- Parallel Computing
- Adaptive Sampling, Clinical Trials, and Statistics
- Scientific Computing and Computational Science, especially Space and Earth Modeling
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Serial Algorithms and Data Structures
- Discrete Mathematics: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, Codings, Probability
- Operator Theory, Analysis
- Other Research (including Neural Networks)
- Teaching-Related Publications

Here is my standard academic vita. Several of the papers mentioned there are omitted here since an updated version was publshed later.

Here are some simple explanations of response adaptive sampling and parallel computing

Overview of Research Interests. | Home page. |

- Space, Time, Power: Evolving Concerns for Parallel Algorithms, a talk about the evolution of goals/concerns of parallel models and algorithms, including cellular automata, mesh connected computers, reconfigurable meshes, and power-constrained algorithms for mesh connected computers. It mentions zebra networks and rat algorithms, along with more mundane computers such as the BlueGene and Earth Simulator, and abstract models such as PRAMs and quantum computers. Note that the time required by cellular automata can be viewed as the limits of classical physics, since it takes a constant amount of time to move a fixed distance. Further, the power-constained algorithms examine the question of how much energy is needed to solve a problem using classical physics, and the peak energy vs. time tradeoffs.

- R. Miller and Q.F. Stout,
*Parallel Algorithms for Regular Architectures: Meshes and Pyramids*, MIT Press, 1996.

Keywords: parallel computing, parallel algorithms, mesh computer, VLSI algorithms, pyramid, data movement operations, graph algorithms, image processing, computational geometry, lower bounds, optimal algorithms. - Q.F Stout and C. Jablonowski,
*Parallel Computing 101*. While not a standard book, the notes for this tutorial are essentially a book overviewing parallel computing and how to develop efficient parallel programs. The tutorial and notes are continually being updated.

Keywords: parallel programming, performance, MPI, OpenMP, Amdahl's law, software engineering, scientific computing, supercomputing, load balancing, code tuning.

- H. Li and Q.F. Stout, eds.,
*Reconfigurable Massively Parallel Computers*, Prentice Hall, 1991. - D.W. Walker and Q.F. Stout, eds.,
*Proceedings 5th Distributed Memory Computing Conference*, IEEE Computer Society, 2 vols., 1990. - M. Wolfe and Q.F. Stout,
*Proceedings 6th Distributed Memory Computing Conference*, IEEE Computer Society, 1991. - Q.F. Stout, ed.,
*Proceedings 1992 International Conference on Parallel Processing, Vol. III Algorithms and Applications*, Computer Science Press.

- R. Miller and Q.F. Stout,
Algorithmic techniques for networks of processors, in
*CRC Handbook of Algorithms and Theory of Computation*, 2nd ed, M. Atallah, ed., CRC Press, 2009, pp. 46:1-46:18.

Keywords: algorithmic paradigms, divide-and-conquer, pipelining, master-slave, mapping problem, weak embeddings, mesh computer, pyramid, hypercube, PRAM, distributed memory, shared memory. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and J. Hardwick,
Parallel programs for adaptive designs,
*Handbook of Parallel Computing and Statistics*, E. Kontoghiorghes, ed., Marcel Dekker, 2006, pp. 347-373.

Keywords: multi-arm bandit models, dynamic programming, clinical trial, delayed response, response adaptive sampling, parallelizing recursive equations, sequential analysis. abstract paper.pdf - T. Gombosi et al.,
Adaptive mesh refinement MHD for global space weather simulations,
*Space Plasma Simulation*, J. Buchner, C.T. Dum, M. Scholer, eds., Lecture Notes in Physics 615, Springer-Verlag, 2003, pp. 251-279.

Keywords: solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, MHD, space environment modeling, adaptive grid. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal adaptive designs for
delayed response models: exponential case,
*MODA6: Model Oriented Data Analysis*, A. Atkinson, P. Hackl, W. Mueller, eds., Physica Verlag, 2001, pp. 127-134.

Keywords: delayed response, sequential analysis, dynamic programming, computational learning theory, active learning, bandit models, parallel computing, response adaptive sampling, clinical trial, design of experiments, clinical trial. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout,
Algorithmic techniques for networks of processors, in
*CRC Handbook of Algorithms and Theory of Computation*, M. Atallah, ed., CRC Press, 1999, pp. 46:1-46:19.

Keywords: algorithmic paradigms, divide-and-conquer, pipelining, master-slave, mapping problem, weak embeddings, mesh computer, pyramid, hypercube, PRAM, distributed memory, shared memory. abstract paper.pdf - S. Colley, J.P. Hayes, T.N. Mudge, J. Palmer, and Q.F. Stout,
A microprocessor-based hypercube supercomputer, in
*Multi-Microprocessors*, A. Gupta, ed., IEEE Press, 1987, pp. 250-260. Reprint of article first appearing in*IEEE Micro*6 (1986), pp. 6-17. This article won the*IEEE Micro*``Best Article Award'' for 1986.

Keywords: hypercube computer, supercomputing, store-and-forward message passing, I/O systems, medium-grain parallel computer, software. - Q.F. Stout,
Pyramid algorithms optimal for the worst case, in
*Parallel Computer Vision*, L. Uhr, ed., Academic Press, 1987, pp. 147-168.

Keywords: mesh local, perimeter bound, strongly global, image processing, communication lower bounds, component labeling, data squares, data movement operations, data square pyramid computer, parallel computing. - Q.F. Stout,
Hypercubes and pyramids, in
*Pyramidal Systems for Computer Vision*, V. Cantoni and S. Levialdi, eds., NATO ASI Series ARW Vol. F 25, Springer-Verlag, 1986, pp. 75-89.

Keywords: hypercube computers, pyramid algorithms, graph embeddings, image processing, hyper-pyramid abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
An algorithmic comparison of meshes and pyramids, in
*Evaluation of Multicomputers for Image Processing*, L. Uhr, K. Preston, S. Levialdi, and M.J.B. Duff, eds., Academic Press, 1986, pp. 107-121.

Keywords: parallel computer, mesh, pyramid, image algorithms, convexity, component labeling, divide-and-conquer.

- T. Lewis and Q.F. Stout,
A framework for recursive algorithms on low-energy sensor networks,
*Int'l. J. Parallel, Emergent, and Distrib. Sys.*91, 2018. - Y. An and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal algorithms for a mesh-connected computer with limited additional global bandwidth,
*Proc. IPDPS*2017, 51-61. - Y. An and Q.F.Stout,
Optimal algorithms for grpahs and images on a shared memory mesh,
*Proc. IPDPS*2016, - P. Poon and Q.F. Stout,
An optimal time-power tradefoff for sorting on a mesh-connected computer with on-chip optics,
*Int.'l. J. Networking and Computing*4, 2014, 70-77. - P. Poon and Q.F. Stout,
Time-power tradeoffs for sorting on a mesh-connected computer with optical connections,
*Proc. IPDPS*2013.

Keywords: minimize peak power, low energy, optical network on chip NoC, pyramid interconnection, sorting, nearest neighbor, minimum spanning tree, dark silicon abstract paper.pdf - J. Lipman and Q.F. Stout,
Analysis of delays caused by local synchronization,
*SIAM J. Computing*39 (2010), pp. 3860-3884.

