Department of Software Engineering
1690 Golisano Hall
Welcome to my RIT SE department home pages!
I have been at RIT since December 1997 starting in Computer Science providing support to the Software Engineering program while it was still part of that department. I moved full-time to Software Engineering in July 2002. I came to RIT from across town where I got my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Rochester. Prior to those PhD studies I had been working in industry for a number of years at AT&T Bell Labs, AVL and Siemens Corporate Research. For those who are interested, you can find more details about my background by looking at my formal resume. For the academic year 2005 - 2006, I was on professional development leave looking at the use of software in safety-critical systems.
From July 2010 through June 2015, I was the department chair for software engineering. This included leading the department through our conversion from a quarter to semester academic calendar and the first two years on semesters. During this time, the undergraduate program grew from 315 students to just about 500. Our graduate program also grew during this time from 15 to 20 students to 50 to 60 students.
With the growth in our program, we created a new position of Undergraduate Program Director. I will fill this position for one year (AY2015) before moving to retirement transition.
While I was department chair and now as program director, my teaching has been limited because of the release time for administrative responsibilities. I also coordinate our senior project program which is a responsibility I have had since 2003. The following is a list of software engineering courses that I have taught in the last five years.
My professional interests include:
The title of my PhD dissertation was Interactive Augmented Reality. For an introduction to this area and the research work I had done look at my augmented reality web pages. One of the pages has MPEG video clips of my working system. You can also navigate to many other sites on the web specializing in augmented reality by following links I have provided.
On a more personal note, I have a page describing some of the fun recreational things that I do. If you want to read about and see photos from Jim's Greatest Adventures then check out the web pages for the cross-country bike tour I took during the summer of 1996 and more recently in 2003.