Johnnie W. Baker
Association of Computing Machinery – 1981 to present
IEEE Computer Society – 1981 to present
Sigma Xi – elected to this scientific research honorary in 1968
CVACM (Cuyahoga Valley ACM) Chapter – 1975- 1996
SIGSAM (Special Interest Group in Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation) 1980-84
American Mathematical Society 1967-1981
Mathematical Association of America 1967- 1981
2010 Member of the Internal Review Committee for Department of Mathematical Sciences as
part of their internal review process to prepare for an external review.
1997-99 Member of the committee that recommended the creation of a new joint graduate degree
involving technology, computer science, and physics.
1997-99 Member of a committee to promote collaboration between the School of Fashion Design
and the Computer Science program. One result of this collaboration was the use of virtual moving models in their annualfashion design show in Spring 1998 to model actual garments designed by the School of Fashion Design.
1998 Member of a commission appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to
investigate possible violations of faculty academic freedom due to the procedures used at
KSU to implement the OBR (Ohio Board of Regents) mandated changes in graduate
programs at KSU.
1998 Member of the Search Committee for the Director of Academic Computing and
1996-98 Served as a member of the University Council on Technology Committee, representing
Dr. Jones, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.
1995-99 Played a key role in obtaining Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) funding as the departmental
representative to the meetings involving the four departments with Ph.D. producing
computer science programs at Ohio public universities.
1991-94 Coordinated joint meetings between the information systems faculty in the Department of
Administrative Sciences and the Computer Science faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
1988-89 Evaluated for the Department and Graduate College a proposal by U. of Miami to
establish a master’s program in information science and operations research.
1984-85 Member of the Recommending Committee for a proposed graduate program in computing
applications in Library Sciences.
1975-76 Coordinated the development of a proposal to the Educational Policies Committee (EPC)
for a computer science program at Kent State University that would take advantage of any
computer-related strengths in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Administrative Science. I scheduled regular meetings between representatives of these three departments. The main goals of these meetings were to
1975 Member Education Steering Committee.
1974-75 Member of EPC Computer Science Department Proposal Review Committee.
2007-09 Member of the College Advisory Committee (CAC).
1990-91 Appointed by the Dean to coordinate creation of the Departmental Chair Review
1990-91 Member of the College Advisory Committee (CAC).
1989-90 Member of the Tenure and Promotion Committee in the Geography Department.
1975-76 Chairman, Computer Science Curriculum Development Committee, College of Arts&
1974-77 Member of Computer Science Committee, College of Arts& Sciences.
1974-75 Member Search Committee for Dean, College of Arts & Sciences.
COMMENT: The name of the department that I belonged to has changed three times since I arrived
in 1973. The initial name was “Department of Mathematics”. To show the increasing role of
computer science in the department, this name was first changed to “Mathematical Sciences” and
later to “Mathematics and Computer Science”. In July 2001, I chose to join the newly created
“Department of Computer Science”.
2011 Chair of the Colloquium Committee and member of the Industrial Affiliates Committee
2010 Member of the Colloquium Committee and Industrial Affiliates Committee
2009 As CAC Representative, presided over the organization of the Chairperson Review
Committee and served as an elected member of the College Advisory Committee.
2008-9 Member of the OBR Budget Committee and the Colloquium Committee
2007-9 Department Representative to the College Advisory Committee (CAC) and continued to
serve while on sabbatical in Spring 2008.
2001-9 Member of the Computer Science FAC
2007-8 Member of the OBR Budget Committee and the Handbook Revision Committee and
continued to serve while on sabbatical in Spring 2008.
2006-7 Member of the OBR Budget Committee, the Colloquium Committee, and the Handbook
2005-6 Chair of the OBR Budget Committee and a member of the Colloqium Committee
Founding Chair of the Department of Computer Science. Starting Computer
Science as a new department required disentangling records from the
Mathematics Department, hiring office staff, establishing protocals and
procedures for the department, building a committee and governance
structure, etc. - an amazing amount of work.
1997-00 Chair of the committee to establish a non-traditional computer science LER (Liberal
Education Requirement) course in the Science category at KSU.
1995 Preparation of the Self-Study Document of our computer science program that was
required by the Ohio Board of Regents for their manddated review of Ph.D. programs in
1993-94 Member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
1991-93 Member of the Graduate Studies Committee.
1991 Served on the Departmental Chair Review Committee.
1991 Attended Annual Computer Science Conference as a representative of our Chairman.
1990-00 Member of the Computer Science Curriculum Committee.
1990-00 Computer Science Coordinator and Chair of the Computer Science Advisory Committee.
