Professor James Randal Moulic

Randy Moulic

Digital electronics, computer architecture and design

The World Within Reach
Randy Moulic
Associate Dean & Professor
 

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acting Chair, Department of Computer Science
Address:
DR 112
Phone:
518-956-8242

 

Introduction

Randy Moulic, Ph.D. (EE), IEEE Life Fellow, ABET PEV  

Dr. James Randal Moulic joined  the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as the Associate Dean for Applied Learning and Cooperative Education and Professor of Computer Engineering in 2016. He served as Acting Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the 2016-17 academic year until a permanent Chair was hired. He is currently Acting Chair of the Department of Computer Science.

Dr. Moulic comes to us from his previous position at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.  During his 39-year career prior to joining academia, Dr. Moulic led IBM’s worldwide research activities on wireless, mobile systems and cloud-based services. He helped develop numerous supercomputers, including Los Alamos National Lab’s Roadrunner, the world’s first petaflop. Dr. Moulic also led the Deep Blue computer chess project, initiating the first exhibition match events with World Champions Gary Kasparov and Anotoly Karpov. His research interests include digital electronics, computer architecture, very large scale integrated systems, and parallel programming.  He earned his PhD from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Education

  • PhD EE, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York. 1986
    Focus Areas: Electro-Optics, High Speed Electronics and Digital Communication 
  • MSEE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 1973 
    Focus Areas: Microelectronics and Solid State Device Physics 
  • BSEE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 1972 
    Focus Areas: Circuits, Digital and Analog Systems, Electromagnetics  

Research Interests

Dr. Moulic's research interests include digital electronics, computer architecture, very large scale integrated systems, VHDL, assembly and parallel programming. 

Publications

Technical Publications (June 1972 – August 2014):

Archived, Peer Reviewed Articles, Journal Papers, and Conference Presentations:

“Incorporating Benchmark Programming in the Teaching of Undergraduate Computer Architecture,“ Moulic, J.R, and See, J.D. (UAA undergraduate student) accepted for presentation and publication at 2015 IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEED ) in Kanazawa, Japan, November, 2015.

“Cell/B.E. Blades: Building Blocks for Scalable, Real-Time, Interactive and Digital Media Servers,” IBM Journal of Research and Development, Volume 51, No. 5, 2007.

"Modification of Semiconductor Device Characteristics, “ IBM Journal of Research and Development, Vol. 26, No. 2, March 1982.

"Techniques for Improving Engineering Productivity of VLSI Designs, “ IBM Journal of Research and Development, Vol. 25, No. 2 and 3, May 1981.

"Direct IC Pattern Generation by Laser Writing,” 1980 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC80 Digest of Technical Papers #23., 210-211 (1980).

“Context-controlled Access Control for Mobile Caching” SECURECOMM ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, September 2011.

“Cloud Service Portal for Mobile Device Management,” IEEE ICEBE Conference, Nov. 2010

“Framework for Mobile Enabled Business Process Systems,” IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference, 2010.

“Proxima: A Mobile Augmented-Image Search System, “ACM Multimedia Conference, October 27-31, 2008, Vancouver, BC Canada.

“BlueStar: High-Volume, Wireless Claims Processing for the Property and Casualty Industry,” IEEE ICEBE 2008 conference, October, 2008.

“SpotSmart: A Location Aware Decision Assistant for Retail Applications,” Poster Session Paper at MobiCom 2008, September 14-19, 2008, San Francisco CA.

“Optical, Processing-less Massively Parallel Processing interconnection Network, “ Proceedings of 1st International Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections Workshop, 1994. "Laser Induced Personalization & Alterations of LSI & VLSI Circuits,” Conference on Laser & Electro-Optics, 1983

"Submicron Photolithography Using Tunable Dye Lasers," Seventh Biennial Cornell Electrical Engineering Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, August 1979.

"A Broadband Surface-Wave Filter with 50 dB Stop bands and 1 dB Pass band Ripple,” 1977 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 77 CH1264-1 SU, Phoenix, AZ, October, 1977.

