Dr. George F. Corliss, MU EECE



Dr. George F. Corliss, Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marquette University
1515 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881 USA

Phone: 414-288-6599 (office), 414-288-6820 (Dept.), 414-288-5579 (Fax)
URL: www.eng.mu.edu/corlissg
E-mail: George.Corliss {at} Marquette.edu
CV: CV (doc)
PGP: Public key
Office: Haggerty Engineering, Room 296
Office hours: Most afternoons. Appointment is suggested

Spring 2012:

Multidisciplinary Capstone Design

Meets: MW 11 and noon, EN 202 or EN 120

COEN 4820/COSC 3520 Operating Systems and Networks

Meets: MWF 3:00 - 3:50, EN 202; W 4 - 4:50, CU 310
Bulletin description: Introduces the fundamental concepts of operating systems together with the basics of networking and communications including: memory management, scheduling, concurrent processing, device management, file systems, networking, security, and system performance. Examples are drawn from legacy and modern operating systems.

Fall 2011:

Multidisciplinary Capstone Design

Meets: MW 11 and noon, EN 202 or EN 120

COEN 4730/EECE 5730 Computer Architecture

Meets: TuesThur 3:30 - 4:45 P.M., Haggerty Engineering 120
Bulletin description: Review of basic computer architecture. Evaluation of architecture performance. Design and evaluation of instruction sets. Pipeline processors and instruction scheduling. Vector processors. Memory hierarchy and design including cache, main and virtual memories. Memory protection schemes. Input/output and its relation to system performance.
Prerequisites: COEN 171 and Senior standing with a 3.0 Q.P.A. or better, or consent of instructor.

Spring 2011:

Multidisciplinary Capstone Design

COEN 4820/COSC 3520 Operating Systems and Networks

Fall 2010:

Multidisciplinary Capstone Design

About the Corliss Steam Engine


Classes taught:

Numerical analysis   Mathematical modeling
Differential equations   Linear algebra
Software development   Computer languages
Operating systems   Object-oriented programming
Numerical optimization   E-Commerce web design
Software engineering   Computer graphics
Computer architecture   Software testing
Senior Design   Database Systems


For more details, see Research interests

Projects of current interest include
      -  Applications of global optimization and automatic differentiation
      -  Testing COSY interval arithmetic
      -  Numerical optimization of neural networks
      -  Taylor series solution of ordinary differential equations
      -  Hybrid differential equations with multiple active switching functions
      -  "All together" method for parameter identification and control
      -  Optimization in self-organizing maps
      -  Financial engineering

Research interests:

  • Scientific computation and mathematical modeling
  • Guaranteed enclosures of the solutions of ordinary differential equations
  • Industrial applications of mathematics and scientific computation
  • Numerical optimization
  • Automatic differentiation
  • Software engineering

Coeditor of

  • George Corliss, Christèle Faure, Andreas Griewank, Laurent Hascoët, and Uwe Naumann (eds.), Automatic Differentiation: From Simulation to Optimization, Springer, New York, 2001. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Automatic Differentiation in Nice, France, June, 2000.
  • Martin Berz, Christian Bischof, George F. Corliss, and Andreas Griewank (eds.), Computational Differentiation: Techniques, Applications, and Tools, SIAM, Philadelphia, Penn., 1996. Proceedings of the SIAM Computational Differentiation Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 12 - 15, 1996.
  • Andreas Griewank and George F. Corliss (eds.), Automatic Differentiation of Algorithms: Theory, Implementation, and Application, SIAM, Philadelphia, Penn., 1991. Proceedings of the SIAM Workshop on the Automatic Differentiation of Algorithms in Breckenridge, Colorado, January 6 - 8, 1991.


Find old FTP site contents

Industrial projects - Summaries of my industrial collaborations

      -  Books
      -  Journal articles
      -  Chapters in books
      -  Work by students

A few links:

Mathematical Software in Applied Mathematics, Cardiff 2006

Tutorial on Validated Scientific Computing Using Interval Analysis, PARA'04 Workshop on State-of-the-Art in Scientific Computing, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, June 20-23, 2004

Survey of Interval Methods for ODE's, presented at the First Scandinavian Workshop on Interval Methods and Their Applications, August 14-16, 2003, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby

Testing COSY's Interval and Taylor Model Arithmetic, presented at Schloss Dagstuhl, January 2003

Tutorial on Validated Techniques, Interval Arithmetic, and Related Tools, presented at Validated Computing 2002, Toronto, May 22, 2002

Fields Institute Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization and follow the link [Schedule]

Slides from Jiri Rohn's talk at SCAN 2000 in Karlsruhe "Finite Characterization of Some Linear Problems with Inexact Data." This is one of the most beautiful conference talks I have heard in years.

ATOMFT, an approximate ODE solver by Chang and Corliss using Taylor series

Where Is Validated ODE Solving Going?, presented at the IMACS-GAMM International Symposium on Numerical Methods and Error-Bounds, Universitaet Oldenburg, July 9--12, 1995

Introduction to Validated ODE Solving, presented at the SciCADE '95 International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, Stanford, CA, Mar. 28 - Apr. 1, 1995.

Guaranteed Error Bounds for Ordinary Differential Equations, lecture notes for a sequence of five lectures at the VI-th SERC Numerical Analysis Summer School, Leicester University, 25 - 29 July, 1994.


Service activities


Other Sites I Maintain

Global Solutions - Research project sponsored by Sun Microsystems
Demonstration of a Web site maintenance strategy
Sigma Xi, Marquette University Chapter
Interval FAQ



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