B. Earl Wells, Ph.D., P.E.


Earl WellsProfessor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

1992
1988
1983

    Ph.D.
    M.S. 
    B.S.

    Electrical Engineering The University of Alabama
    Electrical Engineering The University of Alabama
    Electrical Engineering The University of Alabama

Biography

Dr. Wells' research focus is to exploit concurrency in its various forms to improve the performance, real time responsiveness, reliability and energy consumption of computationally-intensive applications through the intelligent utilization of modern commercially-available system hardware and software.

Courses Taught

Research Expertise

  • High-Performance Multi-core and Clustered Computing
  • GPU-Accelerated Computing
  • FPGA-based Reconfigurable Computing
  • Real-Time, Embedded, and Distributed Computing

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Outstanding Educator Award 2013 (IEEE Huntsville Section)
  • Best Paper Award 2005, International Symposium of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems  (co-authors Zexin Pan, Jaunjo Nogurera)
  • Best Paper of Session Award 2001, 20th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (co-author Sin Ming Loo)

Recent Publications

“Using Bottom-up Techniques in a Digital Hardware Design Laboratory to Better Facilitate Experiential Learning,” B. Earl Wells, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'15), July, 2015.

“Physical processe in an electron current layer causing intense plasma heating and formation of x-lines” Nagendra Singh, Igor Khazanov, and B. Earl Wells, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 22, pp. 052117, 2015.

“Rule-based multiple-target tracking in acoustic wireless sensor networks,” Youngwon Kim An, Seong-Moo Yoo Changhyuk An, and B. Earl Wells, Computer Communications, Vol. 51, pp. 81-94, 2014.

"Noise Mitigation for Multiple Targets Tracking in Acoustic Wireless Sensor Networks," Youngwon Kim An, ChangHyuk An, Seong-Moo Yoo, B. Earl Wells, peer reviewed paper #1569930201 IEEE Military Communications Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 6-8, 2014.

"UAH OnTrack: Precision Navigation System for Research on The Software Safety Issues of Positive Train Control,” Scott Schiavone, Sjohn Chambers, Sunny Patel, Lee Ann Hanback, David J. Coe, Jason Winningham, B. Earl Wells, George Petznick, and Jeffrey H. Kulick, Proceedings of The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. July 2014.

“Applying a Genetic Algorithm to Reconfigurable Hardware using a Traditional HDL Approach” Jessica Mintz and B. Earl Wells, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 36th Annual SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference, University of Alabama in Huntsville, March 24 - 25, 2012.

“Space Weather Phenomena Simulation using a Graphics Processing Unit”, Patrick Gilbert, Scotty Bridges, Jason Schansman, Frank Richard, Nagendra Singh, and B. Earl Wells, 36th Annual SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference, University of Alabama in Huntsville, March 24 - 25, 2012.

“Doppler effect on target tracking in wireless sensor networks,” Youngwon Kim An, Seong-Moo Yoo Changhyuk An, and B. Earl Wells, Computer Communications, Vol. 36, 2013.

“Noise Mitigation for Target Tracking in Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks,” Youngwon Kim An, Seong-Moo Yoo, Changhyuk An, Earl Wells, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, pp. 1166-1179, Vol. 7, No. 5, May. 2013.


“Features of electron current layers: Comparison between three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations and Cluster observations”, Nagendra Singh, Manish Yeladandi, Trinath Somarothu, B. E. WellsJournal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, 12 pp., 2010.

“Parallel electric fields in mixing hot and cold plasmas in the auroral downward current region: Double layers and ambipolar fields, Nagendra Singh, Kalyan Arcot, and B. E. WellsJournal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, March 2009.

“Digital Design – Combination Logic, ” B. Earl Wells, Sin Ming Loo, Chapter 20 in – Industrial Electronics Handbook, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2011.

“Heuristically Driven Task Agglomeration in Limited Resource Partially-Reconfigurable Systems,” David Austin and B. Earl WellsInternational Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms, Las Vegas, NV U.S.A, July 22-25, 2013.

“Hardware Supported Task Scheduling on Dynamically Reconfigurable SoC Architectures”, Zexin Pan and B. Earl Wells, in press, to appear as a full length paper in the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, Vol. 16, No. 11, November 2008.