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Dr. H. Bryan Riley

Professor of Practice

Office:  Fluor Daniel EIB 213, Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864 656-5638

H. Bryan Riley joined Clemson University in July 2019 with significant experience in industry and academia. Having worked for Sandia National Laboratories, General Motors Corporation, Delphi Automotive, and Honeywell Aerospace; he managed multi-disciplined and global engineering teams responsible for introducing advanced electronic features and functions for various state-of-the-art automotive and aerospace applications. He was awarded the prestigious GEM Fellowship and the Stocker Fellowship for graduate studies. Dr. Riley provided technical leadership for intelligent chassis controls for self-driving cars. He holds four patents including co-inventor of "Devices and Methods for Classifying Diabetic and Macular Degeneration” awarded by the USPTO in July 2020. Since August 2010, Dr. Riley worked as an Associate Professor teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Ohio University. He has also taught courses at Augusta Technical College and more recently at The University of South Carolina. Dr. Riley conducted research in the areas of adaptive signal processing, autonomous vehicle controls, sensor fusion, and machine learning. Dr. Riley currently is a faculty member in The Clemson University Center for Advanced Manufacturing. He is focused on teaching, research, guiding student-centered problem-based learning as well as the development of transformative technologies to address current and future manufacturing challenges.
Dr. Riley is a member of ASEE, PMP PMI, ITS America, NSBE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu, SAE Technical Standards Board, and a Life Senior member of IEEE. He has served as an ABET Program Evaluator for electrical and computer engineering degree programs for over 10 years. Since his graduate college years, he has been a member of Sigma Xi, one of the oldest and largest Scientific Research Honor Societies in the world. Since May 2016, Dr. Riley has served as an author, technical committee member, reviewer, and session chairperson for the IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing IEEE ICSIP and ASEE.

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PhD EE, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
MSEE, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
BSEE, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

Research interests

Digital Signal and Image Processing, Machine Vision, Sensor Fusion, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Manufacturing.


H. B. Riley and M. Celenk, “Constraint Decision Optimization Model for Safe Autonomous Vehicle Operation,” 2018 29th Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, (IEEE IV’18), Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China, May 2018.

H. B. Riley et al., “IR Sensing Embedded System Development for Prototype Mobile Platform and Multisensory Data Fusion for Autonomous Convoy,” Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering, Systems Journal (ASTESJ), Vol. 3, No. 4, 372-377 (2018), August 2018, ISSN: 2415-6698.

H. B. Riley and M. Celenk, “IR Sensing Embedded System Development for Prototype Mobile Platform for Autonomous Convoy,” 2nd Int. Conf. Signal and Image Processing (IEEE ICSIP 2017), Singapore, Paper ID 0107, August 2017.

H. B. Riley, “IR Sensing-Based Single Board Computer System Development for Safe Autonomous Vehicle Operation,” Proceedings of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE 2017), ASEE Press, June 2017.

A. Parajuli, et al., “Performance Assessment of Predictive Lane Boundary Detection for Non-Uniformly Illuminated Roadway Driving Assistance,” 3rd Conf. Computer and Robotic Vision,

Courses Taught and Developed

ME 4030 Control and Integration of Dynamic Systems ME 4030
ME 3120 Manufacturing Processes and Their Applications ME 3120
ME 4010 ME 4020: Internship in Engineering Design ME 4010 ME 4020
ME 4930/ME 6930 Global Manufacturing ME 4930/ME 6930 - Video

Professional Development Activities

Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute: a four-day, intensive workshop devoted to enhancing critical thinking pedagogy skills. Participated in a faculty cohort during July 2021 and June 2022.


M. Celenk, H.B. Riley, F. Schwartz, N. Gurudath, “Devices and Methods for Classifying Diabetic and Macular Degeneration,” Ohio University, Athens, OH, USPTO Patent Number 10,722,115 Award Date: July 28, 2020.

G. A. Cazzell, H. B. Riley, “System and Method for Barrier Proximity Detection,” Delphi Automotive Systems, Troy, MI, Patent Grant Number 6,581,006, Award Date: June 17, 2003.

H. B. Riley, G. Kuo, “Haptic Braking Method and System,” Delphi Automotive Systems, Troy, MI, Patent Grant Number 6,485,113, Award Date: November 26, 2002.

B. C. Schwartz, H. B. Riley, “Method and Apparatus for Detecting Vehicle Stop,” Delphi Automotive Systems, Troy, MI, 1999 Patent Grant Number 6,456,230, Award Date: September 24, 2002.

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