Teach Intermediate Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, and Introduction to Computer Science. Classroom instruction, administration, and syllabus, test, lab and quiz development.
Faculty advisor for Society of Women Engineers.
Advise on course selection and verification of eligibility. Assist students in registration for CSE courses.
Manage annual CSE@UTA Robot Programming Contest for area high school students.
Manage CSE Infinity Project program implementation for CSE department freshmen.
Manage CSE@UTA mentoring program for Spring 2002 first-year freshmen.
Work with department as needed to support activities for potential students.
Teach Master's level Expert Systems course. Teach Algorithms and Data Structures, VAX Assembler and C, and Software Engineering. Classroom instruction, administration, and syllabus, test, lab and quiz development. Wrote and presented on research.
Next Generation Controller (NGC) - Develop, jointly, architecture and specification document for integration of information base facilities in an NGC. Contributed to development of schema and documentation for NGC.
Concurrent Engineering - Develop expert executive for concurrent engineering system focusing on conflict resolution.
Part Data Driven Controller (PDDC) - Design, knowledge acquisition, and prototype of abrasive waterjet (AWJ) knowledge base (KB) for robot task planning. Refinement of PDDC system architecture.
Support local Program Director in development and implementation of local planning, policies, and procedures. Write proposals and other documents for initiating and entering into contracts with school districts. Design and develop presentations about Project SEED for meetings with contracting organizations and for presentations about the program at conferences and other events. Develop and help implement plans for internal restructuring of organization. Provide managerial review and feedback to specialists.
Write, edit, and review documents for publication about Project SEED. Support National Director in quick turnaround writing and research tasks. Review and analyze evaluation results published about Project SEED. Coordinate activities and facilitate communication between SEED sites. Plan and write Web page to create an Internet presence for Project SEED. Attend local and regional educational forums including Urban System Initiative meetings, various conferences, and university recruiting events representing and giving presentations on Project SEED.
Assist in planning, scheduling and implementation of all local Project SEED contractual obligations. Promote Project SEED to schools, administrators and board members. Write and edit newsletters for community dissemination. Organize internal training and work on evaluations, special events, presentations, and teacher training. Develop, jointly, national level SEED curriculum. Teach algebra to fourth through eighth grade classes using Socratic discovery techniques in the Project SEED enrichment program in Dallas ISD. Plan lessons. Critique other SEED instructors. In 1983-1985 as a full-time employee of Texas Instruments, worked one hour daily as a corporate volunteer mathematics specialist with Project SEED.
Teach Master's and undergraduate level C++ course. Classroom instruction, administration, and syllabus, test, and project assignment development.
Integrated Strike Planning System (ISPS) - Design and prototype of ISPS weaponeering and targeting expert systems using the Automated Reasoning Tool for Naval strike planning. Knowledge acquisition from in-house and customer experts. ISPS demo design participation.
A Real-Time Embedded Inferencing System (ARTEMIS) - Lisp design and prototype of real-time embedded artificial intelligence (AI) software development tools for real-time AI architecture.
Pilot's Associate (PA) - Architecture design participation on PA multiple expert system pilot aiding for single seat jet fighter. Automated Reasoning Tool design and implementation of system executive expert system to control PA multi-agent planning system. Customer presentations, design and specification discussions. Technical management of one system and one engineer.
M-1 Fire Control (M1FC) - Implementation of autocuing algorithms for simulation and breadboard of M1FC tank fire control system. DEC Command Language design and implementation of fire control system simulation driver.
Dissertation title "Control and Coordination of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Planning Systems".
Advanced software engineering, robotics, object-oriented software, distributed databases, neural networks, parallel and distributed processing, and computer vision.
Survey of Artificial Intelligence (AI), expert systems, software engineering, and graphics.
Worked full-time at Texas Instruments during degree and moved to TI AI lab after AI classes.
Math-oriented BA in CS. Numerical solutions, program verification, digital logic, and classical logic.
Minor in business. Supported myself with scholarships and work.
Presentation and public relations skills; Structures and delivery strategies for presenting staff developments; Management and promotional skills; Coordination and supervisory skills. Project SEED Socratic group discovery methodology, Project SEED philosophy and student psychology, six (6) levels of Project SEED advanced mathematics curriculum, spiral curriculum development, techniques for i) promoting discovery learning, ii) motivating students, iii) managing a classroom, iv) creating a positive learning environment.
Software engineering, US government software documentation requirements, Ada language, Deming quality control training, Automated Reasoning Tool (ART) training.
