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: (Spring 2017)
Wednesday
1:30PM-5:30PM
Thursday
1:30PM-2:30PM

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

Spring 2017:
  • CS 663: Hmn Factor & Usability Metrics
  • CS 363: Human Fctrs & Usability Metric

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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. & McPherson, K. (2012, September). Development and applications of autonomous quadrotor UAVs. Pace University Undergraduate Research Program , Pace University , $1,250.00 . 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., 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. (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

    Kline, R. (2012, July 26). Tech Kids Unlimited. Robots for fun and help. Pace University

    COLLEGE SERVICE

    • Seidenberg Scheduling Task Force [Faculty Mentor]
      Desc: Developing improvements to the process and the tools needed to produce the school course offering schedule for each semester.
    • Seidenberg School Website Redesign Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Providing requirements, desires, and feedback on prototyped pages being developed.
    • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony [Attendee, Meeting]
    • 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

    • Classroom Redesign [Committee Member]
      Desc: I contribute toward design of better learning spaces for our courses using technology and supporting active learning strategies.
    • Pace Commencement Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
      Desc: Attended commencement in NYC and read names of graduating undergraduate students
    • MyPace Mobile App Committee [Committee Member]
    • Pace University Convocation [Attendee, Convocation]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony [Attendee and Speaker]
    • Pace University Convocation [Attendee, Convocation]
    • Pace University Commencement, Faculty Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony [Attendee, Award Ceremony]
    • Seidenberg Graduation Award Ceremony [Attendee, Award Ceremony]

    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.