Appropriate Use of Bibliometrics in Faculty Evaluation

The IEEE has recently made a public statement on appropriate (and inappropriate) use of single-dimensional metrics to evaluate researchers. The goal of the session is to both educate ECE chairs about the IEEE's position and to faciliate an open discussion of evaluation, given pressures from administration and also the enthusiasm of some faculty to embrace such metrics. The session will start with a presentation by Prof. Gianluca Setti, 2013/14 IEEE VP for Publications, on bibliometrics (and what they actually measure) and the IEEE's position, and a moderated panel discussion will follow.

Slides
Paper pt.1
Paper pt.2
Session Summary

Monday, March 16
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Organizer:
   
Sheila Hemami

Sheila Hemami
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University

   

 

 Speakers:   
   

Filbert Bartoli
Professor & Chair
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
   

Dr. Filbert Bartoli is currently the Chandler Weaver Chair and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Lehigh University and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. From 2000 to 2005, he served as a Program Director in the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems at the National Science Foundation. Prior to that he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he was the Head of the Advanced Materials Section in the Optical Sciences Division. He is a Fellow of OSA and IEEE, and recently served as IEEE Photonics Society Vice President for Finance and Administation and Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. His research activities have included a broad range of topics, such as infrared detection, inorganic and organic optoelectronics, semiconductor physics, quantum well devices physics, and nonlinear optics. His current research interests include nanophotonics and plasmonics for biosensors, solar cells, and slow light applications. His research publications include over 320 technical papers and 20 patents.

 




Andrew Maciejewski
Professor & Head
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Colorado State University                                  
                                                               
   

Anthony A. Maciejewski was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 19, 1960. He received the B.S.E.E (summa cum laude), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively, all from The Ohio State University under the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship. From October of 1985 to September of 1986 he was an American Electronics Association Japan Research Fellow at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan where he performed work on the development of parallel processing algorithms for computer graphic imaging and simulation.

In 1988, Prof. Maciejewski joined the faculty of Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and Full Professor in 1998. In August of 2001 he joined Colorado State University where he is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research and teaching interests center on the analysis, simulation, and control of kinematically redundant robotic systems. His current work focuses on how kinematic redundancy can be utilized to design failure tolerant robotic systems for remote operations. He has over 200 publications, directs a research laboratory and has developed graduate courses in these areas. His commitment to education resulted in his receiving four teaching awards. His research has been supported by NSF, Sandia Nat'l Lab, Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab, DARPA, NASA, Nat'l Imagery and Mapping Agency, Missile Defense Agency, Non-lethal Technology Innovation Center, the NEC Corporation, Caterpillar, AT&T, H-P, Intel, Wolf Robotics, and the TRW Foundation.

Prof. Maciejewski has served on the editorial boards for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A); Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing; Pattern Analysis and Applications; Journal of Robotics; Journal of Automation and Mobile Robotics; International Journal of Robotics and Automation and was co-guest editor for a special issue on Kinematically Redundant Robots for the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for contributions to the design and control of kinematically redundant robots," and has served as the VP for Financial Activities, AdCom member and Secretary for its Robotics and Automation Society. He was Technical Program Co-chair for the 1997 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Technical Program Chair for ICRA 2002 and has served on over 100 other conference program committees. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

   
Khalil Najafi
Khalil Najafi
Professor & Chair
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Michigan
   


   
  Gianluca Setti
Vice President
Publication Services & Products, IEEE
   
Gianluca Setti is professor of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Ferrara. His research interests include nonlinear circuits, implementation and application of chaotic circuits and systems, electromagnetic compatibility, biomedical and statistical signal processing.
For his activity he received several awards including the 2013 IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2004 IEEE CAS Society Darlington and the 2013 IEEE CAS Society Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Awards. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.
He held several volunteer positions for the IEEE, serving as the EiC for the IEEE TCAS-II (2006-2007) and IEEE TCAS-I (2008-2009), as the 2010 President of IEEE CAS Society, and in 2013-2014 as the first non North-American Vice President of the IEEE for Publication Services and Products
   
Ahmed Tewfik
Ahmed Tewfik
Professor & Chair
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

 

Ahmed H Tewfik is the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering and the Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas Austin. As chairman, he is credited with substantially increasing the funding of the department, establishing public – private partnerships and increasing the hands-on, industry and entrepreneurial experiences of its students. He was the E. F. Johnson professor of Electronic Communications with the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota until September 2010. From August 1997 to August 2001, he was the President and CEO of Cognicity, Inc., an entertainment marketing software tools publisher that he co-founded.




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