Keywords: synchronization delay, overhead, performance analysis, barrier, geometric distribution, heavy-tailed distribution, stochastic task times, idle time abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Algorithms minimizing peak energy on mesh-connected
systems, preliminary results in
*Symp. Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)*2006.

Keywords: peak power consumption, energy, rat algorithm, image processing, graph algorithm, mesh. abstract paper.pdf

The talk Space, Time, Power: Evolving Concerns for Parallel Algorithms mentions some of these results. - C. Jablonowski et al.,
Block-structured adaptive grids on the sphere: advection experiments,
*Monthly Weather Review*134 (2006), 3691-3713.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, atmospheric modeling, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block, weather, climate abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, Q.F. Stout,
New adaptive designs for delayed responses,
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*136 (2006), pp, 1940-1955.

Keywords: hyperopic design, bandit models, randomized play-the-winner, response adaptive sampling. abstract paper.pdf - J.E. Penner et al.,
Development of an atmospheric climate model with
self-adapting grid and physics,
*J. Physics Conf. Series*16 (2005), pp. 353-357.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, atmospheric modeling, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block, climate, weather. abstract paper.pdf - G. Toth et al.,
Space Weather Modeling Framework: a new tool
for the space science community (2005),
*J. Geophysical Research*110, A12226, doi:10.1029/2005JA011126.

Keywords: scientific computing framework, high performance computing, space environment modeling, grid coupling, SWMF. abstract paper.pdf - C. Jablonowski et al.,
``Adaptive grids for weather and climate models'',
*ECMWF Proc. Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Atmospheric and Climate Modeling*(2004), pp. 233-250.

Keywords: climate modeling, weather, solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block. abstract paper.pdf - G. Toth et al.,
A physics-based software framework for Sun-Earth
connection modeling,
*Multiscale Coupling of Sun-Earth Processes*, Proc. Conf. on the Sun-Earth Connection, Kona, Hawaii, 2004, A. T. Y. Lui, Y. Kamide, and G. Consolini, eds., Elsevier, pp. 383-397.

Keywords: parallel computing, high-performance computing, software engineering, space environment modeling, coupling. abstract paper.pdf - T.I. Gombosi et al.,
Solution adaptive MHD for space plasmas:
Sun-to-Earth simulations,
*Computers in Science and Engineering*6 (2004), pp. 14-35.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, parallel computing, geoscience. abstract paper.pdf - T. Gombosi et al.,
``Adaptive mesh refinement MHD for global simulations'',
*Proc. ISSS-6*(2001), 8 p.

Keywords: solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, space plasma simulations. abstract paper.pdf - R. Oehmke and Q.F. Stout, ``Parallel adaptive blocks on the sphere'',
*Proc. 10th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(2001).

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, data structure, parallel computing, geoscience, multi-scale modeling, spherical adaptive grid, geometric decomposition, high performance computing. abstract paper.pdf - D.L. De Zeeuw et al.,
``An adaptive MHD method for global space weather simulations'',
*IEEE Trans. Plasma Science*28 (2000), pp. 1956-1965.

Keywords: space weather, adaptive mesh refinement, MHD, supercomputing, Sun-Earth, space physics, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf - C.R. Clauer et al.,
High performance computer methods applied to
predictive space weather simulations,
*IEEE Trans. Plasma Science*28 (2000), pp. 1931-1937.

Keywords: space weather, adaptive mesh refinement, MHD, supercomputing, Sun-Earth, space physics, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf - R. Oehmke, J. Hardwick, and Q.F. Stout, ``Scalable algorithms for
adaptive statistical designs'',
*Proceedings SC 2000*(Supercomputing), 16 p. Finalist, Best Paper. Reprinted in*Scientific Programming*8 (2001), pp. 183-193.

Keywords: dynamic programming, computational learning theory, active learning, bandit models, dynamic domain decomposition, memory-intensive computing, response adaptive sampling, message-passing, load balancing, sequential analysis, performance analysis, experimental algorithms, recursive equations, design of experiments, MPI, IBM SP, OpenMP, SGI Origin. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, and Q.F. Stout, ``A program for sequential
allocation of three Bernoulli populations'',
*Computational Statistics and Data Analysis*31 (1999), pp. 397-416.

Keywords: bandit models, dynamic programming, response adaptive sampling, sequential sampling, clinical trial, high-performance computing, load balancing, recursive equations. abstract paper.pdf - A.A. Poe and Q.F. Stout, ``Load balancing 2-phased geometrically based
problems'',
*Proc. 9th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(1999).

Keywords: multi-weight load balancing, graph partitioning, ham sandwich theorem, geometric decomposition, impact analysis, crash simulation, domain decomposition, discrete computational geometry, multiple constraints. abstract paper.pdf - T. Tabe and Q.F. Stout, ``The use of the MPI communication library
in the NAS Parallel Benchmarks'', submitted.

Keywords: message passing, trace analysis, performance evaluation, scientific computing, distributed memory, communication kernel. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout et al.,
``Adaptive parallel computation of a grand-challenge problem: Prediction of
the path of a solar-corona mass ejection'',
*Proc. SC98*.

Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), space weather prediction, adaptive mesh refinement, Cartesian, adaptive block, Riemann solver, upwind schemes, scientific computing. abstract paper.html paper.pdf - M. Livingston and Q.F. Stout, ``Shift-product networks'',
*Mathematical and Computational Modeling*, 1998, to appear.

Keywords: interconnection networks, scalable networks, shuffle-exchange networks, Cayley graphs, product graphs, de Bruijn network, commodity components. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout, ``Ultra-fast expected time parallel
algorithms'',
*J. Algorithms*26 (1998), pp. 1-33.

Keywords: ultrafast, padded sort, geometry algorithms, CRCW PRAM, Voronoi diagram, all nearest neighbors, closest pair, relative neighborhood graph, Delaunay triangulation, largest empty circle, lower bounds, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout et al., ``Adaptive blocks: A high-performance data structure'',
*Proc. SC97*.

Keywords: adaptive data structure, Cartesian, cache, high performance computing, mesh, refinement, oct-tree, scientific computing. abstract paper.html paper.pdf - T. Gombossi et al., ``Multiscale modeling
of heliospheric plasmas'',
*High Performance Computing 1997*, pp. 46-51.

Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics, MHD, adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), Riemann solver, Cray T3D, solar wind, high-performance computing, HPCC, NASA Grand Challenge Investigator Team, upwind scheme, space plasma, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf - D. Van Wieren and Q.F. Stout, ``Ultrafast graph algorithms on reconfigurable meshes'',
*Proc. 2nd Work. on Reconfigurable Architectures*(1995), pp. 1-13.

Keywords: ultrafast algorithms, reconfigurable mesh, rmesh, MasPar, edge cover, Hamiltonian cycle, spanning trees, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - T. Tabe, J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout, ``Statistical analysis of
communication on the IBM SP2'',
*Computing Science and Statistics*27 (1995), pp. 347-351.

