Gene A. Tagliarini

4109 Waylon Road

Wilmington, NC 28411

E-mail:  tagliarinig@uncw.edu

Home:  (910) 686-6405           Office:  (910) 962-7572

Personal              

·       Born July 29, 1949 in Tampa, FL.

·       Married to the former Terry Schermerhorn.

Qualifications Summary

·       Conducted research as Principal Investigator for both corporate and governmental research contracts in excess of $2M and as a research associate on an additional $628,000.

·       Engaged in curriculum design, classroom teaching, and supervision of graduate student research.

·       Published over sixty research papers.

·       Created and demonstrated a systematic technique for designing artificial neural networks to find solutions for optimization and constraint satisfaction problems.

·       Developed a system that proposes substituents for molecules that are good candidates to exhibit specific physical properties.

 

Education

·       Ph.D.  (Computer Science), Clemson University, 1989

·       M.A.   (Mathematics), University of South Florida, 1971

·       B.A.    (Mathematics), University of South Florida, 1970

 

Research Interests

Biologically Motivated Computing Paradigms and Artificial Intelligence

·       Under contract to the US Navy NUWC, developed wavelet and neural network techniques for passive signal processing in anti-submarine warfare applications including acoustic detection and classification. 

 

·       Under contract to the US Army CECOM, developed novel techniques for template generation and neural network applications for automatic target recognition.

 

·       Under contract to the US Navy NAWC, developed wavelet, neural network and fuzzy logic processing techniques for improving the performance of seeker scene processors.  In addition, developed a preliminary design of a seeker scene processor that would employ three-dimensional analog circuits to execute wavelet and neural processing functions for image segmentation as well as target detection, feature extraction and classification. 

 

·       Under contract to the US Army TACOM, developed wavelet signal processing toolbox and a graphical user interface. Applied the toolbox to search for wavelet bases that are well suited to the task of extracting the salient features of signals. Developed a genetic algorithm that is capable of tuning wavelet bases to specific features of signals in order to facilitate detection, recognition, and data compression.

 

·       Under contract to the US Army, developed neural network design primitives by which neurocomputation can be systematically applied to find solutions for nonlinear optimization problems. Applied the techniques to a complex, nonlinear, military resource allocation problem requiring real-time decisions. Resulted in the best-known solution to the problem.

 

·       Conducted research for Allied Signal Corporation utilizing genetic algorithms to find candidate materials likely to possess certain physical properties. The genetic algorithm proposes combinations of chemical fragments that are amenable to assembly for laboratory analysis.

 

·       Explored a variety of pattern classification and object recognition problems using neurocomputing. Developed a system for Alcoa that facilitates neural network design and partially automates the development of neural networks by using genetic algorithms to search for optimal network parameters.

Media

·       Under NSF funding through the SUCCEED Coalition, developed WWW-based course materials to support teaching an introductory course in computer organization.  The teaching modules employ Java applets to simulate CPU operations and to facilitate visualization of register transfers.  Also, created streaming media modules for introductory topics including basic CPU organization, register functions, and number conversions.  Simulation applets include sample programs, an on-line assembler, and interrupt handling that can be monitored after each instruction cycle or after each clock cycle.

 

·       Under contract to the Defense Logistics Agency, explored the potential of hypermedia to increase the competitiveness of American apparel manufacturers by making correlated manufacturing requirements more readily accessible and comprehensible. Organized and presented military garment specifications. Written specifications were supplemented with other media including still graphics and animations.

 

·       Two follow-on contracts with the Defense Logistics Agency explored alternatives for developing hypermedia presentations using IBM-PC compatible computers and enhancing those presentations with digital video images. These efforts have extended the collection of hypermedia presentations of specifications.

 

Experience     

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

1999-present           Department of Computer Science

                                Full Professor (Tenured February 2003)

·       Taught artificial intelligence, digital image processing, pattern recognition, computer organization, software engineering, object-oriented programming using Java.

 

·       Introduced a robotics component, including programmed motion, path following, and search and recovery operations, into the artificial intelligence course.

