Meet the CSET Faculty

The CSET faculty are dedicated, experienced professionals committed to your success inside and outside the classroom. They provide academic advising and personal program/career planning goals.

 
 

Department Chair

Todd Breedlove

Program Directors - Klamath Falls

Computer Engineering Technology Claude Kansaku
Embedded Systems Engineering Technology Troy Scevers
Software Engineering Technology Phil Howard

Program Directors - Wilsonville

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology Phong Nguyen
Software Engineering Technology Sherry Yang

Klamath Falls


Todd Breedlove

Todd Breedlove, Professor

OfficePurvine 164

Education

M.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Southern Oregon University, 1999

Background

Over 20 years of service at Oregon Institute of Technology, began as Instructor
  • 11 years as Software Engineering Technology Program Director

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II
  • Data Structures
  • Object Oriented Programming with C++
  • Software Junior Project

Publications

Co-Authored:
  • C++: Learn by Doing (December 2016)
  • C++ An Active Learning Approach. Jones and Bartlett (2009)

Calvin Caldwell

Calvin Caldwell, Professor

OfficePurvine 191

Education

M.S. Computer Science, California State University Chico, 1987

Background

  • Over 31 years of service to Oregon Institute of Technology
  • CEO of Caldwell Consulting from 1995 to present

Courses taught

  • Compilers
  • Grammars
  • Object Oriented Programming with C++
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Software Senior Project sequence
  • Software Testing

Jesse Chaney

Jesse Chaney, Assistant Professor

OfficePurvine 167

Education

M.S. Computer Science, Rice University, 1987

Background

Over 14 years of engineering experience at companies which include HP, ASC, and Coelo Company of Design

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II
  • Unix

Michael Healy

Michael Healy, Assistant Professor

OfficePurvine 185

Education

  • M.S. Business Administration, University of New Mexico, 1998
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering (cum laude), Northeastern University, 1992

Background

  • Over 25 years of industry experience at companies which include Jeld-Wen, Lockheed Martin, and Swanson Group Mfg.
  • U.S. Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer, Radar Systems (1982-1987)

Courses taught

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Organization
  • Digital Logic I
  • Embedded Junior Project
  • Instrumentation

Dr. Philip Howard

Dr. Philip Howard, Assistant Professor

OfficePurvine 165

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, Portland State, 2012

Background

  • 20 years of engineering experience at companies which include Hughes Aircraft, Intel, Diamond Multimedia, and Sharp Microelectronics Technology
  • Visiting Professor at WV University Institute of Technology (2013)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Puget Sound (2012)

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I
  • Compiler Methods
  • Computer Networks
  • Concepts of Programming Languages
  • Data Structures
  • Database Systems
  • Introduction to Grammars
  • Operating Systems
  • UNIX
  • Web Development

Publications

  • "Relativistic Red-Black Trees"; Philip W. Howard, Jonathan Walpole; Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience; wileyonlinelibrary.com DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3157; Sept. 2013.
  • "A Case for Relativistic Programming"; Philip W. Howard, Jonathan Walpole; Proceedings of the 1st ACM conference on Relaxing Synchronization for Muticore and Manycore Scalability, RACES’12, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2012

Claude Kansaku

Claude Kansaku, Professor

OfficePurvine 173

Education

M.S. Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1986

Background

  • Over 14 years of engineering experience at companies which include Hughes Aircraft and Nortel
  • Sabbaticals at IGT, Hewlett Packard in 2000 and 2007
  • U.S. Patent 6,252,334, Theodore W. Nye, Allen J. Bronowicki, Richard E. Wyse, George R. Dvorsky, Nicholas R. Steffen, and Claude I. Kansaku, "Digital control of smart structures," Assigned to TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA, June 2001

Courses taught

  • AC Circuits
  • Assembly Language
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Organization
  • Embedded Sensor I/O
  • Microprocessors

Publications

  • Fischer, J. and Kansaku, C., "Supplemental Instruction in Mathematics within a Mathematics/Software Engineering Co-Development Project to Dynamically Predict High-Altitude Balloon Paths," Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2011
  • Fischer, J. and Kansaku, C., "An Applied Mathematics/Software Engineering Co-Development Project to Dynamically Predict High-Altitude Balloon Position Using Quasi Real-Time Data," Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Zone IV Conference, Reno, NV, March 2010

