Various Topics over Time from Kris Stewart 31july2013 on

31july2013 - Kris Stewart is Professor of (Computer Science), Emeritus, at (SDSU).

The goal of this page is to have a list of the various ideas/thoughts that have crossed my mind that I felt needed to be elaborated on. Often these were linked into course notes at SDSU, but sometimes it is more varied.

Thoughts for spr 2014 instructor in CS 583 3d Game Programming

Materials Science XNA simulation Jan 2009 - 2012

Dr. Ivan Sutherland won Kyoto Prize 2012, lecture SDSU 13March2013
Not only did Professor Sutherland give a fascinating viewpoint as "Father of Computer Graphics" in his lecture on campus, he also presented at workshop at CalITs the following Friday on Asyncronous Computing which I attended along with several students from CS 583 3D Game Programming course.

CMAP Concept Maps and Advice - CS490 Spr2012

UNM Albuquerque Cyberday 29 April 2011
Dr. Johann Reenen invited Kris to return to UNM to speak on CyberInfrastructure - From Supercomputers to 3D Game Programming and the impact on our youth. The timing was great since SDSC was celebrating 25 year timline, 1985-2002, since established by NSF to provide supercomputing to academics and The Internet celebrated its first half-century, 23 March 2009

Conic_Section 21Apr2011
Sathyanarayan Chandrashekar (Sathya) developed an XNA game for Dr. Janet Bowers to use with math teachers to provide a dynamic, interactive lesson on Conic Sections

ACM, Association for Computing Machinery - Club Officers 2012 - 1994
Student organization at SDSU as part of the International [ACM]

summer08/Stewart_TG08-final-2.htm How 3d Game Programming can Benefit the TeraGrid
Kris Stewart, Computer Science Department, San Diego State University San Diego, CA 92182-7720,,
Las Vegas NV 11 June 2008
1 Introduction
Several in high performance computing acknowledge that we are “indebted to the gamers" for pushing the envelope on processor speed, graphics resolution and rendering capabilities of the PC hardware that the HPC community uses to build systems. This talk presents the upper division, university curriculum that has been developed over three years of teaching a topics class that engages our current "raised digital" undergraduates to demonstrate their creativity through programming a game that can be used in alternate situations. This has been deployed in a high school physics course to demonstrate "Projectile Motion under Magnetic Force" and we propose that a game can be effectively used to promote HPC and the TeraGrid.

Biography for Kris Stewart 2008

Summer 2007
Having been Professionally reborn as a Game Developer in 2006 Kris Stewart is focussing this summer on several projects that build on previous activities to support CyberInfrastructure at SDSU. The ultimate goal would be to have strong collaborations among interested parties at SDSU such as Mark Siprut - (PSFA) Digital Media, Jean Twenge - Psychology author of Generation Me, the pICT program, the SDSU Library, Mary Thomas - Grid/Data expert and vendors such as Microsoft and others. Some starting points have already begun:

SDSU College of Sciences Fusion 2006
Pages 14-15 include the article "Ed Center on Computational Science & Engineering Engages People in CyberInfrastructure", reporting on the final activities of the Ed Center through NSF Funding of the April 2005, the investigation of Video Game software to use in the University Curriculum.

