Overview

  • Received his BS degree in computer engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1987, his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, in electrical engineering. Dr. Leathrum's doctoral research is an investigation of ways to accelerate force computations underlying molecular dynamics and astrophysical simulations on parallel computers. He will conduct research focused on parallel computer architectures, and the mapping of complicated computational problems onto these architectures. Dr. Leathrum joined Old Dominion University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Fall of 1992.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2006 An Object-Oriented Architecture for the Simulation of Networks of Cargo Terminal OperationsJournal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.
    2000 A Modular Approach For Using Computer Technology For Education And TrainingInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 286-297.
    2000 A Modular Approach to using Computer Technology for Education and TrainingInternational Journal of Computer Aided Manufacturing. 286-297.
    1999 Sensitivity Derivatives for an Accelerated Panel Method for Potential FlowComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 213-225.
    1998 Handling Hot Spots as Faults in a Multistage Interconnection Network, International Journal of Computers & Applications.  133-144.
    1996 Verification of IEEE Compliant Subtractive Division AlgorithmsLecture Notes in Computer Science. 64-78.
    1995 Modeling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time SystemsRobotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
    1995 Modelling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time SystemsRobotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 91-98.
    1993 Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulations with the Parallel Fast Multipole AlgorithmChemical Physics Letters. 89-94.
    An Intelligent Data Model in Support of Process ModelingInternational Journal of Modeling and Simulation.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2015 A Successful EAC-ABET Accredited Undergraduate Program in Modeling and Simulation Engineering (M&SE)
    2009 Modeling Simulation Technique for Maritime Security
    2008 Programmable Process Language for Modeling Cargo Logistics
    2006 A Generalized Formal Specification Framework for Communication Protocols
    2004 A Strategy for Distributing Simulations for Statistical Analysis
    2004 Development of a Grid Structure for Non-Uniform N-Body Problems.  297-302.
    2003 A Formal Specification and Verification of GSM using the OSI-RM Formal Object Model
    2002 A Java Based Circuit Diagram Tool for an Intelligent Questioning and Problem Solving System.  3-8.
    2002 An Instrument for Assessing Knowledge Gain in a First Course in Circuit Theory
    2002 Modeling New Technologies in a Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) Operation
    2001 Knowledge Maps for Intelligent Questioning Systems in Engineering Education
    2001 Question Model for Intelligent Questioning Systems in Engineering Education
    2000 A Java Simulation for a Course in Computer Architecture
    2000 A Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Modeling and Simulation
    2000 A Reconfigurable Object Model for Port Operations.  603-8.
    2000 Analyzing the Sensitivity of Simulation Parameters.  151-156.
    2000 Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation
    2000 PORTSIM: Model Visibility for Training within a Port Simulation.  L1.
    2000 Simulation Structures for a Reconfigurable Port Model to Support Military Cargo Operations
    1999 A Multi-Use Architecture for Technology-Based Delivery of Curricula.  12c2.
    1998 A Generic Server Simulation Model
    1998 Management of Simulation Models
    1997 Fundamental Hardware Design in PVS
    1997 Strategies for Integrating Commercial and Military Port Simulations
    1996 Formal Verification of Communication Protocols
    1996 Technology Transfer Applications for Distributed Simulation Technologies.  205-210.
    1994 A Gaussian Grid Structure for the Fast Multipole Method.  237-245.
    1994 Fault Tolerant Pipelined Adaptive Filters
    1994 Modelling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time Systems.  1221-134.
    1994 Scalable Implementations of Multipole-Accelerated Algorithms for Molecular Dynamics,”.  87-94.
    1994 The Resource/Data-Flow Graph: A Model for Resource Allocation in Distributed Critical Real-Time Systems.  290-293.
    1994 Using Data-Flow Graphs with Recovery Blocks in Critical Real-Time Systems.  338-341.
    1993 Molecular Dynamics with the Fast Multipole Algorithm.  197-202.
    1991 Parallelization of the Fast Multipole Method using the B012 Transputer Network
    1990 High Performance Implementations of the Fast Multipole Algorithm, Symposium on Parallel and Vector Computation in Heat Transfer
    1990 The Fast Multipole Algorithm on Transputer Networks

    Grants

  • Smartwatch App Development  awarded by North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2016
  • The Discrete-Event Simulation Central Processing Unit (DESCPU)  awarded by MYMIC, LLC (Subcontract for DARPA SBIR) 2008
  • CPortS Modeling and Simulation with the DIESEL Simulation Engine  awarded by Loyola Enterprises, Inc 2004
  • PortSim POD Modeling and Simulation  awarded by Loyola Enterprises, Inc., 2003
  • Configurable Port Simulation (CPortS) Support Task  awarded by Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA 2002 - 2003
  • Cargo Logistics Modeling and Simulation  awarded by Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) via SAIC 2001 - 2002
  • PortSim – Modeling Effort  awarded by Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) 2000 - 2001
  • PortSim – Modeling Effort  awarded by Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) 1999 - 2000
  • Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation  awarded by Busch Entertainment Corporation/CIT 1999
  • PORTSIM – Statistical Modeling and VV&A  awarded by Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) 1998 - 1999
  • PORTSIM Military/Commercial Linkage  awarded by Military Tranportation Management Command – Transportation Engineering Agency 1997 - 1998
  • Programmable Logic Development Hardware and Software  awarded by Equipment Grant) Altera Corp 1997 - 1998
  • Formal Modeling of Cellular Communication and Clocking Structures,  awarded by NASA-Langley 1997
  • Curriculum INtegration in Computer Engineering Using the World Wide Web  awarded by Faculty Innovator Grant, ODU 1996
  • Development of an Object Model for the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center  awarded by Triton Services 1996
  • Modeling of Norfolk International Terminal (Pilot Project for VMASC)  awarded by VMASC/ODU 1996
  • Verification of Hardware Designs for FPGAs  awarded by NASA-Langley 1996
  • Parallel Implementations of Non-Uniform N-Body Problems using the Fast Multipole Algorithm  awarded by NSF Metacenter Resources, NCSA/PSC 1995 - 1996
  • University Support Task  awarded by BTG, Inc 1995
  • On-Call Engineering and Technical Services  awarded by Vigyan/CIT-TAC 1994 - 1995
  • Schedule Display System  awarded by Information Technology Solutions, Inc./TAC-CIT 1994
  • The Role of Computer-Aided Interactive Feedback for Problem Solving in Engineering Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 -
  • The Role of Computer-Aided Interactive Feedback for Problem Solving in Engineering Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2003 -
  • The Role of Computer-Aided Interactive Feedback for Problem Solving in Engineering Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2002 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Duke University 1992
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Duke University 1989
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Lehigh University 1987
  • Full Name

  • James Leathrum