Teng, Abraham
Title:
Associate Dean
Office:
CS 632
Phone:
(801) 863-6201
Fax:
(801) 863-7083
Mail Code:
102
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Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University 1992

Dissertation: Robust Optimal Design for Dynamic and Feedback Control Systems — with An Emphasis on Structured Uncertainties

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University 1988

Thesis: Feedback Control Systems Design Using Optimization Methods

B.S. in Naval Architecture, National Taiwan University 1980

Academic Experience

Utah Valley University

Associate Dean, College of Technology and Computing, 2010 – Present

Interim Associate Dean, School of the Arts, 2009 – 2010.

Associate Professor, Pre Engineering Department, 2009 – Present.

Associate Dean, College of Technology and Computing, 2008 – 2009.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Pre-Engineering Department, 2002 – 2009.

Department Chair, Computer Science and Pre-Engineering Department, Jan. 2007 – June 2008

Brigham Young University

Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department

Coached Senior Capstone Design Teams, 2003-2007, 2012-13.

Honors and Awards

Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2012

Faculty Excellence Award, School of Technology and Computing, Utah Valley State College, 2007

Distinguished Service Award, Motorola, 1996

Professional Memberships

American Society for Engineering Education

Campus Representative: 2005-Present

Rocky Mountain Section President Elect: 2007-2008

Rocky Mountain Section President: 2008-2009

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Association of Computing Machinery

Workshop

“Using Lego Mindstorms NXT in Secondary Schools”, June 2 – 17, 2008, Utah Valley University. In this workshop, I demonstrated how to use Lego Mindstorms NXT kits as part of Secondary School Curricula to 38 high school and junior high school teachers from the seven school districts in UVU’s service area.

Presentation

Abraham Teng, Joseph C. Free, and Alan R. Parkinson, “An Approach to Robust Design of Dynamic Systems — Allocation of Variation,” Proc. of Fourth Air Force/NASA Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Cleveland, OH, Sep. 21–23, 1990.

Patent Awarded

Patent Title: Catheter connector system; Patent Number: US 7,377,915 B2. Designed a catheter attachment system with a student team for Bard Access System. The patent was awarded on May 27, 2008.

Publications: Conference Proceedings

Abraham Teng, Joseph C. Free, and Alan R. Parkinson, “An Approach to Robust Design of Dynamic Systems — Allocation of Variation,” Proc. of Fourth Air Force/NASA Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Cleveland, OH, Sep. 21–23, 1990.

Joseph C. Free and Abraham C. Teng, “Some Practical Issues In The Design of Dynamic Systems Using Numerical Optimization Methods,” Proc. of 1990 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 16–18.

Joseph C. Free, Abraham C. Teng, Bradley Canfield and Alan R. Parkinson, “Robustness as A Metric for Optimal Design: A Methodology for Integration into the Design of Dynamic Systems,” Presented at Third Air Force/NASA Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, San Francisco, CA, Sep. 24–26, 1990.

Publications: Journal Articles

Lance Lewis, Abraham Teng, Alan Parkinson, and Joseph Free, “A General Approach for Robust Optimal Design Applied to the Design of a Control System,” Vol. 59: Computer-Aided Design/Engineering (CAD/CAE) Techniques and Their Applications, Control and Dynamic Systems, Academic Press, 1993.

Professional Development

Attended Utah Valley State Executive Leadership Forum (2006-2007)

Attended ABET Assessment Training (2007)

Attended Academic Chairperson Conference (2007)

Attended several workshops on teaching (2002-present)