Dr. Al Cripps

Department of Computer Science

Middle Tennessee State University

 

P.O. Box 221

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Phone: 615-898-2378

FAX:   615-898-5567

email:   csal@mtsu.edu

WWW: www.mtsu.edu/~csal

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1980

M.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 1975

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 1974

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of Association for Computing Machinery

Member of International Neural Network Society

 

Professional Teaching Experience

Full Professor, MTSU, 1994 -- present

Associate Professor, MTSU, 1986--1993

            Acting Chairman of Computer Science, MTSU, 1986-- 1987

            Assistant Professor, MTSU,1981--1986

            Assistant Professor, Tennessee Tech, 1980--- 1981

            Graduate Assistant, University of Tennessee, 1975--1980

 

Most Recent Research and Grants

 

Nghiep Nguyen, Al Cripps, and Hoang Nguyen "Using the Quiz Tool in a Course Management System to Improve Online Learning Effectiveness: An Empirical Analysis", National Social Science Journal, p99-103, Volume 30#1 2008

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen, "Fuzzy Lattice Neurocomputing Using Weighted Cosine Similarity Measure," IJCNN 2007 International Joint Converence on Neural Networks, August 12-17, 2007, Orlando, Florida

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen, "Fuzzy Lattice Clustering Using Weighted Cosine", JCIS Joint Conference on Information Sciences, July 18-24, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen, "Fuzzy Lattice Reasoning with Delta Measures", WorldComp 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

Nghiep Nguyen, Al Cripps, and Hoang Nguyen "Using the Quiz Tool in a Course Management System to Improve Online Learning Effectiveness: An Empirical Analysis", National Technology Conference in Las Vegas,April 15-April 17 2007

 

Book Chapter: Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen, Chapter 13 "Fuzzy Lattice Reasoning (FLR) Classification Using Similarity Measures" in book titled 'Computational Intelligence Based on Lattice Theory' published by Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.  March 2007

 

Nghiep Nguyen, Al Cripps, and Hoang Nguyen, "Using Online Discussion to Foster Online Learning Effectiveness:  An Empirical Analysis" National Technology and Social Science Journal, Vol 27 Number 1 page 82, 2006

 

Nghiep Nguyen,  Al Cripps,  and Hoang Nguyen, "Using the Quiz tool in a CMS to Improve Online Learning Effectiveness", Hawaii International Conference on Business, May 25 through May 28, 2006

 

Al Cripps,  Chrisila Pettey, and Nghiep Nguyen "Improving the Performance of FLN by Using Similarity Measures and Evolutionary Algorithms"  WCCI (World Congress on Computational Intelligence) Jully 23, 2006, Vancouver BC Canada.  Selected as best paper in session FUZZ-IEEE 2006 special session 'S4. Computational Intelligence Based on Lattice Theory

 

            Nghiep Nguyen and Al Cripps.Using Multiple Intelligences for Effective Online Teaching,”    National Social Science Journal.  2004.

 

            Al Cripps, Nghiep Nguyen and Vassilis Kaburlasos, "Three Improved Fuzzy Lattice Neurocomputing (FLN) Classifiers"  Presentation at the July 2003 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in Portland Oregon.

 

Al Cripps, Nguyen, Kaburlasos, and Papadakis. "Improved Experimental Results Using Fuzzy Lattice Neurocomputing (FLN) Classifiers" Presentation at the Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications  Conference June 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Nghiep Nguyen and Al Cripps. “Fostering Transformative Learning in Online Courses,”    National Social Science Journal.  2003.

 

Paper Presentation at Global Conference on Business and Management in Paris, France, July 7-9, 2002, titled "Bankruptcy Prediction: How Good Are Neural Nets?" by Osama El-Temtamy, E. Anthon Eff, and Al Cripps

 

Paper Presentation at National Social Science Conference in Las Vega, NV, April 2002, titled "Accelerating the Transformative Learning Process in Online Teaching" by Nghiep Nguyen and Al Cripps

 

Nghiep Nguyen, Al Cripps, and Barbara Draude.  "Application of the AAHE’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education to Online Teaching,"    National Social Science Journal.  Accepted June 2001.

 

Paper presented at National Social Science Conference in Las Vega, NV, April 2001, titled "Application of the AAHE’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education to Online Teaching" by Nghiep Nguyen, Al Cripps, and Barbara Draude

 

Nghiep Nguyen  and Al Cripps. “Predicting Housing Value: A Comparison of Multiple Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Network.”  Journal of Real Estate Research, Nov-Dec 2001 Vol 22 #3.

 

Anatoli Gorchetchnikov and Al Cripps.  "Neural Unit Sensitive to Modulation" in the Proceedings of the ANNIMAB (Artificial Neural Networks in Medicine and Biology) Conference.  Geteborg, Sweden May 12‑15 2000.

 

Nghiep Nguyen and Al Cripps.  "Building a Decision Support System for a Real Estate Company:  Concept and Practical Implementation." National Social Science Association, Las Vegas (March 2000)

 

Al Cripps.  MTSU Faculty Research Grant for BAM nets, Fall 1999

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen.  “Identifying Profitable Investment Properties Using Artificial Neural Networks.”  Mid West Finance Association (March, 1999)

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen.  “Using a Data Warehouse for Real Property Appraisal.”  Proceedings of National Social Science Association San Diego (May 1998)

 

Al Cripps, Osama El-Temtamy, and Tony Eff. “Bankruptcy Prediction:  How Good Are Neural Networks?”  Proceedings of Academy of Economics and Finance, Lafayette Louisiana.  (February, 1997).

 

Al Cripps. “National Science Foundation Grant Review Committee on Network Design,” Washington D.C. (October, 1996)

 

Al Cripps. “Using Neural Nets and Clustering to Predict GPA.” Proceedings of World Congress on Neural Networks (September, 1996).

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen. “Forecasting Housing Values in Rutherford County Using an Artificial Neural Network,” Proceedings of National Social Science Association (March 1996)

 

Al Cripps. “Using Artificial Neural Nets to Predict Academic Performance,” Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (February 1996).

 

Al Cripps and Nghiep Nguyen. “Neural Networks in Business: Concept and Implementation in Selecting an Investment Property,” Proceedings of the Midsouth Academy of Economics and Finance (February 1996).

 

Al Cripps. "National Science Foundation Grant Review Committee on Network Design," Washington D.C. (October, 1996)