Neil McGlohon


  • Ph.D in Computer Science
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Troy, NY

  • M.S. in Computer Science
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Troy, NY
      May 2016

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
      University of Oklahoma
      Norman, OK
      May 2014


  • NeMo: A Massively Parallel Discrete-Event Simulation Model for Neuromorphic Architectures
      Mark Plagge, Christopher D. Carothers, Elsa Gonsiorowski, and Neil McGlohon. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Accepted

  • Simulation and Visualization of Custom Neuromorphic Hardware using NeMo
      Mark Plagge, Neil McGlohon, Caitlin Ross, and Christopher D. Carothers. Neuromorphic Computing Symposium on Architectures, Models, and Applicaitons, July 2017, Oak Ridge, USA
  • Distributed Semi-Stochastic Optimization with Quantization Refinement
      Neil McGlohon and Stacy Patterson. American Control Conference 2016, Boston, USA

  • Optimal k-Leader Selection for Coherence and Convergence Rate in One-Dimensional Networks
      Stacy Patterson, Neil McGlohon, and Kirill Dyagilev. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, January 2016

  • Efficient, Optimal k-Leader Selection for Coherent, One-Dimensional Formations
      Stacy Patterson, Neil McGlohon, and Kirill Dyagilev. European Control Conference 2015, Linz, Austria


  • Cisco Meraki. Software Engineering Intern: Summer 2017
    • Research and Development of a Lockless, Thread-safe HashTable for use in the Linux Kernel modules on Meraki MR Access Points.
    • Used Read-Copy-Update (RCU) and Reletivistic Programming techniques to allow for simultaneous read and write operations.
    • Submitted primary work to public Click Modular Router repository.

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Research Assistant: Fall 2014 - Present
    Advisor: Dr. Christopher Carothers
    • Fufilled duties as a research assistant with the SuperNeuro research group, developing models for simulation of neurmorphic systems and associated software.
    • Primary area of research: High Performance/Parallel Computing
    • Other areas of interest: Distributed Computing, Machine Learning

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Teaching Assistant - Computer Science 1: Fall 2014
    Professor: Dr. Sibel Adali
    • Acted as support to professor in course. Worked in a group of seven other teaching assistants.
    • Duties included facilitating two lab discussion sessions a week, hosting office hours, grading homeworks and exams, and monitoring and responding to questions on the course forum.

  • University of Oklahoma. Research Assistant: May 2012 -- May 2014
    Advisor: Dr. Sheena Murphy
    • Continued REU research, performing a closer inspection of electrical transport properties of antimony measured at cold temperatures.
    • Worked on developing and refining a method for measuring differential conductance of a material – allowing for a greater understanding of the interface between a topological insulator and a superconductor.

  • University of Oklahoma. National Science Foundation REU: Summer 2012, 2013
    Advisor: Dr. Sheena Murphy
    • Participated in condensed matter physics research and analysis under an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) grant from advisor.
    • Worked alongside graduate students in a laboratory environment.
    • Performed data collection, statistical interpretation of collected data, and utilized software associated with analysis of collected data (Mathematica, LabVIEW).
    • Participated in metal workshop course to qualify for use of the student shop in fabricating parts for laboratory equipment.

Other Experience

  • Senior Capstone Research Project
    • The final year of undergraduate work in the physics department of the University of Oklahoma was spent participating in a final research project overseen by faculty members Dr. Sheena Murphy and Dr. Matthew Johnson. Continued on work performed over my two summer REUs and other research conducted during the school terms. Presentations were given and critiqued by advisors and students over the course of the project.
  • The Oklahoma Daily, The University of Oklahoma. Editor of Photography, Photographer: Aug 2009 -- May 2011
    • Participated as active member of editorial board for the newspaper. Managed staff of photographers, utilized time management and decision making to meet firm deadlines.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, OK. Educator June 2006 -- May 2011
    • Conducted and developed teaching material for live science presentations. Helped staff overnight events, which included facilitating science-based projects for children and their parents.