Keywords: MPI, collective communication, MPI_ALLTOALL, MPI_SEND, resampling, performance evaluation, message passing, operating systems, interrupts, heavy tails, benchmarking. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller, V.K. Prasanna Kumar, D. Reisis and Q.F. Stout,
``Parallel computations on reconfigurable meshes'',
*IEEE Trans. on Computers*42 (1993), pp. 678-692.

Keywords: reconfigurable mesh, image algorithms, graph algorithms, parallel algorithms, VLSI, mesh, PRAM, mesh-of-trees, pyramid computer, component labeling, global or, prefix calculation, parity, xor. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout, ``Optimal parallel construction of
Hamiltonian cycles and spanning trees in random graphs'',
*Proc. 5th ACM Symp. Parallel Algorithms and Architectures*(1993), pp. 224-229.

Keywords: ultrafast algorithms, CRCW PRAM, edge cover, lower bounds, parallel target shooting, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - E. Cohen, R. Miller, E.M. Sarraf and Q.F. Stout, ``Efficient convexity
and domination algorithms for fine- and medium-grain hypercube computers'',
*Algorithmica*7 (1992), pp. 51-75.

Keywords: convex hull, domination, sorting, hypercube algorithms, computational geometry, worst-case, expected case. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Ultrafast parallel algorithms and reconfigurable meshes'',
*Proc. DARPA Software Technology Conference*(1992), pp. 184-188.

Keywords: pram, rmesh, randomization, lower bounds, padded sort, graph theory, image processing. abstract paper.pdf - E. Hao, P.D. Mackenzie and Q.F. Stout, ``Selection on the reconfigurable mesh'',
*Proc. Frontiers 1992: 4th Symp. on Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation*(1992), pp. 38-45.

Keywords: rmesh, lower bound, median, selection, 2-dimensional linear programming. abstract paper.pdf - H. Li and Q.F. Stout, ``Reconfigurable SIMD parallel processors'',
*Proc. of the IEEE*79 (1991), pp. 429-443.

Keywords: reconfigurable mesh, rmesh, connected components, image processing, fault tolerance, ultrafast algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout, ``Fault tolerance of the cyclic buddy
subcube location scheme in hypercubes'',
*Proc. 6th Distributed Memory Computing Conf.*(1991), IEEE, pp. 34-41.

Keywords: fault tolerance, subcube location, subcube allocation, hypercube computer, buddy system, gray-coding, folded hypercube, projective hypercube. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Computing convexity properties of images on
a pyramid computer'',
*Algorithmica*6 (1991), pp. 658-684.

Keywords: Pyramid computer, convexity, digitized pictures, digital geometry, image processing, parallel computing, parallel algorithms, data movement operations, bandwidth limitations, lower bounds. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout, ``Asymptotically efficient hypercube
algorithms for computational geometry (preliminary version)'',
*Proc. 3rd Symp. Frontiers Massively Parallel Computation*, (1990), pp. 8-11.

Keywords: divide-and-conquer, hypercube sorting, domination, nearest neighbors, Voronoi diagram. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout, ``Practical hypercube algorithms for
computational geometry (preliminary version)'',
*Proc. 3rd Symp. Frontiers Massively Parallel Computation*, (1990), pp. 75-80.

Keywords: divide-and-conquer, bitonic sort, domination, nearest neighbors, iso-oriented intersections, visibility, cross-stitching. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and B. Wagar, ``Intensive hypercube communication:
Prearranged communication in link-bound machines'',
*J. of Parallel and Distributed Computing*10 (1990), pp. 167-181.

Keywords: hypercube computer, n-cube, parallel communication, all-to-all communication, personalized communication, broadcasting, routing, permutations, matrix transpose, histogramming. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Seymour: a portable parallel programming
language'',
*Structured Programming*11 (1990), pp. 157-171.

Keywords: parallel programming paradigms, global data movement operations, portable parallel programs, efficiency. abstract - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Mesh computer algorithms for computational
geometry'',
*IEEE Trans. on Computers*C-38 (1989), pp. 321-340.

Keywords: parallel algorithms, mesh computer, computational geometry, planar point data, convexity, proximity, area, intersection. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout, ``Parallel allocation algorithms for
hypercubes and meshes'',
*Proc. 4th Conf. on Hypercubes, Concurrent Computers, and Applications*(1989), pp. 59-66.

Keywords: subcube allocation, buddy system, cyclic buddy system, submesh allocation, torus. abstract paper.pdf - R. Fenrich, R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Hypercube algorithms for some
NP-hard packing problems'',
*Proc. 4th Conf. on Hypercubes, Concurrent Computers, and Applications*(1989), pp. 769-776.

Keywords: 2-dimensional bin packing, best fit, NP-hard, parallel computing, hypercube computer, level algorithms. abstract - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Optimal hypercube algorithms for labeled
images'',
*Algorithms and Data Structures: Proc. WADS '89*, Springer-Verlag Lec. Notes in Comp. Sci. 382 (1989), pp. 517-528.

Keywords: Parallel algorithms, hypercube computer, convexity, area, perimeter, diameter, smallest enclosing rectangle, image analysis, divide-and-conquer. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout, ``Distributing resources in hypercube
computers'',
*Proc. 3rd Conf. on Hypercube Concurrent Computers and Applications*(1988), ACM, pp. 222-231.

Keywords: hypercube, subcube fault-tolerance, codes, buddy allocation, disk placement, parallel computing. abstract paper.pdf - J. Gordon and Q.F. Stout, ``Hypercube message routing in the presence of
faults'',
*Proc. 3rd Conf. on Hypercube Concurrent Computers and Applications*(1988), ACM, pp. 318-327.

Keywords: hypercube computer, fault tolerance, randomized routing, random graph, communication link, processor. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Mapping vision algorithms to parallel architectures'',
*Proc. of the IEEE*76 (1988), pp. 982-995.

Keywords; simulation, parallel algorithms, mesh, pyramid, hypercube, mesh-of-trees, PRAM, shared memory, lower bounds, data movement operations, computational geometry, image processing, graph algorithms. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Constant-time geometry on PRAMs'',
*Proc. 1988 Int'l. Conf. on Parallel Processing*, vol. III, IEEE, pp. 104-107.

abstract paper.pdf - D.A. Buell et al., ``Parallel algorithms and architectures:
Report of a workshop'',
*J. Supercomputing*1 (1988), pp. 301-325. - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Efficient parallel convex hull algorithms'',
*IEEE Trans. Computers*C-37 (1988), pp. 1605-1618.

Keywords: AKS network, computational geometry, convex hull, EREW PRAM, hypercube, mesh, mesh-of-trees, reconfigurable mesh, pyramid, parallel algorithms, divide-and-conquer. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Simulating essential pyramids'',
*IEEE Trans. Computers*C-37 (1988), pp. 1642-1648.

Keywords: pyramid computer, image processing, hypercube, rmesh, mesh computer, mesh-of-trees. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Portable parallel algorithms for geometric
problems'',
*Proc. 2nd Symp. Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation*(1988), pp. 195-198.

Keywords: portable parallel algorithms, computational geometry, data movement operations, distributed memory parallel computers. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout, ``Fault tolerance of allocation schemes
in massively parallel computers'',
*Proc. 2nd Symp. Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation*(1988), pp. 491-494.

