Research Related Teaching and Learning
Dr. Paul Hoole
It has been well said that the best way to impart the importance of and interest of learning business, mathematical, scientific, political, technical knowledge is to show the emotional, social and immediate aspect or need for the subjects being taught and learned. The best way to impart this to the students is to relate class room and laboratory classes to current research interests and progress. Some outstanding teachers and researchers go to the extent of rooting their entire class room instruction on their research and innovation work. I have given below my own research related publications with others from June 2013 to May 2014 which I often refer to in my lectures (I remain thankful to Prof. Pumwa for initiating me into Renewable Energy research by sending me off to attend a World Bank meeting on it in the capital; hence over the past year I have been getting deeply into this, a relatively new area for me, with a graduate student working on it). For an illustration see the pictures I have commenced uploading in my facebook Paul Hoole for my current (Semester 2, 2014) lectures to first year and second year students. Moreover research helps the students to take the lessons beyond the class room and relate it to challenging, contemporary and sometimes critical problems in the world and to do problem solving using what they have learnt in the classes. Research and Innovation use of class room lessons sharpens and focuses and creates interest and enthusiasm for the subject.
In formulating research and in training students to write research papers, it is important to teach them to focus on the question of “HOW” rather than “WHY”. (This is something I picked up from my niece who found this helpful guide from her former Thesis Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.) Consider the following research issues, and see how posing of the problem question in “:HOW” terms makes it loads easier to address, write and talk on it rather than poising it as a “WHY question.
Why is it that a country so rich with natural resources and wealthy people, still have 40% of the population living under poverty line?
How is it that a country so rich with natural resources and wealthy people, still have 40% of the population living under poverty line?
Why is it that an airplane flying at high altitude (e.g. 10000 m, or 10 km) become a victim to a heat sinking missile launched from the earth?
How is it that an airplane flying at a high altitude of about 10 km be shot down by a heat sinking missile launched from ground?
Why is it that mobile communication system signal reception begin to significantly deteriorate when its speed increases?
How is it that mobile communication system signal reception begins to significantly deteriorate when its speed increases?
Why is it that children affected by autism show significant changes in EEG signals in the Beta (15 to 35 Hz) Band?
How is it that children affected by autism show significant changes in EEG signals in the Beta (15 to 35 Hz) Band?
Why is that a University where there are students with good, world class brains and a country whose economy is superior to many other countries still produce inferior graduates after 4 years in the University and/or the University still be low down in world University ranking?
How is that a University where there are students with good, world class brains and a country whose economy is superior to many other countries still produce inferior graduates after 4 years in the University and/or the University still be low down in world University ranking?
Prof Hoole, July 2014
June 2013-May 2014 Update: Publications (published, in print, under review) by Dr Paul Hoole,
A. Communication Engineering
1. Shore to ship Steerable Electromagnetic Beam System based Ship Communication and Navigation, ACES Journal (ISI-cited), 2013 (USA)
2. Strengthening the Desired Signal and Nulling the Main Interference for a Light Weight Wireless Mobile Station, ISI-cited Journal paper under review, 2014 (USA)
B. Power Engineering
1. A New Electric Dipole Model for Lightning-Aircraft Electrodynamics, COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (COMPEL, ISI-cited), 2014.(UK)
2. Aircraft Modelling: from Electrostatics to Circuits, PIERS Journal, 2013 (USA)
3. Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea: solar and wind power, Grand Renewable Energy Conference, 2014, (Japan). 2 page Abstract accepted. Full Journal paper under preparation.
4. Papua New Guinea National Energy Roll Out Plan (NEROP) and Power Quality of the Distribution System, Grand Renewable Energy Conference, 2014. (Japan.). 2 page Abstract accepted. Full Journal paper under preparation.
C. Computer Engineering
5. Parallelization on Graphical Processing Units (GPU) Realizing High Speed Up without Memory Limits, Abstract, Int Conf on Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Technology, 2013 (PNG)
6. A Software Testbed for Electrodynamics ISI-cited Journal paper under review, 2014 (Japan)
D. Engineering Education
7. Flip-Teaching Engineering Optimization, Electromagnetic Product Design, and Nondestructive Evaluation in a Semester’s Course, Journal. of Computer Applications in Engineering, John Wiley, accepted and in print, 2014 (USA).
8. Engineering Electromagnetics Handbook, WIT Press, 2013 (UK).