James C. Childress

Jim Childress

Visiting InstructorRayzor Hall 2090
918-631-3069
james-childress@utulsa.eduPersonal Web Page

Education and Degrees Earned

  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a major in Geophysics, 1983;

Areas of Research Focus

  • Parallel programming
  • Computer systems administration

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Jackson State University
  • University of Minnesota Supercomputer Center

Previous Relevant Work Experience

I worked as a Computational Consultant for the Minnesota Supercomputer Center (MSC) from 1987 until 2001. MSC was a branch of Cray Research and later Silicon Graphics, Inc. My specialties were in parallel programming and data IO optimization techniques. Some of my professional accomplishments include implementing the first parallel geophysical application for the Cray-2, processing one of the first terabyte size geophysical field surveys, and consulting with geophysicists in six different countries for MSC/Cray Research.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for more than 25 years

Courses Taught at TU

  • Data Communications and Networking (CS 3363)
  • Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (CS 1043)
  • Scientific Programming (CS 2503)
  • Secure System Administration and Certification (CS 5493)
  • Systems Administration (CS 3353)