JOHN M. CROWELL
1900 Manet Pl.
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: (530) 756-7644
FAX: (530) 756-6703
- Born June 30, 1942; Mobile, Alabama
- B. S. in Physics June, 1964 Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ph.D. in Physics May, 1973 The Johns Hopkins University
- Over twenty-five years experience in scientific computer
programming including real-time data acquisition, data analysis,
statistics, feature extraction, pattern recognition, interactive
graphics and presentation graphics. Five years experience programming
various microprocessors. Programming languages include FORTRAN,
C, ALGOL, PERL, POSTSCRIPT, SQL and various assembly languages.
- Three years experience management of software development, design
of engineering specifications, data structures and documentation
produced by diverse team of programmers.
- Fifteen years experience in design and development of scientific
instruments for use in fields of nuclear physics, solid-state
physics, biomedical engineering, and health & safety.
- Seventeen years experience with Sun Workstation system management,
system integration, installation and networking.
- Extensive background in electronics - circuit design and instrument
fabrication. (See also Academic Experience.)
- 1995 - present
- Systems and Network Manager for Davis Community Network, non-profit
research, demonstration, and community service organization for
promoting network-based civic activities.
- 1996 - 1998
- Site Manager for University of California Davis Sun Technology
& Excellence Center. Responsible for management and maintenance
of computer laboratory in UCD Department of Political Science.
Manage all technical aspects of various projects involving the use
of high-performance servers and workstations and high-speed networks
for implementing solutions in world, federal, state and local government.
- 1995 - 1997
- Project manager for City of Davis, establishing "Electronic
City Hall" to provide City information and services on the
Internet, including implementation of World Wide Web (WWW) server,
creation of HTML documents, training City staff in WWW publication,
and creation of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs.
- 1994 - present
- Independent Consultant: Technical project management; Computer system
and network analysis, installation, and administration; system and
- 1993 - 1994
- Director of Engineering, The University Research Network,
Inc. (TURN): Responsible for technical design of medical and
health fitness data recording and reporting devices. Coordinate
efforts of team of engineers and programmers for prototype production
and testing. Author technical specifications for manufacture.
- 1992 - 1993
- Manager for Workstation Support, University of California
at Davis, Information Technology/Technology Advancement &
Resources (formerly Computing Support Services): Manage team
of engineers, technicians, and programmer/analysts for hardware
maintenance, system integration, operating system software support
and general consulting for campus technical and administrative
workstations, LAN servers, and large systems. (See also following
- 1990 - 1992
- Group Leader for Software and Engineering, University
of California at Davis, Computing Support Services: Manage a
small team of programmer/analysts for system integration, installation,
and general consulting for campus departmental computers and local
area networks. Principal campus contact for Sun Workstations;
responsible for administration of site licensing of Sun Software
Library. Provide consulting for SUN and VAX computer systems,
SunOS, ULTRIX, and VMS operating systems. Site license administrator
for ORACLE database software for DOS, OS/2, VMS, UNIX, Ultrix,
- 1987 - 1989
- Vice President for Engineering, Multiware, Inc., Davis,
CA.: Supervised development of graphics software products for
VAX and PDP-11 computers. Software architect and principal software
engineer for Q-bus coprocessor operating system development.
- 1985 - 1986
- Staff member at University of California, Los Alamos
National Laboratory (LANL), Health Physics Group: Supervised
development of instrumentation for personnel radiation dosimetry
and environmental monitoring.
- 1979 - 1985
- LANL, Instrumentation Technologies group: Supervised
development of computerized transuranic radionuclide assay systems
for environmental monitoring and low-density waste management.
Assisted in development of portable instruments for data encryption,
wide area nuclear radiation surveys, and tornado detection.
- 1973 - 1979
- LANL, Biophysics and Instrumentation Group: Assisted
in development of cell sorters and associated instrumentation
for automated cytology. Investigated application of light scattering
and Fourier optics as tools for morphologic analysis of biological
cells. Developed computer programs for multiparameter data analysis
and pattern recognition.
- 1972 - 1973
- The Johns Hopkins University (JHU): Investigated magnetic
properties of gamma-phase nickel-iron alloys at cryogenic temperatures
with particular interest in the antiferromagnetic state of gamma-iron.
- 1970 - 1972
- JHU: Designed and built superconducting magnet system
suitable for Mössbauer spectroscopy.
- JHU:Assisted in investigation of magnetic properties of ultrathin
iron films by means of the Mossbauer effect.
- Summer work at the Goddard Space Flight Center: Assisted
in development of a conical radiometer that could measure, without
reference to standards, incident radiant energy flux. Device
subsequently used in Apollo lunar missions. Assisted in computer
analysis of solar simulation tests.
- JHU: Assisted in development of computer programs to simulate
interactions of high-energy elementary particles with particular
interest in lepton pair production. Assisted in design of interface
between minicomputer and film scanning machines to facilitate
analysis of high-energy bubble chamber photographs.
- Summer work at the Engineering Experiment Station of the
Georgia Institute of Technology: Investigated application of
mathematical models of electronic noise to studies of atmospheric
- Instructor in General Physics, Classical Mechanics, Classical
Electricity and Magnetism
- Laboratory Instructor in Electronics
- Taught short course in Practical Electronics for Physicists
- Laboratory Instructor for Intermediate (undergraduate) and Advanced
(graduate) Laboratory courses involving experiments in electricity
and magnetism, electronics, optics, optical and X-ray spectroscopy,
and modern physics.
- Radiation Detector Spectrum Simulator: Patent No. 4658222
- Cell Classification by Multiangle Light Scatter: (pending)
Honors and Societies
- IR-100 Award for development of WC-11 portable computer, 1982
- NASA Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, 1964-1967
- Gilman Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, 1967-1973
- Member - American Physical Society
- Member - Association for Computing Machinery
- Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- Member - Computer Society
- Member - Americal Choral Directors Association
- Member - International Federation for Choral Music
- Member - U.S. Chess Federation
- Tau Beta Pi
- Dr. Robert Walraven, president
1812 Estero Bay Ct.
Davis, CA 95615
- Mr. Richard Kreischer
Digital Equipment Corporation (retired)
Rt. 1 Box 92F
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- J. W. Cline
Director, Technology Advancement & Resources (retired)
424 Citadel Dr.
Davis, CA 95616
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