James M. Conrad

UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC  28223  (704) 687-8597, email: jmconrad@uncc.edu

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

James M. Conrad, Parallel Arc Consistency Algorithms for Pre-processing Constraint Satisfaction Problems, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 1992. Advisor: Dharma P. Agrawal.  Pages 0-20, 21-60, 61-90, 91-110, 111-122, 123, 124-150

Books/Book Chapters

  1. James M. Conrad, An Introduction to Computer Engineering Using the Renesas Sakura Microcontroller Board, ISBN 978-1-935772-92-7, Micriµm Press, Weston, FL, 2014.

  2. James M. Conrad, Advanced Embedded Systems Concepts Using the Renesas RX63N Microcontroller, ISBN 978-1-935772-95-8, Micriµm Press, Weston, FL, 2014.

  3. James M. Conrad, Embedded Systems: An Introduction Using the Renesas RX63N Microcontroller, ISBN 978-1-935772-94-1, Micriµm Press, Weston, FL, 2013.

  4. Alexander G. Dean and James M. Conrad, Creating Fast, Responsive and Energy-efficient Embedded Systems Using the Renesas RL78N Microcontroller, ISBN 978-1-935772-98-9, 388 pages, Micriµm Press, Weston, FL, 2012.

  5. James M. Conrad and Alexander G. Dean, Embedded Systems: An Introduction Using the Renesas RX62N Microcontroller, ISBN 978-1-935772-99-6, 526 pages, Micriµm Press, Weston, FL, 2011.

  6. James M. Conrad and Jonathan W. Mills, "The History and Future of Stiquito, a Hexapod Insectiod Robot," in Artificial Life Models in Hardware, Andy Adamatzky, Editor, Springer: London, 2009. ( Read the Preface and Table of Contents)

  7. James M. Conrad, Stiquito(tm) Controlled!, ISBN0-4714-8882-8, IEEE Computer Society Press/Wiley, 2005.

  8. David A. Andrews, Mitch A. Thornton, James M. Conrad, and Michael D. Glover, "Computer-Aided Engineering and Design," in Advanced Electronic Packaging: With Emphasis On Multi-Chip Modules, editor William D. Brown, ISBN 0-7803-4700-5, IEEE Press: New York, NY, 1999.

  9. James M. Conrad and Jonathan W. Mills, Stiquito(tm) for Beginners: An introduction to Robotics, ISBN 0-8186-7514-4, 168 pages, IEEE Computer Society Press/Wiley, 1999.

  10. James M. Conrad and Jonathan W. Mills, Stiquito(tm): Advanced Experiments with a Simple and Inexpensive Robot, ISBN 0-8186-7408-3, 328 pages, IEEE Computer Society Press/Wiley, 1997.

Refereed Journal/Magazine Articles

  1. Ian C. Binns, Drew Polly, James M. Conrad, and Bob Algozzine, “Student perceptions of a summer ventures in science and mathematics camp experience”, School Science and Mathematics (accepted August 30, 2016).

  2. Ivan Howitt, Wayne Manges, Teja Kuruganti, Glenn Allgood, Jose Gutierrez, James M. Conrad, "Wireless Industrial Sensor Networks:  Framework for QoS Assessment and QoS Management," Transactions of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA), pp. 347-359, vol. 45, no. 3, July 2006.

  3. James M. Conrad and Ivan Howitt, "Introducing Students to Communications Concepts Using Optical and Low-Power Wireless Devices," invited paper to the journal Elektrik:  Special Issue on Electrical and Computer Engineering Education in the 21st Century:  Issues, Perspectives and Challenges, vol. 14, no. 1, March 2006.

  4. James M. Conrad, "Stiquito for Robotics and Embedded Systems Education," IEEE Computer Magazine, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 77-81, June 2005.

  5. Scott Vu and James M. Conrad, "Racebot: A Two-Degree-of-Freedom Stiquito Robot," Circuit Cellar Ink, pp. 48-53, Issue 141, April 2002.

  6. James M. Conrad and Serge Caron, "A Simple Circuit to Make Stiquito Walk on Its Own Effectively," Robot Science and Technology Magazine, pp.14-19, Issue 8, Feb./Mar. 2001.