 

·       Conducted research using neural networks to determine ancestry and sex from skeletal measurements.

 

·       Conducted research to use the worldwide web to provide automatic route planning subject to transient road conditions.

 

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

1989-1999           Department of Computer Science

                             Research Associate/Assistant Professor

 

·       Coordinated a weekly research seminar investigating biologically motivated computing paradigms.

 

·       Taught artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer organization, operating systems, programming methodology and various programming languages.

 

1987-1989   Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

                        Department of Computer Science

                        Research Associate

 

·       Developed techniques for mapping the constraints found in optimization problems onto neural networks.

 

·       Taught computer organization, data structures, programming methodology and applications software.

 

1985-1987   Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

                        Department of Computer Science

                        Instructor

 

·       Taught computer organization, data structures, programming methodology and programming.

 

1983-1985   University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

                        Department of Computer Science

                        Lecturer

 

·       Developed an advanced computer architecture course in which parallel, pipelined, and array computer architectures were comparatively analyzed.

 

·       Taught computer programming, data structures and methodology.

 

1974-1983   Montreat Anderson College, Montreat, North Carolina

                        Department of Mathematics

                        Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

 

·       Developed a set theory course beginning with propositional logic concluding with transfinite arithmetic.

 

·       Taught linear algebra, calculus and computer programming.

 

Professional Activities

·       Member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Sigma Xi Research Society, and the International Neural Network Society.

 

·       Associate editor for the Journal of Neural Network Computing.

 

·       Referee for the International Journal of Neural Networks: Theory and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

 

·       Regional contact person for the Southeast Special Interest Group of the International Neural Network Society.

 

·       Organizer and chairman of the Engineering Aspects of Cognitive Sciences session at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Blacksburg, Virginia, Oct. 1990.

 

·       Taught neural networks short-courses for both industrial and academic audiences, including courses for the Westinghouse Savannah River Company, NCR Corporation, the United States Army Strategic Defense Command, Allied Signal Corporation, Alcoa and the Association for computing Machinery (at its Analysis of Neural Network Applications Conference at George Mason University in May 1991).

 

·       Chairman of the Apparel Products session of the 2nd Academic Apparel Research Conference in Clemson, South Carolina, Feb. 1991.

 

Grants and contract associations

·       Co-Principal Investigator: DoED 3-12549-06, “INCOME-Integrating Computing and Mathematics Education”, 1 April 2013 – 30 September 2014 ($149,953.)

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: DoED 3-12549-06, “INCOME-Integrating Computing and Mathematics Education”, 4 March 2012 – 30 September 2013 ($199,898.)

·       Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director: NSF ESI#0624615, “Using Squeak to Infuse Information Technology into the STEM Curriculum in Grades 7-12, 1 February 2007 – 31 January 2011 ($1,180,847.)

·       Co-Principal Investigator: CGS/Sloan Foundation grant for feasibility planning for professional science master’s (PSM) degree programs in Computer and Information Systems, ($13,000).

·       Co-Principal Investigator: Using PDAs to Get Prescriptions Right,” UNCW Charles L Cahill Award for Faculty Research and Development, November 2003 ($1,060).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: Curriculum Development Initiative, “Teaching Digital Logic, Computer Organization, and Computer Architecture,” December 2000 – June 2001 ($3,000).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: Curriculum Development Initiative, “A Curriculum for Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Virtual Reality, and Image Processing in the Arts and Sciences,” December 2000 – June 2001 ($3,000).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: Friends of UNCW Award, “Using Robots to Teach Artificial Intelligence,” March 2001 ($1,196).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: Charles L. Cahill Award, “Determining Road Conditions and Alternative Routes using Digital Maps,” December 1999 – June 2001 ($2,400).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator:  Information Technology Innovation Award, “Web-based travel route planning subject to transient road conditions,” January 2000 – June 2000 ($16,205).

 

·       Principal Investigator: US Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Contract, "Passive Processing Technology," November 1996 - May 1997, ($69,992).

