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Michael R. Williams Hon FCIPS

Michael R. Williams BSc, PhD, DSc

Professional Appointments:

1965 ‑ 1968     Lecturer, University of Glasgow (Scotland), Department of Computer Science

1968 ‑ 1973     Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Department of Mathematics

1970 ‑ 1973     Chairman of the Division of Computing Science, University of Calgary

1973                Visiting Professor, University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

1975                Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

1978 ‑ 1981     Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary

1981 ‑ 1982     Professor, Department of Computer Science, California State University, Chico

1985- 1997      Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

1986                Given special leave to take the appointment as Historian/Curator of Computers at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

1997-present   Appointed Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

2001- 2005      Head Curator, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California


Major Volunteer Positions

1979 - 1980: National Lecturer for the Canadian Information Processing Society

1983 - 1992 : Editorial Board of the Charles Babbage Institute (Historical Reprint Series).

1987 - 1995 : Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of the History of Computing.

1991 -  1994: History Committee of the IEEE and a member of the Board of the IEEE History Center at Rutgers University.

1994 - 1997: Member of the Executive Committee of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities.

1994- 1998: Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Computer Science Press.

1996-1999: Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE journal Annals