Professor Dayton Clark




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Sep 93 - Present Assistant Professor ; Computer and Information Science Department, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York. I am currently setting up Brooklyn College's Laboratory for Real-Time Systems. The initial project is to develop an economical testbed system for real-time programming. This testbed will allow institutions which currently cannot afford the expensive devices (e.g., robots) required for real-time research to obtain a real-time testbed for research and instruction.

Jan 90 - Sep 93 Computer Scientist ; D. E. Shaw & Co., New York, NY. My last major project was with a group of six in a major redesign of the firm's software base. My emphasis in the group was in the real-time data distribution. The goal was to provide a uniform C++ interface for all our real-time feeds using a proprietary reliable broadcast protocol based on TCP/IP and UDP/IP. Prior to this, I was the software engineer in a team of two developing a real-time trading system. The system gathers quotes on over 400 instruments and produces updated price sheets several times per minute. The major goals in the system design were flexibility, reliability, friendly trader interface, and ease of model development.

Mar 82 - Jan 90 Research Scientist ; Courant Institute, New York University, New York, NY. I was the system administrator for the Institute's Robotics Laboratory. This included a network of over 20 Suns and Vaxes running UNIX and special purpose machines which support the robotics research. I was also responsible for development of the special purpose systems (hardware and software). This effort included the development of operating systems, user interfaces, and the modification of the UNIX systems. I have been the primary designer and developer of the low-level software for the four-finger manipulator (a planar manipulator) and the Utah/MIT hand (an anthropomorphic robot hand).

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