 

·       Principal Investigator: US Army CECOM Contract, "Novel Template Generation and Neural Network Applications for Automatic Target Recognition," November 1996 - May 1997 ($99,951).

 

·       Co-Principal Investigator: NATO International Scientific Exchange Programmes Collaborative Research Grant, "Image Recognition Using Genetic Algorithms, Wavelet Transforms, and Neural Networks," March 1996 - February 1999 ($13,500).

 

·       Research Associate: Defense Logistics Agency Contract, "Electronic Order Form," August 1996 - April 1998 ($228,404).

 

·       Principal Investigator: US Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center--Weapons Division Contract, "High Speed Scene Signal Processor," May 1996 - November 1996 ($69,955).

 

·       Principal Investigator: US Army TACOM Contract, "Real Time Wavelet Transforms for Pattern Recognition Applications," May 1995 - November 1995 ($69,999).

 

·       Principal Investigator: Defense Logistics Agency Contract, "Video Enhanced Hypermedia Presentation of Inspection Requirements for Military Garments," October 1992 – September 1994 ($101,954).

 

·       Principal Investigator: Defense Logistics Agency Contract, "Broadening the Base of Hypermedia Specifications," May 1992 - May 1994 ($71,820).

 

·       Research Associate: U. S. Army Research Contract, "Technical Assistance in Developing New and Innovative Ideas in Processing and Simulation Technologies," Jan. 1992 - Aug. 1994 ($100,000).

 

·       Principal Investigator: Alcoa Laboratories Grant, "Computer Aided Design of Neural Networks," Feb. 1991 - Dec. 1992 ($30,000).

 

·       Principal Investigator: Defense Logistics Agency Contract, "Automated Apparel Specification Retrieval System," May 1990 - May 1991 ($48,346).

 

·       Research Associate: U. S. Army Research Contract, "Fundamental Principles and Algorithms for Neural Networks," Oct. 1987 - Oct. 1990 ($300,000).

 

Consulting

·       Summer 2006, ESS, Seneca, SC

·       1994-2001, Square D Corporation, Seneca, SC

·       1992-1997, NISE-East (US Navy In-Service Engineering Center), Charleston, SC

·       1992-1993, Allied Signal Corporation, Des Plaines, IL

 

Journal Publications

 

1.     M. Abdelbar, D. O. Hassan, G. A. Tagliarini, and S. Narayan, “Receptive Field Optimization for Ensemble Encoding,” Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-8, Springer, March 2006.

 

2.     M. Abdelbar, S. Attia, and G. A. Tagliarini, “A Hybridization of Bayesian and Neural Learning,” November 2002, NeuCom.

 

3.     Ashraf M. Abdelbar and G. A. Tagliarini, "Using Neural Network Learning in an Othello Evaluation Function," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 10, pp. 217-229, 1998.

 

4.     S. Narayan, G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Enhancing MLP Networks Using a Distributed Data Representation," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 143-149, February 1996.

 

5.     G. A. Tagliarini, J. F. Christ and E. W. Page, "Optimization Using Neural Networks," IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 40, No. 12, pp. 1347-1358, December 1991.

 

6.     C. W. Jarvis and G. A. Tagliarini, "Organizing and Presenting Garment Specifications Using Hypermedia," Bobbin, Vol. 32, No. 10, pp. 94-98, June 1991.

 

7.     G. A. Tagliarini, "A Terminal Configured for Instruction," Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 47-50, 1985.

 

Conference, Compendium and Web Publications

 

1.     Moallem, M., Morge, S. P., Roughton, C., Tagliarini, G. A., Narayan, S., "Problem-based Learning Pedagogy to Infuse Computational and Modeling Technology in Teaching and Learning in the Core STEM Curriculum", Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association Conference, AERA, New Orleans, April 10, 2011.

2.     Morge, S. P., Moallem, M., Roughton, C., Hill, K., Tagliarini, G. A., "Student learning with Squeak Etoys", Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE), AACE, Nashville, March 2011.

