Faculty Highlights

Curt Powley, Ph.D.

Professional Experience

Research Scientist and Developer, BigTribe Corporation, San Francisco, California. BigTribe built leading-edge applications and enabling technology for mobile location services.

Developer, LiveCapital, San Mateo, California. LiveCapital provided technology and applications for enabling the processes used by businesses to provide credit.

Researcher, manager, developer, USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), Marina del Rey, California. ISI (http://www.isi.edu/) is a leading research laboratory involved in a broad spectrum of computer science R&D, and was a key developer of the Internet.

Systems Developer, Transaction Solutions, Irvine, California, for a high-performance 12-GByte client-server database system that runs on a network of PCs.

Developer, USAnimation, Hollywood, California, building computer animation tools.

Intellectual Contributions

Curt’s Ph.D. dissertation advanced the state of the art in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and parallel processing by showing how AI search algorithms can be effectively implemented on massively-parallel computers (65,536 processors).

Techniques for distributed electronic commerce.

Selected Publications

Curt Powley et al, DASHER: A Prototype for Federated E-Commerce Services, IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 1, No. 6, Dec. 1997, pp. 62-71. Reprinted in Japanese in Nikkei Computer, March 2, 1998, pp. 231-240, and in the book Software Kaihatsu No Saishin Gijutu (Recent Technology of Software Development)

Curt Powley et al, Depth-First Heuristic Search on a SIMD Machine, Artificial Intelligence 60 (2), April, 1993, pp. 199-242

Curt Powley et al, Single-Agent Parallel Window Search, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 13 (5), May 1991, pp. 466-477.

Grants and Contracts

Curt Powley et al, MapTribe: Collaborative Geocoding, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I. Submitted June 2006 to the National Science Foundation, in conjunction with BigTribe Corporation, San Francisco, CA. and D. Greening. Funded January 1, 2007 for $100,000 with D. Greening as Principal Investigator.

Curt Powley et al, Adaptive Personalization and Context Management for Location-Based Mobile Devices (AdaptTribe). Proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, in conjunction with BigTribe corporation, San Francisco, CA, Dan Greening (BigTribe CEO), and John Canny, University of California, Berkeley. Funded January 1, 2003 for $100,000, with Curt Powley as Principal Investigator.