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educator , Computer software company executive

Gerald John Popek, American computer software company executive, educator. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1972-1978.

Background

Popek, Gerald John was born on September 22, 1946 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph John Popek.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1968. Master of Science, Harvard University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1972.

Career

Vice president Palyn Associates, San Jose, California, 1978-1983. Director Center for Experimental Computer Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1981-1984. Professor computer science University of California at Los Angeles, from 1973.

Chief executive officer Locus Computing Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1982-1987, chairman, 1982-1995. Chief technical officer Platinum Technology Inc., 1995-1999, CarsDirect.com, 1999-2000, NetZero, from 2000. Board directors Palyn Associates, San Jose.

Membership

Served to captain United States Air Force, 1972-1978.

Connections

Married Paulene Bunker. Children: Sarah, Darren.

father:
Joseph John Popek Popek

spouse:
Paulene Bunker

child:
Sarah Popek

child:
Darren Popek