Donald R. Riley

Professor of Information Systems
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies Department

Telephone: (301) 405-8855
Office: 4469 Van Munching Hall
E-Mail: drriley@umd.edu

[Education ] [Research Interests] [Responsibilities]
[Experience] [Honors and Awards] [Books Written]
[Copyrighted Software] [Patents] [Publications]

Donald R. Riley, Ph.D.

Professor of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies and Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Special Assistant to the President

University of Maryland     						Telephone: 301-405-8855
4469 Van Munching Hall  						FAX: 301-405-8655
College Park , MD 20742 						Email: drriley@umd.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. 1976; M.S. 1970; B.S. 1969 -- School of Mechanical Engineering , Purdue University .

 

Research Interests

Information Technology, High Performance Networking, Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing, Knowledge Based Systems

 

Present Professional Responsibilities and Activities

Dr. Riley is Professor, Decision, Operations and Information Technologies. In the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park,. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Riley served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and member of the President's Cabinet charged with overseeing information technology planning and coordination, and the central I.T. infrastructure: all major central computing, telecommunications and networking infrastructure and services, including academic, student and administrative computer services and instructional technology, with an annual operating budget of over $30 million.

He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation, co-chairs the IEEAF Committee of APAN (Asia-Pacific Advanced Network). Dr. Riley is founder and co-chair of the annual Chinese American Network Sympoisum and was recognized in 2000 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences as “Senior Technical Advisor to China Science and Technology Network.” He also serves as I.T. Fellow for the Southeastern University Research Association (SURA), Washington , DC , and serves on the Board of Directors of the Multi-Sector Crisis Management Consortium, Washington , D.C.

Dr. Riley is active at the national level: one of the founding members of the national Internet2 initiative, serves on the Network Planning and Policy Advisory Council (NPPAC); EDUCAUSE Board of Trustees (1998-2001, inaugural chair); founding member of EDUCAUSE National Learning Infrastructure Initiative and past member of Steering Committee; co-chaired the launch of the EDUCAUSE Task Force on Systems Security. Dr. Riley is one of the founding principals in the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) regional networking consortium, one of the largest Internet2 regional gigapops, and hosts the NGIX-DC (Next Generation Internet Exchange) for the federal agency NGI R&D networks at the University of Maryland . He also served on the State of Maryland Task Force on High Speed Network Infrastructure and the E-commerce Committee of the State I.T. Board.

Prior to coming to the University of Maryland , Dr. Riley was the first CIO at the University of Minnesota (1992-1998), and was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering Department from 1976 to 1998. Research and teaching interests included applications of interactive computer graphics to CAD-CAM; knowledge-based systems for design and manufacturing; computer-aided mechanism analysis and design; application of CAD/CAM techniques to biomechanical and bioengineering problems; and product development process. Dr. Riley is an ASME Fellow, and participated in the founding and leadership of the Computers in Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was 1990-91 Chair of its Executive Committee; numerous seminars, invited lectures and presentations, panel sessions, short courses and tutorials at the local, national, and international level. He has published over 100 refereed technical papers and several copyrighted software packages for computer aided design; he has graduated 27 M.S. and 13 Ph.D. students; he has been responsible as principal or co-principal investigator for over $9 million in grants.

 

Management and Administrative Experience

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Maryland , 1998 - 2003.

Chief Information Officer, University of Minnesota , 1995 – 1998.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Information Technology, University of Minnesota, 1993-95.

Acting Assoc. Provost for Computing and Information Systems, University of Minnesota, 1992-93.

Associate Director, Productivity Center, 1987-1992.

Director, Computer Graphics and Computer Aided Design Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Minnesota, 1979-1992.

Director, Project Woksape, University of Minnesota , a $7.5 million grant for instructional research and development, Aug. 1985 - June 1989.

 

Honors and Awards

Honorary Professor, Tashkent State Economic University, 2000

Honorary Professor, Tashkent Electrotechnical Institute of Communications, 2000

Senior Technical Advisor to China Science and Technology Network by Chinese Academy of Sciences, June 2000.

