The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Robert J. Schalkoff

Robert SchalkoffProfessor of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Graduate Program Coordinator

Ph.D. - 1979, University of Virginia
Electrical Engineering
M.E. - 1976, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Electric Power Engineering
B.S. - 1975, University of Virginia, Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
Office: 334 Fluor Daniel EIB
Office Phone: 864.656.5913
Fax: 864.656.7220
Email: rjschal@clemson.edu

Personal home page

Professional 
Prior to joining Clemson University in 1985, Dr. Schalkoff was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. From 1976 - 1977 he was an engineer for Exxon Production Research Company, Subsea Systems Section, in Houston Texas. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi, and a Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). His primary scholarly interests are in intelligent systems and computing.

Research Interests
Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision 
    -surface modeling and mapping 
    -autonomous visual inspection 
    -biometric pattern recognition 
    -color image processing 
    -image sequence analysis 
    -meta-algorithms and machine learning
Evolutionary and Soft Computing
    -artificial intelligence 
    -artificial neural networks
    -fuzzy systems
Programming Languages and Paradigms

Textbooks
-Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision, John Wiley and Sons, 1989
-Artificial Intelligence:  An Engineering Approach, McGraw-Hill, 1990
-Pattern Recognition:  Statistical, Syntactic and Neural Approaches, John
Wiley and Sons, 1992
-Artificial Neural Networks, McGraw-Hill, 1997
-Programming Languages and Methodologies, Jones and Bartlett, 2007
-Intelligent Systems: Principles, Paradigms and Pragmatics (forthcoming).

Memberships and Awards
Fellow, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Member, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi.
Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Member, American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
Member, IEEE Computer Society Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Technical Committee.
1998 Faculty Researcher of the Year Award, Sigma Xi, Clemson University Chapter
1999 Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence.
1999 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Achievement.
2000 Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence.
2001 Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence.
Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished Fellow in Electrical Engineering (WPI), 1984.