Rick Kline
Associate Professor

E-mail: rkline@pace.edu

School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Computer Science NY
Primary Location: 163 William Street 234

Office Hours: (Fall 2017)
Tuesday, Thursday
3:00PM-5:30PM

Office Phone:
+1 (212) 346-1849

Secondary Location: Goldstein Academic Center 311

Education

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, 2002

Computer Science

MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994

Computer Science

BS, University of Akron, 1991

Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Scheduled Courses

Fall 2017:
No courses scheduled.

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 101: Downtown New York
  • CIS 101: Introduction to Computing
  • CIS 102: Prblm Slvng Using LEGO Rbtcs
  • CIS 102: Prblm Solving Using LEGO Rbtcs
  • CIS 102: Problem Solving using LEGO's
  • CISM 101: Introduction to Computing
  • CIT 312: Introduction to Programming I
  • CS 121: Computer Programming I
  • CS 122: Computer Programming II
  • CS 241: Data Structures/Algorithms
  • CS 363: Human Fctrs & Usability Metric
  • CS 371: Operating Sys/Architecture I
  • CS 396: Human/Computer Interaction
  • CS 397: Usability Testing & Eval
  • CS 488: Computer Netwrk & the Internet
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • CS 490: Independent Study
  • CS 502: Fund Comp Sci I using Java
  • CS 502: Fundamentals of Programming
  • CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
  • CS 631: Human/Computer Interaction
  • CS 663: Hmn Factor & Usability Metrics
  • CS 693: Thesis I
  • CS 694: Thesis II
  • CS 860: Intro to Hmn Cmptr Interaction
  • CS 861: Hmn Factor & Usability Metrics
  • CS 890: Sftwre Dvlpmnt/HCI/Sftwre Mgt
  • IS 223: Fundamentals of Programming
  • IS 323: Object-Oriented Programming
  • SE 677: Software Reliability & Quality
  • SE 761: Human Factors & Usability
  • TS 600: Grad Ts/Ind Study
  • Research Interests

    K-12 STEM Education; Usability and User Experience Design

    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

    MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

    • The Journal News / lohud.com [Newspaper], February 5 2017
      Article and accompanying video of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge robotics championship tournament
    • News 12 Hudson Valley [TV], February 5 2017
      Coverage of Pace University FIRST Tech Challenge Hudson Valley Championship Tournament during newscasts on Feb 5 and 6, 2017
    • WNYT-13 NBC Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
      Capital Region high schoolers show off skills in robotics, STEM http://wnyt.com/stem/first-tech-challenge-tournament-albany-stem13/4371362/?cat=10114
    • Time Warner Cable News Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
      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
    • WRGB-6 CBS Albany NY [TV], January 14 2017
      Student teams step up in Tech Challenge Tournament http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/student-teams-step-up-in-tech-challenge-tournament
    • Computerworld [Internet], June 19 2013
      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] 2009
    • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), New York City Chapter [Member] 2008
    • Association for Computing Machinery [Member] 2002
    • Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction [Member] 2002

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Kline, R., Elson, S. & Sarris, S. (2017, May). Seidenberg Peer Mentoring Program. Pace Path Innovation Fund , Local , $11,000.00 . Funded,
    • Kline, R. (2015, September). Provost's Faculty Fellow Research Grant. Office of the Provost , Pace University , $2,500.00 . Funded,
    • Kline, R. FIRST Tech Challenge Supporting Grant. FIRST Tech Valley New York Regional , Private , $5,000.00 . Funded,
    • Kline, R. FIRST Tech Challenge Supporting Grant. FIRST Tech Valley New York Regional , Private , $5,000.00 . Funded,
    • Kline, R. & Mosley, P. (2006, January 1). Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics. Pace University Presidential Grant , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,"Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics"

    Publications

    Kline, R., Hill, J., Birney, L., Sarris, S. & Gauthier, J. (2014, March 8). Experiential Project-Based Learning for University Students in K-12 STEM Initiatives. (Issue 2014) http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem/index.html

    PRESENTATIONS

    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

    Kline, R. (2016, April 30). CCSCNE. CS1: Why the First Programming Language Doesn't Matter. Consortium of Computer Science in Colleges, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

    Kline, R. (2015, September 12). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