Position involved overseeing and coordinating most aspects of the computer science
program, except for financial affairs, and chairing the regular meetings of the
computer science faculty.
To a large extent, the computer science faculty functioned as a “committee of the
whole” for most affairs related to computer science.
Until Fall, 1997, I also handled many of the non-financial duties of the current
computer science graduate coordinator position.
1999-00 Member of the Faculty Search Committee.
1990-00 Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee
1990-91 Coordinated the faculty review of our Chairman and the creation of the Departmental
Chair Review Committee.
1989-90 Member of the Computer Science Faculty Search Committee.
1989 Attended Annual Computer Science Conference at Snowbird as a representative of our
1986-88 Member of Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC).
1986-88 Member of Undergraduate Studies Committee.
1986-87 Helped prepare and make the presentation for a Ph.D. program in Computer Science at
College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate College.
1984-88 Chairman of Departmental Computer Science Advisory Committee.
1985-86 As chairman of the Computer Science Advisory Committee, directed the curriculum
development for a Ph.D. program in Computer Science.
1984-87 Library representative for Computer Science. Directed a successful effort to establish a
minimally respectable list of journal subscriptions in computer science.
1984-85 Member, CSAC Curriculum Subcommittee.
1982 Member of Algebra Textbook Selection Committee.
1981-83 Member Undergraduate Studies Committee.
1981-82 Chairman, Colloquium Committee.
1981 Member of Search Committee for the 1982 Distinguished Guest Lecturer.
1980-83 Advisor and coach (with Michael Rothstein) of the KSU ACM Programming Team.
1980-83 Member of Graduate Studies Committee.
1980 Member of the textbook Selection Committee for Introduction to Computing and
Intermediate Programming Courses.
1979-96 Advisor to Kent State Student ACM Chapter. I received some help in this duty from Dan
Bennett on our systems staff during the last three years I assumed this duty.
1979 Member of Calculus Textbook Selection Committee.
1977-00 Member of Departmental Computer Science Advisory Committee (CSAC).
1977-82 Regular coordination with Prof. Paul S. Wang and others on implementation of the
additions to the computer science program.
1977-78 Member of Committee on Use of CAI, Calculators, and Computers in Curriculum.
1977-78 Departmental Library Representative.
1978-80 Advisor and coach (with Ms. Grace Bush) of the KSU ACM Programming Team.
1978 Jointly hosted (with Profs. Paul S. Wang, Olaf P. Stackelberg, and Ms. Grace Bush) the
1978-Regional ACM Programming Contest at Kent State University.
1975-77 Mathematical Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee.
1975-76 Search Committee for Assistant Professor Candidates.
1975 Education Steering Committee.
1974-77 Numerous recruitment lectures for our graduate program to colleges in the area and
recruitment lectures for our undergraduate program to high schools in the area.
1974-77 Undergraduate Coordinator.
1974-77 Member of Departmental Executive Committee.
1974-76 Chairman Search Committee.
1974-75 Member of EPC Computer Science Department Proposal Review Committee.
1974 Prepared first graduate studies brochure.
1973-74 Member of Graduate Studies Committee.
1974 Member of committee which designed the Master’s Program for Teachers.
1974 Banquet Lecturer – Pi Mu Epsilon.
NOTE: The dissertation and thesis committees for my own students are not included here, since they are listed elsewhere..
1. Dan Bennett, Tools and Techniques for Locating and Steering Parallel Simulations through
Bifurcation Points, Dept of Computer Science, Advisor: Paul Farrell and Arden Ruttan, October
2. Sherenez Al-Haj Baddar, Finding Better Sorting Networks, Dept of Computer Science, Advisor:
Kenneth Batcher, April 2, 2009.
3. Francisco Javier Garcia, Three NonLinearProblems on Normed Spaces, Dept. of Math., Advisor:
Richard Aron, Jan. 29, 2007.
4. Hong Wang, Design and Implementation of an FPGA-Based Pipelined Associative SIMD
Processor Array with Specialized Variations for Sequence Comparison and MSIMD Operation,
Advisor, Robert Walker, Nov 2006.
5. Boren Lin, A Novel Resveratrol Analog: it’s Cell Cycle Inhibitory, Pro-Apoptotic and Anti-
Inflammatory Articles on Human Tumor Cells, Dept of Chemistry, Advisor was Chun-che Tsai,
March 22, 2006.
6. Juan Seoane, Chaos and Lineability of Pathological Phenomena in Analysis, Dept. of
Mathematics, Advisor: Richard Aron, March 6, 2006.
7. Gerd Zeibig, Categorical Methods in Functional Analysis, Dept. of Mathematics, Advisor:
Andrew Tonge, June 4, 2004.
