Formerly FBCS FIET CEng CITP
I’m Mike Cowlishaw, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an IBM Fellow ,
and a Visiting Professor at the
Department of Computer Science at
the University of Warwick.
My technical interests include:
- Stereo imagery, such as aerial and underground photography and
3D cave surveys. I’m currently experimenting with a variety of viewing
methods, of which the most successful so far is a passive 3D monitor
(mine is made by AOC).
- Tollos – a supervisor program
for ARM Cortex microcontrollers which I am developing as a base for
my experimental avionics and low-power
- Lightweight (preferably solid-state) computers (one such is the
IBM Workpad, for which
I wrote Palm Globe; another is
the Acorn System 1 and the Emulator I wrote for that); I currently carry an Asus Eee PC 900
netbook (to which I added a fast SATA 32GB solid-state drive) and
(less often) a Lenovo Thinkpad X200s laptop. In 2012 I am experimenting
with Android devices (programming the Nexus 7, and have switched
my ’phone to an Android).
- Vision and colour perception (hence the shading algorithms used
in PMGlobe and Palm Globe).
- Cognitive processes, including neural, genetic, and evolutionary
algorithms and systems, especially empirical models that may give
insight into thought processes.
The IBM Fellow programme began in 1962/3; I
was the 113th
IBM Fellow appointed,
in June 1990. I took early retirement from IBM in March 2010; as
of that date there had been 217 IBM Fellows appointed. There were/are
typically about 55 active Fellows out of around 400,000 employees.
Legend: FREng — Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering; BSc
— Bachelor of Science; CEng — Chartered Engineer; FIET — Fellow
of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (was IEE); FBCS —
Fellow of the British Computer Society; CITP — Chartered Information
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