Promotion to Associate Professor of Engineering

Based upon action by the JMU Board of Visitors on April 16th I have been promoted to Associate Professor of Engineering effective August 25th, 2021. I greatly appreciate the guidance and support from my JMU Engineering colleagues over the last three years. Furthermore, a great debt is owed to the undergraduate researchers in the Wearable Computing Lab for this milestone. I thank you all. At least the door change is effective immediately.

Wearable Computing Lab Researchers Present at Several Conferences

Despite the pandemic, Spring 2021 has been a productive time for the undergraduate researchers in the Wearable Computing Lab. Stephen Mitchell presents his work at IEEE SouthEast Conference Stephen Mitchell has presented his latest work at IEEE SouthEast Conference. This short paper and presentation is an extension of his previous work that was presented at MARCUS 2019. Additional analysis is on-going and has been accepted as publication for a full paper at SIEDS 2021.

Undergraduate Researcher Presents at MARCUS 2019

Sophomore JMU Engineering student and undergraduate researcher in the Wearable Computing Group, Stephen Mitchell, presented his initial research on measuring athlete performance at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Randolph College. His work examines using low-cost inertial measurement units (IMU) to calculate an athletic performance measure called the "Drop Jump Ratio". These IMUs are low-cost, light weight, and more mobile than traditional force plates used to calculate the drop jump ratio.

Undergraduate Researcher Presents at ACM CAPWIC

Sanarea Ali at CAPWIC 2019 JMU Engineering student, Sanarea Ali, gave a flash talk on her proposed wearable computing system for physical rehabilitation at the ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing (CAPWIC). Her research examines how wearable computing can support clinicians in understanding patient injuries and improving their recovery. The abstract of her talk is included here.

Joining JMU Engineering Faculty

I am happy to announce that I will be joining the Department of Engineering at James Madison University starting Fall 2018. I am excited to work with my new colleagues and develop new bridges between engineering, computer science, and other interdisciplinary programs at JMU.