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Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing Texas Instruments MSP430 by Daniel J. Pack, Steven F. Barrett

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Authors’ Biographies
STEVEN F. BARRETT
Steven F. Barrett, Ph.D., P.E., received the BS Electronic Engineering Technology from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1979, the M.E.E.E. from the University of Idaho at Moscow
in 1986, and the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He was formally an active
duty faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado and is now the Associate
Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Wyoming. He is a member of IEEE (senior)
and Tau Beta Pi (chief faculty advisor). His research interests include digital and analog image
processing, computer-assisted laser surgery, and embedded controller systems. He is a registered
Professional Engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He co-wrote with Dr. Daniel Pack six textbooks
on microcontrollers and embedded systems. In 2004, Barrett was named Wyoming Professor of the
Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and in 2008 was the recipient of
the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Professional Engineers in Higher Education,
Engineering Education Excellence Award.
DANIEL J. PACK
Daniel J. Pack is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the United States Air Force
Academy, CO. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988, the
Master of Science degree in Engineering Sciences in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical
Engineering in 1995 from Arizona State University, Harvard University, and Purdue University,
respectively. He was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratory.
He has received a number of teaching and research awards including the Carnegie Foundations
Colorado Professor of the Year Award,the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award,the Outstanding
Academy Educator Award, and the Seiler Award in Research Excellence. Dr. Pack has co-authored
five textbooks on embedded systems (including 68HC12 Microcontroller:Theory and Applications,
Embedded Systems: Design and Applications with the 68HC12 and HCS12, and Microcontroller
Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists) and published over 100 refereed journal and conference
papers on control, robotics, pattern recognition, and engineering education. He is a member of Eta
Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary), IEEE (Senior
Member), and ASEE. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. His research interests
include unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligent control, automatic target recognition, and robotics.
E-mail: daniel.pack@usafa.edu

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