  7. James M. Conrad and Mark van Dijk, "BeamStiquito," Circuit Cellar Ink, pp. 10-12, Issue 120, July 2000.

  8. James M. Conrad and Jonathan W. Mills, "A PC-Based Controller for the Stiquito Robot," Circuit Cellar Ink, pp. 18-22, Issue 108, July 1999.

  9. James M. Conrad and Wayne Brown, "Building an Inexpensive Insectoid Robot: Propulsion using Nitinol Wire," Robot Science and Technology Magazine, pp. 12-19, January 1999.

  10. James M. Conrad and Dharma P. Agrawal, "Asynchronous Parallel Arc Consistency Algorithms on a Distributed Memory Machine," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 27-40, January 1995.

  11. James M. Conrad and Dharma P. Agrawal, "Simulation of Generic Multiprocessor Configurations for Asynchronous Algorithms," International Journal in Computer Simulation, Special Issue on Multiprocessor Networks, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 147-164, 1993.

Conference Articles

  1. James M. Conrad, Mary Ellen Randall, Percy Shadwell, Gregg Vaughn, and Grayson Randall, hyperlink icon“Development and Deployment of the IEEE MOVE Emergency Relief Vehicle”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA, October 2016.

  2. Grayson Randall, James M. Conrad, Gregg Vaughn, Mary Ellen Randall, and Percy Shadwell, hyperlink icon“Technical Capabilities of the IEEE MOVE Emergency Relief Vehicle”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA, October 2016.

  3. Sam L. Shue and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon “Reducing the Effect of Signal Multipath Fading in RSSI-Distance Estimation using Kalman Filters”, Proceedings of the 2016 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Pasadena, CA, April 2016. Best Paper Award.

  4. Balasubramaniyan Chandrasekaran and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon “Sensor Fusion Using a Selective Sensor Framework to Achieve Decision and Task Execution”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, April 2016.

  5. Tyler C. Major, Kona Pranay Shekhar, James M. Conrad, and Thomas P. Weldon, hyperlink icon“Simulation and Measurement of an Internet of Things Implementation of a Programmable Digital Inductor”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, April 2016.

  6. Gautam Anand Korikar, Sanjay Krishna Katragadda, Sandesh Kesarla, James M. Conrad and Aidan F. Browne, hyperlink icon“A Survey on Robot Localization in Extraterrestrial Environments”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, April 2016.

  7. Balaji Masanamuthu Chinnathurai, Ramkrishna Sivakumar, Sushuruth Sadagopan, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon“Design and Implementation of a Semi-Autonomous Waste Segregation Robot”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon, Norfolk, VA, April 2016.

  8. James M. Conrad, Margaret S. Harkins, D. Bruce Taylor, Jonathan Mayhorn, and Jeff Raquet, “Prospect for Success in Engineering: Assessing Freshmen Curriculum Engagement,” Proceedings of the Seventh Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference, Blacksburg, VA, pp. M4C-1 – 6, August 2015.

  9. Nabila BouSaba and James M. Conrad, "Promoting Entrepreneurial Skills through Senior Design Projects," Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

  10. Balasubramaniyan Chandrasekaran and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Human-Robot Collaboration: A Survey", Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2015.

  11. Tanmay U. Sane, Samuel L. Shue, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Implementation of Dynamic Source Routing using 802.15.4 on XBee Series 1 Modules", Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2015.

  12. Tyler C. Major, Benjamin B. Rhoades, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Novel and Affordable Robot Kit for Completion of the Requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Robotics Merit Badge", Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2015.

  13. Pranay Shekhar Kona, Prasad V. Iyengar, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Algorithm-Based, Single Axis Rotation of a Solar Panel Apparatus for Low Power Devices", Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2015.

  14. Samuel L. Shue and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Development of a Portable XBee C Library and RSSI Triangulation Localization Framework," Proceedings of the 2014 11th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET-CNS), Charlotte, NC, pp. 125-128, December 2014.

  15. Audrow J. Nash, Terrill E. Massey, Christopher J. Wesley, Saketh Simha Kosanam, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Towards Establishing and Maintaining Autonomous Quadrotor Formations," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Vienna, Austria, September 2014.

  16. Nabila BouSaba, Jean Coco, James M. Conrad, Robert Cox, and Mehdi Miri, "Improving Oral Presentation in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: A Four Course Study," Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

  17. Nabila BouSaba and James M. Conrad, "Recent Graduates’ Perspectives on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Creation of a New Entrepreneurship Course," Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

  18. Adam C. Harris and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"Utilizing Middleware to Interface with the Simulation Environment for Autonomous Robots," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014.

