Les Sztandera, Ph.D.
Computer Information Systems
Philadelphia, PA 19144
E-mail: SztanderaL at PhilaU dot edu
His research interests include fuzzy sets and systems, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and knowledge management.
Prof. Les Sztandera is Professor of Computer Information Systems in the School of Business Administration at Philadelphia University Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce. His research interests include knowledge management and computational intelligence. Dr. Sztandera was a recipient of the highest and the most prestigious appointment in the US Fulbright Scholars program in 2003, and served a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the School of Business and Economics (ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal, teaching in the MBA and Ph.D. programs there. Currently, Dr. Sztandera is teaching in the iMBA program courses in Technical Competitive Intelligence and New Product Development, as well as being involved in multidisciplinary industry sponsored research projects as part of the new curriculum that draws on Philadelphia University rich history in innovation and design, and long tradition of excellence in teaching and researching integrated product development. The curriculum meets the emerging needs of industry to develop managers, industrial designers, and engineers into more accomplished practitioners in the global product development processes. Dr. Sztandera draws on his experience in the development and delivery of innovative curricula to facilitate crafting of cross disciplinary projects. His cross disciplinary work to encourage the inclusion of computational intelligence principles and competences in undergraduate education led to the National Science Foundation grant award to Philadelphia University through the Division of Undergraduate Education in 1996. Since joining Philadelphia University in 1993, Dr. Sztandera has been involved in a number of course and curricula development. He developed a sequence of courses coupled with laboratory assignments in which students worked with real life problems. In 2004 he was instrumental in developing a Business Plus program for entering freshmen. Complementary with his teaching effort, Dr. Sztandera has been involved in a variety of research activities. His research was funded, among others, by US Department of Defense, US Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, State Supercomputer Centers, and American Heart Association. Prof. Sztandera is an eminent scholar and has a significant publication and teaching record. He has delivered papers, seminars, and workshops, and published extensively on computational intelligence issues, as well as served as a Chair of International Conferences in the field.
Complementary with his teaching effort, Prof. Sztandera has been involved in a variety of research activities. His research was funded, among others, by DoD, DoC, NSF, state Supercomputer Centers, and American Heart Association. He has delivered papers, seminars, and workshops, and published widely on soft computing issues.
Recent Academic Activities
MIS-202 Management Information Systems; MIS-305 Database Analysis, Design, and Management;
Graduate (Master's level):
iMBA627 Competitive Technical Intelligence;
iMBA762 Market Research ; iMBA714 New Product Development ;
SD10 Decision Support Systems; FUS Fuzzy Sets
FUS Fuzzy Sets
Graduate (Ph.D. level):
TISI Research Issues in IS: Data Mining;