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William Roy Franta

William Roy Franta, American former computer science educator, investment executive. Grant, National Science Foundation, 1979-1981. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Institute Management Science.

Background

  • Franta, William Roy was born on May 21, 1942 in St. Paul. Son of Roy Andrew and Helen Aleta (Nicholson) Franta.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1964. Master of Science, University Minnesota, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1970.

    Career

    • Assistant professor computer science University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1970—1976, associate professor, 1976—1981, professor, 1981—1984. Associate director University Computer Center, 1976—1980. Co-director Microelectronic and Information Science Center, 1980—1981, associate director, 1981—1982.

      Member computer advisory committee Science Museum, Minnesota, since 1981. Member technical advisory committee 1st Midwest Capital Corporation, 1981, vice president, 1980—1983, president, 1983—1985. Treasurer ADC Telecommunications, since 1985.

      Vice president Network Systems Corporation, since 1986.

    Works

    • Author: The Process View of Simulation, 1977. Co-author (with I. Chlamtac): Local Networks: Motivation, Technology, Performance, 1981. Co-author: (with others) Formal Methods of Program Verification and Specification, 1981.

      Contributor scientific papers.

    Membership

    Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Institute Management Science.

    Connections

    • father: Roy Andrew Franta
    • mother: Helen Aleta (Nicholson) Franta
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    Born May 21, 1942
    (age 75)
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    • 1964
      University Minnesota
    • 1966
      University Minnesota
    • 1970
      University Minnesota
    • 1970 - 1976
      Assistant, professor computer science University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      associate, director University Computer Center
    • 1981
      member, computer advisory committee Science Museum
      Minnesota, United States
    • 1985
      treasurer, ADC Telecommunications
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