L. Howard Pollard
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- MSC01 1100
- 1 University of New Mexico
- Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
- Office: (505) 277-5982
- FAX: (505) 277-1439
Professor Pollard attended
Utah State University in Logan, Utah,
for both bachelor's and master's degree. These degrees were
awarded within the Electrical Engineering Department, (now the
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department), the BSEE Degree
in 1971, and the MSEE degree in 1977.
Professor Pollard received his PhD degree in
Electrical Engineering at the
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Dr. Pollard's engineering work experience began with the
Electro-Dynamics Laboratory (EDL) at Utah State University, which is now
known as the
Space Dynamics Laboratory.
His responsibilities progressed with his education at USU, until
he completed the work for his master's degree by building a real-time
Fourier Transform system. After working for EDL, Dr. Pollard joined
the staff of the Systems Group of Reticon, (became EGG Reticon, then
Perkin Elmer Optoelectronics ) in the fall of 1973 as a development
engineer. His activities centered in designing non-contact inspection
and measurement systems that utilized Reticon photo-diode arrays at
the focal plane of a camera system, combined with special purpose
hardware to complete the system.
In the fall of 1975, Dr. Pollard joined the technical staff of
Lockheed Missiles and Space Co (now
Missiles and Space), where he continued to specialize
in digital electronics and computer systems. He designed
special purpose hardware which teamed with general purpose computers
to perform analyses according to defense related algorithms.
left Lockheed in 1980 to continue his education at the University of
Illinois. While in graduate school at UIUC, he was the recipient of a
research fellowship from the
Coordinated Science Laboratory . His research area
dealt with fault tolerant protocols for bus communications.
Upon completing graduate school in 1983, Dr. Pollard joined the
ECE department at the
University of New Mexico, where his
interests continue to follow digital design, computer architecture, parallel
processing, digital signal processing, and related fields.
Along with his other duties at UNM, Dr. Pollard has been involved in the
Ibero-American Science and
Technology Education Consortium.
- digital design techniques
- parallel computer systems
- multimedia learning techniques
- computer architecture
Dr. Pollard teaches courses in digital design, computer design,
operating systems, computer architecture, VHDL, microprocessors,
and related areas. The courses he has taught include: