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George Kozmetsky, American Computer science educator. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart; recipient of National Medal of Technology, National Science Foundation, 1993.


Kozmetsky, George was born on October 5, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of George and Nadya (Omelan) Kozmetsky.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1938. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947. DCCS, Harvard University, 1957.


Instructor, Harvard University, 1947-1950;assistant professor, Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1950-1952;member technical staff, Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, 1952-1954;director computer, controls laboratory, Litton Company, Los Angeles, 1954-1959;vice president, assistant general manager electronic equipment division, Litton Company, 1959-1960;executive vice president, Teledyne Corporation, Beverly Hills, California, 1960-1966;professor management and computer science, dean, College Business Administration and Graduate School Business, University Texas at Austin, 1966-1982;executive associate for economics affairs university system, College Business Administration and Graduate School Business, University Texas at Austin, since 1966. Leatherbee lecturer Harvard University, 1967. Visiting scholar U. Washington, 1968, Walker-Ames professor, 1970.


  • In 1993 he received the National Medal of Technology Award from President Bill Clinton.



With Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Institute Management Science (Chairman of the Board, president), Association Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, British Interplanetary Society, American Society Oceanography.


Married Ronya Keosiff, November 5, 1943. Children: Gregory Allen, Nadya Anne (Mistress Michael Scott).

George Kozmetsky

Nadya (Omelan) Kozmetsky

Ronya Keosiff

Gregory Allen Kozmetsky

Nadya Anne Kozmetsky (Mistress Michael Scott)