Rick Kline

Rick Kline

Associate Professor
Assistant Departmental Chair
Seidenberg School of CSIS
Computer Science NY

Rick Kline

NYC
234
163 William Street
Westchester
319
Goldstein Academic Center
| Office Hours: Tue, Wed 10:00am-12:00pm,Thu 2:30pm-4:30pm

Biography

Personal Quote

I love technology and am not afraid to take things apart to make them work better. I love UX and always try to look at designs from the perspective of the intended users.

Faculty Bio

Dr. Kline teaches throughout the CS curriculum, from first-year programming through graduate courses in User Experience Design. He is also a fierce supporter and volunteer with FIRST, a non-profit devoted to engaging kids ages 6-18 in STEM activities around robotics.

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2015, Provost Faculty Fellow
  • Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, 2013, Pace Academy Faculty Scholar
  • Jefferson Awards for Public Service, 2012, Jefferson Award for Public Service Bronze Medal
  • Pace University, 2006, Outstanding Contribution Award for Teamwork and Innovation
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000, Jack Hollingsworth Prize in Education

Education

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Computer Science

MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994
Computer Science

BS, University of Akron, 1991
Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

K-12 STEM Education; Usability and User Experience Design

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Seidenberg Peer Mentoring Program
Kline, R., Elson, S. & Sarris, S. May 2017 - August 2018. Pace Path Innovation Fund, Local, $11,000.00. Funded.

Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics
Kline, R. & Mosley, P. January 2006 - December 2006. Pace University Presidential Grant, Pace University, $5,000.00. Funded. "Promoting Science and Technology Education Using LEGO Robotics"

Courses Taught

Past Courses

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 113: Mathematical Structures for CS
CS 121: Computer Programming I
CS 122: Computer Programming II
CS 232: Computer Organization
CS 241: Data Structures/Algorithms
CS 359: Introduction to HCI
CS 363: Human Fctrs & Usability Metric
CS 371: Operating Sys/Architecture
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 659: Introduction to HCI
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

Publications and Presentations

Publications

An android smartphone as IDE and robot controller
Kline, R. (2018, June). Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, The. Vol 33 (Issue 6) , pages 137-138. https://dlnext.acm.org/doi/abs/10.5555/3205191.3205207

Presentations

Organizer and Presenter
Kline, R. (2021, September 11). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. FIRST,

Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World
Kline, R. (2020, January 14). EF International Academy Campus Visit. Pace University.

Organizer and Presenter
Kline, R. (2019, September 7). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. FIRST,

A 3D Printed Model of the Pocantico River Watershed
Minnis, M. & Kline, R. (2019, May 16). Westchester County GIS Users Group Meeting. Westchester County GIS Office and ESRI,

Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World
Kline, R. (2019, May 15). Isaac Newton School for Math and Science Campus Visit. Pace University.

A 3D Printout of the Pocantico River Watershed
Minnis, M. & , R. (2019, May 14). NEARC Spring GIS Conference. NEARC,

Preliminary showing of the 3D printed model of the Pocantico watershed
Minnis, M. M. & Kline, R. (2019, May 3). Pocantico Watershed Information Session. Pace University,

Hands-on robotics with FIRST
Kline, R. (2019, February 2). City of Science. World Science Festival,

Organizer and Presenter
Kline, R. (2018, September 8). FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff and Robotics Workshop. Pace University,

Pepper and Other Robots Taking Over the World
Kline, R. (2018, June 18). Isaac Newton School for Math and Science Campus Visit. Pace University.

Robots Acting Like People
Kline, R. (2018, April 27). Cub Scout Pack 111 Valhalla,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Interaction Design Association (IxDA) [Member]
  • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), New York City Chapter [Member]
  • Association for Computing Machinery [Member]
  • Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction [Member]

Department Service

  • CS Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]
  • CS Assessment Committee [Committee Member]
  • CS Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]

College Service

  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony [Other]
  • Pepper Robotics Working Group Pepper Robotics Working Group [Faculty Mentor]
  • Summer Visit Day Program Recruiting Events Summer Visit Day Program Recruiting Events [Other]
  • MS in Human-Centered Design degree program drafting committee MS in Human-Centered Design degree program drafting committee [Committee Member]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony [Other]
  • Setter For A Day classroom experience Setter For A Day classroom experience [Faculty Mentor]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony Reader Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony Reader [Faculty Mentor]
  • Setter For A Day classroom experience Setter For A Day classroom experience [Faculty Mentor]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) [Attendee, Meeting]
  • Seidenberg TAP Committee Seidenberg TAP Committee [Committee Member]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC) Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (NYC) [Attendee, Meeting]
  • Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) Seidenberg Graduation Awards Ceremony (PLV) [Attendee, Meeting]
  • Seidenberg Scheduling Task Force Seidenberg Scheduling Task Force [Faculty Mentor]

University Service

  • Master Plan Academic and Library Spaces Working Group [Committee Member]
  • University Commencement 2022 [Attendee, Graduation]
  • University Commencement video shoot audience participant [Attendee, Graduation]
  • University Commencement 2018 (3 ceremonies) [Attendee, Graduation]
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (both campuses) [Faculty Mentor]
  • University Commencement 2016, Faculty Reader [Attendee, Graduation]
  • MyPace Mobile App Committee [Committee Member]

Professional Service

Iona College Computer Science Advisory Board [Board of Advisors of a Company]
Scouts BSA STEM NOVA Robotics Counselor [Program Organizer]
CCSC Northeastern Region [Committee Member]
General Co-Chair, CCSC Northeast 2022 Academic Conference. Hosted at Pace University Pleasantville. Attended by nearly 150 people from more than 40 colleges/universities. It was a two-day, four-track conference with a student programming contest and an undergraduate research poster competition. [Chairperson]
Face Shields for First Responders [Program Organizer]
Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo Planning Committee [Committee Member]
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Program [Regional Affiliate Partner]
Conference Co-Organizer: Face of Finance [Program Coordinator]
FIRST Tech Challenge Super-Regional Championship [Technical Advisor]
Associate Editor, Advances in Human Computer Interaction Journal [Editor, Associate Editor]

Public Service

  • Cub Scout Pack 111 [Committee Chair, virtual meeting coordinator and event livestreaming]
  • Holy Name of Jesus and Holy Rosary Churches [Technical adviser and trainer]