6 Feb

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom, they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members have been up to:

Dr. David Yost (Career and Technical Education) chaired the 2016 national meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research program in December. Dr. Yost serves on a multi-state research team collecting data to support development of a new school administrator professional development model.

Dr. Houbing Song (Computer and Electrical Engineering) collaborated on and published six peer-reviewed journal papers in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, Ad Hoc Networks and Mobile Networks and Applications. He also worked on three peer-reviewed conference papers presented in the 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods and the 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). At GLOBECOM, Dr. Song chaired the session “Algorithms and learning systems for e-health” and served as the technical program committee chair of the Fifth International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications.

Dr. Yunyun Yang (Mathematics) presented her paper, “Distributions in spaces with thick points” in October at the 1st Northeastern Analysis Meeting at The College at Brockport in New York. This month, Dr. Yang presented “Theory of thick distributions” at the Ohio State University Analysis seminar.

Drs. Yadi Elsami and Asad Davari (Electrical and Computer Engineering), in collaboration with Dr. Kourosh Sedghisigarchi of California State University, Northridge, published “A Low-cost Efficient Hardware-in-the-loop Testbed for Distributed Generation Penetration Analysis” in the Journal of Energy and Power Engineering.

Dr. Paul Rakes (History) was interviewed and quoted in the article “West Virginia, ‘Identify Decline” and Why Democrats Must not Look Away from the Rural Poor” on In These Times.

Dr. Sandra Elmore (Sport Studies) established endowment, the Sandra J. Elmore Academic Scholarship. . The $25,000 endowment will offer aid for CPASS students who have financial need, with first preference for students majoring in either athletic coaching education or sport management, or who are residents of Roane County.

Dr. Mark Wilson (Economics) had his review of “Success and Luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy” by Cornell economist Robert Frank published in the October volume of The American Economist.

Dr. J.T. Hird (Mathematics) presented “Second-maximal subalgebras of Leibniz algebras” at the American Mathematical Society (AMS) South-Eastern Sectional Meetings at North Carolina State University in November.

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