Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jim Leathrum

1115 Engr & Comp Sci Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Received his BS degree in computer engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1987, his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, in electrical engineering. Dr. Leathrum's doctoral research is an investigation of ways to accelerate force computations underlying molecular dynamics and astrophysical simulations on parallel computers. He will conduct research focused on parallel computer architectures, and the mapping of complicated computational problems onto these architectures. Dr. Leathrum joined Old Dominion University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Fall of 1992.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Duke University, (1992)

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Duke University, (1989)

B.S. in Computer Engineering, Lehigh University, (1987)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Shen, Y. "Smartwatch App Development" $7,200. Foreign. August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "The Discrete-Event Simulation Central Processing Unit (DESCPU)" $28,497. January 2008 - September 2008
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "CPortS Modeling and Simulation with the DIESEL Simulation Engine" $318,000. January 2004 - December 2004
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "PortSim POD Modeling and Simulation" $133,000. May 2003 - December 2003
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Morsi, R. "Configurable Port Simulation (CPortS) Support Task" $50,000. August 2002 - August 2003
Mielke, R. R., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Belfore II, L. A. "Cargo Logistics Modeling and Simulation" $475,186. Federal. October 2001 - October 2002
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "PortSim – Modeling Effort" $250,000. October 2000 - December 2001
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "PortSim – Modeling Effort" $250,000. October 1999 - December 2000
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "PORTSIM – Statistical Modeling and VV&A" $102,000. October 1998 - September 1999
Mielke, R. R., Rohatgi, M. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. "Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation" $20,000. Private. March 1999 - August 1999
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Meyer, M. and Stoughton, J. "Programmable Logic Development Hardware and Software" $98,000. October 1997 - September 1998
Mielke, R. R., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Meyer, M. "PORTSIM Military/Commercial Linkage" $98,000. Federal. September 1997 - September 1998
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "Formal Modeling of Cellular Communication and Clocking Structures," $27,000. April 1997 - December 1997
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Meyer, M., Rohatgi, M. and Levinstein, I. "Modeling of Norfolk International Terminal (Pilot Project for VMASC)" $25,000. May 1996 - December 1996
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Stoughton, J. "Curriculum INtegration in Computer Engineering Using the World Wide Web" $6,000. May 1996 - August 1996
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "Verification of Hardware Designs for FPGAs" $8,000. May 1996 - August 1996
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Stoughton, J. and Meyer, M. "Development of an Object Model for the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center" $35,000. January 1996 - August 1996
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Stoughton, J. "University Support Task" $25,000. August 1995 - December 1995
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "On-Call Engineering and Technical Services" $6,000. March 1994 - February 1995
Leathrum Jr, J. F. "On-Call Engineering and Technical Services" $7,000. May 1994 - August 1994
Mielke, R. R., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Stoughton, J. W.. "Schedule Display System" $23,050. April 1, 1994 - July 3, 1994

Articles

Leathrum Jr, J. F., Frank, P. and Knickmeyer, J. An Intelligent Data Model in Support of Process Modeling. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation.
Mathew, R., Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mazumdar, S., Frith, T. and Joines, J. (2006). An Object-Oriented Architecture for the Simulation of Networks of Cargo Terminal Operations. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation 2 (2).
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R., Mazumdar, S., Mathew, R., Manepalli, Y., Pillai, V., Malladi, R. and Joines, J. (2004). A Simulation Architecture to Support Intratheater Sealift Operations. Mathematical and Computer Modelling 39 (6-8) , pp. 817-838.
Zahorian, S., Swart, W., Lakdawala, V. K., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Gonzalez, O. (2000). A Modular Approach to using Computer Technology for Education and Training. International Journal of Computer Aided Manufacturing 13 (3) , pp. 286-297.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1999). Sensitivity Derivatives for an Accelerated Panel Method for Potential Flow. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 176 (2) , pp. 213-225.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Varma, S. (1998). Handling Hot Spots as Faults in a Multistage Interconnection Network, International Journal of Computers & Applications. 20 (2) , pp. 133-144.
Miner, P. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1996). Verification of IEEE Compliant Subtractive Division Algorithms. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1166 , pp. 64-78.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R.. and Stoughton, J. W.. (1995). Modeling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time Systems. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 11 (2).
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R. and Stoughton, J. W.. (1995). Modelling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time Systems. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 11 (2) , pp. 91-98.
Board, J., Causey, J., Leathrum Jr, J. F., Windemuth, A. and Schulten, K. (1993). Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulations with the Parallel Fast Multipole Algorithm. Chemical Physics Letters 198 , pp. 89-94.

