Effective January 1, 2017, Dr. Taylor, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, retired from full-time teaching at Wright State in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
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 35 years teaching experience and most recently has taught courses in discrete mathematical structures, numerical linear algebra, numerical methods, programming, and optimization methods. He has also served as an undergraduate and graduate academic advisor for over 12 years. This included serving on numerous graduate masters and doctoral committees in engineering and computer science. He has published and presented papers at international computational and aerospace science conferences. His professional memberships have included the American Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Dr. Taylor is the 2015 recipient of Wright State’s Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence - Outstanding Lecturer. He also received a 2015 Faculty Excellence Award from the Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education (SOCHE).
Dr. Taylor taught 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.