  19. Joshua R. Henderson, James M. Conrad, and Craig Pavlich, hyperlink icon "Using a CAN Bus for Control of an All-Terrain Vehicle," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014.

  20. Sultana Alimi, Samuel Shue, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Design and Implementation of an Open-Source Wireless Sensor Network Development Platform," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014. Best Paper Award.

  21. Audrow J. Nash, Cory M. Engel, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Establishing and Maintaining Formations of Mini Quadrotors," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014.

  22. Tyler C. Major and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"A Survey of Brain Computer Interfaces and Their Applications," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014.

  23. Keith B. Hunter, James M. Conrad, and Andrew R. Willis, hyperlink icon "Visible Light Communication Using a Digital Camera and an LED Flashlight," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE SoutheastCon, Lexington, KY, March 2014.

  24. Adam C. Harris and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Improving and Designing Sensors for the Simulation Environment for Autonomous Robots (SEAR)," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon, Jacksonville, FL, March 2013.

  25. Anthony Harris, Jason Anderson, James M. Conrad, Robert Cox, Asis Nasipuri, hyperlink icon "Internal Characterization of Alkaline Batteries Using Impedance Spectroscopy for Parameter Identification," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon, Jacksonville, FL, March 2013.

  26. Samuel L. Shue and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Robotic Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon, Jacksonville, FL, March 2013.

  27. Gopinath Shanmuga Sundaram, Bhanuprasad Patibandala, Harish Santhanam, Sindhura Gaddam, Vamsi Krishna Alla, Gautham Ravi Prakash, Shiva Chaitanya Vishwakarma Chandracha, Sindhu Boppana and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Bluetooth Communication using a Touchscreen Interface with the Raspberry Pi," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon, Jacksonville, FL, March 2013.

  28. Peter Schmidt and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Capstone 101: A Framework for Implementation of an ABET-Compliant Capstone Sequence," Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Conference, San Antonio, June 2012.

  29. Anthony Harris, Jacob Davis, Jessica Meeks, Tracie Monfort and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Concept for a Pipe-Traversing Robot," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  30. Vikram S. Gill, Adam C. Harris, Suraj G. Swami and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Design, Development and Validation of Sensors for a Simulation Environment for Autonomous Robots," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  31. Paul Infant Teenu Mohan Das, Suraj Swami and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "An Algorithm for Landing a Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle on an Oscillating Surface," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  32. Shweta Gupte, Paul Infant Teenu Mohan Das and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Survey of Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  33. Alex Cortner, James M. Conrad, and Nabila A. BouSaba, hyperlink icon "Autonomous All-Terrain Vehicle Steering," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  34. Samuel L. Shue, Claude Hargrove and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Low cost semi-autonomous sentry robot," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE SoutheastCon, Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  35. Nabila BouSaba, Claude Hargrove and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Keys to Success in the IEEE Hardware Competition," Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2011.

  36. Aswin Ramakrishnan and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"Analysis of Floating Point Operations in Microcontrollers," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE SoutheastCon, Nashville, TN, pp. 97-100, March 2011.

  37. Adam C. Harris and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"Survey of Popular Robotics Simulators, Frameworks, and Toolkits," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE SoutheastCon, Nashville, TN, pp. 243-249, March 2011.

  38. Sunil Kumar Gurram and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"Implementation of CAN bus in an autonomous All-Terrain Vehicle," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE SoutheastCon, Nashville, TN, pp. 250-254, March 2011.

  39. Onkar N. Raut, James M. Conrad, and Andrew Willis, hyperlink icon"Survey of Recognition of Arabic Scripts for Indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Classical Methods for Pattern Recognition," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE SoutheastCon, Nashville, TN, pp. 255-259, March 2011.

