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Josiah Macy

Josiah Macy, American educator, biophysicist, mathematician.

Background

  • Macy, Josiah was born on December 17, 1924 in New York City. Son of Josiah Noel and Mary (Martin) Macy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949, Doctor of Philosophy. in Mathematics, 1954. Postgraduate Harvard, 1950-1951.

    Career

    • Staff, Research Laboratory Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951-1954. Analyst Operations Research Office, Johns Hopkins, 1954-1958. Faculty Albert Einstein College Medicine, Yeshiva U., New York City, 1958-1967, associate professor physiology, 1961-1967.

      Professor bio-mathematics and biophysics, director division biophysics science U. Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, 1967-1979. Member advising committee on computers in research and computer research study section National Institutes of Health, 1960-1966. Member biomedical library review committee National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 1973-1977.

    Works

    • Contributing author: Operations Research for Management, 1956. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 1965. Also articles. Research on theoretical models for information transfer in human groups and in central nervous system, application of hybrid analog-digital computing methods to physiological expts. and simulation.

    Membership

    Member advising committee on computers in research and computer research study section National Institutes of Health, 1960-1966. Member biomedical library review committee National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 1973-1977. Member American Mathematics Society, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Biophysics Society (member of council 1964-1967), Biometric Society, New York Academy Sciences, biomedical Engineering Society (director 1968-1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Weston Murray, September 12, 1945. Children: Barbara Weston, Josiah III, Elizabeth Martin, Ann Murray.
    • father: Josiah Noel Macy
    • mother: Mary (Martin) Macy
    • spouse: Elizabeth Weston Murray
    • children: Barbara Weston Macy
    • Josiah III Macy
    • Elizabeth Martin Macy
    • Ann Murray Macy
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    Born December 17, 1924
    Died March 25, 1979
    (aged 54)
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