Our Faculty

Rick Kline

Associate Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Computer Science NY

Location
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 234
  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center 319
Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours
Virtual

Spring 2021

Mon, Wed 1:00pm-3:30pm

I love technology and am not afraid to take things apart to make them work better. I love UX and always try to look at designs from the perspective of the intended users.

Biography


Dr. Kline teaches throughout the CS curriculum, from first-year programming through graduate courses in User Experience Design. He is also a fierce supporter and volunteer with FIRST, a non-profit devoted to engaging kids ages 6-18 in STEM activities around robotics.

Education


PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Computer Science

MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994
Computer Science

BS, University of Akron, 1991
Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Awards and Honors


Pace University, August 2015 - Provost Faculty Fellow
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, September 2013 - Pace Academy Faculty Scholar
Jefferson Awards for Public Service, April 2012 - Jefferson Award for Public Service Bronze Medal
Pace University, 2006 - Outstanding Contribution Award for Teamwork and Innovation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2000 - Jack Hollingsworth Prize in Education


Publications


An android smartphone as IDE and robot controller
Kline, R. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, The. Vol 33 (Issue 6) , pages 137-138. http://dlnext.acm.org/doi/abs/10.5555/3205191.3205207

PRESENTATIONS


Kline, R. (2020, January 14). EF International Academy Campus Visit. Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World. Pace University.

Kline, R. (2019, September 7). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. FIRST, Peekskill NY.

Minnis, M. & Kline, R. (2019, May 16). Westchester County GIS Users Group Meeting. A 3D Printed Model of the Pocantico River Watershed. Westchester County GIS Office and ESRI, SUNY Purchase.

Kline, R. (2019, May 15). Isaac Newton School for Math and Science Campus Visit. Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World. Pace University.

Minnis, M. & , R. (2019, May 14). NEARC Spring GIS Conference. A 3D Printout of the Pocantico River Watershed. NEARC, Keene College, Keene, NH.

Minnis, M. M. & Kline, R. (2019, May 3). Pocantico Watershed Information Session. Preliminary showing of the 3D printed model of the Pocantico watershed. Pace University, Dyson Hall of Pace University.

Kline, R. (2019, February 2). City of Science. Hands-on robotics with FIRST. World Science Festival, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY.

Kline, R. (2018, September 8). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY.

Kline, R. (2018, June 18). Isaac Newton School for Math and Science Campus Visit. Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World. Pace University.

Kline, R. (2018, April 27). Robots Acting Like People. Cub Scout Pack 111 Valhalla, Pace University.

Kline, R. (2017, October 27). President Krislov Faculty Showcase. FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Outreach. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Kline, R. & Hill, J. (2017, October 13). East Brunswick STEM Night. Computing and STEM Presentation and Demo. East Brunswick NJ Schools, East Brunswick, NJ.

Kline, R. (2017, September 9). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY.

Kline, R., DiMeglio, G., Mojica, E., Zapata, J. & Birney, L. (2017, April 7). 21st CCSC Northeastern Conference 2017. Visualization of Environmental Data for the Billion Oyster Project. Consortium for Computing Science Colleges, Albany, NY.

Kline, R. (2017, March 29). NY CS Fair. CS @ College Discussion Panel. TEALS / Microsoft / CSNYC , New York, NY.

Kline, R. (2016, September 10). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY.

RESEARCH INTEREST


K-12 STEM Education; Usability and User Experience Design

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


Seidenberg Peer Mentoring Program
Kline, R., Elson, S. & Sarris, S. May 2017 - August 2018.Pace Path Innovation Fund,Local,$11,000.00.Funded.

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Grant
Kline, R. November 2017 - May 2018.Tech Valley FIRST,Private,$5,000.00.Funded.

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Grant
Kline, R. November 2016 - May 2017.Tech Valley FIRST,Private,$5,000.00.Funded.

Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics
Kline, R. & Mosley, P. January 2006 - December 2006.Pace University Presidential Grant,Pace University,$5,000.00.Funded."Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics"

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


The Journal News / lohud.com [Newspaper], February52017
Article and accompanying video of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge robotics championship tournament

News 12 Hudson Valley [TV], February52017
Coverage of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge Hudson Valley Championship Tournament during newscasts on Feb 5 and 6, 2017

WRGB-6 CBS Albany NY [TV], January142017
Student teams step up in Tech Challenge Tournament http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/student-teams-step-up-in-tech-challenge-tournament

Time Warner Cable News Albany NY [TV], January142017
Capital Region Robotics Teams Compete for Spot in Championship Round http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2017/01/14/capital-region-robotics-teams-compete-for-spot-in-championship-round.html

WNYT-13 NBC Albany NY [TV], January142017
Capital Region high schoolers show off skills in robotics, STEM http://wnyt.com/stem/first-tech-challenge-tournament-albany-stem13/4371362/?cat=10114

Computerworld [Internet], June192013
Quoted in article "Making peril permanent: Google's Gmail app redesign". http://www.computerworld.com/article/2497939/internet/making-peril-permanent--google-s-gmail-app-redesign.html

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Interaction Design Association (IxDA)[Member]

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), New York City Chapter[Member]

Association for Computing Machinery[Member]

Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction[Member]

COLLEGE SERVICE


  • Pepper Robotics Working Group[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Supervise and support students interested in doing projects with our Pepper robot. Worked to make the robot available for remote use 24/7 through Pace VPN and video monitoring.
  • MS in Human-Centered Design degree program drafting committee[Committee Member]
    Desc: Designing and preparing new master's degree. Shepherding through all stages of internal and external approvals. With A. Cotoranu and Z. Zhang.


  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Seidenberg School awards ceremony participant and speaker, May 17, 2021.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Seidenberg School awards ceremony participant and speaker, May 20, 2020.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV)[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, May 15, 2018.
  • Seidenberg TAP Committee[Committee Member]
    Desc: Reviewed two cases for tenure and promotion for the Seidenberg School faculty

  • Seidenberg School Faculty Council[Committee Chair]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC)[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, May 21, 2018.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV)[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, May 15, 2018.
  • Seidenberg Peer Mentoring Faculty Supervisor[Faculty Mentor]
  • Social Innovation Challenge[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Met with participating teams, invited them to describe their projects, offered advice and answered questions. December 2, 2017
  • Graduate Program Open House[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Represented Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications programs at graduate open house at Pleasantville campus. Oct 25, 2017.
  • Seidenberg Scheduling Task Force[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Our team developed improvements to the process and the tools needed to produce the school course offering schedule for each semester. February - June 2017.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC)[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017.
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV)[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: School awards ceremony, May 17, 2017.
  • WestchesterSmart Mobile App Contest[Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: I assisted in both preparation and execution of this event. I contributed to the planning of the mid-contest review and workshop day. I co-led volunteer judge orientation with Dr. Jean Coppola. I helped review and revise evaluation criteria. I lent the group several tablets for use on the day of final judging. March - April, 2017
  • Leadership in Science and Technology Gala[Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Supported the school as a paid participant in this fundraising event. April 21, 2017.
  • High School Guidance Counselors Open House[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Participated in planning event and activities for guidance counselor events in both Pleasantville and NYC. Served as co-presenter and facilitator for Pleasantville event. Oct - Dec 2016.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE


  • University Classroom Design Committee[Committee Member]
    Desc: I contribute toward design of better learning spaces for our courses using technology and supporting active learning strategies.
  • University Commencement 2018 (3 ceremonies)[Attendee, Graduation]
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (both campuses)[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Planned and supervised program on robotics for children of university employees.
  • President Krislov Inauguration, Faculty Marshal[Attendee, Award Ceremony]
  • University Commencement 2017
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day[Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: Planned and supervised program on robotics for children of university employees.
  • BOCES College/Career Fair[Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Represented Pace University at Putnam-Northern Westchester College/Career Fair
  • Guidance Counselor Day at Pace[Program Organizer]
    Desc: Helped plan Seidenberg school portion of an event bringing 100+ high school guidance counselors for an informational day at Pace in both NYC and Pleasantville. Participated in Pleasantville event as well.
  • University Convocation 2016[Attendee, Convocation]
  • University Commencement 2016, Faculty Reader[Attendee, Graduation]
  • MyPace Mobile App Committee[Committee Member]
    Desc: I provided advice and input on the content and organization of the university mobile app for smartphones.
  • Sponsored Research Released Time Evaluation Committee[Committee Member]
  • University Commencement 2011, Faculty Reader[Guest Speaker]
  • University Commencement 2010, Faculty Marshal[Attendee, Graduation]
  • University Commencement 2006, Faculty Reader[Guest Speaker]
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