Specialization: Operating Systems, Networks, Distributed Operating Systems
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Department of Computer and Information Science
School of Engineering, University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
662-915-5357
ptm at olemiss.edu

EDUCATION
 University of Mississippi             1972-75  Ph.D.
Western Michigan University           1969-71  M.A.
Western Michigan University           1967-69  B.S.
EXPERIENCE
1994 to Present - Associate Professor
University of Mississippi, School of Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science. Primary role is teaching and research.

Supervised Dr. Vazhkudai Sudharshan, who completed his Ph.D. degree in May 2003. Dr. Sudharshan performed a parametric evaluation of data transfers within the Globus Grid System. Dr. Sudharshan designed and implemented strategies that significantly reduced file transfer times and this work has been integrated into the Globus Grid System.

Under my supervision, Dr. Ta-Chuang Chang completed his dissertation in December 1998. His topic was the design and implementation of persistent, fine-grained, and many-way, interactive HTML objects that allow GUI interaction among groups of users employing existing Web browser technology.

Also under my supervision, Dr. Hesham Elmahdy completed his dissertation in December 1997. His research concerned the design and implementation of a virtual entity to simplify transmission of multimedia files across networks.

1991 - 1994 Chair and Associate Professor
University of Mississippi, School of Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science. Duties include teaching, research, service, and administration.

Teaching methodology includes the use of "objectives" where students are presented with sets of 30 short-answer essay questions. Lecture time is used to discuss the concepts touched upon by the objectives and acceptable answers to specific objectives. Tests consist of 10 pseudo-randomly selected objectives.

Research has been in operating systems and computer graphics. Past research has been in run time environment and libraries that support of electronic brochures. Electronic brochures are large programs which employ extensive computer graphics to combine visual appeal, sound, text, and user interactivity.

Departmental service consists of system administration, supervision of systems personnel, and new equipment procurement. Since 1991, one Master's thesis was supervised and five Ph.D. students are being supervised.