Leonard J. Jowers' Page


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Hear and understand me.

Even if you disagree, please don't make me wrong.

Acknowledge the greatness within me.

Remember to look for my good intentions.

Tell me the truth with compassion.
 
                  --- Managing From the Heart, 1991
                  Hyler Bracey, Roy Trueblood,
                  Jack Rosenblum, Aubrey Sanford


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Books & Book Chapters

·          J.J. Buckley and L.J. Jowers. Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing (Vol.177). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005.

·          J.J. Buckley and L.J. Jowers. Monte Carlo Methods in Fuzzy Optimization. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing (Vol.222). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, March2008.(inpress)

Refereed Publications & Theses

·          L.J. Jowers and J.J. Buckley. “Monte Carlo Methods in Fuzzy Linear Programming”. Soft Computing A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications. 23pages. (under review.)

·          L.J. Jowers, J.J. Buckley, and K.D. Reilly. “Triangular-shaped Fuzzy Numbers from Bézier Curves”. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. 7pages. (under review.)

·          L.J. Jowers. Fuzzy Systems Simulation: Models, Foundations, and Systems Development. University of Alabama at Birmingham. PhD thesis. 2007.

·          L.J. Jowers, J.J. Buckley and K.D. Reilly. “Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems for Fuzzy Solution Surfaces”. Soft Computing ­A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applica­tions (Volume12, No.3), February 2008, pp.235-­241. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, online June5,2007.

·          L.J. Jowers, J.J. Buckley, and K.D. Reilly. “Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems.” Infor­mation Sciences Special Issue: Advances in Fuzzy Logic (Volume 177, No.2). January15,2007, pp.436-­448.

·          L.J. Jowers, J.J. Buckley, and K.D. Reilly. “Representation of Conic and Parabolic Fuzzy Numbers Using Bézier Curves”. In Proceedings of IPMU 2006: 11th International Conference of Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge Based Systems; Paris, July 2006. Presented by L.J. Jowers.

·          J.F. Kauffman, B. Croswell, and L.J. Jowers. “Analysis of Radiation Patterns of Reflector Antennas.” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (Vol. AP-24 No. 1). January 1976.

·          L.J. Jowers. Compiler Theory. Master's Thesis at the University of Alabama. 1972.

Other Journal and Conference Publications & Presentations

·          K. D. Reilly, L. J. Jowers, D.B. Lively, S. Adrian, B. Brooks, M. Challa, S. Parker, and B. Streeter. “Introducing SLX to an Expert System World View”. In Proceedings of the Huntsville Simulation Conference 2007, Huntsville, AL, USA, 8 pages, November 1, 2007. Co-presented by L. Jowers.

·          L.J. Jowers, J.J. Buckley and K.D. Reilly. “Estimation of f-COCOMO Model Parameters Using Optimization Techniques”. In Proceedings of the International Forum on COCOMO and Software Cost Modeling. Herndon, VA; November 7, 2006. Presented by L. Jowers.

·          K.D. Reilly, L.J. Jowers, B. Stemshorn, D. Cao. “Intelligent PDA Research with Jess, the Rule Engine, for the Java Platform”. Special presentation to researchers and managers at Sandia National Laboratories. Livermore, CA. August 7, 2006. Co-presented by L. Jowers.

·          L.J. Jowers. “Check-digits, and Self-verification”.  TODAY Magazine, Journal of the Association for Work Process Improvement. (Vol. 29 No. 3). June 2006.

·          J.J. Buckley, K.D. Reilly, and L.J. Jowers. Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems I.  Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. No. 1, April 2005.

·          L.J. Jowers. “Performance of Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines”.  Abstract. Graduate Student Research Day 2006. March 3, 2006. Presented by L. Jowers.

·          L.J. Jowers. “Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines, CLAPACK and the TMS320C6x”.  Texas Instruments Developer Conference 2006. March 2, 2006.  Dallas, Texas. Presented by L. Jowers.

·          J.J. Buckley, L.J. Jowers and K.D. Reilly. “Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems for Fuzzy Solution Surfaces.” 2005 Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing International Special Event (BISCSE’05), Berkeley, CA, November 2005. Presented by L. Jowers.

·          K.D. Reilly, J. Hartley, P. Gutha, and L. Jowers. “Distributed Simulation/Animation: Improved Systems and Expert System Roles”. In Proceedings of the Huntsville Simulation Conference 2005, October 26, 2005. pp. 38–46.

·          K.D. Reilly, L. Jowers, and J. Hartley. “Expert Systems in First Responder and Medical Simulations”. In Proceedings of the Huntsville Simulation Conference 2005, October 26, 2005. pp. 31–37.

·          L.J. Jowers and J.J. Buckley. “Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems Using Matlab/Simulink.” In Proceedings of the Huntsville Simulation Conference 2005, October 2005. pp. 219–224. Presented by L.J. Jowers.

·          L.J. Jowers and M.R. Barr. “Software and Hardware Considerations for Flash Based Development.” Texas Instruments Developers Conference 2005. February 17, 2005. Co-presented by L. Jowers.

·          L.J. Jowers. “Fuzzy Numbers, A Novel Representation Using Bézier Curves.” Abstract. UAB Graduate Student Research Day 2005. March 4, 2005. Presented by L. Jowers.

·          C.D. Lytle, E.S. Bradshaw, and L.J. Jowers. “A Comprehensive Experimental Program for Investigation of Various Omega Operational Modes with Selected Data Analysis Results.” In Proceedings of the 2nd Omega Symposium of the Institute of Navigation. 5 November 1974. Presented by C.D. Lytle.

