Arlene Perkins, Ph.D.

Chair, Computing, Software and Data Sciences
Professor of Computing, Software and Data Sciences

Office Phone: (951)552-8630
E-mail: aperkins@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: The Point, 211
Office Hours: M/W/F 9-11

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Computer Science University of California, Davis 1989
M.S. Computer Science University of California, Davis 1983
B.S. Mathematics Education University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus 2015
Bachelor of Science Mathematics California State University Hayward (now EastBay) 1977
  • Additional Education

    Post doctoral research MIT 1989-1991

  • Courses Taught

    C++
    Java
    FORTRAN
    Programming Languages
    Compilers
    Operating Systems
    Assembly Language
    Discrete Mathematics
    Probability and Statistics
    Software Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence
    Data Bases
    Data Structures
    Algorithms
    Theory of Computation
    Numerical Approximations
    Computer Architecture
    Linear Programming
    Operations Research
    Calculus

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Approximation Theory
    Computational Oceanography
    Natural Language Processing
    Machine Learning
    Boolean Satisfyability

  • Teaching Experience

    Gallaudet University
    University of Southern Mississippi (Southern)
    Louisiana State University (LSU)
    Southern University Baton Rouge

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Perkins, A.L. "Educating Engineers." Journal of Contemporary Research in Education 3.3 (2015).

    Zambo, S., P. Elmore, B. Bourgeois & A. Louise Perkins. "Uncertainty Estimation for Gridding Algorithms." US Hydrography (2015).

    Perkins, A.L. & T. Rishel. "Forecasting Semantic Contexts." CCSC: SE. 2014.

    Perkins, A.L. "A Dynamic Software Development Cycle." ACM Midsoutheast. 2014.

    Perkins, A.L. "A High School Project Clarifying the Scientific Computing Paradigm." ACM Midsoutheast. 2014.

    Perkins, A.L. "Boolean Satisfyability Encoded Using Three Valued Two State Analytic Logic." ACM Midsoutheast Conference. 2014.

    Perkins, A.L. & T. Rishel. "Contextual Entropy, Expected Value, and Continuity." MAESC. 2013.

    Perkins, A.L. "An Analytic Logical Calculus and its Application to Computing." IEEE INDIA. 2013.

    Perkins, A.L. "Bold Solutions Help with Children on Campus." APS News 4 Oct. 2013.

    Perkins, A.L. "Physically-Based Numerical Approximations." MAESC. 2013.

    Elliot, A.C., A.L. Perkins, & S. Yenduri. "Calibration of a Computational Biology Short-Read Algorithm." Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 132 (2012): 179-186.

    Spansel, S., A.L. Perkins, S. Yenduri & D. Holt. "A Bayesian Network Rivering Model Study." Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing. 2011. 452-459.

    Abukmail, A., & A.L. Perkins. "Towards the Development of Programming Skills for First-Time Programmers." ASEE Southeastern Section. 2010.

    Perkins, A.L. "Katrina Disaster at Least Partly Manmade." AMS News 2009.

    Perkins, A.L. "An Oral History with Louise Perkins." Smith, Patrick. Mississippi Oral History Project: Hurricane Katrina Oral History Project. Vol. 943. 2009.

    Perkins, A.L. "Possible Improvements to NAVOTAS and Tide Analyst Programs." Final Report. 2009.

    Balasubramanian, M., A.L. Perkins, R.W. Beuerman & S.S. Iyengar. "Fractal Measures for Fungal Keratitis Diagnosis Using a White-Light Confocal Microscope." 2008.

    Kutner, J., A.L. Perkins, S.Yenduri, F. Zand & J. Zhang. "AOP Maintains an Independent Coordinate System." 5th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. 2008.

    Perkins, A.L., S. Yenduri, F. Zand & S.S. Iyengar. "Object Oriented Constructs for Grid Based Calculations Using Abstract Donor and Receiver Designations." 2nd International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management. Dubai, 2008.

    Perkins, A.L., T. Rishel, D. Sallas, S. Yenduri & F. Zand. "Determining the Context of Text Using Augmented Latent Semantic Indexing." Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) (2007).

    Adamec, S., S. Duplichien, S. Yenduri & A.L. Perkins. "Bootable Utility for Balanced Benchmarking and Archiving." IEEE 4th International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications. Dortmund Germany, 2007.

    Yenduri, S. & A.L Perkins. "An Analysis of Programming Language: 'D'." Journal of International Technology and Information Management 16.3 (2007): 87-92.

