Gerald R. Kane

Norberg Chair in Electrical EngineeringProfessor J. Newton Rayzor Hall 1115
918-631-3280
grk@utulsa.edu

First and foremost, I am an engineering educator. I spend the majority of my time finding ways to communicate the difficult concepts in electrical engineering in a manner that will enable students to come to an intuitive understanding of the subject matter. All of my other activities contribute to the goal of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of graduating students well qualified to enter the workforce or continue their education.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rice University, May 1972
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rice University, May 1971
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Washington University, June 1968

Areas of Research Focus

  • Embedded systems
  • Robotics

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, The University of Tulsa 1972 - 1975
  • Assistant Professor, Auburn University 1975 – 1977
  • Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University 1977 - 1986

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Bennett Engineering, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Improved Petroleum Recovery, Irving, Texas
  • The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Telex Computer Products, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Engineer, AL
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association ( President 2008-09, Vice president/program chair 2007-08, Secretary 2006-07)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education (Midwest Section Chair 2004)
  • Central States Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association (Chairman 1998)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Digital Control Systems (EE 4253)
  • Electric Circuit Analysis (EE2003)
  • Introduction to Computer Organization and Microprocessors (EE 2063)

Awards & Recognition

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Honorary Doctorate from Moscow Institute for Electronic Technology (MIET, 1994)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Tex Richardson Award for Guidance Activities (OEF, 2001)

Publications

  • "A Digital Logic Design Laboratory for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduates"
    T. W. Manikas, G. R. Kane, and J. G. Kohlbeck, Proceedings of the 37th ASEE Midwest Section Conference, University of Oklahoma, Sept. 11-13, 2002.
  • "A VLSI Design Course in a Resource-Constrained Environment"
    T.W. Manikas and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 38th ASEE Midwest Section Conference, University of Missouri – Rolla, Sept. 10-12, 2003.
  • "Developing Graduate Research Skills using Guided Reading Assignments"
    T.W. Manikas and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 39th ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Pittsburg State University, KS, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2004.
  • "Developing Laboratory Courses in a Resource-Constrained Environment"
    T.W. Manikas, D.E. Jussaume, and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 2005 ASEE Midwest Section Conference, University of Arkansas, Sept. 14-16, 2005.
  • "Partitioning Effects on Estimated Wire Length for Mixed Macro and Standard Cell Placement"
    T.W. Manikas and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis, New Orleans, LA, June 4-7, 2002.
  • "Partitioning Effects on Placement Performance for VLSI Design"
    T.W. Manikas and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 78th AAAS-SWARM Annual Meeting, University of Tulsa, April 8-11, 2003.
  • "Small Autonomous Mobile Robots for Teaching Introductory Programming to Engineering Students"
    Z. Carpenter, J.C. Diaz, G.R. Kane, ASEE Midwest Section 2004 Conference, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, September, 2004
  • "Standard Cell Partition Size Variance and its Effect on Physical Design"
    T.W. Manikas and G.R. Kane, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis, Lake Tahoe, CA, June 12-15, 2001.
  • "TU STORM 2004: A High School Autonomous Robotics Competition"
    Z. Carpenter, B. Carden, J.C. Diaz, G.R. Kane, J.D. Haack, E. Hangs, ASEE Midwest Section 2005 Conference, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, September 2005