  40. Asis Nasipuri, Robert Cox, James M. Conrad, Luke Van der Zel, Bienvenido Rodriguez, Ralph McKosky, and Joseph Graziano, hyperlink icon"Design Considerations for a Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring," The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues In Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp 2010), Denver, Co, October 2010

  41. James M. Conrad, pdf icon "NASA Senior Design: Systems Engineering and Reusable Avionics," Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  42. Benjamin Levine, Ivan Howitt, and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Embedded Wireless Networks Laboratory Instruction," Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  43. Nabila BouSaba, James M. Conrad, G. Bruce Gehrig, Daniel Hoch, William Heybruck, Martin Kane, Peter Schmidt, and Deborah Sharer, pdf icon "Successes of an Early Conceptual Design Presentation for Senior Design Projects," Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  44. Peter Schmidt, Deborah Sharer Nabila BouSaba, Daniel Hoch, James M. Conrad, G. Bruce Gehrig, and Steve Patterson, pdf icon "A Simplified Documentation Control System for use with a Capstone Senior Design Program," Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  45. Jiang Guo, Jose M. Macias, James M. Conrad, Jimmy Hoo, Rony Velasquez, Maxim Fastovsky, and SaeRom Hong pdf icon "NASA Senior Design: Mission Assurance Management Environment," Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  46. Deborah Sharer, Nabila BouSaba, James M. Conrad, G. Bruce Gehrig, Daniel Hoch, William Heybruck, Martin Kane, and Peter Schmidt, pdf icon "Implementation of a Capstone Senior Design Program Using Open Source Course Management Software," Proceedings of the 2010 Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2010.

  47. Adam Harris and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Hybrid Control of a Simple Walking Autonomous Robot," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 420-423, March 2010.

  48. Kristen Reband, Melinda Dees, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Robot Muscles in a Subzero Temperature Environment," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 73-76, March 2010

  49. Sami M. Lasassmeh and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 242-245, March 2010.

  50. Suraj G. Swami, Onkar N. Raut, Ipsita Acharya, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Wireless Quiz System using Low Power Microcontrollers," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 21-24,March 2010.

  51. Kailash Toshniwal and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Web-based Sensor Monitoring System on a Linux-based Single Board Computer Platform," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 371-374, March 2010.

  52. Richard A. McKinney, Malcolm J. Zapata, James M. Conrad, Thomas W. Meiswinkel, Siddharth Ahuja, hyperlink icon "Components of an Autonomous All-terrain Vehicle," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 416-419, March 2010.

  53. Rohit Kale, Nripendra Singh, Hadi Alasti, Asis Nasipuri, Robert Cox, James M. Conrad, Luke Van der Zel, Bienvenido Rodriguez, Ralph McKosky, and Joseph Graziano, hyperlink icon "Design and Implementation of a Wireless Node for Advanced Sensor Processing and Network Integration," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 390-393, March 2010.

  54. Asis Nasipuri, Hadi Alasti, Priya Puthran, Robert Cox, James M. Conrad, Luke Van der Zel, Bienvenido Rodriguez, Ralph McKosky, and Joseph Graziano, hyperlink icon "Vibration Sensing for Equipment’s Health Monitoring in Power Substations Using Wireless Sensors," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 268-271, March 2010.

  55. Zhe Dang, Ivan Howitt, Richard McKinney, James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "First and Second Order Statistics Analysis for the RSS Measurement in an Indoor Environment," Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE SoutheastCon, Charlotte, NC, pp. 298-301, March 2010.

  56. Andrew Willis, Malcolm Zapata and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Linear Methods for Calibrating LIDAR-and-Camera Systems," Proceedings of 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Kensington, London, UK, pp. 577-579, September 2009.

  57. Sharayu Ghangrekar and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Modeling and Simulating a Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm for an Autonomous Robotic Vehicle," Proceedings of 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Kensington, London, UK, pp. 580-582, September 2009.

  58. James M. Conrad, Nabila BouSaba, Daniel Hoch, William Heybruck, Peter Schmidt, and Deborah Sharer, pdf icon "Assessing Senior Design Project Deliverables," Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

  59. Peter Schmidt, James M. Conrad, Daniel Hoch, William Heybruck, Martin Kane, Deborah Sharer, and Linda Thurman, pdf icon "Student Evaluations of Sponsor Interaction in a Capstone Interdisciplinary Senior Design Program," Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

  60. G. Bruce Gehrig, Lyndon Abrams, Deborah Bosley, James M. Conrad, and Stephen Kuyath, pdf icon "The TECT Workshop: Raising High School Teachers and Guidance Counselor Self-Efficacy in Counseling Students about Engineering Careers and Majors," Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

  61. Jesse Bikman, Thomas Meiswinkel, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "An Implementation of a Color Following System using the CMUcam3," Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE SoutheastCon, Atlanta, GA, March 2009, pp. 30-33.

