George Blankenship
Office: (“catch as catch can”)
Email: BlankenG@gwu.edu
Office Hours: before class and by appointment 703.622.2315
(last updated: January 12, 2009)

Address:

Computer Science Department
George Washington University

2121 Eye Street, N. W.
Washington
, DC 20052

Classes:

 (Due to space limitations on the web server,
only the pdf files might be available for old courses.
)

  • ECE 182 Computer Architecture and Design (Fall 1999)

  • ECE 182 Computer Architecture and Design (Spring 2000)

  • CSCI 183 Computer Networks (Fall 2000)

  • CSCI 183 Computer Networks (Spring 2001)

  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Fall 2001)

  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Spring 2002)

  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Fall 2002)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Spring 2003)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Fall 2003)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Spring 2004)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Fall 2004)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Fall 2005)
  • CSCI 234 Design of Internet Protocols (Spring 2007)
  • CSCI 253 Object-Oriented Design (Spring 2007)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Summer 2007)
  • CSCI 234 Design of Internet Protocols (Fall 2007)
  • CSCI 253 Object-Oriented Design (Spring 2008)
  • CSCI 232 Computer Networks (Summer 2008)
  • CSCI 234 Design of Internet Protocols (Fall 2008)
  • CSCI 253 Object-Oriented Design (Spring 2009)
     

Useful tools

  • PowerPoint Viewer (All of the notes are done in Microsoft PowerPoint. The viewer will allow the notes to be viewed on a PC without the use of a web browser. I have not been able to find a viewer for a Macintosh.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (I post a PDF version of the notes and other pertinent information. Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe.)

Personal:

I am a Washingtonian; I have lived my whole life in the Washington metropolitan area. The city of Washington is truly a wonderful city. Please visit the museums and theaters. The restaurants are diverse and wonderful. Guide to Washington, DC (courtesy of Georgetown University)

Professional:

I worked for the same company through a number of name changes for a number of years. When I started it was Univac, then Sperry, and finally Unisys. I have also worked for SAIC.  I now work (as a contractor) for the Department of Veterans AffairsMany interesting projects have fallen my way, but the most special was the Apollo program. Helping put a man on the moon was truly a mind-blowing experience. Just as thrilling was the first manned space station Skylab. Everyone should have the opportunity to participate is one magical experience.  At the current time, I feel that I am working in an area that will be the key component to the provision of medical service in the future.  The VA is supplying remote home care to veterans with a chronic illness; as of 2008, we are supporting over 32,000 patients via this protocol.

Academic:

Doctoral candidate at The George Washington University

         Major: Parallel and Distributed Computing

         Primary Minor: Software Engineering and Systems

         Secondary Minor: Computer and Communications Security

MS Computer Science: Marymount University

BS Mathematics: Georgetown University

Professional Organizations:

Association for Computing Machinery
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society

Interesting web pages:

Radio stations

WGMS classical music

WETA PBS (news and classical music)

WBIG oldies (1960s)

WASH soft rock

Mount Vernon Area (where I live)

Mount Vernon District

Mason Neck Virginia

Mount Vernon Mansion (George Washington's home)

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

Mount Vernon Chamber Orchestra Association

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Genealogy

Blankenship Family Genealogy Forum

West Virginia Genealogy

Model railroading and miniatures

Kalmbach Publishing Company

Model Railroading Sites

Dollhouse Miniatures