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Lyle Long

Distinguished Professor

Department(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

229C Hammond Building

lnl@psu.edu

814-865-1172

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Neural Networks, Robotics, Parallel Computing, and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Director, Graduate Minor in Computational Science.

 
 

 

Education

  • BME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1976
  • MS, Aeronautics and Asronautics, Stanford University, 1978
  • Ph D, Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, 1983

Publications

Journal Articles

  • M. J. Skocik, D. A. Nembhard, J. H. Kim and L. Rothrock, 2014, "On The Computational Costs of Neuron Models", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning
  • Lyle N Long and Gregory L. Sinsley, 2013, "Fusion of Information From Multiple Human Sources Using Fuzzy Logic", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), 10, (12)
  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "CyberScience and 21st Century Education", Aerospace America
  • Matt Hill, Rob Kunz, R. Medvitz, R. F. Handschuh, Lyle N Long and Ralph Noack, 2011, "CFD Analysis of Gear Windage Losses: Validation and Parametric Aerodynamic Studies", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133, (3)
  • T. Kelley and Lyle N Long, 2010, "Deep Blue Can't Play Checkers: the Need for Generalized Intelligence for Mobile Robots", Journal of Robotics
  • Lyle N Long and Troy D. Kelley, 2010, "A Review of Consciousness and the Possibility of Conscious Robots", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 7, (2)
  • Lyle N Long, 2009, "A New Graduate Minor Program in Computational Science", Bull. of American Physical Society (APS), APS March Meeting 2009, 53, (1)
  • A. Gupta and Lyle N Long, 2009, "Hebbian Based Learning with Winner-Take-All for Spiking Neural Networks", Bull. of American Physical Society (APS), APS March Meeting 2009, 53, (1)
  • Amanda Hanford and Lyle N Long, 2009, "The Direct Simulation of Acoustics on Earth, Mars, and Titan", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, (2)
  • E. Alpman and Lyle N Long, 2009, "An Unstructured Grid Reynolds Stress Model for Separated Turbulent Flow Simulations", International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 23
  • Scott D. Hanford, Oranuj Janrathitkarn and Lyle N Long, 2009, "Control of Mobile Robots Using the Soar Cognitive Architecture", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 6
  • Lyle N Long, 2008, "The Critical Need for Software Engineering Education", CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering
  • P. D. O'Conner, Lyle N Long and J. B. Anderson, 2008, "Accurate Rate Expressions for Simulations of Gas-Phase Chemical Reactions", Journal of Computational Physics, 227, (16), pp. 7664-7673
  • , , , Lyle N L andng, , 2008, "Discrimination of Hidden Load in Human Walking: Human Perception and Automated Classification", Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Lyle N Long, A. T. Morris and R. Kwan, 2007, "Software Systems: Year in Review", Aerospace America
  • J. A. Miller, P. D. Minear, A. F. Niessner Jr., A. M. DeLullo, B. R. Geiger, Lyle N Long and J. F. Horn, 2007, "Intelligent Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Systems", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC), 4, (1)
  • Lyle N Long and H. Weiss, 2006, "How Terminal is Terminal Velocity?", American Mathematical Monthly
  • N. Sezer-Uzol, A. Sharma and Lyle N Long, 2005, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Ship Airwakes", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 219, (G)
  • A. Modi, N. Sezer-Uzol, Lyle N Long and P. E. Plassmann, 2005, "Scalable Computational Steering System for Visualization of Large-Scale Fluid Dynamics Simulations", Journal of Aircraft, 42, (4), pp. 963-975
  • D. Lee, N. Sezer-Uzol, J. Horn and Lyle N Long, 2005, "Simulation of Helicopter Shipboard Launch and Recovery with Time-Accurate Airwakes", Journal of Aircraft, 42, (2), pp. 448-461
  • Lyle N Long, 2005, "JACIC Status and Acknowledgements", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 2, (1)
  • Y. Ozyoruk, E. Alpman, V. Ahuja and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Frequency-Domain Prediction of Turbofan Noise Radiation", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 270, pp. 933-950
  • Lyle N Long, 2004, "Computing, Information, and Communication: The Fifth Pillar of Aerospace Engineering", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 1, (1)
  • T. E. Fritz and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Object-Oriented Unsteady Vortex Lattice Method for Flapping Flight", Journal of Aircraft, 41, (6)
  • A. L. Danforth and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Nonlinear acoustic simulations using direct simulation Monte Carlo", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116, (4)
  • Lyle N Long, P. J. Morris and A. Agarwal, 2004, "A Review of Parallel Computing in Computational Aeroacoustics", International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 18, (6)
  • A. Sharma and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Numerical Simulation of the Blast Impact Problem using the Direct Simulation Monte (DSMC) Carlo Method", Journal of Computational Physics, 200, (1)
  • E. Alpman, Lyle N Long and B. Kothmann, 2004, "Understanding Ducted Rotor Antitorque and Directional Control Characteristics Part I: Steady Simulations", Journal of Aircraft, 41, (5)
  • E. Alpman, Lyle N Long and B. Kothmann, 2004, "Understanding Ducted Rotor Antitorque and Directional Control Characteristics Part II: Unsteady Simulations", Journal of Aircraft, 41, (6)
  • K. Corfeld, R. Strawn and Lyle N Long, 2004, "A Computational Aerodynamics Simulation of a Martian Rotorcraft", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 49, (4)

Conference Proceedings

  • Oranuj Janrathitkarn, Scott D. Hanford and Lyle N Long, 2009, "The Use of Soar Reinforcement Learning for Navigation of a Six-Legged Mobile Robot", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • J. Eedley, L. Weiss, Lyle N Long, D. Sternard, K. Murphy and M. Roan, 2006, "Predicting Precursors to IED Deployment", 7th International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem
  • Stephen M. Makinen, Matthew Hill, Farhan Gandhi, Lyle N Long, Roxana Vasilescu and Lakshmi Sankar, 2006, "A Study of the HART-I Rotor with Loose Computational Fluid/Structural Dynamic Coupling", AHS Forum
  • Patrick D. O'Connor, Lyle N Long and James B. Anderson, 2006, "The Direct Simulation of Detonations", AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
  • J. F. Horn, D. O. Bridges, Lyle N Long and E. Alpman, 2006, "Advanced Modeling and Control Design for Helicopter Shipboard Operations", HeliJapan 2006 AHS International Meeting on Advanced Rotorcraft Technology and Life Saving Activities
  • Brian R. Geiger, Joseph F. Horn, Anthony M. DeLullo, Lyle N Long and Al F. Niessner, 2006, "Optimal Path Planning of UAVs Using Direct Collocation with Nonlinear Programming", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Abstracts

  • Lyle N Long, 2010, "A computational approach to neurogenesis and synaptogenesis using biologically plausible models with learning"

Manuscripts

  • P. D. O'Conner, Lyle N Long and J. B. Anderson, , "A Note on Rate Expressions for Simple Models in Chemical Kinetics", Chemical Physics Letters
  • A. Hanford, P. D. O'Connor, J. B. Anderson and Lyle N Long, , "Predicting absorption and dispersion in acoustics by direct simulation Monte Carlo: Quantum and classical models for molecular relaxation", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Scott D. Hanford, Oranuj Janrathitkarn and Lyle N Long, , "Control of a Six-Legged Mobile Robot Using the Soar Cognitive Architecture", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication
  • Lyle N Long and A. Gupta, , "Scalable Massively Parallel Artifical Neural Networks", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication (JACIC)
  • Lyle N Long and Gregory L. Sinsley, , "Target Tracking with Data from Hard and Soft Sources using Random Set Theory and a Particle Filter", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

