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Paul Wiedemeier
Associate Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 348
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Paul D Wiedemeier, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems


Ph D

2005, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Missouri - Columbia


1992, Computer Science
Michigan Technological University


1990, Computer Science
Drake University

Biographical Sketch

I earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia (2005),  a M.S. in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University (1992), and a B.S. in Computer Science from Drake University (1990).

I arrived at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) in the 2006 Fall Semester, and currently hold the rank of  Associate Professor of Computer Science.  Prior to joining the ULM faculty, from 1999 to 2005, I was employed by Columbia College of Missouri as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  During the years 1995 to 1998, I was employed by the University of Missouri - Columbia as an Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science. 

I am a member of many professional organizations, including the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, the American Radio Relay League, the Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Corporation, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and the Louisiana Academy of Sciences. 

I hold an Amateur Extra Radio License (KE5LKY) issued by the United States Federal Communications Commission and tinker with digital communication over amateur radios.  I am a licensed USA Swimming official and often spend one weekend a month officiating swimming meets for the Bulldog Aquatics Club, my sons' team USA Swimming team

When not at work, I spend most of my time with my lovely wife, Allison (ULM Biology), and my two sons, Adam and Connor.   I enjoy swimming, printmaking, and reading science fiction/fantasy and American historical non-fiction. 

Research Interests


With respect to Informatics (e.g. bioinformatics, computational biology,  computational ecology, etc.), I have been fortunate to work with several biology and computer science faculty at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on projects that required the development of computational tools.

I am actively developing applications to help microbiologists categorize Actinobacterial phage using restriction endonucleases "cut" information. Specifically, I have written the code for the Phage Enzyme Tool (PET) using specifications provided by Dr. Ann Findley (ULM Biology), Dr. Chris Gissendanner (ULM Biology), Dr. Allison Wiedemeier (ULM Biology), and Dr. Russ Minton (University of Houston Clear Lake Biology), Dr. Lon Smith (ULM Computer Science).


Data Communication

With regards to data communication, I am investigating and developing computer applications to improve TCP/IP data transmissions (unicast & multicast) over AX.25 amateur packet radio networks.  I formed the Digital Communication Research Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Monroe to facilitate this research.


Computer Science Education

I written several computer based simulations to help students enrolled in my datat communication and networking courses better understand difficult concepts.  To date I have created simulations that show basic Switch and Router functions, as well as the basic binary logic; AND, OR, NOT, etc.  My animations will be written in HTML5 and JavaScript, and will be available from my personal Amazon Web Services website.

Licensure & Certification

‎Referee Official
United States Swimming
‎Education & Training -Minimum Age 21 -Must attend referee's clinic and apprentice on-the-deck for a minimum of six (6) sessions at three (3) sanctioned meets with at least two (2) different referees. -Previous certification as a Stroke & Turn Judge or Starter for a minimum of one (1) year. -Recommend being familiar with the positions of Announcer, Clerk of Course, Starter, Stroke & Turn Judge, Chief Judge, Timer, Timing Judge and Meet Marshall. -Must pass USA Swimming Officials tests (Stroke & Turn/Timer, Timing Judge, Clerk of Course, Administrative Referee, and Referee) with a grade of at least 80% within the past 24 months and be a current member of USA Swimming. Evaluation & Certification -Certification based on recommendation of the mentor(s) and/or Referee(s) Renewal -Must attend clinic and/or take tests every three (3) years. -To maintain certification, must work a minimum of six (6) sessions per year in Starter or higher capacity with at least one session as Referee. -Based on continuing USA Swimming membership and evaluation by the LSC Officials Chair or their designee.

Starter Official
United States Swimming
STARTER (Minimum Age 19*) Education & Training Must attend clinic. Must take USA Swimming Starters test and be a current member of USA Swimming. Must serve a minimum of five (5) sessions on the deck at two (2) different meets with at least two (2) different trainers approved by the LSC Officials Chair or their designee. Must have worked as certified Stroke & Turn Judge for a minimum of five (5) sessions. Evaluation & Certification Certification based on recommendation of the trainer(s) and/or Referee(s) Renewal Recommend clinic, pre-meet briefing and/or test. To maintain certification, must work a minimum of four (4) sessions per year in Starter or higher capacity. Based on continuing USA Swimming membership and evaluation.

Stroke and Turn Official
United States Swimming
STROKE & TURN JUDGE (Minimum Age 18*) Education & Training -Formal clinic training. -Must take USA Swimming Stroke & Turn Judge test before apprenticing on deck. -On-the-deck apprenticeship with at least two (2) trainers (who have a minimum of one (1) year certification as Stroke & Turn Judge) for a minimum of four (4) sessions. (cannot make a disqualification during those sessions). Evaluation & Certification -Evaluation by trainer and/or Meet Referee to be reported to LSC Officials Chair or their designee. -Must complete certification within one year from date of clinic. -Must be a member of USA Swimming before officiating as a Stroke and Turn Judge. Renewal -Recommend clinic, pre-meet briefing and/or test. -To maintain certification, must work a minimum of four (4) sessions per year in Stroke & Turn or higher capacity. -Based on continuing USA Swimming membership and satisfactory performance.

Amateur Radio Operator Amateur Extra Class License (KE5LKY)
United States Federal Communications Commission
""The privileges of an Amateur Extra Class operator license include additional spectrum in the HF bands. In addition to the two above written examinations, the requirement for an Amateur Extra Class operator license includes answering correctly at least 37 questions on a 50 question written examination." http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=about_3&id=amateur"

""E" Coaches License (E10-112)"
United States Soccer and Louisiana Soccer Association
Coaching certification begins at the state level. The “E” Certification is an 18-hour course, which cover the elementary principles of coaching and prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour “D” license course. The “E” Certification course is only administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Please contact your State Association for information on these courses.

Amateur Radio Operator General Class License (KE5LKY)
United States Federal Communications Commission
""The General Class operator license authorizes privileges in all 27 amateur service bands. Upon accreditation by a Volunteer-Examiner Coordinator (VEC), an individual can help administer certain examinations. In addition to the above written examination, the requirement for a General Class operator license includes a 35 question written examination for which 26 correctly answered questions is the minimum passing score." http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=about_3&id=amateur"

Amateur Radio Operator Technician Class License (KE5LKY)
United States Federal Communications Commission
""The privileges of a Technician Class operator license include operating stations while transmitting on channels in any of 17 frequency bands above 50 MHz with up to 1,500 watts of power. To pass the Technician Class examination, at least 26 questions from a 35 question written examination must be answered correctly. A Technician Class licensee who also has passed a 5 words-per-minute (wpm) telegraphy examination receives privileges in four long distance shortwave bands in the HF range (3-30 MHz) (Refer to Section 97.301)." http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=about_3&id=amateur"

Awards & Honors

January 2012 2011-2012 Volunteer of the Year.

July 2011 Kitty Degree Professorship in Computer Science.

October 2010 Maxine Berry Fellowship in Teaching.

July 2006 Clarke M. Williams, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Computer Science.

Courses Taught





CSCI 1070Computer Literacy, 3 course(s)

CSCI 2053Assembly Lang Prog, 3 course(s)



CSCI 3077Internet For The User, 6 course(s)

CSCI 3098Computer Projects, 2 course(s)



CSCI 4040Internet Systems Mgmt, 2 course(s)

CSCI 4062Data Communication, 3 course(s)

CSCI 4096Research: Math Of Computation, 1 course(s)

CSCI 4098Applications, 4 course(s)