    Mungala, S., S. Yenduri & A.L. Perkins. "International versus US Student Enrollment into Graduate Programs in Computer Science." ASEE Southeast. 2007.

    Yenduri, S., S. Munagala & A.L. Perkins. "Estimation Practices Efficiencies: A Case Study." IEEE Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology. Rourkela, India, 2007.

    Perkins, A.L. "Revisiting Requirements Analysis to Enhance Software Quality and Reliability." 18th symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. Trollhattan, Sweden, 2007.

    Yenduri, S., S. Munagala, A.L. Perkins & F. Zand. "Industrial Practices in Project Estimatioin: A Case Study." 18th Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering. Trollhattan, Sweden, 2007.

    Rocker, J., Yauch, S. Yenduri, A.L. Perkins & F. Zand. "Paper-based Dichotomous Key to Computer Based Application for Biological Identification." CCSC. 2007.

    Rishel, T., A.L. Perkins, S. Yenduri, F. Zand & S.S. Iyengar. "Augmentation of a Term/Document Matrix with Part-of-Speech Tags to Improve Accuracy of Latent Semantic Analysis." 5th WSEAS International Conference Proceedings. 2006.

    Balasubramanian, M., A.L. Perkins, R.W. Beuerman & S.S. Iyengar. "2D Matched Filter and Fractal Dimension Based Identification of Fungal Elements in Corneal Images." SPIE Medical Imaging. 2006.

    Balasubramanian, M., A.L. Perkins, S.S. Iyengar, S. Dua & D.H. Kraft. "Evidence Combination for Traffic Adaptive Routing." International Conference for Systems Engineering. 2006.

    Estrade, B.D., A.L. Perkins & J. Harris. "Equivalent Serialized Forms of Parallel Finite Automata." International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Copmutational Sciences. 2006.

    Estrade, B.D., A.L. Perkins & J. Harris. "Equivalent Serialized Forms of Parallel Finite Automata." International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Copmutational Sciences. 2006.

    Perkins, A.L. & S. Yenduri. "On the Importance of Phase Error When Reducing Total Simulation Error." Communications in Applied Analysis (2005).

    Perkins, A.L. "Frequency Accurate Non-Standard Finite Difference Methods for Modelling Biological Descriptive Ordinary Differential Equations." SIAM Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 2005.

    Perkins, A.L., P. Orlin & F. Zand. "Engineered Finite Difference Methods." Mickens, R. Non-Standard Finite Difference Methods V. II. 2005.

    Perkins, A.L., Pippin & K. Altheimer. "Taylor Series Approximations of Second Order Partial Differential Equations." AGEM. Jackson, MS, 2005.

    Qiao, A., A.L Perkins, S. Yenduri & F. Zand. "A Non-Local Conservation-Law Numerical Scheme with Fidelity." Communications in Applied Analysis (2005).

    Yenduri, S., S.S. Iyengar & A.L. Perkins. "Performance Evaluation of Imputation Methods for Incomplete Data Sets." International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 2005.

    Yenduri, S., A.L. Perkins. "A Multi-purpose Tool Kit for Program Analysis." Midwest Software Engineering Conference. Chicago, IL, 2004.

    Yenduri, S., A.L. Perkins, J. Corbin, Mehra & S.S. Iyengar. "Retrieving Critical Information by Code Analysis." MASPLAS. 2004.

    Perkins, A.L. "MCDSS Final Report." 2002.

    Perkins, A.L. "Tenure-track Positions for Female Scientists." Association of Women in Mathematics 2002.

    Miller, M.J., A.L. Perkins & A. Ali. "Cache-Coherent Messaging in Parallel Applications." International Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems. Cocoa Beach, FL, 2001.

    Miller, M.J., A.L. Perkins & A. Ali. “Layered Cache Coherent Messaging in
    Distributed Parallel Processing.” Southern Conference on Computing.
    Hattiesburg, MS 2001.

    Perkins, A.L. "A Compile-Tme Configurable Ocean model." 39th Annual Southeast Conference ACM. 2000.

    Perkins, A.L. "Energy Transfer Across-Slope." NRL DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (2000).

    Bell, L. & A.L. Perkins. "Female African American Mathematics Graduate Students." Texas, 2000.

    Orlin, P. & A.L. Perkins. "A Note on 'Optimized Upwind Dispersion-Relation-Presereving Finite Difference Schemes for Computational Aeroacoustics." AIAA (2000).

    Jacobs, G., G. Hans & A.L. Perkins. "A Barotropic Inverse Solution for the Flow through the Tsushima Strait." AGU Fall Meeting. 1999.

