Mr. David Fawcett
David Fawcett teaches Computer Science II, Data Structures, Software Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence. These courses correspond to his professional background at Ford Motor Company where he worked in a variety of computer, engineering, and management positions for 32 years.
As a research engineer, Mr. Fawcett was one of the original developers of Ford's in-house CAD system, PDGS. Mr. Fawcett ended his career at Ford as corporate Operations Research/Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge Based Engineering manager.
Mr. Fawcett's special area of interest is Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE). Mr. Fawcett holds two electrical engineering degrees (BSEE and MSEE), and an MSECCS (MS in Electronic and Computer Control Systems, majoring in artificial intelligence), all from Wayne State University. Since retirement from Ford in 2000, he has done consulting, community service with Bloomfield Hills Schools, and joined the Adjunct Faculty at LTU in 2001.
Mr. Fawcett has published numerous papers and technical journal articles while at Ford, and authored many software applications used at Ford, and in his consulting work, and for teaching his courses at LTU.