8. Berhane Tebuabo Ghaim, On the Geometry of Banach Space Operators, Department of
Mathematics, Advisor: Joseph Diestel in Mathematics, August 2003 (Moderator).
9. Mathew Lesniewski, Polyphenol Inhibition of Herpes Simplex Virus Replication, School of
Biomedical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, Advisor: Dr. Chun-che Tsai, March 20,
10. Abdallah Muhammed Shuibi, Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Ill-Posed Problems, Advisor:
Lothar Reichel, Dept. of Mathematics,
11. James Chalmers: A Geometric Approach to Bolzman's Law, Advisor: Joseph Diestel, Dept of
Mathematics, 2002, (Moderator).
12. Heather Snell, A New Matrix Method for the Alexander Invariant and the Hosokawa Polynomial,
Advisor: Victor Nicholson, Dept of Mathematics, October 16, 2001, (Moderator).
13. Bao-Qi Feng, Matrix Inequalities, Advisor: Andrew Tonge, Dept of Mathematics, July 3, 2001,
14. Bryan Lewis: Krylov Subspace Methods for Signals, Systems and Control, Dept. of Mathematics,
Co-Advisors: Lothar Reichel and Danielle Calvetti, Nov. 2, 2000, (Moderator).
15. Ravi Parakulam; Title: Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Antiviral Agents,
Advisor was Chun-Che Tsai in Chemistry, 1999.
16. Lianghu Tian, Classification and Feature Extraction of High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing
Images by Neural Networks and Image Processing, Advisor was Jay Lee of Geography, 1998.
17. Cecilia De Souza, Graduate Faculty Representative on the dissertation committee. Advisor:
Richard Aron, Dept. of Mathematics, 1998, (Moderator).
18. Pierre David, Advisor: Randall Brown, Dept of Administrative Sciences, 1998, (Moderator).
19. Stephen L. Scott, A Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Environment, Advisor Jerry Potter,
20. Koung Goo Lee, Routing Algorithms on Shuffle Exchange Networks, Advisor: Kenneth Batcher,
21. Jae-Dong Lee, Minimizing Communication in the Bitonic Sort, Advisor: Kenneth Batcher, 1994.
22. Sue Lee, Administrative Science Department, 1991, (Moderator).
23. Chandra Balachandran, The Design of an Expert System Which Could be Used in the Field to
Provide Agricultural Advice on the Problem of Desertification of Land in India, Dept. of
Geography, Advisor: Surinder Bhardwaj. (Served as artificial intelligence technical expert as well
as dissertation committee member, 1989-93).
24. Chandra Asthagiri., An Associative Parallel Compiler for an Associative Computing Language,
Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1991.
25. Barbara Faires, Grothendieck Spaces and Vector Measures, Mathematics Department dissertation
in area of Banach Spaces, Advisor was Joe Diestel, 1973-80.
26. Terry Morrison, Denjoy Integration in Frechet Spaces, Mathematics Department dissertation in
area of Banach Spaces, Advisor: Joe Diestel, 1973-80.
27. Charles Seifert, Averaging in Banach Spaces, Mathematics Department dissertation in area of
Banach Spaces, Advisor: Joe Diestel, 1973-80.
28. Erwin Bobo, unknown title, Probability and Statistics Department at Florida State University,
29. James Lynch, unknown title, Probability and Statistics Department at Florida State University,
1. Aruna Vanukuru, Survey of Intrusion Detection Systems, Advisor: Michael Rothstein, June 18,
2. Binamra Dutta, Enterprise Software Metrics: How to Add Business Value, Advisor: Austin
Melton, April 3, 2009
3. N V Praveen Babu Gedela, Measurement and its Historic Content, Department of Computer Science,
Advisor: Austin Melton, October 17, 2008.
4. Amruta Hingane, A POT of Software Metrics: A Physiological Overturn of Software Metrics,
Department of Computer Science, Advisor: Austin Melton, August 19, 2008.
5. Vamsi Narra, Bayesian Networks and Partial Evaluation, Department. of Computer Science, Advisor:
Austin Melton, March 31, 2008.
6. Swetha Vasudevan, Immune Based Event-Incident Model for Intrusion Detection Systems, Department.
of Computer Science, Advisor: Michael Rothstein, May 22, 2007.
7. Amitabh Pankaj, Survey on Compact Routing on Power Law Graphs, Advisor: Feodor Dragan,
April 19, 2007.
8. Sudipta Bhaduri, Finding a Maximum Clique of a Choral Graph by Removing Minimal Degree
Vertices, Advisor: Feodor Dragan, Computer Science Department., March 2008.
