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.

Employment History

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 1301 disc.

Contact Information

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
jimc@math.ucla.edu http://www.math.ucla.edu/~jimc