Arthur Wetzel received his BA in chemistry from Thiel College in 1973. He did his Ph.D. work on genetic algorithms for combinatorial optimization at the Interdisciplinary Department of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor there during 1980 and 1981. From 1981 to 1983 he was a Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel New Jersey developing hardware description languages, compilers and simulation tools used for integrated circuit design in the Transmission Technology Department. In 1983 he joined Pixel Computer Inc. as a consulting engineer and became its Vice President of R&D in 1985. After returning to Pittsburgh in 1988 he worked within the Computing Services Department of Carnegie Mellon University until 1995 on projects including a port of the Mach Operating System and the image capture, compression, display and transmission components of the DEC/DARPA sponsored Mercury project. Serving as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh since 1988 he has taught a variety of courses on technical subjects for the Information Science and Telecommunications programs. He has also been active in consulting and is the author of the Aurora optical character recognition program which has been successful in converting difficult historical texts to computer form. Since September 1995 he has been with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center working on a number of biomedical image and data processing applications.

April 24, 1997