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Computer science educator

Richard Francis Walters, American Computer science educator.

Background

Walters, Richard Francis was born on August 30, 1930 in Teleajen, Romania. Son of Ray Pearce and Gertrude (Gravett) Walters.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1952. Master of Arts, University Wyoming, Laramie, 1953. Diplome superieur en science naturelles, University Bordeaux, France, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, California, 1957.

Career

Geologist, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Los Angeles, 1956-1960; subsurface geologist, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Chico, California, 1960-1963; senior subsurface geologist, Humble Oil and Refining Company, New Orleans, 1963-1966; senior research geologist, Esso Production Research Company, Houston, Texas, 1966-1967; lecturer computer science, University of California, Davis, 1967-1968; assistant professor medical education and biomedical engineering, University of California, Davis, 1968-1973; associate professor medical education and biomedical engineering, University of California, Davis, 1973-1978; associate professor community health, University of California, Davis, 1978-1979; professor community health, University of California, Davis, 1979-1983; professor electrical and computer engineering, University of California, Davis, 1980-1983; professor, chair division computer science, University of California, Davis, since 1983; professor family practice, University of California, Davis, 1984-1996; professor medical informatics, University of California, Davis, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editorial consultant Society for Computer Simulations, 1970-1976. Editorial review board member Journal of Computer Based Instruction, 1975-1989, Medical Informatics, since 1977, MUMPS Users' Group Quarterly, since 1981, Computers in Biology and Medicine, since 1982, Doctor of Medicine Computing, 1985-1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Geological Society, American College Medical Informatics. Member American Arbitration Association Computing Machinery (member special interest group on programming languages since 1980, since 1974, member special interest group on management data base, 1981), MUMPS Users' Group (vice chairman 1974-1975, chairman 1975-1977, 81-83, development committee chairman 1977-1979, 80-82, honorary life member Europe and Japan), American Association Medical Systems and Informatics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), University California Davis Emeritus Association (president 2006-2008).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: music.

Connections

Married Shipley Newlin, August 30, 1952. Children: Leslie Walters Tuomi, David Todd.

father:
Ray Pearce Walters

mother:
Gertrude (Gravett) Walters

spouse:
Shipley Newlin

children:
Leslie Walters Tuomi Walters

David Todd Walters