Daryl Thomas, PhD

Daryl Thomas

Computer Science
Professor and Department Chair
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23 years

Initiated the formation of SWAU's current Department of Computer Science.

Service as Chair of SWAU's Department of Computer Science

Designed and directed the construction of the Department's Programming Laboratory, containing numerous systems for use in teaching computer programming.

Designed and directed the construction of the Department's Networking Laboratory, containing switch and router systems desktop workstations for use in teaching local and wide-area networking.

Designed and directed the installation of the Department's server farm, including miscellaneous support equipment. 

Ph.D., Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, December 1994
Dissertation topic: semi-autonomous intelligent wheelchair navigation. Dissertation directed by Professor S.S. Iyengar, Chairman, Department of Computer Science.
Specialization area: Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1976

Thomas, D., "A New Switch Actuator Design That Enhances Proprioceptive Feedback in the User of Limb Position."  Proc. Seventeenth Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, 1994, pp. 561-563.  Paper and presentation.

Thomas, D., "A Robust, Self-Diagnosing Sensing Methodology for Application to Smart Wheelchairs."  Proc. Seventeenth Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, 1994, pp. 466-468.  Paper and presentation.

Iyengar, S. and Thomas, D., "Autonomous Mobile Robot Research At LSU's RRL."  AI Magazine, Summer 1992.

Iyengar, S., Kashyap, R., Madan, R., and Thomas, D., “A Tree-structured Sensor Fusion Architecture for Distributed Sensor Networks.” Proc. of SPIE's Technical Symposium on Sensor Fusion, April 1990, Orlando, FL.  Paper and presentation.

Iyengar, S. and Thomas, D., "A Distributed Sensor Network Structure with Fault-Tolerant Facilities."  Proc. SPIE Symp. on Advances in Intelligent Systems, November 1989.  Paper and presentation.

Thomas, D., “Ways to Reduce Joint-Related Failures In Concrete Flatwork.”  Concrete Construction, Vol. 32, No. 2, February, 1987.

Present:
ACM : Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE:  Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Prior:
RESNA: Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America 
CSI: Construction Specifications Institute

CSIS 105 Introduction to Computing

CSIS 110 Principles of Computer Programming I

CSIS 125 Discrete Structures I

CSIS 225 Discrete Structures II

CSIS 245 Introduction to Local Area Network Technology

CSIS 310 Assembler Programming and Machine Organization

CSIS 360 Operating Systems

CSIS 405 Formal Languages and Automata

CSIS 445 Internetwork Architectures

CSIS 490 Software Engineering

BUAD 561 Management Information Systems (Graduate level)