Augustus Kinzel Uht

Professional Biography

Dr. Uht is Engineering Professor-in-Residence at the University of Rhode Island. He has been at URI in different capacities since 1992. He has been listed in many "Who's Who" compendia. Dr. Uht has been on journal editorial boards, including the Journal of Instruction-Level Parallelism. He was Co-General Chair and Program Chair of the Boston Area Architecture Workshop (BARC-2006). Prof. Uht has served on several program committees and NSF review panels. He has contributed to many publications, including: COMPUTER magazine, IEEE Micro magazine, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and various conference and symposia proceedings. In 2001 and 2005 Prof. Uht was recognized for "Outstanding Contributions to Intellectual Property" by URI. He holds eight U.S. Patents and has one patent application filed; these are all in computer architecture, especially instruction-level parallelism and better-than-worst-case design. Dr. Uht is the recipient of the URI 1998 Aurelio Lucci Faculty Excellence Award in Electrical Engineering. Prof. Uht worked for four years at IBM on mainframe main- and extended- memory development. He also worked at the Laboratory of Nuclear Studies at Cornell University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Dr. Uht was the College of Engineering representative of the local chapter of the Sigma Xi science honor society, and is also a member of the Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society, the IEEE (Senior Member), and the ACM.

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Personal Biography

(For the bored, or those desiring to be bored.)

I was born on July 19, 1955 in New York Hospital, on York Ave., in New York County, in the City of New York, in the State of New York, USA. I grew up in a brownstone at 511 E. 84th St, living there 'til I left for college in 1973. I have no desire to live in NYC again.

While in NYC, I went to Kindergarten at PS 77 (long gone, now), and all 12 years of grade school at Trinity School (139 W. 91st St.).

I built my first of about 30 Heathkits at age 8. Many discarded TV's were disemboweled at my hands. In high school I took care of equipment for a friend's band. I was Co-Head of the Language Lab at school. The Lab was comprised of a dedicated private switching system, allowing students from all over the school to dial-up and listen to tapes (nominally foreign language tapes, but a rock and roll track or two made their way onto the system, as well). The switch was a bona fide crossbar (boy, does that date me). We had 16 - 7" reel-to-reel tape drives on the system. 1/4" tape, 4 tracks/tape, unidirectional (mono).

I spent about four years as a bicycle mechanic at Gene's Bike Shop at 77th and 2nd, which later moved to 79th St., but is now defunct. This brought in money, but distracted me from getting enough merit badges to make Eagle scout. Such is life.

to be continued ?

June 15, 2010 | Gus Uht |