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Michael A. Gray

Michael Gray

Associate Professor Emeritus Department of Computer Science

Prof. Gray received his PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University in 1968, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto in 1968-1969. In 1969-1972, he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Oregon Graduate Center in Portland, Oregon. In 1972, he took a position as a staff Consultant for Control Data Corporation in Portland where he worked in computer system consulting for the Pacific Northwest. He moved to the Arden Hills Programming Division of Control Data where he was employed as a Systems Designer from 1977-1986. In 1986-1990 he was a researcher in artificial intelligence at the Microelectronics Computer Consortium in Austin, Texas. He accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Information Systems in 1990 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. He holds the position of Emiritus Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science.


PhD, Physics, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Physics, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Physics, Auburn University

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See Also
Computer Science Department
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • IEEE


  • IEEE Computer Society


  • ACM


  • CiSe

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

  • My research interests center around scientific computation and the computing technologies that support it.  More specifically, I am interested in simulation, simulation systems, and the high performance technology that makes large simulation possible.

Work In Progress

  • There has been much interest in using a personal computer's graphics processor (graphics board) as an onboard high performance cluster system so I am currently working on an article giving a detailed discussion on how to run an application in the graphics processor.

Selected Publications

  • Sage: A New Mathematics Software System, Computing in Science and Engineering, November/December 2008, vol. 10, no. 6, pp 72-75.M
  • Multiphysics Technologies, Computing in Science and Engineering, March/April 2008, vol. 10, no. 2, pp 80-82.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Statistics, ethics, computer science, computer law, mathematics, international and single-sex education, discrimination (esp gender based), academic freedom, reproductive choice, women's voting behavior, economic equity, affirmative action, human rights

Additional Information:

Gray has served as international treasurer of Amnesty International USA. She was responsible for the finances of the 1.2 million-member worldwide organization, in which she has been involved for more than 25 years. As a lawyer and statistician, she furthers her commitment to human rights, including civil rights and women’s rights, in researching issues such as affirmative action, discrimination, clinical trials, ethical concerns in statistics, and single-sex education. Gray has also been involved in projects on human rights, statistics capacity building, and education in Iraq. She also has expertise in the areas of math education and computer science and law, and serves as a visiting professor at King's College School of Medicine in London. Gray is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. She has authored more than 80 articles and has given countless presentations on her areas of specialty, including testifying before Congress on income tax reform, affirmative action, pay equity, and women in science. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Gray, a member of the American Bar Association, is writing a book about computer law.

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