I received a BS from Arizona State University, an MS from the University of Washington, and a PhD from Syracuse University, all in electrical engineering. I also worked for 14 years in industry before coming to Cleveland State University in 1999. My industrial experience includes work in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, biomedical, process control, and software industries. My research interests include control theory, signal processing, embedded systems, and computer intelligence. I retired from CSU in May 2021 to work as a research engineer with Rebellion Defense; and to begin Spirit of Light Ministries, a nonprofit organization with the mission of expanding and empowering Christian missions.

  • Publications
  • Google Scholar profile
  • EngagedScholarship@CSU is another download source for my papers, along with papers by other CSU faculty and students.
  • Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms: Biologically-Inspired and Population-Based Approaches to Computer Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
    This book about evolutionary algorithms is written in the same style as my first book (see below). It includes bottom-up, step-by-step explanations of all of the popular (and many of the less popular) evolutionary and swarm algorithms. In addition to simple explanations and pseudo-code listings, the book includes many recent research results, so students who study the book will be in a good position to embark on their own research. The book includes 103 worked examples and 262 end-of-chapter problems. A solution manual is available from the publisher to course instructors. The book is documented with over 700 references, ranging from historical references that are centuries old to papers published in 2013.
  • Optimal State Estimation: Kalman, H-infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
    I took everything I learned in the previous 20 years about state estimation and wrote it in this book. I like step-by-step explanations, so that’s how I wrote the book. I tried to make it clear, but also included recent research results, so it has a nice balance of established methods and cutting-edge research. It includes 89 worked examples, 176 written exercises, and 52 computer exercises. A solutions manual is available from the publisher to course instructors. The book is documented with 381 references, ranging from historical references from the 1920s to papers published in 2006.
  • Erdos number = 4
    Dan Simon – Mahamed Omran – Fred Glover – Charles Colbourn – Paul Erdos

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