Dr. York’s educational background includes the A.B. in mathematics from Brandeis University, the M.S. in management from MIT, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He has held industrial research positions at the IBM Research Labs in San Jose, CA and at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Artificial Intelligence Technology Center in Hudson, Massachusetts. Currently a professor of computer science at Portland State University, Dr. York has research publications in several areas of computer science, including computer vision, expert systems, software engineering, computer assistance for persons with disabilities, parallel computation, crystallographic computations, computational physics, and neural networks. His current research interest is in the development of parallel algorithms for advanced scientific computations, with emphasis on evolutionary, algebraic and combinatorial computations. Dr. York has served on a number of national boards and
advisory committees, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Computing Research Association (CRA), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Board.