James L. Schwing -- Curriculum Vita

Chair
Department of Computer Science
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 963-1432
FAX: (509) 963-1449
email: schwing@cwu.edu
Citizenship: U.S.A.


Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts - B.S. Mathematics (May 1970)
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - Ph.D. Mathematics (December 1976)

Experience

  • Summer 1973: Research Associate, Argonne National Labs
  • 1974 - 1976: Research Fellow, University of Utah
  • 1976 - 1979: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1979 - 1982: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1983 - 1993: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1984 - 1986: Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1979 - 1984, 1986 - 1998: Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1994 - 1998: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
  • 1998 - present: Chair, Department of Computer Science, Central Washington University

Current Research Focus

  • The use of algebraic, relational approaches for geospatial feature correlation.
  • The design and application of biologically inspired algorithms on various models of distributed computation.
  • The development and analysis of a task-driven framework for characterizing the quality of conflated data relative to a given problem by addressing mathematical issues. Issues considered include: growing geospatial data from multiple sources, a variety of techniques for data generation, a variety of requested data combinations, and emerging data types. Briefly the approach is task-driven includes the development of task-specific measures, the use of a task-driven conflation agent, and the identification of task-related default parameters.
  • User interface design and the integration of multidisciplinary application and analysis programs. This work allows the user to define data and control analysis program execution through a single environment.
  • The design and application of parallel algorithms on various models of parallel computation, including the PRAM, meshes with multiple buses and reconfigurable meshes. Applications include image processing and computer vision algorithms. Here the main effort is directed at low and mid-level vision tasks.

Refereed Publications


Grants Awarded


Professional Activities


Honors Awards and Prizes

  • ODU Teacher of the Year, 1980, for Delta Sigma Lambda

Last updated: May, 5, 2007

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