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  • 240 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS, FEBRUARY 1971

    Contributors

    Harry C. Andrews (S'66-M'68) was born in Glen-dale, Calif., on May 7, 1943. He received the B.S.degree in electrical engineering from StanfordUniversity, Stanford, Calif., in 1964, and theM.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineeringfrom the University of Southern California, LosAngeles, in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

    He worked part time as a Hughes Master'sFellow at Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, Calif.He is now an Assistant Professor in the Depart-ment of Electrical Engineering, University of

    Southern California. He has written many articles in the area ofbandwidthcompression and image coding. He is the author of Computer Techniquesin Image Processing (Academic Press, 1970). He is currently a Consultantwith the ITT Electrophysics Laboratories, Inc., Hyattsville, Md.

    Dr. Andrews is a member ofTau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.

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    Ronald V. Book was born in Los Angeles, Calif.,on March 5, 1937. He received the B.A. degree inphysics from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, in1958, the M.A.T. degree in 1960, the M.A. degreein mathematics in 1964, both from WesleyanUniversity, Middleton, Conn., and the Ph.D.degree in applied mathematics from Harvard Uni-

    _ versity, Cambridge, Mass., in 1969.He has taught in the Departments of Mathe-

    matics of Winchester High School, Winchester,Mass., from 1960 to 1962, State College at

    Boston, Boston, Mass., from 1965 to 1966. Boston College, Chestnut Hill,Mass., from 1967 to 1969, and is presently an Assistant Professor of Com-puter Science at Harvard University. His current research interests includeformal language theory, computational complexity, and the theory ofabstract automata.

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    Kenneth L. Caspari (S'60-M'62) was born in OakPark, Ill., in 1938. He received the B.S. degreefrom Texas Technological College, Lubbock, in1961, and the M.S. degree from Johns HopkinsUniversity, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1969, bothin electrical engineering.

    He was employed by Westinghouse ElectricK, Corporation in the Information Systems Group

    of the Defense and Space. Center as a SystemsAnalyst, and later by the Ocean Research andEngineering Laboratory of Westinghouse as an

    Electronics Engineer. He is currently Senior Electronic Engineer of theEngineering Laboratory of ITT Electrophysics Laboratories, Inc.,Hyattsville, Md.

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    Donald L. Dietmeyer (S'52-M'58) was born inWausau, Wis., on November 20, 1932. He re-ceived the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees inelectrical engineering from the University ofWisconsin, Madison, in 1954, 1955, and 1959,respectively.

    He joined the Department of Electrical Engi-neering at the University of Wisconsin in 1958where he is currently a Professor. His teachinghas been in the fields of electronics, logic design,and switching theory. During the summers of

    1959 and 1961, he worked with the Systems Research Department of theBell Telephone Labs, Murray Hill, N. J., on a systems simulation program.A fourteen month leave from the University of Wisconsin during 1963-1964 was spent with the Logic Automation Department of IBM, Pough-keepsie, N. Y., where he worked on programs to automate logic design

    procedures, and the generation and maintenance of supporting docu-mentation.

    Dr. Dietmeyer is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi,and the Association for Computing Machinery.

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    Shimon Even (S'60 M'61) was born in Ramat-Gan, Israel, on June 15, 1935. He received theB.S. degree in electrical engineering from theTechnion, Haifa, Israel, in 1959, the M.A. degree.in mathematics from the University of NorthCarolina, Chapel Hill, in 1961, and the Ph.D.degree in applied mathematics from HarvardUniversity, Cambridge, Mass., in 1963.

    While studying at the University of NorthCarolina, he was a Laboratory Assistant in theDepartment of Physics and a Research Engineer

    in the Computation Center of the University. While studying at Harvard,he was a Research Assistant in the Computation Laboratory and a Teach-ing Fellow. From January 1963 to September 1964, he was a ResearchStaff Member of Sperry Rand Research Center, Sudbury, Mass., and aLecturer at Harvard University. From October 1964 to August 1967, hewas first a Lecturer and later a Senior Lecturer in the Department ofMathematics of the Technion, and a Consultant to the Elron and ElbitElectronic Industries in Israel. From September 1967 to September 1969,he was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he taught andresearched in finite automata theory and graph theory; during this periodhe was a Consultant of Sperry Rand Research Center and of AppliedData Research. Since October 1969 he has been an Associate Professor inthe Department of Applied Mathematics of the Weizmann Institute ofScience, Rehovot, Israel, where he heads the computer.science study pro-gram. His current interest and research effort is in algorithmic graphtheory.