3.     Moallem, M., Morge, S. P., Tagliarini, G. A., & Narayan, S. (2010) “Using Squeak Etoys and Problem- Based Learning Pedagogy to Infuse Information Technology skills into the Core STEM Curriculum,” In Z. Abas et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 (pp. 592-601). AACE., pp 592-601

4.     Narayan, S., Tompkins, J. A., & Tagliarini, G. A. (2010) “Algoritharium: Facilitating an Early Focus on Algorithms in an Objects-Early CS1 Course,” 2010 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'10: July 12-15, 2010, USA), pp. 6.

5.     Ouyang, Y., Yang, S., Franklin, T., Michaelson, K., Morge, S. P., Sheybani, E., Hayden, K., Narayan, S., Tagliarini, G. A., & Talaiver, M. (2010) “Games, Sims and Virtual Worlds in K-20 STEM Education,” AACE, pp. 2024-2028.

6.     Moallem, M., Morge, S. P., Narayan, S., Tagliarini, G. A., & Daniels, K. (2010) “Integrating Computational and Modeling Technology with Problem-based Learning to Improve Teaching and Learning in the Core STEM Curriculum,” AACE, pp. 3319-3326.

7.     Morge, S. P., Moallem, M., Narayan, S., & Tagliarini, G. A. (2010) “Using an Open-Source Modeling and Simulation Tool to Transform Learning and Instruction,” AACE, pp. 2791-2794.

8.     Williams, W., Snead, E., Morge, S. P., Narayan, S., Tagliarini, G. A., Moallem, M., & Hill, K. M. (2010) “Using Squeak Etoys to Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” AACE, pp. 3650-3656.

9.     Morge, S. P., Hill, K. M., Narayan, S., & Tagliarini, G. A. (2009) “Creating Virtual Laboratories Using Squeak Etoys,” AACE/SITE, pp. 3813-3815.

10.  Heywood, D. F., Williams, W., Snead, E., Morge, S. P., Narayan, S., Hill, K. M., & Tagliarini, G. A. (2009) “Integrating the Vernier LabProTM with Squeak Etoys,” AACE/SITE, pp. 3762-3764.

11.  Tucker, D. C., & Tagliarini, G. A. (2009) “Prototyping with GNU Radio and the USRP - Where to Begin,” IEEE SoutheastCon 2009, pp. 50-54.

12.  Shelby Morge, Karen Hill, Sridhar Narayan, Gene Tagliarini, “Creating Virtual Laboratories Using Squeak Etoys,” Proc. SITE 2009, pp. 3813-3815, Charleston, SC, March 2009.

13.  Royce Nobles, Devon Simmonds, and Gene A. Tagliarini, “Parametric Software Cost Estimation for the Solitary Programmer”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-08), Orlando, FL, 7-10 July 2008.

14.  Shelby Morge, Sridhar Narayan, and Gene A. Tagliarini, “Blending Squeak and Problem-based Learning to Improve STEM Instruction,” Proc. SITE 2008, pp. 4515-4520, Las Vegas, NV, March 3-7, 2008.

15.  Karen Hill, Shelby Morge, Sridhar Narayan, and Gene A. Tagliarini, “USeIT and the Logic Model,” Proc. SITE 2008, pp. 4249-4255, Las Vegas, NV, March 3-7, 2008.

16.  Shelby Morge, Karen Hill, Sridhar Narayan, and Gene A. Tagliarini, “USeIT: Using Squeak to Infuse Information Technology,” Proc. SITE 2008, pp. 4078-4079, Las Vegas, NV, March 3-7, 2008.

17.  Shelby Morge, Sridhar Narayan, Gene A. Tagliarini, “Building models for problem-based learning using Squeak,” Proc. SITE 2008, pp. 4244-4246, Las Vegas, NV, March 3-7, 2008.

18.  S. Narayan and G. A. Tagliarini, “Hopfield Networks to Solve Sudoku Puzzles,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning: Models, Technologies, and Applications (MLMTA '07), June 2007.

