Todd M. Bezenek

I am currently looking for work. If you would like a copy of my resume, please send email to bezenek at I also read my mail at bezenek at, but not as often.

The new C++ standard has been announced. It is currently being called C++0x, and you can find information here.

I left the University of Wisconsin Computer Sciences Department in December of 2001.  While there, I studied computer architecture as a post-graduate for six years, and was active in research for four years.  I left with everything but the dissertation for personal reasons.

My research focus was understanding program behavior and how knowledge of it can be applied in making architectural decisions.  In particular, I studied the workload phase behavior.  At the time I started this work (1998), I often could not convince a fellow architect the idea was interesting.  I am now happy to see the study and application of program phase behavior has been moved forward by many talented people--to the point where it is treated as a known fact.

Here is a copy of Gene Amdahl's Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, October 11, 1951.  It is titled The Logical Design of an Intermediate Speed Digital Computer.  The design described in the thesis was constructed at UW from 1952 to 1955.  The floating-point unit was added in 1957.  The computer--aptly named WISC, or Wisconsin Integrally Synchronized Computer--provided digital computing capabilities for both instructional and research use.  WISC was retired in 1962, due to the cost of preventive maintenance and the recent arrival of a new IBM 1620.

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Here are some quotes I collected over the years:

She looked for something that each student did well, instead of looking for faults.

-- Dr. Vern Bennett, former Director of the Fargo Public Schools, in his eulogy during my grandmother's funeral.  She taught grade school for 37 years, before retiring in 1974.

This one is from Professor Charles Dyer's .plan file.  As I was his teaching assistant at one time, at which I noticed it.  President Coolidge was not an academic, but I agree with his ideas:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-- Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States of America

Todd M. Bezenek

889 S. Winchester Blvd, #86
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