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 Kevin Pintong
Embedded Systems Engineering Technology Troy Scevers
Software Engineering Technology Phil Howard

Program Directors - Portland-Metro

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology Phong Nguyen
Software Engineering Technology Sherry Yang

Klamath Falls


Todd Breedlove

Todd Breedlove, Professor

 Purvine 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

 Purvine 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

Gary Clark

Gary Clark, Instructor

 Purvine 173

Education

  • BS Computer Software Engineering Technology, Oregon Institute of Technology, 1996

Background

  • Over20 years of experience in industry
  • UNIX System Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Over 10 years of experience as a full-stack web developer

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II
  • Linux Programming
  • Programming Languages

George Drouant

George Drouant, Instructor

 PV173

Education

  • M.S. Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of New Orleans
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
  • M. E. Electrical Engineering, Tulane University
  • B.S. Engineering Science, University of New Orleans
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of New Orleans
  • Research Area: Signal processing of Sperm Whale echolocation clicks

Background

  • Over 25 years industry experience at companies which include Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Engineering, LSU Health Science Center, and Tulane Medical School
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Electrical Engineering  

Courses taught

  • Instrumentation
  • Assembly Language
  • Embedded Sensor Interfacing

Publications

  • “Study of Inhibitory Effects of an Antiangiogenic Somatostatin – Camptothecin Conjugate on Laser Induced Choroidal Neovascularization in Rats,” J. Fuselier, G. Drouant, et al, The Journal Retina, April – May, 2005.
  • “The Effects of Drug Dose and Exposure Time on the Binding, Internalization, and Cytotoxicity of Radiolabeled Somatostatin Analogs.” C. Anthony, E. Woltering, G. Drouant, et al, Journal of Surgical Research, June 1, 2004 ;119(1):1-13.
  • “Growing vascular endothelial cells express somatostatin subtype 2 receptors.” Watson JC, Balster DA, Gebhardt BM, O'Dorisio TM, O'Dorisio MS, Espenan GD, Drouant GJ, Woltering EA. Br J Cancer. 2001 Jul 20; 85(2):266-72.
  • “Antitumor and antiangiogenic effects of somatostatin receptor-targeted in situ radiation with (111)In-DTPA-JIC 2DL.” Gulec SA, Drouant GJ, Fuselier J, Anthony CT, Heneghan J, DelCarpio JB, Coy DH, Murphy WA, Woltering EA. J Surg Res. 2001 May 15;97(2):131-7.
  • “High-dose indium 111In pentetreotide radiotherapy for metastatic atypical carcinoid tumor.” Meyers MO, Anthony LB, McCarthy KE, Drouant G, Maloney TJ, Espanan GD, Woltering EA. South Med J. 2000 Aug;93(8):809-11.
  • “Synthesis and characterization of multiply-tyrosinated, multiply-iodinated somatostatin analogs.” Woltering EA, O'Dorisio MS, Murphy WA, Chen F, Drouant GJ, Espenan GD, Fisher DR, Sharma C, Diaco DS, Maloney TM, Fuselier JA, Nelson JA, O'Dorisio TM, Coy DH. J Pept Res. 1999 Feb;53(2):201-13.
  • “Multiply radioiodinated somatostatin analogs induce receptor-specific cytotoxicity.“Meyers MO, Anthony CT, Coy DH, Murphy WA, Drouant GJ, Fuselier J, Espenan GD, Maloney TJ, Woltering EA. J Surg Res. 1998 May;76(2):154-8.
  • “Computerized Profilometer for the Inspection of Welds.”Badinger MA, Stone FN, Drouant GJ. NASA Tech Briefs, 09/1991.
  • “Bar-Code-Scribing Tool.”Badinger MA, Drouant GJ. NASA Tech Briefs, 04/1991.

Presentations & Abstracts

  • “Comparisons of Whale Lengths in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.” George Drouant, J. Ioup; Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 2018 – New Orleans (Feb. 2018)
  • “Calculating sperm whale lengths in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.” George Drouant, J. Ioup; 174th Meeting Acoustical Society of America – New Orleans, La. (Dec. 2017)
  • “Sperm Whale Sizes Near the BP Oil Spill.” George Drouant, J. Ioup; Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (2017 GOMOSESC) – New Orleans, La. (Feb. 2017)
  • "High Dose 111In-Pentetreotide: Is There Radiolysis?" G. Drouant, J. Nelson, et al; Southwest Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. (1999)

Patents

  • U.S. Patent 6,465,613 - "Hydrophilic Somatostatin Analogs" October 15, 2002. Joseph A. Fuselier, George Drouant, et al.
  • U.S. Patent 8,618,933 – “Monitoring Method and Apparatus Using Asynchronous, One-Way Transmission from Sensor to Base Station” December, 2013. George Drouant, et al.
  • U.S. Patent 8,401,802 – “In Situ Health Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors” March, 2013. George Drouant, et al.

Cecily Heiner

Cecily Heiner, Assistant Professor

 Purvine 177

Education

  • PhD Computer Science, University of Utah 2009
  • Masters Computer Aided Language Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • BS Computer Science, Brigham Young University, 2003

Background

  • 8 years as an Assistant Progressor at Southern Utah University (2011-2019)
  • 2 years as a licensed and endorsed Secondary Computer Science Teacher Grades 7-12 (2009-2011)
  • Summer Intern in Speech Product Group at Microsoft

Courses taught

  • Database Systems and Design

Michael Healy

Michael Healy, Assistant Professor

 Purvine 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, Associate Professor

 Purvine 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

Dr. Douglas Lynn

Dr. Douglas Lynn, Professor

 Purvine 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, Associate Professor

 Purvine 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)

Waseem Sheikh

Waseem Sheikh, Associate Professor

 PV179

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2002
  • B.S. Electronics Engineering, GIK Institute, 2000

Background

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University Northwest, 2013-2018
  • Senior Software Applications Engineer, Landis+Gyr, Lafayette, IN, 2009-2013
  • Software Engineer, GH LLC, Lafatette, IN, 2007-2009

Areas of Research

  • Computer networks
  • Wireless communication
  • Internet of things (IoT)

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II
  • Computer Networks

Publications

  • W. Sheikh, “An intuitive, application-based, simulation-driven approach to teaching probability and random processes,” accepted for publication in International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 2018.
  • W. Sheikh, “A resource-tuned QoS multicast routing protocol,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp. e3570, 2018.
  • W. Sheikh, D. Schleppenbach, and D. Leas, “MathSpeak: a non-ambiguous language for audio rendering of MathML,” International Journal of Learning Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 3-25, 2018.
  • W. Sheikh and A. Ghafoor, “Jitter-minimized reliability-maximized management of networks,” International Journal of Network Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 185-222, May 2011.
  • W. Sheikh and A. Ghafoor, “Optimal bandwidth allocation and data droppage scheme for differentiated services in a wireless network,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp.733-747, June 2010.
  • Z. Ali, W. Sheikh, E. K. P. Chong, and A. Ghafoor, “A scalable call admission control algorithm,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 424-434, 2008.

Troy Scevers

Troy Scevers, Associate Professor

 Purvine 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


Portland-Metro


Pramod Govindan

Pramod Govindan, Instructor

 Wilsonville

Education

  • B. Tech in Electronics and Communication, Govt. Engg. College, Thrissur, India, 1997
  • Masters in "VLSI and Microelectronics", Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2009
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2015

Background

  • Over 9 years of industry experience at companies which include Analog Devices Inc and Ikanos communications
  • Assistant Professor at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology in Kochi, India (2007-2011)
  • Research/Teaching Assisting at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL (2012-2015)
  • Assistant Professor - University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (2015 – 2018)

Courses taught

  • Digital System Design
  • Electronic Circuit Analysis
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Embedded System
  • VLSI Technology
  • CAD for VLSI

Publications

  • P. Govindan, J. Saniie, "Hardware-Software Co-design of 3D Data Compression for Real-time Ultrasonic Imaging Applications ", IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, pp. 564-567, Sep. 3-6, 2014
  • P. Govindan, J. Saniie, “Processing Algorithms for 3D Data Compression of Ultrasonic RF Signals”, IET Signal Processing Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 267-276, 2015.
  • P. Govindan, V. Vasudevan, T. Gonnot, J. Saniie, “Reconfigurable Ultrasonic Testing System Development Using Programmable Analog Front-End and Reconfigurable System-on-Chip Hardware”, Circuits and Systems, vol. 6, pp. 161-171, 2015.
  • P. Govindan, B. Wang, P. Ravi, J. Saniie, "Hardware and software architectures for computationally efficient three-dimensional Ultrasonic Data Compression", IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 54-61, 2016.

Paula Hannan

Paula Hannan, Instructor

 208A, Portland-Metro

Education

  • MS Computer Science, Oregon State University
  • BA Mathematics, Humboldt State University

Background

  • Industry Experience as a Software Developer specializing in C and SQL. Served as a Scrum Master and Release Manager
  • Active in Portland's Agile community via AgilePDX

Courses taught

  • C++ Programming I, II, III
  • Junior Project
  

Phong Nguyen

Phong Nguyen, Assistant Professor

 Wilsonville 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, Professor

 Wilsonville 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.

Professor Emeritus


Randy Albert

Randy Albert, Professor Emeritus

 Purvine 165
Ralph Carestia

Ralph Carestia, Professor Emeritus

 Purvine 192
Claude Kansaku

Claude Kansaku

 Purvine 173

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES, CONTACT:

Jamie Powell, Office Manager

 Purvine 168
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