Univ. of South Florida, Batch of 1981
AUTAR KAW is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has been at USF since 1987, the same year in which he received his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University. He is a Fellow of ASME and the recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award.
With major funding (2002-2016) from National Science Foundation, he is the principal contributor in developing multiple award-winning online open courseware for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. The open courseware (nm.MathForCollege.com) annually receives 1,000,000+ page views, 1,000,000+ views of the YouTube audiovisual lectures, and 150,000+ page views at the NumericalMethodsGuy blog. Currently, he is leading a 4-university study to compare flipped and blended modalities in teaching a STEM course in Numerical Methods. Recently he has conducted several face-to-face and online workshops at universities and conferences on best practices in teaching flipped classes.
His current research interests include engineering education research, open courseware, massive open online courses, flipped classrooms, and learning strategies.
He has written more than 80 refereed technical papers and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune. His work has been covered/cited/quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Congressional Record, Florida Senate Resolution, ASEE Prism, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Campus Technology, Florida Trend Magazine, WUSF, Bay News 9, Times of India, NSF Discoveries, Voice of America, and Indian Express.