Keywords: fault tolerance, allocation, hypercube computer, mesh, torus, buddy system. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Data movement techniques for the pyramid
computer'',
*SIAM J. on Computing*16 (1987), pp. 38-60.

Keywords: pyramid computer, graph algorithms, image processing, component labeling, mesh computer, data movement operations. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Supporting divide-and-conquer algorithms for image
processing'',
*J. of Parallel and Distributed Computing*4 (1987), pp. 95-115.

Keywords: regular architectures, parallel algorithms, languages, bandwidth limitations, distributed memory, hypercube, mesh, pyramid, PRAM, shared memory, fine-grain, medium-grain, parallel programming paradigms. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Meshes with multiple buses'',
*Proc. 27th IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science*(1986), pp. 264-273.

Keywords: row broadcasting, mesh computer, cooperative problem solving, cooperative speedup, optimal stepwise simulation, or, minimum, component labeling, spanning forest, tree, pyramid, mesh-of-trees, layouts. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Geometric algorithms for digitized pictures
on a mesh-connected computer'',
*IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence*7 (1985), pp. 216-228.

Keywords: mesh computer, computational geometry, convexity, digitized images, digital geometry, minimal paths, nearest neighbors, diameter, farthest points, divide-and-conquer. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Mesh and pyramid computers inspired by geometric
algorithms'',
*Proc. Work. on Algorithm-Guided Parallel Architectures for Automatic Target Recognition*(1985), pp. 293-315. - Q.F. Stout, ``Pyramid computer solutions of the closest pair problem'',
*J. of Algorithms*6 (1985), pp. 200-212.

Keywords: pyramid cellular automata, self-organizing, pyramid computers, closest pair, computational geometry, nearest neighbors, parallel algorithms, finite automaton. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Tree-based graph algorithms for some parallel computers'',
*Proc. 1985 Int'l. Conf. on Parallel Processing*, IEEE, pp. 727-730.

Keywords: parallel graph algorithms, component labeling, unordered edge input, spanning forest, descendant functions, ancestor functions, preorder, postorder. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout, ``Varying diameter and problem size in
mesh-connected computers'',
*Proc. 1985 Int'l. Conf. on Parallel Processing*, IEEE, pp. 697-699.

Keywords: mesh computer, semigroup operations, component labeling, image algorithms, convex hull, minimal spanning forest, communication bounds. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
``Optimal component labeling algorithms for
mesh-connected computers and VLSI'', arXiv 1502.01435.

Keywords: minimal spanning forest, minimal spanning tree, component labeling, mesh-connected computer abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Topological matching'',
*Proc. 15th ACM Symp. on Theory of Computing*(1983), pp. 24-31.

Keywords: image processing, deformation, self-organizing cellular automata (array), clerks, mesh computer, tree isomorphism. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Sorting, merging, selecting, and filtering on tree and
pyramid machines'',
*Proc. 1983 Int'l. Conf. on Parallel Processing*, IEEE, pp. 214-221.

Keywords: pyramid computer, x-tree, tree computer, sorting, merging, selection, median filtering, image processing. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Mesh-connected computers with broadcasting'',
*IEEE Trans. on Computers*C-32 (1983), pp. 826-830.

Keywords: bus, broadcasting, mesh computer, median, selection, semigroup computation, sorting, communication lower bounds. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Drawing straight lines with a pyramid cellular automaton'',
*Information Processing Letters*15 (1982), pp. 233-237.

Keywords: self-organizing finite state automata, pyramid computer, digital line, clerks, parallel algorithms. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Broadcasting in mesh-connected computers'',
*Proc. 1982 Conf. Information Sciences and Systems*, pp. 85-90.

Keywords: image algorithms, geometry, 2-dimensional, semigroup operations. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, ``Using clerks in parallel processing'',
*Proc. 23rd IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science*(1982), pp. 272-279.

Keywords: self-organizing cellular array, pyramid cellular automata, finite automata, mesh computer, pyramid computer, connected components, image processing, digital circle, clerks, simulation abstract paper.pdf

Overview of Research in Parallel Computing. | Back to top. |

statistical computing, sequential allocation, response adaptive sampling, active learning, controlled clinical trial, biostatistics, adaptive design, design of experiments, ethical clinical trial, dynamic programming, backward induction, stochastic optimization, machine learning, computational learning theory, active learning, Bayesian design, dynamical systems, dynamic index, bandit models.

- Q.F. Stout and J. Hardwick,
Parallel programs for adaptive designs,
*Handbook of Parallel Computing and Statistics*, E. Kontoghiorghes, ed., Marcel Dekker, 2006, pp. 347-373.

Keywords: multi-arm bandit models, dynamic programming, speedup, clinical trial, delayed response, response adaptive sampling, parallelizing recursive equations, sequential analysis. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal adaptive designs for
delayed response models: exponential case,
*MODA6: Model Oriented Data Analysis*, A. Atkinson, P. Hackl, W. Mueller, eds., Physica Verlag, 2001, pp. 127-134.

Keywords: delayed response, sequential analysis, dynamic programming, computational learning theory, active learning, multi-arm bandit models, parallel computing, clinical trial, recursive equations, design of experiments, medical ethics, clinical trial, backward induction. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimizing a unimodal response function for
binary variables, in
*Optimum Design 2000*, A. Atkinson, B. Bogacka, and A. Zhigljavsky, eds., Kluwer, 2001, pp. 195-208.

Keywords: nonparametric, shape-constrained, competing failure modes, unimodal regression, phase I/II, bandit, approximate Gittins index, stochastic approximation, Polya urn, up and down, Markov chain, random walk. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Flexible algorithms for creating and
analyzing adaptive sampling procedures, in
*New Developments and Applications in Experimental Design*, N. Flournoy, W.F. Rosenberger, and W.K. Wong, eds., Institute of Math. Stat. Lecture Notes -- Monograph Series, vol. 34, 1998, pp. 91-105.

Keywords: bandit problems, algorithms, high-performance computing, staged procedure, group sampling, clinical trial, switching, robustness, biostatistics, path induction, parallel computing. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Exact computational analyses for adaptive
designs, in
*Adaptive Designs*, N. Flournoy and W.F. Rosenberger, eds., Institute of Math. Stat. Lecture Notes Monograph Series Vol. 25, 1995, pp. 223-237.

Keywords: constrained dynamic programming, forward induction, path induction, backward induction, multiple criteria, ethical clinical trials, bandit problems, controlled clinical trial. abstract paper.pdf

- J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal reduced isotonic regression,
*Proceedings Interface 2012: Future of Statistical Computing*.

Keywords: step function, histogram, piecewise constant approximation, reduced isotonic regression, monotonic, segmentation abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Response adaptive designs for balancing complex objectives,
submitted.

Keywords: controlled clinical trial, Gittins index, multiple objectives, dynamic programming, bandit problem, optimal tradeoff, multiple objectives, modified bandit design abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Response adaptive designs that incorporate switching costs and
constraints,
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*137 (2007), 2654-2665.

Keywords: switching costs, constraints, hyperopic procedure, bandit problem, nonlinear Bayes risk, dynamic programming abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, Q.F. Stout,
New adaptive designs for delayed response models,
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*136 (2006), pp. 940-1955.

