Greenlaw Named Dean of AASU's School of Computing
Savannah, GARay Greenlaw has been named dean of the newly created School of Computing at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Created to house the fast-growing computer science and engineering studies programs, the new school will be lead by Greenlaw, who has served as head of AASU's Department of Computer Science since its establishment in 1998. Greenlaw will continue as the regional coordinator for Yamacraw, the statewide economic development initiative to make Georgia a world leader in the design of broadband communications systems, devices, and chips.
Under Greenlaw's leadership, the computer science department grew from offering one degree program to offering two undergraduate degrees, one graduate degree, and three certificates. The number of computer science majors nearly doubled, and the number of faculty more than tripled.
Greenlaw received a B.A. in mathematics from Pomona College in 1983 and an M.S. in computer science in 1986. He received a Ph.D. in computer science in 1988 from the University of Washington. From 1989-1998 Greenlaw taught in the computer science department at the University of New Hampshire.
Greenlaw has written eleven published books and more than forty-five technical papers in the areas of computability theory, the Internet, networking, parallel computation, operating systems, statistical physics, and the World Wide Web. He has received more than 1.45 million dollars in grants and fellowships funding from ten different agencies and groups, including the National Science Foundation. He serves as a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Greenlaw's personal interests include hiking, mountain climbing, and running and racing in marathons, ultramarathons, and triathlons in the U.S. and throughout the world. Since 1988, he has completed twenty-six marathons, twenty-one ultramarathons, twelve triathlons, and numerous road races. He completed an Appalachian Trail thru-hike (all 2,169 miles of it) in 1995. Greenlaw also has climbed two of the world's seven major summits: Mount Elbrus, Russia (the highest mountain in geographical Europe) and Aconcagua, Argentina.
February 18, 2002