Book Chapters

Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R., Mazumdar, S., Manepalli, Y., Pillai, V., Malladi, R. and Mathew, R. (2004). A Simulation Architecture to Support Intratheater Sealift Operations Defense Transportation Algorithms, Models and Applications for the 21st Century, Elsevier.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Board, J. (1993). Mapping the Adaptive Fast Multipole Algorithm onto MIMD Systems Unstructured Scientific Computation on Scalable Multiprocessors.

Conference Proceeding

Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mathew, R. and Mastagilo, T. Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Maritime Security Waltham, MA: Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security.
Mathew, R., Mastaglio, T. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. PORTSIM 6.0: A Port Simulation Modeling Multiple Modes of Operation Preecding of the International Conferance on Harber, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mathew, R. and Mastaglio, T. (2009). Modeling Simulation Technique for Maritime Security Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security.
Mathew, R. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2008). Programmable Process Language for Modeling Cargo Logistics Proceeding of MOSIM World '08.
Morsi, R. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2006). A Generalized Formal Specification Framework for Communication Protocols San Diego CA: The 9th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia communications (WPMC.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2004). A Strategy for Distributing Simulations for Statistical Analysis Proceeding of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Patel, R. (2004). Development of a Grid Structure for Non-Uniform N-Body Problems (pp. 297-302) High Performance Computing 1994 The Society for Computer Simulation.
Morsi, R. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2003). A Formal Specification and Verification of GSM using the OSI-RM Formal Object Model Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2003 (ASTC 2003.
Mazumdar, S., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Gonzalez, O. (2002). A Java Based Circuit Diagram Tool for an Intelligent Questioning and Problem Solving System (pp. 3-8) Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation in Engineering Education, The Society for Computer Simulation.
Lakdawala, V. K., Zahorian, S., Gonzalez, O., Kumar, A. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2002). An Instrument for Assessing Knowledge Gain in a First Course in Circuit Theory Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R., Frith, T. and Joines, J. (2002). Modeling New Technologies in a Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) Operation Proceeding of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Gonzalez, O., Zahorian, S. A. and Lakdawala, V. K. (2001). Knowledge Maps for Intelligent Questioning Systems in Engineering Education Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition,.
Zahorian, S., Lakdawala, V. K., Gonzalez, O. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2001). Question Model for Intelligent Questioning Systems in Engineering Education Proceedings of the 31st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Frith, T., Frank, P. and Joines, J. (2000). Simulation Structures for a Reconfigurable Port Model to Support Military Cargo Operations International Workshop on Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Frith, T. (2000). A Reconfigurable Object Model for Port Operations (pp. 603-8) Proceeding of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Karlberg, L. (2000). Analyzing the Sensitivity of Simulation Parameters (pp. 151-156) Proceedings of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC2000.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2000). PORTSIM: Model Visibility for Training within a Port Simulation (pp. L1-1-L1-12) Proceedings of CAORF/JSACC 2000.
Mielke, R. R., Leathrum Jr, J. F., Rohatgi, M., Kunam, K., Yelamanchi, S., Bacon-Williams, B., Ake, P., Clayton, G. and Lugo, W. (2000). Busch Gardens Traffic Management Simulation Proceedings of the Advanced Simulation Technology Conference.
Frank, P. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (2000). A Java Simulation for a Course in Computer Architecture San Diego, CA,: Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation in Engineering Education, The Society for Computer Simulation.
Stoughton, J. S.., Leathrum Jr, J. F., Scerbo, S., Roers, R., Netherton, L., Overstreet, C. M.. and Levinstein, I. (2000). A Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Modeling and Simulation Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation and Multimedia in Engineering Education,.
Swart, W., Zahorian, S., Lakdawala, V. K., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Gonzalez, O. (1999). A Multi-Use Architecture for Technology-Based Delivery of Curricula (pp. 12c2-12-12c2-17) 29th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
Swart, W., Zahorian, S., Lakdawala, V. K., Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Gonzalez, O. (1999). A Multi-Use Architecture for Technology-Based Delivery of Curricula (pp. 12c2-12-12c2-17) 29th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
Jones, B. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1998). A Generic Server Simulation Model Conference on Simulation Methods and Applications (CSMA98.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Joines, J. (1998). Management of Simulation Models Proceedings of the 1998 ASEM National Conference.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1997). Fundamental Hardware Design in PVS LFM97: Fourth NASA Langley Formal Methods Workshop.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R., Meyer, M., Joines, J., Macal, C. and Nevins, M. (1997). Strategies for Integrating Commercial and Military Port Simulations 18th ASEM National Conference Proceedings.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Morsi, R. and leathrum, T. (1996). Formal Verification of Communication Protocols IASTED Eighth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Stoughton, J. W.. (1996). Technology Transfer Applications for Distributed Simulation Technologies (pp. 205-210) Proceedings of the 1996 Summer Computer Simulation Conference.
Allam, B., Meyer, M. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1994). Fault Tolerant Pipelined Adaptive Filters Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R. and Stoughton, J. W.. (1994). The Resource/Data-Flow Graph: A Model for Resource Allocation in Distributed Critical Real-Time Systems (pp. 290-293) Washington, D.C.: Proc. of the 6th IASTED/ISMM International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. and Meyer, M. (1994). Using Data-Flow Graphs with Recovery Blocks in Critical Real-Time Systems (pp. 338-341) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
Patel, R. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1994). A Gaussian Grid Structure for the Fast Multipole Method (pp. 237-245) Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Conference ’94.
Leathrum Jr, J. F., Mielke, R. R. and Stoughton, J. w.. (1994). Modelling Heterogeneous Processor Scheduling for Real-Time Systems (pp. 1221-134) Greenbelt, MD: 1994 Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence.
Board, J., Blanke, W., Gray, D., Haruka, Z., Elliot, W. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1994). Scalable Implementations of Multipole-Accelerated Algorithms for Molecular Dynamics,” (pp. 87-94) 1994 Scalable High-Performance Computing Conference (SHPCC94.
Board, J. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1993). Molecular Dynamics with the Fast Multipole Algorithm (pp. 197-202) Symposium on Applied Computing.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1991). Parallelization of the Fast Multipole Method using the B012 Transputer Network Transputing ’91.
Board, J. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1990). The Fast Multipole Algorithm on Transputer Networks Proceedings of the 3rd North American Transputer Users Group Meeting.
Board, J., Batchelor, R. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (1990). High Performance Implementations of the Fast Multipole Algorithm, Symposium on Parallel and Vector Computation in Heat Transfer Proceedings of the 1990 AIAA/ASME Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference.

