Ford Cheeseman

Ford Cheeseman
Mentor: Dr. Haniph Latchman
College of Engineering
"I desire to apply the knowledge I have attained in the classroom to a project that will benefit society while gaining hands-on experience and develop my research skills."


Electrical Engineering


Business Administration

Research Interests

  • Information Systems and Telecommunication
  • Machine Intelligence - Robotics
  • High-performance Reconfigurable Computing

Academic Awards

  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • University Scholars Program


  • First Year Florida - Peer Leader
  • First Year Florida - Peer Mentor
  • Alpha Tau Omega - House Manager


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Metropolitan Ministries

Hobbies and Interests

  • Hanging Out With Friends
  • Video Games
  • Fishing
  • Reading

Research Description

VoIP Telephony
Currently, the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is the means for wired communication across the world. New developments in VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) have opened doors for competition as a more efficient and feature abundant solution for communication. The primary obstacle for VoIP to compete in the marketplace is system reliability. The PSTN meets a five-nines reliability (99.999%), which indicates that the system is in-operational for 5 minutes and 15 seconds or less in one year. The goal of VoIP telephony research is to meet and exceed this five-nines reliability to become an esteemed competitor in the marketplace.