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Dr. Raymond Greenlaw
Dr. Raymond Greenlaw
Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair
United States Naval Academy


Ray Greenlaw received a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College in 1983, and an MS and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He is a Research Scientist at Elbrys Networks, Inc. Ray is also the Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair in the Center for Cyber-Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Ray holds a visiting professorship at the University of Management and Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ray has won three Senior Fulbright Fellowships (Spain, Iceland, and Thailand), a Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), a Sasakawa Fellowship, and fellowships from Italy, Japan, and Spain. He has published over 20 books in the areas of complexity theory, graph theory, the Internet, parallel computation, networking, operating systems, theoretical Computer Science, the Web, and wireless. He is one of the world's leading experts on P-completeness theory. His books have been used in over 120 Computer Science and Information Technology programs in the US, as well as internationally, and have been translated into several languages. Ray has lectured throughout the world presenting over 215 invited talks. He served on the Executive Committee for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and was Chair of the Training Committee. His research papers have appeared in over 85 journals and conference proceedings. His research has been supported by the governments of Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US.

In 2003 Ray broke the world record for the fastest thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail by completing the 2,659-mile trail in 83 days. His book titled "The Fastest Hike" describes that epic journey. In 2011 Ray bicycled unsupported 3,477 miles crossing the USA in 36 days from Provincetown, MA to San Diego, CA. He completed a 400-mile RAAM qualifier in 23 hours of riding in November 2012. Ray raced RAAM in 2013 and finished the 2,962.4-mile ride in 12 days and 2 hours. Ray has run over 125 races, including the big four 100-mile runs, and completed many Ironman triathlons. He has climbed 6 of the world's 7 summits. He is a NAUI Dive Master. Ray has been to 49 of the United States, 72 of 77 provinces in Thailand, half of China's provinces, 107 countries, 7 continents, and many islands, including Aruba, Bali, Boracay, Bermuda, Cooks, Cozumel, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Galapagos, Guam, Half-Moon Bay Cay, Heimaey, Isla del Sol, Koh Nang Yuan, Livingstone, Magdelena, Maldives, New Zealand, Palau, Palawan, Pelelui, Reunion, Similian, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Tobago, and Yap, among others. He has traveled about 2,250,000 miles.

Speaking Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 2:50-3:45pm - A. On a University-Wide Required Cyber Security Class































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