Keywords: randomized play-the-winner, hyperopic design, bandit problem. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and J. Hardwick,
Optimal screening designs with flexible cost
and constraint structures,
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*132 (2005), pp. 149-162.

Keywords: drug testing, acceptance-rejection sampling, staged procedure, stopping rule, biostatistics, design of experiments. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, M.C. Meyer, and Q.F. Stout,
Directed walk designs for
dose response problems with competing failure modes,
*Biometrics*59 (2003), pp. 229-236.

Keywords: adaptive sampling, phase I/II clinical trial, biostatistics, sequential allocation, random walk, shape-constrained regression, parametric, nonparamentric, Bayesian, frequentists, smooothed, curve estimation, design of experiments, toxicity, medical ethics, controlled clinial trial abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal few-stage designs,
*Journal Statistical Planning and Inference*104 (2002), pp. 121-145.

Keywords: two-stage, three-stage, controlledd clinical trial, medical ethics, group allocation, staged procedure, design of experiments, selection, estimation, bandit problems, product of means. abstract paper.pdf - R. Oehmke, J. Hardwick, and Q.F. Stout,
Scalable algorithms for adaptive statistical designs,
*Proc. SC 2000*(Supercomputing), 16 p. Reprinted in*Scientific Programming*8 (2001), pp. 183-193.

Keywords: dynamic programming, computational learning theory, active learning, multi-arm bandit, message-passing, dynamic domain decomposition, memory-intensive computing, load balancing, sequential analysis, performance analysis, experimental algorithms, parallel computing, clinical trial, recursive equations, design of experiments, medical ethics, clinical trial, delayed response, backward induction, MPI, OpenMP. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Using path induction to evaluate
sequential allocation procedures,
*SIAM J. Scientific Computing*21 (1999), pp. 67-87.

Keywords: backward induction, forward induction, staged allocation, group sampling, sequential, path counting, Bayesian, bandit problems. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, and Q.F. Stout,
A program for sequential allocation of three Bernoulli populations,
*Computational Statistics and Data Analysis*31 (1999), pp. 397-416.

Keywords: parallel computing, clinical trial, high-performance computing, load balancing, recursive equations, design of experiments, ethical clinical trial, multi-arm bandit, controlled clinical trial abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, C. Page and Q.F. Stout,
Sequentially deciding between two
experiments for estimating a common success probability,
*J. Amer. Statistical Assoc.*93 (1998), pp. 1502-1511.

Keywords: batch testing, risk assessment, infection rate, grouped data, composite testing, pooled data, omniscient allocation biostatistics. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick, R. Oehmke, and Q.F. Stout,
Adaptive allocation in the presence of missing outcomes,
*Computing Science and Statistics*30 (1998), pp. 219-223.

Keywords: censored observations, bandit, clinical trial, dynamic programming. abstract paper.pdf - J. Landrum, J. Hardwick, and Q.F. Stout,
Predicting algorithm performance,
*Computing Science and Statistics*30 (1998), pp. 309-314.

Keywords: computer performance prediction, adaptive sampling, change-point, experimental algorithms, regression, extrapolation, design of experiments, benchmarking. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal allocation for estimating the mean of a bivariate polynomial,
*Sequential Analysis*15 (1996), pp. 71-90.

Keywords: nonlinear estimation, robustness, myopic, hyperopic, product, Bayesian, fault tolerance. abstract paper.pdf Here is a web version of a hour-long Talk that overviews all of this material and more. - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal adaptive equal allocation rules,
*Computing Science and Statistics*24 (1992), pp. 597-601.

Keywords: curtailment, probability of correct selection, equal allocation, vector at a time, clinical trial. abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Bandit strategies for ethical sequential allocation,
*Computing Science and Statistics*23 (1991), pp. 421-424.

Keywords: ethical clinical trial, Gittins index, power, probability of correct selection, indifference region, adaptive clinical trial, medical ethics, biostatistics abstract paper.pdf

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- We didn't create this, and I don't know who did, but a widget that shows images of the heliosphere's magnetic field generated by our programs appears in www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/information/ccmcspaceweatherwidget.html

- Q.F Stout and C. Jablonowski,
*Parallel Computing 101*. While not a standard book, the notes for this tutorial are essentially a book overviewing parallel computing and how to develop efficient parallel programs. The tutorial and notes are continually being updated.

Keywords: parallel programming, performance, MPI, OpenMP, Amdahl's law, software engineering, scientific computing, supercomputing, vendors, load balancing, code tuning.

- T. Gombosi et al.,
Adaptive mesh refinement MHD for global space weather simulations,
*Space Plasma Simulation*, J. Buchner, C.T. Dum, M. Scholer, eds., Lecture Notes in Physics 615, Springer-Verlag, 2003, pp. 251-279.

Keywords: solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, MHD, space environment modeling, Cartesian adaptive grid, adaptive block. abstract paper.pdf

- G. Toth et al.,
Adaptive numerical algorithms in space weather modeling,
*J. Computational Phys.*231 (2012), 870-903. - B. van der Holst et al.,
CRASH: a block-adaptive mesh code for radiative shock hydrodynamis - implementation
and verification,
*Astrophysical J. Sup.*194:23 (2011), 20p. - R.P. Drake et al.,
Radiative effects in radiative shocks in shock tubes,
*High Energy Density Physics*7 (2011), 130-140. - N.G. Andronova et al.,
Application of 3-d spherical shell adative mesh refinement to an atmospheric
model with a vertical Lagrangian coodinate,
*Proc. SCIDAC*2010, 124-127. - C. Jablownowski, R.C. Oehmke and Q.F. Stout,
Block-structured adaptive meshes and reducted grids for atmospheric general
circulation models,
*Proc. Trans. Royal Soc. A*367 (2009), 4497-4522. - J. Penner et al.,
Three-dimensional adaptive mesh refinement on a spherical shell for atmospheric models
with Lagrangian coordinates,
*J. Physics Conf. Series*78,*Proc. SciDAC 2007* - C. Jablonowski et al.,
Block-structured adaptive grids on the sphere: advection experiments,
*Monthly Weather Review*134 (2006), 3691-3713.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, atmospheric modeling, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block. abstract paper.pdf - J.E. Penner et al.,
Development of an atmospheric climate model
with self-adapting grid and physics,
*J. Physics Conf. Series*16 (2005), pp. 353-357.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, atmospheric modeling, climate modeling, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block. abstract paper.pdf - G. Toth et al.,
Space Weather Modeling Framework: a new tool
for the space science community (2005),
*J. Geophysical Research*110, A12226, doi:10.1029/2005JA011126.

Keywords: scientific computing framework, high performance computing, space environment modeling, grid coupling, SWMF. abstract paper.pdf - C. Jablonowski et al.,
``Adaptive grids for weather and climate models'',
*ECMWF Proc. Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Atmospheric and Climate Modeling*(2004), pp. 233-250.

Keywords: climate modeling, weather, solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, spherical adaptive grid, adaptive block. abstract paper.pdf - G. Toth et al.,
``A physics-based software framework for Sun-Earth connection
modeling'',
*Multiscale Coupling of Sun-Earth Processes*, Proc. Conf. on the Sun-Earth Connection, Kona, Hawaii, 2004, A. T. Y. Lui, Y. Kamide, and G. Consolini, eds., Elsevier, pp. 383-397.

