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Dr. Douglas Lyon

Professor of Computer Engineering
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A different audience: Designers look to crowdfunding to get their idea off the ground

A common technique for raising money to a deadline is to have a sliding scale of packages with lower prices and better benefits for early adopters. For example, a $20 pledge for a DSP card built on an Arduino Shield offered by Connecticut based Douglas Lyon, developer and chairman of the computer engineering department at Fairfield University, was designed to give the first crowdfunders for his project the rights to one of the first assembled boards.

Published in New Electronics on 4/23/13


Crowdfunding has its pitfalls for entrepreneurs

Dr. Douglas Lyon, association president and chairman of the computer engineering department at the university, said he hopes to encourage students to get involved with crowdfunding to finance their projects. "We're hoping to get students to think more like business people and not just plain engineers," he said. "Students create a lot of prototypes, but rarely commercialize them."

Published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Hispanic Business, P2P Lending News, Twitter account of Crowdfunding News, Crowdsourcing.org - The Industry Website, The Stamford Advocate, Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times, Greenwich Time, Next Big Startup.com, Ocean Road Capital's Facebook page, Crowdfunding Bank, YouCrowdFund.org, Facebook page of World Entrepreneurship Forum on 7/26/12


Kindle Fire tablet: Cool gadget or power grab for Amazon?

The potential reach of such data mining goes into the real world, says Douglas Lyon, chairman of the computer engineering department at Fairfield University in Connecticut. As consumers are out and about, items of interest - such as sales on things they are shopping for - "will be funneled into your electronic alert system," he says via e-mail.

Published in The Christian Science Monitor on 9/29/11


School of Engineering prof discusses state woe

Dr. Douglas Lyon discussed the state of Connecticut running out of license plate letter and number combinations and suggested solutions.

Appeared on WTIC Radio in Hartford on 8/17/11


Connecticut running out of number and letter combinations for license plates

Fairfield University computer science professor Douglas Lyon says the state should use a longer-lasting format, such as six letters. He says that would provide more than 191 million combinations.

Published in the Associated Press, The Republic (Columbus, Indiana), Connecticut Post, Hearst Newspapers on 8/17/11