Presentations

Leathrum Jr, J. F. (April 15, 2006). An Operational Model for Sensor Cloud Norfolk, Virginia.
Talib, A. J.. and Leathrum Jr, J. F. (December 14, 2003). A Methodology for Minimizing Seaport Operational Disruptions from Potential Chemical and Biological Attacks Newport, RI.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (June 25, 2003). A Seaport Simulation to Analyze Intentional Disruptions on Operations: The Impact of Chemical and Biological Attacks Washington, D.C.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (January 27, 2003). Programmatic Events in Support of Analyzing Disruptive Events in Logistics Operations R&D Symposium: JLOTS/Force Projection from the Sea .
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (February , 2002). A Simulation Architecture for Intratheater Sealift Operations Duck, NC.
Stoughton, J. W.., Leathrum Jr, J. F., Rogers, R. A.., Scerbo, M. W., Netherton, D. L., Overstreet, C. Michael. and Levinstein, I. B. (December , 2000). A multidisciplinary graduate program in modeling and simulation Winter Simulation Conference .
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (October , 1996). Curriculum Integration in Computer Engineering using the World Wide Web ODU Technology Fair Norfolk, VA.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (May , 1996). Safety Critical Design of Digital Hardware Virginia Electronics Expo .
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (September , 1994). Fast Multipole Panel Methods NASA-Langley.
Leathrum Jr, J. F. (September , 1994). Accelerated Panel Codes Using the Fast Multipole Method ICASE Colloquium .
  • College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, ODU
  • IEEE Outstanding Teaching Award, ODU
  • IEEE Professor of the Year,
  • IEEE/HKN Outstanding Teaching Award, ODU