    Orlin, P. & A.L Perkins. "A Generalized Frequency Accurate Finite Difference Scheme for Arbitrary Derivatives." Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations (1999).

    Perkins, A.L. & L. Bell. "Two-Dimensional Memory Management Using an Avail List." Advanaces in Engineering Software (1999).

    Perkins, A.L. & P. Orlin. "Nonlinear Numerical Approximations." IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory. 1999.

    Perkins, A.L. "Are We Asking the Correct Questions." Association of Women in Mathematics 1999.

    Perkins, A.L. & P. Orlin. "Explicit Phase Accurate Non-Linear Methods." First Southern Symposium on Computing. Hattiesburg, MS, 1998.

    Perkins, A.L. "Elephants and Numerical Modeling Methods." High Performance Computing. 1998.

    Perkins, A.L. "Empirical Orthogonal Function Coupling Between an Ionian Sea Layer Ocean Model and a Gulf of Sidra Level Ocean Model." 7th International Colloquium on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science with Applications. 1998.

    Orlin, P. & A.L. Perkins. "A Frequency Accurate Finite Difference Scheme for Burgers' Equation." Journal of Computational Acoustics 6.3 (1998).

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "An Explicit Grid-Independent Interpolation Algorithm." 36th Annual Southeast Conference ACM. 1998.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "Empirical Orthogonal Function Coupling Between an Ionian Sea Layer Ocean Model and a Gulf os Sidra Level Ocean Model." 7th International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science with Applications. 1998.

    Orlin, P. & A.L. Perkins. "Total Simulation Error." High Performance Computing. 1998.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "Scale-Related Aspects of Nested Finite Difference Ocean Models." Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 10 (1998): 311-322.

    Perkins, A.L. "A Nested then Coupled Mediterranean Sea Layer-Level Model." 9th International Colloquium on Differential Equations. Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1998.

    Perkins, A.L. "Interface Consistency for Nested Evolution Models." International Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Fluid Mechanics. Tallahassee, Florida, 1998.

    Perkins, A.L., P. Orlin & L.F. Smedstad. "Total Simulation Error." 4th International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications. Bulgaria, 1998.

    Perkins, A.L., P. Sakalaukas & L.F. Smedstad. "The Naval Ocean Modeling and Demonstration Systems' Ocean Modeling System." Supercomputing. 1998.

    Qiao, A., M. Zhou & A.L. Perkins. "Boundary Condition Effects on 2-Dimensional Wave Interference." High Performance Computing. 1998.

    Orlin, P., A.L. Perkins & G.W. Heburn. "A Frequency Accurate Spatial Derivative Finite Difference Approximation." Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations 13.5 (1997): 549-560.

    Orlin, P., & A.L. Perkins. "A Frequency Accurate Temporal Finite Difference Approximation." Journal of Computational Acoustics 5.4 (1997): 371-382

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "Energy Transfer Across-Slope/6.2 Tactical Scale." NRL DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (1997).

    Perkins, A.L., D.W. Blake, L.F. Smedstad, G.W. Heburn & A.J. Wallcraft. "A Boundary Condition Study Using a Primitive Equation Ocean Model." Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) 102.2 (1997): 3483-3500.

    Smedstad, L.F., A.L. Perkins, D.N. Fox, M.M. Carnes, G.W. Heburn, P.J. Sakalaukus & M.M. Hines. "Ocean Modeling with the Naval Ocean Models and Assimilation Demonstration System." Military, Government, and Aerospace Simulation. 1997.

    Smedstad, L.F., G.W. Heburn & A.L Perkins. "Mediterranean Sea Numerical Studies." AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences. 1996.

    Perkins, A.L., L.F. Smedstad & G.W. Heburn. "A Stable Nested Primitive Equation Ocean Model in the Mediterranean Sea." AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences. 1996.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "A Stable Nested Primitive Equation Ocean Model in the Mediterranean Sea." Ocean Sciences. San Diego, CA, 1996.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "Coastal and Semi-Enclosed Seas/Tactical Scale Modeling." DoD Mission Success from High Performance Computing (1996).

    Perkins, A.L. "Interface Consistency for Coupled Models." European Gepohysical Society XXI General Assembly. The Hague, The Netherlands, 1996.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "ETA." High Performance Computing. 1996.

    Perkins, A.L. & L.F. Smedstad. "FORTRAN Coding Methods for Staggered Grid Boundary Treatment." 34th Annual Southeast Conference ACM. 1996.

    Perkins, A.L. "An Undergraduate Computer Science Curriclum for the Hearing Impaired." Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (1995).

    Perkins, A.L. "Regional Gulf Stream Initial Conditions for the SPEM Primitive Equation Model." Marine Technology Society Journal 29 (1995): 15-23.

    Perkins, A.L. "Re: Science Isn't for Some: A Cultural Canard?" Phsyics Today (1994).

    Perkins, A.L. "Mississippi State Report on the National Network of Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Regional Consortia and National Clearinghouse." Association of Women in Mathematics 4.3 (1994).

    Perkins, A.L. "Consistent Two-Way Nested Communication Schemes." Kaper, H.G. & M. Garbey. Asymptotic and Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations with Critical Parameters NATO ASI Series. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.

    Perkins, A.L. "A Mixed Directed-Undirected Data Structure for a Parallel Implementation of a Domain Decomposition Algorithm." BIT 32 (1992): 598-608.

    Perkins, A.L. "Geographic Applications for Two-Way Nested Grids." 5th Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods for Partial Differential Equations. 1992.

    Perkins, A.L. "Mississippi State Report." Association for Women in Mathematics 1992.

    Perkins, A,L. "Oceanographic Applications for Two-Way Nested Grids." 5th Conference on Domain Decomposition SIAM. Norfolk, VA, 1992.

    Perkins, A.L. "On the Equations of Physical Oceanography." Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics. 1992.

    Perkins, A.L. Proceedings of the Data Assimilataion in Coupled Air-Sea Nowcast-Forecast Systems Workshop. 1992.

    Perkins, A.L. "Tailored Domain Decomposition." Advances in Engineering Software 14 (1992): 141-149.

    Perkins, A.L. "Visual Artifacts Model Problem." ICASE Workshop on Heterogeneous Boundary Conditions NASA. 1991.

    Perkins, A.L. "Nested Ocean Models: Work in Progress." ICASE Workshop on Heterogeneous Boundary Conditions NASA. 1991.

    Glenn, S.M, D. Crout & A.L. Perkins. "Comparision of Gulf Stream Forecast Model Initialization and Verification Analysis." TM-6. 1991.

    Perkins, A.L. "Internal Boundary Conditions and the Feedback Loop for Nested Two-Way Communication Schemes." Kaper, H.G. The Asymptotic-Induced Numerical Methods forPpartial Differential Equations, Critical Parameters, and Domain Decomposition. 1991.

    Scroggs, J. & A.L Perkins. "Domain Decomposition Bibliography." 1991.

    Rodrigue, G.H. & A.L. Perkins. "A Domain Decomposition Method for Solving a Two-Dimensional Viscous Burgers' Equation." Journal of Applied Numerical Mathematics 6 (1990): 329-340.

    Perkins, A.L. & G. Rodrigue. "Parallel Heterogeneous Mesh Refinement for Advection-Diffusion Equations." Lecture Notes in Physics, Eleventh International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics. Vol. 323. 1989. 474-478.

    Elton, B., A.L. Perkins & G. Rodrigue. "Matrix Substructuring, Domain Decomposition and Particle Methods: Current Trends for Solving PDE's in Parallel." IEEE Workshop on Design and Application of Parallel Digital Processors. Lisbon, Portugal, 1988.

    Perkins, A.L. "Tailoring Domain Decomposition To The Network Structure For Parallel Processing." Fluid Dynamics (1988).

    Sakalaukas, P.J., D. Fox, A.L. Perkins & L. F. Smedstad. "An Interactive HTML GUI Based on Perl and JavaScript." Computers and Geosciences (1998): 83-90.

    Perkins, A.L. "Calculating Good Initial Guesses for Iterative Solutions of Parabolic Partial Differential Equations in Parallel." 3rd SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing. Los Angeles, CA, 1987.

    Perkins, A.L. "Parallel Multi-Dimensional Parabolic Fluid Dynamics." International Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics. 1987.

    Rodrigue, G. & A.L. Perkins. "Locating Parallel Numerical Tasks in the Solution of Viscous Fluid Flow." Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Parallel Computing in Science and Engineering. Bonn, Germany, 1987. 133-144.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Our Lady of the Gulf
    Work with High School Program

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Volunteer Teaching K-12 Math Education including AP Calculus

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Construction
    Camping
    Travelled to 49 Countries
    Married to Richard Allen Perkins
    Son Christopher Allen Perkins

  • Personal Philosophy

    But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    Isaiah 40:31