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Christopher Taylor, Ph.D. - Milwaukee School of Engineering. Milwaukee, WI, US

Christopher Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Vice-Chair | Milwaukee School of Engineering


Dr. Christopher Taylor's research interests include software engineering, computer science, and computer engineering.





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Education, Licensure and Certification (3)

Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering, Purdue University 1998

M.S.: Electrical Engineering, Purdue University 1994

B.S.: Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University 1992


Dr. Chris Taylor is a professor in theComputer Science and Software Engineering Department at MSOE, and the Interim Chair for the department. He has industrial experience working as a software engineer for Direct Supply, Johnson Controls Inc., Foley & Lardner, and Mitra Corp. He has served as an expert witness in multiple intellectual property disputes. He is the Vice Chair of Operations for the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission and as a team chair for accreditation site visits. Dr. Taylor is a board member for CSAB and STEM Forward.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Software Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science


Accomplishments (4)

Oscar Werwath Teaching Award Finalist (professional)

2005, 2009, 2014, 2018, 2021, and 2022

Falk Teaching Award Finalist (professional)

2003 and 2004

HKN C. Holmes MacDonald Teaching Award Finalist (professional)


Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching (professional)


Affiliations (6)

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) : Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) : Member
  • IEEE Computer Society : Member
  • ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission: Vice Chair of Operations
  • CSAB: Board Member
  • STEM Forward: Board Member


Media Appearances (1)

Decoy apps disguise photos, texts on smartphones

WISN Milwaukee  


“So a decoy app is an app that's designed to look like one thing but serve a different purpose,” Milwaukee School of Engineering associate professor Dr. Chris Taylor said.

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Event and Speaking Appearances (2)

Software Engineering Department Heads Workshop

Frontiers in Education 2018  San Jose, CA

AI for the C-Suite

Artificial Intelligence and your Business  Milwaukee School of Engineering


Selected Publications (2)

Experiences with Electronic Presentation of Materials for a Comprehensive Review

ABET Symposium

Taylor, C., Williams, S.

2019 The 2018-2019 Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual specifies "Materials" to be presented during a Comprehensive Review. In 2018, four engineering programs in Milwaukee School of Engineering’s EECS department presented those materials in an electronic format instead of a paper format. This presentation will provide lessons learned from that experience, including material organization, security access, availability time period, and material collection.

Undergraduate Software Engineering Programs

IEEE 30th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)

Taylor, C., Gary, K., Kiper, J., Wellington, C., Villegas, N.M., Chang, L.

2017 Undergraduate programs in software engineering are relatively new. The first ABET accredited programs received accreditation in 2001. There are currently 31 ABET accredited software engineering programs worldwide with additional programs being added each year. In this session, panelists will discuss their experience starting new programs, developing curriculum, and navigating accreditation issues.

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