Ronald F. Taylor, Ph.D.

Computer Science
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science & Engineering
Russ Engineering Center 340, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Prior to joining the WSU faculty in 1997, Dr. Taylor conducted research and software development at Wright-Patterson AFB, held computer staff and research/teaching positions at Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. Dr. Taylor has conducted research in optimization, nonlinear dynamical systems, and computational science.  He has over 25 years teaching experience and most recently teaches discrete structures, numerical linear algebra, and numerical methods.  Recently, under NSF and AFRL funding, he has given several papers at international computational and aerospace science conferences. He  is a member of the American Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  Dr. Taylor is the 2015 recipient of Wright State’s Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence - Outstanding Lecturer.

He also received the 2015 Faculty Excellence Award from the Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education (SOCHE).


Dr. Taylor teaches computer computer science and engineering courses including

CS 1200 Intro to Discrete Structures
CS 2200 Disctrete Structures and Algorithms
CEG 4260 Matrix Computations
CS 3260 Numerical Methods



Recent Publications and Presentations:

Taylor, R. F., "Selecting CSE and Computational Mathematics Topics for Collaborative Curriculum Development", SIAM National Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Miami, FL (2009).

Taylor, R. F., "Implementing Numerical Linear Algebra in the Undergraduate Science and Engineering Curriculum," Northern Illinois University Conference on Linear Algebra and Applications, DeKalb, IL (2009).

Taylor, R. F., “Computational Science Module: Vehicle Identification and Arrestment,”  NSF/Capital University Grant 0618252 2009 Report,  November 2010.

Taylor, R. F., “Computational Science Module: “Selected Application Areas of Matrix Computations in Computer Science and Engineering”, NSF/Capital University Grant 0618252 2010 Report.

Bhagat, N., M. Blair, A. M. Shih, and R. F. Taylor, “The Development of a Geometry engine with Analytic Sensitivities,” AIAA-2012-0966 Paper at 50th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 9-12, 2012, Nashville, TN.

Taylor, R.F., F. Eastep, and R. Kolonay, “A Methodology for 3-D Zero-Lift Drag with Aeroelastic Effects”, AIAA 38th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, March  6, 2013, Dayton, OH.

Taylor, R.F., J Camberos, R. Kolonay, and F. Eastep, “Zero-Lift Drag Prediction Including Aeroelastic Effects”, Royal Aeronatucial Society of London, International Forum on Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics, June 24 – 27, 2013, Bristol, UK.

Camberos, J., R. Kolonay, F. Eastep, and R. Taylor, “An Efficient Method for Predicting Zero-Lift or Boundary Layer Drag Including Aeroelastic Effects for the Design Environment,” The Aeronautical Journal, Royal Aeronautical Society of London, Vol. 119, No. 1221, November 2015.

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