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Dr. Deborah Whitfield, Ph.D.
deborah.whitfield@sru.edu
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Grants
  • Received a NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions for $95,319 for RUI: Acquisition of Combining Optimizations to Create Powerful Parallelization Techniques". This grant includes funds for student salary, equipment and faculty salary for two years (September 1996 - August 1998).
  • Received a NSF Research Planning Grant for $17,800 for "Determining Safety Conditions for Combining Transformations". This 18 month grant includes funds for salary and travel. Submitted Dec. 1993.
  • Received a NSF Research Opportunity Award Grant for $19,300 for "The Design of a Transformation Interaction Proving Tool". This grant includes funds for equipment and salary for summer semester 1993.
  • Applied for an NSF Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Section Grant, "Specializing a Computer Concepts Course to Encourage Technical Literacy in Undergraduates" with Dr. Linda Boettner. USE-925479, July, 1992.
  • Other Awards
    Received a $107,000 Technology Improvement grant with Dr. David Dailey (1999-2001)
    Instrumental in requestion $167,000 and faculty position for new IT program (1999)
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Publications
  • "A Framework for Combining Transformations" with Mary Lou Soffa and Bill Myers (submitted November 1997 to Programming Languages Design and Implementation 1998).
  • "An Approach for Exploring Code Improving Transformation" with Mary Lou Soffa, ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, September 1997.
  • "The Design and Implementation of Genesis" with Mary Lou Soffa, IEEE Journal of Software Practices and Experiences to be published in 1994.
  • "Investigating Properties of Code Transformations" with Mary Lou Soffa, 1993 International Conference on Parallel Processing, Vol. II, pp. 156-160, August, 1993.
  • "Automatic Generation of Global Optimizers" with Mary Lou Soffa. ACM SIGPLAN '91 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation pp. 120- 129, 1991.
  • "A Unifying Framework for Optimizing Transformations". Ph.D. Dissertation, University Microfilms Inc. Also Department of Computer Science, Technical Report 91-24, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • "An Approach to Ordering Optimizing Transformations", with Mary Lou Soffa. Second ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPOPP), pp. 137-146, 1990.
  • "A Unifying Framework for Optimizing Transformations". Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal, Technical Report 89-11, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.
  • Examination of the UNIX* Kernel, 2.9 BSD. M.S. Project Report, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.
Presentations
  • "Determining Guidelines for Combining Parallelizing Transformations". Youngstown State University, June 1993.
  • "A Unifying Framework for Optimizing Transformations". Sharon Section of the IEEE, March 1993.
  • "Windows 3.1". Professional Development Seminar for Slippery Rock University Faculty and Staff, February 1993.
  • "An Introduction to Networks Through BITNET". Professional Development Seminar for Slippery Rock University Faculty and Staff, April 1992.
  • "Women in the Sciences". The Second Annual Women in Graduate Studies for the University of Pittsburgh Faculty and Students, August 1988.


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