Curriculum Vita
October 4th, 2013
Benjamin J. Bishop
Department of Computing Sciences
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA  18510
(570)941-6115 (phone)
(570)941-4250 (fax)

Date and place of birth
November 3, 1975; Danville, PA

Education
Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University 2000
B.S. Computer Science Pennsylvania State University 1996

Dissertation
Issues in High Performance Multimedia, Mary Jane Irwin (advisor)

Professional Employment
August 2013 - Present:  Professor, The University of Scranton, Department of Computing Sciences, Scranton, PA.

September 2009 - Present: Director of Media and Information Technology Program, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

August 2007 - August 2013:  Associate Professor, The University of Scranton, Department of Computing Sciences, Scranton, PA.

January 2006 - June 2006: Acting Director of Software Engineering Program, The University of Scranton, Department of Computing Sciences, Scranton, PA.

August 2003 - August 2007:  Assistant Professor, The University of Scranton, Department of Computing Sciences, Scranton, PA.

August 2000 – August 2002: Assistant Professor, The University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science, Athens, GA.

Sept 1995 - August 2000: Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, Computer Science and Engineering, University Park, PA.

August 1994 - Dec 1995: Programmer, Pennsylvania State University, Division of Undergraduate Studies, University Park PA.

Grants
University of Scranton Information Literacy Grant, "Freshman Seminar: Science and Religion", $1000,2011.

University of Scranton Intersession Grant, "Increasing Accessibility in the Media and Information Technology Program", $3000,2011.

University of Scranton Internal Research Grant, "GPU-based Spatial Interaction Force Simulation", $1915, 2008.

University of Scranton President's Fellowship for Summer Research, "Techniques for Hardware Accelerated Interactive Computer Simulation", $4,500, 2007.

University of Scranton Internal Research Grant, "Hardware-oriented techniques for interactive computer animation", $1,955.68, 2007.

University of Scranton Internal Research Grant, "Execution Characteristics of Interactive Physical Modeling Applications", $1,500, 2006.

University of Scranton Internal Research Grant, "Specialized Computer Hardware for Interactive Simulation", $1,500, 2004.

University of Scranton Internal Teaching Grant, "Adapting C/IL 102 for Adult Learning Students in Nursing", $2,500, 2004.

Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Simulation of Physics in a Real-Time Architecture (SPARTA); $50,309 (Co-PI with M. Irwin) December 1999 - August 2000.

State of Georgia Yamacraw Research Program, "An Integrated Scalable Client-Server System for Energy-aware Computing", $164,000 (Co-PI with D. Lowenthal, S. Chandra) October 2000 - August 2001.

State of Georgia Yamacraw Research Program, "An Integrated Scalable Client-Server System for Energy-aware Computing," $139,838 (Co-PI with D. Lowenthal, S. Chandra) July 2001 – June 2002.

Altera Corporation – Instruction support donation, ~$19,000, January 2002.

Mosis/USC IC fabrication services – MEP Research Grant, ~$24,955 August 2001.

Journal Publications
T. Hamrita, W. Potter, B. Bishop, "Robotics, Microcontroller, and Embedded Systems Education Initiatives at the University of Georgia An Interdisciplinary Approach", International Journal of Engineering Education, 21(4):730-738, 2005.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, "Specialized Hardware for Deformable Object Modeling," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 13(11):1074-1079, Nov. 2003.

Anil Bahuman, Khaled Rasheed, and Benjamin Bishop. "Evolutionary Design Automation of VLSI Standard Cells". The Journal of Applied Systems Studies. 4(2), 2003.

B. Bishop, V. Lyuboslavasky, V. Narayanan, and M. Irwin, "Design Considerations for Databus Charge Recovery: Practical Considerations", IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 9(1):104-106, February, 2001.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, R. Owens, and M. Irwin, "Aggressive Dynamic Execution of Decoded Traces," Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, 22(1):65-75, Aug. 1999.

Peer-reviewed Conference Publications
D. Gelormini, B. Bishop, "Optimizing the Android virtual keyboard: A study of user experience", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, San Jose, CA, 2013.

D. Redding, B. Bishop, "A Study of User Experiences with Various 3D Interfaces for a Mobile Application", International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, NV, 2011, pp. 87-92.

B. Bishop, "An Empirical Analysis of Online Ranking Systems", International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services, Las Vegas, NV, 2010, pp. 159-162.

B. Bishop, J. Casabona, "Automatic congestion detection and visualization using networked GPS unit data", ACM Southeast Conference, Clemson, SC, 2009, Electronic Proceedings.

C. Truszkowski, B. Bishop, "GPU-based Spatial Interaction Force Simulation", ACM Southeast Conference, Auburn, AL, 2008, pp. 408-410.

M. Prestifilippo, B. Bishop, "Comprehensive and Efficient Particle-based Simulation", International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, Las Vegas, NV, 2007, pp. 132-135.

D. Banta, B. Aldine, B. Bishop, "Development and Analysis of an Interactive Physical Modeling Benchmark Set", International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, Las Vegas, NV, 2006, pp. 8-14.

S. Yardi, B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, "HELLAS: A Specialized Architecture for Interactive Deformable Object Modeling", ACM Southeast Conference, Melbourne, FL, March 10-12, 2006, pp. 56-61.

S. Yardi, B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, "An Analysis of Interactive Deformable Solid Object Modeling", 2005 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods, Las Vegas, NV, June 27-30, 2005, pp. 95-99.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, "Reconfigurable Computing for Floating Point Intensive Iterative Applications," 2002 ACM International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, Monterey, CA, February 24-26, 2002, pg. 247. (poster presentation)

Anil Bahuman, Khaled Rasheed, and Benjamin Bishop. "An Evolutionary Approach for VLSI Standard Cell Design". The Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Honolulu, HI, May 12-17, 2002, pp. 431-436.

A. Bahuman, B. Bishop, K. Rasheed, "Automated Synthesis of Standard Cells Using Genetic Algorithms," 2002 IEEE International Symposium on VLSI, Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-26, 2002, pp. 141-148.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, "Hardware Acceleration for Physical Modeling of Deformable Objects", ACM SIGGRAPH Conference (technical sketch), pg 193, August, 2001, Los Angeles, CA.

B. Bishop, A. Bahuman, "A Low Energy Adaptive Bus Coding Scheme", IEEE Workshop on VLSI, Orlando, FL, April 19-20, 2001, pp 118-122.

B. Bishop, K. Rasheed, A. Bahuman, "VLSI Standard Cell Design Using Genetic Algorithms", ACM Southeast Conference, Athens, GA, March 16-17, 2001, pp 44-45.

V. Lyuboslavasky, B. Bishop, V. Narayanan, and M. Irwin, "Design of Databus Charge Recovery Mechanisms," 13th IEEE International ASIC/SOC Conference, Washington, DC. Sept. 2000, 283-287.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, and M. Irwin, "Hardware/Software Co-Design for Real-Time Physical Modeling," 2000 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, New York, NY, Aug. 2000, pp. 1363-1366.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, and M. Irwin, "SPARTA: Simulation on Physics on a Real-Time Architecture," Proc. of Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, Chicago, IL, Mar. 2000, pp. 177-182.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, and M. Irwin, "A Detailed Analysis of MediaBench," Proc. of Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, pp. 448-455, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 1999.

B. Bishop and M. Irwin, "Databus Charge Recovery: Practical Considerations," Proc. of International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, pp. 85-87, San Diego, CA, Aug. 1999.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, and M. Irwin, "The Design of a Register Renaming Unit," Proc. of Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, pp. 34-37, Ann Arbor, MI, Mar. 1999.

B. Bishop, T. Kelliher, R. Owens, and M. Irwin, " Re-Evaluating MPEG Motion Compensation Search Criteria," Proc. of Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, pp. 123-131, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 1998.

