I am a Lecturer I in the School of Engineering and Technology here at Central Michigan University, in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
My teaching and research interests are in control systems & hardware, computer engineering, signal & image processing, neural networks and intelligence, simulation and mathematical modeling of physical systems, computational physics, and VLSI circuit design. I also work in the design of scientific instrumentation and control systems, especially in the areas of physics and astronomy.
A personal love of mine is reading and writing in areas concerning the philosophy of science. I have developed and taught, in part, such courses at previous universities.
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 1998
- Ed.S., Education Specialist - Physics, University of Alabama, 1994
- M.S., Physics, University of North Carolina, 1992
- B.S., Liberal Arts, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Central Michigan University, 1981
I have served as student activities chair, vice-chair and chair of the Tulsa Professional Section of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), for the calendar years 2003 and 2004, respectively.
I have served on many senior projects as an advisor, as well as a few Master's projects. These were mostly in some aspect of robotics and automation, or in the design of systems involving signal and data acquisition and processing.
Chen, D., Interactive Dynamic Analysis Using Constraint-Based Approach,
International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2011. (DOI: 10.1007/s12008-011-0123-y).
Chen, D., Ravindran, A. and Vishwabrahmanasaraf, P., Reverse Engineering Closely-spaced Free-form Shapes for a Fabric-over-body Model,
Journal of Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 2011.
Chen, D., Constraint-Based Three-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis,
Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2011.
- Olumolade, O.,
Chen, D. and Chen, H., Design Prototyping for Manufacturability,
International Journal of Modern Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2010.
- Soni, K.,
Chen, D. and Lerch, T., Parameterization of Prismatic Shapes and Reconstruction of Free-form Shapes in Reverse Engineering,
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 41, Issue 9, 2009. (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-008-1550-1).
Chen, D., Constraint-Based Mechanism Analysis of a Robot Gripper,
Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall 2008.
Chen, M., Peng, A. and Sun, Y., A Joint Educational Feeder Program, 2008 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.
Chen, M., Chan, M. and Wilson, D., Integrating CAD/CAM and Composite Tooling Technologies in a Research Experience, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007.
Chen, D., “Synthesis of Planar Mechanisms Using A Constraint-Based Design Tool”,2006ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference Proceedings, Chicago, IL, June 18-21, 2006.
Chen, D., “Integrating CAD/CAM/CAE in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program”, Proceedings of International Symposium on Modern Technology and Management Science, North China University of Technology, Beijing, China, September 1-4, 2005.
Chen, D., Peng, A. and Jones, D., “Attitude of Students Entering Engineering Technology Programs”, 2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004.
- Rodrigues, P. and
Chen, D., “Methodologies in Teaching Mechanism Design”, ASEE New England Section Conference, University of Maine, Orono, ME, May 2-3, 2003.
Chen, D., “3D CAD Analysis of Space Trusses Based on Parallelepiped Method”,
Engineering Design Graphics Journal, Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2002.