9. Swetha Vasudevan, Immune Based Event-Model for Intrusion Detection System: A Nature
Inspired Approach to Secure Computing, Advisor: Michael Rothstein, Department. of Computer
Science, May 2007.
10. Srikanth Saladi, Modeling Nondeterminism in Program Semantics using Lifted Binary
Multirelations, Advisor: Austin Melton, Department. of Computer Science, March 2007.
11. Rajesh Jadhav, Geometric Routing without Geometry, Advisor: Feodor Dragan, Computer
Science Department., March 2007.
12. Jidesh Soudamini, Galois Connection and Lifted Binary Multirelations for Program Semantics,
Department. of Computer Science, Advisor: Austin Melton, Sept. 2006.
13. Ping Xu, Implementing Three VLDC String Matching Algorithms on an FPGA-Based Associative
SIMD Processor, Computer Science Department, Advisor was Robert Walker, May 2006.
14. Sabegh Singh Virdi, Solving the Longest Common Subsequence (LCS) Problem Using the
Associative ASC Processor with Reconfigurable 2D Mesh, Computer Science Department., Advisor:
Robert Walker, March 2006.
15. George Powell, Improvement Algorithms for an Industrial Routing Problem, Computer Science
Department., Advisor: Feodor Dragan, Dec. 2005
16. Amit Borwankar, Nearest Neighbor Embracing Graph (NNEG) as a New Topology for Wireless
Ad-hoc Networks, Computer Science Dept., Advisor: Feodor Dragan, Oct. 2005.
17. Shashikant Shinde, A Lattice on the Set of Program Specifications, Computer Science Department.,
Advisor: Austin Melton, Aug. 2005.
18. Manyu Tang, qMESH, A High Level Tool for Mesh Decimation, Department. of Computer Science,
Advisor: Arden Ruttan, June 2005.
19. Jalpesh Chitalia, Efficient Representation of Data Structures on Associative Processors,
Computer Science Department., Advisor: Robert Walker, Sept. 2004.
20. Kevin Schaffer, Developing a Practical Instruction Set for a RISC-based Associative Processor,
Advisor: Robert Walker, April 2003.
21. Lei Xie, Implementing a Scalable PE Interconnection Network for an FPGA-based Associative
Processor, Advisor: Robert Walker, Department. of Computer Science, March 30, 2004.
22. Boren Lin, Anti-Cancer Activity of Resveratrol Analogs, Advisor: Chun-che Tsai, Department of
23. Wen Zhu, Neural Net Classification Efficiency and Accuracy on Image with Different Color
Models, Advisor: Jerry Potter, Department. of Computer Science, March 21, 2002.
24. Meiduo Wu, Implementing the Associative Array for an Associative Processor on FPGA’s,
Advisor: Robert Walker, April 25, 2002.
25. Yanping Wang, Inplementing the Single Instruction Stream Associative Computing Model on
FPGAs: the Architecture, Back, and Compiler, Advisor: Robert Walker, 2001.
26. Chengwei Liu, Performance Modeling and Analysis of Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switches with
Gated Shared Buffer, Advisor: Hassan Peyravi, 2001.
Valerian Anderson, Distributed Computational Tools for Comparing
Genomes, Computer Science Department., Advisor: Arvind Bansal, 1999
28. Abel Salem, Semantic Operating Systems, Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1998.
29. Gongxiao Hu, Performance of ATM Network in Satellite Communications, Advisor: Hassan
30. Robert Smith, Jr., A Methodology and Visual Basic Shell for Process Problem Advising Expert
Systems, Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1997.
31. Dan Stuckey, Advisor: Jerry Potter. 1997.
32. Yujing Bai, Main Memory Database and Transaction Scheduling, Advisor: Will Meilander,
33. Nickolas Kotran, Printer Driver for a Dye Sublimation Printer, Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1996.
34. Jeffrey Childs, Homonymic Interpretation in the Adaptive Acquisition of Spoken Language,
Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1996.
35. Kathy Taylor, Thesis involved applications of molecular modeling software implemented by my
thesis student, Paul Durand, Department of Chemistry, Advisor was Chun-che Tsai, 1996.
36. Sonia Karkare, Secure E-Mail Architecture using PGP (“Pretty Good Privacy”) for the Timkin
Company, Advisor was Jerry Potter, 1996.
37. Padmanabhan Krishnan, Main Memory DBMS in SIMD Parallel Machines with RAID based I/O,
Advisor: Will Meilander, 1996.
38. Andre Scharkowski, A Design and Implementation of a Program Environment for X Window
System of UNIX, Advisor Jerry Potter, 1995.
39. Susan Bradley, Text Recognition on Engineering Drawings, Advisor: Jerry Potter, 1994.