Charles C. Tappert, Ph.D.

  CSIS, Pace University, Goldstein Center
861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville NY 10570

Phone: 914-773-3989 Fax: x3533

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Extensive experience in computer science, specializing in pattern recognition, machine learning, pen computing and speech applications, cybersecurity, forensics, artificial intelligence, big data, and project management. Taught graduate and undergraduate courses, supervised dissertations, and secured government contracts. Over 100 peer reviewed publications in prestigious international journals and conferences.


Ph.D. Electrical Eng., Cornell, ECE         Fulbright Scholar, Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm
M.S. Electrical Eng., Cornell, ECE         B.S. Engineering Sciences, Swarthmore

Academic Experience

Pace University, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Computer Science Professor 2000-present
Associate Program Director of the Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) in Computing program;
supervised three M.S. theses and twenty doctoral dissertations; Director Pervasive Computing Lab;
teaches Software Engineering, Capstone Projects, Dissertation Research Seminar and Emerging IT
U.S. Military Academy, Computer Science Associate Professor 1993-2000
Taught undergraduate courses in Graphics, Languages, Databases, Info Systems, Intro Computing
SUNY Purchase and Pace University, Adjunct Associate Professor 1990-1993
Taught undergraduate courses in computer operating systems and data structures  
North Carolina State University, Computer Science Adjunct Assistant Professor 1968-1972
Taught graduate pattern recognition courses, supervised five M.S. theses and three Ph.D. dissertations

Consulting/Research/Corporate Experience

Consultant: Wearable and Pen Computing, Handwriting Recognition, Patents 1992-present
Expert consultant on patent infringement cases re pen computing/handwriting recognition (1997-present)
Army Research Labs: Investigated the military potential of wearable computers (summers of 1996 and 97)
Gave seminars on online handwriting recognition at Apple Computer, Digital Equipment, CIC (1992-93)
Improved IBM ThinkWrite handwriting recognizer and added European languages (1992-93, summer 94)
Research: IBM Watson Lab: Pen Computing, Speech/Handwriting Recognition 1972-1992
Spearheaded development of ThinkWrite handwriting recognizer in IBM's pen-enabled ThinkPad product
Handwriting research project leader: supervised Post Doctoral, co-op, and summer students
A founding speech group member, developed systems to recognize discrete words and continuous speech
Research: IBM Systems Division: Speech Recognition and Processing 1967-1972
Secured government contracts, principal investigator on four Rome Air Development Center contracts
which led to the development of IBM's first continuous speech recognition system