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Dr. Rocio Alba-Flores

No photo availableDr. Rocio Alba-Flores
Assistant Professor

Office: Blg 255 Rm 1319
Phone: (912) 478-5103
Email: ralba@georgiasouthern.edu

CV: Website: Faculty Personal Webpage

Education:
Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, December 1999.
M.S., Tulane University, New Orleans, May 1998.
B.S., National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, May 1978.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. August 2008-Present.

Assistant Professor and Electromechanical Program Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Technology Department, State University of New York, Alfred, NY. August 2006 – June 2007.

Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. August 2007- May 2008.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN. September 2002 – May 2006.

Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN. September 2000 – May 2002.

Visiting Professor, Engineering Department, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, August 1999 – May 2000.

Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1997-1999.

Lecturer and Researcher, Semiconductor Department, Autonomous University of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. September 1983 – July 1993.

Product Engineer, Fairchild Semiconductors, Mexico City, Mexico. September 1978 – August 1979.

Areas of Expertise:
Control Systems, embedded system applications, image processing techniques, computer vision algorithms.

Research and Teaching Interests:
Control Systems, Embedded Systems and their applications, Digital and Analog Circuit Design, Mobile Robots, Signal and Image Processing, and Engineering Education.

Recent Publications Related to Research Interests:
R. Alba-Flores and F. Rios-Gutierrez, “Control Systems Design Course with a Focus for Applications in Mobile Robotics”, in Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013 [Conference Proceedings]

F. Rios-Gutierrez, R. Alba-Flores, and Spencer Strunic, “Recognition and Classification of Cardiac Murmurs using ANN and Segmentation”, 22nd International Conference on Electrical Communications and Computers (IEEE, CONIELECOMP), Cholula, Pue., Mexico, Feb. 27-March 1st, 2012. [Conference Proceedings]

R. Alba-Flores, F. Rios-Gutierrez, and C. Jeanniton “Qualitative Evaluation of a PID Controller for Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation Implemented in an FPGA Card”, IEEE International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’11), Shanghai , China, July 26-28, 2011 [conference proceedings]

Hongwei Wu, Yaming Lin, Fun Choi Chan, and Rocio Alba-Flores, “Module Detection for Bacteria Based on Spectral Clustering of Protein-Protein Functional Association Networks”, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Nov. 12-15, 2011, Atlanta, GA [Conference Proceeding]

R. Alba-Flores, and Y. Al-Kalaani, “Enhancing the Learning Experience in a Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology course”, 2010 American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20-23, 2010. [Conference Proceeding]

R. Alba-Flores and E. Barbieri, “Vibration Quenching in Flexible Beams under the Infinite Horizon LQT Framework”, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 8-11, 2006. [Conference Proceedings]

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