19.  Shawn T. Chivers, Gene A. Tagliarini, and Ashraf M. Abdelbar, “An Evolutionary Optimization Approach to Cost-Based Abduction, with Comparison with PSO,” Proceedings 2007 IEEE International Joint Conference in Neural Networks, Orlando, FL, August 12-17, 2007.

20.  Shawn T. Chivers, Gene A. Tagliarini, and Ashraf M. Abdelbar, “Finding Least Cost Proofs Using a Hierarchical PSO,” Proceedings IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2007, pp. 156-161.

21.  M. Abdelbar, D. O. Hassan, G. A. Tagliarini, and S. Narayan, “Experimental Evaluation of a Hybrid Method for Configuring Ensemble Encoding Receptors,” Proceedings of IJCNN 2005, Montreal, Canada, July 31 – August 4, 2005.

22.  S. Narayan and G. A. Tagliarini, “An Analysis of Overfitting in MLP Networks,” Proceedings of IJCNN 2005, Montreal, Canada, July 31 – August 4, 2005.

23.  Jeff Hill, James Herstine, Robert Buerger, Gene A. Tagliarini, Carla Isom, “Challenges in Automated Pattern Recognition in Coastal Natural Resource Management,” Proc. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Conf. ED-MEDIA 2004, pp. 2000-2007,  Lugano, Switzerland, June 21-26, 2004.

24.  Charles E. White, II, G. A. Tagliarini, and Sridhar Narayan, “An Algorithm for Swarm-based Color Image Segmentation,” IEEE SoutheastCon 2004, pp. 84-89, Greensboro, NC, April 5-7, 2004.

25.  M. Abdelbar, E. A. M. Andrews, and G. A. Tagliarini, “Finding Least Cost Proofs Using High Order Neural Networks,” Proceedings of IJCNN 2003, Portland, OR, July 2003.

26.  M. Abdelbar, D. O. Hassan, G. A. Tagliarini, and S. Narayan, “Three Heuristics for Receptive Field Optimization for Ensemble Encoding,” Proceedings of IJCNN 2003, Portland, OR, July 2003.

27.  W. Allen Randall and G. A. Tagliarini, “Using Artificial Neural Networks to Forecast River Stage in the Northeast Cape Fear River,” IEEE SoutheastCon 2002, Columbia, SC, April 5-7, 2002.

28.  S. Narayan and G. A. Tagliarini, “Java RMI-based Approach for Web-enabling the ArcView GIS RPC Server,” Proceedings of the ESRI User Conference, July 2001.

29.  J. E. Perry, T. Miller, J. Brown, S. Narayan, G. A. Tagliarini, J.C. Kelly Jr., W. F. Moss, and E. W. Page, “Relative Merits of Courseware Management Tools,” http://www.succeed.vt.edu/info/RelativeMerits.htm, January 2000.

30.  J. A. Tompkins and G. A. Tagliarini, “Teaching Digital Logic and Machine Organization,” abstract only, ACM Mid-Southeast Chapter Meeting, Gatlinburg, TN, November 16-17, 2000.

31.  Alan E. Putman, G. A. Tagliarini, and E. W. Page, “Using Adaptive Resonance Theory Networks and Fuzzy Matching to Recognize Target Features in Thermal Images,” Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Washington, DC, July 1999.

32.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Using Streaming Media and Java Applets to Introduce Computer Organization," published on CD-ROM, ASEE-SE, Clemson, SC, April 1999.

33.  G. A. Tagliarini, E. W. Page, and M. R. Surgi, "A Genetic Algorithm for Designing Materials," Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence II, Kevin L. Priddy, Paul Keller, David B. Fogel, and James C. Bezdek, Editors, Proc. SPIE 3722, pp. 326-329, April 1999.

34.  Ashraf M. Abdelbar and G. A. Tagliarini, "A Hybrid Bayesian Neural Learning Strategy Applied to CONNECT-4," Proc. IJCNN'98, pp. 402-407, Anchorage, Alaska, June 1998.

