Harry Q. Bovik
Senior Computer Scientist
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Hi, I'm Harry Bovik. For over a
decade now people have been sending me opinions on all sorts of local
topics. I have stored these messages in such a way that a user of any
of the local computers can read them. If you are inside CMU campus,
for my maiI. I'm grateful for any information you might have too,
so please pass it on! Mail to Bovik@CS.CMU.EDU is the most
direct route. I do not edit the opinions in my database, so remember
that they are simply the personal opinions of the submitters and not
'official' dept advice.
If you've tried using
the web interface and are still unsure what to do just drop me a
line. Don't worry that my travel plans might prevent me from
answering, I always arrange for friends to answer my mail when I'm
In my spare time, I enjoy surfing the web. Here is a
usernames and passwords that I used to register at various web
sites; it has been kindly put together by Rob O'Callahan.
For those of you who want to know more
about me, here is a somewhat outdated version of my vita:
Senior Computer Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University, October
1979 to present.
D.Sc. (Honorary) Universita"t Unter-Oberflunken am Main,
Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University, June 1969. Thesis title,
Theory of Hyper Driven Devices.Advisor, A.J. Perlis.
B.A. Carnegie-Mellon University, May 1965.
Weekly World News
Senior Computer Scientist, 1979 to present.
Denotational semantics of Pidgin and Creole languages. --exploring/expounding
the virtuesof so-called ``dead'' languages as P-code for the Indo-European
Socio-Pathways Software, Inc.
Science Consultant, 1986 to present.
Member of Technical Staff, 1983, 1984. Psychology of Expert
systems -- current workfocuses on deriving via Godelization from Freudian
and Jungian axioms the inherent lassitude of any sufficiently powerful
Foundry and Software Company
White House Fellow, 1978. Was responible for strategic consultation
on xenophobic nuclearexchange scenarios.
Millenium Falcon Engineering Company
Staff Scientist, 1976-1977. Directed the DUODENUM screen-based
tape editor project.Extensive development of Deep-Space Navigational software
for MFEC projects.
Project Scientist, 1972-1975. Was active in the first practical
demonstration of a Hyper DrivenTransport System (HYDIRT).
Born April 1, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa* Single
Association of Computing Machinery GLUNCH Executive Committee,
SIGPSYCH Editorial Board 1983-1984, 1993-1996
SIGNESIS Remote Manipulation Committee, 1985
SIGMAGE Divining and Prophesying Subcommittee, 1986-1987
SIGSEER Tarot Analysis Director, 1989
SIGMAGE Thaumaturgy Subcommittee, 1990
SIGWITCH Haruspicy Structure Analysis Commitee,
Human-Computer Counteraction, Editor in Chief, 1994-1998
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers,
Senior MemberIEEE Computer Society
Hester Prynne Fan Club, President 1963-1964.
Delta Epsilon Iota
GRANTS AND AWARDS
NIH Study of Paralyzing Compilers, 1990.
EPA Environmentally Sound Computing Study, 1987-1988.
NIMH Software Analysis and Counselling Grant, 1983-1985.
D'Abro Physical Society Distinguished Achievement Award,
Elected Senior Master of the Arts, 1978.
D.S. Green Award, Royal Aeronautical Society Service Citation
Bovik, H. "Breath-First Techniques for the Game of Life",
in Artificial Intelligences Health, 5(88-108), 1998.
Bovik, H. "Picobots and Hyper Driven Devices," in Journal
of Microscopic Systems,3(5-95), 1997.
Bovik, H. "Languages for Artificial Intelligences",
in Proc. 12th Intl. Conf. on Psychic Linguistics, Monterey, CA, 1997.
Bovik, H. "Automatic Translation to Hattili", in
"Languages Today", 7(88-96), 1994.
Bovik, H. "Computer-Aided Tumoring Systems", in
Human-Computer Counteraction, 5(35-64), 1994.
Bovik, H. ``The Effects of Hardware Interrupts on Artificial
Intelligences,'' in ComputationalArchitectures, 1(12-15), 1991.
Bovik, H. ``Paralyzing Compilers,'' in Quadreplegics Quarterly,
Bovik, H. (ed) 25th Anniversary Symposium: Computer Science
at Carnegie MellonUniversity, A Commemorative Review, School of Computer
Bovik, H. ``Parallel Languages for Parallel Universes,''
Otherworldly Computing, 3(391-407),1990.
Bovik, H. ``On the Efficacy of Closing Circuits to Recycle
Electrons,'' in Green Computing,5(108-114), 1990.
Bovik, H. ``Nanobots and Hyper Driven Devices,'' in Journal
of Microscopic Systems,3(103-163), 1989.2
Bovik, H. ``Wind-Driven Disk Drives,'' in PCPC: the Journal
of Politically Correct PersonalComputers, 4(57-58), 1989.
Bovik, H. and Fakir, A. ``Hyper Driven Devices--Theory and
Practice,'' in Journal of HigherSpaces, 14(251-276), 1988.
Bovik, H. ``Counseling Artificially Intelligent Programs,''
in Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology, 25(503-531), 1988.
Bovik, H. ``Geopathogenic Effects of Magnetostatic Fields,''
Verlorene Welt Zeitscrift,Untechnologishes Quatschmuseum, 1987.
Bovik, H. and Mesmer, I. ``Optimal Neuro-Linguistic Networks
for Circular Reasoning'', inProc. 4th Intl. Conf. on Cognitive Para-Psychology,
Santa Cruz, CA, May-July 1987.
Bovik, H. and Rude, B. ``Program Vilification Overview: 1970-1986,''
in Tourette's, 7(97-124),1986.
Nesis, T. K. and Bovik, H. ``Propulsion by Means of Cogno-Magnetic
Forces'', in Proc. 3rdIntl. Conf. on Cognitive Para-Psychology, Cairo,
Fink, A. R. and Bovik, H. ``Self Coercing Codes'' in Bitstring
Magazine, 1,1. 1985.
Bovik, H. and Fink, A. R. ``On the Economic Feasibility of
Programming Turing Machines,'' inD. Fu and H. Bar (Eds) MegaSoftware, CompuPress
Bovik, H. ``On The Inevitability of Manic-Depressive Behaviour
in Artificially IntelligentPrograms,'' Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, Vol 21, 1984.
Bovik, H. ``Hyperbolic trends in Pidgin-Swahili using AI
Techniques,'' Fourth InternationalConference on Meso-African Languages,
University of Bophuthatswana, 1983.
Bovik, H. The Happy Hacker, Metaphysical introspections of
a tenured graduate student,CompuPress International, 1983.
Bovik, H. Theory of Hyper Driven Devices, Aero Press, 1976.
Bovik, H. ``The Driving Forces Behind Hyper Driven Devices'',
in Journal of Higher Spaces,Vol 1, 1975.
Bovik, H. ``Cereal processing devices in the guts of a new
computer'' H. Clowes (Ed.), DataDigest, 5, 6. 1966.
Two concerning Hyper Driven Devices:
"Improved Hyper Flux Confinement Generator", U.S. Patent
3,141,592. Granted 1977.
"A Hyper Flux Propulsion System", U.S. Patent 2,718,281.
Expert System Psychology* Denotational Semantics of Pidgin
and Creole Languages
Deep Space Navigation* Thaumaturgic Circles, Rings, and Fields
Hyper Driven Devices
Harry Q. Bovik