Keywords: parallel computing, high-performance computing, software engineering, space environment modeling, coupling. abstract paper.pdf - T.I. Gombosi et al.,
``Solution adaptive MHD for space plasmas: Sun-to-Earth simulations'',
*Computers in Science and Engineering*6 (2004), pp. 14-35.

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, parallel computing, geoscience. abstract paper.pdf - T. Gombosi et al., ``Adaptive mesh refinement MHD for global simulations'',
*Proc. ISSS-6*(2001), 8 p.

Keywords: solution adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, space plasma simulations. abstract paper.pdf - R. Oehmke and Q.F. Stout, ``Parallel adaptive blocks on the sphere'',
*Proc. 10th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(2001).

Keywords: adaptive mesh refinement, data structure, parallel computing, geoscience, multi-scale modeling, adaptive spherical grid, geometric decomposition, high performance computing. abstract paper.pdf - D.L. De Zeeuw et al.,
``An adaptive MHD method for global space weather simulations'',
*IEEE Trans. Plasma Science*28 (2000), pp. 1956-1965.

Keywords: space weather, adaptive mesh refinement, MHD, supercomputing, Sun-Earth, space physics, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf - C.R. Clauer et al.,
``High performance computer methods applied to predictive space
weather simulations'',
*IEEE Trans. Plasma Science*28 (2000), pp. 1931-1937.

Keywords: space weather, adaptive mesh refinement, MHD, supercomputing, Sun-Earth, space physics, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf - T.I. Gombossi et al.,
``Multiscale MHD simulation of a coronal mass ejection and its
interaction with the magnetosphere-ionosphere system'',
*J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 62 (2000), pp. 1515-1525.*

Keywords: space weather, coronal mass ejection, magnetosphere, ionosphere abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Using path induction to evaluate sequential allocation procedures,
*SIAM J. Scientific Computing*21 (1999), pp. 67-87.

Keywords: backward induction, forward induction, staged allocation, group sampling, sequential, path counting, Bayesian, bandit problems. abstract paper.pdf - A.A. Poe and Q.F. Stout,
Load balancing 2-phased geometrically based problems,
*Proc. 9th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(1999).

Keywords: multi-weight load balancing, graph partitioning, ham sandwich theorem, geometric decomposition, impact analysis, crash simulation, domain decomposition, discrete computational geometry, multiple constraints. abstract paper.pdf - C.P.T Groth et al.,
``A parallel solution-adaptive scheme for ideal magnetohydrodynamics'',
*Proc. 14th AIAA Conf. Computational Fluid Dynamics*(1999), 17p.

Keywords: MHD, approximate Riemann solver, upwind finite-volume abstract paper.pdf - J. Landrum, J. Hardwick, and Q.F. Stout,
Predicting algorithm performance,
*Computing Science and Statistics*30 (1998), pp. 309-314.

Keywords: computer performance prediction, adaptive sampling, change-point, experimental algorithms, regression, extrapolation, design of experiments, benchmarking. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout et al.,
``Adaptive parallel computation of a grand-challenge problem: Prediction of
the path of a solar-corona mass ejection'',
*Proc. SC98*.

Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), space weather prediction, adaptive mesh refinement, Cartesian, adaptive blocks, Riemann solver, upwind schemes, scientific computing. abstract paper.html paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout et al., ``Adaptive blocks: A high-performance data structure'',
*Proc. SC97*.

Keywords: adaptive data structure, Cartesian, cache, high performance computing, mesh, adaptive mesh refinement, AMR, oct-tree, scientific computing. abstract paper.html paper.pdf - T. Gombossi et al., ``Multiscale modeling
of heliospheric plasmas'',
*High Performance Computing 1997*, pp. 46-51.

Keywords: magnetohydrodynamics, MHD, adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), Riemann solver, Cray T3D, solar wind, high-performance computing, HPCC, NASA Grand Challenge Investigator Team, upwind scheme, space plasma, scientific computing. abstract paper.pdf

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- Space, Time, Power: Evolving Concerns for Parallel Algorithms, a talk about the evolution of goals/concerns of parallel models and algorithms, including cellular automata, mesh connected computers, reconfigurable meshes, and power-constrained algorithms for mesh connected computers. It also mentions real parallel computers: zebra networks, BlueGene and Earth Simulator; and additional theory models: PRAMs and quantum computers.

- R. Miller and Q.F. Stout,
*Parallel Algorithms for Regular Architectures: Meshes and Pyramids*, MIT Press, 1996.

Keywords: parallel computing, parallel algorithms, mesh computer, VLSI algorithms, pyramid, data movement operations, graph algorithms, image processing, computational geometry, lower bounds, optimal algorithms.

- J. Lipman and Q.F. Stout,
Analysis of delays caused by local synchronization,
*SIAM J. Computing*39 (2010), pp. 3860-3884.

Keywords: synchronization delay, overhead, performance analysis, barrier, geometric distribution, heavy-tailed distribution, stochastic task times, idle time abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Algorithms minimizing peak energy on mesh-connected systems,
preliminary results in
*Symp. Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)*2006.

Keywords: peak power consumption, energy, rat algorithm, image processing, graph algorithm, mesh. abstract paper.pdf - A.A. Poe and Q.F. Stout,
Load balancing 2-phased geometrically based problems,
*Proc. 9th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(1999).

Keywords: multi-weight load balancing, graph partitioning, ham sandwich theorem, geometric decomposition, impact analysis, crash simulation, domain decomposition, discrete computational geometry, multiple constraints. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout,
Ultra-fast expected time parallel algorithms,
*J. Algorithms*26 (1998), pp. 1-33.

Keywords: ultrafast, padded sort, geometry algorithms, CRCW PRAM, Voronoi diagram, all nearest neighbors, closest pair, relative neighborhood graph, Delaunay triangulation, largest empty circle, lower bounds, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - D. Van Wieren and Q.F. Stout, ``Ultrafast graph algorithms on reconfigurable meshes'',
*Proc. 2nd Work. on Reconfigurable Architectures*(1995), pp. 1-13.

Keywords: ultrafast algorithms, reconfigurable mesh, rmesh, MasPar, edge cover, Hamiltonian cycle, spanning trees, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller, V.K. Prasanna Kumar, D. Reisis and Q.F. Stout,
Parallel computations on reconfigurable meshes,
*IEEE Trans. on Computers*42 (1993), pp. 678-692.

Keywords: reconfigurable mesh, image algorithms, graph algorithms, parallel algorithms, VLSI, mesh, PRAM, mesh-of-trees, pyramid computer, component labeling, global or, prefix calculation, parity, xor. abstract paper.pdf - P.D. MacKenzie and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal parallel construction of
Hamiltonian cycles and spanning trees in random graphs,
*Proc. 5th ACM Symp. Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)*(1993), pp. 224-229.

Keywords: ultrafast algorithms, CRCW PRAM, edge cover, lower bounds, parallel target shooting, randomized algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - R. Machlin and Q.F. Stout,
The complex behavior of simple machines,
in
*Emergent Computation*, S. Forrest, ed., MIT Press, 1991, pp. 85-98. Reprint of paper first appearing in*Physica D*42 (1990), pp. 85-98.

