Richard Kline
Associate Professor


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  • Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

  • Computer Science NY

Primary Location:
163 William Street 210

Office Hours: (Spring 2014)

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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

Spring 2014:
  • CS 488: Computer Netwrk & the Internet
  • CS 121: Computer Programming I
  • CIT 312: Introduction to Programming I

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 371: Operating Sys/Architecture I
  • CS 397: Usability Testing & Eval
  • CS 488: Computer Netwrk & the Internet
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • CS 490: Independent Study
  • CS 502: Fundamentals of Programming
  • CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
  • 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

    Computer-Human Interaction; Multimedia (Multimedia information retrieval); Universal accessibility;

    Awards and Honors

    • 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 1, 2000 - Jack Hollingsworth Prize in Education


    • 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

    • STEM Robotics Activities [Grant]
      Best Buy Children's Foundation , Private , $10,000.00
      Not Funded,
    • iPad Application Development in Computer Science [Grant]
      Thinkfinity, Verizon Foundation , Pace University , $5,800.00
      Funded,To develop mobile applications to improve the availability of technology to students and the wider Pace University community 2010
    • Increasing High School STEM Participation Through Robotics Training Tournaments [Grant]
      Thinkfinity, Verizon Foundation , Pace University , $10,000.00
      Funded, 2010
    • National Science Foundation CCLI AI Grant [Grant]
      National Science Foundation , Other , $87,611.00
      Funded,Curriculum Collaborative Research Adapting and Extending WeBWorK 2005
    • Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics [Grant]
      Pace University Presidential Grant , Pace University , $5,000.00
      Funded,"Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics" 2006


    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Experiential Project-Based Learning for University Students in K-12 STEM Initiatives
      IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference , March 8 2014
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      An Innovative Design of a Master in Computer Science Program
      Proceedings of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference – FIE 2011 , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 12 2011
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Work in Progress – Live Programming Learning Objects Repository
      Proceedings of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference – FIE 2011 , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2011
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Community Empowerment and Service Learning Practices through Computer Science Curricula of a Major Metropolitan University
      April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2010
    • Monograph [Published]
      Civic Engagement in the First-Year Experience Civic Engagement Through Computer Technology at Pace University
      The New York Times Monograph on Civic Engagement in The First Year of College , December 31 2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      The Role of Service-Learning Computing Courses for Non-Majors: Providing Quality Instruction while Impacting the Student Experience
      Proceedings of the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education – NITLE Conference , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2008
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Civic Engagement through Computing Technology
      First Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy, a New York Times publication , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2008
    • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New [Published]
      Melodic Query Input for Information Retrieval Systems
      Intelligent Music Information Systems: Tools and Methodologies, eds., J. Shen, J. Shepherd, B. Cui, and L. Liu , August 2007
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Engaging Students: A Framework Using LEGO Robotics to Teach Problem Solving
      Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal - Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA) , December 31 2006
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      WeBWorK for Programming Fundamentals
      Proceedings SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2006 , March 1 2006
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Apporximate Matching Algorithms for Music Information Retrieval Using Vocal Input
      Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Multimedia , November 2 2003
    • Magazine/Trade Publication [Published]
      Software Assists Users with Impaired Vision
      Pace Magazine , September 1 2003
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Multimodal Multi-Interface Environments for Accessible Ubiquitous Computing
      Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , August 24 1997
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Improving GUI Accessibility for People with Low Vision
      Proceedings of the 12th ACM/SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '95) , May 6 1995
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      UnWindows: Bringing Multimedia Computing to Users with Disabilities
      Proceedings of the 1994 IISF/ACMJ International Symposium on Computers as Our Better Partners , March 7 1994
    • Newsletter [Published]
      X Windows Tools for Low Vision Users
      ACM SIGCAPH Newsletter #49 , March 1 1994


    • Pace STEM Camp 2013 [Lecture]
      Title: Robots in Your Present and Future
      Pace University, New York, NY
    • Tech Kids Unlimited [Oral Presentation]
      Title: Robots for fun and help
      Pace University
    • All Kinds of Minds STEM Institute [Lecture]
      Title: "Robots and all!"
      Pace University, New York, NY
    • NYC DOE Professional Development Day for Mathematics Teachers [Oral Presentation]
      Title: Problem Solving with LEGO Robotics
      New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
    • Iona College Computing Seminar [Lecture]
      Title: Exploring the World of LEGO Robotics
      Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
    • Siena College Computer Science Colloquium [Lecture]
      Title: Your Computer Is Listening
      Siena College, Loudonville, NY
    • Faculty Institute 2006 [Other]
      Title: "WeBWorK: The Ultimate Teaching Assistant?"
      Pforzheimer Faculty Development Center, Pace University
    • ACM Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) [Oral Presentation]
      Title: Teaching Programming Fundamentals with WeBWorK
      Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Houston, TX
    • CSIS Faculty Research Day 2004 [Other]
      Title: "Project ifchk: Host Based Promiscuous Mode Detection and Handling"
      Pace University, NY
    • CCSCNE 2004 - Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region [Other]
    • ACM Conference on Multimedia 2004 [Other]
    • ACM CHI 2003 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [Other]
    • Williams College Seminar in Computer Science [Lecture]
      Title: Music Information Retrieval Using Vocal Input
      Williams College, Amherst, MA
    • CSIS Faculty Research Day 2003 [Other]
      Title: "Humming to Your Computer"
      Pace University, NY
    • NSF Grant Proposal Review [Other]
    • Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society 2003 Induction Ceremony [Other]
      Title: "Humming to Your Computer"
      Pace University, NY
    • ACM CHI 2002 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [Other]
    • Faculty Development Day - Feb 2002 [Other]
      Pace University, NY