Academic journal article Journal of Information Systems Education

IS Community Mourns the Loss of Professor Paul Gray

Academic journal article Journal of Information Systems Education

IS Community Mourns the Loss of Professor Paul Gray

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Paul Gray, professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and JISE Senior Advisor, died on May 10 from injuries suffered in a car crash. He was 81. He was the founding chair of the School of Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University, which is also the home of the Paul Gray PC Museum. Professor Gray was the author/editor of 16 books and authored over 160 journal articles and was known for three "first papers": in crime in transportation, in telecommuting, and in group decision support systems.

Gray was born in Vienna, Austria in 1930, and came to New York City in 1938. He earned a bachelor's degree from New York University (mathematics, '50), master's degrees from the University of Michigan (mathematics, '54) and Purdue University (electrical engineering, '62), and a PhD from Stanford University (operations research, '68).

Prior to his academic career, he worked for 18 years in research and development organizations including nine years at SRI International. Before Claremont Graduate University, he was a professor at Stanford University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and Southern Methodist University. …

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