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BEN CHOI


Associate Professor in Computer Science

Louisiana Tech University

 

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Ben's Computer Evolution & Journey 

 

 

AWARD:

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)

 

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”

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Member since 1982

 

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Member since 1988

         

REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

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

Fly airplanes and helicopters

 

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.

 


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