Allan Lowe

Allan Lowe, Instructor

OfficePurvine 182

Dr. Douglas Lynn

Dr. Douglas Lynn, Professor

OfficePurvine 183

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1988

Background

  • Over 21 years of service to Oregon Institute of Technology, began as Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor at University of Idaho (1989-1996)
  • Assistant Professor Brigham Young University (1988-1989)
  • Co-inventor, Adaptive Noise Suppressor, October 10, 1985, Patent 4,658,426

Courses taught

  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Assembly Language
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Embedded System Architecture
  • Intermediate Computer Architecture
  • Microcontrollers
  • Microprocessor Peripheral Interfacing

Projects

Design of updated development kits and laboratory for various courses

Kevin Pintong

Kevin Pintong, Assistant Professor

OfficePurvine 171

Education

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Binghamton University, 2012
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University
    Research area: Security in embedded systems and power side channel analysis protection

Background

  • Systems Engineer II at BAE Systems (2012-2014)
  • Instructor at Binghamton University

Courses taught

  • Digital Logic I, II
  • Digital System Design I, II
  • Embedded Security
  • Senior Project sequence

Projects

Design of updated development kits and laboratory for various courses

Publications

  • Pintong, K and Summerville, D Transitioning a lab-based course to an online format. ASEE Annual Conference 2011. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Pintong, K and Summerville, D Transitioning a lab-based course to an online format: Strategies for Success. ASEE Annual Conference 2012. Houston, Texas
  • Pintong, K and Hogen, A. Developing custom hardware to teach digital design courses: Added value or added headache? (Proposed paper, 2016)

Troy Scevers

Troy Scevers, Assistant Professor

OfficePurvine 189

Education

M.S. Computer Engineering Technology, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2002

Background

  • Senior Design Engineer at Advantest America (1999-2001)
  • Senior Software Design Engineer Cadence Design Systems (2001-2003)
  • Embedded Linux Conference (2016)

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II
  • Embedded C
  • Embedded Networking
  • Embedded Testing
  • Real-time operating systems
  • System on a Chip Design

Professor Emeritus


Randy Albert

Randy Albert, Professor Emeritus

OfficePurvine 165
Ralph Carestia

Ralph Carestia, Professor Emeritus

OfficePurvine 192

Wilsonville


Lucas Cordova

Lucas Cordova, Assistant Professor

OfficeWilsonville

Education

  • M.S. Software Development & Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Pursuing Ph.D. from North Dakota State University

Background

  • Over 11 years of industry experience at companies which include SAIF and HP
  • Associate Dean and Professor at Independence University (2014-2016)

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I
  • Data Structures
  • Database Systems and Design
  • Junior Project
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Testing

Phong Nguyen

Phong Nguyen, Assistant Professor

OfficeWilsonville 214

Education

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Naval Post-Graduate School, 2003

Background

  • Over 15 years of service at Oregon Institute of Technology as professor
  • Industry experience at companies which include Xilinx and Lockheed Martin
  • 11 years as Engineering Duty Officer in U.S. Navy

Courses taught

  • Computer Organization
  • Digital Logic I, II
  • Digital Systems Design I
  • Embedded C
  • Embedded Security
  • Embedded Sensor I/O
  • Junior Project

Dr. Sherry Yang

Dr. Sherry Yang, Associate Professor

OfficeWilsonville 213

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, Oregon State University, 1997

Background

  • Nine years of engineering experience at companies which include Tektronix, HP, and Solution Logic
  • Member, American Association of University Women

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming
  • Effective C++ and STL
  • GUI Programming
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Grammars
  • Software Senior Project

Publications

  • "Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right? Ways Explanations Impact End Users' Mental Models", Todd Kulesza, Simone Stumpf, Margaret Burnett, Sherry Yang, Irwin Kwan, Weng-Keen Wong, IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, San Jose, CA, September 2013.
  • "End-User Programmers in Trouble: Can the Idea Garden Help Them to Help Themselves?", Jill Cao, Irwin Kwan,Faezah Bahmani, Margaret Burnett, Scott Fleming, Josh Jordahl, Amber Horvath, Sherry Yang, IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, San Jose, CA, September 2013.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES, CONTACT:

Donna Heryford, Office Specialist 2

OfficePurvine 168
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