Edward S. Lowry -- professional background

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B.A. Mathematics and Physics, University of Toronto 
S.M. Electrical Engineering, MIT. GPA 5.0/5.0

Software Engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation 1977 to 1992 after 18 years with IBM.

Designed the first global flow-tracing compiler optimizer. It was done in Fortran H for OS/360. See Comm. of the ACM, pg 13, 1969.

Discovered the optimum microstructure for information - hierarchically interconnected pointers (pending verification). Designed an integrated general purpose programming language and data base system based on similar objects. The optimum objects allow maximum overall simplicity of language and expression of large applications. The result appears to be one of about 25 discoveries of a simple engineering optimum which is not derived from a tradeoff, but is derived from a mathematically irreducible structural feature (e.g. round wheels, vertical pillars, tubular pipes, etc). See Toward Perfect Information Microstructures or Computer Standards and Interfaces, Vol 13(1991) pg 105. It provides a basis for Formal Language as a Medium for Technical Education . It increases the extent to which precise information in instructional materials can be expressed precisely. One application using the developed system routinely executed thousands of transactions per day from 20 locations.

Developed language design in the early 1970s which gives greater simplicity of expression in large applications than anything currently available.

Helped develop the original concepts for improving computer efficiency by multiprogramming using the IBM Stretch computer and later helped incorporate the techniques into OS/360. See Comm. of the ACM, Nov 59.

Designed efficient methods and developed standards for combining 24 bit and 31 bit addressing in IBM's Extended Architecture. Developed an initial proposal for adding pointers to PL/1.

Discovered a pictorial model of the electromagnetic field in space-time. It may express the essence of a fundamental physical theory better than any other image. See The Electromagnetic Field in Spacetime, Physical Rev. pg 616, 1960, and Amer. Jour. of Physics, pg 871, 1963.

Found a simple resolution to the clock paradox of relativity. See Amer. J. of Physics, pg 59, 1963.

Holds two patents.

Taught calculus for one year at the University of Toronto.

Last updated 13 April 2010 by Ed Lowry