Ray Greenlaw was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He has always enjoyed nature, mountains, and the sea. Ray's passion is traveling the world and his favorite place to go is Thailand. Ray took off for California at the age of 18 and received a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College in 1983. He then went up the west coast to get an MS in Computer Science in 1986 and a PhD in Computer Science in 1988 from the University of Washington. Ray is a professor, consultant, author, investor, and dive master. His main hobbies are playing guitar and singing, mountaineering, hiking, biking, running, scuba diving, and triathlons.
As of today, Ray is a Research Scientist for Elbrys Networks, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire designing mobile nutrition applications, the Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair in the Center for Cyber-Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and a member of the graduate faculty atChiang Mai University in Thailand; and a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the University of Management and Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ray's current teaching involves the area of cyber security.
Last year, Ray was a Professor of Computer Science at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia for 12 years. There he helped found the School of Computing (now in the College of Science and Technology) and served as its Dean for 6 years; during his time in administration, Ray hired 35 faculty and staff members. Prior to going to Armstrong Atlantic, he was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for 9 years. Ray also served on ABET's Executive Committee, Chair of their Training Committee, and as a Commissioner and Program Evaluator for many years.