Picture of Dr. George Markowsky

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Ph.D. 1973 Harvard University, Mathematics
  • M.A. 1969 Harvard University, Mathematics
  • B.A. 1968 Columbia University, Mathematics

Office: 323 Computer Science Building
Phone: 1-573-341-6138

George Markowsky spent ten years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center where he served as Research Staff Member, Technical Assistant to the Director of the Computer Science Department, and Manager of Special Projects.

He came to the University of Maine as the first Chair of the Computer Science Department. He held that position from December 1983 until August 1989. He served as interim chair for the 1995-96 academic year. He served as Chair of Computer Science again from 1999-2004. During 2001-2003 he did double duty as the Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department. During 2004-2005 he was Dean of the American-Ukrainian Faculty at Ternopil National Economic University in Ukraine. In 2006-2007 he was Visiting Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology. He became Chair of the Computer Science Department again in 2008 and served in that capacity until the Department became part of the new School of Computing and Information Science at which time he became the Associate Director of the School.

He is currently Professor of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science & Technology. George Markowsky has published over 120 journal papers, book chapter, book reviews and conference papers on various aspects of Computer Science and Mathematics. He has written or edited 15 books and reports on various aspects of computing. He also holds a patent in the area of Universal Hashing.

His interests range from pure mathematics to the application of mathematics and computer science to biological problems. He has also built voice controlled and enhanced keyboard terminals for use by paralyzed individuals. He is very active in homeland security and is the director of the Missouri S&T Cyber Society Lab which focuses on the relationship between computing and society.