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Computer scientist , computer company executive

Charles M. Geschke, American Computer scientist, computer company executive. Achievements include research in programming languages; machine design for efficient emulation of higher level languages; computer imagingand graphics. Member National Academy of Engineering, Association Computer Mathematics Mathematics Association American.


Geschke, Charles M. was born on September 11, 1939 in Cleveland.


Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Xavier University, 1962. Master of Science in Mathematics, Xavier University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972.


Instructor mathematics John Carroll University, 1963—1968. Research scientist computer science Laboratory Palo Alto Research Center, Xerox Corporation, 1972—1980, manager Imaging Science Laboratory, 1980—1987. Co-founder Adobe Systems Inc., Mountain View, California, 1982, president, chairman board, 1987—2000, co-chairman board, since 2000.

Board directors Rambus, Inc., Tableau Software. Computer science advisory board Carnegie-Mellon University, Princeton University. Member Government-University Industry Research Roundtable National Academy of Sciences.


  • Achievements include research in programming languages. Machine design for efficient emulation of higher level languages. Computer imaging and graphics.


Board governors San Francisco Symphony. Board trustees University San Francisco. Board member Commonwealth Club California, Egan Maritime Foundation, National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, Nantucket Boys & Girls Club.

Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member: National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (honorary), Mathematics Association American, Association Computer Mathematics.


Married, 1964; 3 children.