Paul Kump

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Having joined SUNY Maritime College in 2012, Dr. Kump is now Associate Professor and Curriculum Leader of The Department of Electrical Engineering.  His research interests are in the areas of machine learning, signal processing, and optimization.  Dr. Kump has developed nuclear material detection algorithms for the U.S. government and crime prediction software for The Chicago Police Department.  He has also collaborated with Mount Sinai Hospitals to develop smart commercial software for automatic error detection in patient radiation therapy treatment plans.  In his spare time, Dr. Kump works to combine his research with his love of electronic music performance and production by teaching machines the craft of songwriting.

With extensive course and curriculum design experience, including Maritime College courses Signals and Systems, Machine Learning, and Programming for Engineers, Dr. Kump is continuously committed to developing an electrical engineering program that best prepares students for the ever-changing demands of industry leaders.  Dr. Kump's teaching interests include alternative methods of content delivery, for example, with online education and classroom flipping.  He has been recognized by Open SUNY for excellence in online teaching, serves on The Online Learning Subcommittee, and has pioneered The School of Engineering's online course offerings.

Education
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Illinois Institute of Technology, Computer Science, 2013-2016
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012
  • M.S., University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008
  • B.S.E., University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006
Experience
  • Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, Sargent and Lundy LLC, Chicago, IL, 2008-2010