35.  G. A. Tagliarini, E. W. Page, G. M. Kesden, D. Chiang, and P. J. McPartland, "Application of Wavelet and Neural Processing to Automatic Target Recognition," Automatic Object Recognition VII, Firooz Sadjadi, Editor, Proc. SPIE 3069, pp. 154-160, April 1997.

36.  N. Aerrabotu, G. A. Tagliarini, and E. W. Page, "Ensemble Encoding for Time Series Forecasting with MLP Networks," Applications and Science of Neural Networks III, Steven K. Rogers, Editor, Proc. SPIE 3077, pp. 84-89, April 1997.

37.  Ashraf M. Abdelbar and G. A. Tagliarini, "HONEST:  A New Higher Order Feedforward Neural Network," Proc. ICNN'96, Vol. 2, pp. 1257-1262, June 1996.

38.  G. A. Tagliarini, E. W. Page, R. E. Karlsen, and G. R. Gerhart,  "Genetic Algorithms for Adaptive Wavelet Design," in Wavelet Applications III, Harold H. Szu, Editor, SPIE 2762, pp. 82-93, 1996.

39.  C. Johnson, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Signal Classification Using Wavelets and Neural Networks," in Wavelet Applications III, Harold H. Szu, Editor, SPIE 2762, pp. 202-207, 1996.

40.  M. J. Domeika, C. Roberson, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Adaptive Resonance Theory 2 Neural Network Approach to Star Field Recognition," in Applications and Science of Artificial Neural Networks II, Steven K. Rogers and Dennis W. Ruck, Editors, Proc. SPIE 2760, pp. 589-596, 1996.

41.  C. Johnson, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Edge Detection and Noise Reduction in Low-Contrast Images Using a Neural Network," Proc. SPIE Applications and Science of Artificial Neural Networks VI, Steven K. Rogers and Dennis W. Ruck, Editors, Proc. SPIE 2492, pp. 156-164, 1995.

42.  M. Domeika, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "A Neural Network Approach to Star Field Recognition," Proc. SPIE Applications and Science of Artificial Neural Networks VI, Steven K. Rogers and Dennis W. Ruck, Editors, Proc. SPIE 2492, pp. 1007-1016, 1995.

43.  S. Sayani and G. A. Tagliarini, "Computer Aided Presentation of Apparel Specifications," Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Academic Apparel Research Conference, Lafayette, Louisiana, pp. 12-1 - 12-12, February 1994.

44.  J. Fury Christ, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Performance Evaluation of a Neural Network for Weapon-to-target Assignment," in Applications of Artificial Neural Networks IV, Steven K. Rogers, Editor, Proc. SPIE 1965, pp. 676-681, 1993.

45.  S. Narayan, G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Accelerating Learning in a Neural Network for Sonar Signal Classification," in Science of Artificial Neural Networks II, Dennis W. Ruck, Editor, Proc. SPIE 1966, pp. 236-240, 1993.

46.  S. Narayan, G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Enhancing Neural Network Functionality with Ensemble Encoding," IEEE Southeastcon'93.

47.  S. Sengupta and G. A. Tagliarini, "Using Hypermedia to Assure Apparel Quality," Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Academic Apparel Research Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, pp. 224-227 February 1993.

48.  M. R. Surgi, G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "A Genetic Algorithm for Materials-by-Design," Compendium of Artificial Intelligence Applications at Allied Signal Corporation, G. Vaidyanathan ed., pp. 142-146, December 1992.

49.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Genetic Algorithms for Optimization," Compendium of Artificial Intelligence Applications at Allied Signal Corporation, G. Vaidyanathan ed., pp. 137-141, December 1992.

50.  T. Nakagawa, H. Kitagawa, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "SDNN-3:  A Simple Processor Architecture for O(1) Parallel Processing in Combinatorial Optimization with Strictly Digital Neural Networks," Proc. IJCNN'91-Singapore, Vol. 3, pp. 2444-2449, November 1991.

51.  S. Narayan, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Radiographic Image Compression:  A Neural Approach," Proceedings of the Analysis of Neural Net Applications Conference, ANNA'91, pp. 116-122, ACM Press, May 1991.

