[Photo: Dr. G. Dimitoglou]   George Dimitoglou
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
Hood College
Frederick, MD 21701-8575
Office: HT 261
E-mail: dimitoglou [at] hood.edu
Tel. 301.696.3980
      Education
      Ph.D. Computer Science, The George Washington University
      M.S. University of Maryland
      B.S. Computer Science, Temple University

Research Interests
      Algorithms, Simulation, Robotics, Distributed Systems

Scientific/Professional Societies
      IEEE, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, ACM,
      Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (ΦΚΦ)


Projects

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Fixed-wing drone development for flight, hardware-in-the-loop and simulation studies, first person view (FPV) flights and sensor payload characterization.
Virtual Manufacturing Automation Challenge. Simulation-based challenge to stimulate research in robotics dealing with problems related to mixed-palletizing and intra-factory package delivery and logistics. Links: VMA-Competition
Simulation: Dynamic Ad Hoc Routing Simulator (DARS). Simulator of mobile, ad hoc network (MANET) protocols. Expandable, comes with Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) and Destination-Sequenced Distance-Vector Routing (DSDV). Links: project homepage, publications
JHelioviewer - Explore The Sun. Visualization software based on the JPEG 2000 compression standard. Enables serving data in a highly compressed, quality-progressive, region-of-interest based stream. Developed as open-source software by the European Space Agency (ESA) JHelioviewer Team and part of the ESA/NASA Helioviewer Project. Links: project homepage, publications
Algorithms for Lung Cancer Survivability
Algorithms for Leukemia Incidence and Survivability
(1) Performance evaluation of the C4.5 (J48) and Naive Bayes classifiers using Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data from the National Cancer Institute. Links: project homepage and my publications
(2) Predictive testing of Leukemia Incidence and Survivability. Links: project homepage and my publications
Latest News

04/13: I am grateful to SIMIO LLC for their software grant supporting my research by providing the Simio simulation software.
02/12: Our open-source Dynamic Ad-Hoc Routing Simulator has been has been added to Softpedia’s database of software programs for Mac OS.
01/12: Elected Chair of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Washington DC/NoVA Chapter.
05/11: We won! 1st place for Team Hood in the robotics mobility competition at the Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition at ICRA '11. Kudos to S. McLemore (BS '11)!
Media Coverage: Physorg.com (PDF)..A-Z Robotics (PDF).. NIST press release (PDF)..A-Z Robotics #2 (PDF).
01/11: Hood professor played a part in creating solar data software (Frederick News Post, 18-Jan-2011).
Our (with colleagues from ESA/NASA) JHelioviewer software on scientific data visualization using JPEG2000 (read our publication here) is announced both as an ESA Science and as an ESA News release during the 2010 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
Since the releases, we have received international attention from news outlets from all over the world (partial list): MSNBC.. Daily India.. Space Daily.. Red Orbit..Malaysia Sun..PhysOrg..Alpha Galileo (France) among others that will eventually be posted on the project's homepage. Also, YouTube clip has 400,000 views and growing!
12/10: My graduate student team just released our multi-platform, discrete-event network simulator DARS (Dynamic Ad Hoc Routing Simulator) on sourceforge.
07/10: Accepted invitation to become a member of the Temple University College of Science & Technology Alumni Board for the next two years (2010-2012)..
12/09: Our (with colleagues from NIST) book chapter about Simulation to Real Robots with Predictable Results: Methods and Examples is published by Springer in Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems.
11/09: Our (with colleagues from ESA/NASA) article on scientific data visualization using JPEG2000 is published in IEEE's Computing in Science & Engineering.
05/09: Received (with our Robotics Team) Kobe City Mayor's Award for Outstanding Performance in...
  Received 2008-09 Faculty Advisor Award, IEEE National Capital Section
  Sample movies (.avi) from Spring '09 graduate Robotics class homework: Autonomous Figure-8, a Parallel parking maneuver and class photo.
04/08: Hood Robotics Team gets 1st Place, 2008 Virtual Manufacturing Competition (Robotics)


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