    Kline, R. (2015, July). Seidenberg Scholars Summer Experience. Usability in Mobile App Development. Pace University

    Kline, R. (2015, July 15). GenCyber Workshop. STEM and High School Robotics Opportunities. NSF/NSA/Pace University, Pleasantville NY

    Kline, R. (2014, September 6). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Organizer and Presenter. Pace University, Pleasantville NY

    Kline, R. (2014, July 29). Pace STEM Camp 2014. Robots from LEGO to Google. Pace University, New York, NY

    Kline, R. (2014, July 21). Pace STEM Camp 2014. Introduction to Cybersecurity. Pace University, New York, NY

    Kline, R., Houle, B., Elsner de Faria, C. & Dostal, C. (2014, June 16). FIRST Global Community Conference 2014. Business Plan Development for FIRST Robotics Programs. US FIRST, Hyannis, MA, USA

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Kline, R., Hill, J., Birney, L., Sarris, S. & Gauthier, J. (2014, March 8). IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference 2014. Experiential Project-Based Learning for University Students in K-12 STEM Initiatives. IEEE, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    Kline, R. (2013, July 30). Pace STEM Camp 2013. Robots in Your Present and Future. Pace University, New York, NY

    DEPARTMENT SERVICE

    • NY CS Fair [Faculty Mentor]
      Desc: Represented Pace and spoke with some of the 2,000 prospective students attending the fair. Demonstrated a replica of the Enigma cryptography machine.
    • CS Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]

    COLLEGE SERVICE

    • Social Innovation Challenge [Faculty Mentor]
      Desc: Met with participating teams, asked questions about their projects, offered advice and answered questions.
    • Graduate Program Open House [Faculty Mentor]
      Desc: Represented Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications programs at graduate open house at Pleasantville campus
    • 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. I shared personal knowledge of the existing process. I helped review the current proofing system tool. I interviewed Asst. VP Jim Curry for additional background and insights.
    • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC) [Attendee, Meeting]
      Desc: Participated in this event taking place on a Sunday rather than a work day.
    • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) [Attendee, Meeting]
    • 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 Jean Coppola. I helped review and revise evaluation criteria. I lent the group several tablets for use on the day of final judging.
    • Leadership in Science and Technology Gala [Attendee, Meeting]
      Desc: Supported the school as a paid participant in this fundraising event
    • 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 on Nov 1, 2016.
    • Seidenberg School Website Redesign Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Providing requirements, desires, and feedback on prototyped pages being developed.
    • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony [Attendee, Meeting]
    • WestchesterSmart Mobile App Contest [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: I assisted in both preparation and execution of this event. On the day of final presentations, I helped prepare and direct volunteer judges and assisted in tabulating scores and determining award winners.
    • Computer Science Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]
    • Pace Preview Day [Faculty Mentor]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Spoke with accepted students and their families about the advantages of enrolling at Pace and in a Seidenberg program.
    • University Open House, Seidenberg Information Table [Faculty Mentor]

    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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • University Convocation 2015 [Attendee, Convocation]
    • University Commencement 2015 [Attendee, Graduation]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony Speaker 2015 [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    • University Convocation 2014 [Attendee, Convocation]
    • University Commencement 2014, Faculty Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony 2014 [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony 2013 [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    • 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]

    PROFESSIONAL Service

    • Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo Planning Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Organize robotics demonstration at annual event drawing 1000+ attendees
    • FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Program [Regional Affiliate Partner]
      Desc: Oversee delivery of FTC robotics program to 600+ students in grades 7-12 to promote interest in STEM subjects
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Have grown from 7 teams in 2010 to 70+ in 2015
    • Associate Editor, Advances in Human Computer Interaction Journal [Editor, Associate Editor]
    • FIRST Tech Challenge Super-Regional Championship [Technical Advisor]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Provide technical expertise to event organizers and participating teams on robotics projects and control systems.
    • FIRST Robotics [Technical Advisor]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Provide technical advice, research, and document review for FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program.
    • FIRST Tech Challenge Super-Regional Championship [Technical Advisor]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Provide technical expertise to event organizers and participating teams on robotics projects and control systems.
    • FIRST Tech Challenge Super-Regional Championship [Technical Advisor]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Provide technical expertise to event organizers and participating teams on robotics projects and control systems.