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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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Contact Info
(202) 885-1430 (Office)

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See Also
Computer Science Department
Personal Website

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • IEEE


  • IEEE Computer Society


  • ACM


  • CiSe

    Technologies Editor

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: Simulation, scientific computation, computational physics

Additional Information:   Michael A. Gray is the technologies department editor for Computing in Science and Engineering.His most recent publication is "Getting Started with GPU Programming: Step-By-Step with a Mac" in Computing in Science and Engineering (June/July 2009). He has written several publications in the last two years on topics in scientific computing and computational physics.

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