  62. James M. Conrad, Daniel Hoch, William Heybruck, Peter Schmidt, Martin Kane, Linda Thurman, and Frank Skinner, pdf icon "Working with Industry Sponsors in a Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program," Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

  63. Andrew Willis and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Senior Design Project: A Robotic System Using Stereoscopic Cameras for Navigation," Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

  64. Andrew Willis and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Design of Intelligent Spacecraft: An Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Course," Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

  65. Jerry J. Zacharias, Malcolm Zapata, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon"Environment Monitoring with Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Huntsville, AL, April 2008, pp. 21-26.

  66. Malcolm J. Zapata, William J. Haynes, Nicholas Kannen, Megan Sullivan, and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "An Autonomous Vehicle for Space Exploration," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Huntsville, AL, April 2008, pp. 15-20.

  67. Sravanthi Chalasani and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Survey of Energy Harvesting Sources," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Huntsville, AL, April 2008, pp. 442-447.

  68. Gajendra Singh and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Easy-to-Use Communication Interfaces for Data Acquisition," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Huntsville, AL, April 2008, pp. 111-116.

  69. Bruce Gehrig, Lyndon Abrams, Deborah Bosley, James M. Conrad, and Steven Kuyath, hyperlink icon “Addressing the Demand for Engineers by Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers,” Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Meeting the Growing Demand for Engineers and Their Educators 2010-2020 International Summit, Munich, Germany, November 2007.

  70. James M. Conrad, Daniel Hoch, and Frank Skinner, pdf icon "Student Deliverables and Instruction for a Senior Design Program Course," Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2007.

  71. Yesim Sireli, James M. Conrad, Martin Kane, and Frank Skinner pdf icon "Contribution of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Concepts to Engineering Design," Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2007.

  72. Bruce Gehrig, Lyndon Abrams, Deborah Bosley, James M. Conrad, and Steven Kuyath, pdf icon "Expanding Engineering Diversity by Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers," Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2007.

  73. Sonia Thakur and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "An Embedded Linux Platform to Collect, Analyze and Store Critical Data for the Navigation of an Autonomous Vehicle," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Richmond, VA, March 2007, pp. 237-242.

  74. Brian Newberry and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Data Logging Solution for Digital Signal Processors," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Richmond, VA, March 2007, pp. 247-252.

  75. Jerry Zacharias and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Survey of Digital Signal Processing Education," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Richmond, VA, March 2007, pp. 322-327.

  76. Venkat Dronamraju, Gurunath Athalye and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Stepper Motor and Serial Communication Interface Daughter Board for Educational Use," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Richmond, VA, March 2007, pp. 328-332.

  77. Chaitanya Misal and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Designing a pH Data Acquisition and Logging Device using an Inexpensive Microcontroller," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Richmond, VA, March 2007, pp. 217-220.

  78. James M. Conrad and Ivan Howitt, pdf icon "Introducing Project Management Skills to Students Conducting Research," Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Engineering Education, San Juan, PR, July 2006, pp. T4D-21 to 25.

  79. Ishfan Vakil and James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Embedded Systems Communication Board for Education and Research," Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Engineering Education, San Juan, PR, July 2006, pp. T3G-25 to 29.

  80. James M. Conrad, pdf icon "Determining How to Teach Project Management Concepts to Engineers," Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Conference, June 2006.

  81. Ishfan Vakil and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "Design of a Data Communications Hub for use in Research and Education," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Memphis, TN, pp. 98-103, March 2006.

  82. Gurudat Mysore, Brian Newberry and James M. Conrad, hyperlink icon "A Microcontroller-Based Bed-of-Nails Test Fixture to Program and Test Small Printed Circuit Boards," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Memphis, TN, pp. 104-107, March 2006.

  83. Ivan Howitt, Rogelio Neto, Jing Wang, and James M. Conrad, "Extended Energy Model for the Low Rate WPAN," Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, Washington DC, November 2005.

  84. James M. Conrad and Yesim Sireli, "Learning Project Management Skills in Senior Design Courses," Proceedings of the 2005 Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2005.