"Observation of Long Term Velocity Drift in LiNbO3," 1975 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 75 CHO 994-4SU, Los Angeles, CA, September 1975.

Invited Conference Papers, Presentations and Book Chapters:

“The Deep Blue Chess Computer, and the Future of Intelligent, Big Data Web Services,” Invited, keynote presentation at the 5th Mobile Korea Forum, Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea, June 26th, 2014.

“The Internet of Things and Post IT: Smart Enterprise,” Invited Panel Discussion member, 5th Mobile Korea Forum, Seoul, Korea, Panel Moderator, Moon Ju Kim. June 26, 2014.

“To PetaFLOPS..... and Beyond,” Invited Keynote Presentation at 2006 IEEE Parallel and Distributed Systems Conference, Rhodes, Greece, April 2006.

“Highly Parallel Computers: Perspectives,” Invited book chapter for “Computing Systems in Engineering,” Pergamon Press, Ltd., 1992

"Highly Parallel Machines at IBM Research,” Invited Lecture, Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on High Performance Computing, Montpellier, France, October, 1991.

"Techniques for Improving Engineering Productivity of VLSI Designs, “Invited book chapter in “Hardware and Software Concepts in VLSI,” edited by G. Rabbat, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1981

Awards and Honors

Copies of issued and published patents can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-edit-edit-public_profile

Issued Patents (2000 – May 2015):

U.S. Patent #9.037,728, “Situation-Driven Spontaneous Networking.”

U.S. Patent #8,996,341, “Generating and Evaluating Expert Networks.”

U.S. Patent #8,990,058, “Generating and Evaluating Expert Networks.”

U.S. Patent #8,952,800, “Prevention of Texting While Operating a Motor Vehicle.”

U.S. Patent #8,898,092, “Leveraging User-to-Tool Interactions to Automatically Analyze Defects in IT Services Delivery.”

U.S. Patent #8,838,674, “Plug-in Accelerator.”

U.S. Patent #8,813,044, “Dynamic Optimization of Mobile Services.”

U.S. Patent #8,769,507, “Dynamic Optimization of Mobile Services.”

U.S. Patent #8,578,193, “Apparatus, Method and Program Product for Adaptive Real-Time Power and Performance Optimization of Multi-Core Processors.”

U.S. Patent #8,462,369, “Hybrid image processing system for a single field of view having a plurality of inspection threads.”

U.S. Patent #8,331,737, “Heterogeneous Image Processing System.” (Multi-coreCPUs)

U.S. Patent #8,326,092, “Heterogeneous Image Processing System.” (Hybrid Cell processor CPUs)

U.S. Patent # 8,273,648, “Circuit structure and methods with BEOL layers configured to block electromagnetic edge interference."

U.S. Patent #8,238,624, “Hybrid Medical Image Processing.”

U.S. Patent # 8,148,953, “Apparatus and Method for Recycling and Reusing Charge in an Electrical Circuit.” 8,138,563, Circuit Structures and Methods with BEOL layers Configured to Block Electromagnetic Edge Interference.” 

U.S. Patent #8,094,706, “Frequency-based, Active Monitoring or Reliability of a Digital System.”

U.S. Patent #8,037,340, Apparatus and Method for Micro Performance Tuning of a Clocked Digital System.”

U.S. Patent #7,925,485, “System and Apparatus for Managing Latency-sensitive Interaction in Virtual Environments.”

U.S. Patent #7,912,670, “Testing Processor Cores.”

U.S. Patent #7,876,940, “Universal Image Processing.”

U.S. Patent #7,853,808, “Independent Processor Voltage Supply.”

U.S. Patent #7,627,597, “Retrieving Handwritten Documents Using Multiple Document Recognizers and Techniques Allowing Both Typed and Handwritten Queries.”

U.S. Patent #7,495,519, System and Method for Monitoring Reliability of a Digital System.”

U.S. Patent # 7,418,368, “Method and System for Testing Processor Cores.”

U.S. Patent RE38,865, “System and Method for Optimizing Computer Software and Hardware.”

U.S. Patent #6,355,889, “Method and Apparatus for Linking Electronic Ink to Electronic Personal Information Systems.”

