Diversified Systems support to department for board fabrication, $3,500 per year.
  • Liles, S., networking hardware $3,000
  • Winer, C., networking hardware $4,500

New courses developed and delivered (14)

  • ITS 340: Advanced Programming…………………. Jiang, K.
  • ITS 462: Application Integration…………………… Jiang, K.
  • TECH 581: Leadership & Ethics…………………….. Colwell, J.
  • TECH 581: Interpersonal Skills for Leaders…….. Johnson, J.
  • OLS 485: Leading Teams……………………………… Johnson, J.
  • TECH 581: Advanced Const. Oper………………….. Lee, J. H.
  • TECH 581: Highway Const. & Maint……………….. Lee, J. H.
  • TECH 581: Temp Structures In Const………………. Peña, J. A.
  • OLS 472: Seminar in Safety…………………………… Nakayama, S.
  • TECH 581: Optical Networking……………………… Agrawal, J.
  • TECH 581: Adv Printed Circuit Board Design…… Hossain, A.
  • TECH 581: Embedded Linux System Design……. Farook, O.
  • TECH 581: Manufacturability………………………… Higley, J.B.
  • TECH 581: Design of Experiments…………………. Mapa, L.




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