Other

  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "Cognitive Robotics: Key Challenges in Computational Modeling"
  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "Conscious Robots"
  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "The Need to include Cyberscience in 21st Century Engineering Education"
  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "An Adaptive Spiking Neural Network with Hebbian Learning"
  • Scott D. Hanford and Lyle N Long, 2011, "A cognitive agent for searching indoor environments using a mobile robot"
  • Lyle N Long, 2011, "Adaptive Spiking Neural Networks with Hodgkin-Huxley Neurons and Hebbian Learning"
  • M. R. Bodnar, Lyle N Long and E. J. Kelmelis, 2008, "Accelerated determination of UAV flight envelopes using GPU's"
  • Lyle N Long and A. Gupta, 2008, "Biologically-Inspired Spiking Neural Networks with Hebbian Learning for Vision Processing"
  • S. D. Hanford, O. Janrathitkarn and Lyle N Long, 2008, "Control of a Six-Legged Mobile Robot Using the Soar Cognitive Architecture"
  • G. Sinsley, Lyle N Long, A. F. Niessner and J. F. Horn, 2008, "Intelligent Systems Software for Unmanned Air Vehicles"
  • E. Alpman, Lyle N Long, C. C. Chen and D. G. Linzell, 2007, "Prediction of Blast Loads on a Deformable Plate using the Euler Equations"
  • N. Sezer-Uzol and Lyle N Long, 2006, "3-D Time-Accurate CFD Simulations of Wind Turbine Rotor Flow Fields"
  • Lyle N Long, Lynette Marling, Mike Bailey and Deborah Secor, 2005, "Understanding the Application of Knowledge Management in a Technology Driven Industry"
  • J. A. Miller, Albert F. Niessner, Jr., Anthony M. DeLullo, Paul D. Minear and Lyle N Long, 2005, "Intelligent Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Systems"
  • S. Hanford, Lyle N Long and J. F. Horn, 2005, "A Semi-Autonomous Quad-Rotor Micro Air Vehicle"
  • Lyle N Long, Scott D. Hanford, Albert F. Niessner, George B. Gurney and Robert P. Hansen, 2005, "An Undergraduate Course in Unmanned Air Vehicles"
  • Lyle N Long and A. Gupta, 2005, "Scalable Massively Parallel Artificial Neural Networks"
  • E. Alpman and Lyle N Long, 2005, "Unstructured Reynolds Stress Model Solutions for Turbulent Flow around a BELL 214ST Fuselage", 1, pp. 370-383
  • E. Alpman and Lyle N Long, 2005, "Separated Turbulent Flow Simulations Using a Reynolds Stress Model and Unstructured Meshes"
  • P. O'Connor, Lyle N Long and J. B. Anderson, 2004, "Direct Simulation of Ultrafast Detonations in Mixtures"
  • A. Sharma and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Parallel Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Methods"
  • Lyle N Long, P. E. Plassmann, N. Sezer-Uzol and S. Jindal, 2004, "Real-Time Visualization and Steering of Large-Scale Parallel Simulations"
  • T. Fritz and Lyle N Long, 2004, "A Parallel, Object-Oriented Unsteady Vortex Lattice Method for Flapping Flight"
  • Lyle N Long and S. J. Schweitzer, 2004, "Information and Knowledge Transfer through Archival Journals and On-line Communities"
  • S. Jindal, Lyle N Long and P. E. Plassmann, 2004, "Large Eddy Simulations on a Sphere Using Unstructured Grids"
  • A. Danforth and Lyle N Long, 2004, "Nonlinear Acoustics in Diatomic Gases Using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Software Engineering Award and Medal, AIAA, January 2017
  • Moore Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Caltech, August 2007 - May 2008
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), June 2007
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), June 2005
  • Gordon Bell Prize, IEEE Computer Society, November 1993

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Director, Graduate Minor in Computational Science, Penn State, August 1998
  • Coordinator, Coordinator, Undergraduate Minor in IST for Aerospace, January 2008

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, January 2014
  • Member, January 2014
  • Organizer, July 2013
  • Member, Software Engineering Technical Committee, AIAA, January 2017
  • , Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, January 2016
  • Member, IEEE Neural Network Technical Committee, June 2013
 


 

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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The Pennsylvania State University

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