  85. James M. Conrad, Sami Lasassmeh, Ishvan Vakil, and Benjamin Levine, "Teaching Optical Communications Concepts in Embedded Systems Courses," Proceedings of the 2005 Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2005.

  86. Andrew McClain and James M. Conrad, "Software Design of the Stiquito Micro Robot," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, pp. 143-147, April 2005.

  87. Gajendra Singh and James M. Conrad, “Introducing Students to Ultrasonics and its Application in Robotics,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE SoutheastCon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, p.687, April 2005. (Abstract only)

  88. James M. Conrad, "A Very Inexpensive Robot and Microcontroller Board based on the MSP430 for use in the Classroom," Texas Instruments Developers Conference, Houston, TX, February, 2005.

  89. James M. Conrad, “Introducing Students to the Concept of Embedded Systems,” Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Engineering Education, Gainesville, FL, October 2004.

  90. James M. Conrad and Ivan Howitt, “Software and Hardware Tools for Teaching Communications Concepts and Introducing Students to Low-Power Wireless Communications,” Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Engineering Education, Gainesville, FL, October 2004.

  91. James M. Conrad, Deborah Plummer, Jan Bailey, Mike Williams, Richard Thayer and Ted Lewis, " Authoring A Professional Book," Proceedings of the 2003 Frontiers in Education Conference, Boulder, CO, November 2003, p. F1G-1.

  92. James M. Conrad, "A Hands-On Approach For K-12: Getting Industry Involved," Proceedings of the 2002 Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, MA, November 2002, pp F2C-1 to 4.

  93. James M. Conrad, "Stuffing More Learning into the Computer Engineering Curriculum Bag: Capstone Course Preparation," Proceedings of the 2002 Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, MA, November 2002, pp F3D-20 to 23.

  94. James M. Conrad and Santosh Kolenchery, "Wireless Phones, GPS and Data Applications" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference On Information Systems Analysis And Synthesis (ISAS 2000), Orlando, FL, Vol. VII, pp 74-79, July 2000.

  95. James M. Conrad,, Mark Baldwin, Sean Curran, and Larry Martin, "Using a New Software Product Development Process for a Code Reuse Project," Proceedings of the 1999 Engineering of Computer-Based Systems Conference, Nashville, TN, pp. 34-40, March 1999.

  96. James M. Conrad and James J. Brickley, "Using Stiquito in an Introduction to Engineering Skills and Design Course," Proceedings of the 1997 Frontiers in Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 1212-1214, November 1997.

  97. Xuyang Li, Azhar Maqsood, and James M. Conrad, "Parallel Implementations of Direct Solvers for Sparse Systems of Linear Equations on a PVM System and a nCUBE Machine," Proceedings of the 1996 Arkansas Computer Conference, Sercy, AR, pp. 52-63, March 1996.

  98. James M. Conrad and Venkateswara R. Chitturi, "Success of an Institute on Engineering and Technology Institute for Secondary School Teachers," Proceedings of the 1995 Frontiers in Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 4d5.2-6, November 1995.

  99. James M. Conrad, "Learning Computer Hardware Design Using Computer Aided Design Tools," Proceedings of the 1995 Frontiers in Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 4d2.9-12, November 1995.

  100. James M. Conrad, "Architecture-Specific Algorithms for a Parallel Programming Course," Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshop, August 1995.

  101. Arthur Hennessey and James M. Conrad, "Parallel Solutions to Geographic Information Systems Applications," Proceedings of the Arkansas Computer Conference, Conway, AR, pp. 15-19, March 1995.

  102. Kolluru Srinivas and James M. Conrad, "A Parallel Forward-Checking Algorithm for Distributed Memory Multicomputers," Proceedings of the Arkansas Computer Conference, Conway, AR, pp. 62-66, March 1995.

  103. James M. Conrad, " A Senior-Level Computer Hardware Organization Course: Designing a Single Board Computer," Proceedings of the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education, Raleigh, NC, January 1995.

  104. James M. Conrad, "Introduction to Engineering Concepts for Middle, Junior High, and High School Teachers," Proceedings of the 1994 Frontiers in Education Conference, Educating Engineers For World Competition, San Jose, CA, pp. 250-252, November 1994.

