Eugene Kwatny

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Preferred name: Gene Kwatny
Position: Professor, Vice Chair
Office location: Science Education and Research Center (SERC), Room 324
Phone number: 1-215-204-1679
Joined CIS: 1979
Gene Kwatny is Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and currently Vice Chair of the CIS Department. He is responsible for technology planning and management, course scheduling, and space management. He is a member of the CIS non-tenure track faculty search committee, and the CIS promotion and tenure committee. He is Chair of the University's Non-Enrollment Technology Fee Grant Committee.

Professor Kwatny is a member of the Center for Networked Computing and is involved with the Meso-Scale GENI WiMAX Project, and the Hybrid High-Performance GPU/CPU System project.
Professor Kwatny received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering from Drexel University.

He was a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow from 1966 to 1971. From 1971 to 1979, he was Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and Principal Investigator, Visual Systems, Krusen Center for Research and Engineering, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. He was also the Director of Computer and Information Sciences, Krusen Center for Research and Engineering from 1974 to 1983. During the period from 1971 to 1979, he led research efforts in neuroscience and brain injury, specifically interested in oculomotor function and related perceptuomotor issues.

He joined the Department of Computer and Information Sciences in 1979 and has been Professor since 1992. He was a co-developer of a high-level language signal processing tool, PEDS, and has developed commercial systems for the analysis of animal electrocardiograms. He has received funding for research from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and pharmaceutical companies. He was the Principal Investigator for the development of Internet2 access at Temple University. He has been a co-PI of GENI WiMAX projects that are providing tools for the Next Generation Internet. His research interests are in real-time and distributed systems, laboratory automation, and biomedical signal processing. His teaching interests are in computer systems, particularly operating systems and computer architecture.

Dr. Kwatny is a member of the (Life) IEEE, ACM and Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society).
  • Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering), Drexel University
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Drexel Institute of Technology
Research interests:
Real-time Systems, Operating Systems, Systems Programming
Selected publications:
  • "Performance of Parallel Hashing Algorithms on the Connection Machine", with Z. Khan, Proc. International Society Computers and their Application, March, 1994.
  • "Issues in Performance Comparisons Across Parallel Architectures", with Z. Khan, Proc. Conference on Performance Evaluation of Parallel Systems, November, 1993.
  • "ECG Analysis in Remotely Monitored Concious Dogs", with S. Pettinger, P. Struve, B. Howe and S. Kau, Proc. Experimental Biology 93, March, 1993.
  • "Effectiveness of Join Processing Techniques on Parallel and Distributed Architectures", with Z. Khan, Proc. of the IEEE Internatioanl Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, ed: R. Melhem, P. 292 (extended abstract), October, 1992.