Biography
Bryant York, General Co-Chair, Tapia 2003

Dr. York, a retired professor of Computer Science and a 1963 graduate of the Boston Latin
School, earned the A.B. in mathematics from Brandeis University, the M.S. in management from
MIT, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts –
Amherst. He held industrial research positions at IBM Research and Digital Equipment
Corporation’s Artificial Intelligence Technology Center, as well as faculty positions at Boston
University, Northeastern University, and Portland State University. He is a co-founder of
several entities devoted to increasing diversity in computing, a former NSF program officer, and
an ACM Fellow. His current research interests include quantum computation and post-
quantum cryptography.