Summer 2006 Rebirth of a Numerical Analyst as a Computer Game Enthusiast
Kris Stewart was trained as a numerical analyst, completing her PhD in 1987 at the University of New Mexico, working with Dr. Larry Shampine, Dr. Richard Allen, Dr. Cleve Moler, Dr. Steve Pruess and Dr. Stanly Steinberg. She was hired as a numerical analyst at SDSU in 1984 (ABD) in the Mathematical Sciences Department and focussed on curriculum development in the Math 541, 542, 693a, 693b numerical analysis courses to effectively include computing. She also began collaborating with colleagues at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, which was one of the compute locations where data was collected for her dissertation code STRUT, so solve Stiff Ordinary Differential Equations. She developed an undergraduate course at SDSU on supercomputing, organized and gave summer workshops at SDSC for faculty interested in undergraduate high performance computing. This was called the Supercomputer for Undergraduate Education (SUE, SDSC G/S Nov92, and SUE participants). Stewart was asked to represent CSU/SDSU on the SDSC Steering Committee. In 1993, after receiving tenure at SDSU, she was asked by Dan Sulzbach at SDSC to organize and teacher summer workshops for high school sciene teachers interested in learning about computational science and how computing might augment their student learning outcomes. This program was named the Supercomputer Teacher Enhancement Program (STEP nominated for Computerworld/Smithsonian Award). [more articles on STEP: SDSCwire, G/S fall94, GSfall96]. Additional SDSC articles: NSF CISE/EHR workshop on CS Research Agenda for Ed Tech, Education at SDSC G/S winter 97, Stewart & McKeon to Ernest L. Boyer Summit 25apr97, USC, SC97 with Stewart's presentation at ACM SIGCSE 28feb97. Kris has also archived her "life with computing" and more in her personal timeline of technology. Hope you find it interesting!

All Hands Meeting NPACI 18-22 March 2003
Our Ed Center on Computational Science & Engineering (ECCSE) home page was deactivated a few years ago. I retained a zip-file of the original and am updating the linking, slowly. They were not all relative URLs.
I am grateful to the folks who worked with me on this projects
    Staff: Jeff Sale, Melody Hoolihan, Mikhail Burstein, Ilya  Zaslavsky, Dolores Candelaria
    CSEMS Scholars: Wendy Yang, Matt Melvin
    Student Interns: Vahid Pazirandeh, Sara Whipple, Mark Alcaraz, Chip McMakin, Hiroko Baba, Chris Harper, Lindsay Stocks, Zarko S. Petrovic, Jerry Su-Tsung Han, Irene Chia-Feng Wang, Kamil Saykali, Zheng Li (Frank Lee), Jerry Kuzminsky, Tom Handal, Ivan Bajic, Nattha Flanagan

The NPACI (National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure) was led by Dr. Sid Karin in 1997 NSF PACI
Dr. Karin was the founder of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in 1985. SDSC maintains an archive of the EnVision news magazines.
Especially pleased that the first issue -, has an article "Enhancing Undergraduate Curriculum through NPACI's Ed Centter"

Computational Programming and Visualization within MATLAB Compute Envioronment, February 28, 1997
ACM SIG/Computer Science Education Conference Panel: Exploiting Computer Algebra Systems in C.S. Courses San Jose, CA.
Philip Miller, CSU; Kris Stewart, SDSU; Klaus Suttner, CMU; Joseph Zachary, University Utah

Blackgold Computational Science and Education in the 21st Century, invited Workshop for the Blackgold School District, Alberta, Canada - Aug. 25, 1997
Computational Science is the exciting blend of
    Information development, retrieval, and processing
    Communications and

Wild World of Supercomputes: It's NOT just FLOPS
Invited Presentation for - Computers: The Machine, The Science, The People and The Careers March 19, 1996. Fourth Annual Computer and Computational Sciences Program for Minority Youth at the California Institute of Technology CRPC 18July1995 UCSD Press Release - "STEP: A Case Study on Building a Bridge between HPC Technologies and the Secondary Classroom" by Kris Stewart and Janet Bowers of SDSU, summarizes the accomplishment of the NSF funded program for high school science teachers in San Diego county, 1993-1996.
The archive of materials was hosted by Dr. Don Anderson of UCSD at Unfortunately, over time access is now available only from the Wayback Machine STEP Nominated for Computerworld/Smithsonian Info Tech 1996 Award
I have been able to archive some of the materials submitted to the ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Information Technology Awards 1996.
I wrote up a description of the original WayBack Machine, from Bullwinkle of Rocky a few years ago. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed these old cartoons about
Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.*/ Lucky to start on the web in 1994
I was lucky to be collaboring with Dr. Lloyd Fosdick on Computational Science curriculum at his institution University of Colorado at Boulder [CU Boulder] and first saw the NCSA Mosaic browser early in 1994 while visiting there.
The Wayback Machine earliest record of my page is 27Nov1996 -
What an amazine resource!