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Description: Description: Ronnie Ward

Ronnie Ward, PhD
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
3112 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3112
H.R. Bright Building

(979) 845-5534

ward@cs.tamu.edu

 

Prior Courses:

CSCE 420 Artificial Intelligence

CSCE 315 Programming Studio

CSCE 310 Database Systems

CSCE 313 Computer Systems

CSCE 222 Discrete Structures for Computing

CPSC 206 Structured Programming in C

ENGR 112 Foundations of Engineering with C++



 

 

Experience:

  • 2006 – present CSE Department, TAMU
  • 2011 –2012 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2000 - 2006 NuView, Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2002 Allaire Corporation, Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2001 RLX Technologies
  • 1998 - 1999 AltaVista Company
  • 1986 - 1998 Compaq Computer Corporation
  • 1983 - 1986 Future Computing/McGraw-Hill
  • 1975 - 1983 University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (tenured)
  • 1973 - 1974 Stephen F. Austin State University, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Education:

Ph.D., Computer Science, Texas A&M University, 1973. Thesis: Detection of Parallel Processable Code in Computer Programs. Supervisor: Dr. Udo Pooch. Thesis published as: “A Variable Delay Method for Improving Recognition of Parallel Processable Code in Computer Programs,” The Computer Journal, Vol. 17, May 1974, pp. 157 - 164.

B.S. and M.S., Mathematics, Texas A&M University-Commerce (ETSU), 1970. Thesis: Summable Functions and Generalized Series. Supervisor: Dr. Bill Anderson. Thesis published as: “A counter example concerning Lacunary Series,” B.D. Anderson, R.G. Ward, Gazetta Mathematica, Series A, Vol. LXXVII, Nr. 11, November 1972, pp. 401-402.

Recent Software Development and Publication:

        Ninja Stick Warrior on Android Market, Sept. 21, 2010. Originally developed as a C++ programming project using FLTK on Windows and Linux and then converted to Java and feature enhanced for the Android platform.

Research Interests:

        Cognitive science, embodied dynamical agents, modeling attention and action selection, representation, continuous-time simulations, evolved neural networks, modeling and simulation, computer systems management, programming

Research Collaborator:

Dr. Robert Ward, Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University, Bangor, UK

Recent Publications:

"Representation in Dynamical Agents," Ward, R. & Ward, R., Neural Networks 22 (2009), 258-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2009.03.002

“Opponent Process Control in Linked, Dynamical Agents,” Ward, R. & Ward, R. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2008, July 23-26, 2008, Washington, D.C., pp. 625-630.

"Selective attention and control of action: Comparative psychology of an artificial, evolved agent and people," Ward, R. & Ward, R., Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Oct 2008, Vol. 34, No.5, pp 1165-1182. 

"Selective attention in linked, minimally cognitive agents," Ward, R. & Ward, R., Research Workshop: Closing the gap between neurophysiology and behaviour: A computational modelling approach University of Birmingham, United Kingdom May 31st-June 2nd 2007.

"Cognitive conflict without explicit conflict monitoring in a dynamical agent," Ward, R. & Ward, R., Neural Networks 19 (2006), 1430-1436.

 "Conflict Monitoring in a Dynamical Agent," R. Ward and R. Ward, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2006, July 26-29, 2006, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 2347-2352.

For a complete list of publications, please send me an email.

Patents:

        Computer System Manager for Monitoring Events and Operating Parameters and Generating Alerts, US Patent #5,367,670, Nov. 22, 1994.

Member: ACM