David Coe, Ph.D.


Coe-2Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Education

2002
1991
1989

    Ph.D.
    M.S.
    B.S.

    Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, Duke University

Biography

David J. Coe earned a BS in Computer Science from Duke University in 1989, and an MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002 with his dissertation titled “Fabrication Technology Approaches to Micromachined Synthetic Jets”. In the fall of 2002, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Research Expertise

Dr. Coe’s research interests span the design, implementation, verification, and certification of complex cyber-physical systems. Specific areas of interest include software safety and security, model-based engineering, survivable critical systems, unmanned systems, and the design and fabrication of micro-machined sensors and actuators.

Selected research projects include:

  • Optimization of performance monitoring unit (PMU) events for Android malware detection
  • An agile model-based design process for airworthiness certification (DO-178C/DO-331)
  • Design of an extended duration, hybrid gas-electric powered unmanned hexcopter
  • Positive train control software safety test bed
  • Flexible self-healing sensor skin
  • MEMS-assisted cryptographic system for the protection of critical software and data

 

Honors & Awards

 The paper below was selected as one of the thirty best papers published by Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics in 2006.

"Model of a MEMS Sensor using a Common Gate MOSFET Differential Amplifier," D.J. Coe, J.M. English, R. Lindquist, and T. J. Kaiser, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 39 (2006), pp. 4353-4358.

Recent Publications

Scott M. Schiavone, SJohn Chambers, Sunny J. Patel, Lee Ann Hanback, David J. Coe, Jason Winningham, B. Earl Wells Jr, Jeffrey H. Kulick, “UAH OnTrack: Precision Navigation System for Research on The Software Safety Issues of Positive Train Control”, 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP’14), WORLDCOMP 2014, July 21-24, 2014.

David J. Coe and Jeffrey H. Kulick, “Positive Train Control: Concepts, Implementations, and Challenges”, 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP’14), WORLDCOMP 2014, July 21-24, 2014.

David J. Coe, Ronald Bowman, and Jason Winningham, “Automated Feedback for Personalized Learning”, 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS’14), WORLDCOMP 2014, July 21-24, 2014.

Roslyn L. Brown, Heather L. Helton, Allison C. Williams, Michael T. Shrove, Mladen Milosevic, Emil Jovanov, David Coe, and Jeff Kulick, "Android Control Application for NAO Humanoid Robot," 2013 Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'13), WORLDCOMP 2013, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Travis Cleveland, David J. Coe, and Jeffrey H. Kulick, "Video Processing for Motion Tracking of Safety Critical Systems," 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'13), WORLDCOMP 2013, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Michael C. Lindsey, David J. Coe, Jeffrey Kulick, Letha Etzkorn, and Yujian Fu, “Design of Safety Critical Survivable Systems Using Autonomic and Semantic Web Methodologies”, International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP’12) WorldComp 2012, Las Vegas, NV, July 2012.

Elise Haley David Coe, and Jeffrey Kulick, “3-D Visualization of Simulink Physics Models Using Unreal Engine,” International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization (MSV’12) WorldComp 2012, Las Vegas, NV, July 2012.

David J. Coe, Joshua Hogue, Jeffrey Kulick, “Software Safety Engineering Education,” Presented at 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice,  (SERP'11) WorldComp 2011, July 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

J.H. Kulick, D.J. Coe, J.S. Hogue, and R.K. Gaede, "Cyber-physical Systems Design: The Software Safety Engineering & Model-Based Design Divide," 2011 Army/NASA System and Software Engineering Forum, July 26-27, 2011, Huntsville, AL

D.J. Coe, “A Review of Boundary Value Analysis Techniques,”Crosstalk, Vol. 21, No. 4, April 2008, pp. 19-22.

E. R. Haley, G.B. Collins, and D.J. Coe, “The Wonderful World of Wiki Benefits Students and Instructors,” IEEE Potentials, vol. 27, no. 2, March/April 2008, pp. 21-26.

D.J. Coe, “Improving Consistency in Use Case Points Estimates,” Crosstalk, Vol. 21, No. 3, March 2008, pp. 8-12.

J.M. English, J. Kulick, D.J. Coe, and R.K. Gaede, “MEMS-Assisted Cryptography for CPI Protection,” IEEE Security and Privacy, Vol. 5, Issue 4, July/August 2007, pp.14-21.

"MEMS-Assisted Cryptography for CPI Protection," J.M. English, J. Kulick, D.J. Coe, and R.K. Gaede, IEEE Security and Privacy, June 2007.

"Protection of Cryptographic Systems Using Reconfigurable MEMS-Based Tamper Sensors," Jennifer English, David Coe, Rhonda Gaede, Jeffrey Kulick, Proceedings of the Reconfigurable Systems, Microsystems, and Nanotechnology Conference, Redstone Arsenal, May 8, 2007.

"Opposable Gate MEMS Accelerometer with Differential Output," D.J. Coe and J.M. English, Sensor Letters, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2006, pp. 215-221.

"Model of a MEMS Sensor using a Common Gate MOSFET Differential Amplifier," D.J. Coe, J.M. English, and R. Lindquist, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 39 (2006), pp. 4353-4358.

"A Flexible, Self-Healing, Smart Skin," J.A. Carlson, J.M. English, and D.J. Coe, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 15 (2006), N129-N135.

"LTCC Fabrication for a Leaf Spring Vertical Actuator," C.H. Newborn, J.M. English, and D.J. Coe , International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 61-67.

"Pneumatically-actuated micromachined synthetic jet modulators," D.J. Coe, M.G. Allen, C. Rinehart, and A. Glezer, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 132 (2006), pp. 689-700.

"A Micromachined Ceramic Vertical Leaf Spring Actuator Using LTCC Materials," Craig H. Newborn II, Jennifer M. English, and David J. Coe, IMAPS Ceramic Interconnect Technology: The Next Generation II, Denver, Colorado, April 2004.

"Pneumatically actuated micromachined synthetic jet modulators," D. J. Coe, M. G. Allen, C. S. Rinehart, and A. Glezer, under review with Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, (2002).

U.S. Patent Number 5,894,990: "Synthetic Jet Actuators and Applications Thereof," Ari Glezer, Mark G. Allen, David J. Coe, Barton L. Smith, Mark Alan Trautman, and John M. Wiltse, April (1999).

U.S. Patent Number 5,758,823: "Synthetic Jet Actuators and Applications Thereof," Ari Glezer, Mark G. Allen, David J. Coe, Barton L. Smith, Mark Alan Trautman, and John M. Wiltse, June (1998).

"Addressable Micromachined Jet Arrays," D.J. Coe, M.G. Allen, B.L. Smith, and A. Glezer, Transducers '95/Eurosensors IX, Stockholm, Sweden, June (1995).

"Micromachined Jets for Manipulation of Macro Flows," David J. Coe, Mark G. Allen, Mark A. Trautman, and Ari Glezer, 1994 Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, Hilton Head, South Carolina, June (1994).

"Micromachined Jets for Manipulation of Macro Flows," D.J. Coe, M.G. Allen, M.A. Trautman, and A. Glezer, 1994 APS/DFD Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Vol. 39, No. 9, November, (1994).