Edwin H. Rogers

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University

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Design; computer supported collaboration; knowledge-based CAD; highly parallel, fault tolerant systems in VLSI and software.

Edwin Rogers has been at Rensselaer since 1965. In 1976-77 he was visiting Research Professor at the University of Waterloo and in 1983 was Visiting Scientist at the General Electric Research and Development Center. Prior to coming to Rensselaer, he was a research technician at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and an officer at the USArmy Ballistic Research Laboratories. He earned B.S. (Physics), M.S. and Ph.D. (Mathematics, 1962) from Carnegie-Mellon University, where he was a Westinghouse Scholar.

He directed the Rensselaer's Computer Science Lab in the late 70's and 80's and has directed the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Computer Science. Teaching innovations in matrix and numerical analysis, VLSI and parallel system design and software engineering have marked his teaching efforts. He has served on numerous advisory panels in government, business and academe. In the late 70's and early 80's he was an editor and managing editor for the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics. In the late 80's he was an award winning contributor to the development of pre-engineering education in secondary schools in New York State and has played a key role in the development of Rensselaer's recent professional M.S. programs for secondary school teachers. In 1989-90 he was chair Rensselaer's Faculty Council. Since then he has served Rensselaer as a fiduciary of its retirement programs, including two years as chair of the Institute Retirement Committee, as chair of the Faculty Planning & Resources Committee, as a member of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee and recently as member of Rensselaer's Executive Budget Committee. He has served on two highly successful presidential searches, in 1975 & 1998.

His research has ranged from applied eigentheory, hydrodynamics, and wafer-scale design of integrated electronics to knowledge representation and computer supported collaborative design. He has directed educational materials development and assessment for spatial orientation & visualization with NSF support, object-oriented CAD development as director of a large Department of Defense project, and has directed an NSF grant on computer support for collaborative software engineering. The Rensselaer Design Conference Room and the Rensselaer Collaborative Classroom and related research are products of this latter effort. He has been active in the research programs of Rensselaerıs Center for Integrated Electronics and Center for Manufacturing Productivity. His work has drawn support from NSF, NIE, FIPSE, DARPA, GE, DEC, BellAtlantic and Perkin-Elmer. His PhD students have gone on to positions with IBM, Microstrategy, NEC, United Technologies and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission among others.

He retired January 1, 2002 and maintains an active interest in Rensselaer's affairs and digital collaboration technology, while pursuing other activities, including travel, home design & reconstruction, and sailing. He is active in helping Rensselaer's Human Resources division enhance benefits for Rensselaer retirees. Also, he has been instrumental in establishing the Design Conference facility, formerly in CII, in Folsom Library in Fall 2003.

Recent Publications:

C.Geisler, E.H.Rogers & J.Tobin, "Going Public: Collaborative Systems Design for Multidisciplinary Conversations", Co-Build'99, Pittsburgh, Oct. 1999. In N. A. Streitz, J. Siegel, V. Hartkopf, and S, Konomi (Eds.), Cooperative Buildings: Integrating Information, Organizations and Architecture (pp. 89-100). Springer, 1999.

E.H.Rogers, C.Geisler, J.Farley, J.J.Johns, C.Parker, "The Reconfigurable Collaboration Network, a demonstration of collaborative system sharing," ECSCWı99, Sept. 1999.

C.Geisler, E.H.Rogers & J.Tobin, "Going Public: Collaborative Systems Design for Multidisciplinary Conversations", Co-Buildı99, Oct. 1999.

C.Geisler & E.H.Rogers, "Texts and Other Mediating Objects". Chapter in Writing: Activity and Interactivity, C. Bazerman and D.R. Russell (Eds.). Publication expected in 2001.

A.Ferraro & E.H.Rogers, "Evolution of virtual objects in Petri net modeled collaborative behavior", IEEE Intıl Conf. on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, 1998.

C.Geisler, E.H.Rogers & C.Haller, "Disciplining Discourse: Discourse Socialization in the Affiliated Professions of Software Engineering Design," J. of Written Communication, v.15, pp. 3-24, 1998.

E.H.Rogers & C.Geisler, "A collaborative learning environment for intellectual teamwork across the curriculum," Frontiers in Education, 1997.

A.Ferraro & E.H.Rogers, "Petri nets in the evaluation of collaborative systems", IEEE Intıl Conf. on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, 1997.

A.Ferraro, C.Geisler & E.H.Rogers, "Team learning through computer supported collaborative design", Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conf., 1995.

"Language & Design: A Documentary Study of a Hypertext Design Notebook for Engineering Design", Proc. Int'l Conf. on Computer Aided Learning and Instruction in Science & Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland: Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 1991 (with C. Geisler & B. Lewis).

"A Self-testing & Self-Pruning Binary Communication Tree for a Wafer Scale Database Machine", Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Wafer Scale Integration, 355-364, January 1989 (with J. D. Guilford).

J.Czechowski, E.H.Rogers & M.Chung, "Architectural yield analysis of random defects in wafer scale integration", Proc. IEEE Intıl Conf. on Wafer Scale Integration, pp.215-224, 1989.

Department Links

Computer Science Department ------ CS Faculty
Mathematical Sciences Department ------ Math Faculty