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    Keinosuke Fukunaga (M'66) was born in Himeji-shi, Japan, on July 23, 1930. He received the B.S.degree in electrical engineering from KyotoUniversity, Japan, in 1953, the M.S.E.E. degreefrom the University of Pennsylvania, Phila-delphia, in 1959, and the Ph.D. degree fromKyoto University, Japan, in 1962.

    From 1953 to 1957 he was with the CentralResearch Labs. of Mitsubishi Electric Company,Japan, where he performed systems analysis onautomatic control systems. From 1957 to 1959 he

    was with the Moore School, University of Pennsylvania, working in thefield of switching theory. From 1959 to 1966 he was with the MitsubishiElectric Company, first with the Central Research Labs., working oncomputer applications in control systems, and then with the ComputerDivision, where he was in charge of hardware development. Since 1966 hehas been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue Uni-versity, Lafayette, Ind. During the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969 heworked with IBM, Endicott, N. Y., and Rochester, Minn. His interestsinclude pattern recognition and pattern processing.

    Dr. Fukunaga is a member of Eta Kappa Nu.

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    S. Erol Gelenbe was born in Istanbul, Turkey, onAugust 22, 1945. He received the B.S.E.E. degreefrom the Middle East Technical University, An-kara, Turkey, in June 1966, and in the fall of thesame year started graduate studies at the Poly-technic Institute ofBrooklyn, Brooklyn, N. Y. Hecompleted the requirements for the M.S. andPh.D. degrees at the Institute in 1967 and 1969,respectively, majoring in computer science withminors in mathematics and control theory.

    During the academic year 1969-70, he was

  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of thePolytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he taught graduate courses inFormal Languages and Switching and Automata Theory, and an under-graduate course on Algorithmic Processes. In the summer of 1970 he waswith the Philips Research Laboratories, Waalre, Netherlands, working ondynamic storage allocation. He is presently an Assistant Professor in theComputer, Information and Control Engineering Program and theDepartment of Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann

    v Arbor. His research interests are in the analysis of algorithms, the theoryof formal languages and automata, and in stochastic systems.

    Sheila A. Greibach was born in New York, N. Y., on October 6, 1939.She received the A.B. degree summa cum laude from Radcliffe College,Cambridge, Mass., in June 1960 and the Ph.D. in applied mathematicsfrom Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., in June 1963. She was a NSFGraduate Fellow from 1960 to 1963.

    She was an Instructor from 1963 to 1965 and an Assistant Professorfrom 1965 to 1969 in the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics ofHarvard University. She is presently an Associate Professor in the Depart-ment of Systems Science of the University of California at Los Angeles.Her present research and teaching interests include automata theory,formal languages, and the theory of computational complexity.

    Dr. Greibach is a member of the American Mathematical Society, theAssociation of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Auto-mata and Computability Theory, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigmna Xi.

    Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse was born in Warsaw,Poland, on April 3, 1942. He received the M.S.degree in electrical engineering from the TechnicalUniversity of Poznan, Poland, in 1964, the M.S.degree in mathematics from the University ofWroclaw, Poland, in 1967, and the Dr. Eng.degree from the Technical University of Poznan,in 1969.

    In 1964, hejoined the Department of Electrical.. _ :_ ....Engineering of the Technical University of Poz-

    nan as a Research and Teaching Assistant. Hiscurrent interests include mathematical theory of automata.

    Dr. Grzymala-Busse is a member of the Polish Society for Theoreticaland Applied Electrotechnics, the Polish Cybernetical Society, the PolishMathematical Society, and the Poznan Society of Friends of Arts andSciences.

    Rolland R. Hackbart (S'67-M'69) was born inMadison, Wis., on December 9, 1944. He receivedthe B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineeringfrom the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in1967 and 1969, respectively.

    Since February 1969 he has been with ACElectronics, Division of General Motors, Mil-waukee, Wis., as a Project Engineer in the DigitalEquipment Engineering'Department. He is cur-rently engaged in -minicomputer design anddevelopment.

    Mr. Hackbart is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and PhiKappa Phi.

    James L. Melsa (S'60-M'65) received the B.S.degree from Iowa State University, Ames, in1960, and the Ph.D. degree from the UniversityofArizona, Tucson, in 1965.

    He was Assistant Professor of ElectricalEngineering, University of Arizona, and a mem-ber of t

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