Tiernan, J.C.M., K.S. Barber, and K.A. Harbison-Briggs, "Integration of Blackboard Based Process Knowledge with Conventional Robot Control Functions on Parallel Hardware", American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-90), July 29 - August 3, 1990.
Tiernan, J.C.M., K.S.Barber, K.A.Harbison-Briggs,AAAI-90 Manufacturing Planning & Control Wkshp, "Using Process Knowledge for Intelligent Robotic Manufacturing Applications", Jul 29 - Aug 3, 1990.
Tiernan, J.C.M., K.S. Barber, K.A. Harbison-Briggs, "Knowledge Acquisition of Process Knowledge for Intelligent Robotic Manufacturing Applications", Proc. of Midcon 90, pp. 240-243, Sept. 11-13, 1990.
Barber, K.S., J.C.M. Tiernan, and K.A. Harbison-Briggs, "A Process Model for an Intelligent Robotic Planning System", Proc. of Modeling and Simulation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4-5, 1991,Vol. 22 No. 2,pp.1013-1020.
Goldstein, D.G. and Tiernan, J.C.M., "Heterogeneous Distributed Knowledge Based Systems ", AAAI-91 Workshop on Cooperation Among Heterogeneous Intelligent Agents, July, 1991.
Barber, K. S., K. A. Harbison-Briggs, O. R. Mitchell and J. C. M. Tiernan, "Symbolic Representation and Planning for Robot Control Systems in Manufacturing" in Applications of AI in Manufacturing, ed. A. (Fazel) Famili, Dana S. Nau, Steven H. Kim, AAAI press, 1992.
Tiernan, J.C.M., Time-Constrained Conflict Resolution for Cooperating Heterogeneous, Multi-Agent Intelligent Systems, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Arlington, 1992.
Choo, Joshua, Amir Sharif-Homayoun, and Carter Tiernan, "Socratic Pedagogy and the Integration of Technology", Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology and Education, New Orleans, LA, March 17-20, 1996, Vol. 1, pp. 374-376.
Curry, Susan and Carter Tiernan, "Distance Learning for Staff Development" , Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology and Education, New Orleans, LA, Mar. 17-20, 1996, Vol. 1, pp. 377-379.
Leffler, Warren, Wayne Patterson, and Carter Tiernan, "Teaching Function-Based Programming Socratically", Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology and Education, New Orleans, LA, March 17-20, 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 381-383.
Mullen, D., R. Duff, J.C.M. Tiernan, and K.S. Barber, "Overview of Trajectory Planning within Intelligent Kinematic Engine", Automation and Robotics Research Institute Technical Report, ARRI-TR90-9, June 1990.
Tiernan, J.C.M., K.S. Barber, K.A. Harbison-Briggs, "Knowledge Acquisition of Process Knowledge for Intelligent Robotic Manufacturing Applications", Automation and Robotics Research Institute Technical Report, ARRI-TR90-15, April 1990.
Tiernan, J.C.M., K.S. Barber, K.A. Harbison-Briggs, "Abrasive Waterjet Knowledge Base Architecture and Design", Automation and Robotics Research Institute Technical Report, ARRI-TR90-20, May 1990.
Martin Marietta, Inc. "Evaluation, Testing and Compliance for Platform Services in the Open Architecture for the Next Generation Controller Program," 1/5/91 - 3/30/91, $60,000. Co-Investigators: K.A. Harbison-Briggs, K.S. Barber, and J.C.M. Tiernan.
Texas Workforce Development, “Deploying the Infinity Project Statewide”, 3/1/02 - 8/30/03, $65,000.
Office of the Provost, “Retention of First-Time Freshmen in the Computer Science and Engineering Department”, 11/1/02 - 11/1/03, $7,000.
90, Dallas, Texas, September 1990, speaker.
American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Workshop on Knowledge-Based Control Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1990, participant.
American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing Planning and Control Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1990, participant.
American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing Planning and Control Workshop, Washington,D.C., July 1993, planning committee.
International Conference on Technology and Education, New Orleans, LA, March 1996, presenter.
Teacher Award, Sigma Xi Research Society, UTA chapter, 1993-94
Faculty Associate, Automation and Robotics Research Institute
National Merit Scholarship recipient, Blue Bell corporation
University of Tennessee Endowment Scholarship recipient
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
North Texas Association for Artificial Intelligence
Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Sigma Xi Research Society