During Barsamian’s professional career, he worked at Raytheon, a defense and aerospace technology company, where he was one of the project leaders in the design of the first computerized air traffic control system that was later successfully applied in all US airports. He also worked as director of advanced studies at National Cash Register, where he explored the concepts of dynamic microprogramming, associative search algorithms, mathematical modeling and evolving large scale integrated technology to enhance computer performance and functionality. At Sperry Univac, Barsamian’s research department was a hub of innovation. He served as technology spokesman and was appointed co-chairman of the corporate task force on technology planning.
At UC Irvine, he has brought a valuable combination of theory and practical experience, with an intimate knowledge of cutting-edge technology. Since the early 1990s, Barsamian, on a volunteer basis, has organized and conducted colloquia on advanced electronics and information technologies.
Barsamian has made outstanding contributions to computer architecture, dynamic microprogramming, and associative search algorithms.