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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

James Rowland

James Rowland

Professor

  • 3020 Eaton Hall
  • 1520 West 15th Street
  • Lawrence, KS 66045-7608

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1966
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1964
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1962

Teaching

  • Control Systems
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Circuits
  • Detection and Estimation

Research

  • Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • Optimal Estimation and Control
  • Radar Detection and Estimation

Affliliations

  • IEEE (Fellow grade)
  • American Society for Engineering Education

Memberships

  • IEEE, Fellow grade, Societies: Control Systems, Education, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma (1971 - present)

Honors

  • IEEE Fellow (1995)
  • IEEE Centennial Medial (1984)
  • Education Society Achievement Award (1986)
  • Frontiers in Education Conference Award (1988)
  • University of Kansas Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award (1993)
  • IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Educator Award (1994)
  • Education Society Meritorious Service Award (2002)
  • Listed in Who's Who in America

Service

  • ABET program evaluator for 22 visits (1986 - 2003)
  • Associate editor for controls education of the IEEE Transactions on Education (2000 - present)
  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee chair (1995 - 1998)
  • IEEE Regional, Technical, and Educational Activity Boards (1980s and 1990s)
  • IEEE Student Branch Counselor (1989 - present)
  • EECS Department Undergraduate, Graduate, and Awards committees

Publications

  • "A Fine-Grid ABET Model for Evaluating Multidisciplinary Teaming Experiences", Proc., 31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Reno, NV, October 10-13, 2001.
  • "General Education Goals Assessment: Implications for Engineering Accreditation", with C. E. Locke, Jr., Proc., ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Norman, OK, September 11-13, 2002.
  • "Multidisciplinary Teaming Model Sensitivity to Curriculum Revisions", Proc., 32rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, MA, November 6-9, 2002.
  • "Engineering Graduate Student Research on Combating Terrorism", Proc., ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Rolla, MO, September 10 to 12, 2003.
  • "Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Improvements", Proc., 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO, November 5-8, 2003.
  • "Narrowing Student Academic Performance Gaps", Proc., 34th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Savannah, GA, October 20-23, 2004.
  • "Streamlined Learning in a Control Systems Course", Proc., 35th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 19-22, 2005.