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Thomas Fowler

Thomas Fowler: Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor

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Thomas B. Fowler is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Fowler currently teaches IT 304. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, teaching classes in optical networking, digital image processing, Fourier optics, and the Engineering Seminar. He currently works as an independent consultant in the areas of telecommunications and IT. Dr. Fowler has over 45 years of experience in IT and telecommunications engineering. He worked for the MITRE Corporation for 20 years, and later with its spin-off Noblis, Inc. for 16 years. During that time he worked on computer-aided instruction systems, air traffic control, and design and planning for major US Government communications procurements. He was a subject matter expert for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) for several years. He also served as editor of THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REVIEW, and published numerous articles on telecommunications and related subjects.

His research interests have included chaotic systems, systems governed by heavy-tailed probability distributions, and the impact of highly improbable events. In 2008 he published a comprehensive book on the evolution controversy, examining the position of all sides in an objective manner. He has published articles on the climate change controversy that also look at all sides in an objective manner. He is currently writing a book on various aspects of visual and photography-based astronomy. He is also researching certain questions regarding dark matter and dark energy. In addition he has researched and written many articles on technology and its impact on society. He has translated several books by Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (1898-1983), and written extensively on Zubiri’s work.

Dr. Fowler received his B.A. in Philosophy and B.S.E.E. from University of Maryland, M.S. in Engineering from Columbia University, and a D.SC. in Systems and Controls from George Washington University.