Larry Wittie

Larry Wittie
Professor Emeritus

Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-8456
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Massively Parallel Computation, Computer Architecture, Large-Scale Simulation of Memory and Perception in Mammalian Brains.


Larry Wittie received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1973 and 1967, and his B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in 1966.


Larry Wittie leads the development of the Brain Organization Simulation System (BOSS) consisting of INIT, RUNSIM, and VIZ. BOSS can create and run brain structure learning models consisting of networks of up to hundreds of millions of neuronal elements with tens of billions of synaptic connections that pass electro-ionic signals.

Teaching Summary

CSE 230, CSE 300, CSE 320, CSE 502, CSE 511, CSE 523, CSE 524, CSE 613