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Computer science educator

Ronald William Colman, American computer science educator. With United States Navy, 1948-1952.


Colman, Ronald William was born on September 13, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of William Maynard Colman and Edna Eliza (Halford) Smith.


Bachelor in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1976.


Electronics technical, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California, 1952-1953; staff specialist, Western Electric Company. New York City, 1957-1958; associate mathematics, Burroughs Corporation, Pasadena, California, 1958-1960; senior computer analyst, Beckman Instruments, Inc., Fullerton, California, 1960-1962; manager Los Angeles district, Digital Equipment Corporation, Los Angeles, 1962-1964; chairman computer science, California State University, Fullerton, 1964-1980; professor computer science, California State University, Northridge, 1980-1989; partner, Windward Ventures, Venice, California. Chairman session on heuristic search International Joint Conference on ArtificialIntelligence, Stanford, 1973.

Chairman national symposium on computer science education Association Computing Machinery, Anaheim, California, 1976. Chairman registration National Computer Conference, Anaheim, 1978, 80.


With United States Navy, 1948-1952.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, opera, scuba diving.


William Maynard Colman Smith

Edna Eliza (Halford) Smith