B. Bishop, R. Owens, and M. Irwin, "Aggressive Dynamic Execution of Multimedia Kernel Traces," Proc. of International Parallel Processing Symposium, pp. 640-646, Orlando, FL, Apr. 1998.

B. Bishop, R. Owens, and M. Irwin, "Aggressive Dynamic Execution of Decoded Traces," Proc. of Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, pp. 253-262, Leicester, UK, Nov. 1997.

B. Bishop, Y. Zhang, K. Acken, M. Irwin, and R. Owens, "Three Dimensional Graphics Algorithms on the Micro-Grain Array Processor-II," Proc. of International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception, pp. 204-208, Cambridge, MA, October 1997.

Book Chapters
Social Issues Chapter
Computer & Information Literacy Concepts: A Web Site for C/IL 102
Department of Computing Sciences,
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Editor: James R. Sidbury
(c) 2008
http://www.cs.uofs.edu/~cil102/

Professional Activities
ABET Program Evaluator (4/13 to present)
Session chair 2009 ACM Southeast Conference (Session E2)
Session chair - MSV '06
Session chair 2006 ACM Southeast Conference
Program committee member 2005 International Conference on Computer Design
Publicity Co-Chair 2002 IEEE International Symposium on VLSI
Member of IEEE
Member ACM (Promoted to Senior Member as of Spring 2009)
Referee 2001 ACM-SE

Other Activities
Presentation of "Automatic STL Mold Making" (with P. Collins) at Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, July 2013.
Invited panel participant: Integrating Biology and Computing in Undergraduate Computing Curriculum (NSF CPATH), Penn State University, April 2010.
Attended KME regional science conference, Bloomsburg University, October 2008.
Attended University of Scranton Seminar "SYNERGY: A+B=C" by Josephine Dunn and Robert Spalletta, Spring 2007.
Attended University of Scranton Faculty Seminar on the Nature of a Catholic and Jesuit University, June 2006.
Attended NSF/NIH Engineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity: Opportunities for Novel Collaborations and Research workshop, Arlington, VA, June 2006.
Cornell CNF Short Course: Technology and Characterization of the Nanoscale, Cornell University, June 2005.
National Science Foundation CAREER grantwriting workshop, Columbia University, May 2005.
Mindstorm Robotics workshop, Villanova University, June 2004.
Alternatives to VLIW, DARPA-ITO Workshop, Arlington, VA, Jul. 1998.
Demonstration of the Micro Grain Array Processor-II, Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Mar. 1997.
Demonstration of the Micro Grain Array Processor-II CNSF exhibition and reception for members of congress and their staff, Washington, DC, May 1997.
Demonstration of the Micro Grain Array Processor-II, Supercomputing, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 1996.
Demonstration of the Micro Grain Array Processor-II, Design Automation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Jun. 1996.

Service
Chair of the Faculty Senate Ad-hoc General Education Assessment Committee (summer 2013)
Member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2011-2013)
TAG representative to Mobile Apps Working Group (Chaired by Wisdo)
Faculty representative to academic policy committee of the board of trustees (2012-2013)
Chair of Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (2012-2013)
Co-chair of Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (with Karpiak) (2011-2012)
Faculty Senator (2011-2013)
Alternate in Faculty Senate (2010-2011)
Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee member (2010-2011)
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble technology board member
Maintainer/co-author of Egoboo OpenSource software package
Caring Communities for AIDS board member 7/04 - 5/05
University Middle States working group on General Education member 2007. (chaired by Rusak)
University assessment plan implementation team member
Graduate Dean's Conference member (Spring '06)
Chair of Computing Sciences Assessment Committee (2010-present)
Member CS Colloquium Series Committee
Member CS Gen.Ed./Service Courses Committee
Member CS Graduate Program Committee
Member CS Undergraduate Program Committee
Member CS Outreach Committee
Member CS Introductory/Sequences Committee