Robert E. Glaser


Primary Appointment: Electrical and Computer Engineering

In 1981, Dr. Glaser was a national winner in the Johns Hopkins University First National Search for Personal Computers to Aid the Handicapped, for his hardware device submitted which permitted communications over the telephone for the deaf by use of DTMF keypads. He did consulting work from time to time while a student, and in 1973 and 1974 worked for Sonaphone, Inc., one of the early telephone interconnect companies, where he designed circuit modifications for off-the-shelf equipment, and eventually assumed responsibility for all system maintenance. Dr. Glaser has publications in the professional journals (IEEE Transactions on Computers), hobby magazines (Byte, 73), and authored a portion of a technical book (Chapter 32, Software Development for Micro/Mini Machines, in Handbook of Software Engineering, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.), in addition to conference publications and presentations (Fault Tolerant Computing Symposia). Dr. Glaser holds a patent on a Distributed Processing Telephone Switching System, and has the First Class Radiotelephone Operator (when it was available) and Amateur Extra Class (call sign N3IC) licenses from the FCC. He was responsible for designing and installing one of the first microprocessor controllers for use in 2-way radio repeater systems, incorporating automatic interconnection with the public telephone network (Baltimore Amateur Radio Club repeater network, 1977.

Awards and Honors

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, American Radio Relay League


Secondary Appointment: Computer Science

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