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Arthur I. Karshmer

Arthur I. Karshmer received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1978. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he accepted a position in the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where he was a Professor of Computer Science and Academic Department Head. In 2000, he moved to the University of South Florida where he was Professor and Founding Chairman of the Information Technology Department. Professor Karshmer now holds a position at the University of San Francisco.

Since receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Karshmer has spent a post-doctoral year at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as visiting positions at the University of York, England, The University of Pisa in Italy, Boston University and the University of Kaiserslautern in the Federal Republic of Germany. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, The United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T, the US Department of Education, The German Government and the European Community to name a few. Dr. Karshmer has also worked at the U.S. National Science Foundation as the program director for the Foundation's Program for Persons with Disabilities.

Professor Karshmer's research interests are in the fields of the operating system-architecture interface, metropolitan area networking and computer interfaces for the handicapped. He has published numerous papers in these domains and regularly gives papers and invited lectures in the U.S., Asia and Europe and South America.