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Randall K. Fish

Assistant Department Chair, Professor of Engineering



FREY-224 ext. 2501

Interest and areas of expertise

Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Linear Systems, Microprocessors, Signal Processing

  • BS Physics, Eastern Nazarene College
  • BSEE, MSEE, Boston University
  • PhD, University of Washington
Classes I teach
  • ENGR 215 Circuits I
  • ENGR 361 Circuits II
  • ENGR 324 Control Systems
  • ENGR 363 Embedded Systems Design
  • ENGR 365 Linear Systems, and courses for IPC

Dr. Fish’s research interests center on artificial intelligence, particularly computer understanding of human speech. Between 1980 and 1994 Dr. Fish worked in industry holding research and engineering management positions at both large and small corporations including his own start-up recognized as one of the most exciting new companies of its kind by the MIT Enterprise forum.

While at Messiah Dr. Fish has served as the Chair of the Engineering department and in 2017 received the Dr. Robert and Marilyn Smith Award for outstanding teaching. He is currently the Assistant Department Chair. Prior to joining Messiah in 2008, Dr. Fish spent 14 years as a professor at Eastern Nazarene College, winning ENC’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2002. While at ENC, Dr. Fish served as both the head of the Engineering/Physics department and head of the Division of Math and Natural Science. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Dr. Fish has a joint appointment as a Principal Scientist at a Federally Funded Research Center where he has been recognized with the Center’s highest award for Innovative Research.

In 2009, Dr. Fish was awarded a US Patent for “System and method for audio hot spotting”. Dr. Fish has published multiple journal articles and conference papers and in 2006 received a Letter of Appreciation from The Director of Intelligence, U.S. Joint Forces Command for the contributions his research has made to the mission of the US Marines.

In his free time Randy enjoys singing, and flying his Powered Paraglider. Randy and his wife Sue have three daughters and two grandchildren.