Professor of Mathematics (courtesy)
Joined department: 1964
Oklahoma State University (1954)
Oklahoma State University (1956)
California Institute of Technology (1959)
Professor Rice is founder of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and is on several other editorial boards. He is the past chair of the Computing Research Association, a fellow of the AAAS, and the ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. For the past 25 years, Professor Rice has been analyzing numerical methods and problem solving environments for scientific computing. He has created a general methodology for performance evaluation of mathematical software and developed the ELLPACK system for elliptic problems. It is now being extended to Parallel ELLPACK and PDELab. Professor Rice has published 21 books. Among recent ones are Solving Elliptic Problems with ELLPACK (Springer-Verlag, 1985), Mathematical Aspects of Scientific Software (Springer-Verlag, 1988), Expert Systems for Scientific Computing (North Holland, 1992), Enabling Technologies for Computational Science (Kluwer, 2000). He also has published about 300 scientific articles. The most recent twenty-five or so articles were in the areas of agent-based computing, computational science, computer security, mathematical software, problem solving environments, recommender systems, simulating gas turbines, and web-based computing.
In addition to the projects appearing in the Research Funding section, Professor Rice has received funding for these external projects: "Effectiveness of Software Projection Methods" (with Mike Atallah and Buster Dunsmore), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 11/1/02 - 11/1/03, $950,000; "Automatically Protecting Software Against 'diff' Attacks" (with Mike Atallah and David M'Raihi), SBIR Department of Defense, 8/12/03 - 1/31/04, $250,000; and "Tools for Quantifying Software Vulnerabilities and Protection" (with Mike Atallah), Indiana 21st Century Fund, 4/1/04 - 4/1/05, $1,178,256.