·          L.J. Jowers. “Swim Meet, a FORTRAN Program.”  1967 Chapel Hill ACM Convention. Presented by L. Jowers.

Patents

·          Jowers, Kennemer, Long, Long, and Babanats. Remittance Processor. United States Patent 4,126,779. November 1978.

Memberships

ACM, ASQ (American Society for Quality) Software Division, Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association), First United Methodist Church of Pell City, IEEE, Pell City Chamber of Commerce, TAWPI (The Association for Work Process Improvement).

 


Personal Interests

Computer Programming

          It's what I do. I do recreational programming too. I like Ada the best, but since it is not promoted well in the USA (and my ADA package does not currently run under XP), I opt for Visual BASIC for fun.  

          Except for IBML.com, and now CenterStage-Productions.com. I am webmaster for all the sites referenced on this page.

Soccer

It's the best team sport. I have a D-License (I think I'm too far gone to try for the C). I have coached U-11 Premier, U-12 Recreational Boys, U-12 Recreational Girls, U-14 Recreational and Competitive, U-16 Recreational and Premier.  I implemented and maintain http://www.eBHM.org/soccer/

French

Je ne sais pas pourquoi.

Acting

Because it’s there (gotta get back in it soon). I implemented and maintain  http://www.eBHM.org/theatre/ .

Board of Directors of Garden Variety Shakespeare, 2000.

Co-Founder of CenterStage Productions, 2001.  Board of Directors, 2001-2004. See http://www.CenterStage-Productions.org.


Contact Information

Electronic mail address:   LJJowers@AuditSoft.com

 


Productions

  • Gilligan’s Island, The Musical, Lloyd Schwartz. CenterStage Productions; October 2003, producer.
  • My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe. CenterStage Productions; Frank Thompson III, director; June 2003. Alfred P. Doolittle.
  • Oliver!, Lionel Bart. CenterStage Productions; Frank Thompson III, director; December 2002. Dr. Grimwig.
  • Bye, Bye, Birdie. Mike Stewart & Lee Adams. ACTA; Frank Thompson III, director;  September 2002. Mayor Merkle.
  • The Taming of The Shrew, Shakespeare. Park Players; Ted O'Brien, director; August 2002. Baptista.
  • The Music Man. Meredith WillsonCenterStage Production; Frank Thompson III, director; June 2002. Charlie Cowell.
  • Gigi. CenterStage Production; Frank Thompson III, director; March 2002. M. Duclos.
  • Annie. CenterStage Production; Melissa Bailey, director; November 2001.  Mr. Bumbles.
  • The Hollow. Agatha Christie.  Homewood Library Theatre. Jamie Lawrence, director; October 2001. Sergeant Penny.
  • Anything Goes. CenterStage Production; Frank Thompson III, director; September 2001. producer, FBI.
  • Greater Tuna.  CenterStage Production; Frank Thompson III, director;  August 2001. producer.
  • South Pacific. CenterStage Production; Frank Thompson III, director;  July 2001. producer.
  • Bye, Bye, Birdie. Mike Stewart & Lee Adams. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director;  August 2000. Mayor Merkle.
  • Hamlet, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Clark Vines, director; July 2000. Claudius.
  • Highpoint Conflict, a film; A. Clark Vines, director; June 2000. The Judge.
  • Lend Me a Tenor. LJCC Theatre; Brent Jones, director;  May 2000. Bellhop.
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Tennessee Williams. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director;  February 2000. Big Daddy.
  • Julia Caesare, a film, adapted from Shakespeare; A. Clark Vines, director; December 1999. Marellus.
  • Mame. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director; November 1999. Ito.
  • Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Ed Casebeer, director; September 1999. Marcus Andronicus.
  • Oliver!, Lionel Bart. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director; March 1999. 1st Bow Street Runner.
  • The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, Birmingham Festival Theatre; Vastine Stabler, director; April 1999. stage manager.
  • The Pajama Game, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director; March 1999. Max.
  • The Seasoned Readers troupe. Senior Adult Touring Theatre, 1999.
  • My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe. LJCC Theatre; Frank Thompson III, director; November 1998. Selsey Man.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Chalethia Williams, director; September 1998. Dr. Caius.
  • The Devil’s Dream, Lee Smith. Southern Playworks; Bess Park Peterson, director; July 1998. Moses Bailey, Ralph Peer, Ernestine Dodd, Federal Agent, Billy Jack Reems.
  • 12th Night, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Jack Cannon, director; May 1998. Sailor, 1st Officer.
  • King Lear, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Clay Boyce, director; Summer 1997. Knight, old man, herald.
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare. Garden Variety Shakespeare; Steve Earnest, director; Summer 1997.  Leonato.
  • weekly morning worship skits, Over The Mountain Community Church (OTMCC) Players, 1995.
  • Our Town, Thornton Wilder. The Spotlight Players of East Lake United Methodist Church; Capers Doss, director; 1991.  Constable.
  • A Visit to a Small Planet,  Gore Vidal. Private enterprise; Rusty Ratliff, director; 1965.
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Meredith Willson.  A.G. Parrish H.S.; Florence Ehrensberger, director; 1965. Johnny Brown.
  • The Music Man, Meredith Willson.  A.G. Parrish H.S.; Florence Ehrensberger, director; 1964. Salesman, quartet 2nd tenor.

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