52.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "A Neural Network for Contour Point Detection," Biomedical Engineering: Opening New Doors, Proceedings of the Fall Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, D. C. Mikulecky and A. M. Clarke, eds., New York University Press, pp. 261-263, Blacksburg, VA, October 22-24, 1990.

53.  Y. Xie, G. A. Tagliarini, and E. W. Page, "Feature Matching Using Neural Networks," Neural Networks:  Opportunities and Applications in Manufacturing, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Detroit, MI, April 3-4, 1990.

54.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Learning in Systematically Designed Neural Networks," Proc. IJCNN'89, Vol. I, pp. 497-502, Washington, D.C., June 1989.

55.  T. Nakagawa, E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "SDNN:  A Computational Model for Strictly Digital Neural Networks and Its Applications," Proc. 5th AAAIC'89, ACM/SIGART, Dayton, OH, 1989.

56.  G. A. Tagliarini, "Undesirable Equilibria in Systematically Designed Neural Networks," Proc. Southeastcon'89, Vol. I, pp. 63-67, Columbia, SC, April 1989.

57.  E. W. Page and G. A. Tagliarini, "Algorithm Development for Neural Networks," Proc. SPIE Symposium on Innovative Science and Technology, Vol. 880, pp. 11-18, Los Angeles, CA, January 1988.

58.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "A Neural-Network solution to a Concentrator Assignment Problem," Proc. IEEE Conf. on Neural Information Processing Systems -- Natural and Synthetic, pp. 775-782, Denver, CO, November 1987.

59.  G. A. Tagliarini and E. W. Page, "Solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems With Neural Networks," Proc. IEEE First International Conf. on Neural Networks, Vol. III, pp. 741-747, San Diego, CA, June 1987.

Conference Presentations

Moallem, M., Morge, S. P., Roughton, C., Narayan, S., Tagliarini, G. A., "Developing Integrated Learning Activities Using Squeak-Etoys to Improve Conceptual Understanding of Mathematical and Scientific Concepts", 2010 Squeakfest Conference, Squeakland Group, Wilmington, NC, July  2010.

 

Narayan, S. and G. A. Tagliarini, “Web-based Automatic Route Planning Subject To Transient Road Conditions,” NCIDS Workshop, Greenville, NC, May 22-23, 2003.

 

J. Tompkins and G. A. Tagliarini, “Teaching Digital Logic and Computer Organization,” presentation at the ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, November 17, 2000.

 

G. A. Tagliarini, "An Introduction to Adaptive Resonance Theory Neural Networks," Fifth Annual Center for Computer Communication Systems Conference, Clemson, SC, November 9-11, 1994.

 

G. A. Tagliarini, "Organization and Presentation of Apparel Specifications Using Hypermedia," Defense Logistics Agency Apparel Research Conference, Clemson, SC, February 11-12, 1991.

 

Graduate Students Supervised

·       Shawn Chivers, “Evolutionary Methods for Automated Reasoning,” MS Project, completed December 2010.

·       D. Casey Tucker, “GNU Radio and the USRP as a Solution for Remote Emergency Monitoring,” MS Project, completed December 2009.

·       Alan Putman, “ART-2 as an Oriented Edge Detector,” MS Paper, August 1998.

·       C. Melanie Page, “Neural Network Approaches to Daily Stock Price Prediction,” MS Paper, May 1998.

·       Abdelbar M. Ashraf, “The HONEST Model: A New High Order Neural                                                         Network Architecture,” MS Thesis, December 1994.

·       Charles Roberson, “Design Extensions to Adaptive Resonance Theory Neural Networks,” MS Paper, August 1994.

Undergraduate Students Supervised

·       Charles E. White III, “Dynamic Tracking of Free-Swimming Whale Groups using Digital Acoustic Recording TAGS,” Honors Thesis, August 2007.

Honors

·       Stella P. Ross Memorial Award in Old Testament Studies (1974)