  105. Susan A. Mengel and James M. Conrad, "Motorola 68000 Family Simulators in Education," Proceedings of the 1994 Frontiers in Education Conference, Educating Engineers For World Competition, San Jose, CA, pp. 106-110, November 1994.

  106. James M. Conrad and Jonathan W. Mills, "Inexpensive Technology Lab Exercises for Grades 6-9," Proceedings of the 1994 Frontiers in Education Conference, Educating Engineers For World Competition, San Jose, CA, pp. 218-222, November 1994.

  107. James M. Conrad, "A Computer Hardware Organization Course with an FPGA Lab Exercise," Proceedings of the Workshop on Designing Microelectronic Systems Using FPGAs, San Jose, CA, November 1994.

  108. James M. Conrad and Jerry Mathew, "A Backjumping Search Algorithm for a Distributed Memory Multicomputer," Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Parallel Processing, St. Charles, IL, pp. 243-246, August 1994.

  109. Kenneth L. Rusnok, Martin S. Lavine, and James M. Conrad, "Freedom '93: A Portable Speech Device," Proceedings of the 1994 Symposium on Applied Computing, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 556-560, March 1994.

  110. James M. Conrad, David L. Andrews, Darlene Butler, William Casady, Maria Coleman, and Matthew Gordon, "Introduction to Engineering Concepts for High School Teachers and Students," Proceedings of the 1993 Frontiers in Education Conference, Engineering Education: Renewing America's Technology, Washington D.C., pp. 688-693, November 1993.

  111. Jerry Mathew, James M. Conrad, and Daniel J. Berleant, Word Sense Disambiguation by "Constraint Satisfaction - A Feasibility Study," Proceedings of the Arkansas Computer Conference, Little Rock, AR, pp. 74-79, October 1993.

  112. David L. Andrews, James M. Conrad, Leonard Schaper, Susan A. Mengel, and Daniel J. Berleant, "Design of a High Speed MIMD Distributed Processor Node Using MCM Technology," Proceedings of the 1993 International Electronics Packaging Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 132-139, September 1993.

  113. James M. Conrad, "Parallel Arc Consistency Algorithms for Pre-processing Constraint Satisfaction Problems," SIGART Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 1, page 39, January 1993.

  114. James M. Conrad and Dharma P. Agrawal, "A Graph Partitioning-based Load Balancing Strategy for a Distributed Memory Machine," Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Parallel Processing, St. Charles, IL, Vol. II, pp. 74-81, August 1992.

  115. James M. Conrad and Dharma P. Agrawal, "Distributed, Scaleable, and Static Parallel Arc Consistency Algorithms on Private Memory Machines," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 442-449, June 1992.

  116. Michael Teague, James M. Conrad, and Dharma P. Agrawal, "An Innovative Model of Generic Multiprocessors Using Simulators," Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Conference on Simulation and Modeling, Pittsburgh, PA, Part 3, May 1992.

  117. James M. Conrad, Dharma P. Agrawal, and Dennis R. Bahler, "Scaleable Static Parallel Arc Consistency Algorithms for Shared Memory Computers," Proceedings of the Sixth International Parallel Processing Symposium, Beverly Hills, CA, pp. 242-249, March 1992.

  118. James M. Conrad, Dennis R. Bahler and James A. Bowen, "Static Parallel Arc Consistency in Constraint Satisfaction," Proceedings of the 1991 International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, Charlotte, NC, pp. 500-509, October 1991.

  119. James M. Conrad and Dharma P. Agrawal, "Performance of an Asynchronous Parallel Algorithm on a Generic Multiprocessor Simulator," Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Conference on Simulation and Modeling, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 1290-1297, May 1991.



Inventions

  1. Provisional Patent Application, 61/568,373, Robotic Device for Pipe Traversal, filed December 12, 2011.

  2. Provisional Patent Application, 61/568,363, Inflatable Linear Motion for Robotics, filed December 12, 2011.

  3. US Patent D591,186, Biometric Fingerprint Recognition Home Security System Alarm Panel, issued April 28, 2009.

  4. Single-piece plastic molded Stiquito Body, Copyright 1997.

  5. Single-piece plastic molded Stiquito Controller, Copyright 1997.

  6. PC Parallel Port Controller Board, Copyright 1999.

  7. Analog Controller Board, Copyright 1999.

  8. Robotic Microprocessor Board, Copyright 2003

 

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