At Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM USA, Dr. Clark initially worked in Theoretical Physics Division working to keep laboratory computers operational and associated software stable and up to date. Subsequently after its formation James worked in the Laboratory’s Computers and Communications Division and at the USA’s Atomic Energy’s Division’, “The National Reactor Testing Station” near Idaho Falls, Idaho where Jim led the design, development, testing and maintenance of the software system for predicting the thermal dynamics and heat transfer characteristics and cooling requirements’ of the ATR (Advanced Test Reactor) which is still in operation today. This project was seminal in bring to fruition the movement from petroleum fuel-based propulsion to Nuclear Reactor Powered vessel’s in the USA Navy.
At Bell Labs Jim was in the UNIX Software Operation, which became AT&T UNIX Systems Laboratories. He held the positions of Vice President and Director of UNIX System Laboratories, and President and Director of UNIX Systems Laboratories Pacific (USLP), in Tokyo, Japan. Jim was also Executive Chairman of the Board of UNIX Systems Technologies China (USTC), a joint venture originally established by Jim Clark while at AT&T/Lucent Technologies. USTC was the first firm to legally introduce the UNIX system software into the Peoples Republic of China.
Clark has held senior executive technical and management positions in SCO Inc. as Senior VP, Vice President SCO’s Asia Pacific Operations, and President of SCO Asia business operations in the Pacific Region. SCO is famous for porting the UNIX system to the Intel Processor thus making UNIX a commodity operating system. Clark is a past Director and Chairman of the Board of the Information Communication Institute of Singapore (ICIS), software engineering collaboration established between ATT/Lucent Bell Laboratories and the Economic Development Board of Singapore for the training of telecommunications software engineers to support the growing demand in Asia Pacific for telecommunications.
Dr. Clark is a former full Professor of Data Communications & Software Engineering, at the Queensland University of Technology, and Adjunct Professor at the Information Systems Security Research Centre(sic), a government funded applications assurance and security software R&D center, located on the QUT campus in Brisbane, Australia; a Professor in the Faculty of Business, Computing Unit, at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia; a Professor at the University of Essex, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Colchester, UK; Jim held past Adjunct Professorships in several universities located near former employers . These include University of New Mexico and New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; University Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Republic of Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS); University of Technology Sydney, UTS); and Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr. Clark supports his profession by involvement in several Professional Memberships/Associations:
He is Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. Member of the IEEE and IEEE-Computer Society, the Australian Computer Society, a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society, a member of the Chinese and Oriental Language Processing Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics aka SIAM, a life member of the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Clark is a recipient of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Scholar Program, as well as recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Carnegie Foundation Scholarship. He has over 100 publications.
-PhD University of New Mexico and University of California’s Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate School Extension Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico USA.
-Master of Science in Applied Mathematics with thesis in computing, University of Idaho.
-BS Mathematics with a minor in Physics and Petroleum Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology