Professor Emeritus Glen Williams (1938-2016)

Image of Glen WilliamsDr. Glen Williams passed away on Sunday, April 3. He was 77 years old.

Williams received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He had many contributions to Texas A&M University, one of which was co-founding the computer science program. His teaching career, which spanned 41 years, began at Texas A&M in 1969.

He was also instrumental in the formation of the Qatar campus, which was established in 2003. He served as project director for several research projects, including Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Research with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division and development and Incorporation of the Texas A&M AUV Controller into the NUWC 21UUV with the Naval Underwater Warfare Center Division.

His research focused on computational mathematics, computer graphics systems, and scientific and engineering applications.

Williams was involved in several professional societies, such as Sigma Xi, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Among his many awards, Williams was honored with the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, the election to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Centennial Medal.

He had the opportunity to touch the lives of countless students, faculty and staff during his tenure at Texas A&M and he will be greatly missed.