James Feher, Ph.D.

James FeherProfessor of Computing

Office: Clark Hall 207

Phone: (618) 537-6956


Education


Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla

M.S., University of Missouri at Rolla

B.S., University of Illinois


Prior Work Experience


1998-2005: Webmaster/Student Email Administrator, East Central College, Union, MO

1993-2001: Professor of Pre-engineering at East Central College, Union, Missouri

1987-1988: Design Engineer, Solitech


Personal Quote


"The success for any student will lie upon their own shoulders. As a faculty member, it is my responsibility to guide, encourage and assist the student. I have an open door policy and will work with each student as long as they are willing to work. I will never turn a student away who is ready and willing to learn."


Advisory Posts


Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering 
Reviewer for Computer Science exams for the Academic Challenge


Hobbies


Triathlons, camping, renewable energy


Research Interests


Computer networking, website automation, development and use of open source software.


Scholarly Activity


Presentation,
"Providing a Digital Logic Lab Experience in a Computer Architecture Course”. Spring 2010, Central Plains conference for the CCSC.

Text, "Introduction to Digital Logic with Laboratory Exercises". Published 2009 under the Creative Commons License with the Global Text Project.

Presentation, "Creating a bootable CD with custom boot options that contains multiple distributions", developed with Kumud Bhandari and Ben York, presented at the International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning (EIAE 08) , December 2008 conference sponsored by the IEEE & the University of Bridgeport

Presentation, "An Inexpensive Approach for a Scalable, Multi-Boot Computer Lab”, developed with Kumud Bhandari, presented at the International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning (EIAE 07) , December 2007 conference sponsored by the IEEE & the University of Bridgeport

Paper, "Administering an Open Source Wireless Network", written with Tyler Sondag, published in Infomration Technology and Libraries (ITAL), September 2008

Paper, "Open Source Wifi Hotspot Implementation", written with Tyler Sondag, published in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), June 2007

Presentation,  "Web Automation with Open Source Software," with Barry Bookout of East Central College at Annual Helix Conference hosted by MOREnet, March 2005, http://associations.missouristate.edu/mohighedweb/5697.htm

Presentation, "Model Predictive Control with Soft Constraints," Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), 1992

Presentation, " Solving the Model Predictive Control Problem with Soft Constraints," Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Control Conference (ACC), 1993