Dick Blandford

Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Contact

Education

  • BSEE – University of Evansville
  • MSEE – University of Illinois, Urbana
  • PhD EE – University of Illinois, Urbana

Experience

  • Research Engineer Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California
  • Consultant to Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI, and Dayton, OH

Areas of Interest

  • Microcontrollers and computer hardware
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Architecture

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education

Publications

Books

  • Blandford, D, and Parr, J, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing, Prentice-Hall, 2012.
  • Blandford Dick, The Digital Filter Analyzer, Addison-Wesley, 1988

Conference papers

  • Lofton, J., Fulcher, J. and Blandford, D, "Course and Standardized Exam Statistics in Mechanical Engineering", ASEE Conference, June 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Blandford, D. and Miller, Christopher, "Software Courses in Computer Engineering", ASEE Conference, June 2017, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Mitchell, M., Blandford, D., and Chandler, K., "Student Projects for an Electromagnetics Course", ASEE Conferences June 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  • Howe, C., Blandford, D., and Hwang, D. "Poster Session for External Reviews of Capstone Projects" ASEE Conference June 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  • Blandford, D. and Randall, M., "A Junior Level EE Projects Course with ABET Rubrics", ASEE Conference, June 2015, Seattle, WA.
  • Blandford, D, and Randall, M, "Student Projects Course for Computer Engineering Majors", ASEE Conference June 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Blandford, D, and Howe, C, "Frequency Domain Concepts for EE Freshmen", ASEE Conference in Atlanta, June 2013
  • Blandford, D, Randall, M, and Roberts, D, "Tracking High Altitude Balloons in an EE Projects Class", ASEE Conference in Atlanta, June 2013
  • Blandford, D, and Randall, M, "High Altitude Balloon Instrumentation In Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering", ASEE Conference in Vancouver, BC, June 2011.
  • Blandford, D., Howe, C, Mitchell, D, and Richardson, A, "Classification and Assessment of Projects in Computer Engineering", published at the annual ASEE conference in June, 2010 in Louisville, KY.
  • Blandford, D. and Hwang D., "On a Combined Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department" published at the annual ASEE conference in June, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Blandford, D., "DSP on Generic Machines" has been accepted for publication at the annual ASEE conference to be held in June, 2006 in Chicago, Ill.
  • Blandford, D., "A Micro Programmable Simulator for Logic Design" was published at the ASEE conference in June, 2005 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Blandford, D., "Genetic Algorithms for Digital Filter Design", accepted for presentation at the ASEE conference in June, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Richardson, A. and Blandford D., "A Real-Time Course for Computer Engineers", presented at the ASEE conference in June, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Blandford, D. and Hwang, D., "Five Easy but Effective Assessment Methods", To be presented at SIGCSE’03, Reno, Nevada, USA February 19-23, 2003. This conference has an acceptance rate of just 30% of papers submitted.
  • Blandford, D. and Hwang, D., "Effective Assessment Methods for a Small Program", presented at the ASEE conference in June, 2003 in Nashville, TN.

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