U.S. Patent #6,059,842, “System and Method for Optimizing Computer Software and Hardware.”

Japanese Patent # 3516932, “Method for Linking Electronic Ink to Electronic Personal Information Systems.“

Taiwanese Patent # I225616, “Method for Linking Electronic Ink to Electronic Personal Information Systems.“

French Patent #2150827, “System and Method for Monitoring Reliability of a Digital System.”

UK Patent # 2150827, “System and Method for Monitoring Reliability of a Digital System.”

German Patent #602008005445.4, “System and Method for Monitoring Reliability of a Digital System.”

Chinese Patent #ZL200710167440.6, “System and Apparatus for Managing Latency-Sensitive Interaction in Virtual Environments.”

Chinese Patent #ZL200710166836.9, “Plug-In Accelerator.”

Patents Filed, Published and Issue Pending:

U.S. Patent Application # US2013/0205007 A1, “Suggesting Migration to a Cloud Computing Infrastructure.”

U.S. Patent Application #US2013/0325678 A1, “Risk Profiling for Service Contracts.”

U.S. Patent Application # US2014/0025972 A1, “Adaptive Real-Time Power and Performance Optimization of Multi-Core Processors.”

U.S. Patent Application #US201203226860, Mobile Device with Multiple Security Domains.”

U.S. Patent Application #US13/6002866, “Mobile Computing Device Emergency Warning System and Method.”

U.S. Patent Application #US12/112158, “Management of Access to and Life Cycles of Virtual Signs.”

International Patent Application #WO2014/042753 A1, “Generating and Evaluating Expert Networks.”

International Patent Application #WO2013/067243 A1, Mobile Device with Multiple Security Domains.”

1 Provisional Patent Publication:

Attorney Docket No. 21002.0060U1 “Method and System for Muscle Pain Diagnosis.”

IBM Patent Invention Publications and Technical Reports (1972-2012):

“Emitter-Dotted Modulator for Clock Recovery in Optical Communication,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 91A61727, 1991.

"Field-Effect Transistor Shifted Logic,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 90A62266, 1990.

“Concept for Packaging Wafer-Scale-Integrated Parts Into Large Systems,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 90A61785, 1990.

"Semiconductor Chip With Platinum Thin Film Resistor for Temperature Sensing,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 85A62795, 1985.

"Metal Silicide Formed by Laser Irradiation of Silicon Chip in Plating Solution,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 83A61356, 1983.

“Circuit Module with Normally Attached Face Up Chips and Interposer for Connection to Face Down Chips,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 83A60397, 1983.

"Folded Pattern for Film Resistor with Trimmable Elements in Binary Sequence,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 8261285, 1982.

"Temperature Sensor for Integrated Circuit,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 82A62266, 1982.

“Surface Acoustic Wave Device,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 78A02318, 1978.

“Surface Acoustic Wave Harmonic Response Cancellation Technique,” IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 75C01456, 1975

“The MetaPad: A Disembodied Computer,” IBM Research Technical Report RC22842, 2002.

Awards (June 1972 – January 2015):

IEEE Life Fellow: In January 2015, I was recognized by the IEEE by elevation from the status of IEEE Fellow to IEEE “Life Fellow.” I was originally recognized for “Leadership in the advancement of technology and architecture of personal and high performance computing systems,” and appointed to IEEE Fellow in 1986. Citation for that appointment can be found on the IEEE website.

“Best of Comdex Award” for “Best Workstation” product and desktop PC by Byte Magazine, August 1997 for IntelliStation M-Pro.

“Technical Excellence Award”, 2001, from PC Magazine for the TransNote computer. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,3202,00.asp IBM recognition awards for contributions to the development of parallel computing, Deep Blue, and the PC graphics workstation.

IBM awards for patent application and issuance, patent invention achievement awards, and top patent licensing value.

Numerous citations of my research on surface acoustic wave devices, laser micro-repair and semiconductor processing and parallel computing have appeared in technical journals and patent applications, and on my role in the development of Deep Blue in books by F-H Hsu and Monty Newborn.