Bruce Harmon, Ph.D.

CTU Faculty - Bruce Harmon

Program Director, Computer Science

Colorado Springs, CO

Computer specialist. R&D engineer. Linear thinker.

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Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado (minor in computer science) (1999)
  • MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University (1971)
  • BS, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy (1970)
Background

Dr. Harmon is responsible for curriculum for computer science at CTU from associate through doctoral degree programs.

He served as an executive at Synopsys and Hewlett Packard, having spent 17 years with the latter. Through his work in research & development, he has been responsible for the product development and sustainment of over 10,000 products for the worldwide market.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology

Why are YOU IN?

I want CTU to continue to grow in reputation and be known as a top-tier university for the computer science and engineering fields. I am committed to educating and graduating people in those fields at all levels, including doctoral degrees. This encourages a higher participation in original research, and enhances our reputation to the benefit of our graduates and the organizations they serve.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Prepare as if you will live forever.

Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

I enjoy basketball, reading and travel.

Publications and Keynote Presentations
  • Harmon, C.B., “In-circuit Emulators Go Deeply Embedded”, Embedded Systems Conference, Boston, September 2011.
  • Harmon, C.B., “Molecular Computing and Cyber Security”, Computer Security Conference, presented by AF Space Command and Information Systems Security Association, Colorado Springs, August 2011.
  • Harmon, C.B., “Inventing the Future: Nanotechnology Research at HP”, Conference of the International Cadence Users Group, Paris, France, March 2002.
  • Harmon, C.B., “A View to the Future of Integrated Circuit Design”, Synopsys Users Group at European Design Automation Conference, Paris, March 2002; subsequently at other international users group meetings in Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, and Bangalore.
  • Harmon, C.B. and Quist, R., “Large Digital ASIC Functional Verification via Compute Farms”, Conference of the International Cadence Users Group, September 2001.
  • Harmon, C.B., “A Rapid Prototyping Architecture and Methodology for Logic Emulation of Large ASICs Using Multiple FPGAs”, University of Colorado PhD dissertation, May 1999.
  • Harmon, C.B., “ASIC Rapid Prototyping Through Design Reuse and Software Models”, DesignSuperCon Conference, San Jose, CA, February 1999. Harmon, C.B. and Dieterich, W., “A 3-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Simulator for Evaluation of Unsteady Aerodynamics Effects”, FJSRL-TR-91-0002, August 1991.
  • Dieterich, W. and Harmon, C.B., “An Experimental Investigation Into the Use of Hot-Film Anemometry to Measure Vortical Velocity Behind a Pitching Wing”, FJSRL-TR-90-0002, August 1990.
Awards or achievements
  • HP Fellowship (to complete PhD)
Professional memberships
  • IEEE
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • Past vice chair of Pikes Peak Section IEEE
  • Past chair of IEEE-695 WG
  • SEMI
Research interests
  • Molecular electronics and computing
  • Digital security
  • Quantum computing
  • Electronic design automation
  • Semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing