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MC 00429 Preliminary Inventory of the Philip J. Kiviat Papers, 1962-2010 (Bulk, 1962-1972)
This collection has not received full archival processing. It is arranged generally by type of material, with biographical material, correspondence, and other materials followed by writings by Kiviat and then writings by others. In each of these groups, material is organized chronologically.
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Kiviat, Philip J.
1.0 Linear feet
General Physical Description
2 archival boxes
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Language of Material
Received from James R. Wilson, 2011.
Papers, 1962-2010, of Philip J. Kiviat chiefly contain technical papers related to Kiviat's work in developing the GASP and SIMSCRIPT simulation languages in the 1960s and 1970s. Other papers include conference brochures, contracts, correspondence, and writings by others.
Philip J. Kiviat is a founding partner in Guerra Kiviat Inc., a federal sales consulting firm, primarily oriented to information technology. Kiviat was the first technical Director of the Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (FEDSIM) that was established by the United States Air Force in 1972. He is the author of two books on simulation programming languages (SIMSCRIPT II and GASP) and numerous technical papers. The “Kiviat Graph” is widely used in the computer hardware and software performance field, as well as in other disciplines, to portray performance patterns and distinguish modes of behavior. Kiviat has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and completed his course work for a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Southern California.
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[Identification of item], Philip J. Kiviat Papers, MC 00429, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC
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