Paul A. Potier

Assistant Department Head and Professor of the Practice
Department of Marine Engineering Technology



E-mail: papotier@tamug.edu
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4788
Fax: +1 (409) 741-7153

Powell Marine Engineering Complex, Office 212


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What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

An interest in audio electronics was the initial area that drew me into electrical engineering. From that starting point, the breadth of the discipline is amazing, particularly in the areas of electronic communications, computing, and robotics.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

I would like for my students to develop a holistic understanding of engineering that includes the relationships of theory to practical applications.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

I am on a continuing quest for a deeper understanding of engineering and how it can be used to approach some of the more significant problems in our society.

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, 2012
M.S.
Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1987
B.S.
Electrical Engineering, Lamar University, 1981

Licenses & Certificates

Project Management Professional (PMP)  

Courses Taught

MARE 100: Marine Engineering Fundamentals (Lab)
MARE 207: Electrical Power I
MARE 306: Electrical Power II (Lab)
MARE 307: Marine Electronics
MARE 441: Engineering Economics and Project Management
MARE 451: Senior Capstone Project I
MARE 452: Senior Capstone Project II

Publications

Potier, P.; Sorrells, C.; Wang, Y.; Qian, L. & Li, H. Spectrum inpainting: a new framework for spectrum status determination in large cognitive radio networks. Wireless Networks, DOI: 10.1007/s11276-013-0614-9. Springer US, 2013, 1-17

P. Potier and L. Qian, “Management of Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks Using a Congestion Based Metric,” International Journal of Network Management, Vol. 23, pp. 325-349, 2013 

P. Potier, L. Qian, H. Zheng, and S. Wang, “Performance Management in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks using Congestion based Metric,” in 2012 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2012), - MILCOM 2012, pp. 1 – 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2012.6415847

P. Potier, C. Sorrells, Y. Wang, L. Qian, and H. Li, Network-Wide Spectrum Situation

Reconstruction Using Total Variation Inpainting in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks, Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), 2011 IEEE, pp. 1 5, 5-9 Dec. 2011

C. Sorrells, P. Potier, L. Qian, and X. Li, Anomalous Spectrum Usage Attack Detection in

Cognitive Radio Wireless Networks, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), pp. 384 389, 15-17 Nov. 2011

P. Potier and L. Qian, Network Management of Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks, in CogART11, pp. 33 38, Oct. 2011

Professional Appointments
2017 - Present: Professor of the Practice, Marine Engineering Technology Department, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus

2015 - 2017: Associate Professor and Department Head, Engineering Technology Department, Prairie View A&M University

2013 - 2014: Professor, Electronics & Advanced Technologies Department, Austin Community College

2012 - 2013: Associate Professor, Electronics & Advanced Technologies Department, Austin Community College

2008: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electronics & Advanced Technologies Department, Austin Community College

1994 – 2008: Motorola, Inc. 
Principal Program Manager, Integrated Digital Enhanced Network Division
Senior Program Manager, Integrated Digital Enhanced Network Division
Program Manager, Integrated Digital Enhanced Network Division
Lead Systems Engineer, Land Mobile Products Sector
Senior Systems Engineer, Land Mobile Products Sector

1988 – 1994: Exxon Corporation
Senior Telecommunications Engineer, Exxon Computing Services Company
Telecommunications Engineer, Exxon Computing Services Company
Research Engineer, Exxon Production Research Company

1984 – 1988: IBM Corporation
Senior Associate Engineer, Entry Systems Division
Associate Engineer, Entry Systems Division