Mr. Allyn Shell

Computer Science

Personal Bio

Allyn Shell is a computer scientist and educator. He has built simulators and ground stations for NASA contractors for the past 25 years, including 10 years of working with contractors in the area of missile defense. Allyn has taught seminars in Introductory Ada, Introductory C++, Advanced C++, Object Oriented Software Development, Introduction to Java, and Management of Ada Software Development.

Allyn is author of the NASA/GSFC Standard Ada Pretty Printer (NASA/GSFC DSTL-88-003, May 1988) and is the co-author of the Ada Style Guide (NASA/GSFC SEL-87-002, May 1987). Recently, he authored the paper, “RISC Hardware and Simplified Software, Part 1: the Hardware.” He currently is writing “RISC Hardware and Simplified Software, Part 2: the Software.”

Allyn has four U.S. patents, as well as an EPO (European patent application) for a Multi-Level Marketing Computer Network Server (US Patents #6134533, 6415265, 6408281, 6691093 and EPO Patent Application # 97119108.5).

Education History

  • B S Applied Physics, Michigan Technological University
  • M S Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Senior Principal Systems Engineer, (Retired), ASRC