报告题目： Innovations in Remote Laboratory Development
报 告 人：陈学敏 教授
Information technology has had a great impact on education, providing additional teaching strategies, such as online learning. The Digital Education Enrollment Report 2017 revealed that 29.7% of all students are taking at least one distance course in higher education. To provide such online courses, a laboratory which can provide remote experiments is inevitably necessary, especially for the engineering education. In addition, industries have embraced this emerging technology. Remote control and reconfiguration of instrumentation have become a common practice in the workplace. While information technology is constantly progressing, the remote laboratory development has kept up with brisk pace. To address the need of remote laboratory for education and research, we have developed a unified framework for remote laboratory development. This unified framework solved some common issues in this research area, such as third party plugins, firewall, cross platform, scalability, and mobile applications. Based on the unified platform, several remote laboratories have been established at Texas Southern University and partner universities.
Dr. Xuemin Chen is the founding Director of Virtual and Remote Laboratory (VR-Lab) and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Texas Southern University (TSU). He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China, in 1985, 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined the faculty of TSU in the Department of Engineering Technology in September 2006. Prior to that, he had fifteen years working experience in academia with six years at NJUST and another nine years at University of Houston. He was the recipient of the Top Research Innovations and Findings Award from Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for his contribution in the “Thickness Measurement of Reinforced Concrete Pavement by Using Ground Penetrating Radar” in 2004. Upon joining the TSU, he actively engaged in the conception and implementation of next-generation remote laboratory. He initiated the Virtual and Remote Laboratory at TSU in 2008. With the support of NSF HBCU-UP, CCLI and IEECI programs, and Qatar NPRP award, he has established a state of the art VR-Lab at TSU. His other interests include wireless sensor networks and structure health monitoring. He is a key investigator of NSF Center for Research on Complex Networks at TSU.