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Computer science educator

Oscar Nicolas Garcia, American computer science educator.


Garcia, Oscar Nicolas was born on September 10, 1936 in Havana, Cuba. Son of Oscar Vicente and Leonor (Hernandez) Garcia.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1961. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1964. PhDEE, University Maryland, College Park, 1969.


Engineer International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Endicott, New York, 1962-1963. Assistant professor Old Dominion University, 1963-1966, associate professor, 1969-1970. Research assistant, instructor University Maryland, 1966-1969.

Associate professor University South Florida, Tampa, 1970-1975, professor computer science, chairman department, 1975-1985. Professor department electrical engineering and computer science George Washington University, Washington, 1985-1995. Distinguished NCR professor Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1995—2003, chairman department computer science and engineering, 1995—2003.

Founding dean College Engineering University North Texas, Denton, 2003—2008, professor electrical engineering, since 2008. Director interactive system program in information, robotics and intelligent system division Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, Intergovtl. Personnel Act, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1992-1994.

Consultant and lecturer in field.


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (board directors 1984-1985, since 2005, member United States activities board 1984, Professional Leadership award 1991, Richard M. Emberson award 1994), Computer Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (president 1981-1983, awards committee chairman 2002-2003, board governors 2003^, secretary board governors 2003-2004, Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service award 1988, Meritorious Service award 1991), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Association Computing Machinery, American Society Engineering Education, American Association Artificial Intelligence, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Diane Ford Journigan, September 9, 1962. Children: Flora, Virginia.

Oscar Vicente Garcia

Leonor (Hernandez) Garcia

Diane Ford Journigan

Flora Garcia

Virginia Garcia