College of Engineering and Technology

Robert Adams

Robert Adams

Department of Engineering & Technology
Associate Professor
EE & ECET Program Director
Phone: 828-227-2437
Email: radams@wcu.edu
Office Address: Belk 220

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S., Clarkson University

Areas of Interest

Professional interests include 3D simulation of electrical and thermal effects in the human body, numerical methods in electromagnetics, electrophysiology, 3D graphics, and digital signal processing.

Selected Publications & Presentations:

  • Zhang, J.Z., Qin, Z., Tay, P.C, & Adams, R.D. (2010). A Novel Facial Expression Recognition Method Using Fast BEMD Based Edge Detection, Proceedings of the 2010 Conference Record of the Forty Fourth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.
  • Ma, Y., Tay, P.C, Adams, R.D. & Zhang, J.Z. (2010). A Novel Shape Feature to Classify Microcalcifications, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 2265 – 2268.
  • Zhang, J.Z., Mbitiru, N., Tay, P.C, & Adams, R.D. (2009). Analysis of Stress in Speech Using Adaptive Mode Decomposition, 2009 Conference Record of the Forty Third Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, pp. 361 – 365.
  • Zhang, L., Zhang, J.Z., Adams, R.D., & Tay, P.C. (2008). Reliable and Robust H Control for a Class of Uncertain Descriptor Systems. Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference, November 2008.
  • Mbitiru, N., Tay, P., Zhang, J.Z., & Adams, R.D. (2008). Analysis of Stress in Speech Using Empirical Mode Decomposition. Proceedings of the2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference.
  • Zhang, J.Z., Price, B.P., Adams, R.D., Burbank, K. & Knaga, TJ (2008). Hand Tremor Detection via Adaptive Empirical Mode Decomposition and Hilbert-Huang Transform. Proceedings of the 2008 IAJC-IJME International Conference.
  • Zhang, J.Z, Price, B.P., Adams, R.D., Burbank, K. & Knaga, TJ (2008). Detection of Involuntary Human Hand Motions Using Empirical Mode Decomposition and Hilbert-Huang Transform. Proceedings of the 51 st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS 2008), pp. 157-160.
  • Martin, X., Price, B., Zhang, J.Z., Dunlap, D., & Adams, R. (2007). A Database and User Interface Design for a Remote Accessible Engineering Laboratory. Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition.
  • Adams, R.D., Zhang, J.Z, & Burbank, K. (2007). Graduate / Undergraduate Teaming of ECET Students for Applied Research via Senior Projects. Abstract submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition.
  • Adams, R.D., Zhang, J.Z, Yanik, P. & Burbank, K. (2006). A Digital Logic Based Experimental Design of a DSP/Communication System for ECET Students. Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1029.
  • Adams, R.D., Zhang, J.Z, & Azadpour, M. (2006). Lossless Image Decomposition and Reconstruction Using Haar Wavelets in Matlab® for ECET Students. Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1126.
  • Zhang, J.Z, Adams, R.D. & Burbank, K. (2005). The design of RF labs using Mini-Circuit modules to improve the quality of teaching wireless communications and systems. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 4(1): 39-42.
  • Adams, R.D., Singh, N., Adhami, R. (2004). A Finite Difference Solution to the Forward Problem of Electrocardiography. Proceedings of the 2004 International MultiConference in Computer Science & Computer Engineering, pp. 1567-161.
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