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Jim Leathrum

  • Jim Leathrum
  • Associate Professor
  • Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering
  • 1115 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3749
  • jleathru@odu.edu
  • 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.
  • Education

    Duke University, 1992
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Duke University, 1989
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Lehigh University, 1987
    Major: Computer Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, ODU
  • IEEE Outstanding Teaching Award, ODU
  • IEEE Professor of the Year
  • IEEE/HKN Outstanding Teaching Award, ODU
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    The Discrete-Event Simulation Central Processing Unit (DESCPU)
    Sponsoring Organization: MYMIC, LLC (Subcontract for DARPA SBIR)
    Date: January, 2008 - September, 2008
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    CPortS Modeling and Simulation with the DIESEL Simulation Engine
    Sponsoring Organization: Loyola Enterprises, Inc
    Date: January, 2004 - December, 2004
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    PortSim POD Modeling and Simulation
    Sponsoring Organization: Loyola Enterprises, Inc.,
    Date: May, 2003 - December, 2003
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Configurable Port Simulation (CPortS) Support Task
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA
    Date: August, 2002 - August, 2003
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Morsi, R.
    Cargo Logistics Modeling and Simulation
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) via SAIC
    Date: October, 2001 - October, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Belfore Ii, L. A.
    PortSim – Modeling Effort
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA)
    Date: October, 2000 - December, 2001
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    PortSim – Modeling Effort
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA)
    Date: October, 1999 - December, 2000
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    PORTSIM – Statistical Modeling and VV&A
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA)
    Date: October, 1998 - September, 1999
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation
    Sponsoring Organization: Busch Entertainment Corporation/CIT
    Date: March, 1999 - August, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Rohatgi, M.; Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Programmable Logic Development Hardware and Software
    Sponsoring Organization: Equipment Grant) Altera Corp
    Date: October, 1997 - September, 1998
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Meyer, M.; Stoughton, J.
    PORTSIM Military/Commercial Linkage
    Sponsoring Organization: Military Tranportation Management Command – Transportation Engineering Agency
    Date: September, 1997 - September, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Meyer, M.
    Formal Modeling of Cellular Communication and Clocking Structures,
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA-Langley
    Date: April, 1997 - December, 1997
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Modeling of Norfolk International Terminal (Pilot Project for VMASC)
    Sponsoring Organization: VMASC/ODU
    Date: May, 1996 - December, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Meyer, M.; Rohatgi, M.; Levinstein, I.
    Curriculum INtegration in Computer Engineering Using the World Wide Web
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Innovator Grant, ODU
    Date: May, 1996 - August, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Stoughton, J.
    Verification of Hardware Designs for FPGAs
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA-Langley
    Date: May, 1996 - August, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Development of an Object Model for the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center
    Sponsoring Organization: Triton Services
    Date: January, 1996 - August, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Stoughton, J.; Meyer, M.
    Parallel Implementations of Non-Uniform N-Body Problems using the Fast Multipole Algorithm
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Metacenter Resources, NCSA/PSC
    Date: April, 1995 - March, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Parallel Implementations of Non-Uniform N-Body Problems using the Fast Multipole Algorithm
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Metacenter Resources, San Diego Supercomputer Center
    Date: April, 1995 - March, 1996
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    University Support Task
    Sponsoring Organization: BTG, Inc
    Date: August, 1995 - December, 1995
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Stoughton, J.
    On-Call Engineering and Technical Services
    Sponsoring Organization: Vigyan/CIT-TAC
    Date: March, 1994 - February, 1995
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    On-Call Engineering and Technical Services
    Sponsoring Organization: Vigyan/CIT-TAC
    Date: May, 1994 - August, 1994
    Investigators:Leathrum Jr, J. F.
    Schedule Display System
    Sponsoring Organization: Information Technology Solutions, Inc./TAC-CIT
    Date: April 1, 1994 - July 3, 1994
    Investigators:Mielke, R. R.; Leathrum Jr, J. F.; Stoughton, J. W.