Keywords: Turing machines, emergent systems, halting problem, Busy Beaver problem, halting probability, complexity. abstract paper.pdf - R. Miller and Q.F. Stout,
Efficient parallel convex hull algorithms,
*IEEE Trans. Computers*C-37 (1988), pp. 1605-1618.

Keywords: AKS network, computational geometry, convex hull, EREW PRAM, hypercube, mesh, mesh-of-trees, reconfigurable mesh, pyramid, parallel algorithms, divide-and-conquer. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Meshes with multiple buses,
*Proc. 27th IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)*(1986), pp. 264-273.

Keywords: broadcasting, mesh computer, cooperative problem solving, cooperative speedup, optimal stepwise simulation, or, minimum, component labeling, spanning forest, tree, pyramid, mesh-of-trees, layouts. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Pyramid computer solutions of the closest pair problem,
*J. of Algorithms*6 (1985), pp. 200-212.

Keywords: pyramid cellular automata, pyramid computers, closest pair, computational geometry, nearest neighbors, parallel algorithms, finite automaton. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
``Optimal component labeling algorithms for
mesh-connected computers and VLSI'', arXiv 1502.01435.

Keywords: minimal spanning forest, minimal spanning tree, component labeling, mesh-connected computer abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Topological matching,
*Proc. 15th ACM Symp. on Theory of Computing (STOC)*(1983), pp. 24-31.

Keywords: image processing, deformation, cellular automata (array), clerks, mesh computer, tree isomorphism. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Mesh-connected computers with broadcasting,
*IEEE Trans. on Computers*C-32 (1983), pp. 826-830.

Keywords: bus, broadcasting, mesh computer, median, selection, semigroup computation, sorting, communication lower bounds. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Drawing straight lines with a pyramid cellular automaton,
*Information Processing Letters*15 (1982), pp. 233-237.

Keywords: self-organizing finite state automata, pyramid computer, digital line, clerks, parallel algorithms. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Using clerks in parallel processing,
*Proc. 23rd IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)*(1982), pp. 272-279.

Keywords: self-organizing cellular array, pyramid cellular automata, finite automata, mesh computer, pyramid computer, connected components, image processing, digital circle, clerks, emulate, parallel algorithm. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Broadcasting in mesh-connected computers,
*Proc. 1982 Conf. Information Sciences and Systems*, pp. 85-90.

Keywords: image algorithms, geometry, 2-dimensional, semigroup operations. abstract paper.pdf

There are several papers involving regression, so I put together an overview of my work on shape constrained regression (isotonic, unimodal, step). I also keep a table of the fastest (in O-notation) isotonic regression algorithms known to date.

- Q.F. Stout, L
_{∞}isotonic regression for linear, multidimensional, and tree orders, arXiv 1507.02226

Keywords: minimax error, coordinate-wixe ordering, rendezvous graph, bounded error envelope, nonconstructive feasibility test abstract paper.pdf - J.P Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal reduced isotonic regression.

Keywords: step function, v-optimal histogram, k-means, piecewise constant approximation abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
An algorithm for L
_{∞}approximation by step functions.

Keywords: step function, variable width histogram, piecewise constant approximation, reduced isotonic regression, k-center, mini-max error, bounded error envelopes abstract paper.pdf - J. Hardwick and Q.F. Stout,
Optimal reduced isotonic regression,
*Proceedings Interface 2012: Future of Statistical Computing*.

Keywords: step function, histogram, piecewise constant approximation, reduced isotonic regression, monotonic, segmentation abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout, Strict L
_{∞}isotonic regression,*J. Optimization Theory and Appl.*152 (2012), pp. 121-135.

Keywords: "best best" L_{∞}approximation, isotonic regression, monotonic mapping, shape constrained abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Isotonic regression for multiple independent variables,
*Algorithmica*71 (2015), pp. 450-470.

Keywords: nonparametric, weighted isotonic or monotonic regression, multidimensional, order-embedding, multidimensional divide-and-conquer, shape constrained, rendezvous graph abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Isotonic regression via partitioning,
*Algorithmica*66 (2013), pp. 93-112.

Keywords: L_1, nonparametric, shape-constrained, median regression, weighted isotonic or monotonic regression, linear ordering, tree, bivariate, multidimensional, DAG abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Weighted L
_{∞}isotonic regression,*J. Computer Sys. and Sci.*91 (2018), pp. 69-81.

Keywords: nonparametric, shape-constrained, weighted isotonic or monotonic regression, partial order, linear ordering, domination, multidimensional divide-and-conquer abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Unimodal regression via prefix isotonic regression,
*Computational Statistics and Data Analysis*53 (2008) p. 289-297. doi:10.1016/j.csda.2008.08.005

Keywords: nonparametric, shape-constrained, weighted isotonic or monotonic regression, scan, parallel prefix, umbrella ordering, least squares, pool adjacent violators (PAV), median regression, minimax, persistent data structure. abstract paper.pdf - A.A. Poe and Q.F. Stout,
Load balancing 2-phased geometrically based problems,
*Proc. 9th SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing*(1999).

Keywords: multi-weight load balancing, graph partitioning, ham sandwich theorem, geometric decomposition, impact analysis, crash simulation, domain decomposition, discrete computational geometry, multiple constraints. abstract paper.pdf - J. Landrum, J. Hardwick, and Q.F. Stout,
Predicting algorithm performance,
*Computing Science and Statistics*30 (1998), pp. 309-314.

Keywords: computer performance prediction, adaptive sampling, change-point, experimental algorithms, regression, extrapolation, design of experiments, benchmarking. abstract paper.pdf - D.M. Pennock and Q.F. Stout,
Exploiting a theory of phase transitions in three-satisfiability
problems,
*Proceedings American Association of Artificial Intelligence*, 1996, pp. 253-258.

Keywords: satisfiability, 3-SAT, phase transition, constraint satisfaction, pruning, heuristic search, NP-complete, NP-hard, classification. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Constant time computation of minimum dominating sets,
*Congresses Numerantium*105 (1994), pp. 116-128.

Keywords: codes, covering, domination, packing, matching, perfect domination, grid graph, product graph, mesh, torus, dynamic programming, finite state space, resource allocation, regular architecture, algorithms. abstract paper.pdf Here are some related open questions and conjectures. - C.A. Shaffer and Q.F. Stout,
Linear-time distance transforms for quadtrees,
*Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing: Image Understanding*54 (1991), pp. 215-223.

Keywords: quadtrees, hierarchical data structures, chessboard distance, medial axis, QMAT, top-down traversal, neighbored traversal. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and B.L. Warren,
Tree rebalancing in optimal time and space,
*Commun. of the ACM*29 (1986), pp. 902-908.

Keywords: binary search trees, vines, perfect balance, optimal search, sorting, data structures. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and B.L. Warren,
Tree algorithms for unbiased coin tossing with a biased coin,
*Annals of Probability*12 (1984), pp. 212-222.

Keywords: bias, finite distributions, coin, lattice algorithm, tree algorithm, random number generation, multinomial termination. abstract paper.pdf

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- J. Lipman and Q.F. Stout,
Analysis of delays caused by local synchronization,
*SIAM J. Computing*39 (2010), pp. 3860-3884.

