Bernard P. Zeigler Papers 1962-2017

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Zeigler, Bernard P., 1940-
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1.19 gigabytes (Technical reports, articles, book manuscript files, presentations, related materials)
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MC 00542

The Bernard P. Zeigler Papers, 1962-2017, consists of files containing technical reports and early journal articles from when Zeigler was a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan. It also includes files from unpublished books, as well as presentations and related materials.

Bernard P. Zeigler is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. In 1962, he received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, and a Ph.D. in Computer/Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan in 1968. Zeigler is best known for his theoretical work concerning modeling and simulation performed according to general systems theory, and is well published in his field. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Michigan (1969-1975, 1980-1981), the Weizmann Institute in Israel (1975-1980), Wayne State University (1981-1984), The University of Arizona (1985-2010), and Arizona State University (2005-2008). While in Arizona, Zeigler served as Co-Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation (ACIMS). He is currently affiliated with the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I Center) at George Mason University and is also the Chief Scientist at RTSync Corp.

Biographical/historical note

Bernard P. Zeigler is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. In 1962, he received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, and a Ph.D. in Computer/Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan in 1968. Zeigler is best known for his theoretical work concerning modeling and simulation performed according to general systems theory, and is well published in his field. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Michigan (1969-1975, 1980-1981), the Weizmann Institute in Israel (1975-1980), Wayne State University (1981-1984), The University of Arizona (1985-2010), and Arizona State University (2005-2008). While in Arizona, Zeigler served as Co-Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation (ACIMS). He is currently affiliated with the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I Center) at George Mason University and is also the Chief Scientist at RTSync Corp.

Scope/content

The Bernard P. Zeigler Papers, 1962-2017, consists of files containing technical reports and early journal articles from when Zeigler was a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan. It also includes files from unpublished books, as well as presentations and related materials.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in the order received.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard P. Zeigler Papers, MC 00542, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

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Source of acquisition

Gift of Bernard P. Zeigler, 2014-2017 (Accession nos. 2014.0267, 2016.0057, 2016.0307, and 2017.0009)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer and Jessica Serrao, June 2015; machine-readable finding aid by: Gwynn Thayer and Jessica Serrao, June 2015; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 April; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2017 January. Additions made by Gwynn Thayer May 2020. Digital materials processed by Matthew Fioti, 2021 September.

Technical Report: "Towards a Formal Theory of Modelling and Simulation.I" (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1970 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Towards a Formal Theory of Modelling and Simulation.II" (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1971 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Towards a Formal Theory of Modelling and Simulation.II" (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1971
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"Systems Simulateable by the Digital Computer Part I Discrete Event Representable Models" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1977 (2014.0267)
"Systems Simulateable by the Digital Computer Part I Discrete Event Representable Models" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1977
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"A Note on Series Parallel Irreducibility" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1969? (2014.0267)
"A Note on Series Parallel Irreducibility" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1969
Size: 190 Kilobytes; 1 File

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Technical Report: "On the Feedback Complexity of Automata" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1969 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "On the Feedback Complexity of Automata" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1969
Size: 8 Megabytes; 1 File

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Technical Report: "Decompositions of Automata using Normal Submonoids," by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1967 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Decompositions of Automata using Normal Submonoids," by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1967
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"A Note on System Modelling, Aggregation, and Reductionism," by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1970 (2014.0267)
"A Note on System Modelling, Aggregation, and Reductionism," by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1970
Size: 305 Kilobytes; 1 File

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Technical Report: "Computer Simulation of a Living Cell: Multilevel Control Systems" by Roger Weinberg and Bernard Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1969 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Computer Simulation of a Living Cell: Multilevel Control Systems" by Roger Weinberg and Bernard Zeigler 1969
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"The Hierarchy of System Specifications and the Problem of Structural Inference" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1976 (2014.0267)
"The Hierarchy of System Specifications and the Problem of Structural Inference" by Zeigler 1976
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Technical Report: "Degenerate Automata: Some Relationships Involving Semigroup Order and Regular Events" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1966 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Degenerate Automata: Some Relationships Involving Semigroup Order and Regular Events" by Zeigler 1966
Size: 2 Megabytes; 1 File

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"Canonical Realization of a General Time Systems" by Zeigler (Communicated by John M. Richardson) (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1977 (2014.0267)
"Canonical Realization of a General Time Systems" by Zeigler (Communicated by John M. Richardson) 1977
Size: 453 Kilobytes; 1 File

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Technical Report: "Proof of a Conjecture by A. W. Burks and H. Wang: Some Relationships Between Net Cycles and States Cycles" by Zeigler (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1970 (2014.0267)
Technical Report: "Proof of a Conjecture by A. W. Burks and H. Wang: Some Relationships Between Net Cycles and States Cycles" by Zeigler 1970
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"Formalization and Confirmation of the Boyd-Epley Operating System Model" by Bernard Zeigler and Daniel Ewenczyk (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1977 (2014.0267)
"Formalization and Confirmation of the Boyd-Epley Operating System Model" by Bernard Zeigler and Daniel Ewenczyk 1977
Size: 1 Megabyte; 1 File

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Logic of Computers Group (Technical Report #165: Analysis of a Base Model and a Lumped Model of a Network of Neurons) 1975 (2014.0267)
Logic of Computers Group (Technical Report #165: Analysis of a Base Model and a Lumped Model of a Network of Neurons) 1975
Size: 3 Megabytes; 1 File

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Technical Report #168: "Alternative Formalisms for Bio- and Eco-System Modelling" by Zeigler and Andrew G. Barto (from Zeigler's years as a graduate student and assistant professor at the University of Michigan) 1975 (2014.0267)
Technical Report #168: "Alternative Formalisms for Bio- and Eco-System Modelling" by Zeigler and Andrew G. Barto 1975
Size: 2 Megabytes; 1 File

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Files are arranged as received.

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Group photograph from NATO Advanced Study Institute; "Simulation & Model-Based Methodologies: An Integrative View" 1982 (2016.0057)
Size: 1 file; 345 Kilobytes
ActiveBook (entire folder) : Exploring the application of activity concepts developed in the DEVS formalism to modeling of complex adaptive systems. 2005-2011 (2016.0307)
Size: 19 files; 2.6 megabytes
DevsBook (entire folder): Collection of short descriptions of DEVS concepts organized as chapters in a book. 2005-2011 (2016.0307)
Size: 75 files; 58 megabytes
EventSetMonograph (entire folder): an unpublished monograph on a concept of sets of events and how to manipulate them. 2005-2011 (2016.0307)
Size: 50 files; 18 megabytes
Devs Neuron (Powerpoint): DEVS models of neurons from the perspective of a racetrack analogy. 2005-2011 (2016.0307)
Size: 1 file; 83 Kilobytes
Discrete Events (Powerpoint): An outline of a concept for a book series covering various applications of DEVS. 2005-2011 (2016.0307)
Size: 1 file; 35 Kilobytes
Two reviews of Ziegler's 1976 book, Theory of Modelling and Simulation (Jack P. C. Kleijnen and Harold Joseph Highland) (Simuletter) 1977 (2017.0009)
Size: 2 files; 426 Kilobytes
Winter Simulation Conference 2017 (Presentation): Why should we develop simulation models in pairs?, .MOV file December 2017 (2018.0336)
Size: 1 Electronic file transfer (email/ETC); 1 File; 1 gigabyte

Digital copy exists. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard P. Zeigler Papers, MC 00542, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.