William Feild

Visiting Instructor

Biography

Visiting Instructor with more than 35 years experience in the Computer Science field. Over 15 years as a civilian (holding a TS/SCI SBBI security clearance) with for the US Southern Command as an Operations Research Systems Analyst (ORSA), serving as Chief of Modeling and Simulations. Almost 10 years with Northrop Grumman IT as a Lead Software Systems Engineer. Founder of Game Systems, Inc., an award-winning e-gaming business, producers of Middle-earth Play-By-Mail – a GAMA/ORIGINS Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame game – for over 23 years. Areas of research interest include neural networks, artificial intelligence, game design and modeling and simulation.

Honors and Awards

  • Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, May 2015
  • Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, September 2010
  • Best Play-By-Mail Game: Middle-earth Play-By-Mail, August 1998

Research and Educational Interests

Areas of research interest include neural networks, artificial intelligence, game design and modeling and simulation.

Background Education

ABD, Computer Science, Florida International University
1989 M.S., Computer Science, Florida International University
1985 B.S., Computer Science (Minor-Philosophy), Florida International University

Selected Publications

  • W.B. Feild Jr, G. Fraguio, J.K. Navlakha, M.A. Weiss. Expert Systems and Music. Advances in Artificial Intelligence Research, Volume II, JAI Press, 1992.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, J.K. Navlakha. Choosing Non-random Input Exemplars to Form Stable States in a Transputer-based Hopfield Neural Network. The International Journal of Mini and Microcomputers, ACTA Press, 1990.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, P.G. Stassun. Perils on the Sea of Rhûn. Middle-earth Role Playing™ Series #8110, Iron Crown Enterprises Inc., 1989.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, J.K. Navlakha, N. Rishe. Towards A Semantic Binary Connectionist Network: Hybrid Expert System Design. Sixth International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conference – Expert Systems Theory & Applications, Los Angeles CA, December 14, 1989.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, J.K. Navlakha. Implementation of Hopfield Networks in Occam. Design & Elektronik, Issue 6, Munich, FRG March 21, 1989.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, J.K. Navlakha. On Choosing Non-random Input Exemplars for Stable States in Hopfield Neural Nets. The International Conference on Computing and Information (ICCI) Proceedings, Volume 2, Toronto, ONT Canada, May 1989.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, G. Fraguio, J.K. Navlakha, M.A. Weiss. Smart Computer-Assisted Music: Translating Piano Music to Guitar chords. Florida International University School of Computer Science Technical Report, 1992.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, G. Fraguio, J.K. Navlakha, M.A. Weiss. Expert Systems and Music: Translating Piano Music to Guitar chords. The 2nd Annual Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium (FLAIRS) Proceedings, Orlando, FL, April 1989.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, J.K. Navlakha. Transputer Implementation of Hopfield Neural Network. The International Society for Mini and Microcomputers Conference (ISMM) Proceedings, Miami, FL, December 1988.
  • W.B. Feild Jr, D. Klein, Q. Li. Development of an Occam Support Library. The 3rd US Occam User Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 1987.
  • Q. Li, W.B. Feild Jr, D. Klein. Channel Design Primitives in Occam. The 3rd US Occam User Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 1987.
  • Q. Li, W.B. Feild Jr, D. Klein. A Method for Solving Linear Equations on a Transputer System. The 3rd US Occam User Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 1987.
  • Q. Li, W.B. Feild Jr, D. Klein. Implementation of a Transputer Ring Network and a Deadlock Prevention Algorithm. The 3rd US Occam User Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 1987.
  • D. Klein, W.B. Feild Jr, Q. Li. Exploring One Aspect of Parallelism in Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Residue Arithmetic. In The 3rd US Occam User Group Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 1987.