What I do at work
I work on the image components of Project Mercury,
an electronic library project at
My main contribution has been
the "world's fastest" FAX Group 4 decoder and viewer.
You can find more about it from our
The home Front
Rose and I are usually kept hopping to keep up with all the
activities Nat and Annamarie get into.
I usually teach one night course per term in the
Department of Information Science
or the associated
which are part of the
School of Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh.
My specialties are "techie" courses such as computer science
concepts, compiler construction,
operating systems, image processing and the like.
During my spare time (what little there is) at home over the past several years I have been
developing an OCR program, tentatively named Aurora, that uses direct gray scale
image input to achive very high accuracy and processing speed.
As an OCR test case it is currently being used to process an old medical text
which had presented problems with several commercial OCR packages.
See this page
from the University of Pittsburgh Libraries for more information about that project.
Where to reach me
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work phone: 412-268-6994
- Home phone: its in the book if you really really need it
Nice places to visit
This "Ancient History"
site is pretty neat.
This iastate fellow
keeps lots of good techie aerospace stuff.
for some "elementary" facts.