Editor for Computer Aided Design, J. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Pergamon Press: 1990-92.

Contributing Editor, Computers in Mechanical Engineering, ASME, l982-1990.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, 1995.

George Taylor Award for Service, University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, 1992.

U.S. Delegate/Lecturer, NSC/NSF Joint Seminar on Recent Developments in Mechanical Design , Taiwan , 1990.

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1985.

AT&T Foundation Excellence in Education Award, Am. Society for Engineering Education, 1985.

MSPE Minnesota Young Engineer of the Year, 1980.

 

Chapters of Books Written

1. "Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing," with A. G. Erdman, Mechanical Design and Systems Handbook, Chapter 16, 2nd edition, Editor H. Rothbart, McGraw-Hill, 1985, 44 pages.

2. "The Role of Kinematic Analysis and Synthesis in CAD/CAM," with A. G. Erdman, Auerbach CAD/CAM Series, Volume 3, CAD: Detailed Design and Drafting, February 1985.

3. "Computer Aids for Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis" with A.G. Erdman, in Handbook of Manufacturing Automation and Integration, pp. 459-470, J. Stark, Ed., Auerbach, Boston, MA, 1990.

4. "Representation of Conceptual Mechanical Design Knowledge", Esterline, A., Arnold , M., Riley, D., and Erdman, A. in Mechanical Design: Theory and Methodology, M.B. Waldron, and K.J. Waldron (ed.), pp. 87-142, Springer-Verlag, 1995.

 

Copyrighted Software

MINN/DRAFT, with F. Kelso, 1981.

LINCAGES-6, with A. G. Erdman, and T. Chase, 1983. LINCAGES-4, with A.G. Erdman, 1986. Macintosh LINCAGES, with K. Chin-Purcell and A.G. Erdman, 1988.

 

Patents Awarded:

U.S. Patents Nos. 5,027,281; 5,121,333; 5,121,334; and 5,128,870.

 

Publications : Author or co-author of over 100 technical papers ; representative publications:

1. "A Case-Based Approach To Planar Linkage Design", A. Bose, M. Gini, and D.R. Riley, J. Artificial Intelligence in Engineering", Vol. 11 pp.107-119, 1997.

2. "Integrating Optimal Experimental Design into the Design of a Multi-axis Load Transducer," M.J. Wickham, D. R. Riley, and C.J. Nachtsheim, J. Engineering for Industry, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 117, pp. 400-405, August 1995.

3. Book Chapter: "Representation of Conceptual Mechanical Design Knowledge", Esterline, A., Arnold , M., Riley, D., and Erdman, A. in Mechanical Design: Theory and Methodology, M.B. Waldron, and K.J. Waldron (ed.), pp. 87-142, Springer-Verlag, 1995.

4. “Computer Aided Process Planning for Turned Parts using Fundamental and Heuristic Principles”, U. P. Korde, B.C. Bora, K.A. Stelson, and D.R. Riley, Journal of Engineering for Industry, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 114, pp. 31-40, February 1992.

5. "A Knowledge Based Dwell Mechanism Assistant Designer", D. Rosen, D. R. Riley, and A. G. Erdman, J. Mechanical Design, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 113 No. 3, pp. 205-212, September 1991.

6. "Application of Beams on Elastic Foundation and B-spline Solution Methodologies to Parametric Analysis of Intramedullary Implant Systems," J. E. Bechtold and D. R. Riley, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 441-448, 1991.

7. Book Chapter: "Computer Aids for Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis" with A.G. Erdman, in Handbook of Manufacturing Automation and Integration, pp. 459-470, J. Stark, Ed., Auerbach, Boston, MA, 1990.

8. "MINN-DWELL: Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Linkage-Type Dwell Mechanisms," S. Kota, A. G. Erdman, and D. R. Riley, J. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp.423-433, 1988.

9. "A Network-Based Expert System for Intelligent Design of Mechanisms," S. Kota, A. G. Erdman, D. R. Riley, A. Esterline, and J. Slagle,Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Vol. 2, No.1, pp.17-32, 1988.