Dr. Gary R. Bertoline is the senior vice president for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation and a Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. He earned his BS at Northern Michigan University, MEd from Miami University, and PhD at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the College of Engineering at Ohio State for 3 years before coming to Purdue University in 1990. From 1995 through 2001, Gary served as Department Head of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. From 2002 to 2006 in his role as Associate VP and Director, he led the creation of the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and the Envision Center for Perceptualization. After five years as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Technology he served as dean from 2011 to 2021 and spearheaded the college's transformation to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
He co-founded the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) as well as the Polytechnic Institute initiative at Purdue University. The Polytechnic initiative is a major effort to transform the college’s curricula and learning experience for the students to better prepare graduate for life and work in the digital age. Gary is the lead for the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School that will be opening in Fall 2017.
He has authored numerous papers in journals and trade publications on engineering and computer graphics, computer-aided design, and visualization research. He has authored and co-authored seven text books in the areas of computer-aided design and engineering design graphics with one, Fundamentals of Graphics Communications currently in its 6th edition. Gary’s research interests are in scientific visualization, interactive immersive environments, distributed and grid computing, workforce education and STEM education.
1987, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in Industrial Technology Education.
1979, M.Ed., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in Technology Education.
1974, B.S., Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan in Industrial Technology
2014 Purdue Excellence in Research Award, for having received a grant of $1 million or more in the last year.
2013 Purdue University’s Book of Great Teachers, chosen by their students and their peers as Purdue’s finest educators.
2012 Career Achievement Award, The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology.
2008 Mira Award for Indiana Technology Leaders, Serious Gaming Team Purdue University, Gary Bertoline, Christoff Hoffmann, and Beverly Sypher.
2007 Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics Technology awarded at Purdue University in recognition of academic accomplishments.
2007 College of Technology Faculty Convocation Research Poster Session Best poster titled: A Visual Analytic Tool for Protein Biomarkers Cancer Detection.
2004 Distinguished Service Award for significant leadership in technology from Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honorary for professions in technology.
2003 Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Northern Michigan University and commencement speaker December 13, 2003.
2002 Purdue Excellence in Research Award, for having received a grant of $1 million or more in the last year.
1997 Laureate Citation for significant contributions in technology from Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honorary for professions in technology.
Chandramouli, M., Bertoline, G., Elbadwi A.Q. I. (2014) Geometry and Graphics for Developing a Multimodal Multidimensional Desktop Virtual Reality framework, Proc. of the Annual Conf. of the International Association of Journals & Conferences, Orlando, FL.
Chandramouli, M., Takahashi, & Bertoline. G. R. (2014) Desktop VR Centered Project Based Learning in ET Courses Using a Low-cost Portable VR System, Proc. of the American Association of Engineering Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Chandramouli, M., and Bertoline, G. (2013) Stimulating Interest in Technological and Engineering Literacy Using a Multidimensional Desktop Virtual Reality Framework. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education.
Springer*, M. L., Bertoline, G. R., & Schuver, M. T. (2011). Challenges of Building on Bedrock Programs in Professional Education. ASEE/CIEC 2011 Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
Springer*, M. L., Bertoline, G. R. (2011). Building an academic center infrastructure for professional development. Conference proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Springer*, M. L., Lybrook, D. L, & Bertoline, G. R. (2011). Building a distance learning hybrid program in organizational leadership. Conference proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Dyrenfurth*, M., Murphy, M., Bertoline, G. R., Herrick, R., Newton, K., O’Donnell, G., Castell, N., Barcelo, M., Ribera-Sancho, M., & Garcia, J., Barnes, J. L., Kuder, M. (2011). Critical issues and lessons learned in establishing concurrent international MS degree programs in engineering technology. Conference proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Dyrenfurth*, M., Murphy, M., Bertoline, G. R., Herrick, R., Newton, K., O’Donnell, G., McHale, D., Castell, N., Barcelo, M., Balas, D., Ribera-Sancho, M., & Garcia, J. (2010). Concurrent masters degrees across the Atlantic: Innovations, issues & Insights. Conference proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY.
Dyrenfurth*, M., Murphy, M., & Bertoline, G. R. (2010). Quality indicators for engineering & technology education. Conference proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY.
Park*, J., Kim, K., Tan, H. Z., Reifenberger, R., Bertoline, G. R., Hoberman, T., & Bennett, D. (2010). An initial study of visuohaptic simulation of point-charge interactions. Proceedings of the Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator Systems 2010, Waltham, MA, pp. 425-430, March 25-26, 2010.
Chandramouli*, M., Bertoline, G. R., Abe Harris, L. (2009). PC-based photorealistic virtual environments to facilitate construction design and nondestructive testing. Conference proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX.
Chandramouli*, M., Bertoline, G. R., and Harris, L. V. (2009). Photo-realistic virtual environments to facilitate construction design and non-destructive testing. Conference proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX.
Bertoline*, G. R., and Schuver, M. (2009). Center for professional studies in engineering technology. Conference proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX.
Bertoline, G. R. (2009). Applied and use-insprired research for engineering technology: A rationale for defining a research domain. Conference proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference, Austin, TX.
Hacker*, T., Bertoline, G. R. (2008). A Curriculum for Petascale Computing. Proceedings of the 3rd TeraGrid Conference, June 2008, Las Vegas, NV.
V. Sundaram*, Y. Ru, B. Benes, L. Zhao, X. C. Song, T. Park, G. Bertoline, M. Huber. An Integrated System for Near Real-Time 3D Visualization of NEXRAD Level II Data Using TeraGrid. Proceedings of TeraGrid 2008 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 9-13, 2008.
Dorjgotov*, E., Bertoline, G. R., Arns, L., Pizlo, Z., & Dunlop, S. R. (2008). Force amplitude perception in six orthogonal directions. In Proceedings of the 16th International IEEE Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (HAPTICS), pp. 121–127, 2008.
Chandramouli, M., & Bertoline, G. R. (2013). A Review of Multi-Objective Design Optimization and the Use of Genetic Algorithms Interior Design Optimization. International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation. 5(1), 33-40. http://www.ijeri.org/issues/spring2013/spring2013.htm
Chandramouli*, M., Bertoline, G. R., Connolly, P. (2009). Generating Alternative Engineering Designs by Integrating Desktop VR with Generic Algorithms. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 73(3):1-12.
Hartman*, N., Sarapin, M., Bertoline, G. R., & Sarapin, S. (2009). Examining the nature of technology graduate education. Journal of Technology Studies, 35(1), 76 – 82.
Madhavan*, K. P. C., Arns, L. L., & Bertoline, G. R. (June 2005). Inside Envision Center. Campus Technology 18(10), 38-41.
Madhavan*, K. P., Arns, L. L., Bertoline, G. R. (2005). A distributed rendering environment for teaching animation and scientific visualization, Journal of Computer Graphics and Applications, 25(5), 32-38.