About Jim Carter
|Education: ||B.A., 1968
||University of California, Los Angeles
| ||M.S., 1970
||State University of New York at Stony Brook
I have over 30 years of experience in software development and computer
system administration on a variety of hardware and software: mainframes,
workstations and PCs; proprietary operating systems, UNIX and Windows.
Assignments ranged from real-time image analysis on a vacuum tube machine, to
plasma physics simulations and data acquisition, to account management and
system administration for large instructional laboratories. My favorite
computer languages are C++, perl, tcl and Fortran.
In addition to my varied assignments at work, I read widely in science and
technology, and work on a mathematical physics project and on linguistics
(constructed languages). I also write fiction. I enjoy camping, when
possible. I listen to classical music, from baroque to modern.
I operate a network of three computers at home, one wireless. All my
own computers use Linux.
- UCLA Mathematics Department (since 1987)
- Postmaster of Mathnet. Developed account creation and management
system, which oversees 2000 undergraduate accounts in the student
laboratory each quarter and over 500 accounts for faculty, graduate
students, staff, and department guests. Fought singlehandedly and
repelled the Morris Worm. Computing equipment: Sun
Microsystems (Solaris/UNIX); PCs (Windows NT); networking (Cisco).
- UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Student labs integrating PCs and mainframe servers (UNIX).
Computing equipment: IBM mainframe (beta version of AIX), PCs (MS-DOS),
various special machines.
- UCLA Tokamak Fusion Laboratory
- Plasma physics simulations, data acquisition and analysis. Designing
and building data acquisition hardware and software. Junior machinist.
Computing equipment: PDP-11T55 (RSX-11M).
- UCLA Office of Academic Computing
- Kernel modifications for resource accounting. Computing equipment:
IBM 360-91 (MVT)
- UCLA High Energy Physics Group
- Online real-time interactive multiprogramming system for pattern
recognition and analysis of bubble chamber film images. Computing
equipment: IBM 709, IBM 360-44.
- Princeton University Computer Center
- Software for job dispatching and operational support, including
remote job entry. Computing equipment: IBM 7094 and 1410 with shared
|James F. Carter || |
|UCLA Mathematics Department
6115 Math Sciences Addition
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555
|Voice: 310 825 2897 ||
|FAX: 310 206 6673