Keywords: synchronization delay, overhead, performance analysis, barrier, geometric distribution, heavy-tailed distribution, stochastic task times, idle time abstract paper.pdf - D.M. Pennock and Q.F. Stout,
Exploiting a theory of phase transitions in three-satisfiability
problems,
*Proceedings American Association of Artificial Intelligence*, 1996, pp. 253-258.

Keywords: satisfiability, 3-SAT, phase transition, constraint satisfaction, pruning, heuristic search, NP-complete, NP-hard, classification. abstract paper.pdf - J.D. Masters, Q.F. Stout, and D.M. Van Wieren,
Unique Domination in Cross-Product Graphs,
*Congresses Numerantium*118 (1996), pp. 49-71.

Keywords: coverings, product graph, cross-product, dominating set, unique domination, grid graph, perfect dominating set, torus, cube-connected cycles. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Constant time computation of minimum dominating sets,
*Congresses Numerantium*105 (1994), pp. 116-128.

Keywords: codes, covering, domination, packing, matching, perfect domination, grid graph, product graph, mesh, torus, dynamic programming, finite state space, resource allocation, regular architecture, algorithms. abstract paper.pdf

Here are some related open questions and conjectures. - N. Graham, F. Harary, M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Subcube fault-tolerance in hypercubes,
*Information and Computation*102 (1993), pp. 280-314.

Keywords: hypercube computer,*n*-cube, fault-tolerance,*k*-independent sets, partitions, resource allocation. abstract paper.pdf - D. Van Wieren, M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Perfect dominating sets on cube-connected cycles,
*Congresses Numerantium*97 (1993), pp. 51-70.

Keywords: perfect dominating set, cube-connected cycles, parallel computer, perfect code, vertex-vertex domination, graph theory, interconnection network, resource allocation, regular architecture. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Perfect dominating sets,
*Congressus Numerantium*79 (1990), pp. 187-203.

Keywords: perfect codes, domination, packings, mesh, torus, hypercube, cube-connected cycles, de Bruijn graph, tree, dag, dynamic programming. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Embeddings in hypercubes,
*Mathematical and Computer Modelling*11 (1988), pp. 222-227.

Keywords: hypercube computer, n-cube, embedding, dilation, expansion, cubical, packing, random graphs, critical graphs, parallel computing. abstract paper.pdf - M.L. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Distributing resources in hypercube computers,
*Proc. 3rd Conf. on Hypercube Concurrent Computers and Applications*(1988), ACM, pp. 222-231.

Keywords: hypercube, subcube fault-tolerance, codes, buddy allocation, disk placement, parallel computing. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Hypercubes and pyramids, in
*Pyramidal Systems for Computer Vision*, V. Cantoni and S. Levialdi, eds., NATO ASI Series ARW Vol. F 25, Springer-Verlag, 1986, pp. 75-89.

Keywords: hypercube computers, pyramid algorithms, graph embeddings, image processing, hyper-pyramid abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout and B.L. Warren,
Tree algorithms for unbiased coin tossing with a biased coin,
*Annals of Probability*12 (1984), pp. 212-222.

Keywords: bias, finite distributions, coin, lattice algorithm, tree algorithm, random number generation, multinomial termination. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Searching and encoding for infinite ordered sets,
*Int'l. J. Computer and Information Sciences*11 (1982), pp. 55-72.

Keywords: unbounded search, binary encodings, prefix codes, search codes, linear order, infinite sets. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Improved prefix encodings of the natural numbers,
*IEEE Trans. on Information Theory*IT-26 (1980), pp. 607-609.

Keywords: unbounded search, binary encoding, prefix codes, septenary code, integers, natural numbers, long strings. abstract paper.pdf - M. Livingston and Q.F. Stout,
Shift-product networks,
*Mathematical and Computational Modeling*, 1998, to appear.

Keywords: interconnection networks, scalable networks, shuffle-exchange networks, Cayley graphs, product graphs, de Bruijn network, parallel computer, commodity components. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Order types of words over a countable alphabet, in preparation.

Keywords: lexical (lexicographic) ordering, dictionaries, finite words, countable alphabet, order types, total orders, search. - Q.F. Stout,
Packings in hypercubes, in preparation.

Keywords: hypercube, graph embedding, packing, cubical, tree, cycle, biconnected components. - Q.F. Stout,
Embedding criterion for e-cube routing, in preparation.

Keywords: hypercube computer, graph embedding, e-cube routing, dimension order, link contention.

- Q.F. Stout,
On Levi's duality between permutations and convergent series,
*J. London Mathematical Society*34 (1986), pp. 67-80.

Keywords: convergent series, alternating series, absolutely convergent series, permutations, duality, semigroup abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
The numerical range of a weighted shift,
*Proc. American Mathematical Society*88 (1983), pp. 495-502.

Keywords: weighted unilateral or bilateral shift, Hilbert space, numerical radius, numerical range, tri-diagonal matrix, circular shift, circularly symmetric functions. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Schur products of operators and the essential numerical range,
*Trans. American Mathematical Society*264 (1981), pp. 39-47.

Keywords: Schur multiplication, Hadamard multiplication, essential numerical range, matrix representations, Schatten classes, Hilbert space. abstract paper.pdf - Q.F. Stout,
Schur multiplication on
*B(l*,_{p},l_{q})*J. Operator Theory*5 (1981), pp. 231-243.

Keywords: Schur multiplication, Banach algebra, maximal ideal space, Stone-Cech compactification, operator theory,*l*spaces. abstract paper.pdf_{p}

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- A. Nesky and Q,F, Stout,
Neural networks with block diagonal inner product layers: a look at neural network
architecture through the lens of random matricies,
*Neural Computing and Applications*32, 2020, 6755-6767. - A. Nesky and Q,F. Stout,
Training neural networks using predictor-corrector gradient descent,
*Proc. ICANN*2018, part III, 51-61. - A. Nesky and Q.F. Stout,
Neural networks with block diagonal inner product layers,
*Proc. ICANN*2018, part III, 62-72. - Q.F. Stout,
Behind the scenes of HPCC,
in
*Suggesting Computer Science Agendas for High Performance Computing*, U. Vishkin, ed., Assoc. Computing Machinery, 1994, pp. 156-158.

Keywords: HPCC, funding, planning, instrumentation, parallel computing, supercomputing, graphics, professional training and degrees. - Q.F. Stout and P. Woodworth,
Relational databases,
*American Mathematical Monthly*90 (1983), pp. 101-118.

Keywords: relational databases, normal forms, selection, projection, lossless decomposition.

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- Q.F. Stout and C. Jablonowski, ``Parallel Computing 101'',
tutorial notes that are continuously being updated.
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information about the tutorial.
- G. Bachelis, D.A. James, B.R. Maxim and Q.F. Stout,
Bringing
algorithms to life: cooperative computing activities using students as
processors,
*School Science and Mathematics*94 (1994), pp. 176-186.

Keywords: parallel algorithms, cooperation, sorting, addition, multiplication, sieving for primes, sorting, efficiency, systolic, pipelining.

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