Dr. Lawrence J. Osborne

Dr. Lawrence J. Osborne

General Information


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1989
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1985
  • M.A. Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1981
  • B.S. Mathematics Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1968

Research Interests

  • Parallel Processing
  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Graphics

Selected Publications

Andrei, Stefan, Osborne, Lawrence, and Smith, Zanthia, “Implementing an American Sign Language Avatar for Enhancing Learning of Computer Science Concepts for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students and Deaf Interpreters.” Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2012), Austin, Texas, March 5-9, 2012.

Husain A., Makki S. K., Osborne L., Sun B., “A highly adaptable information dissemination Strategy.” Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS Series of Springer), Vol. 194, Ezendu Ariwa and Eyas El-Qawasmeh (Eds.), Digital Enterprise and Information Systems International Conference (DEIS’11), 20-22 July, 2011, London, United Kingdom.

Husain, Amir, Makki, Kami, Sun, Bo, and Osborne, Lawrence, “A Highly Adaptable Information Dissemination Strategy ”. The International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS 2011), London, July 20-22, 2011.

Joshi, Manoj, Osborne, Lawrence, Sun, Bo, and Makki, Kami, “Hot Spot Aware Energy Efficient Clustering Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, January 9-12, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Andrei, Stefan, and Osborne, Lawrence, “INSTEAD: A Learning Model in Teaching Computer Science to Freshmen Students,” Proceedings of Association for Computer Educators of Texas (ACET) 2010, October 7-9, League City, Texas.

Andrei, Stefan, and Osborne, Lawrence, “Optimal Scheduling of Urgent Preemptive Tasks,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), August 23-25, 2010, Macau SAR, P.R.C.

Beggan, Dominic, Osborne, Lawrence, and Woodruff, Cliff, “The Impact of Hurricane Rita on an Academic Institution, Lessons Learned,” Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 2009.

Andrei, Stefan, and Osborne, Lawrence, EDULEARN10 (International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED)), “Enhancing Learning Using a Dynamic Instructor-Student Collaborative Approach,” Virtual Presentation with video, July 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Madaan A., Makki S., Osborne L., Sun B., An Intelligent Energy Efficient Target Tracking Scheme for Wireless Sensor Environment, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, ISWPC’10, Palazzo Ducale, Modena, Italy, May 5-7, 2010.

Sun, Bo, and Osborne, Lawrence, "WSNED – A Suite of Data Collection and Dissemination Applications for Wireless Sensor Network Education.” Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, South Central Region, St. Edward’s University, Austin , Texas April 23-24, 2010.

Bo Sun, Lawrence Osborne, and T. Andrew Yang, 'Module-based Courseware for Teaching Secure Wireless Sensor Networks, accepted to IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2009), St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, November 22-24, 2009.

Andrei, S., Cheng, A.M.K., Grigoras, G., Osborne, L, “Incremental Theorem Proving.” Journal of Information Technology and Control, vol. 1, (12 pages) 2008.