Michael Rothman & Associates, LLC
George S. Almasi, Ph.D.

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Michael Rothman & Associates, LLC
Vice President for Technology

  • Developed .Net-based Patient Early-Warning System currently being tested by a major hospital.
  • Developed Java-based premier explorer currently in use by major pharmaceutical firms. This powerful interactive tool enables a wide range of data exploration and comparisons to be made and reported. Premier explorer has been tested with a wide range of of database and operating systems.
2000 — 2002  

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Research Staff Member - Blue Gene Project

  • Developed Java-based visualizer to allow designers to see the inner workings of a highly parallel supercomputer having 64,000 processors, with a rich set of 2D and 3D views and drilldowns. Resulted in several improvements in projected system performance.
  • Created graphical performance monitor for observing traffic patterns in distributed Websphere e-commerce applications. Implemented on a Linux cluster supporting the IBM bioengineering project "Blue Gene"; written in Java, and scalable to grid computing.
1991 — 1999  

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Research Staff Member - Parallel Applications & Algorithms Group

  • Developed personalized "recommender" for supermarket shoppers as member of award-winning research team. Exploited data mining of databases, achieved significant 1.8% revenue boost at major supermarket chain.
  • Wrote IBM Intelligent Miner's fast parallel neural data mining C++ code
  • Created Kmap, "the best data mining result visualizer ever."
  • Developed high-performance parallel seismic image-processing code: 100X speedup on IBM supercomputer.
  • Developed solutions for rapid transfer of data into computers, such as a "supercache" combination of parallel file system and DB2 Parallel Edition.
1984 — 1990   Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
IBM Distinguished Professor, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1990 Gordon Bell prize special mention in cost/performance category for parallel speedup in seismic image processing obtained with network-connected workstations.

Technical Assistant to General Manager, IBM University/College Systems

  • Developed strategic concepts and operations; responsible for joint studies with MIT, Colorado School of Mines.

New York University
Adjunct Professor, NYU

  • Author — "Highly Parallel Computing" (with co-author Allan Gottlieb) — used as text in many universities
  • Taught parallel computing courses at IBM and NYU
1982 — 1984  

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Senior Manager/Highly Parallel Architectures Department

  • Started and managed architecture definition of prototype highly parallel shared-memory supercomputer (RP3)
  • Chairman, Parallel Processing Research Council (university, industry, and government representatives).
  • Set up joint projects with NYU, Columbia, and other universities
Publications & Patents

40 papers, 4 books, 21 patents.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
B.S. in Electrical Engineering

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