Stewart Crawford


Dartmouth College, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, A.B. in Mathematics, with Distinction, 1977.
Stanford University, M.S. in Operations Research, 1978.
AT&T Bell Laboratories, M.S. course-work in C.S. & Data Communications, 1985.
Colorado State University, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2003.

Summer Institute on Probability in AI, Oregon State University, 1994.
NATO Advanced Study Institute: Generalization in Neural Networks and Machine Learning, Cambridge, UK, 1997.

Research Interests

Work History

Research Leader, BioGraphix, LLC & Visible Productions, LLC, Fort Collins, CO. (1997 - continuing).
Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, (1992-1999).
Consultant, with Semantic Arts, Rocky Mountain InfoBahn, & Institute for Zero Defect Software (1988- ongoing).
Lecturer, University of Maryland - Europe (1990-1991); Colorado State University, (1996).
Adjunct Faculty, Xavier University of Louisiana (1985-86).
Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, NJ, (1977-1988. Outstanding Achievement Award (April 1984).
Data Processing Manager, Lyle Foods, Hilton Head, SC, (1975-1976).

Experience Areas

Research Projects: Biomedical visualization models and manipulations. Machine learning in image processing. Polygonal models to NURBS surfaces. Multi-grid Q-learning. Automation of software testing. Quality metrics for software development. Bayesian analysis of quality control data in manufacturing. Software development in support of research projects: designed & optimized statistical algorithms, a C-code analyzer, and graphics applications at Bell Labs; ported/ran a large-scale linear programming software for Stanford's Environmental Modeling group; developed & enhanced exploratory data analysis tools at Dartmouth.

Teaching: Prepared & taught undergraduate computer science & information systems classes in Computer Graphics, Programming languages, Numerical Analysis, Data structures, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Project Management, Human Factors, Computer Literacy. Developed and delivered corporate training and education seminars in Digital Imagery, Web Development, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, UNIX, and Bayesian statistics for QA.  Organized and led seminars for IEEE's Software Engineering Standards Seminar program in Software Quality Assurance and Software Reviews & Audits.

Process Improvement: Defined, led and supervised independent assessments of R&D development projects, providing improved software development methodologies within AT&T. Participated in standardizing project management practices and training within the R&D community of AT&T. Developed corporate QA metrics set for software projects within Bell Labs. Freelance consulting with various clients in process improvement strategy & training. Research in testing automation. Participated on IEEE-ISO standards development groups.

Internet: Design & re-engineering of web sites for improved performance and usability. Creation, delivery, and refinement of a seminar series in web development and digital imagery, aimed at technical staff (for various clients).

Information Systems: Consulting with Washington State DoT transitioning to bus-oriented SOA. Managed overall data processing operations for Lyle Foods. Supervised PC tool development group in Bell Labs. Developed integrated, interactive office applications (order entry, sales analysis, accounts receivable, etc.) for Lyle Foods, from systems analysis & design, through implementation & maintenance. Designed & implemented an entry, reporting, and analysis system for inspection data for IZDSW clients.

Selected Publications

"Extending QuickTime’s Object VR Interactivity", Stewart Crawford, in preparation.

"ActionScript: A Gentle Introduction to Programming", Stewart Crawford & Elizabeth Boese, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, v.21 #3, February 2006, pp. 156-168.

"Learning from the Expert: Improving Boundary Definitions in Biomedical Imagery", Seventh International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2003), pp. 653-659, Oxford, UK, September 2003.

Machine Learned Boundary Definitions for an Expert's Tracing Assistant in Image Processing (14 Mb), Doctoral dissertation, Colorado State University, Summer 2003.

"Dependency Analysis and Visualization as Tools to Prolong System Life," Dave McComb, Simon Robe, Simon Hoare, Stew Crawford-Hines, Proceedings of 26th International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), pp. 463-465, Oxford, UK, August 2002.

"A System for 3D Surface Models from 2D Sectional Imagery", (with Tom McCracken), International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, June 2002.

"Fast Generation of NURBS Surfaces from Polygonal Mesh Models of Human Anatomy", (with C.W.Anderson), Technical Report CS-99-101, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1999.

"Using Visual System Preprocessing Models in Dynamic Learning of Boundary Contours", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, March 1997.

"Software Inspections & Technical Reviews: Transcending the Dogma", Fifth International Conference on Software Quality, ASQC, pp. 73-81, October 1995.

"Multigrid Q-Learning", (with C.W.Anderson), Technical Report CS-94-121. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1994.

"IEEE Standard Support for Inspections, Reviews, & Audits", NSIA Proceedings of the Sixth Annual National Joint Conference on Software Quality and Productivity, pp. IIIB 84-87, April 1990.

"A Guideline for Standards Implementation", Computer Standards Conference 1986, Proceedings, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 18-20, 1986.

"Software Development Process Audits - A General Procedure", (with M.H.Fallah), Proceedings of Eighth International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 137-141, 1985.

"An Analysis of Static Metrics and Faults in C Software", (with A.A.McIntosh, D.Pregibon), Journal of Systems and Software, vol 5, pp. 37-48, 1985.

"Software Quality Control and Assurance", (with W.K.Comella & V.S.Hiering), Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Software Engineering -- Poster Sessions, pp. 51-52, 1982.

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