Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering



dale callahan

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  Phone: (205) 934-8480

  Fax: (205) 934-8415


  Office: HOEN 370

    1150 10th Avenue South

    Birmingham, AL 35294

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2000 

Dale Callahan is an entrepreneur who has started many successful companies.   Dale has recently written a book, Resumes are Worthless. Dale sits on the advisory boards for TechBirmingham and the Alabama Information Technology Association.  Dale was recognized in 2011 as one of UAB's 40 School of Engineering graduates making a difference.

Current Affiliations
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Professor since 2009.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Engineering, IEM Director since 2000.

Research Interests
As director of the IEM Program, Callahan is focused on helping corporate technologists thrive in their careers through improving their skills in leadership, teamwork, and developing and entrepreneurial view of everything. Other interests include the use of innovations and emerging technologies and the impact the have on industry.

Recent Publications 

  • J. Jackson, D. Callahan, J. Marstrander. A Rationale for the Use of Optical Mice Chips for Economic and Accurate Vehicle Tracking. 3rd Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Sept 22-25, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • D. Callahan, J. Waugh, G. A, Mathew, W. Granger. Stethoscopes – What are we hearing? Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 2007; 41:318-323. July/August 2007.
  • Joshua D. Jackson, Dale W. Callahan, and Percy F. Wang. Economical Methods for Accurate Vehicle Tracking. IEEE International Portable Information Devices, 2007; 25-29 May 2007, Orlando, FL
  • Joshua Jackson, Dale Callahan, Jon Marstrander, and Percy Wang. A Method for Relative Position Tracking of Vehicles Using Optical Navigation Technology. 6th WSEAS International Conference on SIGNAL PROCESSING (SIP ’07), March 2007, Dallas, TX.  
  • Joshua D. Jackson, Dale W. Callahan, Donald S. Appleby, and Lea B. Callahan. Architecture for a TCP/IP Based Robotic Protocol. WSEAS Transactions On Communications, vol. 6, iss. 1, pp. 98-103, Jan. 2007.
  • Joshua Jackson, Dale Callahan, Percy Wang. A Preliminary Examination of Inertial Navigation Using Accelerometers. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol 5, iss.12, Dec. 2006.  
  • D. Callahan, J. Waugh, W. M. Granger, and G. A. Mathew. Objective evaluation of stethoscopes. US Respiratory Disease 2006: Touch Briefings, London. pp. 18-19.