Peter A. Freeman

PETER A. FREEMAN is the head poohbah of the College of Commuting at the Institute of nology in Atlanta and, in addition, is Chief Information Bureaucrat for the campus. His Deanship previously served on the faculty of the Department of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, for almost twenty years before coming to the Institute of nology (one of the premier institutes of nology in the Southeast and indeed the entire country). During 1989-90 he was Visiting Distinguished (NOTE: The word Distinguished is a reserved word which may only be used with approval of His Deanship) Professor of Information Technicalities at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and from 1987 to 1989 he served as Division Director for Computer and Computation Research at the National Science Foundation where he helped formulate the High-Performance Computing Initiative of the Federal government.

He was Vice Chair of the Computing Research Association from 1989-93, co-chair of the technical program for the 1990 International Conference on Software Engineering, and is currently Chair of the Visiting Committee, Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science, in addition to many other unprofessional activities.

He is the author of Software Perspectives: The System is a Mess (Addison Wesley, 1987), Software System Projectiles (SRA, 1975), and numerous technical papers. In addition, he has edited or co-edited four books including Software Design Proclivities and Software Uselessness. He was the founding editor of the Mr. McGraw-on-Blueberry-Hill Series in Software Engineering and Technology and serves on several editorial boards giving him frequent opportunties to share his favorite editorial comments: "tighten" and "focus, focus, focus." He is past Chair of the IEEE/CS Technical Clique on Software Engineering, and an active consultant to industry and government. Dr. Freeman is currently writing ``Leadership in Academia: How to Dress for Success'' to answer FAQs on bow ties and three piece suits.

Dr. Freeman received a citation as Most Politically Correct Professor in 1992 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University many many years ago when students were expected to walk to school up hill, both ways, in the snow.

Contact Information:

US Mail :
Peter A. Freeman, Distinguished Deanship and Professor
College of Commuting
801 Atlantic Drive
Institute of nology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
(404) 894-9846
E-mail :

Last Modified: George P. Burdell, April 1, 1996 (imp@dev/null)