| I'm Currently
employed at Acxiom Corportation
based in Little Rock, Arkansas, doing research and development on
massively parallel, distributed applications. I'm also an adjunct
professor of computer science at Hendirx College here in Conway,
Arkansas where I try to balance working in industry with teaching.
The following list describes some of the reseach areas that I'm
My current hobbies are implementing a PVR on a computer computer running
Linux using the excellent MythTV
package and trying to get enough range time to keep my pistol
marksmanship upto snuf. MythTV lets you build your own TiVo like video
recorder that will totally replace your VCR and change your TV viewing
habits for ever.
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created by Linus Torvalds, you are really missing out. It's great and
getting better every day.
For more information and files to download check out the
Linux Documentation Project Home Page.
I'm a former Research Assistant Professor with
the Department of Computer
Science , at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC-CH is located in the very
heart of North Carolina, an area called the Triangle. My most recent area of
research is in 3D protein structure comparison on the Dihedral
Sequence Comparison (DiSCo) project.
This is an extension of my PhD dissertation work. My dissertation
and other publications are available here. In the future, I hope to combine my
interest in parallel architecture and parallel algorithms in
working on this problem.
While I was working on my Ph.D. I was
a research assistant on The
BioSCAN Project. BioSCAN is a
massively parallel, custom VLSI
based, biological sequence matching
engine. Along with the other members of the
BioSCAN team, I was
involved in the development of the network server software,
the web interface, and the applications software.
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