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Paul Wiedemeier
Associate Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 348
318-342-1856
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Paul D Wiedemeier, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Education

Ph D

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

MS

1992, Computer Science
Michigan Technological University

BS

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. 

Licensure & Certification

‎Referee Official, United States Swimming. (September 28 2018 - Present)
Starter Official, United States Swimming. (January 16 2013 - Present)
Stroke and Turn Official, United States Swimming. (May 27 2012 - Present)
Amateur Radio Operator Amateur Extra Class License (KE5LKY), United States Federal Communications Commission. (September 17 2011 - November 16 2026)
"E" Coaches License (E10-112)", United States Soccer and Louisiana Soccer Association. (September 18 2010 - July 31 2015)
Amateur Radio Operator General Class License (KE5LKY), United States Federal Communications Commission. (August 5 2010 - September 17 2011)
Amateur Radio Operator Technician Class License (KE5LKY), United States Federal Communications Commission. (November 11 2006 - August 5 2010)

Research Interests

Informatics

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.

Recent Publications

Wiedemeier, P. D. ---Acquisition of UHF and VHF Digital Repeater Hardware and Software to support the Teaching of Wireless Data Communication at ULM.
Wiedemeier, P. D. ---Achieving data multicast within a 2-meter AX.25 packet radio network through promiscuous packet capture. Newington, Connecticut: Proceedings of the 30th annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Shrestha, A. R. (2010). Characteristics of simulated data multicasts transmitted over K3IO'€™s proposed GEO-Eagle communications platform (pp. 183-192). Silver Spring, Maryland: Proceedings of the 28th AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and Annual Meeting.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2010). The effects of authentication on AX.25 packet radio data transmission time. Newington, Connecticut: Proceedings of the 29th annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2009). Comparing 2-Meter Packet Radio Data Unicasts and Multicasts (pp. 114-129). Newington, Connecticut: Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2008). QEX (pp. 43-49). Newington, CT 06111-1494: American Radio Relay League.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2008). Using Udpcast to IP Multicast Data over Packet Radio Networks (pp. 94-105). Newington, Connecticut: Proceedings of the 27th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2008). Transmitting Medical Images over 2-Meter Amateur Packet Radio Networks using TCP Reno and UDP. Manhattan Beach, California: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2007). Performance Modeling of TCP and UDP over Packet Radio Networks using the ns-2 Network Simulator (pp. 141-154). Newington, Connecticut: Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Cordova, J. L., Smith, L., Taylor, K. W. (2007). An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Seminars in Retaining and Recruiting Computer Science Majors (pp. 78-86). Indiana: The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Tyrer, H. W. (2007). Improved Near-Earth Internet Data Transmission Using New Multi-Layer OSI Protocol Designs. Manhattan Beach, California: Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
Tyrer, H. W., Wiedemeier, P. D. (2006). Annual Review of Communications (pp. 559-569). Chicago, Illinois: International Engineering Consortium.
Tyrer, H. W., Wiedemeier, P. D. (2006). Annual Review of Wireless Communications (pp. 147-157). Chicago, Illinois: International Engineering Consortium.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Tyrer, H. W. (2004). Multiple Segment Transmission with Majority Decoding Transport Layer Protocol for Geo-Stationary Earth Orbit Satellites. Manhattan Beach, California: Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D., Tyrer, H. W. (2003). Large File Transmissions over High Bandwidth High Delay Communication Channels using TCP. Manhattan Beach, California: Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
Wiedemeier, P. D. (2002). Preventing Plagiarism in Computer Literacy Courses (pp. 154-193). Indiana: The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges.
Tyrer, H. W., Wiedemeier, P. D., Cattlet, R. W. (2001). Rural Telemedicine: Satellites and Fiber Optics (pp. 417-422). Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Instrument Society of America.
Gissendanner, C. R., Wiedemeier, A. M., Wiedemeier, P., Minton, R. L., Bhuiyan, S., Harmson, J., Findley, A. M. (2014). A web-based restriction endonuclease tool for mycobacteriophage cluster prediction (pp. 1140-1145). Hoboken, New Jersey: The Journal of Basic Microbiology.

Research Grants

Wiedemeier, P. D., Wiedemeier, A., Minton, R. L., Smith, L., Gissendanner, C., Findley, A. M., "A Web-Based Restriction Enzyme Cut-Count Comparison and Visualization Tool to Profile Unknown Mycobacteriophage" (Funded), Sponsored By Amazon Web Services, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $2500. (October 2013 - October 2015).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Rijal, S. (Principal), "A Survey of Molecular Communication Practice" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Emerging Scholars Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (September 2014 - May 2015).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Pandey, A. (Principal), "A Survey of Online Science Laboratory Practice" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Emerging Scholars Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (September 2014 - May 2015).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Danjol, K. (Principal), "Precision Agriculture Unmanned Aircraft Systems Communication Practice" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Emerging Scholars Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (September 2014 - May 2015).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), Hassan, S. (Principal), "Development of a "Snap/BYOB" Virtual Laboratory" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Emerging Scholars Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (January 2012 - May 2012).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Law, J. (Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), "Development of a "Scratch" Virtual Laboratory" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Emerging Scholars Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (August 2011 - December 2011).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Principal), Anderson, J. F. (Co-Principal), Case-Hanks, A. T. (Co-Principal), Gurung, P. (Co-Principal), "To Infinity and Beyond: A space camp for Kiroli Elementary School and Ouachita Parish School District teachers" (Not Funded), Sponsored By NASA Louisiana Space Consortium, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $26225.00. (July 11 2011 - July 15 2011).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Co-Principal), Wiedemeier, A. (Co-Principal), Laney, K. (Principal), "Development of a “Scratch” Virtual Laboratory" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500. (August 2010 - May 2011).
Wiedemeier, P. D. (Principal), Bell, C. (Co-Principal), Lynn, D. (Co-Principal), Tindall, R. (Co-Principal), Scott, B. (Co-Principal), "A proposal to purchase radio equipment for the ULM Amateur Radio Club" (Funded), Sponsored By Student Technology Access Plan (STAP), The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $7099.58. (March 2010 - March 2011).

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

CINS 3040NETWORKS AND DATA COMM, 10 course(s)

CINS 3041ADVANCED NETWORKING, 16 course(s)

CINS 3050MANAGEMENT INFO SYSTEMS, 10 course(s)

CINS 4030INFO SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, 1 course(s)

CSCI 1070COMPUTER LITERACY, 4 course(s)

CSCI 2053COMP ORG & ASSEMBLY LANG PROG, 4 course(s)

CSCI 3010ORG OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, 4 course(s)

CSCI 3030INTERNET PROGRAMMING, 3 course(s)

CSCI 3040INTERNET PROGRAMMING, 6 course(s)

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

CSCI 3098Computer Projects, 2 course(s)

CSCI 4011OPERATING SYSTEMS, 9 course(s)

CSCI 4012COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, 8 course(s)

CSCI 4040Internet Systems Mgmt, 2 course(s)

CSCI 4062Data Communication, 3 course(s)

CSCI 4065ADV TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, 3 course(s)

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

CSCI 4098Applications, 4 course(s)